Veggies = wealth

When there are enough veggies in the house, abundance is my frame of mind

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[reposted from my personal journal/blog thingy]

I was feeling veggie-poor, as a result of days of being in too much pain to deal with much food-wise (shopping, cooking, etc.). Had a decent afternoon yesterday, though, so I went and bought $20 worth of produce. At our store, that’s a LOT of produce. I got:

Two big heads of cauliflower (2.7 lbs)
A head of romaine
A big bell pepper (2/3 lb)
A stalk of celery
2 lbs onions
A big bunch of scallions
Half a pound of shiitakes
Two big knobs (almost a pound) of lotus root
1.29 lbs roma tomatoes
4 big navel oranges for 70 cents!
Two heads of garlic
A small (.75 lb) head of cabbage
2 lbs carrots
2 medium oro blancos (kind of like a sweet grapefruit)
2 lbs comice pears
2+ lbs fuji apples
3+ lbs yukon gold potatoes

I came home from the store sore but happy. Made a big stir-fry of a little pork and a ton of veggies. Had an apple and an orange with breakfast. Ate the leftover lotus root just now (I’m the only one who likes it). And I’m about to take a massive tray of roasted cauliflower out of the oven.

I’m RICH, I tell ya!

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Author: Serene

I run The Mom Food Project, which was born out of love for my mom and a desire to preserve the recipes of my childhood, which didn't actually exist in written form until I quizzed my mom and wrote the recipes down.

9 thoughts on “Veggies = wealth”

  1. My younger son made roasted cauliflower (also with some Romanesco broccoli, chickpeas, green beans, and cabbage) last night. I got a big bag of potatoes on sale, and ought to roast some of that myself with some mushrooms, peppers, onions, and garlic.

    1. Yum. My very fave roasted-veggie mix: beets, onions, carrots, potatoes (optional). We call it “roasted roots” around here, and I could eat it every day.

    1. You know, I’m with you. I think what happens is I get all wintry and stop cooking, so I end up eating trashy stuff for a couple of weeks, and then I just NEED VEGGIES RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW!! :-)

    1. Sure, and I can make you some next time you’re here. It’s hmm… firm even after cooking, so that it makes not quite the crunch of water chestnut but similar. The taste is, and I don’t mean this in a yucky way, not dissimilar from undercooked potato. Anyway, it’s a starchy veggie, but it’s *gorgeous*.

    1. Thank you! I love your blog so much. When you’re all huge and famous, I expect to be telling people, “I rode in a bus to a big party with Mary one time; she was awesome.” :-)

  2. I love the thought of veggies and fruit making you feel rich. That’s awesome! Lotus is fabulous looking, never ever seen it before. Penny Worthy for sure!

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