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    • smiler34
    • By smiler34 6th Mar 18, 11:43 AM
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    Recipes for people who hate vegetables
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    Recipes for people who hate vegetables 6th Mar 18 at 11:43 AM
    Hi all,

    Can I have some meal ideas, preferably recipes that contain hidden veggies that a self proclaimed carnivore would eat.

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    Any type of tomato based sauce can have veg hidden in it...

    Boil/steam any combination of veg & puree it down then add it to the other sauce. Used to use this to hide veggies in my childrens pasta sauces when they were small & adamant they didn't like veg!
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    ALL vegetables? Flavours and textures as diverse as aubergine, pepper, sweetcorn, cauliflower and carrot?

    The obvious one is to make pasta sauce with onions, peppers and courgettes blended with tomatoes.

    Is Colcannon, mash with onion and cabbage partially visible, a possibility?
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    They will always eat chips, so roast some parsnips and carrots, with tatties and call them game chips!
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    I have been known to cook a butternut squash in with my Moroccan lamb stew and then mash it in to the sauce (which will thicken the stew).
    Non vegetable eater never said a word - munched away very happily.
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    That phrase 'self proclaimed carnivore' suggests a fully grown person.

    I suggest pointing them in the direction of the kitchen and leaving them to it, rather sneaking vegetables into sauces like you would a recalcitrant three year old.
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    That phrase 'self proclaimed carnivore' suggests a fully grown person.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
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    I used to make this when DD was 3:

    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1508645/pasta-with-tomato-and-hidden-veg-sauce
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    That phrase 'self proclaimed carnivore' suggests a fully grown person.

    I suggest pointing them in the direction of the kitchen and leaving them to it, rather sneaking vegetables into sauces like you would a recalcitrant three year old.
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    Management Decision. You eat what I cook (which includes things like vegetables) or you cook for yourself. I've got better things to do with my time than faff around with blending things so you can't see them. If you have a hissy fit at the thought of something green contaminating your plate of beige, you deal with the scurvy, osteoporosis, constipation and other diseases that are caused through the lack of vegetable consumption.

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    • By Pollycat 7th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
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    I must admit that I've got both feet in JoJo's camp but it would be interesting to know if it's all vegetables that won't be eaten (and why) or if it's just certain ones.
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    That phrase 'self proclaimed carnivore' suggests a fully grown person.

    I suggest pointing them in the direction of the kitchen and leaving them to it, rather sneaking vegetables into sauces like you would a recalcitrant three year old.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    abso-flipping-lutely...

    I hate most veg and I, being of sound mind and knowing I need to eat them or I will die (literally as meat makes me ill) I pile my plate high and tuck in.. Though I will not eat cauliflower, kale or asparagus.. I draw the line at all things inedible!

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    • By rach_k 7th Mar 18, 9:51 PM
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    Jamie Oliver's 7 veg sauce is good for pasta, pizza sauce etc. You can vary the veg.

    More info would be good. Are any vegetables liked? What have you tried already? A roasted cauliflower is very different to a boiled cauliflower and that's very different to an over-boiled mushy cauliflower!
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    • By More4me 8th Mar 18, 10:26 PM
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    In my experience people avoid vegetables because they think, once cooked veg becomes too soft and slimey. My DD will happily munch raw peppers but will avoid when cooked, may be way I cook.

    lots of vegetables can be used raw. Use carrots, peppers, green salad leaves, tomatoes, cucumbers etc as salads with dressing of your choice.

    If you are adventurous look in to other types of cuisine where veg are cooked with different flavours and spices.

    I belive If the veg haters are engaged in the meal preparation then they will begin to appreciate the veg. They become aware of what they will be eating, what is good about this veg, how would they like it cooked.
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    • By Lleucu 9th Mar 18, 2:37 AM
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    British Indian Restaurant style curry sauce (loads of recipes online/You Tube) contains a pile of vegetables. Make up and use for simple curries freeze and use later, spice to your and family's taste. Lovely with fresh ginger, minced garlic and coriander, counter intuitive because the veg are simmered in water for a long time.
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    • By pigpen 9th Mar 18, 6:34 PM
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    In my experience people avoid vegetables because they think, once cooked veg becomes too soft and slimey. My DD will happily munch raw peppers but will avoid when cooked, may be way I cook.

    lots of vegetables can be used raw. Use carrots, peppers, green salad leaves, tomatoes, cucumbers etc as salads with dressing of your choice.

    I belive If the veg haters are engaged in the meal preparation then they will begin to appreciate the veg. They become aware of what they will be eating, what is good about this veg, how would they like it cooked.
    Originally posted by More4me
    Not everyone!

    I find raw veg really hard to chew.. I regularly choke on raw carrot.. I love it and nibble it while doing dinner but always end up with it in my lungs! I don't eat any other raw veg.

    And food prep is the surest way to stop me eating it.. by the time it is cooked I don't want any of it. I don't think it is mushy.. I barely warm it through because sloppy veg is disgusting and not good for you at all as all the nutrition is gone.. it is soft but not crunchy or mush.

    I'm a hardcore veg avoider (overgrown toddler) clearly hahaha...

    I simply act like a grown up and eat as much of it as I possibly can.. I haven't yet died! One of the joys of being an adult is realising you shouldn't try to live on a diet of Haribo and Nice biscuits and tea..
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