Do you have a good recipe that contains mostly vegetables?
March 4, 2007 3:34pm CST
I love vegetables!! I eat a lot of veggies all day every day. Usually I eat them raw but I've been looking for a good recipe to cook my veggies. I need a lot of taste! I've been craving salty foods so if it's a salty recipe then it's perfect! Help me please!! Thanks so much!
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4 Mar 07
Two ideas spring to mind for you: 1. Veggie stir-fry with plenty of soy sauce: Choose whichever veggies you like preferably including an onion, wash them and chop into bite-size pieces, heat a splash of olive oil, or vegetable oil in a wok or any pan, until it's quite hot, add the veggies, stir-fry until they're tender but still have a bit of crunch in them. Take the pan off the heat, and add as much soy sauce/oyster sauce (which is also quite salty), and a splash of sesame oil if you have any. Stir it all up and eat on its own, or with rice or noodles. 2. Potato and leek soup. Wash and chop up a leek, peel and chop an onion, and peel and dice 2 or 3 medium potatoes. Melt some butter in a large saucepan/stockpot, add the onion, leeks and potatoes, along with a bay-leaf or two. Sweat the veggies over a low heat with the lid on, stirring occasionally. Make some chicken or veggie stock, and when the veggies are sweated down (before they start to brown), pour on enough stock to cover them with about an inch at the top of the pan. Top up with water if you don't have enough stock. You can also add any herbs/spices you like at this stage - I like to add some ground turmeric for a nice colour and lovely earthy flavour with a slight bitterness. Bring to the boil, and simmer with the lid on for about half an hour, or until the veggies are good and soft, and the stock has reduced by about half (it doesn't matter if it hasn't, just means the soup will be less thick). Allow it to cool, remove the bay-leaves, and puree the mixture in a blender (in batches if there's too much). Wash the pan before returning the soup to it, heat it gently, and season with salt (to taste!) and pepper. You can add some cream or creme fraiche if you like, but I never find that necessary! This is a lovely hearty recipe, and also freezes well. Incidentally, if you want a great salty taste that's better for you than table salt, try rock salt or sea salt - not only are they better for you, not having all those additives, but they have a saltier flavour too! All the best!
• United States
5 Mar 07
This is easy. Use a zuccini or eggplant. Wash them, cut long ways, and scrape out the inside to form a boat. Do not throw out the scrapings. Micro wave the scrapings until soft and cooked. Then you can mix them with other veggies, onion, mushrooms, any thing you like. Even mashed potatoe or rice or beans. Use your own measurements of what you like. Then stuff the zuccinni or eggplant with the mixture. Season with hot spice or salt and pepper. Pour melted butter over it with parmasian cheese. Bake for about 45 minutes on 350*.
5 Mar 07
I know how you feel as I tend to crave vegetables in my foods sometimes. I enclosed two recipes that have a variety of different veggies as apart of the meal. But they also have a little bit of meat in them to & are full of flavor all at the same time. So I hope you end up trying them out & liking them as much as I do.. I know that I've loved both eating, but also preparing both dishes! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx "Oriental Tortilla Rolls." Ingredients are as follows: - 1/2 of a teaspoon of sugar - 2 teaspoons of cornstarch - 1 teaspoon of freshly grated gingerroot - 1 garlic clove, minced - 2 tablespoons of soya sauce - 1 teaspoon of beef bouillon, powder - 1/2 of a cup of boiling water - 8 ounces of cooked lean beef, cut in to thin pieces - 2 teaspoons of oil - 2 large eggs, fork beaten - 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil - 2 medium carrots, cut thinly - 14 ounces of canned whole baby corn, all drained - 4 green onions, sliced - 2 cups of fresh bean sprouts - 2 cups of bean sprouts - 8 flour tortillas - 3 tablespoons of plum sauce Directions are as follows: - Firstly combine the first seven ingredients in a medium bowl & toss them together with the beef. And set aside. - Then heat the amount of oil in a non-stick skillet or even a wok. And pour in the eggs, & cook for 2 minutes.. An then turn them over for 1 minute more. Then slide the egg out on to the cutting board & cut in to long, fine silvers. Then set aside. - Heat the next amount of oil in to the skillet. Then stir fry the carrot for two minutes. And make a well in the center of the vegetables & pour in the stirred beef & broth mixture. And then stir & cook with the vegetables for 2 minutes or at least until bubbly, along with thickened. Then add the bean sprouts & egg & stir gently until heated through. Make sure to not over cook. - Then spread about 1 teaspoon of the plum sauce down the center of each tortilla. And then place 1 cup of filling on top of the plum sauce & then fold the bottom of each tortilla up, & the sides in. Almost envelope style. Serve this unique dish & ENJOY! xx "Ginger Beef." Ingredients are as follows: - 2 teaspoons of oil - 2 large celery stalks, sliced diagonally in to 1/2 of an inch pieces - 1 medium green pepper, all thinly sliced - 1 medium onion, all chopped - 1 1/2 cups of sliced fresh mushrooms - 2 carrots, cut thinly - 1 pound of flank stank, thinly sliced - 1/4 of a cup of water - 2 tablespoons of soya sauce - 2 tablespoons of fresh grated gingerroot - 1 garlic clove, minced - 2 teaspoons of corn starch - 1 tablespoon of water Directions are as follows: - Heat the oil in a large non stick skillet or work until hot. Then stir fry the vegetables for three minutes. Then remove the vegetables from the skillet using a splotted spoon. Then stir fry the beef in the skillet for 2 minutes or until no longer pink. Then drain. - Then add the first amount of the water, along with the soya sauce, the ginger & the garlic. Then cover & simmer for 5 minutes or until the beef is tender. Then add the vegetables. - Then combine the corn starch, with the second amount of water & then stir this in to the beef mixture. Then heat, make sure to stir constantly, until thickened. Then serve on a bed of noodles or even rice. ENJOY! xx
• United States
4 Mar 07
I don't know how the exact recipe was, but my mom use to take some chicken, tator tots, cheese, and lots of vegitables like califlower and carrots and wrap it up in aluminum foil. Then she would put it in the oven and cook it up. When it's done you open up a nice pack of vegies and some chicken.