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April's "Vegetables of the Alphabet" - Week 1

Friday, April 08, 2011

As part of my "Fork in the Road" challenge for April, I'm trying to consume tons of vegetables and thought it would be fun to try to eat AT LEAST one vegetable per letter. (Some will get consumed daily, some may appear here the one time - all letters must be covered!)

A= aduki beans, aduki bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, asparagus
B= broccoli, broccoli slaw
C= cabbage (red), carrots, cucumber
D=
E=
F=
G= garbanzo beans, garlic, green beans, green peas
H=
I=
J=
K=
L= lettuce (romaine, green-leaf, red-leaf), lentils
M=
N=
O= onions (red, yellow)
P= peppers (green, red), potato (sweet)
Q=
R= radishes
S= spinach
T= tomatoes
U=
V=
W=
X=
Y=
Z=

OK, I have more letters sitting empty than I thought. Opportunity time!
Do you have a favorite vegetable that begins with a letter I need to collect and eat? Please share the vegetable, and recipe if you want!

Thanks for reading!
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  • FRECKS96
    http://www.naturalhub.com/indices_v
    egetable_and_culinary_herb.htm<
    BR>
    or

    http://en.wiki
    pedia.org/wiki/List_of_culinary
    _vegetables

    Might need to add fruits. Quince is the only Q I can think of.

    Great idea, good luck!
    3102 days ago
  • DINGALLSTOO
    A= aduki beans, aduki bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, asparagus
    B= broccoli, broccoli slaw
    C= cabbage (red), carrots, cucumber
    D=
    E= Eggplant, endive
    F= Fennel
    G= garbanzo beans, garlic, green beans, green peas
    H= Hot peppers
    I= Iceberg lettuce
    J= Jalepenos
    K= Kale, KOLRABI
    L= lettuce (romaine, green-leaf, red-leaf), lentils
    M=
    N= Would Nutella count? ;^D
    O= onions (red, yellow)
    P= peppers (green, red), potato (sweet)
    Q=
    R= radishes
    S= spinach
    T= tomatoes
    U=
    V=
    W=
    X=
    Y= Yams
    Z= Zucchini

    I filled in some, but I'm at work and need to get busy!

    3103 days ago
  • JUSTYNA7
    D
    E - oh eggplant for sure!
    F - fennel
    H - hubbard squash
    I
    J
    K -kale
    M -mushroms
    N
    Q
    U
    V
    W - wax beans
    X
    Y - yams
    Z - zucchini

    Ratatouille using thinly sliced tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, onions, mushrooms, garlic and fresh basil with a bit of olive oil. It is a nice vegetable stew that goes with scrambled eggs or is good on pasta (spagetti squash) and lasts quite a while in the fridge. Great with parmasan cheese when it is reheated! Some people carefully layer each vegetable but I often just toss it all into a cassarole dish and bake it. It shrinks down to a fraction of the size when cooking.

    I make a squash stew/soup in the crockpot with butternut or acorn or hubbard squash baked and then mashed and then add some tinned tomatoes, chick peas, potatoe, curry powder, coconut milk, carrots and any other vegetable that looks like it needs to be eaten up... cook it all until the potatoes are tender, then finely chop some kale and add it in during the last ten minutes of cooking. Kale is like a strong thick spinach that is loaded with calcium and good nutrients and vitamins.

    I used to think of fennel as only an herb... the leafy bits to add to give a licorice flavour... but the big bulb can be cut up and added to beef stew in the crockpot. It has a mild flavour and is rather like celery but with that hint of licorice. My family did not even notice, lol. Chef meg also adds kale to her crockpot pork stew with black beans. I found it OK, but liked the idea that kale can be added to lots of things in the crockpot.

    If you like hummus, try baba ganouj. It is baked and mashed eggplant with spices and I actually like it more than humus as a dip for veggies or on pita bread.

    I had sauted onions and mushrooms together then added finely chopped spinache and tomatoes and basil with some goat cheese (left out the goat cheese for some other family members) and then made it into an egg fritatta (scrambled egg that you let sit in the pan until the bottom is set (I cook it with a lid on) and then put under the broiler to set the top. Mmmmmm.
    3117 days ago
  • SORGIN
    Go, Melly Go! The only one that I can think of beyond the ones others have listed is Jicama. I've never used it but walk by it all the time and have seen it in recipes. You'll fill out that alphabet in no time!
    3119 days ago
  • NOTABOUTHEFACE
    Daikon Radish, Endive, Fennel, Habanero Pepper, Iceberg Lettuce, Jicama, Kohlrabi, Mustard Greens, Napa Cabbage, Quince, Velvet Bean, Water Chestnut, Xylocarp or Xigua, Yam, Zucchini.

    Get to munching!
    3119 days ago
  • ELLIE381
    Great idea!
    3119 days ago
  • BSTAKINGACTION
    Grilled EGGPLANT sandwiches! http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/gr
    illed_eggplant_sandwich/

    I LOVE THESE. I use fresh rosemary artisan bread instead of the hamburger bun, and crumbled goat cheese instead of the mozzarella.

    Love this idea!
    3119 days ago
  • no profile photo LATTELEE
    interesting!
    3119 days ago
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