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I can't remember the last time we bought frozen veggies.  Mr. KK is the cook, and he's real particular about food taste.  If we get a soup in a chinese restaurant, he is always clear to tell the waitress "no canned or frozen vegetables."



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Yes, that is probably the main reason I haven't bought many frozen vegetables the last several years. However, I was impressed that the frozen sauteed okra tasted OK so I will get more of it at least during the off season.


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pick the veggies you can handle from your compliant list......
can be 5 or more different kinds.....
cut them up however you prefer, and begin by sauteing onions and garlic, for the base.....
then keep on adding the rest of the cut up veggies.......beginning with the tougher ones, and ending with those that are done in just a few minutes.

there s really nothing to it.........add the spices you like and herbs as you go along.


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Yes, that is probably the main reason I haven't bought many frozen vegetables the last several years. However, I was impressed that the frozen sauteed okra tasted OK so I will get more of it at least during the off season.


I've tried okra, and I just can't stand the taste.  Same for artichokes.  Sigh.


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I'm going to live w/ Brig.  I've decided.  ()........I'm tired of cooking and she's such the cook and always making me hungry w/ her posts.

Stephanie, do you know what blood type your kids are? Just curious cause you mentioned they snack on frozen peas and corn. Corn is a no-no for O's just in case they're like you.




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pick the veggies you can handle from your compliant list......
can be 5 or more different kinds.....
cut them up however you prefer, and begin by sauteing onions and garlic, for the base.....
then keep on adding the rest of the cut up veggies.......beginning with the tougher ones, and ending with those that are done in just a few minutes.

there s really nothing to it.........add the spices you like and herbs as you go along.


Thank-u my Dear Lola !!!
I've always wondered ... is stir fry as bad as frying per say ??
Why NOT just steam the veggies ... just wondering if it's a question of taste or maybe retaining the vitamins ... etc ??
For some reason I associate stir fry with frying
which doesn't sound as healthy ...  

What do u stir fry with exactly if indeed it's a healthier way to go ??
and
Do u stir fry on low-med or high heat ??
and
How long ??
Thanks again  


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I've always wondered ... is stir fry as bad as frying per say ??


Stir frying is completely different from frying.  Food is cooked very quickly at high heat using only moderate amounts of oil.  Because you use high heat you have to stir to stop the food at the bottom from burning before the food on top is cooked.  Stir fried veg is generally still crunchy or at least retains some bite.

Certainly tastes nicer - in my mind - than steamed veg and you can cook your meat at the same time - one pot cooking!
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Brig lives in a big old house.  There's room for both of us.  


Hey...can I come too?  I like cutting veggies and I will HELP with the dishes.



For frozen veggies I usually keep peas, peas and carrots, okra and fiddleheads in the freezer.  The latter two are so hard to get fresh.  Except for fiddleheads in the early summer.   I have only had okra once fresh two years ago when a thread was posted on it.  Loved it from day one.  I steam mine and then put ghee on it.  Same as fiddleheads.   I keep all steamed water for soups or to drink.   Pretty well all other stuff is bought fresh.   For the polyamine situation I try to drink black cherry juice/POM juice with water, at least, once a day.  

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I always keep fava beans and spinach. I keep them both for emergencies.

I love fava sauteed in olive oil and garlic just with anything so if I do not have any fresh veggies to accompany my protein I use them.

When I want a fast starter I always do a cream of spinach. Frozen ones come in very handy.

I also keep artichoke hearts which I use in stews. They are n ot the best but fresh ae so difficult to find here.

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Rock on!!! Let's get packin'......poor Brig doesn't even know she's getting 2 new 'tenants'.
Hey from there we can hop a plane over to Italy. You game?


I like that idea!  A few weeks in Brig's kitchen, getting nice and plump, then off to Tuscany, where plumper women are not frowned upon!



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Lisalea,
I like stir frying in ghee, mostly.

do like caramelizing the onions first......the keep adding all the veggies, one by one, until done.....
20 mins I d say........high while the onions are caramelizing, then turn down to medium, adding the veggies......spice as you go along.


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Stir frying is completely different from frying.  Food is cooked very quickly at high heat using only moderate amounts of oil.  Because you use high heat you have to stir to stop the food at the bottom from burning before the food on top is cooked.  Stir fried veg is generally still crunchy or at least retains some bite.

Certainly tastes nicer - in my mind - than steamed veg and you can cook your meat at the same time - one pot cooking!




I've always read that cooking at lower temperatures is healthier and retains the vitamins ... that's why I was curious ... however; if we talk about taste then YES, stirfry is indeed probably tastier !!!
Thank-u


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Lisalea,
I like stir frying in ghee, mostly.

do like caramelizing the onions first......the keep adding all the veggies, one by one, until done.....
20 mins I d say........high while the onions are caramelizing, then turn down to medium, adding the veggies......spice as you go along.


Lola ... U've got my mouth watering !!!

Caramelized onions r sooo tasty !!!

Thanks alot


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Oh, yez guys. !! You can all come to stay if you don't mind sleeping in the living room and having a little black kitty snuggling with you all night long. And only if I get to go to Tuscany too. I've always wanted to see Florence.

MoDon--we don't have much freezer space either (though I'm hoping that by the end of this coming summer I'll have a small chest freezer to fill up with local meats and produce). All we've got is the small freezer compartment in our apartment-sized fridge, but I keep it full of goodies. What I do for example is buy an extra winter squash and bake it with the one I'm making for dinner, then freeze the extra for another meal. Same with cooked greens. I'll make a double batch and then freeze half. Same with stocks and broths, soups, stews, etc. Everything is dated, but most of the time the extra stuff gets used up fairly quickly. That way if I need to make a quick meal or whatever, I've got something on hand along with the storebought frozen veggies (which get dated too).





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Sure, Debra!  I'm *Sure* Brig will be happy to have a few long-term dinner guests!  !  

Brig better get on here soon before the whole Forum invites themselves over to her house!



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All we've got is the small freezer compartment in our apartment-sized fridge, but I keep it full of goodies. What I do for example is buy an extra winter squash and bake it with the one I'm making for dinner, then freeze the extra for another meal. Same with cooked greens.

I do that with greens, but other extra veggies I cook just go into the refrigerator, like extra baked sweet potatoes. I will have to consider cooking more of other things and freezing some to if anything would be useful and handy to my situation.



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Oh, yez guys. !! You can all come to stay if you don't mind sleeping in the living room and having a little black kitty snuggling with you all night long. And only if I get to go to Tuscany too. I've always wanted to see Florence.

MoDon--we don't have much freezer space either (though I'm hoping that by the end of this coming summer I'll have a small chest freezer to fill up with local meats and produce). All we've got is the small freezer compartment in our apartment-sized fridge, but I keep it full of goodies. What I do for example is buy an extra winter squash and bake it with the one I'm making for dinner, then freeze the extra for another meal. Same with cooked greens. I'll make a double batch and then freeze half. Same with stocks and broths, soups, stews, etc. Everything is dated, but most of the time the extra stuff gets used up fairly quickly. That way if I need to make a quick meal or whatever, I've got something on hand along with the storebought frozen veggies (which get dated too).







Hi, I was wondering if u add anything to the vegetables, stocks and broths, soups, stews, etc ...  and anything else that u freeze ... or if u just treat it like regular leftovers but instead of putting in the fridge u put it in the freezer ??
TY  


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I keep quite a bit of frozen veggies on hand, due to time and budget constraints:  I LOVE okra and eat it daily, brussel sprouts, broccoli, sugar snap peas....that's about it.  The rest is fresh (zucchini, avocado, onions, carrots, etc...)


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Sure, Debra!  I'm *Sure* Brig will be happy to have a few long-term dinner guests!  !  

Brig better get on here soon before the whole Forum invites themselves over to her house!


I've often fantasized about cooking a large meal with the folks on the forums. I think it would be fun to not only meet in person, but to experiment in the kitchen together! So many of us have learned to love cooking.


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I've always read that cooking at lower temperatures is healthier and retains the vitamins ... that's why I was curious ... however; if we talk about taste then YES, stirfry is indeed probably tastier !!!
Thank-u


Well,  point taken.  I guess it depends on what your priorities are.  Mine is always taste - if I get run over by a bus tomorrow at least I will have enjoyed my last meal

Temperature though I think is more of an issue with prolongued cooking of foods - although I may be wrong of course.
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If I get run over by a bus tomorrow at least I will have enjoyed my last meal



I agree TOTALLY !!!

however; on the flip side of the coin; if live my life always thinking this way ... the ONLY thing I will
eat is Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Icecream, French fries, Pizza, Smoked meat, Chinese buffets ... etc ...



Quoted from koahiatamadl
Temperature though I think is more of an issue with prolongued cooking of foods - although I may be wrong of course.


Yep, I beleive that u r right about that !!!

I will definately try the stir fry ... TY


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Lisalea--I don't really do anything differently with the items I want to freeze, except make sure as much air is out of the containers as possible. Air in the food leads to freezer burn and poor quality. Usually I put batches of things in bags, just because it's fairly easy to gently squeeze out the air. You can also use Gladware containers etc, just make sure they are full almost to the top, and 'burp' the lids.


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Lisalea--I don't really do anything differently with the items I want to freeze, except make sure as much air is out of the containers as possible. Air in the food leads to freezer burn and poor quality. Usually I put batches of things in bags, just because it's fairly easy to gently squeeze out the air. You can also use Gladware containers etc, just make sure they are full almost to the top, and 'burp' the lids.



That's very valueable information that I was NOT aware of !!

Another thing; sometimes my veggies get snow inside ... Is THAT freezer burn ???
Do u think that they're still ok at this point ??
I've been eating them anyhow and they still seem to taste ok; of course I add lots of
spices, seasalt, Olive oil ... etc; to them to makes them tastier !!
Thanks again


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Artichoke hearts are the only frozen vegetable I keep on hand. I love to stirfry them into my ground/beef/onion mixture.

The other thing I do is to steam them (just enough to thaw) and then make a salad for lunch to bring to work. I drizzle with olive oil; add lemon juice and herbamare salt. I stir in whatever protein I have on hand, and add a handful of walnuts; then add a little more olive oil. It makes a great lunch (the walnuts help with polyamines).

Sometimes I just steam them and add ghee for a light dinner or a snack.

After reading this thread, I'm going to try the frozen okra...thanks, Don!


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