Asparagus

  • heyom

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    Mar 31, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    For those of you who eat asparagus: how often would you say you eat it? And how much of it do you eat in an average sitting?
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    Mar 31, 2013 6:44 PM GMT
    I don't eat it that often, but when I do I eat it I eat a huge portion. I forget how much I like it! It's nicest dunked in a jar of hollandaise or maybe garlic mayonnaise. It is not as nice once it gets cold though icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 31, 2013 7:24 PM GMT
    heyom saidFor those of you who eat asparagus: how often would you say you eat it? And how much of it do you eat in an average sitting?


    I love asparagus... I steam it and then squeeze some lemon juice on it. Yum!
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Mar 31, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    I often put it in my stir fries or have it in my breakfast omelettes. Probably go through a fresh bunch or two a week.
  • monet

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    Mar 31, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    I love asparagus. I usually only eat them in the spring which is when they are in season (and therefore cheapest and freshest). One serving would probably be around a quarter of a pound per person but I can eat two or three times that amount easily.

    If you usually cook your asparagus by steaming them or boiling them please try ROASTING them. They are absolutely delicious this way and super easy to make as well:

    Rinse asparagus and break off the bottom of each spear. Place the spears on a baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to evenly coat each spear. Roast (bake) in a 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender.

    They are delicious just like this but if you want to fancy them up a little you can add some grated Parmesan cheese, some roasted pine nuts, or a little freshly chopped flat leaf parsley. Yum!

    This is also my favorite way to prepare brussel sprouts and cauliflower.
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    Mar 31, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    Occasionally when in season - great when quickly cooked, then plunged into ice water while still crisp, and put in a salad.
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    Apr 01, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    Mostly every day of the week, with talapia or chicken. I usually boil it just for one minute, immediately take it out and sprinkle it with a little bit of olive oil and some seasonings...yumicon_smile.gif

    The main reasons for eating is because of its healthy properties and very good antioxidants its carries, it also helps cleanse your colon and digestive tract.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 01, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    I love love love asparagus. My parents have two very large beds so when I lived at home, we would eat it all the time. Now, I eat it when it looks good at the grocery store. I could easy eat a whole bunch in one sitting, but sharing is caring, right?

    This lady likes asparagus, too:

  • Markguy

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    Apr 01, 2013 12:49 AM GMT
    I sautee it in a little coconut oil with garlic. I can eat an entire bunch in one sitting, easily.
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    Apr 01, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    monet saidI love asparagus. I usually only eat them in the spring which is when they are in season (and therefore cheapest and freshest). One serving would probably be around a quarter of a pound per person but I can eat two or three times that amount easily.

    If you usually cook your asparagus by steaming them or boiling them please try ROASTING them. They are absolutely delicious this way and super easy to make as well:

    Rinse asparagus and break off the bottom of each spear. Place the spears on a baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to evenly coat each spear. Roast (bake) in a 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender.

    They are delicious just like this but if you want to fancy them up a little you can add some grated Parmesan cheese, some roasted pine nuts, or a little freshly chopped flat leaf parsley. Yum!

    This is also my favorite way to prepare brussel sprouts and cauliflower.
    Thanks, always looking for ways to spice up my veggies!!
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    Apr 01, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
    Doesn't eating asparagus too often do something to your urine color and its smell?
  • MidwesternKid

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    Apr 01, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    I love asparagus! Carmelize them and sprinkle on some salt and pepper for tasting.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 01, 2013 1:00 AM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidDoesn't eating asparagus too often do something to your urine color and its smell?


    From WebMD:

    Q: I've noticed that when I eat asparagus, my urine has a funny smell. Is that normal?

    A: It's totally normal. In fact, the effect of asparagus on urine odor has been observed for centuries. French novelist Marcel Proust famously wrote in 1913 that asparagus "transforms my chamber-pot into a flask of perfume." And one British men's club is said to have put up a sign reading, "During the asparagus season, members are requested not to relieve themselves in the hat stand."

    Depending on which study you read, between 22% and 50% of the population report having pungent pee after eating asparagus. But that doesn't mean only some people's bodies generate that smell. Researchers believe that, during digestion, the vegetable's sulfurous amino acids break down into smelly chemical components in all people. And because those components are "volatile," meaning airborne, the odor wafts upward as the urine leaves the body and can be detected as soon as 15 minutes after you eat this spring delicacy.

    But only about one-quarter of the population appears to have the special gene that allows them to smell those compounds. So the issue isn't whether or not your pee is smelly; it's whether you're able to smell it. If you smell a funny fragrance in your urine after you eat asparagus, you're not only normal, you have a good nose.


    It doesn't mean you shouldn't eat as much asparagus as you want! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Beastmode

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    Apr 01, 2013 1:01 AM GMT
    Markguy saidI sautee it in a little coconut oil with garlic. I can eat an entire bunch in one sitting, easily.


    Yum!!!!
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    Apr 01, 2013 1:12 AM GMT
    During the season, I eat them whenever I can get them. I use them in fritatta, pasta, stir-fries, or just roast them.
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    Apr 01, 2013 1:22 AM GMT
    Asparagus is really tasty. I eat a bunch at a time. Roll it in olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill it. Delicious.
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    Apr 01, 2013 2:05 AM GMT
    Love love asparagus i eat tons of it at the japanese sushi/ buffet they have giant asparagus there...and my piss smells so crazy different that scent is weird after eating it...asparagus is super good for your body right...
  • CincyBOJ

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    Apr 01, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    whenever I grill steak, I usually grill 1 or 2 pounds of this in a foil pouch, with olive oil , sea salt and pepper. I could eat a pound of it as a side.
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    Apr 01, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    makes my pee smelll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Suetonius

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    Apr 01, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    blueyedItalian saidmakes my pee smelll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Probably makes your cum taste foul as well - this is a rumor - any fact to it??; might not want to eat any before expecting a blow jog.

    Whereas almonds can make the cum taste sweeter.
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    Apr 01, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    mileshelvetica saidDoesn't eating asparagus too often do something to your urine color and its smell?


    From WebMD:

    Q: I've noticed that when I eat asparagus, my urine has a funny smell. Is that normal?

    ...only about one-quarter of the population appears to have the special gene that allows them to smell those compounds. So the issue isn't whether or not your pee is smelly; it's whether you're able to smell it. If you smell a funny fragrance in your urine after you eat asparagus, you're not only normal, you have a good nose.


    It doesn't mean you shouldn't eat as much asparagus as you want! icon_biggrin.gif


    I must have that gene in spades - really turns me off the vegetable! Also have issues with the way my skin smells after having garlic!
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Apr 01, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    I must be one of the (un)lucky few who can't smell the change in pee icon_sad.gif sucks for the other people around me who would have to smell it haha!
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    Apr 01, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    Once or twice a month. About a half full.
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    Apr 01, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    I love it, but I don't eat it often. It can give you funky piss, sweat, and other body odor for days.
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    Apr 01, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    Suetonius said
    blueyedItalian saidmakes my pee smelll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Probably makes your cum taste foul as well - this is a rumor - any fact to it??; might not want to eat any before expecting a blow jog.

    Whereas almonds can make the cum taste sweeter.
    i am pretty conscientious about those things for a partner