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Questions tagged [vegetables]

From the humblest pea to the immensest squash.

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Is thicker Gai Lan less chewable and piercable?

How does thickness of Gai Lan correlate with chewability? All 4 pictures of 薑汁生炒芥蘭 were taken at Tasting Court restaurant, Happy Valley, HK. Thinner 1, 2 Thicker 3, 4 Thickest Course #6: ...
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Are Choy Sum and Gai Lan grown in Canada or US?

My grandparents in Toronto fancy buying unmarred Gai Lan and Choy Sum. They tried Loblaws/T&T (same company, so same supplier?), Sunny Supermarket; but their Chinese vegetables are too shoddy. ...
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Why is my vegetable stock bitter, but the chicken stock not?

I have exactly the same procedure and ingredients for cooking vegetable and chicken stock - of course, the latter contains chicken meat, which is the only difference. The ingredients I put into my ...
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Why does a vegetable soup turn sour?

I made a vegetable soup with peas, onion, garlic, potatoes, celery, cubed chicken stock, salt, and olive oil. I put it in two containers, one open and the other airtight, and in the fridge. After 6 ...
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Cooking time for vegetables in plain water versus in a soup

I have consistently observed that a given vegetable simmering in a soup (that is, with multiple other vegetables and herbs, and usually salted) takes five to ten times longer to get soft than when the ...
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Are ash gourd / winter melon seeds edible?

I have bought an ash gourd to use the flesh in various dishes. During preparation I removed, washed and dried the seeds. I couldn't find any trustworthy source on whether or not they are safe or tasty ...
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What kind of vegetable has pink and white concentric rings?

What kind of vegetable is pictured here with the pink and white concentric rings? They look like they might be some kind of beet or radish.
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For slow cooker meal prep should I freeze the vegetables separately from the meat and sauce?

I have a new food saver vacuum sealer. I want to seal up all the ingredients for a slow cooker meal. Should I add the vegetables separately from the meat and sauce, or all in together? I was ...
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Is there a loss of taste when pressure cooking bitter gourd?

I like the bitterness of bitter gourd and it helps in a low insulin situation. Almost every recipe I've seen, recommends frying it. My objective is to lessen the cooking time, but it's hard to find ...
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Storing vegetarian sausages

I often eat Linda McCartney sausages: Linda Mccartney 6 Vegetarian Sausages 300G ...but, as I don't own a freezer, I have to store them in the fridge. As the sausages come frozen, I imagine that ...
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How much of the clove should I use when using big garlic heads?

I recently bought some of those big garlic heads (unlike the small, pretty ones you have in the supermarket). It looks like this: My problem is that when I take out the cloves and try to cut them, ...
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What are some good ways to treat frozen vegetables such that they behave like fresh vegetables when stir frying them?

Forgive me for being a novice. I like having frozen spinach, onions, broccoli, and vegetables since they're convenient and don't spoil. But I only know the practices for cooking, and in particular, ...
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What is this waxed root vegetable?

I recently ordered a grocery delivery from Whole Foods, and as I was ordering I noticed they had rutabagas, which I've never had before, so I decided to try them. What I got was this: They don't look ...
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How to prepare vegetables for a sandwich that can last for several days in a fridge?

I'm not much of a cook but neither am I a complete stranger to the kitchen. I like to prepare sandwiches to take with me to work in a box. Since I do it often, I like to make them more "interesting" ...
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Canned stuffed peppers

I canned some cabbage (sauerkraut) yellow peppers. I ran short on the spices required and now the peppers are very vinegary. Can I re-can them?
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Animal Stock from Vegetable Stock

I always seem to accumulate vegetable scraps faster than I do bones, so would it be possible to create a vegetable stock in a pressure cooker, to then create a chicken /beef stock at a later date when ...
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How is starch content of some vegetables reduced by cooking?

How is starch content reduced by cooking vegetables? Are the starch molecules simply broken apart? For example, this study showed a reduction in starch in sweet potato by cooking.
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Is chocolate that was in contact with moldy vegetables safe to eat after washing?

If a small part of a piece chocolate was in contact with some moldy vegetables leaves for a day, will the chocolate be safe to eat after washing it with water? The chocolate bar itself didn't have any ...
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Why is the middle of this sweet potato dark?

This is a red-skinned white-fleshed sweet potato. I don't know what kind. I have never tried one before, I have only had the orange kind. The outside looked OK. There were no black spots or ...
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Water repellent-like residue on pot when cooking vegetables

When I boil vegetables including broccoli the pot gets a water repellent-like residue at the water line that is very hard to remove. There is also residue similar to when cooking beans on the sides of ...
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How can I roast/heat all these foods for one meal?

I'm a microwave cook wanting to get fancy for a Christmas dinner tomorrow. I'm having trouble putting together a schedule for what to put in a regular gas oven at what temp, when, for a 4pm dinner. ...
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What is the simple method to avoid the scab from hand after pealing colocasia roots.?

I used simple knife for cutting roots, while cutting them scab starts on my hands. I can used coconut oil on my hands before start cutting them but it was not effective tell me some methods to avoid ...
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How long to keep defrosted vegetables in the fridge

I normally buy frozen bags of vegetables from the supermarket, but I currently don't have a freezer to store them in and have been putting them straight in the fridge instead. How long will they keep ...
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Why does unpeeled fruit rot?

Generally, pathogens does not enter into fruits even if plant is irrigated with contaminated water (Link). Hence , an unpeeled fruit should not have pathogen inside to rot it. Why does then an ...
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Why do brinjal change their color when they being cut? How to keep them not to change color?

Why do brinjals (eggplant, aubergine) change their color(mostly black or brown) when they being cut? How to keep them not to change their color after cutting them?
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How to keep basil leaves from turning black? [duplicate]

What is the best recommendation to keep fresh basil leaves from turning black after having used some of it?
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How to remove bitterness of bittergourd?

How can we remove the bitterness out of bittergourd? If we cannot remove it, Are there any ways to reduce bitterness?
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How can I save tomatoes for at least 20 days?

I want to save juicy tomatoes, but not in freezer. How might this be possible?
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Tricks of griling kabab

I like to make kabobs, but when i try to turn over the kabob so it cooks evenly, the meat and vegetables sometimes spin around on the skewers.Is there a trick to grilling kabobs so i don't have to ...
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Cooking onions without carmelization

Is there a way to cook onions in recipes that won’t have them release a lot of sugar like cooking them in liquid. I am on a very low carb diet and am not allowed onions as they apparently release too ...
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Crisping Butternut Squash Chips

My goal is to make a crispy butternut squash chip without deep frying, but from all my various trials, the chips keep coming out chewy, with a texture similar to fruit leather. My main method has ...
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How do I boil/cook frozen vegetables to maintain nutrients?

There are already a few questions on cooked vegetables on Seasoned Advice. I want to know the best way to cook them straight from the freezer to maintain nutrients. I normally put lots of water in a ...
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Why asafoetida clumps in hot oil?

Introduction While making vegetable recipe we generally initiate with same procedure for every vegetable i.e. in 2 spoon of hot oil we put mustard, cumin, and asafoetida before adding pieces of any ...
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How to roast vegetables correctly?

I have heard that roasted vegetables are more tasty than steamed, but I have never been successful in roasting in small batches. What is the best temperature to roast and for how long? Should I add ...
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How to grill eggplant and tomato?

I have a infrared oven. I want to use it to grill eggplant and tomato. I have no clue why restaurants can do that so good. Every time I do grill them, it just like to put them into reheat. Any advice?
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Savoury summer soup recipe ideas [closed]

I often make a zucchini, lemon and sage soup (blended with a slow immersion blender) that we eat at room temperature (or lukewarm) during the summer, sometimes with a good white bread (such as a ...
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Is it advisable to sous vide in “steam fresh” bags?

Is it advisable to sous vide in steam fresh bags, the type where one cooks the veggies in the microwave for 4 minutes?
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How long will roasted vegetables in oil keep in the fridge? [duplicate]

This recipe says roasted tomato and garlic, put in a jar and covered in olive oil will keep for weeks in the fridge StillTasty says 3-5 days This guide says olive oil can only prevent discoloration/...
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Latkes variations

What various types of latkes are there? I mean besides the classic potato latke. I mostly curious as to Jewish foods for now.
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How can I examine fruits or vegetables in a market, while minimizing mechanical damage?

From this answer and the discussion in comments: [T]he problem is mechanical damage: every time someone picks up a piece of fruit and puts it down again it may cause small soft spots and local ...
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New green leaf vegetable in the family. What is it called?

Every week I get a box with regional vegetables, and this time this one came. I tried looking for cabbage, but I could not find anything similar. Do you know what is it? How is it cooked?
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Of Vegetables that are spiralized how would you sort them from easy to difficult end of spectrum to Spiralize?

Of Vegetables that are spiralized how would you sort them from easy to difficult end of spectrum to Spiralize? Which veggies do you find most difficult to spiralize? Even with a counter top ...
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Will pre-oiled vegetables become soggy?

I like to do small preparatory steps ahead, make cooking faster when I do have the time. If I oil my vegetables and store in the fridge prior to roasting, will the oil penetrate the vegetable and ...
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What are the tasteful herbs served with dizi in Iran?

I’ve tasted Iranian dizi and loved the herbs that where served with it. Leaves look like basil and have a minty taste. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks :)
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Using sous vide to warm canned vegetables

Has anyone attempted to plunge a can of vegetables into the sous vide bath given it is already vacuum packed? I would, of course, take off the label.
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Combining chicken and vegetables in sous vide

Any suggestions to offer as I attempt to sous vide chicken in one bag, while, at the same time, cook vegetables in another? The chicken cooks at 150F while the veggies cook at 185F.
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Banana blossoms versus bean sprouts

What is the exact difference between been sprouts and banana blossoms. They look very similar, so much to make me think that banana blossoms might be a joke...
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Why are vegetables often left unrefrigerated at the grocery store?

At the large superstore, Real Canadian Superstore, closest to me, many of the perishables such as broccoli, carrots, etc. are stored just in bins without refrigeration. It is also the same for many ...
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Microwave steaming - venting/holes optional?

I see a lot of cooking videos where vegetables like carrots are steamed in the microwave, and the bowl is covered with what looks like a pretty tight lid without any vents/holes. For instance this one....
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How is baby bok choy cooked in Shanghai?

During many business trips to Shanghai I often had baby bok choy that was served in a thin (unthickened), pale yellow sauce or broth - common in restaurants in Shangai. Very delicious! What kind of ...