Monday, May 23, 2011

Organic Veggie Box challenge

Organic Fruit and Veg are a bit of a luxury for a growing family like ours. I always try to snap up any deals on home delivered produce as it's a considerable saving on regular prices. The box above was half price at $39.

Just how far can we get on this box and what meals did I make:

1. Vegetable and Chick Pea Tagine w/ cous cous

Using the pumpkin, parsnip, potatoes, celery and onions.
Supplemented by other veggies and chick peas.
Herbs from the garden.

2. Huge Thick Pumpkin Soup

That takes care of the remaining pumpkin and carrot.
Some onions and celery in here too.
Made 4 litres of delicious pumpkin soup.
Flavoured with bay leaf, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

3. Creamy Parsnip and Potato Bake
4 potatoes, the remaning parsnip, sweet little onions with herbs from the garden.
A bit of veggie stock, a splash of cream and some grated cheese.
A firm favourite!

4. Quick Waldorf Salad

A great quick lunch with celery, green apple and walnuts. Dressed simply with lemon juice, organic olive oil, salt and pepper. Will have to make it again to get a picture!

We ate the gorgeous broccoli steamed over 3 meals. The carrots were munched up as carrot sticks. It really was great produce.

So that's it! All that remains are a few celery sticks and half a kilo of onions. There's 2 litres of pumpkin soup in the freezer too. Yum!

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