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Old 06-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #11
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Chayati, nice post! Good summary of "all the ways" to cook delicious vegetables!

Just to add to what you said about cooking them more loses nutrient value (and IMO taste), boiling vegetables also loses a lot of nutrient value by leaching the nutrients out into the water, so boiling is not generally a good idea if other means are available.

I use frozen vegetables only as an emergency source of vegetables like when I run out and don't want to drive to the market just to buy a small amount of vegetables before cooking dinner.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #12
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Well, since the OP asked about frozen vegetable I want to say, that personally I too prefer frozen. First of all they are convenient, second of all there is not always time to go to store, third of all, oh well never mind the first two are enough for me. I like to defrost them first and then lightly sauté them with some olive oil and seasoning. Works wonder as an addition to starch as a side dish. Also they are convenient to muse for soups.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:01 PM   #13
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Well, since the OP asked about frozen vegetable I want to say, that personally I too prefer frozen. First of all they are convenient, second of all there is not always time to go to store, third of all, oh well never mind the first two are enough for me. I like to defrost them first and then lightly sauté them with some olive oil and seasoning. Works wonder as an addition to starch as a side dish. Also they are convenient to use for soups.
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Frozen works for me. They're available year-round, and don't go bad.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:19 AM   #14
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Hello healthyeatingxyz,

Is there a reason that you are using frozen vegetables? Fresh is much better tasting, has a better texture and is higher in nutrition. I recommend using only fresh when it comes to vegetables.

Frozen vegetables are often higher in nutrition than fresh, depending on how old the fresh veggies are when you cook them.

Frozen vegetables are excellent alternative.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #15
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excellent alternative, but i'm trying to avoid that much as possible..
Every morning my first station is marketplace with fresh vegs..
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #16
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excellent alternative, but i'm trying to avoid that much as possible..
Every morning my first station is marketplace with fresh vegs..
This is about frozen vegetables. The person that posted had a question about that. I'm not sure why you posted. There are many threads on here for questions, recipes, etc on cooking fresh veggies.



Anyway, I like to do my frozen veggies in the microwave with a little water and season after. At 50% of the time I use them, they end up in soups, stews, a pasta dish or pot pies.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #17
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I microwave frozen veggies (steaming). Then I season/flavor them afterwards.




me too.
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