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Making Boiled Vegetables Taste Good

Postby CronicBadger » Fri May 11, 2012 3:24 pm

I've increased my vegetable intake recently. Unfortunately I don't like raw veges, so I boil them. But then they taste a bit bland. However, I discovered that sprinking Piri Piri seasoning flakes (I get the bottle from the local supermarket) gives any soggy old vegetables a bit of a bite.

So, yesterday I boiled up sweet potatoes and onions with chilli. The flavour goes through the veges, nice and tangy, and adds few, if any, extra kilojoules. It also means I'm less inclined to pour on the salt. The veges go well on wholemeal toast if mashed as a replacement for margarine.
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Re: Making Boiled Vegetables Taste Good

Postby Retire_The_Fat » Sat May 12, 2012 12:41 pm

I'm not a veggie lover either that's why I do my cold pressed veggie juice every morning. I do get the goodness even if I dont get the fibre..I get that from my cereal with psyllium husks sprinkled on it.

One thing did do recently was

Quinoa cooked in vegetable stock
Stir fried veggies in coconut oil
added grated ginger and garlic
Then added a couple of whisked eggs and the cooked quinoa and fried it till it was crisp...the qinoa lets it go crispy

I dont know how many Kj's it was but all those ingredients are supposed to be good for you :)

Leftover I left in the fridge and used for lunch the next day
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Re: Making Boiled Vegetables Taste Good

Postby Retire_The_Fat » Sat May 12, 2012 1:06 pm

Nutrition Data,
1 cup cooked quinoa: 155 cal, 30g carb, 3g fat, 5.5g protein, 3g fibre.
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Re: Making Boiled Vegetables Taste Good

Postby Lowie57 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:52 pm

Made some kick ass boiled veggies tonight!

I added to my pot of water - sea salt, cracked pepper, chili flakes, 1/2 tsp of Paprika, and about 1tsp of rosemary.. It was delish!! Loads of flavour!

I reccomend you guys/gals try this :)
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Re: Making Boiled Vegetables Taste Good

Postby Emma4 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:59 am

If your veggies are tasting bland make sure you are not cooking them for too long. Fresh veggies should be packed with flavour when boiled. Sweet potatoes have lots of flavour when fresh, but they can be bland if they have gotten old, where the flesh has a paler spongy texture rather than firm with a solid orange colour.

I add chilli flakes to veggie dishes all the time. My other go to flavours are garlic, olive flakes or lemon zest.
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Re: Making Boiled Vegetables Taste Good

Postby CronicBadger » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:56 pm

I haven't tried olive flakes (didn't even know they were a product). I'll look for them next time I go to the supermarket and give them a try. You just reminded my that I have several sweet potatoes stored away - and they're sprouting tentacles! I may have left them too long.
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Re: Making Boiled Vegetables Taste Good

Postby Blitz » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:42 pm

Put them in the garden Marc - then you'll have fresh in no time! :lol:

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