Edit: A lot of people are asking about cooking time. I didn’t include that because it’s very subjective. I like the florets browned and the stems crunchy. 15 minutes at 400 degrees is a good guess for that, but if you like softer veggies and less browning you might want to decrease the temp to 350-375 and go a little longer. The stems won’t have as much “bite” that way.
That said, you’ll want to check in on it and see for yourself. I use color more than time to determine doneness.
I was making myself a stir fry today and accidentally poured way too much vegetable oil into the pan. I hadn't put anything else in, so I poured most of it out into a bowl. I left it on the counter and began making my food.
A couple minutes later, I heard gagging noises coming from the counter next to me. I looked over to see one of the little gremlins drinking the vegetable oil. He was lapping it up and gagging as he drank. As I watched in horror, he hopped down from the counter, spilling the oil all over his buddy.
And of course, since they're tiny monsters, they decided it was the perfect time to cuddle and groom one another. Gremlin 1 licked his fur buddy all over, making sure as much surface area as possible was covered, while Gremlin 2 purred and rubbed up against Gremlin 1, coating both from head to toe.
Now they're dashing around the house. They're impossible to catch. The monsters are coated all over with oil. They're shiny and slippery and hyperactive. I'm trying to c... keep reading on reddit ➡
Collagen is that protein that makes up most of our bodies, our connective tissues, skin, bones, arteries..
Gelatin is just processed collagen.
In the plant kingdom, they're not made out of proteins like us, but out of cellulose fibre, a carbohydrate.
So when you have a vegetable alternative to things that are traditionally made with gelatin, you don't use a plant protein, but plant fibre. It's that structure-creating vibe of these molecules that provides structure to things we need gelatinized or glued together or thickened or whatever.
Collagen supplements are huge nowadays. These are made from animal hides and bones or maybe fish scales or chicken sternums/crops. There is no vegetable that produces collagen, but I think a company called
Gelita Geltor has introduced bacterial gelatin, I guess from a GMO bacterium.
Collagen supplements are extra-processed gelatin, btw. Gelatin is long tangles of protein that hold their shape and hold water. Collagen supplements break these t... keep reading on reddit ➡
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When I invite you, I'll reply to the comment saying "Invited", if you could be nice and reply to that comment once you're finished with "Finished", it would be nice.
Tips are welcome but not needed (but don't be like one guy who did 6 visits and didn't even say thank you after). No wet suits.
Optional: If you're feeling jonty, wear a specific outfit. I have one called "Turnip Tycoon" where I look like a rich Texan. Wear clothes that you think makes you look like a "Turnip Tycoon"
Also if you do want to tip and you want to give something other than cash, here's my wishlists (nothing from the Saharah wishlists please):
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Many people (no idea if it's most - haven't conducted a survey) have parents that overcook vegetables or don't bother seasoning them. Possibly because that's how they were raised, too.
It's no wonder many kids hate those kinda vegetables. While adults can at least somehow munch down that oversteamed broccoli, or that salad that is either dry or drenched in greasy dressing, or those watery, wobbly tomatoes, falsely believing that it's somehow what you gotta do as an adult, kids don't give a shit and will just flat out refuse it. That is then ascribed to kids not liking vegetables or kids only liking greasy/sugary food. That's a big pile of BS.
While some tastes are certainly developed over the years, you can get children to like all sorts of vegetables by cooking them right. So instead of letting that broccoli cook for 20 minutes with no salt, how about you let it roast in the oven with some salt, paprika and olive oil?
Edit: I meant eaten and shat out on eaten and “what out”
I think I read that hint here on /r/frugal. What an awesome veggie saver! For example, I bought a head of cauliflower and put a paper towel in the plastic bag with it to absorb moisture. Each time I used some of the cauliflower I checked the paper towel, and if it was over-damp I trashed it and put in a new one. One MONTH later I finally finished up the head - there were hardly any little black spots to cut out. Same with some cucumbers and yellow squash and celery and carrots and...everything lasts much longer with a paper towel nearby to absorb the water. I'm a gardener and sometimes there are just too many eggplant to eat in a week. This hint saved them for me. So much less guilt!
Note that I live in a place where it's too hot to leave any veggies on the counter except tomatoes.
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I know that a ton of people love to eat celery as a snack, claiming that it’s delicious. It’s not, it has a horrible taste and and even worse smell. Oh god, is the smell of celery the worst thing in existence. And people will gladly scarf it down without hesitation. Why? Why torture yourself eating something that smells like death? So many people worship it, claiming it to be a delicious and healthy snack when it tastes and smells like death itself. I just can’t handle it. Because of this, celery is the worst vegetable imaginable. Horrible taste and horrible smell, there’s zero reason to choose it over other vegetables.
When I say Asian fruits and vegetables I’m referring to commonly used produce in Asian cuisines which aren’t normally used else where.
I unexpectedly bought some green mango from an Asian grocer after the store owner saw me looking at it. She told me to eat it with fish sauce and chilli, her kindness convinced me, and I’ve been really loving it!
Would love to know your suggestions and easy ways to prepare them (if not by itself raw) :)
I was brought up eating very little to no fruit or vegetables. The texture more than the taste still weirds me out, but im trying to eat healthier. So... what healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, maybe something else) would you recomend trying with mainly simple textures? I thought and am still thinking about trying green smoothies made of blended combinations, but never really took it too far. Thanks for the help, sorta been afraid to ask and hopefully i can become alot healthier than i currently am.
Just came across a graphic that listed the non-negotiables for healthy living and at the top was vegetables.
Animals run away, have toxins or camouflage to prevent getting eaten. Plants use toxins.
A lot of health issues can come from plants including stones of all kinds (bladder, kidney). Many who suffer from gut related chronic illnesses like crohns can tell you that eating a salad would cause a massive flair.
Many who eat meat based diets are thriving on no plants and have been for many years! So no, veggies are not essential for a healthy and thriving life/body. ✌🏼
A part of me dies when I have to throw expired produce in the trash. I’ve started making a veggie egg scramble a few times a week to use those extra vegetables that are going bad in the fridge! You can use ANYTHING to make an awesome scramble (broccoli, mushrooms, squash, zucchini, peppers, onions, you name it)! Here's how I made mine today:
Full recipe is here with pictures
1/2 sweet onion
1/2 red pepper
1 cup spinach
1/8 cup coconut milk (can or carton is fine)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Tbps olive oil
You know how sometimes kids hate fruits and vegetables, but learn to like them when they get older? I never did. I'm still a picky eater on that note.
I'll eat potatoes in the form of fries or chips sure and I'll put ketchup on burgers and stuff, but I really don't like to eat fruits or vegetables like most people like to eat them. I really only eat them if they're processed in some way, shape, or form. If I try to eat any plain fruits or vegetables, it makes me nauseous like I want to throw up.
When I order food like burgers at restaurants, I always order them plain (no lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, etc). I'll eat sweet things like cherry pie, but I don't like cherries by themselves. They're gross.
Despite not eating fruits or vegetables, surprisingly my blood pressure and blood sugar are totally normal. Despite being a bit overweight, I'm fairly healthy.
They don’t like it. 🤭😬 it’s funny that people get so combative about this. I’m just sharing an unpopular opinion and on the correct sub and people act like I just told them that I think we should eat babies for dinner!!
Bizarre, keep spreading the good word fam
I'm trying to find more meal ideas that could be frozen, and reheats well. Must have vegetables, I'm trying to be healthy, haha. I googled online and there's a lot of recipes for casseroles and stuff, but they're very meaty.
HI everyone! So, I am very new at cooking. I grew up on fast food and processed foods because my mom unfortunately didn't know how to cook either. I think this may be the reason I have an extremely strong distaste for vegetables. They are so bitter to me, I can't even force myself to eat them. But now, my personal trainer has put me on a 1,500 daily calorie limit and wants me to eat mostly nutrition dense food. How can I cook vegetables so that I can eat them? I know I sound like such a toddler, and I feel like one too. It's embarrassing that as a grown woman I still can't finish my vegetables. I also would love to learn to cook them properly so that my 2 year old and 1 year old will learn to love them as they grow. Any and all help is appreciated, thank you so much.
Edit: You have all been so helpful, I've learned more from you kind people on reddit about cooking veggies than I have my entire life! Lol thank you all so much!
Okay boys, this isn't my first rodeo, so a few points:
- Don't say "Interested", I hate that. Instead tell me what your favourite DBZ character is, if you don't know any, I will accept Seinfeld
- Tips aren't needed (but who am I to say no)
Here's my wishlists too if you have anything I would like:
And finally, multiple trips are allowed (without abusing that) and leave via minus button as soon as you sell and drop off stuff. No need to make any gestures, no need to stand there for a minute saying "Are you gonna kick?" Because I'm not going to. Plus if I'm not moving or not talking, don't take it personal, I'm doing this in the background. I will open chats and pass on the Dodo Code, so roll on in!
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Edit to the people saying Simpsons did it, Tomatos are a fruit. This post clearly says vegetables. It's completely different.
I (26F) have never liked vegetables ever since I was a kid. My dad always made them so that they were pretty bland (canned corn/green beans, boiled broccoli/brussel sprouts, etc) and the texture was never very good. I desperately want to eat healthier and would like to find even a couple of vegetables that I like, but I don't want to waste money on them if I have no idea how to try and prepare them so that I might like them. I've seen a few good ideas online that I've saved but wanted input from here as well -- what are some good ways for a beginner to prep veggies so that they're more flavorful or have better texture?
please i need to know
Edit: ALSO HOW WOULD YOU PREPARE ONE
You can read the in depth article here: https://mygardenchannel.com/8-vegetables-you-can-plant-in-september/
My cauli mash takes 200g frozen cauliflower florets, 150g potato, salt/pepper, and 1T green curry paste. The result is both tasty and filling, for 200 calories.
Do you guys know any other nice, simple meals like this for getting in some more vegetables?