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Old 05-17-2009, 05:37 AM   #1
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Not liking veggies?

I plainly don't like a lot of veggies, and the only way I can eat most of them are in stews, soups, casseroles, For instant I like carrots but only hard boiled and soften. Or peeled in to little cheese string type peels.

And I need to eat more veggies, So any suggestions?

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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Try roasting root vegetables in the oven. Or grill some zucchini / squash on your George Forman. Gives them a whole different taste.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:09 AM   #3
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Try roasting root vegetables in the oven. Or grill some zucchini / squash on your George Forman. Gives them a whole different taste.
I could try them, I'm not sure why I don't like most veggies raw.

I can eat them all day long if they're in soups or cooked.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:21 AM   #4
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One thing that happened on the road a lot was the older men who just weren't into veggies would come to our Weber and ask what great stuff we were cooking was. Huh? We were grilling the veggies, which I do at the start of any grilled meat meal. My mother always put sliced onions in foil with butter, S&P and threw it directly on the coals. I follow that. To that I add summer squash, eggplant, large mushrooms .. really any veg that won't fall through the grill. Toss them with olive oil and garlic seasonings, grill, and toss into the mix. The smokey flavor will win you over.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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Roasted veggies are great, but if you liked them cooked, just make sure to incorporate them into the dishes you're cooking. No one said you had to like raw salads :)
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:49 AM   #6
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Roasted veggies are great, but if you liked them cooked, just make sure to incorporate them into the dishes you're cooking. No one said you had to like raw salads :)
you are right about the raw salads bit.

I just don't like raw salads unless it's a very rare setting.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:26 AM   #7
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I would get bored with vegetables if they were only boiled ... you can steam or, as has already been mentioned, roasted - herbs, oils, butter, vinegars, etc. can all be used to add a little zip-zing-wow to vegetables.

Look around here in the vegetable forum and you'll get some more ideas on what you can do with them. Here is my grandma's summer squash recipe that you can also make with eggplant.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:07 PM   #8
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Derek, since you love spicy food and love to chop and dice and so forth, you should take up Chinese (especially Szechwan and Hunan) and Indian cooking, which use a lot of veggies. The sauces are great and can be as spicy as you like.

As for American-style veggies, try this:

BUTTER-ROASTED VEGETABLES
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 25 to 35 minutes
4 servings

4 cups any combination fresh vegetables, cut as desired (butternut squash, baby carrots,
zucchini, small new red potatoes, onion, whole peeled garlic cloves, mushrooms, green
or red peppers, green beans, asparagus)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1 teaspoon garlic salt

1. Heat oven to 400. Combine all vegetables in 13 by 9-inch baking pan. Add butter,
chives, oregano and garlic salt; toss lightly.

2. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender and lightly browned.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:24 PM   #9
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Derek, since you love spicy food and love to chop and dice and so forth, you should take up Chinese (especially Szechwan and Hunan) and Indian cooking, which use a lot of veggies. The sauces are great and can be as spicy as you like.

I agree here, I'm not a veggie person myself, I'm a meat-n-tater guy. But when it comes to veggies, this is my favorite way to eat them outside of a good salad. I love to make a home made Szechwan stir fry, I often mistakenly put too much veggies in :)
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:00 AM   #10
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wow, that's a lot of talk about veggies. Thanks. But I like cheese veggies which makes with lots of stuff.

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