This is what I made with all my beautiful veg:
♔ A delicious salad inspired by Jennifer from milk and honey. My version of the recipe is here, for this I used half of the broccoli from my box.
♔ A super tasty asparagus-broccoli quiche. Oh and it’s topped with marinated feta. Recipe here!
♔ Antipasti courgette roll-ups filled with cream cheese and sweetcorn, in a tomato sauce topped with marinated feta. Recipe here.
♔ Moonblush (Cherry) Tomatoes (recipe here). These were supposed to go into the salad, but since that changed, we had them in a halloumi wrap that was served with spicy rice (similar to the one at Nandos).
♔ Salad. I smothered it in an avocado-jalapeno dressing and had it with some green pepper in a wrap. Butterhead lettuce, my actually favourite kind of lettuce, used up (no photo, sorry)
♔ Roasted beetroot, carrot and red onions with cumin. This was surprisingly tasty, thank you for the idea Anthea! Unsurprisingly, I had it in a wrap (needed to use them up, I don’t actually live on wraps) with some greek yoghurt and marinated feta. NOM.
♔ Delightful fennel pasta. I have to say I was super surprised how tasty this was. The recipe is from here. I had it without basil, because my basil decided to be an absolute let-down and be mouldy after only two days (again, no photo sorry!)
So here’s my first blogpost reporting back what I did with all the lovely things I had in my veg box last week and how it went in general. Having made it into a challenge and blogging about it actually really helped me to force myself to use everything up. For example, whilst I had made a food plan for this week, I didn’t think the order through properly. One of our dinners should have been the butterhead lettuce with an avocado-jalapeno-buttermilk dressing, halloumi etc etc. BUT I was so focused on waiting to have it when the avocado had reached perfect ripeness, that I forgot that lettuce doesn’t last forever. So when I realised, that it already wasn’t looking its prettiest on Tuesday, I decided to just have it for lunch in a simpler version instead… I would have definitely thrown it away otherwise (I’m not proud of it, but it’s true), since I’m not a big fan of lettuce at the best of times, and quite picky with things that have gone past there best before date, if it wasn’t for knowing that I’d be annoyed to have to report back, that I threw 1 veg away.
And this post my friends I think shows that I actually made great use of everything. I’m actually very happy with how the first week went. As I said before I used up more than I probably would have otherwise, and I put in a lot more effort to make it interesting (to a big part thanks to people giving great tips), and I think it paid off. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every single one of those dishes. For everything that’s actually a recipe, I’ll post recipes on here next week (hopefully). How did you get on with your veg, what did you make?