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  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,852Member Member Posts: 2,852Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Produce friends, what kind of vegetables do you like to mix with pasta? I want to do a butter/parmesan pasta mix with vegetables for lunch this week. Thinking of starting with broccoli florets for ease, but want to change it up because I have that a lot.

    Do you own a zoodler? :)
    If you do zoodle any veggie you like into the real pasta without cooking. I would recommend kohlrabi for what you are planning.

    That's a great idea! I do have a zoodler, and have partaken in zoodles before. I think I've seen kohirabi in my grocery store, I'm going tonight so I'll take a look.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,852Member Member Posts: 2,852Member Member
    Produce friends, what kind of vegetables do you like to mix with pasta? I want to do a butter/parmesan pasta mix with vegetables for lunch this week. Thinking of starting with broccoli florets for ease, but want to change it up because I have that a lot.

    @RelCanonical Hi!

    Oooh butter Parm- how about mushrooms and roasted Brussels sprouts?
    I love baby carrots with anything and butter! And some yellow peppers?

    Autumn is imminent- a nice end of season pasta primavera - or I guess it would be called pasta l’autunno ☺️ - maybe some sliced squash, butter and onions!

    Saw some awesome recipes here- https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.self.com/gallery/pasta-recipes-with-vegetables/amp

    The one with orecchiette, greens, yam and pumpkin seeds look worth a try!

    🥬

    Oooh, I actually have some brussels sprouts, I'll give that a try. Squash sounds super good too! I love a good spaghetti squash, but any kind is delicious. I'm only avoiding onions because I don't want to smell up the office too much, lol. Thank you for the link!
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 11,875Member Member Posts: 11,875Member Member
    Produce friends, what kind of vegetables do you like to mix with pasta? I want to do a butter/parmesan pasta mix with vegetables for lunch this week. Thinking of starting with broccoli florets for ease, but want to change it up because I have that a lot.

    Some I like:

    Roasted cauliflower and garlic, especially with orzo, maybe add a little grated parm.

    Black beans, sweet corn, red peppers, onions with pretty much anything.

    Winter squash baked mac & cheese (moderate cheese works, some fromage blanc or plain Greek yogurt or ricotta can be a good add). Fresh sage leaves are a nice flavor touch.

    With something thin (angel hair, thin fettuccine) especially soy or edamame and thin: Peanut sauce (peanut butter powder, chile sauce, rice vinegar, optionally other seasonings), either edible-pod peas or regular green peas, and add finely chopped sweet onions raw before serving.

    ETA: The peanut version is good cold with maybe less/no chile sauce, maybe a little more vinegar, and thin-sliced cucumber in addition to peas.
    edited September 3
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,822Member Member Posts: 6,822Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Produce friends, what kind of vegetables do you like to mix with pasta? I want to do a butter/parmesan pasta mix with vegetables for lunch this week. Thinking of starting with broccoli florets for ease, but want to change it up because I have that a lot.

    Do you own a zoodler? :)
    If you do zoodle any veggie you like into the real pasta without cooking. I would recommend kohlrabi for what you are planning.

    That's a great idea! I do have a zoodler, and have partaken in zoodles before. I think I've seen kohirabi in my grocery store, I'm going tonight so I'll take a look.

    If you want to add anything whole like broccoli or cauliflower etc. make sure to roast them first. Roasted veggies have sooooo much flavour.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 1,977Member Member Posts: 1,977Member Member
    Produce friends, what kind of vegetables do you like to mix with pasta? I want to do a butter/parmesan pasta mix with vegetables for lunch this week. Thinking of starting with broccoli florets for ease, but want to change it up because I have that a lot.

    @RelCanonical Hi!

    Oooh butter Parm- how about mushrooms and roasted Brussels sprouts?
    I love baby carrots with anything and butter! And some yellow peppers?

    Autumn is imminent- a nice end of season pasta primavera - or I guess it would be called pasta l’autunno ☺️ - maybe some sliced squash, butter and onions!

    Saw some awesome recipes here- https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.self.com/gallery/pasta-recipes-with-vegetables/amp

    The one with orecchiette, greens, yam and pumpkin seeds look worth a try!

    🥬

    Yum! All of your ideas sound good! And I don’t even like pasta. Lol
    edited September 3
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 3,870Member Member Posts: 3,870Member Member
    Produce friends, what kind of vegetables do you like to mix with pasta? I want to do a butter/parmesan pasta mix with vegetables for lunch this week. Thinking of starting with broccoli florets for ease, but want to change it up because I have that a lot.

    A Sicilian classic is pasta a la Norma. Tomatoes and aubergine. I do the aubergines in the air fryer.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2016/jun/16/how-to-cook-the-perfect-pasta-alla-norma

    If it is just veg/butter/parmesan I would do roast or stir fried green asparagus.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 3,933Member Member Posts: 3,933Member Member
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    Also a beautiful box of figs for just £3!! Baked figs and goats cheese and a huge salad with the stunning tomatoes and other bits and pieces I bought on my dinner menu now!

    Might have to have some samphire as a starter because I’m not sure it’ll go with the figs too well! 😂

    Curious...How big a box of figs was this?...(the amount you paid would be about $4 Canadian). My locale store sells for $1.00 (Cnd) each...ug
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 486Member Member Posts: 486Member Member
    There’s 10 figs in the box. So that’s 30p per fig. I’d have to check but I think we’d normally pay around £1 per fig here, which is why I snapped up a box when I saw it 😋😋
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,822Member Member Posts: 6,822Member Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
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    Also a beautiful box of figs for just £3!! Baked figs and goats cheese and a huge salad with the stunning tomatoes and other bits and pieces I bought on my dinner menu now!

    Might have to have some samphire as a starter because I’m not sure it’ll go with the figs too well! 😂

    Curious...How big a box of figs was this?...(the amount you paid would be about $4 Canadian). My locale store sells for $1.00 (Cnd) each...ug

    Yea, thats cheap. Maybe cause Greece is closer to UK than Canada? We get them here small golf ball size at $9/dozen or beautiful double that size for $3 each. I prefer the latter by far.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 486Member Member Posts: 486Member Member
    Oh I’d definitely usually pay a whole lot more! It must have been a special purchase or someone added a couple of extra zeros on the order form and they needed to shift them fast!

    Right place, right time for once - there were only 3 boxes left in the stack when I grabbed mine! 😂
  • suzyjmcd2suzyjmcd2 Posts: 176Member Member Posts: 176Member Member
    Produce friends, what kind of vegetables do you like to mix with pasta? I want to do a butter/parmesan pasta mix with vegetables for lunch this week. Thinking of starting with broccoli florets for ease, but want to change it up because I have that a lot.

    Zucchini ribbons or noodles, spaghetti squash, and roasted or sautéed eggplant.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 3,870Member Member Posts: 3,870Member Member
    Kakiage to dip into miso soup and california hand rolls.
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  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,822Member Member Posts: 6,822Member Member
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    Stolen idea of zucchini, cottage cheese and pistachios - put them over spinach and arugula with salt and pepper and sumac. Heirloom tomato salad. Perfect Sunday meal after a hot day of yard work!

    Pro tip, make balsamic reduction (basically simmer a cup of balsamic to half cup volume) and then drizzle on those perfect tomatoes.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 1,225Member Member Posts: 1,225Member Member
    I finally found okra but it's frozen. Any easy tips on how to make it? I usually roast vegetables when trying them for the first time but am worried about the slime factor. Any advice would be appreciated, I'm hoping this will end up being another veggie I like.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,822Member Member Posts: 6,822Member Member
    Go back few pages here. Explained in detail. Basically just roast them at 425F from frozen. Beautiful.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 1,225Member Member Posts: 1,225Member Member
    Thank you Tomek! I went through old posts but couldn't find it. I'll try roasting.
  • amckholmesamckholmes Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Gotta love farmers markets.

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    Where is this? I too live in the GTA so would love to know if it’s anywhere near me!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 6,822Member Member Posts: 6,822Member Member
    amckholmes wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Gotta love farmers markets.

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    Where is this? I too live in the GTA so would love to know if it’s anywhere near me!

    Milton.
    They shut down Main St. and its a farmers market weekend mornings.
    edited September 10
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