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Too Many Veggies?

Posted 8/3/2016 6:37pm by Tim Livingstone.

We have recently had a couple of comments from people that they cannot use all the veggies in a week.

Did you know that veggies and meat can make an excellent meal even without rice or noodles or grains?  I actually find that I feel much better after eating a meal of vegetables and meat or eggs without milk, sugar, and flour.  

I've read that the working class people in the time of Queen Victoria lived mostly on a diet of vegetables, whole grains and some meat.  If you remove infant mortality which was higher at the time, an adult's life expectancy was the same as ours without all our modern medicines. 

In our family, if we have a surplus of vegetables or just crave a veggie meal, we simply put a pot of water on the stove and cut up everything into it.  We start with veggies like carrots, salad turnips, and potatoes which require more cooking.  We then throw in things like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower with peas and green or yellow beans last which will need the least cooking time.  Drain the water and add a little salt with butter if you like.  Add a sausage or steak from the grill and this makes a really good meal while using up a lot of veggies. 

Stir fries are another great way to use veggies in a very artistic and delicious manner.  Stir fries are generally faster too with a meal being ready in under 20 minutes.

If you just can't use them now, many veggies can be lightly steamed and frozen for later use.  Beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and peas all freeze really well and will be so good next winter.

Lastly remember that some veggies like cabbage, potatoes, and onions can store for a good long time so you don't have to feel any pressure to use them up within the week.  

If you have any questions or just need some ideas, feel free to email us what you have and we will help you with some ideas to use it.

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