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PHRASER
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12/1/11 10:37 P

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Canned asparagus is awful. I only eat the fresh stuff - which means it's very seasonal (it's only available in spring here).

Top 3 ways to eat asparagus:

1. Slice the stems into pieces 1-2 inches long and include in a stir fry. Get rid of the bottom 2 inches - it's usually woody and not that nice.

2. Steam it very lightly (or microwave it) - it should still be almost crisp - and eat it with hollandaise sauce (for a vegan substitute, use vegan mayonnaise with 2 tsp of unsweetened orange or lemon juice mixed through) - eat it as a side with anything else that goes well with hollandaise-type sauces eg buckwheat, kale and black beans

3. Roast it in a hot oven (400 degrees F) for 20-30 minutes and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice as a side with whatever else you're having.

If you eat eggs, it also goes really well in quiche, or you can use steamed asparagus as a filling for omlette.

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11/29/11 11:13 A

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I'm a little late reading this, but thanks! It's an awesome article! I love fruits, but I have a hard time with veggies myself, so this is great for me:)

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i want to try asparaguts but just a little scared.
when i was 5 i was beat with it. LOL
at my house when i was grpwing up the rule was if i put it on my plate i had to eat it. if my mother put it on i was to try it and did not have to finsh it. well i was feeling my oats and smacke her in the face she retured the favor. so i do have a meatl block and willing to break threw it


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Wow. I knew about roasting, didn't know that it is good with Ketchup and curry powder though! =] Thanks for the link!


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1/3/11 5:07 P

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I oven roasted my asparagus and it was great with seasonings and evoo! But I find that of course the fresh stays firmer...I tried the canned the first time and it was good but a bit mushy...so fresh is better in that case to me :)

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thanks for posting this!



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thanks!


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I either steam, roast, or put in a stir fry and I use alot of veggieswith the asparagus too. Once I made a raw asparagus soup.

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11/27/10 4:02 P

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i'm wanting to try asparagus. i've eaten it before but only in other foods and only in restaurants. i'm eager to try cooking it at home for the first time, but have felt overwhelmed because i don't want it mushy. anyone have a favorite way to enjoy asparagus at home?

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Thanks for the share and the link! Great!

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1/13/10 7:48 A

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thanx for the pointer

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that is a great article

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Thank you...I AM new to this, so good to know.

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thanks for the post...you're full of info as usual :)

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Good morning and thank you for the link, I am always looking for new ideas, welcome back I missed you.

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Thanks for the link...very helpful info!

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If you're new to meatless eating, or even if you're a pro, this article, "Take the Learn to Love Veggies Challenge," might be of interest to you. It appears in today's Spark Daily Blog and gives several tips to help with cooking and seasoning veggies, as well as several nice recipes.

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=take_the_
learn_to_love_veggies_challenge


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