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What I did with yesterday’s Hungry Harvest

My Hungry Harvest yesterday was mostly vegetables.  In fact, I think the only fruit was a bag of large apricots and some kiwifruit.

Hungry Harvest veggies

This is fine, but I (and probably a lot of people!) find fruit to be a whole lot easier to eat than vegetables.

Not only is it sweet, it also requires almost zero prep to be delicious.

On the other hand, most vegetables needs to have something done to them.  Which makes me much more prone to wasting them.

So yesterday, I spent some time prepping my veggies so that I don’t end up composting them.

First, I made a salad with my kale, using this recipe from Gimme Oven. Verdict: pretty good, for a kale salad. 😉

kale salad

I tried this buttered leeks recipe to use up my leeks, and I’d say it’s just ok.  But I will probably manage to get through these now that they are prepped and cooked.

buttered leeks

I got a LOT of carrots in this week’s box, so I made a jar of carrot cake overnight oats.

(I use regular milk instead of almond milk, though.)

overnight carrot oats

carrot cake oats

I used more of the carrots to make a batch of roasted carrots.  SO GOOD.

easy roasted carrots

I cut up the rest of the carrots to eat raw, along with one of the cucumbers.


I cooked the corn and cut it off the cob for use in quesadillas tonight.

corn off the cob

So, that means I prepped/cooked all the veggies except these guys.

Hungry Harvest veggies

The asparagus is easy to saute with dinner and the cucumber will probably just get sliced and eaten raw.

The green peppers? Lisey and I can be depended upon to cook those to go in scrambled egg burritos.

So, I’m feeling pretty good about my odds of using every last bit of this up. Yay!

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Friday 14th of June 2019

I just got an email this week that Hungry Harvest will start delivering to my area (Charlotte, NC) this fall [insert big smile emoji]!! I’ve been on their waiting list for well over a year, maybe two, based on your recommendation. Thank you!


Saturday 15th of June 2019

Yay! So exciting.


Friday 14th of June 2019

Leeks sauteed in butter with a splash of heavy cream (not fattening at all ahem), but delicious!!


Thursday 13th of June 2019

We grow literally hundreds of leeks every summer, as they are very expensive here in Fairbanks. Leek pie is a winner, as is leek au gratin.


Thursday 13th of June 2019

Roasted carrots is the only way I like to eat cooked carrots. Have you tried roasting or grilling asparagus??? SO good.

I've always loved green peppers so I'm surprised to see so many commenters don't care for them. I almost always get ours from our garden so maybe they are sweeter that way???

I think you did a great job with your veggies. I'm with you--fruit is definitely favored over veggies!


Thursday 13th of June 2019

Yep, grilled asparagus is great!

And yes. Fruit is just way, way easier. And sweeter. ;)


Thursday 13th of June 2019

Leek and goat cheese tart is FABULOUS!

And I LOVE the cucumber, feta, pearl couscous salad with lemon vinaigrette from Budget Bytes.

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