What is your favorite VEGETABLE?

Estonia
January 23, 2010 5:34pm CST
Well, recently I asked you about fruits and I got tons of interesting responses, I discovered many new exotic fruits for myself. Then I started to think, that maybe I can discover some exotic vegetables that way too. Anyway, share your favorite vegetables with me, they don't have to be exotic or anything. I like tomatoes, I like to have them sliced with black pepper added or in salad with other vegetables. I also like cucumbers, because they taste great and are really light, so you don't have to worry about your weight. I used to like carrot too, but now I have an allergy to it, so I can't eat it. Another vegetable I like is potato (if it can be count as vegetable). There are like hundreds of dishes that can be made using potatoes. So now it's your turn to answer. What is your favorite VEGETABLE?
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• United States
23 Jan 10
I like quite a few veggi's; broccoli, asparagus, okra (canned and cooked)...raw carrots, iceberg lettuce...lol But my favorite vegetable would have to be...asparagus and okra! Can't choose between the two :) lol
• Estonia
23 Jan 10
You've named quite nice vegetables! I like most of them, although I've never tried okra, so I have no idea what does it taste like. Thanks for sharing!:)
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24 Jan 10
Mmm veg, can't beat it...love peppers, chillis and tomatoes, they go with just about anything!
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• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Oh sure they do, novaspace!
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• Australia
23 Jan 10
I can't think of a vegetable I DON'T like. I like them all. We have at least five veges with our main meal each day as well as a salad at lunch time. I love parsnips, pumpkin, swedes and corn on the cob, all preferably roasted. In fact I prefer most veges roasted. As far as greens go, I prefer Brussell Sprouts to Broccoli but eat both and I love fresh sugar snap peas cooked in their pods. I don't think I have a favourite veg. I like them all.
@Hatley (163830)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jan 10
cloudwatcher but dont swedes object to being cooked and eaten I mean come on we have several as mylotters here? seriously what is swede in a vegetable? I have never seen it so do not know anything about it. help.
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• Estonia
23 Jan 10
Thanks for responding! I think I like quite many vegetables in general too, but still there are some exceptions for me. I may like one vegetable when it's fresh, but when it's cooked, it can be not so pleasant for me.
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• Australia
24 Jan 10
Hatley, thanks for the laugh. I'm sure you know I would never think of roasting fjaril. He's too precious! Swede is a yellow/orange flesh turnip with a much nicer flavour than the white turnip.
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@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
24 Jan 10
I love taking salads. And some of my favorites without which I cannot take salads are Cucumber,onion and tomato. So,its almost same here.I love to eat all the vegetables available in the respective season. But whatever vegetable I take everyday with my meals, there got to be a presence of potato in at least one item. If ever the potato is from the menu, I feel like missing something. I feel happy eating potatoes in different items: mashed,boiled, fried, mixed with other vegetables. And I think potato is the only vegetable that can easily adapt with other vegetables.
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• Estonia
24 Jan 10
I totally agree with you! Usually my salad consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, some green and olive oil or sour cream as a dip. I also think that potato is the on that can be easily combined with other vegetables or even meat. I also need to have potato in every soup I eat, if there is no potato present, the soup isn't so nutritive. Thank you for your answer!;)
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• Philippines
24 Jan 10
Hi. When I was young and still living in the province, we used to help our parents and grandmother in growing different kinds of vegetables. As such, I was raised liking almost all kinds of vegetables that are locally being produced here in the country. In particular, my favorites are carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, jack fruit (it's actually a veggie), squash and bean strings. I like to eat carrots raw. For cauliflower and broccoli, I like to eat them when steamed. For jackfruit, squash and bean strings, they are most delicious to me when cooked with coconut milk.
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• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Hey! I had also helped my parents (and actually helping now too) to grow vegetables. We grew quite basic ones, nothing very rare or exotic. I used to like raw carrot too, but like I mentioned in the start of discussion, I have an allergy to it. Cauliflowers and broccoli are good too, we sometimes add broccoli to the soup, it fits there perfectly. Beans are also nice! Thanks for sharing!:)
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• Philippines
24 Jan 10
Oh, sad to know that you have developed allergic reaction eating raw carrots. That's really unusual but yeah, it happens. I myself is allergic to medications containing aspirin.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 10
Yes, it's really bad to the nth level. The doctors could not prescribe any medications without testing the possible effect to me. Also, pain killers do not work on me. I just pray that I will not undergo any major operations ever. As such will really become a big problem.
@PastorP (1174)
• United States
24 Jan 10
Hi Biomechanoid. My favorite is corn, and in all sorts of ways. Off cob, on cob, cream style, popped, cereal. Second to it is tomatoes, then beets, brussel sprouts, broccoli, eggplant. Oh, corn --with dash of pepper salt, maybe canola oil, butter, mayo.
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• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Hey, PastorP! Corn is good, although not so popular in our country. Most of us mainly know it in the form of pop corn. But I've tried several dishes containing corn and I can return only positive feedback. Thank you for answering!:)
• New Zealand
24 Jan 10
I don't think I have just one.. I like so many vegtables
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
24 Jan 10
Hi, Biomechanoid. My favorite would have to be sweet potatoes, broccoli, squash, butter beans, honey carrots, fiesta corn, cabbage, lima beans, sweet peas,(only if they are cooked by me). I like potatoes that are mashed up into homemade mashed potatoes. I like black eyed peas, only if they are cooked with butter the right way. I like collard greens, kale, mustard and turnip greens. I also like zucchini too.
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• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Wow, you named more vegetables than I know! I've never tried lima beans and squash, but other ones are quite delicious, as much as I've eaten them. And those peas cooked in butter are yummi! Thanks for sharing!:)
@Hatley (163830)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jan 10
i biomechanoid I love tomatoes, and onions, eggplant and green peppers, all cooked together in ratatouille and it is so good, really delicious too. Also salads with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and slices of apple and red onions. good oh so good.
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• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Hey, Hatley! I love ratatouille too, it's a nice bouquet of taste and health! I am also a big fan of different salads. I like salads made of vegetables only and the ones where is some meat or cheese added. Vegetables are good! Thanks for answering!;)
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• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
i really like to eat vegetables and the most i like is the vegetable cassava leaf.is typical vegetable in indonesia. I like because i could eatit without being processed or just boiled it. In our country (Indonesia) we call "LaLap". Cassava leaf contain a lot fiber and vitamins, especially iron contained in cassava leaves. But not too much should be eaten by people high blood because it would cause a stroke.
• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Wow, never heard about such vegetable. It's good that you can eat it without preparing, because fresh vegetables are the healthiest ones in my opinion. Thanks for introducing that one to me!:)
• Indonesia
25 Jan 10
Yes i just boil it and i eat it with a very delicious sauce especially for the tongue of the indonesia
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
27 Jan 10
The eatable part of Cassava is the swollen roots. It also called as Tapioca, Yuca, Manioc, etc. Al gifani, put some turmeric powder and lemon and make them into small 2X2 cm size pieces of cassava and boil it. Heat 1 or 2 table spoon of oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves, then add the boiled and drained cassava. Hot and spicy fish or Beef curry is a nice combination with it :D Peace.
@Harley009 (1420)
• India
24 Jan 10
Some vegetables like Tomato, onion, shallot, garlic, ginger, bay leaf, curry leaf, coriander leaf, coconuts are used in almost all of our dishes. In a rough order that I like or use... Tomato Onion Cuccumber carrot shallot garlic ginger okra bitter-guard pumpkin marrow ash-gourd snake-gourd eggplant & brinjal bell pepper(capsicum) green chilly Yam chick peas kidney beans Soya bean sponge-gourd ivy-gourd/little gourd cabbage cauliflower potato spring onions spinaches Drumsticks(Moringa oleifera) curry leaf coriander leaf mint leaf lettuece leaves grean beans string beans green peas taro/cocoyam/elepahnt ear/colocasia raddish lentils
@deenaly (162)
• Malaysia
24 Jan 10
do you know that the name "curry leaf" is not exactly the name of the leaf? It's called curry leaf because we always use them in making curry.
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@Harley009 (1420)
• India
24 Jan 10
curry leaf is the colloquial English name for it. It is native Indian subcontinent plant. Many others normally don't use it. Scientific name : Murraya koenigii Alternat name: Sweet neem/sweet margosa So curry leaf is the English name.
• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Damn, did you name all of the vegetables you know? Never heard of several of them, but I think you surely know, how to put them into good use! Thanks for sharing!:)
@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
hi Biomechanoid! My favorite veggie are eggplant, cabbage, carrots and string beans. I eat all kinds of vegetables. I love veggies that I can eat fresh, like the ones you can find in most green salads.
• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Howdy, danitykane and thanks for responding! I like to eat the raw vegetables too, because then you can get maximum amount of vitamins out of them. I love green salads too!
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
really! I like fresh veggies as well, but not really raw I prefer it to blanched. Nice! You do like salads as well, Isn't it so healthy? Happy lotting to you!
• Estonia
25 Jan 10
Yes, the salads taste good and are light for digesting:)
• India
7 Apr 10
One of my favorite vegetable is Carrot which has vitamin A .It can be consumed either raw or cooked. Its best to have a carrot juice every day inorder to avoid any diseases like Cancer or eye related problems.many other vegetables has also some nutritive values. so eat a balanced diet inorder to lead a healthy life.
• Estonia
11 Apr 10
I've also heard about positive effects that carrot has on our health. Unfortunately, I can't eat raw carrot because I have an allergy to it. The cooked carrot is okay, but I don't like it that much. Thanks for sharing, take care!:)
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
hmm i'd say squash, i like vegetable with squash as the main ingridient its the only vegetable that i really enjoy eating not because its healthy but because i love it
• Estonia
26 Feb 10
I don't eat squash very often, it's kind of exotic for me. I sometimes have it in some dishes and so far I've liked that! Thanks for responding!:)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
Kins call me human vacuum cleaner because I eat everything set on my plate. No fave veggie for me coz I love everything. Last night, we ate pumpkin with coconut milk. Fantastico!
• Estonia
23 Feb 10
Well, I think I could also be honored with such title. I eat most of the dishes offered, unless they're really bad prepared foods. I've never tried a pumpkin with coconut milk, but it sounds so exotic and delicious! Thanks for answering again!:)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
My favorite vegetables are broccoli and swamp cabbage. They really taste great
• Estonia
8 Feb 10
I agree with you, they're delicious! Thanks for feedback!:)
• India
27 Jan 10
Hi, Like you even i like to have sliced tomatoes with pepper and little salt sprinkled on them, i like bitter groud, cucumbers, capsicum, potatoes. as you said we can prepare so many recipes in potato, I add tomatoes and potatoes in all the recipes which i prepare. Have a great day.
• Estonia
27 Jan 10
Nice choice, friend! These are really nice vegetables. Thanks for sharing, and all the best to you too!:)
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
25 Jan 10
It would be hard for me to say what my fave is because i love veggies & the only one i don't like is brussel sprouts.
• Estonia
25 Jan 10
I like most of the vegetables too, I can't even recall the ones I don't like. Thanks for answering!:)
@anthony89 (154)
• United States
25 Jan 10
My favorite vegetable is celery. I also like cucumbers, spinach, broccoli and others but celery is number one to me. I also like cucumbers too. I like the way they are shaped when you slice them into pieces and are good insulin. Even though I am not fond of all the vegetables out there I still like them, because they are medicine.
• Estonia
25 Jan 10
Wow, I didn't even know that cucumbers can boost one's insulin. Thanks for sharing!:)
@singuri (571)
• India
24 Jan 10
Potato is my favorite vegetable before two years.Now I live in a hostel where their staple vegetable is potato.They eat potato every day.They mix it with other vegetables and make different curries.,Now I got bored of eating potatoes.I run away from the place if I see potato curry.Now I like beetroot.a lot.I hope I that i don't get sick of it.
• Estonia
25 Jan 10
Even the most tasty product can become a nightmare for you on one day, if you'll have to eat it every single day. There have to be some alternation in our menu. Thanks for responding!:)
@AbyssalV (35)
24 Jan 10
Has to be sprouts, you gotta love to hate them :L
• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Sprouts are really good, I like to have them in my soup too! Thanks for sharing!:)
@Tidwell1 (333)
• United States
24 Jan 10
I love broccoli and cheese!! Got to have my greens!
• Estonia
24 Jan 10
Broccoli is good, but I've never tried it with cheese yet. It must be delicious! Thanks for answering!:)