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Please give me a recipe (or two!) that uses up as many as possible of these: courgettes, butternut squash, broad beans, radishes, carrots, pak choi, potatoes, spring onions, tomatoes

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franch Sun 13-Jul-08 10:37:47

The first 4 items are the oldest so really need using up.

I guess I could do soup but am not a huge soup eater so other tasty ideas would be gratefully received

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 13-Jul-08 10:48:39

courgettes - you can use a peeler and make ribbons - then marinate in lemon, garlic and olive oil.

Also you could make a kind of ratatouille with the tomatoes, courgettes and spring onions. That would freeze well.

butternut squash soup or roasted or roast and then puree with herbs for a pasta sauce.

broadbeans - blanch and freeze or risotto (with the spring onions)

radishes - make earrings

pak choi I only know about stirfrying or you could shred finely with the carrots and spring onion for a coleslaw.

potatoes - put in paperbag and put in garage or somewhere cool to make them last longer.

franch Sun 13-Jul-08 10:56:41

Thanks kitten - I was kind of hoping to combine more of them into a single recipe but your ideas are probably more realistic! Many thanks.

fircone Sun 13-Jul-08 11:05:41

if you put vegetable box recipes, uk into google (can't remember exact name of site and I'm useless at doing links) up comes a site with lots of good recipes for vegetables.

I'm doing a courgette thing this evening as I have a glut of them. Riverford box scheme also have recipes on their website, but they are often a bit complicated and rather off the wall.

EffiePerine Sun 13-Jul-08 11:09:23

You could do spicy potatoes and buttenut squash with broad beans and spring onions - think that would be quit nice. Paroil pots and squash then fry with spring onions and spices. Add broad beans near the en, maybe with a bit of liquid.

EffiePerine Sun 13-Jul-08 11:10:09

then bung everything else in a salad (I like pak choi uncooked)

franch Sun 13-Jul-08 12:32:42

thanks fircone will try that now

that sounds lovely effie. How long to parboil new pots & squash do you think?

EffiePerine Sun 13-Jul-08 12:39:16

Have no idea - squash prob longer than potatoes (I give potatoes about 10 mins to parboil). Or you could roast the squash instead. I'm a v approximate cook I'm afraid.

PenelopePitstops Sun 13-Jul-08 12:44:01

vegetarian lasagne

franch Sun 13-Jul-08 12:44:37

thanks effie, and penelope

falcon Sun 13-Jul-08 16:09:52

Vegetable crumble?

Several of those you listed could be used in that.

franch Sun 13-Jul-08 16:36:43

Which veg would you use and do you have a good recipe?

kidsrus Sun 13-Jul-08 16:51:23

Put all your veg in a oven try drizzle with veg oil,balsamic vinegar and honey.
put in the oven at 180 for 20-30 mins until soft and browning then serve with fresh bread and a choice of meat.
Delicious

you could add a clove of garlic or 2

Cod Sun 13-Jul-08 16:56:00

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franch Sun 13-Jul-08 17:08:00

Thanks kids, & Cod - both sound lovely

falcon Sun 13-Jul-08 21:30:26

I've used this recipe for vegetable crumble, www.ivillage.co.uk/food/tools/recipefinder/display_recipe/0,,6073,00.html

It's so good.

You can substitute the veg you don't have with those you do but I'd use the courgettes,carrots,potatoes and squash, and add the spring onions to the sauce.

falcon Sun 13-Jul-08 21:31:41

I've used this recipe for vegetable crumble, www.ivillage.co.uk/food/tools/recipefinder/display_recipe/0,,6073,00.html

It's so good.

You can substitute the veg you don't have with those you do but I'd use the courgettes,carrots,potatoes and squash, and add the spring onions to the sauce.

I'd also add an ounce of oats as it makes for a tastier, crunchier topping.

fishie Sun 13-Jul-08 21:36:24

i think you need to re-order your list, some will keep better than others.

broad beans, pak choi, courgettes - eat now.
radish, spring onions, tomatoes - in next few days
squash, carrots, potatoes - will keep for WEEKS.

WilfSell Sun 13-Jul-08 21:37:21

Roast the butternut squash, carrots and courgettes with lots of olive oil and garlic

with the rest make up a kind of mad nicoise salad type thing? I'd eat it, would be lovely?

sis Sun 13-Jul-08 21:37:59

a lot of them could be used to liven up couscous.

franch Tue 15-Jul-08 07:22:01

Thanks all - falcon I did the Dinner Lady's veg crumble with the courgettes, butternut squash, broad beans, carrots, and spring onions - delicious.

Stirfried the pak choi with sesame oil, soy sauce and pine nuts (didn't have cashews!)

Just got to use up the radishes, potatoes and tomatoes now which is easy enough

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