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Old 02-11-2019, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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we eat the same vegetables all the time. variety of squashes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, cabbage, onion, peppers of various colors and carrots. very occasionally we have peas, artichoke, corn, bok choy, and variety of potatoes.

I need some help from real cooks! my cooking skills are basic. everything is either steamed, grilled, or baked with simple seasonings such as garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil.

would the cooks here please suggest some vegetables we are missing out on that are tasty and simple to prepare? I'd appreciate it!
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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if I must eat a veggie I will steam some broccoli and spinach leaves...….then melt butter and coconut oil together and drizzle on... melting some shredded cheese is also good

bacon wrapped broccoli makes it taste better too
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I notice carrots missing from your list. I like to roast them with a bit of grated ginger, garlic and butter. We don't eat a lot of spinach except in a soup or salad, but I do sometimes saute it with a bit of olive oil, some lemon juice and garlic. If I have mushrooms I might toss a few of those in there.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:48 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Sometimes simple with veggies is what works best.

In the winter I roast on high heat with salt, pepper and olive oil and in the summer pretty much the same thing on the grill. I do like to add to the mix you have, arugula, sun chokes, and parsnips. Sometimes I'll puree the cauliflower, sauté snow peas in sesame oil and harissa, throw cooked carrots in the blender with ginger and curry powder for a sauce. Roasted or grilled mushrooms is another big hit.

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Old 02-11-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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Have you ever roasted sweet onions? My family loves them. Peel them and score the top, salt and pepper, baste with butter and roast in an oven proof dish with a little broth in the bottom of the pan.

I make a scalloped corn casserole with some shredded Swiss cheese in it that everyone likes.

Stir-fry an assortment of sweet peppers, onion slices and sliced button mushrooms. You can serve this as a side or on top of the meat.

Make a calico bean casserole. This is a colorful and tasty way to stretch meat and get lots of protein.

I like to stir-fry zucchini and summer squash coins and serve them with a little Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning on top. This adds some color to a meal.

Stir frozen baby peas, a little lemon zest and some cracked pepper into your rice before serving. This is a bright-tasting dish and goes well with teriyaki or fish.

Saute finely chopped favorite veggies a bit and roll them in egg roll wrappers to fry and serve with a cheese sauce.

In the summer give your family raw veggie kabobs with a salad or sandwich. If you like marinate them first in your favorite Italian dressing.

Cut tomato "roses" and nestle in a few mozzarella balls and basil leaves. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for an attractive salad.

If you like cooked cabbage you may also like rutabaga which is similar to a large turnip. Peel and slice and boil in a little sugar water until tender. Drain and mash with butter.

Do you ever make a cream sauce for your vegetables? Cabbage done this way with buttered cracker crumbs on top turns a humble veggie into something a little more special.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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Anyone who loves veggies should get an Indian vegetarian cookbook. See if your library has an Indian cookbook with a vegetable section even. They'll give you some great ideas.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:39 PM
 
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we eat the same vegetables all the time. variety of squashes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green beans, asparagus, cabbage, onion, peppers of various colors and carrots. very occasionally we have peas, artichoke, corn, bok choy, and variety of potatoes.

I need some help from real cooks! my cooking skills are basic. everything is either steamed, grilled, or baked with simple seasonings such as garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil.

would the cooks here please suggest some vegetables we are missing out on that are tasty and simple to prepare? I'd appreciate it!
Walk through Central Market and Whole foods and see if anything appeals to you that you aren't already eating.

Honestly, the only things I don't see here on your list that's common is eggplant or any lettuces or greens like kale, spinach, or turnip greens.

I would cut corn. I don't think humans are really supposed to eat that.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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It looks like you eat a variety of veggies...perhaps just expand your methods of preparing them?
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Yes, as ClaraC mentioned, you could add some leafy greens. Other than the eggplant, the only thing I can think of at the moment are root vegetables like beets and parsnips. Okra?
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:05 PM
 
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How about collard greens, kale, I usually julienne them and either steam or sauté with garlic.
We love puré celeriac. Plus we eat a lot of aragula, Belgian endive, fennel, frisée salad, etc.. you can eat them raw or slightly sautéed them with oil.
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