We've just started renting a house, so we can grow delicious things to eat! However, I need to unpack (and write, and cook, and teach, and...) rather than garden. I am willing to throw a certain amount of money at this problem. What should I look for at garden stores? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet
on Mar 7, 2014 -
I have a question regarding nutrition and vegetable intake that the internet has so far been unable to answer. I need an Idiot's Guide to eating the fewest amount of vegetables possible while still getting what vegetables have to offer. Are you willing and able to guide this idiot? [more inside]
posted by Poppa Bear
on Mar 3, 2014 -
I am a complete novice to gardening but would like to start a vegetable garden for this spring/summer. I work a low income job so I need to do things on the cheap. I'm looking for suggestions or tips I haven't read online. [more inside]
posted by Aranquis
on Jan 27, 2014 -
Last year, we finally were able to plant a vegetable garden. I think we were pretty successful, but it was all very haphazard and I want to improve our game this year. I'm looking for some quality resources and general tips and tricks to get more out of our space. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot
on Jan 5, 2014 -
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]
posted by jetlagaddict
on Dec 29, 2013 -
The boyfriend and I will be attending a holiday dinner with his brother, who professes to hate all plant-based food except grains, rice, and potatoes. He has thrown down the gauntlet and asked us all to produce a vegetable based dish that he will actually enjoy. Please save us from defeat by sharing your most delicious vegetable and fruit-based dishes. Main meals, side dishes, appetizers, and desserts all welcome, and the dish can include other food groups, as long as the fruit or vegetable is prominent.
posted by rpfields
on Dec 21, 2013 -
Comforting, hearty vegetable recpies OR good veggie snacks for carrying around with me
Difficulty level: Low starch vegetables only please [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess
on Dec 12, 2013 -
Recommendations for fish recipes that include a carbohydrate and a substantial vegetable component? Alternatively, what are your favourite vegetable side dishes/pairings for fish? [more inside]
posted by kiki_s
on Nov 22, 2013 -
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!
posted by acm
on Nov 8, 2013 -
Foodies of MeFi: I need new side dishes to make for taco night! Difficulty: vegetables, but not corn, beans, green salad, or squash. [more inside]
posted by Janta
on Nov 7, 2013 -
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]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Oct 2, 2013 -
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]
posted by Kitty Stardust
on Sep 13, 2013 -
Office full of "Why no, I didn't see any baby carrots in there *crunch crunch gulp*" fridge thieves. I can lock food at my desk, but I want FRESH fruit and veg, not just peanuts and raisins! [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Sep 6, 2013 -
I can't keep up with the process of buying and cooking a variety of vegetables. I need a specific few that I can build a repertoire around and buy/eat repetitively without thinking about it. Otherwise everything will keep dying in the fridge. What are the three (subjectively) smartest vegetables I can choose if I am limiting myself to three, with regard to nutrient density (not versatility, and disregarding seasonal aspects.) [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus
on Aug 29, 2013 -
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 -