Friday, May 5, 2017

When Life Takes You to the Farm!

When life takes you to the farm, you get to veggie powered meal planning!
This morning I accompanied my daughter's Kindergarten class on a field trip to our local farm.  We came home with green onions, kohlrabi, beets, and carrots.  I already have quite a few veggies at home.  I knew that if I did not get to planning right away some would inevitably go to waste. Here's how I tackled the veggie powered meal planning!

1)  Check out Super Cook!
This website allows you to enter ingredients you have on hand and it searches for recipes with those very ingredients.  My first search yielded some great results!  Here are my selections from a long list of possibilities.  The site first lists recipes for which you have all of the ingredients, as you scroll down it will say the extra ingredients you need for other recipes. Quite often this includes pantry staples. so you may find quite a lot of recipes that would work for you.  
      Quick Carrot Beet Juice
      Easy Balsalmic Italian Beets
      Kohlrabi & Carrots
      Kohlrabi & Egg Noodles
      Roasted Kohlrabi

2)  Get a Plan for Leftover Ingredients.
I have not utilized my green onions yet.  I also know I have cauliflower to use up.  So, I delete all of my previous ingredients and focus on those instead.

I found some great Cauliflower recipes, however, Super Cook does not always have every food item. Case in point: green onions!  I entered green onions and nothing came up.  So, I head on over to Google to do a search where I found this great option:

Summing things up, Super Cook can help you quickly get some awesome recipes for random ingredients!