Here is how to cook vegetables
June 18th, 2013
01:45 AM ET
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Vegetables are leafy, crunchy, luscious, colorful little presents the earth gives out to say it loves us. They're packed with the vitamins and nutrients we need to keep from perishing of all manner of dreadful pirate diseases like rickets, scurvy and beriberi.

The least we can do is prepare them as deliciously as possible. Here's our best advice for making the most of the season's bounty.

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  1. nk for real

    Ilove that u are mentor of dietry

    June 19, 2013 at 7:05 am |
  2. Weeds

    I was talking to a coworker a few weeks back mentioning how it was a shame that so many fun and good past articles about cooking have gotten lost with no real means for a reader to reference them. Thanks for digging these out of the archives.

    June 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Oh good! I'm glad it's useful. I looked and saw we had nearly 6000 posts. A decent chunk of them are evergreen and hopefully helpful, so I figured I'd make it easier to dig through. Here's to some excellent meals!

      June 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
  3. thebakingyear

    Wow, thank you for compiling all this advice. I'll definitely use it!

    June 18, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  4. Arthur in the Garden!


    June 18, 2013 at 8:43 am |
  5. rawashleigh

    I agree that steaming is probably the best method of cooking. Broccoli and runner beans make exceptional additions to salads to make them "winter friendly" and throw some warmth in. Come visit my page if you hava a chance, I have some tried and tested recipes, some good, some excellent and some.....hmmm.

    June 18, 2013 at 8:26 am |
  6. Bob1god

    Steam em till u hear them scream!

    June 18, 2013 at 7:35 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      I love seafood.

      April 3, 2014 at 10:18 am |
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