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2017-11-09 03:20:26 PM  
takes about 5 minutes to butter up and sautee asparagus.

/takes about 5 days for the pee smell to go away
 
2017-11-09 03:21:05 PM  
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2017-11-09 03:22:31 PM  
another pro tip: you can sautee spinach in a little olive oil in like 2 minutes, it literally takes no time and it's super healthy. goes great with almost any protein, i like it with salmon and some rice

broccoli can be steamed in minutes, just throw in 2 tbs of water in the bottom of a sauce pan and throw a top on.

cut up a sweet potato and boil the pieces for about 15 minutes. add some cinnamon nutmeg and optionally maple or brown sugar
 
2017-11-09 03:22:36 PM  
I'm sauteing brussel sprouts for dinner to serve with a pork roast.  Other than just adding a green vegetable as a side I'm not sure what subby wants to know
 
2017-11-09 03:22:38 PM  
Shred your veggies and put them in your sauces etc ; we will sometimes shred carrots and zucchini into our spaghetti sauce.
Put your dinner on a bed of veggies / greens as part of the entree.
 
2017-11-09 03:22:56 PM  
i try to eat mostly veg  during the week. so smoothies and the like help
 
2017-11-09 03:23:24 PM  
Have you been unaware of frozen vegetables this whole time?
 
2017-11-09 03:23:56 PM  
buy some steamed bag peas or corn or mixed veggies and nuke it in the microwave. that was easy.
or simply take some cauliflower and throw it in the trash, cauliflower is awful.
 
2017-11-09 03:23:59 PM  
Poke a tiny hole in the bottom side of a can of spinach. Then pop the top real quick and shotgun it.
 
2017-11-09 03:24:02 PM  
And steamed broccoli and carrots is one of the easiest, most delicious dishes you can add to almost any meal.  I don't even need to add salt to it.

/ I use a pot and a steaming basket instead of doing it in a pan
 
2017-11-09 03:24:24 PM  
After you buy the greens (kale, chard, collards, etc), wash, remove the stems, and roughly chop.  Then shove into gallon ziplocs.

You can cook them in less than 10 minutes as follows:

1. Heat a big, deep frying pan on medium-high with a tablespoon of olive oil.
2. When it's hot, throw in 2 big handfuls of greens.
3. Using tongs, toss until all of them are coated in oil and turn bright - about 3 minutes.
4. Add 1/2 cup water, reduce heat to low, and cover.
5. Cook another 5 minutes and serve.

If you want to get fancy, use some fresh garlic or garlic oil in steps 1/2.  Ditto using chicken stock in step 4

Don't salt during cooking - add salt at the table.

Quick and easy side.  Great for presentation when used as a bed for a light-colored protein like chicken or pork.

You can cook up multiple batches as above and combine them with a couple of cans of plain white beans, then pack that in tupperware as a cold or hot lunch.
 
2017-11-09 03:25:32 PM  
Make rice.  Add broccoli [substitute/add the veg of your choice] and seasonings.  And butter.
 
2017-11-09 03:28:08 PM  
I use red rice and/or a mix of brown, red, and wild rice.  It's healthier than white rice and prettier too.

Sautee an onion in there first and then cook the rice with it.  Toss veg in there; broccoli doesn't need much cooking time.  Let it stay a bit crunchy.
 
2017-11-09 03:28:24 PM  
Drink two 8oz servings of V8 per day.
 
2017-11-09 03:29:32 PM  

Jake Havechek: Drink two 8oz servings of V8 per day.


I'm halfway there
 
2017-11-09 03:29:33 PM  
I like to sautee kale in a bit of rendered bacon fat, add a bit of chicken stock, toss with crumbled bacon and finish with a splash of apple cider vinegar.

With Bok Choy I'll separate the green leafy bits from the stalks and chop both, keeping them seperate, then I'll sautee a bunch of fresh ginger and garlic until really fragrant, toss in the chopped bok choy stalks and cook until tender, toss in the chopped leaves and cook until just tender and bright green, and finish with oyster sauce.
 
2017-11-09 03:30:11 PM  

FrancoFile: After you buy the greens (kale, chard, collards, etc), wash, remove the stems, and roughly chop.  Then shove into gallon ziplocs.


Buy a salad spinner before you need a salad spinner. Also squeeze all the air out before you seal the bags.
 
2017-11-09 03:34:07 PM  
I really tried liking kale; I really did.  And I'm not a picky eater.

To me it tastes like yard clippings.
 
2017-11-09 03:34:07 PM  

Jake Havechek: Drink two 8oz servings of V8 per day.


Sooooooo much sodium.
 
2017-11-09 03:35:52 PM  
stir fry
 
2017-11-09 04:00:01 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Jake Havechek: Drink two 8oz servings of V8 per day.

Sooooooo much sodium.


I can't drink the full sodium stuff. I have low-sodium V8.
 
2017-11-09 04:08:14 PM  

bdub77: another pro tip: you can sautee spinach in a little olive oil in like 2 minutes, it literally takes no time and it's super healthy. goes great with almost any protein, i like it with salmon and some rice

broccoli can be steamed in minutes, just throw in 2 tbs of water in the bottom of a sauce pan and throw a top on.

cut up a sweet potato and boil the pieces for about 15 minutes. add some cinnamon nutmeg and optionally maple or brown sugar


I'll cook salmon or chicken in the oven while sweet potatoes are cooking.  Then, put some oil and butter in a large skillet, add some herbs, cook the asparagus, then add spinach, and sweet potatoes.  Then brown the chicken or salmon with the veggies and serve with rice.  It's a good recipe I copied from Brio Tuscan Grille.
 
2017-11-09 04:19:24 PM  
Broccoli and cauliflower can be roasted, it's amazing.

Asparagus should be blanched, cooled in an ice bath, and then quickly sauteed. Slice up some grape tomatoes and garlic to go in the pan.

If you brush kale with a bit of oil, you can bake the leaves and it becomes crispy like a chip.
 
2017-11-09 04:29:54 PM  
One of my easiest cheats is grating a zucchini into rice or potatoes. You hardly notice it because it melts in and you get lots of veggie nutrition. They're great in potato pancakes.
 
2017-11-09 04:40:05 PM  
People will eat rice.
I use any veggies I have on hand to punch up rice.
I always have carrots, onions on hand.
Sometimes celery or mushrooms.
You dice them up confetti style.
Little tiny dices. For color.
Reasons are, it makes it pretty.
You can't pick it all out.
You have to eat your veggies.

Also, spinach is god.
 
2017-11-09 04:57:18 PM  
And I buy Broccoli for meals.
Like thanksgiving.
I'm cutting florets off the heads.
Saving the heads.
The turkey bones get broken and boiled down with cut up onions, and some better than bullion for a stock.
Then strained, and toss in the leftover gravy, and cut up broccoli stems in tiny cubes after sauteing them in butter.
Turkey grease left over is used for a roux, and cold milk is drizzled in to the rolling boiling mess with crumbled roux to make a cream of broccoli.
Couple of florets give it the speckles it needs.

Goes in the freezer until the colder months of Jan - Feb.
 
2017-11-09 05:03:02 PM  
This bottle lasts a long time, keeps forever.

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2017-11-09 05:04:58 PM  
Spinach on pizza is great.  Bean sprouts on pizza is a crime, but it works.
 
2017-11-09 05:06:08 PM  
I like to quick saute broccoli, toss in some onion and garlic, splash it with mirin and take it off the heat.
Kids love it.
 
2017-11-09 05:06:20 PM  
Just throw broccoli at it.
 
2017-11-09 05:06:39 PM  

FrancoFile: After you buy the greens (kale, chard, collards, etc), wash, remove the stems, and roughly chop.  Then shove into gallon ziplocs.

You can cook them in less than 10 minutes as follows:

1. Heat a big, deep frying pan on medium-high with a tablespoon of olive oil.
2. When it's hot, throw in 2 big handfuls of greens.
3. Using tongs, toss until all of them are coated in oil and turn bright - about 3 minutes.
4. Add 1/2 cup water, reduce heat to low, and cover.
5. Cook another 5 minutes and serve.

If you want to get fancy, use some fresh garlic or garlic oil in steps 1/2.  Ditto using chicken stock in step 4

Don't salt during cooking - add salt at the table.

Quick and easy side.  Great for presentation when used as a bed for a light-colored protein like chicken or pork.

You can cook up multiple batches as above and combine them with a couple of cans of plain white beans, then pack that in tupperware as a cold or hot lunch.


Save the stems and steam them later.
 
2017-11-09 05:06:55 PM  

bdub77: buy some steamed bag peas or corn or mixed veggies and nuke it in the microwave. that was easy.
or simply take some cauliflower and throw it in the trash, cauliflower is awful.


Ron Swanson on Vegan Bacon
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2017-11-09 05:07:11 PM  
chopped raw savoy cabbage can go in pretty much any salad, or added to any mexican dish
 
2017-11-09 05:08:30 PM  
Agreed on the spinach.  You can saute spinach quickly and/or mix it with just about anything.

For kale, I like to skip the middle man and just flush it straight down the toilet.  Kale is the devil's pubic hair.
 
2017-11-09 05:08:30 PM  
Really, a person should try to add veg to every meal of the day.

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2017-11-09 05:08:37 PM  
 
2017-11-09 05:08:53 PM  

bdub77: takes about 5 minutes to butter up and sautee asparagus.

/takes about 5 days for the pee smell to go away


Done in one.

A bit longer to do up some Brussels sprouts, given their girth, but same concept.

/steamed broccoli is always a winner, too
/microwave steamers are also a single, lazy guy's friend
 
2017-11-09 05:09:09 PM  

bdub77: another pro tip: you can sautee spinach in a little olive oil in like 2 minutes, it literally takes no time and it's super healthy. goes great with almost any protein, i like it with salmon and some rice

broccoli can be steamed in minutes, just throw in 2 tbs of water in the bottom of a sauce pan and throw a top on.

cut up a sweet potato and boil the pieces for about 15 minutes. add some cinnamon nutmeg and optionally maple or brown sugar


I was gonna mention the spinach. Add some to a stir fry or almost anything in a frying pan and it will pretty much disappear and take on any flavors you cook it in. And you can add a lot and it will shrink way down. It could go in a hash, you can cook some down next to your burger patties and have it on the side or as a topping, in scrambeled eggs, ect.
 
2017-11-09 05:10:13 PM  
Pork with peanut sauce.

Saute 1 lb ground pork. Add 1/2 cup hoisin sauce; 2 diced garlic cloves; 1/2 cup peanut butter; 1/4 cup soy sauce; 1/2 cup sherry to the pork. Simmer.  Start with around 1lb kale. Remove leaves from stems. Boil for 1/2 of eternity to tenderize the kale. Serve pork and peanut sauce over spaghetti. Top with kale.

The proportions of the components of the peanut sauce can be varied with to suit your taste.
 
2017-11-09 05:10:17 PM  
Two words:  snow peas
You can toss them into almost anything, and they cook in a minute or two.
 
2017-11-09 05:10:40 PM  

WyDave: This bottle lasts a long time, keeps forever.

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2017-11-09 05:10:55 PM  
Save it for dessert?

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2017-11-09 05:11:29 PM  
Make a BLT.
 
2017-11-09 05:11:32 PM  
Eat grass-fed beef.
 
2017-11-09 05:12:13 PM  
No green beans here? Fine. Snap the ends off of some fresh green beans, steam until they're not quite done, then sautee with garlic, salt, and pepper, in olive oil. Squeeze some lemon juice on them at the very end and cook off some of the water. Delicious.
 
2017-11-09 05:12:23 PM  
Chop up Spinach and add it to any pasta dish (spaghetti, etc).
Put a bag of frozen broccoli into any Mac and Cheese dish.
Add a can (or bag of frozen) peas to any dish that requires browning meat in a pan. Yes, even taco meat.
When making traditional tuna sandwiches (mixing tuna with mayo) chop up some lettuce or spinach with the mixture.  You'll barely notice it.


And my favorite... Green onions.  Cheap and easy to throw into any meal that onion works with. And, when you are done chopping them up, just shove the roots in the ground and they will grow back. Every spring the wife and I spend $1.50 in green onions from the store, re-plant the roots after chopping, and get green onions through the fall.  And green onions will grow like, freaking anywhere.

But if you are just starting to eat healthy, for the love of god, stay away from Kale.  Yes, it's got a lot of good crap in it, but it's not for everyone.
 
2017-11-09 05:12:40 PM  
Sauteing broccoli with garlic and olive oil is just about the easiest thing to make. Add a bunch of fresh black pepper or red pepper flakes to spice it up. Its not rocket surgery
 
2017-11-09 05:12:59 PM  
Green bean casserole stuffed lobster.
Just saw it on an Iron Chef competition.
 
2017-11-09 05:13:24 PM  
Same method with broccoli and cauliflower works quite well, but I add a little bit of Parmesan instead of lemon.
 
2017-11-09 05:14:23 PM  
If you have a slow cooker....

2 big containers of vegetable broth
1 package frozen spinach
3/4 lbs diced baby carrots
8 vegetable sausage patties, cooked and diced
1 1/2 cups uncooked pearl barley
salt, pepper, garlic, and other seasoning to taste

Toss everything in the slow cooker. Set cooker on low. Cook for 6-8 hours. Set it up in the morning and by the time you get home from work, you've got a really good and hearty soup ready for your dinner. Takes about 30 minutes of prep time, too.
 
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