vegetable varieties

The signs and their spirit vegetable

Aries: Zucchini

Taurus: Orange gourd

Gemini: A set of Ikea hemnes drawers

Cancer: Rather offensive cabbage

Leo: I was going to put tomato, but let’s not re-open that can of worms so carrots.

Virgo: Kale

Libra: Sierra Leone bologi. And no, that’s not something ridiculous I made up, google it it’s actually quite interesting.

Scorpio: Jeremy Renner’s left shoe.

Sagittarius: Arugula

Aquarius: Rotten celery

Capricorn: Messier 31

Pisces: Slightly less offensive cabbage

Recipe: Stir Fry

Description: Julienned vegetables on a bed of rice. 

Game ingredients: Cave Carrot, Common Mushroom, Kale, Oil

This recipe restores 200 energy and 80 health. It can be obtained from the Cooking Channel and sells for 335g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 30 minutes. Serves 3.

Stir fry is really easy and quick to make. It’s also a well-balanced meal.

-Vegetables, variety (carrots, snap-peas, beans, broccoli, peppers, onions, mushrooms, celery, etc. Whatever suits your fancy)
-½ pound meat, thawed. You can use chicken, beef, or pork. If you prefer it to be vegetarian/vegan, you can use a package of cubed tofu. 
-2 tablespoons cooking or olive oil
-1 cup rice
-Stir fry sauce, roughly ¼ cup (I used teriyaki)

Heat the oil in a large frying pan or a wok over medium-high. Slice the meat into strips with a sharp knife and add it to the pan, turning the pieces on all sides to brown them evenly. Turn down the heat to medium-low. 

In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of rice and 2 cups water over high heat. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to low and place a lid on the pot. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. 

Slice up your desired vegetables and add them to the pan. I used onions, peppers, celery, and carrots. Slice them at an angle to julienne them if you like. 

Cook the contents of the pan, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened and the meat is done. Add the sauce of your choice and mix it in. Cook for another minute or so. 

Fluff the rice with a fork once it’s done and then serve, placing the meat and vegetable mix over-top. 

It’s a very tasty and versatile dish, and easy to make to use up leftover veggies.

-SVR

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La Minga, Organic Cooperative Farm in Louisville, Kentucky

Nelson Escobar brought the idea of small cooperative farming from his home country. He started La Minga, a 15 acre farm, as a place where a collective of farmers can each grow a different variety of vegetable crops and at the end of the season can all share the produce and thus all benefit from the diversity of the group. People grow for one another and help each other and the community in providing locally grown fresh produce. A Minga is an ancient traditional form of collaborate community work organization originally from Bolivia and Peru.

سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ (53) فصلت

53- We shall show them Our signs in the horizons, [in all] the regions of the heavens and the earth, in the way of the luminous [celestial] bodies, [the varieties of] vegetation and trees, and in their own souls, in the way of the exquisite craftsmanship and unique wisdom [inherent in their creation], until it becomes clear to them that it, namely, the Qur’ān, is the truth, revealed by God, informing of the Resurrection, the Reckoning and the Punishment, so that they [realise that they] will be punished for their disbelief in it and in the one who has come with it. Is it not sufficient that your Lord (bi-rabbika, governs the verb yakfi, ‘sufficient’) is witness to all things? (annahu ‘alā kulli shay’in shahīd, substitutes for bi-rabbika). In other words, is not sufficient proof of your truthfulness that nothing whatsoever can be hidden from God? * تفسير Tafsir al-Jalalayn 

Poppy and Lao’s Earthy Tofu Soup


Soup! A dish common in the Earth Kingdom, usually thin and filled with a variety of vegetables and proteins. My version is a clear tofu soup with carrot, cabbage and green peas, all embraced together by an earthy broth. But you can basically use any vegetables you got. Got my inspiration for this recipe from “The Blind Bandit” episode, where the gaang visits the Beifongs, and are served soup, amongst other things.


Number of servings: About 3 

1 tbsp oil 
1 chopped onion 
1 carrot, either grated or finely sliced 
2 cloves of crushed garlic 
2 tbsp grated ginger 

7 dl (3 cups) boiling water 
5 tbsp soya sauce 
2 tbsp lemon juice or rice vinegar 
1 tbsp dried vegetable broth 
Black pepper and salt 

A small dash of oil 
150 g tofu, cut into cubes 
A sprinkle of chilipepper (dried, flakes, chopped of fresh, whatever your heart desires works fine) 

2,5 dl (1 cup) peas (I use green peas, but it’s fine to use snow peas. That’s what I wanted to use, but I can never find those around here….) 
2,5 dl (1 cup) shredded cabbabe 

Heat the oil in a pan, and add the onion. Stir, let fry for about a minute, then add the carrot, garlic and ginger. Fry untill softened. Add the water, soya sauce, lemon juce/vinegar, broth, black pepper and salt if needed, stir, and leave to simmer on a medium heat. 

While the soup is simmering, prepare the tofu by heating a little bit of oil in a pan and adding the tofu peices. Sprinkle over some chili, and fry untill the tofu is seared on all sides. 

The soup should simmer for about 15 minutes. Then, add the tofu, peas and cabbage, simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste, and see if you need to adjust the seasoning. And there we have it, a dish fit for an Avatar. Pour into bowls, and serve! 

 

Fried Rice (Spoons Level: Medium)

Fried rice is the stone soup of Asia. Every family has their own customized recipe for fried rice. It’s quick, cheap, flavorful, and very easy to make. It also keeps well, and can be eaten with supplementary meats and vegetables. 

Ingredients

Cooked rice (Any variety will work!)

Diced meats (optional) - popular choices include pork and chicken.

Frozen or fresh seafood (optional) - popular choices include shrimp, anchovies, cod, and crab meat.

Frozen or fresh diced vegetables - popular choices include carrots, peas, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, green onions, and corn.

Eggs

Soy sauce


  • In an oiled skillet or wok, add cooked rice with the meats and seafoods. Stir fry for 10-15 minutes, or until meats are cooked thoroughly.
  • For every cup of cooked rice, add ¼ teaspoon of soy sauce. Add more according to taste.
  • Add frozen or fresh vegetables. Peas take the longest to cook, followed by carrots and then onions.
  • Batter up an egg and add it to the mix. Toss until cooked egg is distributed evenly.
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There’s a small corner of the restaurant world where food is art and the plate is just as exquisite as the mouthful.

In this world, chefs are constantly looking for new creative materials for the next stunning presentation.

The tiny community of farmers who grow vegetables for the elite chefs prize creativity, too, not just in what they grow but in how they grow it. They’re seeking perfection, in vegetable form and flavor, like this tiny cucumber that looks like a watermelon — called a cucamelon.

The Chef’s Garden is a specialty vegetable farm in Huron, Ohio, about an hour west of Cleveland. It’s a family farm, where three generations of the Jones family work side by side with about 175 employees. It’s a place where vegetables are scrupulously selected and then painstakingly coaxed from the ground.

This farm produces an extraordinary selection of vegetable varieties, ranging from the familiar to the exotic, like the cucamelon. In the summer, they can offer chefs 80 varieties of tomatoes. Through the year, they’re growing more than a dozen kinds of lettuce of different textures and colors, like Merlot, in their greenhouses.

Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

Photos: Ryan Kellman/NPR

The signs as Kid Cuisine reviews
  • Awesome Aries: My kids love this meal. Well, all except the corn. I have one that won't eat the corn.
  • Totally Taurus: Great product, sometimes a little too hot though or soggy because of microwave.
  • Jammin' Gemini: My daughters favorite food is mac&cheese by far. My only wish (even when I was a kid myself eating Kid Cusine) is that the meals had more of a vegetable variety. Why only corn? Why not carrots or peas or maybe mashed potatoes or even green beans? I'd buy a months worth if there were more veggie variety. Even eat them with my daughter:)
  • Kickin' Cancer: 1.It's a graet food i have 10 kids
  • Let's Go Leo: My son loves the mac n cheese. Only problem was that some of the corn gets into the mac n cheese and that bothered my son other than that your meals are great !
  • So Very Virgo: These meals are disgusting and should not be fed to children. Look at the ingredients list. Do you understand half of that content? Probably not.
  • Lubbly Jubbly Libra: This is one of the only kid cuisines my child will eat, only because of the chicken nuggets AND the gummies. I wish they had another veggie other than corn for these meals, like carrots. Its the only veggie my child will touch latley! He wont touch corn.
  • Sassy Scorpio: Every time we are at the store they beg for this meal. They have begun to call it the penguin meal.
  • Sensational Sagittarius: I think these meals are good for those times when you're really in a rush but they really aren't all that nutricious. The ONLY veggie offered in kid cuisine is corn (the least nutricious) I'd love to see carrots, brocolli and cheese or really any other type of veggies. i also wish that there were more variety of the actual main entree as well....ex: mini tacos, brocolli mac n cheese, naked nuggets(unbreaded chicken nuggets.I really wish that as much time and effort that goes into making kid cuisines appealing to kids that the same amount of time and effort go into making the meals applealing for kids but also more nutricious and creative!!!!! There's a brand of kids frozen meals that has elmo mac n cheese with brocolli and carrots and they taste soooo much more fresher....i'd honestly rather spend the extra money and know it's not just junk that they're eating!!!!
  • Cool To Be Capricorn: I don't normally feed my son junk, but he loves bugs and it's ok for every once in a while.
  • Extreme Aquarius: I like your entrées however I wish you would utilize different vegetables other than corn. Have you ever considered frozen fruits and green vegetables?
  • Presto Pisces: Your product saved my life

김치 = Kimchi

Kimchi is most commonly known as being fermented, spicy cabbage. However, it can be made with a variety of vegetables, such as radish or cucumber and is fermented with tonnes of chilli and garlic. It can be eaten on its own or as an ingredient. If you love spice, then you’ll probably love this!

Peanut Sauce for Cheap, Tired Assholes

Hey listen up this is one of my top favorite food adulterants for when you are just so done with everything but still want to put sustenance into your face that doesn’t taste like cardboard. 

So. Get a bowl. In said bowl place

  • two big spoonfuls of creamy peanut butter
  • A generous splash of sweet vinegar (apple cider for preference, but red/white wine or rice wine will also work. So will balsamic.)
  • Slightly less generous but still generous splash of soy sauce
  • Little bit of vegetable oil of some variety (I use olive oil, because it’s usually the bottle that’s open.)
  • Spicy shit (optional)

Put bowl of stuff in microwave and zap until peanut butter is melty. Mix together. If your sauce is too thick (this is totally subjective and up to personal taste), splash a little water in and mix until it’s however runny you want. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT:

  • Toss with ramen noodles (and ramen accessories like frozen mixed veggies, meats, eggs, etc. I’ve had them all with this sauce and they’re all good). 
  • Put on cooked meat (chicken titty is v. nice, so is ground pork fried in little nuggets.)
  • Use a dipping sauce for things (frozen, reheated meatballs, vegetables, dry chunks of ramen, etc.)
  • Use as a sauce for sweet-and-sour chicken (takeout or frozen) congrats you have just made yourself peanut butter chicken, the tastiest of American-Chinese food
  • Put on a burger or some shit (nice nice)
  • Whatever tf you want, congratulations you have just added a generous fuckload of protein to whatever food item you have chosen. 

If you don’t have vinegar to hand you can leave it out and just add more water instead but tbh it’s about 10000x better with a little vinegar. Go get a little bottle of apple cider vinegar, it’s good in like everything.