I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but Iceland is our nearest “supermarket”, and we’re in and out of there every couple of days; it’s literally at the top of the road. We’ve moved more to frozen veg these days, less waste, and it’s always there, so here’s what we keep in:
- carrots (I tend to buy a big bag, and dice them up myself)
- green beans
- sweet potato (again, I chop and freeze these myself)
- hash brown fries – these are gorgeous, and add a bit of texture to, say, a macaroni or cauli cheese
- mash – very useful for a quick cottage pie, to thicken soup, to rustle up potato scones
- sliced peppers
I also freeze anything that’s getting a bit old; there’s some diced swede in there right now, and a butternut squash that needs dealing with, but the freezer is SO FULL, because I made a huge vat of bolognese sauce at the weekend and it took up all the space.
So don’t sneer at frozen veg; they’re generally frozen as they’re picked, and so are usually fresher than the ones in your greengrocer or supermarket.