How to Use All Your Produce
Every week I go to a market that has “Wild Wednesdays” which has nothing to do with cheap beers and sugary shooters and everything to do with super cheap produce that is going to go bad if they don’t mark it down to poor people prices. I always buy more than I need and have noticed a pattern that comes with trying to eat everything before it goes to waste.
Here is how you can use all your produce in one week:
1. Salads. Every Wednesday, I look at my grocery haul and vow to change my life. No piece of lettuce will go to waste because my life will now revolve around salad forever. I don’t mean childhood salads – iceberg, shredded carrot, baby tomato, RANCH AND CROUTONS. I mean a bed of kale and baby spinach topped with fresh blueberries, walnuts, and a homemade mustard dressing. The kind of salad that says “actually no, I don’t eat guacamole with my hands.”
2. Chips. When I get to a point where I will set a cabbage patch on fire if I have to look at another salad, I make green chips. Kale chips and brussels sprout chips. I like them because you can sprinkle whatever you want on there. Cayenne, garlic, popcorn seasoning, all the salt you have. I bet you could even coat them in barbecue sauce. It’s like Baked Lays, if they had a Baked Salad flavor.
3. Stir fry. Start to panic a little. Throw everything that’s semi-cookable into a pan with some EVOO. Half a red bell pepper, half a why the hell didn’t I just use that whole carrot, all of this when did I buy broccoli I don’t even like broccoli, a whole bunch of onion. Rice. Sriracha. Soy sauce. Egg. Done.
4. JUICE ALL THE THINGS. THROW IT IN THE GODDAMN JUICER, IT’S ALL ABOUT TO GO BAD AND I SPENT A DOLLAR FIFTY ON THAT JUMBO BAG OF CELERY BECAUSE SALAD. I DON’T CARE IF YOU PEE YOURSELF BLIND, THROW THAT ENTIRE GODDAMN BEET IN THERE. WHERE IS THE SPINACH? THAT 2 POUND BAG OF SPINACH WAS $4.99 AND I’M DEFINITELY GETTING MY MONEY’S WORTH. GRAB THE TUMS, SHIT’S ABOUT TO GET REAL.
And that’s how we don’t waste our food.July 10, 2013
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