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Old 11-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #951
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I had a dream last night about the critters on the Sushi Bar waving at me...that's a bit too fresh...
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #952
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I had a dream last night about the critters on the Sushi Bar waving at me...that's a bit too fresh...
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #953
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Del Monte or one of the major canned vegetable makers inserted that factoid briefly into their TV ads. I'm certain I heard it as part of the ad. That is what made my ears perk up and post about it here. This, in essence, suggests that both frozen and canned are equal nutritionally and that the only difference is in their appearance and texture. Concluding that freshly cooked raw vegetables are the only way to get the most nutritional benefits. Fast frozen veggies are no better for you than canned. So, I learned something new today.
Taking peas as an example they are frozen more or less on site whereas the peas you buy in the shop or supermarket may well have travelled 3 times round the state before they hit the point of sale and then you don't know how long they have sat in the shop's storeroom before making it to the counter. So frozen are much better for you and taste better. Even highly superior chefs who sneer at convenience food admit to using frozen peas.

Tinned veg come a very distant second to fresh or frozen. With the exception of pulses they really aren't very nice in taste or texture and many of the vitamins are killed by heat.

However, if you have as straight choice of canned or nothing you probably should go for canned.

I found the following which backs up the above - "While canned vegetables tend to lose a lot of nutrients during the preservation process (notable exceptions include tomatoes and pumpkin), frozen vegetables may be even more healthful than some of the fresh produce sold in supermarkets, says Gene Lester, Ph.D., a plant physiologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas"

Remember, Del Monte et al have a vested interest in trying to persuade you that canned is best.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #954
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I will not eat green peas if you simply put them on the plate in front of me. But, strangely, I do like them in a soup, totally opposite of corn; I love corn on the cob, or from the can, but always fish out every cornel from the soup, just cannot make myself eat it from the soup. Also I will eat the green peas in a salad, there are couple of Russian salads I make with peas included. It is really weird.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #955
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Yuck!

Would sell my soul for caramel but don't like chocolate.

I spotted Ben and Jerry's Karamel Sutra ice cream today and bought some. (This is further proof that I should always wear my reading glasses when shopping.) I didn't read the ingredients list because I was overcome with gluttonous feelings. Got it home. Chose a nice large spoon and got stuck in.

Yuck hardly any caramel flavour and masses of chocolate and chocolate chunks. Very bitter tasting at that, too.

It reminded me that I never buy B&J's ice cream because I think it's over-rated. Prefer Kelly's or some of H-D
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #956
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Beets. I absolutely hate them. They taste like mould to me.

I'm also not a big fan of pink fish, though I like white fish.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #957
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I will not eat green peas if you simply put them on the plate in front of me. But, strangely, I do like them in a soup, totally opposite of corn; I love corn on the cob, or from the can, but always fish out every cornel from the soup, just cannot make myself eat it from the soup. Also I will eat the green peas in a salad, there are couple of Russian salads I make with peas included. It is really weird.
Same here. Peas as garnish get gobbled up. I will not eat a pile of peas. The texture and taste are not for me.
My mother used peas to brighten up dishes. She put some in her eggplant parm. Not sure why, but I think her mother did it to?

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Beets. I absolutely hate them. They taste like mould to me.

I'm also not a big fan of pink fish, though I like white fish.
I don't like beets either. But if I had to choose beets vs peas, it would be beets. I think?
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #958
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Same here. Peas as garnish get gobbled up. I will not eat a pile of peas. The texture and taste are not for me.
My mother used peas to brighten up dishes. She put some in her eggplant parm. Not sure why, but I think her mother did it to?



I don't like beets either. But if I had to choose beets vs peas, it would be beets. I think?
Okra, horehound, mint, black licorice, eggplant, yup, that's about it. I like everything else, pretty much, and we won't get into the strange exotic foods like maggot cheese, balut, live octopus, etc.

Why, next week, I'm gonna be eating dirty-sock-soup with my daughter and grandkids.

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Same here. Peas as garnish get gobbled up. I will not eat a pile of peas. The texture and taste are not for me.
My mother used peas to brighten up dishes. She put some in her eggplant parm. Not sure why, but I think her mother did it to?

Many people do the things their mother did, just because. I do it. I think in eggplant parm I would use wilted greens like spinach, kale or collard for color instead of peas.

My son would never eat peas because they were mushy. I think that is because his bio mom always served canned peas but I use frozen peas which have some crunch to them. He will eat sugar snap peas, though.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #960
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Beets. I absolutely hate them. They taste like mould to me.

I'm also not a big fan of pink fish, though I like white fish.

what is pink fish? you mean, like, salmon?
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