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Old 12-17-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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favorite vegetable?

mine is probably carrots, coined and steamed, with butter and ground sage, a little salt, and pepper.
i also love early-pick baby spinach w/ garlic, seasalt, and fresh-cracked black pepper barely wilted in olive oil.
i love lightly steamed green beans dipped in hollandaise as a snack or for dinner.
and i love tomatoes in Kraft cucumber ranch dressing.
zucchini and yellow summer squash are other favorites. in butter and black pepper, i mean.
how 'bout you?

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Old 12-17-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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Asparagus - steamed
fresh green beans
brussel sprouts
artichokes with mayo and lemon
zucchini sauteed in butter with onions and Italian seasoning
spinach lightly sauteed in olive oil with salt, pepper, garlic, and crushed red pepper
potatoes - mashed, au gratin, hashbrowns, scalloped, etc. but my favorite has to handcut french fries
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Gotta love those carrots, but I like mine "speared" as opposed "coined", definitely "steamed" (if cooked!)

Otherwise carrots and celery with blue cheese dip! (Or dill!)

Summertime, home grown tomato's, with sea salt and fresh ground pepper...or stuffed with tuna salad? (Okay, technically, they're a "fruit")

Bell peppers grown in your own garden, so crisp, so sweet, unlike what you get in "the store"...

Broccholi? Raw or lightly steamed? In either case, with a cheese sauce/dip to accompany?

Cucumber? Perfect "fill up" food, dips well, source of all the different superb pickles and relishes, the true "heart" of a good Greek Salad...

Crsipy fresh, very stiff green or wax beans, steamed and "seasoned"...

An "honest feed" of baked beans? Chili, with no kidney beans? (Too awful to contemplate!)

How are you supposed to pick just one?

Life would be pretty awful without the wonderful bounty of veggies, aside from what they do for us, medically...

(Did I mention how much onions and garlic add to Life, if not just cooking?)

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Old 12-18-2004, 09:18 AM   #4
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Brocolli Rabe is one of my favorites...I saute it w/olive oil and lots of slices of garlic.....I also mix it w/little browned potatoes and chunks of sausage...and of course slices of garlic..
Or as a dinner Brocolli Rabe Sausage and pasta..and lots of slices of garlic!
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Old 12-18-2004, 10:00 AM   #5
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Too many favorites to pick from. Broccoli, broccoli rabe, asparagus, artichokes, kale, collard greens, lettuce (all types), green beans, onions, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes, celery, and most others.
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Old 12-19-2004, 05:11 PM   #6
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Oh, dear. I guess you can tell we are all food lovers. Favorite? Impossible!
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:57 AM   #7
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It is difficult to choose. I do have a soft spot for zucchini.

Lately I have been slicing it into rounds about an inch thick, brushing with olive oil/ garlic and grilling them. You can also sprinkle some parmesan on if you want to.

It is sooooo nice.

Sometimes I grill up different veggies including the zucchini.

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corn and potatoes
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SierraCook
Asparagus - steamed
fresh green beans
brussel sprouts
artichokes with mayo and lemon
zucchini sauteed in butter with onions and Italian seasoning
spinach lightly sauteed in olive oil with salt, pepper, garlic, and crushed red pepper
potatoes - mashed, au gratin, hashbrowns, scalloped, etc. but my favorite has to handcut french fries
That's about the same as my list. I'd leave the red pepper out of the spinach and put mashed potatoes on the end of the potato list. Baked with butter salt and a lot of bacon would be at the head of the line.
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:53 PM   #10
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broccoli
corn
green beans
carrots
potatoes
tomatoes
squash- yellow crook neck & zucchini
okra
cauliflower
asparagus
cucumbers
I'm sure there are more but I just can't think of them right now. :roll:
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