Help me ward off winter scurvy!
December 1, 2011 7:59 PM Subscribe
What do you do with frozen vegetables and fruits? (other than use them for ice packs?)
posted by Edna Million to Food & Drink (45 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to incorporate more frozen vegetables into my diet.
I live too far north for the growing season to last very long, and I know that the nutritional value of frozen produce can be as good as -- or better than -- unfrozen fresh produce. It can be cheaper (especially since I don't always use fresh veggies in time - so sad!), and easier to keep on hand. And when I'm looking for a treat, and I remember that I can nibble on frozen mixed berries from the freezer, I always think, "Mmmm! I should eat these more often!"
However, I'm not really used to cooking with frozen fruits and veggies. I like vegetables raw, roasted, stir-fried, and in salads, none of which seem to be frozen-friendly. I can't seem to stop expecting freezer produce to be soggy and weird-tasting. I could make pasta sauces, but I don't really eat pasta. I'm on the fence about a lot of soups. Bonus points for egg-free ideas (I'm allergic).
Thanks in advance for your delicious ideas and/or recipes!