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Old 03-05-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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Raw, Cooked, or Steamed? Which is the best. Oh wait I know it's raw but is cooking or steaming really that much different? I've always heard that cooking vegetables just boils all the nutrients out of them? Is there much difference between steamed and boiled? Thanks for any info.!
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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When you steam vegetables, you don't leach all those vitamins into the water, so they are more nutrient rich.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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When you steam them you are still retaining all th goodness, when you boil them they are mushy and tasteless.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: TriCities, TN
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Roasting is my favorite way to prepare most veggies.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: PNW
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If you like cooked veggies, many health gurus will tell you to save and cool the water you cooked them in, and drink it later because the water now holds all the nutrients. I've never been able to do that, but I'll steam veggies first thing, then add the water to my pasta water *hoping* to retain some nutritious value! lol
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Roasting is my favorite way to prepare most veggies.
Mine too. I cut everything up, drizzle it with olive oil, sprinkle on herbs and sea salt and put it in the oven. If I'm not roasting vegetables I steam them a little.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Roasted mushrooms marinated in oyster sauce is one of the best things ever!


I use the "master roasting" recipe from an issue of Fine Cooking magazine.

450 for 20 minutes, flip 'em and cook for 5 more mins. Next time I will use their marinade suggestion of olive oil, garlic, and rosemary though.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Default veggies

When it comes to food, didn't cavemen eat it raw? They lived and survived under the most horrible conditions imagineable. Maybe we should eat in a way that allowed them to survive.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Depends, certain veg is better for you cooked... like Carrots.
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