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Cooking Greens

Discussion in 'FOOD, DRINKS, NUTRITION' started by Thickmadam, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    OK, so most people i know cook green leafy vegetables and then pour away the water/stock/broth which has all the nutrients!!!!
    a friend of mine cooked collards and when I asked her what we were gonna do with the broth she looked at me said "it's going down the drain!"
    but friend, that's where all the nutritional value of this green is. you might as well give me chopped cardboard for all the nutritional value we're gonna serve the kids.

    i put some of the water on my rice and she was looking at me like i'd lost my mind.

    so...when you cook veggies, what do you do? throw the water out? or use it to cook something else? or do you believe you still have the nutirtional value after boiling/cooking?
     
  2. Sifu

    Sifu Well-Known Member

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    Since my green leafy vegetables are limited to soups and stews I can't separate the broth. But you sha. Pouring collard juice on rice. That is a bit hardcore LOL
     
  3. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    Lol... it was Uk's godmother so she's used to my dietary...extrincasies (sp)
     
  4. Abike

    Abike Well-Known Member

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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww @ TM....you do waaaaaaaaat? :comp26::comp26:help:
     
  5. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    eieww wetin?
    hmm must be only me. I've been known to put some of the broth of the peppersoup in/on my rice.
    think of the collard green water as broth.
    thank you.
     
  6. Sifu

    Sifu Well-Known Member

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    Abeg stop calling it broth. Vegetable water is better LOL
     
  7. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    LMAO
    yes ma. although, as a nigerian, i cook vegetables in soup and so the warra is not wasted.
     
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    Bwhahahahhahaha@ SIFU
     
  9. blackpearl

    blackpearl oloju come and do

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    It depends on how long you cook it. I know akata add other stuff like bacon and all of that. Usually when I do veggies I don't cook them, I steam them. That way you don't lose any of that good stuff.
     

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