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6/26/14 12:43 P

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I've recently adopted the same goal -- to try cooking or eating something that I've never tried.

Last night, I cooked with fennel for the first time. I roasted it with red onion and olive oil based on a recipe I had. Sad to say -- I'm not a fan of fennel.

On to the next thing! What do you think I should try?

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5/1/14 4:06 P

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kale chips baked by my own two hands I will have them again easy to make and great way to increase dark greens daily

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3/7/14 8:22 P

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I tried asparagus. It seem like it was a popular vegetable that everyone seem to like so I thought I would give it a go. I steamed it the first time. The second time I stir fried it with a little sesame oil. I have to say it was quite delicious in both dishes.

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2/10/14 3:19 P

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Thanks for the tips on prepping beets. It's embarrassing to be 66 and not know what to do with a raw beet after washing it. Tomorrow, I'm off to the store to get some to try.

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12/10/13 3:48 P

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kohlrabi - really enjoyed

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I tried to make squash tonight. It was a flop, but at least I tried.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~~ "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."




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12/4/13 12:22 P

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I have never heard of kumatos.

I cut squash in half, take out the seeds, salt and pepper to taste, sometimes with a bit of butter, cover in foil and bake until tender. Delicious.

Other times, I make a meatloaf and put it in the squash to bake. It is a meal by itself. No extra dishes, either.

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12/3/13 7:59 P

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what are kumatos and how do you prepare them emoticon

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12/3/13 3:17 P

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Kumatos...they are amazing!

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11/18/13 5:16 A

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I was given a squash the other day, but have no idea how to prepare it. Any tips? I'd like to say I tried a new veggie. emoticon

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11/16/13 10:06 P

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Just bought a Chayote. I am roasting it right now with some yellow and green squashes, red pepper and brocolli. Seasoned with rosemary, parsley, garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. It all looks wonderful, the aroma if very good. Taste is fantastic. And I have left overs too emoticon

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11/15/13 5:14 A

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I hadn't heard of yellow watermelon either. My daughter bought it.

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11/14/13 4:05 P

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watermelon radish - came in my csa bag this week

ate it raw in a salad with apple and celery yesterday...found it overpowering and bitter... emoticon

but today I shredded it, mixed with an egg and sauteed in olive oil...ate it over the radish greens with a little feta cheese...loved it - will definitely eat again emoticon

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10/16/13 12:07 A

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Yellow watermelon? I've never heard of that.

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10/15/13 3:50 P

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Yellow organic watermelon. It tastes the same, but the colour threw me off. :)


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10/15/13 2:38 A

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It isn't technically new for me, but I haven't eaten cabbage in year. I was given a whole cabbage and used it as part of tonight's dinner. I made a Thai-style slaw and made a wrap with it. It was decent, but not great. I don't know if I'll eat it again. But at least I tried it.

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10/13/13 7:23 P

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I tried taro in sesame balls. Fantastic!

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10/13/13 10:35 A

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So I got my guy to try Brussels sprouts, amazingly he likes them! Even prefers them to broccoli (, wich is about the only veggie he will eat) I'm still in shock!

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10/4/13 6:59 P

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lime leaves (used in cooking)


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10/4/13 4:47 P

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spaghetti squash!

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10/3/13 5:44 P

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I added a recipe yesterday with fresh beets!

I eat it all the time. There is ALWAYS a bowl of it in the fridge.

It's on the recipe section and it's called "Bubby's Russian Beet Salad"


Just boil, dice, and eat!!!!!

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10/3/13 5:40 P

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I just love fresh beets!

I detest canned ones.


It's almost like eating to separate things

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6/17/13 11:00 P

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@Desertjulz-Thanks for the tip! I will probably remove the peels before I try them raw.
@Cespringall-The green ones are rather tart, aren't they? I prefer red grapes myself.

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6/17/13 8:46 A

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Tried green seedless grapes. All right. Not as tasty as red or purple ones.

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6/16/13 1:25 P

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I only peel away the yucky part of the beet skin. It is edible.

If you cook them, the skin will slip right off.

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6/16/13 1:18 P

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Do they need to be peeled before eating?

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6/15/13 10:46 P

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You can grate beets into a salad if you want to enjoy them raw. Otherwise, you can steam them or saute them.

If you grew red beets, you may want to wear rubber gloves when you handle them - they can stain, including your skin. :D

If you have a juicer, they are a wonderful addition to a veggie juice combo, too.

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6/15/13 1:49 P

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I need some help here...I started harvesting from my garden this week and I have beets but no idea what to do with them! I have only had beets from a can in my life.

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6/15/13 10:20 A

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I love seeing that people are trying veggies and fruits new to them! I had a challenge with a non-SP group back in February that had a different challenge every day. For the day that was try new produce, I really had a struggle! Having been a vegetarian for over 30 years, I've already tried nearly everything. I finally found gobo root (aka burdock root) and tried that. It was lovely sauteed with carrots & Thai curry paste. :D

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5/25/13 12:54 A

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You may laugh at me but honestly, I have had a very limited variety of F&G in my life and today I tried sliced cucumbers on my salad. I hated cucumbers as a kid but I really liked the flavor and will start eating them a lot more often!

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5/23/13 7:01 P

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That sounds delicious!

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5/23/13 8:16 A

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Tried mango shredded into a salad with Thai chili sauce. Fantastic! Sweet and spicy.

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5/22/13 6:21 P

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This might sound weird but I tried Roma tomatoes for the first time yesterday. Can't say I'm in love but I like that they are small and more dense than traditional garden tomatoes. Good salad addition!

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5/18/13 7:27 A

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Not a new vegetable but I am running out of new ones to try. So I stir fried cabbage with caraway seeds. Excellent!

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5/17/13 10:47 P

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Maybe not quite a new one for me but today I served red bell pepper strips with dinner and they were pretty good but I think I'd like them better diced on salad. I was the only one of the family who touched it at all but at least I put it in front of them. :)

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2/28/13 9:51 A

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I finally tried Kale yesterday. It was very crunchy. I have some recipes to use it in so I am excited to get cooking!

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6/4/12 3:35 P

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I grew up eating whole foods so there's few I've never tried. But yesterday I finally enjoyed a cold quinoa dish with scallions, fresh basil, a little extra virgin olive oil with a splash of rice wine vinegar and whole black pitted olives. It was very good and high in protein. I will be making it again.

A little info about quinoa. Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (18%). Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration human occupied spaceflights.[16]

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6/2/12 9:10 P

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I bought some yellow cherry tomatoes this week. They taste about the same as the red but they look pretty in my salad. I also bought some more kumato tomatoes. I *love* them.

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5/28/12 8:19 A

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I use Italian parsley instead of lettuce for a salad sometimes with tomatoes and onions. Sometimes a bit of feta or barley. Depends on the day. I grow most of my own herbs, so experimenting with them is easy for me. I've been trying them raw in salads, instead of just cooking with them or making tea.

It makes for a different taste experience. Good luck on you journey.

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5/27/12 4:43 P

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What a Great Idea !!

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My new goal is to try at least one new variety of produce each week. I love fruits and vegetables, so I feel like I've already tried most of what's readily available in my local stores, but I bet there are some that I've overlooked.

week 1: dandelion greens

I bought the dandelion greens at my local farmer's market yesterday. I made a salad using 1/2 dandelion greens and 1/2 spring blend greens. It was pretty tasty. I still have some left. I may try one of the recipes online to see how it tastes cooked. The farmer's market had a large selection of greens and herbs, so I plan to buy a few other types over the next few weeks.



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