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how to use CSA vegetables most efficiently

I belong to a CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) and get a basket of assorted vegetables every week. I have very little cooking experience, and if I search the ingredients online I get a ton of recipes that have only 1 or 2 of the ingredients I need to use. So far what I've been doing is putting most of the stuff together and making a stir fry (perhaps adding onions and mushrooms as a friend recently suggested) with spices. Results have been mixed (no pun intended!). Another idea I've tried is soup, but I'm not as comfortable with that as of yet.

Any general strategies (not necessarily recipes) besides just "stir fry"? I'd prefer to be able to use all of it with a minimum number of recipes (preferably just 1 or 2)

Here are 2 examples of baskets I've gotten.

example from Oct:

Arugula 
Beans
Beets 
Carrots
Rainbow Chard 
Garlic
Kale  
Kohlrabi 
Okra
Parsley
Peppers
Radishes 
Tomatoes
Winter Squash (Butternut or Delicata) 

example from Aug:

Fennel
Tomatoes
Summer Squash
Okra
Onions 
Black Radishes or Purple Turnips
Peppers
Chard