The other day I made a meal that was nearly all vegetables -- sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus, and an apple, arugula, and feta salad. It was a great meal and I didn't even realize until I was eating it that it was basically all vegetables, rather than my normal routine of basing a meal around a starch (although the sweet potato does have a lot of carbs). I'm looking for more full-meal ideas where vegetables make up a lion's share of the meal. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Jun 18, 2013 -
Lately I crave very tasty vegetable and grain salads from very pricey cafes. Can any cookbooks or blogs teach me to cook something similar? [more inside]
posted by biscuits
on Apr 23, 2013 -
Hi all, I recently started the F-Factor diet
For the first two weeks carbs are limited to fiber crackers, all bran, 0% greek yogurt, and one piece of fruit a day. No beans or starchy vegetables. You are allowed a small amount of fat (like a few slices of avocado, or a few peanuts, or a couple teaspoons of oil. Other than that you can have a lot of lean protein (fish, turkey, egg whites, skinless chicken, pork, light cheese, lean beef with fat removed etc.) and vegetables. Unfortunately I'm going away to a cabin this weekend and everyone else will be drinking like fishes and eating crazy fattening food.
What are some things that I can make with lean protein and vegetables (and maybe the small amount of fat I'm allowed) that would be tolerable if not delicious. I will have access to a very basic kitchen (nothing fancy but at least a refrigerator, oven and stove).
posted by bananafish
on Apr 10, 2013 -
Inspired by onions sprouting in my cupboard, I'd love to plant some veggies inside. I have and area about 4'x2' to plant, in front of a south facing window that gets plenty of sun. But my house isn't very warm. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Jan 27, 2013 -
My workplace, a public library, is planning to replace/ enhance the landscaping with ornamental, edible vegetables. We'll be donating the produce to the local food pantry as it comes available. What we need is a catchy promotional phrase to promote and advertise what we're doing. One early suggestion was "food, not flowers" but that's dry and sort of negative. So, give me your best, catchiest, inspired ideas!
posted by LaBellaStella
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Oh no! My winter squash, cucumbers, and peas are failing. Can anybody tell me why and what, if anything, I can do about it? Pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Jan 9, 2013 -
My boyfriend just got me a juicer from Walmart (GE model I believe) since he occasionally does juice fasts and also uses them as meal replacements. I've never really used one before. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat
on Oct 30, 2012 -
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]
posted by grouse
on Sep 22, 2012 -
I made baked orzo with veggies and cheese yesterday morning, thinking I had lunches covered for the next couple of days. I covered it in foil, and put it in the fridge, once the glass casserole dish had cooled a bit. It had been in there for about 2-3 hours when the power went out. The power was out for about 10-11 hours, and no one was home to open the fridge for most of that time.
Please tell me it's okay to eat?
posted by peppermind
on Sep 12, 2012 -
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!
posted by ominous_paws
on Sep 11, 2012 -
What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Aug 6, 2012 -
Every Sunday I go to the greenmarket and buy a bunch of radishes. If I bring them home and cut them up and eat them immediately
, then they retain their crispness and are a delicious treat. If I let them sit out or in the fridge even just until the end of the day, they become tender to the touch on the outside and lose that satisfying crunch. What am I doing wrong? Is there anything I can do to keep them fresh?
posted by AaRdVarK
on Jul 23, 2012 -
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]
posted by silverstatue
on Jul 11, 2012 -
1) Big, round, colorful vegetables are starting to grow in my wife's garden.
2) She'll be gone for the next two weekends.
3) I've got a bag of 1000 googly eyes.
Question: How can I make this prank work without ruining her harvest? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Jul 9, 2012 -
Please help me make the most out of my tiny new greenhouse. Tips on growing, stretching the seasons, maintenance, record-keeping and other garden matters are welcome. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes
on May 29, 2012 -
This year I'm trying container gardening for the first time. I've planted some indoors stuff (peppers, physalis, chervil) and am waiting for the shoots to come up. Tomato seeds are on the way (hopefully).
I live in Amsterdam (think NYC climate) in an apartment, and I've got a teensie tiny (30cm by 2m / 1' by 7') french balcony facing southeast that I'm going to try to make the most of. At the back (southwest), I've got much more space (about 3m2/27 sq ft), but due to the surrounding buildings it's almost always shadowy and drafty there. I'd really like to make use of this space though, seems like a waste not to. Any ideas what plants I could try growing there?
(Please don't say salad. I hate salad.)
posted by Skyanth
on Apr 12, 2012 -
Maryland: Help me find a nice year-round co-op or CSA in the Baltimore Metro Area? [more inside]
posted by kensch
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Got a norwalk juicer. Not here yet but tell me your favorite things to make with it, juices and otherwise. [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Question for vegetarians: what are your favorite recipes/meals to cook for meat eaters? [more inside]
posted by cairdeas
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Grocery shopping in Alexandria, VA without a car and on a $200/month budget? [more inside]
posted by elisse
on Jan 28, 2012 -
Garden filter: Favorite fruits and veggies to grow in zone 5 (Denver) and best vertical trellising options you've come across. [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Jan 25, 2012 -
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.
posted by dontjumplarry
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Good gardening websites? Looking for organized information and not like, meandering contentless blog posts. [more inside]
posted by Nattie
on Oct 21, 2011 -
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]
posted by cashman
on Sep 16, 2011 -
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!
posted by dorque
on Sep 10, 2011 -
Do you know where I can find a concise chart of healthy (maybe traditional?) beans/grains/greens combinations? [more inside]
posted by jenmakes
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I need recipes that rely mainly on meats, non-starchy veggies, eggs and seasoning. No rice, gluten, wheat, fruit or sugars of any kind, though I can substitute sugar with liquid Splenda if necessary. Cheeses and nuts are only sparingly accepted. What should I make? [more inside]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound
on Aug 9, 2011 -
Sometimes when I cut a red onion I will see that part of the skin (underneath the flakiest outer layers), usually near the root, looks different from the rest of the skin. It's not red, and shiny, it's yellow and duller, and it and feels a touch softer than the surrounding skin. Is this rot or mold, or something more innocuous?
posted by shivohum
on Jun 9, 2011 -
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]
posted by Rory Marinich
on Jun 7, 2011 -
I want to roast (or grill, or whatever) vegetables on my gas grill, and I need help.
I am looking for general (or specific) pointers on cooking anything from broccolini to zucchini on the grill, without burning the shit out of them, which is what I have been doing so far. [more inside]
posted by everichon
on May 14, 2011 -
I want to make perfect vegetable beds and seek the advice of all you edaphologists*
. [more inside]
posted by wilful
on May 4, 2011 -
Give me your best vegetarian appetizer/hors d'oeuvres recipe using baby asparagus! The catch: it should go well with sour beers. [more inside]
posted by booknerd
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Will having a large percentage of my caloric intake come from fruit lead to more problems than health benefits? [more inside]
posted by Evernix
on Mar 15, 2011 -
I planted climbing peas about 2 weeks ago and they are turning yellow, drying out despite a fair amount of water, and losing their nice green color. I think I overwatered them to begin with, but I let them go without water for a few days, and put them outside so they could get more light. Now they look like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60463163@N06/?saved=1
Please help! What should I do? I live in San Jose, zone 8B if that matters. Nights are in the upper 40's and days are in the mid to upper 60's. Gardening newbie, all other plants are doing well.
posted by luciddream928
on Mar 9, 2011 -
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]
posted by greatgefilte
on Mar 2, 2011 -
Squirrel Wars: Can I lay down a layer of chicken wire or hardware cloth directly on top of my raised beds to keep the squirrels from digging up my plants, and then let my veggies grow through the wire all season? [more inside]
posted by yarly
on Feb 28, 2011 -