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Title: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 04, 2017, 07:21:42 PM
Has to be cauliflower, surely?

Doesn't taste of much, unpleasant texture unless you cook it to mush (and even then it ain't great) and isn't even green. Next to no nutritional value. Utterly pointless.

I swear to God we only buy them to feed the leaves to our guinea pigs. Can't think of any other reason.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Q13.1 on September 05, 2017, 01:16:06 AM
Has to be cauliflower, surely?

Doesn't taste of much, unpleasant texture unless you cook it to mush (and even then it ain't great) and isn't even green. Next to no nutritional value. Utterly pointless.

I swear to God we only buy them to feed the leaves to our guinea pigs. Can't think of any other reason.

Haha so this is where your deep routed psychological hatred of guinea pigs comes from?
You cannot come to terms with the fact they are far more adorable than you and just invite to be cuddled and smoothed and they manage to do this on a diet of cauliflower leaves? ;)  Don't be so jealous, you are showing psychotic tendencies Barbar. :D

In your next life you may come back as a tribble so try not be so harsh ;)
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Q13.1 on September 05, 2017, 01:18:39 AM
Cauliflower cheese?  :weed:
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:26:10 AM
There's some things you use to add to other things because the first things are nice and the second things are crap.

Everything tastes better with cheese on it. Everything tastes better with butter on it. Everything tastes better with bacon. Everything tastes better with garlic on it.

(Not literally everything before some pedant comes along and says "what about.... you don't have.... with that, do you?")

Cauliflower cheese is a fine dish but the best way to improve it would be to leave the cauliflower out and replace with some garlic and bacon.

Macaroni cheese likewise. Pasta is rubbish. The stuff that goes with pasta is often very tasty but things with garlic, bitter, bacon and cheese usually are!
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:32:59 AM
Swede. There's another. A complete pain to prepare, you have to boil it for hours before you can eat it and even then you have to mash it and smother with butter and pepper (another thing that makes boring crap taste good - as is salt, chilli and all the other herbs and spices).

Can't have a pasty without swede though so it ain't all bad.

Unlike cauliflower.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:36:07 AM
Sprouts.

They're bloody hard work too. At least they taste of something and if smothered with butter and served with bacon or a cheese sauce they ain't too bad.

A decent source of nutrition and good for comedy value due to the fart factor, though.

Don't much like 'em but they ain't all bad.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:37:32 AM
Carrots? They're OK when cooked and grated carrot in stuff I can tolerate.

Raw carrot sticks? Fuck off.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:41:33 AM
Cabbage is cack too. That's why it is pickled so often or turned into coleslaw.

Best thing to with cabbage is feed it to guinea pigs but if you have to eat it then fried with bacon, onion and garlic and then dressed with cream is the way to go.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:42:34 AM
Lettuce. WHAT IS THE POINT OF LETTUCE?

It even gives guinea pigs the shits if they eat too much of it.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:43:17 AM
Mushrooms.

I like them.

Not a vegetable though?
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:44:39 AM
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing to leave it out of a fruit salad.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 01:45:24 AM
Olives.

Don't get me started on them cunts.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Je on September 05, 2017, 08:08:54 AM
Well pages like this rave about cauliflower:

https://draxe.com/cauliflower/

I might go for potato... good for energy but compares poorly to other energy staples like flour and oats in protein.

Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: New World on September 05, 2017, 12:26:15 PM
Has to be cauliflower, surely?

Doesn't taste of much, unpleasant texture unless you cook it to mush (and even then it ain't great) and isn't even green. Next to no nutritional value. Utterly pointless.

I swear to God we only buy them to feed the leaves to our guinea pigs. Can't think of any other reason.

Yep! Cauliflower is a clear contender for the most pointless. It's like eating water, and slightly dirty water at that. I don't believe anyone eats it for pleasure.

The best way to enjoy most vegetables is in a curry. Boiled and steamed veg is generally pretty disgusting. I get my five a day + but I regard it as taking dietry supplements, not actually eating food.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Q13.1 on September 05, 2017, 04:00:06 PM
Olives.

Don't get me started on them cunts.

Delicious.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Je on September 05, 2017, 09:30:44 PM
This thread and reading up on the goodness of cauliflower changed my tea... saw some  tonight and thought better have that... with gravy and other veg to give it some taste...
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 05, 2017, 09:38:19 PM
Gravy. That's another thing that makes crappy stuff taste good!
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: tequila_nic on September 06, 2017, 10:59:10 AM
Kale.

Nic
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 06, 2017, 05:57:36 PM
I remember a school trip to an arable farm my school made many years ago. We were shown around and there was quite a bit of acreage set aside for kale. I'd never even heard of it. "What's kale?" I asked. "Food for cows," the farmer replied.

Apparently people eat it now. Bizarre.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Je on September 06, 2017, 07:55:38 PM
Kale... never tried it but now you've mentioned it... it's got lots of protein and other goodies, looks fantastic...
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: New World on September 08, 2017, 01:15:46 PM
Kale... never tried it but now you've mentioned it... it's got lots of protein and other goodies, looks fantastic...

Stick it in the oven at 100c for 30 mins, drizzle with olive oil and some sea salt before you put it in. It comes out far more palatable than when it went in, and slightly resembles that seaweed you get at the Chinese. I eat five platefulls every week. It is very good for you.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: tequila_nic on September 08, 2017, 01:29:43 PM
Stick it in the oven at 100c for 30 mins, drizzle with olive oil and some sea salt before you put it in. It comes out far more palatable than when it went in, and slightly resembles that seaweed you get at the Chinese. I eat five platefulls every week. It is very good for you.

I add a drizzle of oil to a pan heat and fry the kale for about a min then add a few table spoons of water and put the lid on for 10 mins to steam.  Once done take the lid off and let it boil dry stir occasionally.

I get the same results as you tastes a lot better (for kale) and again is similar to the crispy seaweed you get from the Chinese

Nic
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Visitor on September 08, 2017, 01:55:22 PM
I cannot believe this thread. :ROFL:

The seaweed from the Chinese is actually cabbage............

Kale is fabulously tasty.........simply boiled even......

Some vegetables are so much better with the right accompaniment or the right recipe.

Asparagus with a garlic mayonnaise , Jerusalem artichokes parboiled and then fried with garlic, tomatoes etc

Cook okra the right way and it is heavenly...........if you just boil it it is sort of disgusting....... :ROFL:........

Now to the dreaded cauliflower. Guys and gals, it also can be heavenly. Parboil it, dry it and shallow fry it until brown and delicious; serve with a lemon, olive oil, garlic and chilli paste vinaigrette , eaten hot or if there is any left cold the next day.

This is served best in a wonderful fried vegetable feast of all sorts. A plate of potatoes fried a bit like patatas bravas but with ginger and garlic and spices, a plate of dried and fried aubergine, long chilli peppers fried with ground coriander and garlic , blistered brown and tasty etc etc, tomatoes grilled for fun..........

Middle eastern fry up..........to rival the meat version. :)

Nigel Slater has a recipe for cauliflower I am going to test out.
https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287 (https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287)

Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Visitor on September 08, 2017, 02:06:58 PM
Carrots? They're OK when cooked and grated carrot in stuff I can tolerate.

Raw carrot sticks? Fuck off.

Juice them.

Serve cold.

Utterly delicious. Another Middle Eastern delight.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 08, 2017, 02:47:28 PM
I cannot believe this thread. :ROFL:

The seaweed from the Chinese is actually cabbage............

Kale is fabulously tasty.........simply boiled even......

Some vegetables are so much better with the right accompaniment or the right recipe.

Asparagus with a garlic mayonnaise , Jerusalem artichokes parboiled and then fried with garlic, tomatoes etc

Cook okra the right way and it is heavenly...........if you just boil it it is sort of disgusting....... :ROFL:........

Now to the dreaded cauliflower. Guys and gals, it also can be heavenly. Parboil it, dry it and shallow fry it until brown and delicious; serve with a lemon, olive oil, garlic and chilli paste vinaigrette , eaten hot or if there is any left cold the next day.

This is served best in a wonderful fried vegetable feast of all sorts. A plate of potatoes fried a bit like patatas bravas but with ginger and garlic and spices, a plate of dried and fried aubergine, long chilli peppers fried with ground coriander and garlic , blistered brown and tasty etc etc, tomatoes grilled for fun..........

Middle eastern fry up..........to rival the meat version. :)

Nigel Slater has a recipe for cauliflower I am going to test out.
https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287 (https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287)

If cauliflower is delicious why hide its taste with, and I quote, "lemon, olive oil, garlic and chilli paste vinaigrette" or, and I quote once again, "ginger and garlic and spices, a plate of dried and fried aubergine, long chilli peppers fried with ground coriander and garlic , blistered brown and tasty etc etc, tomatoes grilled for fun"?

I'm sure those dishes are delicious but it ain't the cauliflower that makes them so.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Visitor on September 08, 2017, 02:52:52 PM
I swear the cauliflower on its own cooked like that is delicious. Try it.

 :)
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: New World on September 08, 2017, 03:00:44 PM
I cannot believe this thread. :ROFL:

The seaweed from the Chinese is actually cabbage............

Kale is fabulously tasty.........simply boiled even......

Some vegetables are so much better with the right accompaniment or the right recipe.

Asparagus with a garlic mayonnaise , Jerusalem artichokes parboiled and then fried with garlic, tomatoes etc

Cook okra the right way and it is heavenly...........if you just boil it it is sort of disgusting....... :ROFL:........

Now to the dreaded cauliflower. Guys and gals, it also can be heavenly. Parboil it, dry it and shallow fry it until brown and delicious; serve with a lemon, olive oil, garlic and chilli paste vinaigrette , eaten hot or if there is any left cold the next day.

This is served best in a wonderful fried vegetable feast of all sorts. A plate of potatoes fried a bit like patatas bravas but with ginger and garlic and spices, a plate of dried and fried aubergine, long chilli peppers fried with ground coriander and garlic , blistered brown and tasty etc etc, tomatoes grilled for fun..........

Middle eastern fry up..........to rival the meat version. :)

Nigel Slater has a recipe for cauliflower I am going to test out.
https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287 (https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287)

I know the seaweed from the Chinese is cabbage.

It's all a matter of personal taste. Boiled Kale is disgusting to my pallete. As is spinach. Someone seved me creamed spinach once, and  almost puked over the table. I prefer spinach raw.
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: Visitor on September 08, 2017, 03:09:21 PM


It's all a matter of personal taste.

Yep.

Spinach? Raw? mmmmmmmmmmmm

just made me starving at the thought of a bacon , avocado,  raw spinach feast......the combination! ......who invented that? :)
Title: Re: Most Pointless Vegetable?
Post by: barky on September 10, 2017, 03:56:45 PM
I cannot believe this thread. :ROFL:

The seaweed from the Chinese is actually cabbage............

Kale is fabulously tasty.........simply boiled even......

Some vegetables are so much better with the right accompaniment or the right recipe.

Asparagus with a garlic mayonnaise , Jerusalem artichokes parboiled and then fried with garlic, tomatoes etc

Cook okra the right way and it is heavenly...........if you just boil it it is sort of disgusting....... :ROFL:........

Now to the dreaded cauliflower. Guys and gals, it also can be heavenly. Parboil it, dry it and shallow fry it until brown and delicious; serve with a lemon, olive oil, garlic and chilli paste vinaigrette , eaten hot or if there is any left cold the next day.

This is served best in a wonderful fried vegetable feast of all sorts. A plate of potatoes fried a bit like patatas bravas but with ginger and garlic and spices, a plate of dried and fried aubergine, long chilli peppers fried with ground coriander and garlic , blistered brown and tasty etc etc, tomatoes grilled for fun..........

Middle eastern fry up..........to rival the meat version. :)

Nigel Slater has a recipe for cauliflower I am going to test out.
https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287 (https://www.thespruce.com/fried-cauliflower-recipe-by-nigel-slater-435287)


well fuck me with whatever implement comes to hand ... a visitor post I agree with!