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vegetables and a non-hater

Thursday, July 14, 2016




Just a quickie here.

I want to say that I don't hate vegetables. I guess right now I am bored with them.
Salads wear me out. I am interested in Gazpacho, as my last post indicated.
I have been to the store twice since then and neglected to get the needed ingredients to make a batch.

My sis came by last night. They are going on vacation and she wanted to give me the bag of veggies from her CSA. Now I have some strange veggies in my fridge.
I need the motivation to prepare these. Salad Turnips? Another thing she had. Medium sized sort of purplish-green leaves. I asked what those are. She looked and studied and said "leaves". Hah What! I said they sort of look like Basil. We smelled them. They aren't Basil. I have them but I don't know what I will do with them.

Queries:

How does one measure a cup of fresh greens and does it matter since they mostly have like 15 calories per cup.

Corn is not a veggie, it is a grain.
As well as peas and what else? Winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc.
Oh and Donuts...Donuts are not a Veggie!

So what is the problem?
I am just bored with veggies and I need to find ways that excite me about them again!

I read this page and it has me thinking about what I can change up for a while to eat some different things.

www.elisamontedance.org/
blog/2015/7/24/a-dancers-d
iet-jasmine-chiu


Be Well My Friends,
For The Love Of Health!
Laurie
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  • PHEBESS
    Living in the USVI, it was hard to find decent tomatoes - so I learned to use some fruit as well as the usual salad stuff. So maybe try chopping an apple into a salad, add some raisins and walnuts, along with the greens, carrots, cukes, etc. Or orange or grapefruit segments. I've even had salads with kiwi, or peaches, or berries. I've found I really kind of prefer my salads this way - I've never been a big fan of tomatoes anyway.
    1450 days ago
  • MILPAM3
    Cook the leaves the way you would any type of greens. I'm sure SP has recipes. Turnips can be diced into large chunks and roasted in a 400° (or hotter) oven. Sounds like you have opportunities to branch out with your sister's offerings.
    1453 days ago
  • ARLENEGOBERT
    Try some egg plant from a Chinese restaurant. They usually season it real well and it taste great. I can eat it every day.
    1453 days ago
  • REI_TAVO
    👍🏼
    1453 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Do you eat soups? I find when I am bored w/veggies, making soups that do have veggies, but other ingredients as well the veggies are less boring.


    1453 days ago
  • ADRIESKI
    Gorgeous job
    1453 days ago
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