Hokkaido variety kabocha squash. I cut it in chunks and steamed it -- with the intention of eating it plain. It has lovely sweet chestnut flavor. But so dry and crumbley, like stale cake. Any suggestions on how I can repurpose this steamed squash? If I make soup, will the dry crumbles melt into the broth and make a smooth soup? Or I could mix it with mashed sweet potatoes. But again, I hope for a smooth texture without dry crumbles. Tools: I have only a standard blender. And a manual potato masher.
I need more ideas for cooked vegetable dishes. Ideally it would include a lot of vegetables and a little bit of meat. [more inside]
Will frozen veggies and rice work with higher-end rice cookers? [more inside]
My daughter needs to increase her vegetable intake, but refuses to eat most veggies. What recipes will allow us to disguise her vegetables in other foods? [more inside]
For the food challenged: How do I learn to plan for and cook deadly simple nutritious meals for 1 adult + 1 baby child? Recipes, advice, pointers all welcome. [more inside]
Hello, We had some "off the vine" tomatoes we bought at the store and I was cleaning them with water and wiped them with a paper towel and noticed a yellowish stain on the paper towel. I wiped very well, then rinsed and finally the new paper towel I used was clean. What do you think this is? Is it tomato tar?
Give me your crunchy, your cool, your refreshing flavors yearning to breathe free. Favorite dinner salad recipes and ideas, please? [more inside]
I need a really good vegetable side dish. Twist: Middle Eastern. [more inside]
What are your favorite recipes that fulfill the following criteria: low in carbohydrates, lots of good fats, medium to generous on the fiber, and filling/hearty? I'm thinking veggies, soups, and sides, mostly, since that's where my recipe book is weakest. [more inside]
What are some savory vegetables that can be prepared like sweet fruit? And vice versa? [more inside]
Easy side dishes to go with chili? [more inside]
What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within. [more inside]
I joined a CSA to eat more vegetables but.... I kinda....hate vegetables. What are some great recipes to make me actually want to eat this stuff? [more inside]
I've begun a sort of juice fast / cleanse... How long can I subside on this? [more inside]
Are Subway vegetables cut up on premises -- or are they frankenfood prepared days before in some far off factory then vacuum sealed? Please help settle a pointless argument.
I have resorted to eating at fast food places because after making the same 10-15 dishes over and over, I am out of food ideas. I am looking for healthy Vegetarian or Fish recipes you have found online this year that you like the best, and maybe some new spices. [more inside]
Give me your best simple vegetable recipes with only a few ingredients. [more inside]
Please hope me become a master of fruits, vegetables and possibly juice! [more inside]
How do I deal with community supported agriculture flakes? I NEED people to pick up their shares. [more inside]
How do I best store my food so it neither goes bad nor attracts fruit flies? [more inside]
What are your favorite all (or nearly all) vegetable recipes, that are tasty and fulfilling enough to be a main dish on their own? [more inside]
There's a gardener coming to speak at the library I work on next month and I thought I would also organise a veggie swap afterwards. So the publicity has gone out, my neighbours are coming and there has been interest from the local council and environment groups who are interested in starting their own if it goes well. My problem is I'm not sure how to practically run it. Should I issue tickets roughly based on market value when people drop off their produce or should I let it go for a free for all working on a trust basis. Anyone run one of these before? Any advise in general?
What is this plant that came in our CSA box today? The bunch is about 10-12 inches long, it smells vaguely like cilantro but without so much "soapiness", and the leaves are somewhat fennel-like. The flowers are small and pinkish to purplish.
What are good vegetable substitutes for otherwise carb-laden fare? For example: mashed cauliflower to replace mashed potatoes and spaghetti squash to (kind of) replace spaghetti.
What are your favorite veggie recipes? [more inside]
I'm awful at eating vegetables. Any way I can increase my veggie intake to 8 servings a day without eating a bajillion salads? I like soups and smoothies, but I need recipes. [more inside]
What are your favorite tasty, high-yield garden vegetables? [more inside]
[Deceptively Delicious/Sneaky Chef Filter] Hey parents! I have a picky toddler. Yes, I try to get him to eat his veggies 'normally', but I'm also down with Deceptively Delicious/Sneaky Chef-type pureeing to hide the veggies. Can you please share your recipes/techniques of getting veggies into kids' dinners? [more inside]
How do I make my salads less lame? [more inside]
I'm looking for poems about food, especially fruits and vegetables. [more inside]
Recently, after eating raw sugar snap peas, I've been getting tender spots on my lips and my throat gets dry and slightly sore. It goes away after a half hour or so. What is this? An allergy?
Food Question(s) -- Avocados / Pinto Beans / Brown Rice / Bananas / Kumquats / Mangoes / Olive Oil / Balsamic Vinegar / Eggs w/r/t organic or not, etc and etc [more inside]
GreenThumbFilter: I'd like to start a garden in my backyard to grow some veggies and herbs and stuff -- like the Obamas' garden, but obviously at a lot smaller scale. How do I do this? [more inside]
What can I forage (for)? [more inside]
Give me your best sweet potato recipes! [more inside]
How can I test my family's garden vegetables for nutrition/toxins? [more inside]
What vegetables, fruits, fish and animals would be recommended for a self-sufficient survival farm? [more inside]
We've got a tiny patch of dirt in our back yard and want to grow edible stuff. We're not that serious, just mostly goofing off. What could we grow out there using existing foodstuffs? By that, I mean, we want to grow green onions, for example. Can we just grab a few green onions from the fridge, cut off the bottom, and plant those? Are there any other simple-to-grow foodstuffs we should consider? We're in Southern California, but the patch of dirt only gets direct sunlight maybe 1-2 hours a day.
Does anyone have great recipes that can use up a massive bag of vegetables? I am hoping I will end up with one or two dishes, preferably that I can then portion up and freeze. [more inside]
What is the most energy efficient form of flesh to eat? [more inside]
Help cure me of being a picky eater. [more inside]
What do I do with all these unfamiliar veggies from the CSA? [more inside]
During which times of the year are various fruits/vegetables/herbs/other in season? [more inside]
Where can I get green tomatoes in New York? [more inside]
I'm thinking about trying to go vegetarian, if only for a month's experimentation. But for a variety of reasons, I know it will be very difficult indeed. So: suggestions? [more inside]
[VegetableFilter] What should I do with the brussel sprouts I bought?
I keep buying produce that tastes terrible, and I know it's because I'm buying stuff out-of-season. I need a really good guide to fruit that tells me when it's best to buy various items. I already found a great book that helps me buy vegetables.