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Yay, my first shipment of organic food arrived!

Included in the box:

- 2 GIANT leeks
- 2 apples (fugi)
- 2 apples (granny)
- 2 pears
- 2 tangerines
- broccoli
- 4 fingerling potatoes
- 1 onion
- 2 turnips
- Italian kale
- collard greens
- garlic
- radishes
- fresh parsley


I also added on:

- rice milk
- tofu

Certainly not a bad batch for the $27 I paid (and for mostly locally grown and all organic produce? Rawk. Not to mention the convenience of having it brought to me and not having to shop - HAAATE shopping!! I haaaates it!!!) The tofu and rice milk were additional, but not more than I would have spent at a store for them.

So now I have some stuff that I know what to do with (like fruits and potatoes) but I have never prepared turnips in my life (possibly never eaten one). I also never would have known the kale if they weren't labled, and have never held a raw collard green in my life. (I may have tried a bit of them once.) I'm quite excited about the possibilities and knowing that I'll at least get SOME fruits and veggies into me, vs the almost none I have been getting (I have been doing my grocery shopping at Target since the grocery store by my work moved away, which was in April) and... well.... I need some suggestions.

I hate cooking, for the most part, and like things that are super easy, preferably take only one pan/dish to make.

I also had to do some swift looking up as to how to even STORE the things. Now it's past my bedtime and I have to baggy stuff up and stuff.

Not overly familiar with rice milk, either. I use soy the majority of the time (I can actually get a chilled carton at Target, in two flavors!) but haven't felt like the "soy" taste. Regular milk disgusts the hell out of me, and I won't drink it solo - sure, I'll have it in a latte or somesuch, and other dairy products like cheese (which is gross, but I can get past it for some reason and rarely eat that as it is) and ice cream.

Wow, I'm loving the parentheses today.

It's so bedtime.

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kittytreats
Dec. 18th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
I make a lot of chili. I put a can of chili beans, a can of chopped tomatoes, chop up potatoes, onions and cook on the stove in a dutch oven. I also throw meat in it but it can be good without it :) Also add some spices like a table spoon of chili powder & garlic XD The thing lasts me a good week for two people.

Your stuff sounds really good, I'm kinda new at cooking too lol. I've been trying to make a lot of stuff out of red potatoes because they are cheap, last long and are good for you! Roasted herb potatoes are good MMmmm, some virgin olive oil, herbs of whatever you want, potatoes and roast in oven for about 45min or more depending on brown you want them.

I never tried turnips! You gotta post your experiments :) haha I just try not to think about how milk & cheese is processed >.
typsie
Dec. 18th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Ooooh, you can use the turnip in mashed potatoes! just peel it and cut it up like you would a potato, and then boil and mash them together. :)
faetal
Dec. 18th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
I've been LOVING kale recently actually... I wash it, stem it, chop it and add it where i would cabbage..in stirfries, or just in any hot application where it'll have a few minutes to cook... its good in soup (I hear) it'd be great mixed in with spaghetti sauce... I LOVE IT with peanut sauce and noodles and carrots..


collards are more tricky, I like to cook them with pork (I know you're probably not feeling the meats much these days, but bacon and collards!!! ) and I really like to CREAM them, like when I baked them (after washing, stemming and chopping like most greens..) with cream and some cheese and some bacon and some chopped onions.. OMG SO TASTY.

I've never cooked turnips before either! I wonder if I'll get some next week (we get it every other week and this week was an off week)

by the way, ALLRECIPES is your best friend, just try to find recipes that are well rated with lots of different reviewers...

and if you get stumped, you can always call me.

ignusfaatus
Dec. 18th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
some people like turnips mashed like tatoes or into tatoes.

i like them in soup.

i like greens steamed with a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar and garlic salt
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