Questions tagged [vegetables]

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What type of skillet is most suitable for vegetable frying/sautéeing?

I am a vegetarian and am wanting to buy a skillet. It's been a while since I last bought one and I am overwhelmed by the materials that exist. I am not sure which material would be most recommended ...
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Why do Brussels sprouts only taste good when cut?

My mom always used to cook or steam Brussels sprouts whole. I always hated them and still do now if they are prepared that way. They tend to get a very sharp, slightly bitter vegetable taste, similar ...
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When to add vegetables in slow cooker?

I'm doing a nice beef roast in the crock pot today. Normally I roast the carrots and potatoes together in the oven but due to other things I need the oven for I'm going to add them with the roast. I ...
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Parsley stems in chimichurri

There is a lot of weight in the parsley stems and it is therefore tempting to include them in the chimichurri. I have also seen their use suggested on some sites. What are the pros and cons?
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Reverse-Engineering Trader Joe's Garden Vegetable Soup

I'm trying to reverse-engineer Trader Joe's garden vegetable soup. I have the full ingredients list and the nutrition facts. However, I don't know what ratios to use (the recipe itself is very simple) ...
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Can Kale be hot like horseradish?

I just made a fruit smoothie with Kale, banana, Apple, blueberries, vegan protein powder, chia and flax. It was like drinking a smoothie with horse radish. The blueberries were the only difference ...
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How to cook kale and collard greens for someone who doesn't like them? [duplicate]

My farmshare vege box is forcing me to confront my least favourite vegetables. I have disliked kale and collard greens when I had them previously because of their bitterness and tough texture. Are ...
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How can you convert Dried Seaweed into Roasted Nori, on a Frigidaire electric cook top?

My sister's Caucasian. We speak no Korean. We don't know the correct terminology, so I'm using pictures for clarity. He's leasing an apartment that has merely a Frigidaire 30'' Electric Cooktop like ...
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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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Is it safe to eat uncooked frozen Brussels Sprouts? [duplicate]

I mean the pre-frozen Brussels Sprouts you buy commercially, not ones you buy fresh and freeze yourself. Can they be eaten uncooked?
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Are frozen onions any good? (And general advice with frozen veg)

Whilst I am not that good, I love to cook and I absolutely love onions! When I cook, the longest part always seems to be peeling and cutting onions.. and hate the crying! (mainly because I buy the ...
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How to remove every insect from romaine lettuce?

How do I get rid of tiny insects on my lettuce, I know that there will always be insects on it but I'm so paranoid about it. I have a huge fear and I love lettuce so much. I get rid of most insects by ...
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How do I remove bitterness from zucchini?

I have thin-sliced zucchini and steamed it for use in my soup. One of the zucchini turns out to be bitter. I have saved half of it for use on the next day. Is there a cooking method that will remove ...
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Why are certain fruit & veg bought in UK supermarkets tasteless?

I have been to Italy, Greece & Turkey. Fruit & Veg in these places tastes amazing! So much flavour, really awesome! In the UK when I buy the same fruit or veg, it is absolutely tasteless, it ...
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Which utensil or device can be used to make spirals or conveyor screws with vegetables?

I don't know if there exist some tool or utensil to make these spirals or screws. I mean the shape which I am intending to replicate follows the idea seen in the figure from below: Another example of ...
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Fiddlehead toxicity

I'm curious if anyone has some experience with fiddlehead toxicity. Wikipedia has it listed as "may harbour microbes, and should be washed and cooked before eating." Most reports I'm reading online ...
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Is it ok to microwave veggies without water instead of blanching them in a pot of water?

Whenever I see a recipe which requires me to blanch vegetables for a few minutes, I microwave them instead. It's sometimes faster, I don't have to get a pot dirty, and I don't usually have to dry the ...
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Is it safe to reuse water used to steam corn?

Now that the corn season is underway, someone in the house is steaming corn almost on a daily basis. Is it safe to leave the pot on the stove(covered) with the water in it and reuse it 2 or 3 times ...
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When sautéing vegetables, should I wait for the oil to heat up first?

When sautéing vegetables in oil – for example carrots, should I wait for the oil to heat up and then add the vegetables, or should I put the vegetables in cool oil and then heat everything up? What ...
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Why does slightly cooked (wilted) spinach give me dry mouth but not raw or fully cooked?

I used raw spinach in salads. I use it well cooked in soups, pies, and sauteed by itself. For some recipes (mostly in omelettes) I like it flash-fried, just to the point it starts wilting. And in ...
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How do I make my blended soup a more appealing colour?

I was following this recipe for minestrone soup. This recipe includes a red tomato base, as well as some green vegetables. I like to blend my soups up after to make them smoother. However, when I do ...
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Can you boil vegetables along with eggs?

When boiling eggs if you also want to boil vegetables it might be more efficient to boil them with the eggs rather then use more water and another pan. Is it safe to do this or should one boil the ...
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Tenderizing vegetables (chili pepper)

I am trying to emulate a hamburger recipe I ate at a restaurant with some green chili pepper (Chile Verde) which I really enjoyed. My problem relies on how to cook it, if I just use the pan it burns ...
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Heirloom tomatoes

What makes a tomato "heirloom" and what is the difference to conventional tomatoes? Edited: heritage -> heirloom, makes more sense that way.
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Why remove the vegetables from vegetable stock? [duplicate]

Most meat stock is based on boiling bones, so it's not hard to imagine why you'd want to remove the bones before using the stock. Vegetable stock, on the other hand, is broadly similar to the mirepoix ...
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Why are my Rucola and Lettuce washed in ice-water?

I bought rucola and lettuce at the grocery store today and on the packaging is said in Dutch Drie keer gewassen in ijswater which translates to washed three times in ice-water. Is there a reason why ...
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Is it ok to keep lettuce in water in the fridge?

I've read a lot of tips on storing lettuce in the fridge, with paper towels, after washing and drying, and such. The way I've been keeping lettuce for a while now, is by filling a small plastic ...
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Proper cook times for mushrooms, onions, and peppers

One of my favorite meals is poached chicken cut into strips and stir fried with mushrooms, onions, and peppers and a bit of oil-based salad dressing for flavor. However, most of the time I get the ...
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What are the slimy bubbles in soaked kombu?

I have made dashi a couple of times now, starting soaking kombu in water. And always I found these little bubbles on the leaves, containing white slime: I have never worried about them much and ...
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How can you prepare turnips to make them less bitter?

I peeled and quarted turnips, then roasted with carrots and onions in olive oil and maple syrup, but the turnips were really bitter. Is there a way to roast them (or even another cooking method) to ...
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Why sweat but not brown?

Many recipes require that you sweat vegetables (celery, onions, etc). Why not saute them and brown them a little instead? Would not that develop the flavors even more? Why would you not want that?
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How do I avoid carrot slices rolling away?

When you slice carrots, the slices tend to roll away. This previous question did mention this as part of a broader issue, but didn't focus on it enough to get answers that specifically address rolling....
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How should I keep the vegetables from flying off the board when I cut them?

Whenever I chop veggies like onions or carrots they sometimes just fly off the chopping board into the open space of the kitchen. Carrots do that especially often – I cannot chop them (...
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How long are Hot & Spicy Beer Battered Jalapeno Slices good in Freezer past Best by Date? [duplicate]

I have a package of Great Value Hot & Spicy Beer Battered Jalapeno Slices that state that they are best if used by February of 2020. It is January 2021. What is your opinion of whether or not they ...
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Are there any health risks when making vegetable stock from kitchen leftovers?

I have seen, that many people use kitchen scraps for making broth (eg. onion root and scraps) or that they just crush garlic, but still keep it in its skin or that people even do not peel carrots. I ...
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Concern over whether roast chicken is safe

I prepared a roast chicken for the first time today. The chicken weighed about 2 kilograms and I cooked it for about two hours at 190 degree Celsius. My concern is that the vegetables that I stuffed ...
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How to make low carb crispy fried cauliflower?

Typically I would use a slurry of all purpose flour and cornstarch (with curd/buttermilk) to coat the marinated florets and deep fry them. Resulted in crispy fried cauliflower. An example of a recipe :...
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How to un-brine hearts of palm?

Is there a way to remove the sour taste from hearts of palm (which, I assume, are not sour intrinsically)? I tried washing them off and then roasting them, but that didn't help, they were still sour.
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Should I add salt when boiling vegetable? Why?

I am a new learner on cooking and I would like to boil some vegetable: soybean, baby corn, okra, etc. I saw a lot of people add salt when boiling them but I am not sure I should do that or not, and ...
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How to turn froth into juice?

When I make juice from vegetables and leafy greens about 1/4 of what comes out of the juicer is froth. Is it possible to mix this froth back into the juice rather than throwing it away? That would ...
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Peel first, wash first, or don't peel at all vegetables? [closed]

Which vegetables should be washed before peeling them? Which should be washed after peeling? Which can (and should) be eaten without peeling them? What is the logic behind this?
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Information regarding Brassica juncea var. rugosa (芥菜) and it's bitter leaves

I have several questions regarding a popular Chinese vegetable. For information purposes, I have attached a picture of the plant I would like to know why the leaves are bitter and whether they are ...
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Hints on storage of vegetables and fruit

Different fruits and vegetables require different treatment in order to preserve their integrity, micronutrient contents and especially taste over the longest period possible. Time and again I am ...
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Are carrots dyed orange?

I was in the supermarket and I noticed that one brand of "organic" carrots was a very pale orange, but another brand of carrots was bright orange. Is this color difference because the carrots are ...
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Sombra Pumpkin: Is it known by other names?

I bought pumpkin from German Supermarket and its name is Sombra. But I can't find any information about it in internet. Is it known by some other name? I want to know so that I can look for recipes. ...
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Substitute for horseradish?

What are some good substitutes for horseradish? I've heard mustard is one, but I still struggle a bit to see how it would do a very good job... Anybody ever try mustard with success? I've also seen ...
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What is this leafy green with a sharp taste, and how do I safely use/cook it?

I recently purchased this vegetable at a farmers' market without getting its name. It was marketed as organic/fresh/local in the Northeastern United States in late September. The leaves are thin and ...
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Uses for radish and turnip greens? [closed]

Got a lovely bunch of radishes and turnips from the farmer's market, giant mass of greens included. Can I use the greens for anything aside from compost? Are they edible? Worthy of salads? Stir-...
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Can I use edamame pods to make a vegetable broth?

I’m currently saving various vegetable scraps to make veggie broth. I have a bunch of leftover edamame pods that I would normally just compost, but I’m wondering if they would work well in my broth. ...
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Will this recipe for vegetable fritters freeze well?

I have a recipe for vegetable fritters that I've been given which consists of: 200g flour 200g raw beetroot, peeled and grated 200g carrot, peeled and grated spring onions The ingredients are ...

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