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Thread: Need tips on how to 'jaz' up veges??!

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    Default Need tips on how to 'jaz' up veges??!

    Hey guys



    We have been so boring in our house will meals lately, so I was trying to think of a simple way to make things a little more interesting....starting with the veges! So does anyone have any tasty tips that they use to make veges more interesting?..you know rather then boiling, steaming.....etc.....I'm afraid I'm lacking a lot of inspiration, can anyone help me??!!


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    My fav things with vegies is to make a white and cheese sauce, steam vegies in the mircowave, get a bbq chook and break it up. Mix the sauces, chicken and vegies in a big dish, sprinkle with cheese and put in the over to brown the cheese....very delish and a great easy meal!

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    How about a quick stirfry of the vegies with a splash of soy sauce and sweet chili sauce?

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    Mum cooks frozen Broccoli in a bit of margarine in a saucepan. I love to make a cheese sauce to go with the veggies, tastes great with carrots, and cauliflower.

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    i was going to suggest veges in a cream/white sauce too.

    roasted or grilled veges make a nice change

    the other thing i often do is chop them up really small and put them in meatloaf, lasagne and those kind of things - still getting the veges but don't necesarily realise

    stirfried - even with a bottle of stirfry sauce (just doing the veges and leaving the meat plain)

    bake veges and sprinkle some cheese over the top and let it melt over

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    How about vegies raw ... (blance the brocolli and cauliflower for 2 minutes)

    Cut in bite size protions and make some creamcheese (naugty-naugty) dip. I love that with some cold meats and pasta salad. And no, it's not just for summer. Roast leg-o-lam goes great with it too.

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    Butter sauteed sugar snap peas and carrots, with salt and pepper are yummy and only need a few minutes pan fried.
    Mashed tato with butter, soour cream and bacon!
    Baked potatoes - sour cream, bacon, chives, coleslaw
    Tomatoes cut into half or thirds - stacked. Fill with feta cheese and pesto mixed together and baked for about 10 mins - topped with parmesan..mmmmmm I miss my feta when pg.
    Slices - like zucchini and carrot slice.
    Mmm can't think of any more right now - back later!

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    Sprinkle with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar add some salt and pop them in the oven. Soooo yummy

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    *Carrots with honey and sesame seeds, I also add broccolini, zucchini and asparagus, yummo! (Stir fried)
    *Baby beans (fresh not frozen) steamed with a tiny sprinkle of bicarb soda and some butter
    *Creamed potatoes- potatoes sliced up placed in a baking dish, layered with sliced onions about 1/2 cup of stock )chicken or vege) and a tub of cream. You can put grated cheese on top if you like. I often use half skim milk and half lite cream (no stock) to lessen the fat instead of a tub of whole cream. But whole cream is yummier! Bake on high until potatoes are cooked.
    *Mushrooms with butter- quatered mushies with a dollop of butter and a little oil.
    *Vege frittata/omlette- frittata/ommlette mix layered with you favourite veges. I love mushroom, asparagus and tomato omlette sometimes with cheese on top. And pumpkin, sweet potato and potato frittata (I have a recipe if you want it).

    Enjoy, HTH!!

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    There is a sensational Veg lasagne recipe in here somewhere - posted by RayRay.

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    aw thanks lulu
    its here

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    I have cooked my veggies in water and added a packet of Chicken noodle soup - give the veggies a whole new taste!

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