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February 04, 2011Leave a comment
WINTER 2011. FENNEL. 02.04.11

How many times have you been mid-recipe only to find that you are missing a key ingredient? Or you thought you had enough of something, only to find that you are down to the last drop/grain/kernel/teaspoon? Even though I check my fridge and cabinets before I head out to the store each week, every now and then I find myself in this sort of a pickle. And it’s usually when I’m expecting guests. I also have the opposite situation happen – I think I’m out of an ingredient, so I buy more. Said ingredient typically appears from out of nowhere as soon as I’m home from the store with a brand new container. My husband, the clean-up artist and organization guru, recently went through the cabinets and found a few cases of multiple open packages of the same ingredient. Oh, we already had lentils? I thought we were out. Heaven forbid we run out of lentils. Where did you find that can of diced tomatoes? I was looking for that a bit ago and just bought three more. So I’ve been on a mission to clear some of these grains, beans and canned items out of my cabinets. I managed to work in a slew of fresh produce this week, too, so don’t get your pantry in a bunch (get it? Ha.). I hope you enjoy the quinoa, light coconut milk, basmati rice, tomatoes in juice, nuts and dried fruit this week. But not all together.

Fennel Lists

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3 fennel bulbs

1-1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes

2 yellow onions

1 pound French green beans (haricot verts)

12 oz. bag broccoli slaw

2 cups arugula

1 cup fresh spinach or mixed greens

1 jicama

1 sweet potato

12 shallots

2 bunches scallions

2 red peppers

5 carrots

1 stalk celery

2 oranges

2 limes

Fresh ginger root (or jarred)

Fresh garlic

Fresh basil

Fresh cilantro

Fresh sage leaves

Meat / Fish

2-1/4 pound boneless turkey breast, with skin

3 oz. proscuitto

1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1-1/2 pounds flank steak


Plain Greek Yogurt

1 cup Feta cheese

1/2 cup milk

Frozen peas

Pantry Staples

14.5 oz. can tomatoes in juice

14.5 oz. can light coconut milk

10 pitted prunes

Brown lentils

Pine nuts

Basmati rice

Red curry paste

Oyster sauce

Thai fish sauce

White miso

Unseasoned rice vinegar



Note: List does not include “weekend splurge” ingredients.

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