Ms Betterhome

Farmer direct veggie experiment: Week One
May 5, 2010, 12:09 am
Filed under: CSA, food, Uncategorized, vegan eating | Tags: ,

Hello to visitors from Sydney Food Connect!

There were are few changes to the box, and we wound up with: oranges, bananas, limes & kiwis, plus a bunch of gai lan, a small cos lettuce, some potatoes, a small butternut pumpkin, 2 ears of corn, half a swede (!), a medium sized beetroot with greens, 2 zucchini & 2 cucumbers.

I was *very* happy to see the pumpkin was whole – it can wait on the shelf for a while!

Anyway, to the cooking & eating part – last night we had stirfried tofu, gai lan, zucchini, mushrooms & hokkien noodles in veggie ‘oyster’ sauce – delish.

Today’s lunch was going to be roast veg & tofu (leftover from Sunday) plus grains, but I have switched it to a roast veggie salad to make use of the cos.

Planned dinner menus for the next couple of days:

Wednesday: Corn fritters (fresh corn mixed in a chickpea flour batter & pan-fried) with salad (ie avocado, cos & cucumber), blackbeans, & salsa.

Thursday: Chickpea cutlets, mixed roast root veg (cubed beetroot, swede, sweet potato, pumpkin, potato) & salad.

We’ll be away on the weekend, so Friday’s dinner will be ‘whatever needs to be cooked up’. I want to make sure all the perishable stuff gets eaten first. I’ll make a slow-cooker soup to use the beetroot greens & other bits & pieces, and portion it up for the freezer.


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I’d love to see a photo or two. You get such interesting stuff in your box compared to mine here in the desert. gai lan? swede? Your dinners look great.

Comment by Tammy McLeod

Thanks Tammy, will try & remember to take a picture next week. It did cross my mind when we were unpacking, but it had been a long day…

Comment by msbetterhomes

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