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Re: Cooking

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:18 pm

Jungledoc wrote:Raw vegetables taste better anyway.
not the ones people eat

except lettuces perhaps.

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Re: Cooking

Post by emil3m » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:22 pm

Oscar_Actuary wrote:
Jungledoc wrote:Raw vegetables taste better anyway.
not the ones people eat

except lettuces perhaps.
No way!
I can think of 5 at most that taste better cooked. At most.
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Re: Cooking

Post by Jungledoc » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:53 pm

Other than different kinds of beans, I can't think of any at all. Eggplant, maybe.
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Re: Cooking

Post by stuward » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:59 pm

Most root vegetables and gourds are better cooked. Carrots are actually more nutritious cooked. The lycopene in Tomatoes increases by cooking. Foods from the cabbage family are easier to digest if cooked. Although you can eat small quantities raw, like some shredded cabbage in your salad, most couldn't eat large quantities unless it was steamed or cooked in some other way. Think about tradition boiled dinner with potatoes, carrots, turnip, cabbage and onions, and meat of course. Imagine filling up on that without cooking it.

It's interesting that the vegetables that do best cooked are also the vegetables that can be stored through the winter. Summer vegetables, that are often eaten raw, will not survive more than a couple of weeks. The modern global community has distorted that so you can have strawberries year round in all parts of the world.
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Re: Cooking

Post by emil3m » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:46 am

Haven't had potatoes in ages. Would you recommend boiling young red potatoes (unpeeled) for post-workout? I was contemplating that to supplement the whey shake, but instead throw in a banana and berries.

Cabbage? Never thought of it as useful or anything other than filling up.
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Re: Cooking

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:56 am

I feel bated

spinach, broccoli (with coconut oil obv), what Stu says about tubers, green beans, carrots, beets, brussel sprouts...

I mean, like, lots of them are tastier cooked.
I steam or sautee or thrown in a pot with meat and eat the broth

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Re: Cooking

Post by Jungledoc » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:06 am

Ok, ok. Yer all right, I'm all wrong. Well, partly. I'll give you the spuds. Cooked carrots are disgusting. Tomatoes are fruit.
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Re: Cooking

Post by robertscott » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:53 am

Doc is crazy, veg are loads better cooked. Roasted, fried etc.

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Re: Cooking

Post by Jungledoc » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:50 am

Crazy? First you accuse me of being against the Scots, now you say I'm crazy? I'm so hurt.

My wife has been making a lot of cabbage-based salads, uses carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, raisins, citrus, nuts, often noodles. Not all at once, but that sort of thing. Really good.
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Re: Cooking

Post by emil3m » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:46 am

I need a wife

Between cooking and cleaning up after, the actual eating is out-weighed by the effort!
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Re: Cooking

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:36 pm

careful with that
depending on your choice, you may end up cooking and cleaning for two

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Re: Cooking

Post by emil3m » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:32 pm

Maybe the doctor can put up a sticky about selecting properly
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Re: Cooking

Post by Jungledoc » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:36 pm

Selecting a wife properly? Well, that's the one thing in life that I have done very well, but I think I got one of the last good ones, so I probably can't help you.
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Re: Cooking

Post by josh60 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:37 am

emil3m wrote:Your best, BEST bet is to ... eat fresh.
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Re: Cooking

Post by stuward » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:46 am

Jennifer, you're posting to old threads with comments that have no thought behind them. I would expect that you're about to get shut down.
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