Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Produce box - nom nom nom!
This year we have decided to get a weekly organic fruit and veg box delivered. I was soooooo excited when I received it last night. It was better than Christmas! Grumbles and I dove in, excited to see what seasonal produce lay therein.
There was: beetroot, an iceberg lettuce, french beans, mushrooms, broccoli, yellow squash, a bunch of spinach, a bunch of radishes, half a Jap pumpkin, loads of carrots, zucchini, at least a kilo of tomatoes, potatoes, cherries, plums, nectarines, bananas and apricots. What an awesome box!
But what to do with all this treasure? What I needed was a plan - a menu plan. So this morning I armed myself with my favourite recipe books, and came up with this list:
Breakfasts: Grated carrot, sliced tomato and avocado on wholemeal toast; vanilla poached apricots (see pic above) with greek yoghurt; mashed bananas and cinnamon on toast; muesli with fresh fruit; beany stew with cheese on toast.
Lunches: Either leftovers from the previous night, or soup and a salad sandwich. I always have soup in the freezer. At the moment there is curried pea and lettuce or minestrone to choose from. Such a good way to use up those sad veggies left lying around at the end of the week.
Wednesday - Spinach and mushroom crepes with green salad
Thursday - Curried bean and pumpkin veggie burgers, with coleslaw and crunchy potatoes
Friday - Jambalaya with mushrooms, and a garden salad
Saturday - Chilled coconut and carrot soup, followed by eye fillet with roasted oregano tomatoes and beetroot couscous
Sunday - Green bean, potato and carrot tostadas with refried beans and lime sour cream
Monday - Creamy broccoli pasta with garden salad
Tuesday - Zucchini, squash and ricotta filo roll with mashed pumpkin
The only thing that didn't find its way into a recipe are the radishes. Try as I might, I just can't warm to them. However, I have made a pledge to waste as little as possible this year, so I shall do the noble thing and... shove them into the Galumph's lunchbox. Shhhh - don't tell!