Do You Like Broccoli And All The Different Veggies? Tell Us Your Favorites?

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Veteran Member
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    Remembering my veggie likes and dislikes and broccoli was never one of my favorites. Since moving to Oakmont I have fallen in love with broccoli. It's served in many of the lunches and dinners. Brussel Sprouts is another one I did not like, but not now. The reason for my change of heart is due to seasonings. The chef and cooks here at Oakmont season and prepare veggies in ways I have never had before. Asparagus must be in season because it is served often, so tender and flavorable. Living here has been like living at a five star Sheraton and the cost is probably comprable or more. I have no complaints.
     
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    I don’t remember eating any green veggies growing up until I went into the army. Didn’t eat broccoli until after
    I married. Today it is one of my favorites. Another is fried okra. Breaded fried okra. I like most vegetables but we are forgetting how to cook and going blind so we don’t eat much variety any more.
     
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    Broccoli, brussel sprouts, italian green beans, asparagus, cauliflower, sweet potato are good. Okra not so good in my book.
     
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    We love most veggies and take advantage of whatever's in season. I don't care much for canned vegetables but I use a lot of fresh and frozen varieties. I use canned beans and tomatoes in recipes fairly often, though.
     
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    i d0 like all vegetables but no stems on my broccoli---i dont like okra not unless it is in soup---i dont like kale
     
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    I don't like most veggies but eat them when I can ..only because I should.
    Ican tolerate most of them raw but teeth issues so that gets hard.
    Most veggies we get are in soups or salads.
    I do like pickles ;).
     
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    The only vegetable that I can think of that I don't like is eggplant. I've never found a way to cook it that is good. I like asparagus brushed with olive oil, lightly sprinkled with garlic salt and black pepper then roasted. My son recently bought me a jar of pickled asparagus at a farmer's market. It had dill and a lot of garlic .It was awful. I only like a little garlic and I don't like dill at all.
     
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    Corn is my favorite and brussel sprouts my least favorite. Everything in between I eat because Moms always say to eat your vegetables, they are good for you. I grew up on meat, potatoes and vegetables.
     
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    I bet you would love my Egg Plant Lasagna
     
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    My favorite vegetable would be the potato. We at a younger age, my sister and I would wash off pieces that our mother had peeled and cut for whatever recipe and eat them - raw. I like the frozen stir fry vegetables. The one vegetable I don't like is cooked spinach.
     
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    I like most veggies. I'll eat all parts of the broccoli plant...I'll peel the stalks and cook them. I also like asparagus, but only if it's fresh...I'll never eat canned or frozen. Most of my green veggies have to me either steamed or roasted or stir-fried.

    I can't think of a veggie I don't like. Okra is OK, but so is anything that's fried. But I've never liked it enough to cook at home. Beets are a weird one. I've never bought them (canned or fresh), but I'll eat them if they're on a buffet.
     
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    Artichokes, asparagus, brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, cabbage, onions, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, and more.

    Since I'm vegan, and a gourmet vegan chef, veggies are a constant in my life and on my plate. Steamed, sauteed, boiled, raw, whatever.......

    I love okra, but it's technically a fruit, as is squash. Ditto for pumpkin.
     
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    Funny you should mention raw. I used to keep cut-up raw veggies in the fridge to munch on...mostly broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, mushrooms (yeh, I know), and turnips. I had a dip recipe that was cottage cheese-based with pistachios in it. Good stuff.

    My favorite raw veggie hands-down is turnip. I really don't eat them any other way, except as the occasional stew ingredient. Now I'll have to go look for turnip recipes. Roasting is probably a good method...
     
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  14. Nancy Hart

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    I like broccoli and potatoes, and most common vegetables, if someone else cooks them.

    It's easier to list the ones I don't like (taken from a list of the most popular vegetables):

    Raw cucumbers, raw celery, radishes, squash, turnips, collards, eggplant, okra (unless it's fried dry).
     
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    The only vegetable I don't like is Okra .. tried it quite a few times and multiple ways but just can't get over the hump with that. I love all others.

    Not a fan of boiling .. kind of like steaming .. enjoy raw if possible but I can't get enough when they are done on the grill and the next best way is on a sheet pan in the oven.
     
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