Eat Your Vegetables!

Hosted by Susan Feliciano
Group active since Thu, Jan 13, 2011

We all know how important it is to eat our vegetables. But how often do we make a delicious main dish, only to think: What can I serve with this? I often see references to "Serve with a lightly steamed vegetable..." but sometimes I'm out of ideas for a tasty vegetable to go with my meal. So use this group to share some of your tastiest vegetable recipes. New, old, tried and true - whatever! I look forward to seeing your good veggie suggestions. Please limit posts to recipes containing vegetables and fruits.



By Susan Feliciano - Oct 25, 2014

I've probably run a column on Pumpkin before, but thought it was worth repeating with the season upon us. So please post some of your favorite pumpkin recipes here, and we can all share in tasty ways to eat this vegetable.

Carrots (and sweet potatoes, squash, and pumpkin)
Susan's Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Chess Pie
Savory Pumpkin Soup

This is an interesting medical find..what do you think?

Zucchini - How to grate or shred?

By Susan Feliciano - Sep 1, 2014

I saw this question posted by June Snelling, and thought I would post it on the Vegetables group.
"I have a few recipes for zucchini bread and they call for grating. I did this but had a huge mess, not to mention a lot of liquid running all over. I also tried shredding which worked much better. I baked two loaves, one grated and one shredded and they are mostly the same except the grated one is really moist and the shredded one, although moist is lighter - not quite as dense. Is there any reason to choose one over the other?"

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BANANAS! Fruit of the week

By Susan Feliciano - Sep 1, 2014

~ Getting back to Just a Pinch after a whirlwind month of orienting on a new job. I still have 6 weeks left in orientation, but I have a holiday today and thought I'd check in and post a fruit discussion.
~ I may have used bananas before, but I ran across this great photo on the Fruits and Veggies, More Matters website so I thought I'd share it.
Be sure to add your BANANA recipes to this post. Especially those that use overripe bananas but are NOT banana bread! Sometimes I get too much of a good thing.


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Friday's Fruit: GRAPES

By Susan Feliciano - Aug 8, 2014

Grapes have a long and abundant history. While they’ve grown wild since creation, evidence suggests they were cultivated in Asia as early as 5000 BC. Grapes also played a role in numerous biblical accounts, being referred to by Jesus as the “fruit of the vine.”
There are more than 50 different varieties of grapes that are for regular consumption. Each kind of grape is slightly different in terms of the kinds of nutrients it can contain, yet what the research increasingly indicates is that every kind of grape may promote greater health and longer living among people who consume them regularly.
Grapes themselves are made up of between 70 and 80 percent water and between 20 and 30 percent sugars, such as glucose and fructose. However, there are a number of additional nutrients in most grapes, including gallic acid, glucosides, phosphoric acid, manganese, iron, and a number of vitamins, calcium, and folic acid. The nutrients and enzymes contained within grapes indicate that they are a rich source for a variety of healthy elements needed by the body.

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