Surprisingly you can freeze a great selection of fruit and vegetables, to make your life easier and cut down on food waste.
Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, parsnips, peas, corn, kale and spinach can all freeze well. Cut into bite size pieces and par boil until al dente. Cool and put into small freezer bags. Label and freeze.
Potatoes can be cut into roasts, chips or wedges and par boiled until al dente. Cool and freeze on a flat tray before bagging and labelling.
Tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines and peppers can be made into delicious sauces for pasta or poured over chicken and baked.
Try the easy recipes below.
Easy Peasy Sauce
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 2 mixed peppers chopped
- 1 courgette chopped
- 1 aubergine chopped
- Sprig of fresh thyme or oregano
- 2tbs olive oil
- 300gm chopped tomatoes or a tin
- Salt and pepper
- Splash of balsamic vinegar
- Handful of fresh torn basil
Heat oil in a large pan and add onion, garlic, peppers, courgette and aubergine. Saute until soft and add herbs and tomatoes season with salt, pepper and a tsp sugar cook for 40-50 mins stirring frequently. Stir the basil through. Cool and decant into small labelled pots and freeze
Curry Base Sauce
- 2tbs oil
- 2 onions chopped
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 1inch ginger peeled and chopped
- 2 chillies finely chopped
- Stalks off coriander roughly chopped
- 500gm vegetables (peppers, aubergine, carrots, cauliflower etc)
- Tin of chopped tomatoed
- 2tsp ground cumin
- 2tsp ground coriander
- 1tsp ground turmeric
Heat oil add onions, garlic, ginger, chilli and coriander stalks and saute until soft. Add ground spices and stir to coat. Add all veg plus 200ml water season well and simmer for 40 mins. Cool and blend.
Put into small labelled containers and freeze for a homemade weekend fakeaway!!
Onions, Garlic, Chillies & herbs Can Be Frozen
Finely chop and put into ice cube trays. Freeze then put
into labelled bags and store in the freezer. Use in recipes when you need them.
Apples, pears and plums can be stewed, cooled and frozen to
use in pies or crumbles. Or spooned over granola with yoghurt for breakfast.
Berries can be frozen flat on a tray then put into bags. Use
in smoothies for a cooling drink, or pop into gin or vodka in place of ice.
Make home made ice lollys by juicing citrus fruits and
freezing or whizz up some berries with yoghurt and freeze.
Get the kids (or the other half!!) involved by peeling and
chopping veg, or making labels for stored foods.
Check out the recipe page for more ideas
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present that now is the time to get busy and fill up the freezer.
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