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All Things Veg!

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Back in April a reader asked us to share ways to prepare vegetables so that our families would actually eat them! So, we put the question to all of you! The result is a cookbook your whole family will love! Read More

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Back in April a reader asked us to share ways to prepare vegetables so that our families would actually eat them! So, we put the question to all of you! The result is a cookbook your whole family will love!

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Veggie Tasting Party Winners!

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Sorry to keep you all in such suspense!  We have reviewed the scores and are ready to announce the winners of our Veggie Tasting Party!!!!

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For those just joining us, back in April we were asked by a reader, ““Would you write a series about vegetables? A ‘How to cook them so people will eat them’ type of series.”  

Rather than just answering with our families’ recipes, we put the question to all of you!  Throughout the month of April y’all submitted your very own, family-tested-and-loved, favorite veg forward recipes.  Our agreement was that we would cook them all, have our husbands, children, and friends taste and judge in a blind taste-test.  You were so generous with your culinary delights that we had one day, in fact, just a few hours, actually, to cook 26 veggie recipes!  Everything from Brussels Sprouts to Turnips!  From Tomatoes to Carrots!  From Kale to Okra!  Add a few bottles of lovely wine and a some locally brewed beer and we had a true foodie party on our hands!

It took two tables to hold everything!

It took two tables to hold everything!

But what fun!  You can see more pictures of the food and mayhem here: Food Revolution Day Tasting Party!

From the 26 recipes we have chosen the 10 that were rated the yummiest by our panel of critics.  (And let me tell you, you don’t know a food critic until you’ve met our children.  Ever heard a child say, “This would be perfect it was baked off, instead of steamed and if you added a bit of acid, like maybe a balsamic reduction.”)  These 10 will be included in a Veggie Cookbook to be released next month!  Along with those 10 we are going to add 10 Provision Room fool-proof favorites, for a Veggie Cookbook for real people! You’re gonna love it!

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE ARE THE WINNERS:

Kale Chips, submitted by Rebecca of Food, Laughter and Love

Fresh Ginger Roasted Yams, submitted by Karen of Only Sometimes Clever

Summer Salsa, submitted by Jada of Jada Swanson

Creamy Lemon-Honey Slaw, submitted by Karen of Only Sometimes Clever

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, submitted by Barb at SFO Mom

Roasted Vegetables, submitted by Sara at June Cleaver In Yoga Pants

Tomato Confit, submitted by Karen of Only Sometimes Clever

Vegan Ceviche, submitted by Nadia

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Blue Cheese, submitted by Jada of Jada Swanson

and finally, in what perhaps was the biggest surprise hit of the night:

Baked Okra, submitted by Rebecca of Food, Laughter and Love

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  For contributing to our cookbook (and to a very successful FOOD REVOLUTION DAY!) you will receive a FREE copy of the cookbook when it is released and full credit in the book, along with links to your blog or website!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Cooking away!

Daja, our good friend KayLee, and Kristina

(Linked to Tasty Traditions, Fantastic Thursdays at Five Little Chefs, and Homemaking Party at Hope In Every Season and Small Footprint Fridays)

Sorry to keep you all in such suspense!  We have reviewed the scores and are ready to announce the winners of our Veggie Tasting Party!!!! For those just joining us, back in April we were asked by a reader, ““Would you write a series about vegetables? A ‘How to cook them so people will eat […]

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Answering Your Questions: How To Cook Vegetables So People Will Eat Them

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Q.  Starr asked, “Would you write a series about vegetables? A ‘How to cook them so people will eat them’ type of series.”

Summer's bounty.

Summer’s bounty.

A. First of all, may we say that we are so proud of so many of our readers who have made it a goal to eat less fast food and junk food!  It’s a challenge, we know, to substitute carrot sticks for French fries and veggie burgers for Big Macs!  But, it’s SO VERY worth it!

That said, a lot of people did not grow up eating a variety of fresh vegetables.  The vegetables they did eat came from a can and were served school cafeteria style.  ICK! Well, it’s no wonder people say they don’t like vegetables!

In considering this request from our readers we had a stroke of genius.  We want to share our best veggie recipes with you…but we also want to hear from you, our homemakers in the field!  Here’s what we propose:

Let’s work together on this project!!!!

Send us your best veggie recipe!  Then Kristina and I will prepare them and test them out on our special panel: our husbands and children.  We’ll pick our favorites from among the submitted recipes, add our own tried-and-true veggie dishes and release them all together at once–in an ebook!  Does that not sound AMAZING?!

Cheers to you!!!!

our panel of experts

Here are the details:

1. Submit your recipe by April 30, 2013 to theprovisionroom@gmail.com

2. Your recipe may contain things other than vegetables, such as grains, meat, cheese, etc.  But, we want the vegetable to be the hero of the dish, not just the garnish or condiment.

3. You may submit as many recipes as you’d like.

4. We will choose our favorite 10 recipes.  Those whose recipes we choose will receive a free pre-release copy of the ebook.!!!! You’ll receive full credit for inventing and submitting the recipe.

5. We’ll test the recipes in May and release all the recipes in June–just in time for the abundance of summer vegetables and Farmer’s Markets in full-swing all over the country!

6. Need we say this?  It needs to be YOUR recipe.  Don’t copy something out of Bon Appetit Magazine.  It’s OK if it originated as someone else’s recipe and you’ve changed and adapted it for your family.  But, no recipes verbatim from a cookbook, please.  Thanks!

We can’t wait to see what wonderful and creative recipes you submit!!!

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In the meantime, here are some of the veggie recipes from The Provision Room Recipe File.  Hopefully, this will tide you over until the book release in June!

VEGGIE BURGERS

CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD

VEGAN SOUP

SEAWEED SOUP

CACTUS SALSA

CARROT SOUFFLE

ROASTED GARLIC AND ROSEMARY MASHED POTATOES

MONGOLIAN VEGETABLES WITH RICE

(Linked to Best Posts Of The WeekThrough My Creative MindManic Monday, Motivation MondayTry A New Recipe Tuesday, Project Inspired at Cupcakes and CrinolineEco KidsFrugally SustainableThe Backyard Farming ConnectionWise Woman Link-Up, Tasty TraditionsFight Back Fridays!, Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest and Tasty Traditions 24)

Q.  Starr asked, “Would you write a series about vegetables? A ‘How to cook them so people will eat them’ type of series.” A. First of all, may we say that we are so proud of so many of our readers who have made it a goal to eat less fast food and junk food! […]

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We Have a Secret!!

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We’re working on an ebook cookbook!!!

We’re tossing together a handful of tried-and-true, always have in your back pocket, recipes that will have you decreasing the amount of processed food in your provision rooms.  This cookbook is especially for the family who is not accustomed to cooking from scratch and doesn’t know exactly where to start. Read More

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We’re working on an ebook cookbook!!! We’re tossing together a handful of tried-and-true, always have in your back pocket, recipes that will have you decreasing the amount of processed food in your provision rooms.  This cookbook is especially for the family who is not accustomed to cooking from scratch and doesn’t know exactly where to […]