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Old 06-02-2007, 09:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So, went the farmstand for a playdate with my friend who owns it and she sent me home with two whole bags of veggies.

But, I'm so out of ideas - I need some help.

Here's what's left:

2 heads lettuce
spinach
bok choy
2 big bags of baby broccoli
snap peas
scallions

We did have two things of spinach and another bag of broccoli that I've already used, but I can't figure out what to do with the rest of this stuff.

I'm going to the grocery today, so I'll be able to pick up some extras, if need be.

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Old 06-02-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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We've been drowning in greens here, too, between our CSA and my mom's garden.

I sauteed spinach and chard together last week as a side dish. It was really good. You could make a big salad out of the lettuce, with the scallions and snap peas in it. Top with mandarin oranges, chicken (or not), and some sort of Asian/ginger dressing.

Stir fry the broccoli and spinach and bok choy together. Put them in a thai curry. (Moosewood simple suppers has a great one. It is very flexible as to the ingredients. Sometimes I use curry paste--red or green--instead of hte powder. It's very flexible. http://www.recipelink.com/cookbooks/...9609122_2.html )

Cream of broccoli soup. Broccoli and/or spinach quiche. Omelets with spinach. Giada has a fabulous pasta with broccoli dish. It's simple, but fabulous. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._33941,00.html
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The broccoli, snap peas and spinach can be frozen if you need time to think
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i always steam or sautee my leftover veggies at the end of the week, add some olive oil, sea salt and herbs, lemon and mix with pasta for a great pasta primavera. some veggies work better than others for this, but it can't hurt to try some that aren't traditionaly italian as they may become your favorites...
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