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I went crazy with vegetables. What do I do with them now?

Mr Taster | | Jan 26, 2007 02:09 PM

Hi Hounds--- I'm trying to eat a little healthier, cooking more at home, avoiding eating so much meat. I went a little nutty at the market over the past few days and now find myself with a fridge full of veggies that I have no idea how to cook.

Here's my inventory... can you give me some suggestions on what I should make? I should tell you that my fiancee is Taiwanese, and as such has a bias against eating raw veggies. (She prefers pan fried.)

The only rules are that I'd like to use as many veggies as possible... maybe I could make some of them into a flavorful stock? I've never made a veggie stock before, but I have had great luck making chicken stocks. What would you suggest?

I was thinking we could probably make a delicious chinesey dish of bok choy and shiitake mushrooms, but I have no idea how to make a sauce for it.

Also, I'm not opposed to adding other ingredients, but if it is meat I would prefer to stick with chicken and fish.

Lastly, I've marked with a ** those veggies which are getting a little sweaty and that I should probably use right away.


2 shallots
TJ's "Emperors New Cloves" (funny little 1-clove garlic bulbs)
Sliced lotus root
** diced onions
yellow and orange pepper
** Fresh herbs (Rosemary, mint, sage, thyme, marjoram)
Shiitake mushrooms (package of 8)
3 heads baby bok choy
1/2 bag arugula
TJ's "fresh harvest medley" (cubed mix of raw yam. butternut squash and turnip)
bag of carrots
** bag of celery
1/2 bag diced stir fry veggies (bok chow, sugar snaps, snow peas)
** small box of fresh red currants, which are too sour to eat straight

Thanks 'hounds!

Mr Taster
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