I usually have all of the following in my fridge every week:
Tomatoes (grape, plum and vine ripened)
Peppers, red, yellow, orange
I always keep fresh salsa on hand... it is a great condiment or side. I even add it to ground turkey and make turkey burgers that way.
I always have onions and garlic and I always have a variety of fresh herbs. I also have a spice rack filled with dried herbs and spices.
I will roast zucchini and eggplant with a touch of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh garlic and some Italian seasoning.
I do a lot of sauteed veggies with again about a tablespoon of EVOO... I add garlic, onion and herbs to everything.
I do a green bean "stew" by sauteing onion and garlic in EVOO, add about 2 lbs. of green beans (extra fine is my favorite), a 15 oz can of either diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes, with salt and pepper to taste. It's an incredibly wonderful, satisfying and healthy side dish.
I have a ton of veggie prep ideas. Let me know if you want more. Perhaps we should do a recipe exchange. Sauteing is not a bad thing if you are doing it yourself and controlling how you saute. I also use a lot cooking sprays. I only use olive oil and canola oil in any of my recipes. I also substitute salt with things like Essence or Emeril or other wild flavor combos to give more zest and taste. I use balsamic vinegar and lemon/lime juice to add umph as well!
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