How do you eat your veggies?

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    Oct 12, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    Pretty much I'm not eating enough of these guys. Doesn't help that they spoil if I forget about them. How do you squeeze these in in your meal lol.
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    Oct 12, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    I'm a fan of purees. I don't like crunchy carrots or soggy green beans or papery brussels sprouts. If you throw it all in a blender, you can just get it over with in one go or pour it onto a dry piece of lean (weighed) white meat. Don't forget to push it through a sieve first.

    Also, a good freezer wouldn't be a bad investment. I've got a huge freezer so that I don't miss out on the local produce market. It's worth the time to blanch or syrup to freeze if it means convenience during the week when you don't feel like eating your veggies. That way you get nectarines and blackberries year round, and the pre-cut veggies are always accessible (if you hate zucchini, you aren't going to go to the trouble of peeling it and cutting it when you can be bothered to eat it).

    You've just got to make it as easy on yourself as possible, but you absolutely MUST eat those veggies. Good luck!
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    Oct 12, 2010 7:32 AM GMT
    Are you kidding? Those veggies are super tasty. Just add them into any meals. The great thing about vegetables is that they are pretty versatile. You can steam it, stir fry it, lightly grill them or just have them raw. I can't imagine a proper meal without vegetables on the side.
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    Oct 12, 2010 7:50 AM GMT
    chrixx saidAre you kidding? Those veggies are super tasty. Just add them into any meals. The great thing about vegetables is that they are pretty versatile. You can steam it, stir fry it, lightly grill them or just have them raw. I can't imagine a proper meal without vegetables on the side.


    Oh, to be born as someone who loved the taste of vegetables more than bacon.

    *sob*
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    Oct 12, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    shyshortguy said
    chrixx saidAre you kidding? Those veggies are super tasty. Just add them into any meals. The great thing about vegetables is that they are pretty versatile. You can steam it, stir fry it, lightly grill them or just have them raw. I can't imagine a proper meal without vegetables on the side.


    Oh, to be born as someone who loved the taste of vegetables more than bacon.

    *sob*



    Bacon? Yuck!

    Frozen mixed veggies are good and convenient, you can steam em and mix em in with your stirfry or so.
  • jperfit

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    Oct 12, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    Get a vitamix, its the best investment, nothing ever goes to waste, i mean nothing, turns anything into a juice or puree.
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    Oct 12, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    Fresh is the best. Frozen is good but you really cant beat fresh.

    Pour some olive oil, a little garlic salt, and some lemon pepper in a pan, cook and BAM! Fricken tasty!
  • camfer

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    Oct 12, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    When I'm roasting a chicken, I put lots of veggies in the pan with the bird, and they roast up nicely too. Carrots, parsnips, belgian endive, onions, sweet potatoes.

    With the kitchen garden in full swing, I'll make a quick lunch in 15 minutes by blanching and peeling 4 - 5 medium tomatoes, tossing in a some fresh herbs, some cooked rice, chopped kale, collards, french sorrel, and swiss chard, onion, with a little leftover meat. (like some of that roast chicken) Reduce it down over medium high heat for 10 minutes for an instant tasty stew.

    I eat tomatoes, rice, and eggs for breakfast all summer long when tomatoes are ripe in the greenhouse.

    The chicken carcass gets turned into stock, which is then the basis for other soups, such as butternut squash soup, potato leek sorrel soup, etc.

    Cucumber salad with greek yoghurt is really good. Spinach arugula salad is quick and easy.

    If you have a veggie garden then you just pick what you need for a meal and nothing goes bad in the fridge. Growing some veggies yourself if you have the space will change your relationship with them enough that you might eat them more. Tastes better than just about anything you can buy. If you're in an apartment but have a balcony with 6 hours of sun grow a cherry tomato plant in the summer and just eat tomatoes right off the vine.

    Every day I eat dark leafy greens like this: chop coarsely, bring 1/2" of water to a boil, toss in the greens, reduce heat to a simmer, cook 5 - 7 minutes, drain and eat. Works for kale, collards, chard.

    Chopped belgian endive with lemon, pepper and olive oil is a delicious salad that takes just one minute to make.

    Veggie smoothies in the vitamix are really great.

    Stir fry veggies in a wok, flavor with soy sauce and sesame oil.

    Even if you're not a vegetarian, a vegetarian cookbook will give you lots of great ideas. Just make sure it's not one of the old hippie cookbooks from the 70s and 80s that frankly just taste terrible to me.

    Can you tell we eat pretty well @ my house? icon_biggrin.gif

    Hope this helps.