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I love raw green beans and sugar snap peas as well as raw cauliflower. It's worth the trouble to prepare them

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12/30/17 2:22 P

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oh thanks. I have problems having stuff go bad. I bought those vacuum seal jars. However, kale and broccoli won't work at all. I tried those green bags. They work ok. I used them up and just found some unopened ones at a garage sale. I have tried plenty of things to keep my greens.

Also our new place has a very small refrigerator . I tried to stash fruit for green smoothies in the freezer.

I did put parsley and swiss chard in a jar of water.

The grocery store across the street is one of those bargain stores. The produce is lousy. You can get bargains on cleaners , containers, canned goods, snacks. One has to really watch the expiration dates.

Since my husband works 6 days ( if I want good supplies, I'd have to walk awhile or take the bus. ).

Maybe I'll get a spiralizer,so I can have more veggies, now that the drink haven't happened.

Also my spouse won't eat much of these things.

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When making soup, my favorite is when my mom/grandma used to use a food processor to shop the veggies into small pieces. rutebega looses its strong bitter flavor this way. i otherwise dont like them.

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Yes! Wash, peel, chop and slice when you bring veggies home from the grocery store. Do not put anything in that store plastic bag into your refrigerator.

You will be more likely to use - and easy to toss into whatever you are cooking!

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12/29/17 7:23 P

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aren't you lucky your spouse will eat that. Mine isn't fond of much of that. Certain veggies, prepared a few ways. I eat it...

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Spaghetti squash is my new obsession! I made buffalo chicken spaghetti squash and my husband declared it "the bomb".

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My favorite is spaghetti squash. You can do so many things with it. No end to the toppings you can put on it, or just a little real butter, salt and pepper.



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does this get any chemicals off? I know for the meat, it brings out the calcium

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Wash them in apple cider vinegar

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12/20/17 3:55 P

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I've done this for chicken broth, but didn't consider veggie broth

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that is interesting.I'll keep my eyes open for it emoticon

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Keep a big Ziploc bag in the freezer....throw all your veggie odds and ends in (onion peels, carrot skins, spinach that's a little past it's prime....anything!), and when you have a bunch, make veggie broth! It end up being free since you're using things you bought for other purposes anyways. And you could always do the same with chicken bones and add them all together to make a chicken veggie broth....mmmm

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I found a "new" veggie at a produce stand. My find is tatsoi, kind of like a cross between bok choy and spinach.

I had some in a salad and more in an omelet. Very good!

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12/19/17 3:29 P

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great ideas everyone contributing, thanks! emoticon

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using a blender/food processor, mix up a batch of gazpacho and keep it handy in the fridge for snack, first course, or base for other sauces/soups

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On a cookie sheet, single layer the vegetable(s) of your choice - I like broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, and brussel sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cracked black pepper and garlic bits. Bake at 450 degrees until lightly browned and crispy. Yum!

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A supermarket with a great produce section recently opened nearby and it's nearest competitor also revamped their produce section to compete. I've been playing around with combos that I never tried before. Stir frys galore with lots of colors and lots of varieties. My favorite is chopped bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, daikon radish, and bok choy (a tbsp of olive oil and a 1/4 cup of broth/stock to saute in). I add 1 tbsp of oriental condiments, garlic, onion powder, ginger...and I'm in business. Serve with or without 1/2 cup of brown rice or whole wheat pasta.

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eat with hummus...make your hummus at home



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12/17/17 8:17 A

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zucchini jam - has the texture of marmalade and is a great way to use up end of season produce.

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homemade sweet potato chips w/ coconut oil & Himalayan Pink salt

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12/13/17 6:54 P

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I had an unique carrot and current recipe. It tasted as if cloves or all spice. Yum I have to ask. emoticon

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roasted pumpkin seeds - NEVER throw them out

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It's not been said here so I will count it as unique..veggie chips! My favorite are kale and collard, done in the dehydrator. You can do them in the oven, but they burn easily.

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I roast two pans of harder veggies a week and have them all week for lunches (with a protein). I also roast fresher/softer veggies during the week but find they don't hold as well.

Two trays of whatever is in season of the following - turnips, rutabagas, sweet potatoes, winter squash, celery, leeks, shallots, carrots etc. I toss in olive oil with fresh herbs (I have a garden so usually thyme, rosemary, oregano, cilantro, chives, tarragon or whatever is available) and roast at 350 for about an hour until brown and caramelized.

Dinners - I roast shallots with quartered brussel sprouts, broccoli or cauliflower. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. SO good!

I also love greens. I don't like them cooked to long so often will use the drippings from pork and then saute the greens in that. I may add broth if I don't have much. Then squeeze a lemon over all just before serving. yum!

OR Kale, chopped small, squeeze a lemon over it and then (yes this sounds weird) smash avocado into the kale. Use your hands to really break it down and rub that lemon and avocado into the kale. SO GOOD!





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grated carrots, finely diced jalapeno, a little bit of finely diced tomato (it's less a solid ingredient than it is a liquid) finely diced red onion, lime juice and a little salt. It's got to be really cold before you eat it. It's a Sri Lankan recipe that is often served as a salad--the mix of sweet carrot, spicy chili and sour lime is addictive.

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I take root vegetables (various radishes, carrots, onions, beets) either together or separately - slice them very thin and put them in a brine/pickling solution (sp recipes or from cooking light). Put in tightly closed container in the fridge. They're ready to eat the next day but can be kept for several weeks. I eat them as a snack, side dish, on top of salads/sandwiches - tasty, colorful, healthy.

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Thanks for all the ideas



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eating ultra thin sliced veggies, like beetroot and sweet potatoes for something sweet



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Awesome, keep the ideas coming!!

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fixing them differently--there are recipes for baking cucumber. I also like the spiralizer.



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There is a Spark Recipe for something I absolutely love to eat, Cheesy Vegetarian Black Bean Sweet Potatoes. You use a baked potato and stuff it with salsa, cheese, black beans and it is so good! I could eat one almost every day! Check it out on Spark recipes!

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I make a quick version of the traditional Korean rice bowl bibimbap - instead of blanching or sauteeing the vegetables, I will often just use fresh julienned carrots and zucchini. (I'll usually take the time to sautee the spinach though.) Recipe here - http://kimsunee.com/recipes/quick-and-easy-bibimbap-korean-mixed-rice-bowl/





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I once made a lunch bowl from a recipe I found on Pinterest. It was a bowl with 3 different fresh vegetables and a protein. Each vegetable was sliced or shredded to make it attractive. Check out zoodle bowls too.

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Try grating a raw baby beetroot and adding sliced, unpeeled green-skinned apple, and squeezing some orange over it for a dressing. Yummm

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Thanks for the ideas so far. Will continue to try new ways of preparing them!

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love beet spirals

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Look into lacto fermented veggies!

Also, it’s not a new method of prepping, more of final, but I’ve taken to putting variations of butternut squash soup over a pile of fresh veggies like a sort of hot/cold curry, where the curried soup is the sauce. Everything from cucumbers to steamed broccoli seems to work well!

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Have you heard of zoodles?
You spiralize a zucchini and use it in place of pasta...I know there's a few veg you can do that with too



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Would pickling count? I have a Tassajara cookbook that has daikon ginger pickles and they are amazing.

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Grated carrot and courgette with a little French Dressing mixed into it makes a nice raw vege salad, and perhaps adding some spring onion (I THINK you guys call them green onions) goes well too.

I often make a fresh mushroom salad using small button mushroomed sliced with some Spring Onion, and again adding some French Dressing. Lettuce with some diced cucumber, sliced capsicum and red onion with a little balsamic dressing massaged into it, and perhaps some broken up pieces of feta, goes down well, too. Grated raw carrot and beetroot with a little dressing of choice is nice, too, and perhaps a little finely diced red onion or Spring onion.

I hope that this gives you some 'food for thought' (couldn't resist that :-)

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I'd like to eat more fresh veggies (mostly eat a lot of frozen veggies right now) since I just found a great store with a terrific produce department. I bought a julienne machine that should arrive very soon, and along with that, would love some UNIQUE ideas for veggies.

I'm very familiar with roasting, pan searing/frying, baking, steaming, etc, but would like to make fresh veggies a little more of a main part of my meals beyond the usual and salads.

A few things I've done were variations on roasting, stuffed veggies, different spices, etc - but now with the new machine I've seen some cool ideas that are NOT the normal presentation and hoping folks here have some ideas as well!

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