Fruits and veggies

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  1. bonneb

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    What are your favorites?

    I am more into veggies -
    tomatoes
    spinach
    beans of all kinds
    celery
    sprouts
    broccoli
    snap peas
    carrots
    sweet potatoes
     
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  3. JustMe

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    I don't like a single fruit, but in the past couple of years I've learned to eat a few veggies. Prior to that, I absolutely only ate potatoes. I can eat potatoes, sweet potato fries, certain kinds of green beans, cooked carrots, and small pieces of broccoli if mixed in a casserole of some sort. :)
     
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    I'm more a fruit person. Here's my faves: :)

    Fruit

    pineapple
    mango
    strawberries
    kiwi
    green grapes

    Veggies

    mushrooms...I know it's a fungus
    lettuce
    red onions
    spinach
    (crunchy) snow peas
    eggplant
     
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    I started a list, but it's way too long, so here's my list of "don't like":

    Vegetables:
    - any squash other than spaghetti squash (unless it's pureed in a soup)
    - fennel

    Fruit:
    - haven't found one I don't like and my favourites change seasonally
     
  6. bonneb

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    Thanks for the reminder about fruits!

    pineapple
    papaya! Wow, and good for any stomach problems
    apples in the fall
    bananas
    red grapes
    avocado!
     
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    I LOVE pineapple
    bananas
    any type of berry
    avocado
    asparagus
    green beans
    beets (as a child I would only eat them pickled, but I have come to adore roasted beets)


    I hate squash (although spaghetti squash isn't terrible)
    I'm allergic to carrots, so I haven't eaten them since I was a very young child
    I can only eat sweet potato fries - I hate sweet potato any other way.

    There isn't a fruit that I don't like, although there are some that I wouldn't choose to eat on my own. Like pears. I would never choose a pear over other fruit, but if I were given one, I would eat it.
     
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    You and my boys would get along great in the produce department! That pretty much sums up their eating habits :lol:
     
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    I LOVE mango and plums! I enjoy almost every other fruit besides melon. I hate that every fruit salad has melon in it, because it so overpowers everything else that I can't even pick the pieces out.

    For veggies, as a kid, we pretty much just ate green beans, carrots, and corn. I also love peas, squash, and sweet potatos. I am starting to branch out and try new ones. I have liked almost everything I have tried. I love red and yellow peppers. This summer I trained myself to like tomatoes (never did before!)
     
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    Never met a fruit I didn't like.

    Vegetables: LOVE any type of pepper, beans (especially in chili), corn, any type of potato cooked any type of way, and carrots. I HATE tomatoes and onions and believe me, I have tried to like them.
     
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    I love tomatoes, but I'm allergic to them.

    I eat a lot of broccoli and cucumbers, at least when my boys don't eat them before I have a chance to blink.
     
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    I don't think that I eat quite the same quantity as your boys do, though :lol:!
     
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    Oh, y'all reminded me of some strong loves!

    blueberries
    cukes
    all the brightly colored peppers
    beets
    asparagus
    mushrooms
    green and yellow zucchini - grilled brings out the sweetness

    Love to skewer the veggies and put them on a grill!
     
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    I don't think anybody eats as many veggies as my boys do. They're a three man veggie demolition derby. :D
     
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    I'll eat pretty much any fruit or vegetable. I love grapefruit, but I can't eat it with my medication.

    Some of my favorites are things lots of people hate, like lima beans, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and okra.
     
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    We cleared out our garden and I am canning 7 quarts of tomatoes. I have a glass top range, but I got it to boil, so hope it works.
     
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    Yum! mmswm, how are the veggie prices where you live? Here they are exhorbitant. We recently racked up medical bills so I am really trying to watch what I spend on groceries. Today I gave in and paid $1.50 for an avocado and $2.75 for an organic avocado! Think I will start a new thread about grocery prices.
     
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    Produce can get really pricey around here, particularly in the winter. While ND is a farming state, it's mostly wheat, soy and sugar beets. I miss South Florida sometimes. There's an agricultural area southwest of Miami. There were several U-Pick fields within a short drive of my parents' house (and one that bordered their land). I miss being able to go out and pick as many veggies as I wanted, straight from the fields, and at insanely low prices compared to a grocery store.
     
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    It's probably easier for me to list what I DON'T like - I don't care for most cold veggies - raw peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers (though they are growing on me), raw mushrooms, etc. But I will eat tomato sauce, pickles, cooked mushrooms and peppers, etc. I don't care for okra. Other than that, I will eat pretty much any veggie.

    For fruit, I don't eat melon (raised on a melon farm, blech). I also don't care for citrus fruit because I don't like the pulpy texture, but I like the flavor. Not a big fan of plums for some reason. Strawberries are not my favorite unless they are in season and local. Other than that, I will eat most fruit.
     
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    My favorite fruits and vegetables are:
    -Cucumbers--I really like them plain with just a little bit of salt or with some dressing
    -Apples--I have to cut them into pieces as I hate eating whole apples and Empire, Pink Lady and Honeycrisp are my favorites
    -Bananas
    -Green Beans
     
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    For those that don't like veggies, if you eat spaghetti, learn to chop up veggies and cook them. Often the sauce overpowers the taste and it blends in quite well. I hide all kinds of veggies for my picky boys this way. I've been known to put in squash, zucchini, bell peppers, and carrots. I add olives, mushrooms and onions because we all like those.

    Then I layer noodles, sauce and cheese a few times in a casserole dish after it is all cooked and bake it. Spaghetti Bake rocks?
     
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    Oh and chop up little bits of cucumber to add to your hidden valley ranch dip. It hids pretty well too.
     
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    Brussels sprouts aren't one of my top favorites, but they're amazing roasted till a bit crispy and spritzed with balsamic vinegar.
     
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    I don't like okra, kale, turnips, beets, mushrooms, and grapefruit.

    Unless I've forgotten a few, I like the other fruits and vegetables.
     
  25. bonneb

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    I'm going to have to give brussel sprouts one more try!
     
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    Preheat your oven to 350-ish, bonneb, or whatever the temperature for whatever else you're cooking. Peel just enough outer leaves off the brussels sprouts to pretty them up, then quarter them through the stem; toss with a bit of olive oil and strew on a cookie sheet; bake till they brown up a little (tastes vary on how brown they should get), scrape into a serving bowl, toss with balsamic vinegar and perhaps a bit of good salt, and serve immediately.
     
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    Brussels sprouts are absolutely one of my favorite.
     
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    I like almost everything, but I ADORE navel oranges. I may as well turn into one.

    I don't like beets, califlower, brussel sprouts, or mushrooms. I'm allergic to bell peppers... which makes eating out an interesting prospect sometimes. Seems like almost everything has a bell pepper in it somewhere.
     
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    I am southern and we eat lots of veggies and fruits - just not the fancy tropical ones. Unfortunately, I married a Yankee that would only eat salads, green beans, and corn when we got married. he didn't know other veggies existed.
    We eat
    yellow crookneck squash,
    broccoli,
    cauliflower,
    green beans,
    butter beans,
    rutabagas,
    turnips,
    turnip greens,
    collards,
    tomatoes,
    okra,
    carrots,
    corn,
    sweet potatoes,
    and others.
     

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