I am not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I would like to increase my consumption of plants. As such, I'm looking for practical vegetarian cookbooks. I don't want complex recipes that take hours of prep, I want practicality. My favorite cookbooks are The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything. Is Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian a good option?
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]
My fridge is starting to bulge open with the sheer amount of produce I'm accumulating from my weekly farm box. Please help me come up with ideas to use some of it! Seeking ideas specifically for 1) beets 2) zucchini/summer squash and 3) fennel (possibly looking for help modifying a potato gratin recipe). More inside! [more inside]
Give me your crunchy, your cool, your refreshing flavors yearning to breathe free. Favorite dinner salad recipes and ideas, please? [more inside]
I love cooking, but it's been a while since I've cooked on a regular basis (besides throwing together ingredients for salads and pastas) and even longer since I put together a proper meal with courses. I'm a pretty decent cook (and I have a list of favorite blogs, like Smitten Kitchen and 101 Cookbooks) but nothing's clicking, and I want recipes that are complicated and fun and delicious for a change of pace! And so I turn to you, AskMetafilter: help me find awesome, vegetarian, delicious, adventurous dishes to usher in 2014. [more inside]
We get a lot of kale from our CSA, and we pretty much know it's headed for the compost. Have tried many recipes that turn out nasty -- kale chips that won't dry, sauteed kale that's too bitter to choke down, etc. -- and have yet to find anything that gets us excited to use this vegetable, no matter how healthy. (Yes, I do make some green shakes, but one bunch in the freezer can fuel me for a year on that front! We have 3-4 bunches in the fridge right now.) I should say that the one exception was a recipe called "Carolina kale," which involves some stewed tomatoes and cumin, but our experience after making it a few times is that we love it on day 1 but then never want to touch the leftovers, so then that feels like a waste too. So, metafites, convince me that kale is fit for human consumption! wow me with your best, genuinely delicious, kale recipes, before it's compost time again!
What are some savory vegetables that can be prepared like sweet fruit? And vice versa? [more inside]
There has got to be a better way to deal with winter squashes than the hacking/swearing/brute-force method I'm using right now. What is it? [more inside]
What recipes do you have for the leftover pulp from a juicer? [more inside]
Can you give me step-by-step instructions on how to pick out salad ingredients after arriving at a supermarket or farmer's market? [more inside]
Mindblowingvegrecipefilter: I couldn't have cared less about sweetcorn. Then I discovered esquites, one of the greatest things I've ever eaten. Please tell me all and any of your recipes that make any given vegetable(s) as good as this terrific dish makes corn. Any cuisine, any veg. Thanks!
Easy side dishes to go with chili? [more inside]
Help me stop being intimidated by my local farmer's market. [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]
What are your favorite low-prep, simple, low-carb, healthy meals for one? [more inside]
Question for vegetarians: what are your favorite recipes/meals to cook for meat eaters? [more inside]
What do you do with frozen vegetables and fruits? (other than use them for ice packs?) [more inside]
I love to cook. I hate to chop vegetables. (Not so much that I'm willing to buy pre-chopped vegetables, though.) Press-ganging my long-suffering roommate into chopping them for me not a long-term effective strategy. Looking for suggestions of tools, brain readjustments, or ways to develop leet knife skillz (tm) to make cutting up veggies faster, less boring, or ideally both!
I'm looking for simple vegetable-centric recipes that really highlight the appeal of the vegetables they're made with. I don't have experience with enjoying very many vegetables, so I'm looking for recipes which will make me more familiar with what makes particular veggies delicious. [more inside]
Give me your best vegetarian appetizer/hors d'oeuvres recipe using baby asparagus! The catch: it should go well with sour beers. [more inside]
The local bulk food store stocks dehydrated vegetable flakes, which from what I can tell are include potatos, onions, leeks, carrots, and peppers. The label in the store doesn't indicate any preservatives in the mix. [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]
What are your favorite veggie recipes? [more inside]
I need to take my vegetarian stir-fry to the next level. Any tips? [more inside]
I have a loose vegetarian stew recipe that I have made up that is wonderful in the sense that it is flexible and quick. It does have one constant, in that it has a tomato base. What can I sub the tomato content with? [more inside]
Friends are coming to dinner and I'm relishing the challenge of finding a recipe that will satisfy the picky eater who doesn't like any vegetables. Can you help? [more inside]
Summer time is here and my grill has been cleaned and is ready for use. I need some summer grilling recipes and ideas. Hurry, the grill is hot! [more inside]
I'm going to make a pot of chili tomorrow. Besides the usual kidney beans, tomato schtuff, burger and trinity, what do you like to put in yours to liven things up? [more inside]
Help me jazz up my roasted vegetables! [more inside]
Is there a site out there that has simple, easy to read diagrams on hot to cut different vegetables properly?
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]
I made a big pan of broth and it's bitter. How do I correct it? [more inside]
Living in Ottawa, how can I get a hold of some powdered vegetables? [more inside]
What do I do with all these unfamiliar veggies from the CSA? [more inside]
I've decided to eat more vegetables, and I have a few questions about the necessity of cooking them, the nutritional content of frozen vegetables, and how cooking affects the nutritional content. [more inside]
I want to cook with okra, but I live in the Pacific Northwest. Help with this specific dilemma would be great, or more generically -- any tips on finding produce that seems, at first pass, to be unavailable in a given area? [more inside]
[VegetableFilter] What should I do with the brussel sprouts I bought?