Recent email from a client who I’ve cooked with in the past: “It’s time to fill my freezer again, please come and cook with me.”
We picked a date, talked on the tele, found out what types of dishes she’s interested in doing this time.
I gave her these ideas, asking her to pick 4 of these 6.
1. Ginger Curry Apple Sausage Casserole w/Tator Tots
(baked in the oven, then freeze)2. Lamb Stew w/potatoes, broccoli, preserved lemons and Moroccan tagine spices
(we can make this on the stove top in heavy-bottom stock pan, then freeze)
(I will bring the Moroccan spice)3. Frittata with veggies(can freeze unbaked, … or bake in the oven, then freeze)4. Blanched Kale w/avocado dressing
(We’ll need to blanch the kale on stove top, make the dressing, and freeze’m separately.)5. Red Goulash: red cabbage, red onion and red apple with caraway
(looks like we did this one already)6. Veggie Stir Fry w/tofu, broccoli, carrots with a Ginger Sweet’n Sour Sauce
(we will blanch the broccoli, carrots; drain the tofu; make the sauce; and then freeze the veggies and the sauce separately)For those of you interested in PALEO foods, you’ll need to omit a couple of things. … or not, depending on how tight you want to keep within the Paleo guidelines.
Her response:“Let’s do the tater tot casserole, kale, lamb stew, and veggie stir fry–no tofu.”
Here is the shopping list…………
Dry, bulk, canned goods:2 cups white wine1 can coconut milk (not Lite)1 can garbanzo beans3 tbls curryonion powdergarlic powder1 tbls Moroccan tagine spice (I’ll bring this)1/2 cup Sesame oil (I can bring this)1/2 cup Mirin (I can bring this)1/2 cup tamari (I can bring this)1/2 cup Maple syrup (I can bring this)
Deli:1 perserved lemon (Whole Foods, I can bring this if you can’t find it)
Produce:3 bunches curly leaf kale1 bunch broccoli6 carrots4 tomatoes (medium size)3 avocados3 lemons3 apples3 red onions1 yellow onion6 garlic cloves6 inch ginger1 bag spinach1 container mushrooms10 or so fingerling potatoes
Meats:3 lbs sausage (your choice, or mix and match ground beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey)3 – 5 Lamb shanks (depends on their size) (or lamb shoulder chops, or 3 lbs lamb stew meat)
Frozen food:32oz bag Tater Tots
Stocking the freezer, will definitely need to make room for more!