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Old 07-29-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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I am trying to get more vegetables into my diet. I can be rather uncreative and struggle to think outside the box when it comes to my eating plan.
I was hoping you guys could share some of the ways you eat and prepare vegetables?
Any recipes or ideas would be appreciated. Whether it be the quick and easy go to's or something that requires a bit more time. Whether it be frozen, fresh or canned.
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We usually roast them, either in the oven with garli and olive oil, or by using this:

http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-ho/co...ategory.p-grid
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Hands down my go to dish is succotash.

In a large and deep frying pan add 1 tbs of butter 1 tbs of coconut oil and put on low heat.
Add 1 clove of garlic smashed and diced
Add 1/4 red onion chopped or diced
add 1 bell pepper diced any color will do I like red
add 1 jalapeno diced
add dash of salt and pepper to taste
let simmer for 3 min

add 1 can of white or sweet corn
add 1 can of green Lima beans
cover and heat for 5 min


you can add practically anything you like to this dish
I like adding pimento, chopped green olives, Mushrooms, diced carrots etc.

the key is to flavor the oil with the garlic, onions and peppers and then add the vegetables in from hardest to softest.

Add carrots and cabbage before beans and mushrooms and let the harder vegetables saute longer.
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My favorite thing ever for veggies and easy sides is frozen stuff. Sure, you can get broccoli or corn or whatever, but they also have full dishes with sauce and everything in bags that you just throw right in the microwave. Last night we had mushroom green bean risotto, and we also have summer veggies with red skin potatoes that's awesome. They are ready in 5min, and they usually only have a couple servings, so you don't end up with tons of left overs you have to eat the next few days. You can have something new every day.

If I have extra time I'll toss some whole sweet potatoes in the oven at 425-450 and just leave them in there until a fork passes easily into the flesh. Then I just coat them with butter and cinnamon and go to town.
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Chickpea salad

I suppose this isn't exactly cooking, but i enjoy chickpea salads.

Chickpea, green peas, some pinto beans, some corn, mixed with avocado, diced tomatoes, cucumber and onions. The entire veggies mixed in some plain yogurt, with salt and pepper to taste, and some red wine vinaigrette.

Takes 5 min to whip up. Tastes pretty good.

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Chilli Paneer

This one's a Indian dish with loads of Chinese influence. Paneer is basically like cottage cheese. You could also replace it with tofu. Instead of typing the recipe, I will just link to a website (also has numerous other Indian veggie recipes)
http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/chi...hinese-recipe/

If you can't handle the spice though, I would stay away from these.

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Sweet corn soup

Boil some chicken broth, and add in a mix of veggies with cream of corn. Add pepper and soy sauce to taste, and let simmer for a while. Finally add in a small amount of corn starch, stir and simmer for 4-5 min, and a veggies tyle soup is ready.
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We usually roast them, either in the oven with garli and olive oil, or by using this:

http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-ho/co...ategory.p-grid
I've never heard of those before. I'll have to look into that.
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Hands down my go to dish is succotash.

In a large and deep frying pan add 1 tbs of butter 1 tbs of coconut oil and put on low heat.
Add 1 clove of garlic smashed and diced
Add 1/4 red onion chopped or diced
add 1 bell pepper diced any color will do I like red
add 1 jalapeno diced
add dash of salt and pepper to taste
let simmer for 3 min

add 1 can of white or sweet corn
add 1 can of green Lima beans
cover and heat for 5 min


you can add practically anything you like to this dish
I like adding pimento, chopped green olives, Mushrooms, diced carrots etc.

the key is to flavor the oil with the garlic, onions and peppers and then add the vegetables in from hardest to softest.

Add carrots and cabbage before beans and mushrooms and let the harder vegetables saute longer.
Thanks for the recipe!
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My favorite thing ever for veggies and easy sides is frozen stuff. Sure, you can get broccoli or corn or whatever, but they also have full dishes with sauce and everything in bags that you just throw right in the microwave. Last night we had mushroom green bean risotto, and we also have summer veggies with red skin potatoes that's awesome. They are ready in 5min, and they usually only have a couple servings, so you don't end up with tons of left overs you have to eat the next few days. You can have something new every day.

If I have extra time I'll toss some whole sweet potatoes in the oven at 425-450 and just leave them in there until a fork passes easily into the flesh. Then I just coat them with butter and cinnamon and go to town.
Good suggestions. Thanks!
Question: I've read before that cooking in plastic bags can release chemicals that have a negative impact on the male endocrine system. Have you heard of anything like this and is it a concern?
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Chickpea salad

I suppose this isn't exactly cooking, but i enjoy chickpea salads.

Chickpea, green peas, some pinto beans, some corn, mixed with avocado, diced tomatoes, cucumber and onions. The entire veggies mixed in some plain yogurt, with salt and pepper to taste, and some red wine vinaigrette.

Takes 5 min to whip up. Tastes pretty good.

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Chilli Paneer

This one's a Indian dish with loads of Chinese influence. Paneer is basically like cottage cheese. You could also replace it with tofu. Instead of typing the recipe, I will just link to a website (also has numerous other Indian veggie recipes)
http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/chi...hinese-recipe/

If you can't handle the spice though, I would stay away from these.

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Sweet corn soup

Boil some chicken broth, and add in a mix of veggies with cream of corn. Add pepper and soy sauce to taste, and let simmer for a while. Finally add in a small amount of corn starch, stir and simmer for 4-5 min, and a veggies tyle soup is ready.
I will be trying these. That first one sounds really tasty. Thanks!
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No, but it's not really a concern for me. Most nights we don't eat the steam in the bag stuff. It's something worth looking into though, especially if you were going to eat them a lot.
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