My Must-Have Veggies!

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I am often asked what veggies to buy, so I’m writing this post to tell you all about my favorite veggies! These are what I always have on hand at home (and at work in my commercial kitchen!)

I can’t talk about shopping with gushing over my favorite store ever, Market Basket! If you get a chance click on the link above, and see how the employees and shoppers stood up for their CEO and demanded his return to the company when he was ousted! It’s an amazing story. (They buy a lot of their produce from local farms and when they were on strike, Whole Foods snatched it up and charged 4 times as much!) 

So, my love of Market Basket started way back when in 1997 when I first moved to New England. I was living in Concord, NH and noticed immediately that the both the selection and the prices were amazing. It continues to this day and each time I go, I love it even more. I can even get Umeboshi Vinegar at the store in Brockton, MA!

But I will stop swooning about Market Basket, and get down to business. These are my staple veggies.

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  • Red and Green Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Red and Yellow Onions
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Red Radishes
  • Daikon
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Fresh Basil
  • Garlic
  • Avocado
  • Jalapenos, Serrano, or Habanero Peppers
  • Limes

I like to use kale in place of lettuce, and cabbage is pretty much my favorite veggie ever. I also buy frozen peas, frozen corn, shelled edamame, and frozen mixed veggie. When frozen cauliflower and broccoli is on sale ($.99/lb.) I usually stock up on that as well.

I like to prepare my veggies in a variety of ways so I don’t get sick of them.

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Daikon, Carrot, Onion, Tumeric, Jalapeno Pickles
  • Raw
  • Roasted
  • Grilled
  • Steamed
  • Spiralized
  • Sauteed
  • Massaged
  • Soups/Stews

 

 

 

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Homemade Italian Sausage (seitan) and Kale
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Asian Fusion Chickpea & Daikon Stew
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Warrior Bowl

What are some of your staples?

 

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