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Offline goodsamaritan

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Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« on: October 29, 2011, 02:20:19 PM »
I think my children lack vegetables.
They are on mostly cooked paleo diet plus rice.

Please list yout top 5 most important vegetables... and how do you prepare / cook them?

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 04:09:40 PM »
Organic aka Farm Grown --> RAW: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Romaine Lettuce, Asparegus with STEAMED: Carrots & Cabbage tied for 5th place.   EXTRAS: for sustenance and flavoring I'd add Garlic, Onions and Mushrooms.  JMull


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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 04:18:22 PM »
My personal favorites (not sure if that what you are asking) are broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and zucchini. Carrots and celery are eaten raw and the rest are steamed

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 05:38:42 PM »
We eat stacks of onions. They are fried in dripping to serve with grilled meat, sauteed for casseroles, sweated in a big slab of butter as a base for most of my soups, finely diced and sauteed for omelettes and frittatas. Leeks, shallots, garlic used as aromatics similarly, also in stock.

Carrots and parsnips. Take a ratio of about two carrots to five parsnips, slice finely, boil until tender, drain (save water for stock), season with salt and white pepper and mash with butter. Parsnips are also a favourite roasted. Carrots as crudites or in soups.

Top greens are steamed broccoli and chard.

Gee, keeping to five is hard!

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 06:30:55 PM »
Onions are what I use most, along with mushrooms if you count those as vegetables, generally fried in grass finished tallow or uncured bacon grease.

We also regularly have baby spinach, raw, and yu choy, gai lan, and shanghai bok choy stir fried using the same fats and chicken stock or drippings from pork roast.  All of these are leafy green vegetables, along with stalks in some cases.

In my opinion, leafy green vegetables are the most important.  The onions and mushrooms are mostly a way of using good meat fat.


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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 08:14:49 PM »
important in terms of nutrients or just the nicest?

'important'
broccoli
red cabbage
spinach

'favourite'
broccoli
red cabbage (although...sorry!!!! it is not good for flatulence!!)
onions
mushrooms
parsnips
carrots
asparagus.

I cook the following way

broccoli - steamed with butter
cabbage - steamed then lightly fried
onions - cook over high for 5-10 mins, turn down to low and caramelise 15 mins
mushrooms - satuee in small pan, grill, roast
carrots - roast, boil
parnsip, roast, or boil and mash with coconut cream
asparagus - grill

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 02:06:24 PM »
I use quite a bit of carrots, tomatoes (technically a fruit), onions and pepper (red and green) in stews.
For salads I use lettuce the most.

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 04:00:05 AM »
2. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are all-season vegetables, but they are especially abundant during summer.

Mushrooms need wet, humid weather to grow, that's why they sprout mostly in Autumn...

Broad beans contain high amounts of fiber, protein,

And I do not think broad beans are paleo...and their source of protein is incomplete without additional amminoacids.

Nice copy & paste from Fitday btw http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/top-5-healthiest-summer-vegetables.html
« Last Edit: November 10, 2011, 04:01:39 AM by PaleoRainy »

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 08:35:22 AM »
No one has mentioned kale, sweet potatoes, or avocado (or are we calling that a fruit?) But kale is easy to sneak into things by running through the food processor and mixing into virtually anything you are making.

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2011, 03:30:51 PM »
What about beets? We love them and will eat them just about anyway we can get them!

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2011, 09:35:40 PM »
Beets are root vegetables, which are generally considered paleo, unlike tubers like potatoes and sweet potatoes.

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Re: Top 5 Most Important Vegetables?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2011, 12:43:02 PM »
Good! We would miss them if they weren't part of our food list. I like to use golden beets instead of potatoes in veg soup. Very yummy!