Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vegetable Crazy

The thing about having a CSA is that you get a lot of veggies.  Every week.  And while I like to come up with creative things to do or try out recipes that have been on my list for awhile, sometimes time and motivation are lacking.



Enter:  the stir fry.  Or is it just simply sauteed vegetables?  I don't know the difference.  Coming back from a weekend out of town I had 3 peppers, onions, corn,  CSA zucchini and swiss chard.  After chopping everything up, dinner came together in a snap.  Heat up some oil in a large pan/wok, add veggies based on their cooking time (peppers and onions first, then zucchini, then swiss chard, garlic and corn), some herbs/seasonings (this time there was white pepper, thyme, and fresh basil), and cannellini beans for some staying power and dinner's on the table! Delicious, full of flavor, and even pretty to look at ;)




Another one of my favorite things to do with vegetables is to roast them.  (No surprise there!)  This time I roasted carrots, zucchini and summer squash from my CSA with onions, eggplant, and green pepper.  While those were in the oven I cooked up some wheat berries.  When the veggies and wheat berries were done, I tossed those with some pecorino toscano and enjoyed it for lunch!



The bottom line is that you can use whatever you hand in order to create a delicious, nutritious meal!  Any myriad of vegetables will work in either preparation, can be combined with your favorite grain, vary up the protein you use, and try different cheeses!   The possibilities are endless :)

11 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

A stir-fry is probably one of my FAVORITE ways to use up leftover ingredients. Each time, the dish is a little different but always equally delicious!

Erica said...

Stir fry is totally my go to meal. Its easy and always delicious. Plus you really can throw in whatever you have on hand. mmm mm. I bet this was awesome with all those fresh veggies!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

These kinds of meals save me when I'm lazy - especially with a CSA this year (as do lots and lots salads). I need to eat wheat berries more!

Megan said...

I need to do this with some zucchini and tomatoes I have leftover from another recipe.

Elizabeth said...

I love the look of that wheatberry salad. I love cold salads in the summer

Maris (In Good taste) said...

Colorful, vibrant and so healthy!

Joanne said...

Story of my life. except I usually throw in some wheatberries and call it a grain salad!

brandi said...

agreed! i made a stir fry earlier this year with cabbage, leeks, broccoli, green onions, brown rice and seasonings and topped it with eggs. So good and easy! :)

Jess said...

I have veggie loaded stir fries or pastas at least a couple times a week. So good.

Kerstin said...

Wheatberries! I've never tried them and I even have some that I never used, how horrible is that? I need to dig them out! Looks like the perfect ways to use up all your veggies :)

Elina (Russian Bites) said...

The only thing that's missing is goat cheese! :)

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