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Ahoy folks! I thought I'd start a thread where you can ask for recipes and advice on how to use up an ingredient (e.g. a vegetable, fruit, grain, bean, etc.) of which you have lots and lots and lots; or which is new to you and you don't know where to start with it.

I'll go first. :P I have many, many tasty carrots from the farmers' market which I need to use before they go soft.

Recipes, please.

I know, I know, carrots - simple - should be a no-brainer... but I was not fond of them for a long time, simply because I'd never known anything but raw or steamed carrots with very little flavour. I like to do INTERESTING things with them. They're so adaptable! Gimme your adaptations! :D

fermented bean curd

http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://www.hsaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/fermentedbeancurd.jpg&usg=AFQjCNEWzTfx2Tad4ZdBeWqog-r_lxIaxg

bit behind the ball I know, but I just spotted this recipe for 'blue cheese' which calls for fermented bean curd if you're interested..?

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fermented bean curd

bit behind the ball I know, but I just spotted this recipe for 'blue cheese' which calls for fermented bean curd if you're interested..?

OMgoodness - thank you for this.  You can't see me but you'll just to trust when i say that upon seeing this i did a little of  :-D and  ;D and soon i'll be sure to be doing lots of  :^ (yes - i am just that easily amused/enthused by food!

thank you!!

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I wish I had your sour cream! I want to make a spinach dip because I bought a loaf of pumpernickel bread. I think its just sour cream, chopped spinach, onion soup mix....and some seasoning? My mom used to make it in a pumpernickel bread bowl-yum!

Now, who can help me use up one yellow pepper, 2 orange ones, and 2 hungarian red peppers? And a few small hot peppers if need be?

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There are a few recipes on here for spinach dip made with silken tofu.  I've made this one: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=28036.0 and it was quite good.

Now, who can help me use up one yellow pepper, 2 orange ones, and 2 hungarian red peppers? And a few small hot peppers if need be?

Goulash?

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l2a, fajitas? chili?

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Now, who can help me use up one yellow pepper, 2 orange ones, and 2 hungarian red peppers? And a few small hot peppers if need be?

Some kind of salsa? Roast them, and make spicy orange pasta sauce! Or pepper jelly, though five peppers might not make much!

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Now, who can help me use up one yellow pepper, 2 orange ones, and 2 hungarian red peppers? And a few small hot peppers if need be?

Some kind of salsa? Roast them, and make spicy orange pasta sauce! Or pepper jelly, though five peppers might not make much!

Mince up some garlic and saute it and the peppers in strips, and then add balsamic vinegar. Allow a pepperstrip  or two to blacken just a bit. Deeelish.

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Now, who can help me use up one yellow pepper, 2 orange ones, and 2 hungarian red peppers? And a few small hot peppers if need be?

Some kind of salsa? Roast them, and make spicy orange pasta sauce! Or pepper jelly, though five peppers might not make much!

Mince up some garlic and saute it and the peppers in strips, and then add balsamic vinegar. Allow a pepperstrip  or two to blacken just a bit. Deeelish.

I did this...and then made fajitas....thanks everyone! Today we are using the leftover sauteed peppers to make cheez "steak" sandwiches.

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not that I need to use them up right now, but I have recently cooked up loads and loads of chickpeas.
I generally only ever use them for hummous, chana massala and a quinoa chickpea pilaf.

What does everyone else use chickpeas for - I feel like using them for something exciting :D

eta: I just realised all you US people call them garbanzos

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich!

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shit, I'd totally forgotten about that option!  I'll put in on my list of things to make - I've not had one in maybe a year.

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There's that "tuna" noodle casserole that's made with chickpeas. It's good. Sounds good right now.

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shit, I'd totally forgotten about that option!  I'll put in on my list of things to make - I've not had one in maybe a year.

I made the chickpea burgers from vegweb last night and highly recommend them.  Oh yummy yummy yummy they are good!

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=25708.0

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I make a sort of chickpea bake using tomato pasta sauce, thyme and/or oregano, and sauteed mushrooom strips. Throw it together and toss it in the oven for 20 min or so. Good hot or cold.

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I just remembered another chickpea recipe I love and haven't made in forever: chickpea and sweetcorn curry!!

Ummm, is it normal to answer your ow nquestion here?!

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Sometimes I like to make mac and cheeze (the new farm recipe), and add some form of chickpeas to it. I once did them mashed up with stuff, and I just made it by just adding a can of chickpeas to the sauce. I need to find a better method, but it's tasty. Kinda like mac and cheeze with tuna.

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any suggestions for using red lentils? i already tried the enjedra recipe which was amazing

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red lentils are my favourite - but I only ever end up making dahl.
I have several dahl recipes that I like:
Craig's dahl
Indian dahl
Pakistani dahl

Oh yeah, one non-dahl recipe I like:
BBQ lentils - this says to use brown lentils, but it works well with red lentils

Red lentils are also good for soups - 2 of my favourites:
Moroccan lentil and chickpea soup
Leek and lentil soup - which I have just realised doesn't have any photos.  How strange I normally like to add pics especially if the recipe doesn't have any.

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thank u shelloid... im def gonna try some of those recipes... please peeps more suggestions!

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I have yet to sucessfully cook red lentils; they either stick and burn or come out soupy and tasteless. But I have heard they make good hummus; there are a couple of RL hummus recipes here.

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