Veggie Challenged - Veggie-A-Day Challenge for the SUPER VEGGIE-CHALLENGED!!!!! A Week At A Time!!!!




Amarantha2
05-29-2005, 09:25 AM
Hi, Non Veggie Folks! :wave: I just found this section of the forum, maybe it's new, dunno!!! :dizzy: Anyhow, it's nice to see that others have trouble eatin' veggies, though WE DO TRY!!! :smug:

Thanks to an idea by another poster (Vegan Vixen) who's posted a veggie challenge on the miscellaneous club thread that's a bit too rich for my Veg-Negative Soul, I'm embarkin' on a VEGGIE A DAY challenge for myself and anyone out there who cares to join me!!! :s:

I HEREBY CHALLENGE ME AND ANY LIKE-MINDED VEGGIE WANNABEES TO EAT A MERE ONE SERVING (or more, gasp!!) OF ANY VEGETABLE EACH AND EVERY DAY FOR ONE WEEK (just seven days)!!! :yikes: I WILL REPORT MY VEG EFFORTS EACH DAY HERE ON THE THREAD AND HOPE SOMEONE WILL JOIN ME, BUT IF NOT, WELL, THAT'S THE WAY THE OL' BRUSSELS SPROUT BOUNCES!!! :cb:

No, bananas don't count because they're a fruit, not a vegetable. Tomatoes are a fruit, too, but they count.

Mushrooms don't count (they're a FUNGUS); popcorn doesn't count :corn: !!! :tantrum: No, really, it doesn't count!

All those vegetables out there better be careful, 'cause here I (or we, if anyone joins me) come!!! :ebike:


Solus
05-29-2005, 01:19 PM
Do potatos count?

Solus
05-29-2005, 01:28 PM
I will join...I like SOME veggies...cucumber, belpepper, carrots, tomatos...but only RAW. I can stand steamed squash if it has plenty of lemon on it.

Perhaps if we try a veggie and like it, we should post the recipe of how we prepared it?

Here's my tolerable squash recipe:

Cut squash
Spray butter
lemon juice
Powdered garlic
Nature Seasoning
salt

I cut the sqaush in strips and spritz them with FF butter spray. I sprinkle garlic powder, nature seasoning and a little salt on top and toss veggies to coat. Put them in the steamer and sprinkle lemon juice directly on the veggies and squirt some in the water below. Cover, steam until veggies are JUST tender. The trick is to get them before they're totally mushy or they lose a lot of flavor and have an unpleasant texture. DON'T steam in the microwave.


Suzanne 3FC
05-29-2005, 02:22 PM
:lol: Tolerable squash :lol: It actually sounds pretty good!


I had a sandwich for lunch. I fixed a Morning Star farms basil pizza veggie burger on a bun with a dab of light mayo. I included fresh spinach leaves and roasted red bell peppers, and a super thin slice of onion.

GOOD veggies :)

Amarantha2
05-29-2005, 02:24 PM
Hmmm, Solus, that's a good question! :) Welcome and thanks for joinin' in!!! I don't eat white potatoes (high glycemic) but I do eat sweet potatoes and yams occasionally and for me, yes, I'd consider that a vegetable, although on my Sugar Busters diet it is more of a starch and not thought of as a vegetable, but really potatoes are root vegetables and so ...

I'd think it'd be up to each poster what counts (except not bananas), don't you? :)

I like your recipe idea and the steamed squash looks good. I'm going to have my Brussel sprouts for lunch steamed in microwave with some mustard (I like mustard) and a crumb topping made with almond meal and a spritz of butter spray.

See ya ...

Amarantha2
05-29-2005, 05:15 PM
Hi, Suzanne, thanks for postin' and for havin' this forum. Hey, I never thought of it, but a veggie burger COUNTS as a vegetable, doesn't it? Hooray! :cb:

Your sandwich with spinach made me think of a chicken salad I used to make in the mini blender, right after starting to eat meat again (believe it or not, I was ovo-lacto vege for years ... just didn't eat the vegetable part of it very often). I put fresh baby spinach leaves, diet mayo, chicken and corn in there with curry powder ... I don't eat corn or diet mayo anymore, but may make a different version. This was inspired by a restaurant in one of the towns I used to work in (where the movie Murphy's Law was made); it's not in biz anymore, but the owner made the most fab egg salad with the special addition of grated spinach ... tasted so fresh.

Hmmm, but I digress. Reporting that I had a kind of "gratin" for lunch as described above, though gratin means cheese I think and I didn't use cheese. Got this idea from Jacques Pepin's cooking show ... he made lots of gratins with various stuff. Mine was pretty good, but (sigh) still vegetables. I had 14 of the little round sprouts, that's a serving. So Day 1 is in the bag!

Solus
05-29-2005, 05:55 PM
Oooo Veggie burger. That's an easy serving. I know what I'm having for dinner!

Solus
05-30-2005, 12:07 AM
I had my veggie burger with lettus, onions, tomato and pickle on top so I think I am on top of the veggie challenge for today.

I also had a roasted sweet potato. I peeled it and sliced it into rounds and sprayed a little FF butter spray on them and put them in the oven @ 350 for an hour. They weren't crunchy as I hoped, but they were chewy and ohmygod sooooo good. I was intending to save some for my fiancee but instead I ate the whole potato myself.

Do sweet potatos count as a veggie? I sure hope so!

Amarantha2
05-30-2005, 01:12 AM
Good job, Solus!!! :cheer: You way exceeded the challenge! :cb: Your dinners sounds delish!!!

IMO a sweet potato is a veggie! Also I think I was wrong about mushrooms ... okay, they're a fungus, but hey a fungus grows in the ground, so ... personally, I consider both as vegetables. :) But I won't use mushrooms in my personal challenge as I eat lots of 'em and I need to eat something else.

Thanks for the sweet potato recipe. I'm looking for ways to eat 'em. When I have 'em, which isn't often, I just micro 'em and put on some ff spray or some low fat spread (or sometimes butter ... the saturated fat isn't good but it blunts the glycemic response and that's my major goal) with a tiny bit of salt. I like the kind that's in a little individual wrapper that you just stick in the microwave without opening. Very handy on the job.

Solus
05-30-2005, 03:48 PM
How much lettuce is needed to make up a serving? My sister expressed concern over the lack of leafy greens in my diet so I got creative with lunch. I made a batch of LF Tuna salad and put in tons of onions. Then I put a small dollop on a large leaf of lettuce and rolled it up like a burrito. I used 2 different types of lettuce. They looked so pretty there on the plate and it tasted so good I think I will use that technique next time I have to serve food to guests. It's certainly cheap! Anyway, all total I got 8 LARGE leafs of lettuce. Does that count as a serving?

Amarantha2
05-30-2005, 06:55 PM
Dunno exactly, Solus!!! Sounds like a serving to me ... I like that rollup idea ... sounds good.

I'm on deadline now but wanted to note that I'm planning to eat broc in some form for dinner!!! It will involve cheese! :) I'll let ya know tonight or tomorrow how it went. :wave:

breakfastsurreal
05-30-2005, 09:38 PM
wow I'm so glad i found this post! I think the reason I have hated dieting in the past is because of my very limited choices when sticking to a diet...I am a very picky eater, and the only veggies I like are green beans, lettuce and corn, and..i think that's it...I can eat others if they are in casseroles and stuff, but those are the only ones I can just chow down on...so today after reading this post, I decided I would MAKE myself try a new one...I haven't started dieting yet because I'm really unsure which diet will meet my picky eating needs most...or which I will stick to most likely. So tonight, my BF wanted Quiznos...instead of getting the Steakhouse Beefdip Large sub, I got a small wheat sub with tuna, lettuce and tomatos on it, and a small salad. My veggie of the day is TOMATOS! The ones in the sandwich I actually enjoyed! I was sooo psyched about it! But, when I got to the salad, I bit into the cherry tomatos and painfully swallowed them...on the second one I gagged...they were just too...i dunno how to describe it..the taste was just too strong and alarming I think. But, now I can put regular tomatos on my WILL EAT list! :D Any ideas/suggestions for tomorrow's veggie? I'm a horrible cook and anything I can get on a sandwich would be good...until I actually decide what diet I'm going to go on I'm going to eat salads and healthy subs.

Amarantha2
05-31-2005, 12:06 AM
Welcome to our little vege challenged corner o' the world, breakfastsurreal!!! :wave: Thanks for joinin' in!!! This is great ... it's great to find I'm not the only one who finds veggies "strong and alarming." :) Good job on the sub AND the try at the salad.

Hmmmm, ideas ... do you like onions on your burgers (if you like burgers)? If so, maybe that with some lettuce and pickles would count as a vege serving ... if you made it a veggie burger, you'd be even further ahead! There's also "club" sandwiches with turkey or chicken, bacon AND lettuce and tomato ... could make your own on whole wheat bread and use lite or diet mayo?

Reporting on my Day 2 ... had to force myself (sigh, this is crazy, veggies are GOOD, right?) to steam a little chopped broc (I've been on deadline all day and made myself stop work and do this) in microwave ... I then added a number of grams of saturated fat to that healthy vege in the form of Velveeta cheese ... micro'd that and it tasted somewhat like the broc and cheese of my childhood.

Actually I have trouble eating veggies for a number of reasons and even the chopped broc was challenging. Had the idea of making one of my mini blender soups with broc and cheese so it would be easier for me to eat. Think I'll try that tomorrow.

Onward to Day 3.

Solus
05-31-2005, 05:09 PM
Yeah, blender soups are a good idea. I think I may try that with some of the veggies that are hanging around that I've been reluctant to actually, you know..eat. Post any recipes you come up with so we can try them. I may do that tonight with some spinach. I am feeling kinda bloated from a heavy lunch and want to do it light this evening. A Veggie soup would probably do the trick.

Solus
05-31-2005, 09:10 PM
OK, I had the veggie soup! How's THIS for a serving of veggies??

I put in my blender:

2 tomatos, a large handful of spinach, some leftover cucumber, some baby carrots, and half an onion. Then, since I wanted some flavor I went out to my herb garden and gathered some basil, oregano, lemon balm, thyme, and rosemary and threw it in too. Then, for protien I added a serving of LF cottage cheese and a serving of plain LF yogert. Next, some salt, fresh ground pepper, paprika, and a few cloves of garlic. Then I added 2 cups of water and blended the whole mess together. I put it in a sauce pan and simmered it on medium for about 5 minutes. It was actually pretty good! And there was a TON so I have lunch for tomorrow.

Not bad, eh?

I really HATE vegtable soups where there are large chunks of limp, over-cooked veggies. The texture is terrible and the, ugh, the taste is awful too. I enjoyed what I made tonight.

If you try it out yourself, use fresh herbs if at all possible. They really make all the difference.

Amarantha2
05-31-2005, 11:31 PM
That does look good Solus. I don't have that many ingredients right now but am going to make a broc/cheese soup soon. I envy you your outdoor herb garden. I had one when I lived in the midwest, but never was successful with them here (Arizona). It's hot today and I made a kind of juice out of frozen unsweetened blueberries and cold water in the mini blender. Of course, blueberries don't count as a vegetable ... too bad! :) I'll post my success tomorrow! See ya!

breakfastsurreal
06-01-2005, 12:41 AM
ok tomorrow i officially start my atkins diet plan...but tonight i tried another new veggie! I did the tomatos again, but had some red onions on my sandwich too! I had the Chicken Bourbon sandwich at quiznos, it had chicken, lettuce, tomatos, red onions and some weird REALLY zesty sauce hehe. Not sure if it was completely healthy but ill start worrying about that part tomorrow when i get on my diet. I actually couldn't taste the red onions, so im assuming they were good...but that zesty sauce pretty much masked the taste of the entire sandwich! Tomorrow I plan trying zucchinis or cucumbers I think...but that all depends on how my grocery trip goes...gah ive never been this scared of going to the freaking grocery store!!

Solus
06-01-2005, 01:25 AM
A hint on cucumbers. Go for the thinner ones, as the fat ones are really seedy. Some people don't like the seeds...and they also tend to make one a little gassy. Peel then before you eat them. They're best raw. Zuccinni on the other hand, should be cooked.

Amarantha2
06-01-2005, 11:34 AM
My mom used to make things with cucumbers! :) She'd peel 'em, cut into long wedges and macerate in salt water (soak and then squeeze out the excess water and seeds ... probably the vitamins, too, dunno). Then she'd batter 'em and fry 'em (sort of like fried green tomatoes, which she also made). Another thing was to peel 'em and slice (don't macerate) and mix with yogurt and Greek seasonings. Hmmm. That was good!

At any rate, last night I didn't want soup so had a serving of baby brussels sprouts, steamed in microwave and then topped with a half piece of Velveeta cheese (adding the fat is actually better for my blood sugar than eating the vege alone, though I should be using fat free ... and anyhow it tastes better). Today I am going to saute mushrooms for my midmorning snack (having decided they count as a vegetable) and melt the other half of the cheese slice ... this is an idea I got from a friend!

Greetings to Solus and Breakfastsurreal!!! :wave: Surreal, your sandwich sounds like a great way to get the vege in!!!

Solus, zucchini bread might be an option also!

Solus
06-01-2005, 02:55 PM
I had leftover soup from last night so I ate it for lunch. Thinking about making a "yellow" soup tonight with squash and cauliflower. I HATE cauliflower so I am trying to find ways to eat it. I may try roasting the squash and cauliflower too based on an idea someone else posted under this forum.

Amarantha, what is zucchini bread?

BTW, congrats on the broccoli. I can't eat it even with cheese on it. *shudder*

Amarantha2
06-01-2005, 08:48 PM
Solus, zucchini bread is just a sweet quick bread (like I don't eat anymore) ... falls into the category of carrot bread, pumpkin bread, date bread, banana bread, etc. Recipes all over the place!

I posted on the other thread here in the hate-vege forum about my mom's cauliflower pickles ... I'll try to find a recipe (gotta go work a meeting now).

Today I did have the mushrooms and cheese ... my version of my friend's recipe ... very good ... I threw in a little tuna, but the mushrooms predominated. I just did it in the microwave ... too hot here to cook (my house only has window AC in three rooms so it stays kinda warm).

deleted2
06-01-2005, 09:23 PM
Hi Amarantha! ;)

Just wondering...is it the vegs you hate or the preparation? I'm a veggie lover and have lots of tricks! I love the idea of lettuce wraps, by the way. That was you, Solus, right?

If you're not keen on preparation, buy the pre-washed pre-cut stuff at the store,[love that!] or buy some veggies at the in-store salad bar. And pizza makes a fine disguise for vegetables too!

Keep thinking green thoughts, everybody! :)

Amarantha2
06-02-2005, 11:08 AM
Hi, E!!! :wave: It's the vege! :)

I am sending you another pm on a different topic. Please read! :)

breakfastsurreal
06-02-2005, 12:59 PM
yesterday i had spinach (raw not canned!) and onions(NOT raw lol) I liked both...last night i made an omelette with tomatos, onions, bits of grilled chicken, and spinach and cheese! it was awesome! Go atkins! lol

Amarantha2
06-02-2005, 01:26 PM
Sounds good, Breakfastsurreal! I'm havin' multiple logistic problems today but will get SOME kinda vege in! Somewhere, sometime, when I least expect it! :)

Hi, Solus! :wave:

Solus
06-02-2005, 02:40 PM
Today I had baby carrots and grape tomatos with my sandwich instead of crackers.

Going to tryyyy roasted squash tonight...didn't do it last night like I thought.

Amarantha2
06-03-2005, 11:27 AM
Sigh. I never got around to having a veggie! They just aren't portable!

Leenie
06-04-2005, 07:26 AM
Check out this recipe..not only is it fast, the hummus can be any flavor you like (garlic mmmmmm).

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_25828,00.html

4 large portobello mushrooms
Sea salt, preferably gray sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper
Olive Oil
1 (8-ounce) container hummus
Feta cheese
1 loaf good crusty bread, cut into 4 sections (I would leave the bread out to save calories)

Preheat the grill.
Pop out the stem from all of your portobello mushrooms.

Season both sides of mushrooms. Start by drizzling olive oil (not too much, just a slight drizzle), some salt and fresh black pepper.

Cook mushrooms over a hot fire for about 4 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile: Split the pieces of bread, and pull out some of the soft center to make a hole for the mushroom burger. Place the bread face down on the grill to toast.

Place the mushroom burger in the bread, and top with a tablespoon of hummus and a chunk of feta cheese right in the middle and cover with a piece of bread.

Leenie
06-04-2005, 07:28 AM
Sigh. I never got around to having a veggie! They just aren't portable!

How about sticking some ff dip in a cooler w/some veggies to dip :D
I noticed in the produce section of our store they have little "on the go" packs of carrots & dip. Great Idea!!!

Or open a can of veggie soup and throw it in a thermos to take with you.

Amarantha2
06-04-2005, 12:12 PM
Leenie, these are great ideas!!! Thanks! I don't eat carrots because they bother my blood sugar, but cauliflower and brock chunks would be good. I might make my own dip with ff cottage cheese and curry powder ... it'd keep ok in a cooler for a few hours.

The mushroom burger looks delish ... must try! Thanks!

To be honest, I'm pretty much off the vege-a-day challenge now as it's been two days since I had anything. I'm somewhat hopeless, but am going to try that dip thing today!!

deleted2
06-04-2005, 07:14 PM
Am, how are you doing with fruit?

Amarantha2
06-04-2005, 09:19 PM
Good with fruit, E!!!

It's the dang vege that's the fly in the ointment!

Grrrr.

I really don't like those green guys!

Tried, but (with the possible exception of the occasional brussels sprout) they aren't a happenin' thing in my future.

Leenie
06-05-2005, 09:18 AM
Leenie, these are great ideas!!! Thanks! I don't eat carrots because they bother my blood sugar, but cauliflower and brock chunks would be good. I might make my own dip with ff cottage cheese and curry powder ... it'd keep ok in a cooler for a few hours.

The mushroom burger looks delish ... must try! Thanks!

To be honest, I'm pretty much off the vege-a-day challenge now as it's been two days since I had anything. I'm somewhat hopeless, but am going to try that dip thing today!!

Your not hopeless, it just takes time to get used to anything. I used to HATE veggies but as I get older and older and taste them with different seasonings and sauces I'm learning to really love them. I still can not eat broccoli w/out something on it like olive oil or mixed in my meal LOL. But I figure if a person can aquire a taste for cigaretts and beer then I can aquire a taste for plain broccoli :lol3: right !!

Amarantha2
06-05-2005, 11:43 AM
Ummm, well, I stand a better chance with the cigs and beer, Leenie (and I wouldna touch either w'a 10-foot pole)! :lol: Thanks for the encouragement, though! :)

Solus
06-07-2005, 09:32 AM
I've been getting in my veggies, but mostly in tomatos, cucumbers and onions...nothing really exciting to report there, especially since these are things I've always liked and eaten and part of this challenge was to try new things (at least for me) I finally broke down and ate the squash and cauliflower last night. I tossed it in a little olive oil, Nature Seasoning, Garlic Poweder, and salt and put it in the oven uncovered at 350 for about 35 minutes. I turned it twice during cooking. It actually turned out pretty good! The squash turned out really sweet. The cauliflower was pretty flavorless, but mixed in with the squash, I couldn't really "taste" it and it added a nice texture to the otherwise mushy squash, so overall it was pretty yummy combination. I would eat it again....and probably will tonight since I still have a lot of squash and cauliflower leftover and I've eaten all the veggies in the fridge I like.

breakfastsurreal
06-07-2005, 02:52 PM
ok right now I am eating cauliflower...I got scared when i took it out of the microwave because it smelled just like broccoli!! So I drained it, threw it in a ziplock and mashed it up (im poor and dont have a blender! lol) and added some heavy cream and minced garlic anc butter and cheese! Home made mashed cauliflower! hehe

Suzanne 3FC
06-08-2005, 07:26 AM
I love your idea of mashing veggies in a ziploc bag! I'd never thought of that. Sure beats pulling out the mixer for making one serving of mashed potato - then doing the dishes after!


I made a veggie stir-fry with broccoli, red bell peppers, onions, water chestnuts, and a broth that was flavored with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and slightly thickened with corn starch. I honestly did not expect to like it, because I'm not a big fan of stir-fry, plus I'm not a big fan of a veggie plate :lol: I was tinkering with a recipe for someone, to make it healthier.

I really surprised myself, I ended up cleaning my plate :T

breakfastsurreal
06-08-2005, 01:26 PM
I love your idea of mashing veggies in a ziploc bag! I'd never thought of that. Sure beats pulling out the mixer for making one serving of mashed potato - then doing the dishes after!


I made a veggie stir-fry with broccoli, red bell peppers, onions, water chestnuts, and a broth that was flavored with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and slightly thickened with corn starch. I honestly did not expect to like it, because I'm not a big fan of stir-fry, plus I'm not a big fan of a veggie plate :lol: I was tinkering with a recipe for someone, to make it healthier.

I really surprised myself, I ended up cleaning my plate :T

haha it was all i could think to do...i wish i did have a blender i would have happily washed those dishes! lol...the only thing about mashing cauliflower in a bag with your hands is that you can never really get it the same texture as mashed potatos...it was still a little stalky!

Oh yeah also last nigth I went to burger king and got a bacon cheddar randch burger plain adn dry, and threw out the bun (atkins legal, heh) and I tried to eat the tomatos on it, but I almost puked...they were like...sour tasting...guess fast food places don't keep the freshest tomatos around...but that taste last night is the reason I never ate them to begin with. I guess I just gotta find the good ones! Not the ones that have that sour jelly-like pulp inside! ew

Suzanne 3FC
06-14-2005, 02:04 AM
Is everyone else still getting their daily veggies? I had a tomato salad for lunch. It had tomatoes, onions, a little bit of shredded carrot, and an olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing. I was supposed to add fresh basil, but I forgot until it was too late. It was pretty good. It's not something I'd want very often, though. I also had a toasted english muffin on the side, because it's what I happened to have on hand, and I really needed something different to add another texture to my meal.

Solus
06-14-2005, 10:21 AM
Suzanne, here's an alternative. Slice the tomato, onion, basil and set aside. On the muffin, put on a little FF or LF butter spray (or spread), a sprinkle of thyme (fresh or dried) garlic poweder and a touch of salt. Then top with FF mozerella and toast until the cheese melts. As soon as the muffin is out of the oven, top with the tomato-basil mix. Umm...yummy.

Solus
06-16-2005, 05:44 PM
How are you doing with those veggies Amarantha?

I've been pretty good. Today I had a wrap with alphalfa sprouts. Are they a veggie?

breakfastsurreal
06-16-2005, 05:52 PM
hi! I know its been a while, i havent gotten a new veggie every single day, but im adding about 2 per week...this week im adding zucchini and squash (bought the frozen bag mix) and Asparagus, which I had last night...it was actually pretty good! :) It kind of reminded me of a taste of corn and green beans put together. yumm!

Leenie
06-17-2005, 09:45 AM
I tried that recipe with the portabello mushrooms, I put some olive oil and sea salt b/4 grilling, then after they were grilled put the garlic hummus and feta cheese on it and skipped the bread.. LORDY was it good and best of all EASY PEASY.

Break, fast food veggies ARE gross.... I often wondered if they are actually veggies LOL. Glad you got your cauliflower in, I love cauliflower, I like it w/a tad of butter & salt or in the Mock-tater way you made it. Did you know you can take Cauliflower and make a mock potato salad with it, no not mashed, like cold potato salad. But use the frozen kind it holds up better and won't be mushy. I think I posted it on the atkins site (some where lol). Another good way to eat broccoli is the broccoli salad I posted there too. its with bacon, splenda, red onions, mayo mmmmmmmmmmm !!!

Solus, good for you and the alfalfa sprouts :bravo: yes they are a veggie, they are actually really good for you, low in calories (approx 20 calories / cup).

Suzanne 3FC
06-20-2005, 04:50 PM
Yum, that mushroom idea sounds good! I love just about anything on a grill.

Except cauliflower, of course. Leenie, cauliflower is bad for you! There are rumors that it can decrease your libido. (just the thought of cauliflower turns me off) It can also cause you to become pale and washed out, like a bleached broccoli. Even more alarming, it can cause subliminal cravings for real potatoes! ;)

Solus
06-20-2005, 05:08 PM
I made mashed potatos last night but by adding in 1 part cauliflower to 2 parts potatos. I threw in some sauteed garlic and onion. It turned out rather tasty.

breakfastsurreal
06-21-2005, 12:08 AM
had broccoli and cauliflower with some chicken breast strips all mixed together and a nice cheddar cheese sauce on top! It was sooo filling i couldnt finish!

Amarantha2
06-21-2005, 04:26 AM
Hi, guy! :wave: I'm so far from a veggie-a-day it's scary! :) Reading over this thread has kind of made me want some, though. The ideas are great.

I haven't made this in a long time, so this isn't a "report" of a daily veg, but Leenie's broc salad made me think of mixed greens with a hot bacon, oil and vinegar dressing that I learned from my mom. She used sugar in the dressing, but anything kind of sweet would work. Poured it over things like spinach, kale, field greens.

Leenie
06-23-2005, 12:28 PM
Cauliflower is wonderful, you just haven't had it made right ;) frozen stuff is gross but a big ol fresh head cooked just tender with a sauce on it can be rather good.

LOL

Amarantha2
06-23-2005, 09:03 PM
I like cauliflower, sort of. My mother used to pickle it. Maybe I posted this before, sorry if it's a repeat. Also, the cauliflower mashed "potatoes" are good.

I've been eating wraps for two days since I found a whole wheat tortilla brand without sugar, cornstarch, or modified food starch. Have had fresh baby spinach with various other fillings and also apples and cream cheese per a recipe from 3FC poster Eydie!

Leenie
06-24-2005, 09:50 AM
My mom used to cook cauliflower with either a cream sauce drizzled over top or she would put some butter in a pan, then throw in some bread crumbs and let it bubble up a bit (just a little bit of bread crumbs), the butter would some what cook the bread crumbs and then she would pour it over fresh cooked cauliflower... MAN is that good and so simple.

MMM those wraps sound good !!!! Yesterday for lunch I had (buffalo wrap) grilled ckn in a buffalo sauce w/tomato's and lettuce in a wrap (slurp).