"Mom, why do we need these?"
If you like vegetables, you already have a lot of these in your pantry.
But, if you're like me (Linda Fazio) and really don't like vegetables, you're asking,
"Do we have to?"
The answer is: "YES!!!"
With "essential vegetables" in your pantry, you can fill an appetizer platter,
make soups, make a quick stir-fry, have an all-in one baked dinner,
add flavor to dips, salads, burgers, etc. If you're extremely talented, you can puree
these vegetables or at a minimum chop them up fine and add them to your dishes
without the "children"/picky eaters even knowing. Yum Yum.
Essential Vegetables: Onions - Used in our Salad Recipes, Great Sautéed with Peppers, Bruscheta.
Peppers - Yellow, Red, & Orange add great color and are sweeter than Green.
Celery - Stir-Fry, Soups, Mussels, DIps, Salads
Tomatoes - Bruscheta, Salads, Sandwiches
Carrots - Soups, Stir-Fry, Dips, Salads
Romaine lettuce - decorate an appetizer platter, fun Lettuce Wraps, Salads
Garlic (Optional) - Sebastiano Italian Garlic Mix can be substituted for fresh,
but Chef Sebastiano likes to add this for extra robust flavor.
Vegetable of the Week: Spinach, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Beans, Corn, Zucchini. Choose one or two each week, make mom proud. Remember to puree, if necessary, for successful consumption of picky eaters!