Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And now for something NEW!: Leftover Week

This episode of "Weekly Veggie" has been canceled....
But wait! Don't be sad, there's still gonna be some fun and exciting food happening!
Due to an ABUNDANCE of leftovers in the Addicted to Veggies refrigerator, this week has been dubbed Leftover Week!
Below you will see proof that I have a lot of food to go through, and a LOT of fresh produce to incorporate into the mix. I really hope that you'll join me in this fun kitchen adventure!
Not to worry, even if you don't have the leftovers that I do you'll still be able to make the recipes you see in the coming weeks. I will make sure to give options and substitutes, because I can't imagine all of you will have a half cup of dehydrated Leeks, and one third cup of pickled Beets just lying around.
Leftover Week
In this photo (in addition to WAY too much rubbermaid) you see:
3 large Shredded Zucchini
Peels from 3 large Zucchini
Pineapple - chopped
Broccoli - chopped
Cauliflower - chopped
Celery - cut on the bias
White Onion - sliced
Caramelized Leeks
I also have a lot of fresh un-chopped produce like this:

Not photographed, but still in my fridge:
Hemp Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Ground Flaxseed
Nori sheets - un-roasted
Wakami - shredded
Dried/shredded Coconut - unsweetened
Medjool Dates - (a LOT of 'em) this is my #1 sweetener or choice
Coconut Nectar - my most recent "other" sweetener of choice
Apple Cider Vinegar - unfiltered
Creamy White Dijon Mustard - my FAVORITE store bought and raw (I could eat this stuff by the spoon its so good!!)

 Wow - This is fun!
I've also got an enormous collection of Spices! One of my favorite parts of my kitchen...and one of my favorite places to hang out in the grocery store too.
"Spice Corner" - in my Kitchen.
Notice the lovely gas stove that yours truly never uses, except for an occasional heating up of water for my tea-time. Behind me (not pictured) is the area of my kitchen where I spend the most time - featuring a big counter top, my kitchen sink, my cutting boards, and "Gadget Corner". I hope to post photos of that area sometime in the near future, as soon as I find the time put up some kitchen curtains.
For now I'll show you a photo of my view from my favorite Kitchen counter out to my backyard...



  1. I've been reading for a few weeks, and I like everything I see! I like seeing the ingredients you have to work with and then later what you make with them. Your blog is fun to read.
    Looking forward to reading how leftovers week goes!

  2. Hey Marja - thank you so MUCH for the comment! I'm trying to fix the format of this post at the moment because it's all wonky and weird.

  3. Yeah, I know nothing about website making, so my blog is all wonky and dumb-looking all of the time... but I don't really mind too much. I wouldn't know what to do about it to begin with. Cooking is more my thing, haha. Your setup looks good to me!

    But yeah, I've seen your stuff on LJ for a long time, but just recently started blogging and reading blogs. Yours is one I definitely enjoy!

  4. Thank you again Marja! I'm so glad to have started out on LJ with such an awesome support group. Keep up the blogging - all of your food looks GREAT!

  5. This post is making me wet my pants!

    1/ I'm also a spice whore.

    2/ I can't wait to see what you make with the left overs!

  6. Wow, your dishes are all so creative! Especially the Caraway Cottage Cheeze, I have to try that. Where do you get your ideas?

    Ahahahaha, I am a total spice whore too. I have three 8-jar spinners, and also a random plastic tub for extra stuff I picked up...