Jan 2011

GIVEAWAY: The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook Signed by Christopher Kimball

This all-purpose cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen delivers 800 foolproof recipes for healthier everyday fare, from breakfast dishes and appetizers to pasta, meat, chicken, desserts, and more. Additionally, you’ll learn tips and techniques that deliver nutrients without compromising taste or texture. And learn to incorporate more vegetables and whole grains into all sorts of everyday dishes with easy recipes such as Hearty Ten Vegetable Stew, Chicken Baked in Foil with Fennel, Carrots, and Orange, Stuffed Acorn Squash with Barley, Multigrain Pizza Dough, Fusilli with Kale and White Beans, and Barley Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash. With this book in hand, you’ll be able to make simple changes in how you shop, eat, and cook; changes that will deliver a big payoff to you and your family’s health.

The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook Giveaway

I have one signed copy of The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook to give away to ONE lucky gas•tron•o•my reader. To qualify for the giveaway, please leave a comment with your name and email address in the appropriate fields, and your answer to the following question: What’s your favorite vegetable and how do you like it prepared? Only one entry per person, please. I’ll be using a random number generator to choose the winner. All entries must be received by Sunday, January 23, 2011 at midnight PST. Good luck!

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442 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook Signed by Christopher Kimball

  1. Sweet potato casserole! …with toasted marshmallows on top at Thanksgiving dinner! Not exactly the healthiest choice, but maybe I can change that with this cookbook! 😉

  2. Hello!

    My favorite vegetable is the sweet potato, simply roasted, and topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

  3. Hello!

    My favorite vegetable is aubergine. I think there are multiple ways to prepare this single vegetable, i love frie them. I know isnt the healthier way, but looks the best way to improve it flavor.

  4. I love veggies and one of my favorites is cucumbers, raw with a little salt. If you’re refering to cooked veggies one of my favorites is green beans and a favorite way is warm green bean and tommy toe salad.
    joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

  5. I just had spaghetti squash for the first time ever last night and totally fell in love with it. Just roasted with a little salt and papper = perfection! (Of course, heaping with a bunch of homemade tomato/mushroom sauce is even better!)

  6. Our family’s current favorite is roasted cauliflower, but I would love a home grown tomato right now — either in a simple salad with olive oil, vinegar, and mint or a lovely tomato tart with puff pastry and mozzarella!

  7. I’ve really come to love brussels sprouts sauteed in butter, garlic, and balsamic vinegar.

  8. I love kale! My favorite recipe is for grunkohl–a german dish that includes kale, garlic, onion, chicken stock, and spicy mustard.

  9. Spinach–either raw in spinach salad or prepared Japanese style, by really quick blanching (meaning seconds, not minutes)and then squeezing out the water, with soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds.

  10. Green beans steamed lightly, then sauteed with good olive oil, really balsamic vinegar and finished with crunchy gray salt. Good Lord it’s divine!

  11. My favorite vegetable is ATK’s roasted carrots! I hated carrots before I tried this recipe but now I am a forever lover of the carrot!

  12. My favorite vegetable would be asparagus. I like it sauted with good butter; like a European one, and a little season salt.

  13. This is a very tough question because it’s so hard to choose! I have to say I love a simple steamed artichoke. I love tearing off the leaves and dipping them in butter, and the heart is the best thing in the world. Yum!

  14. I have spent most of my life not liking vegetables and am trying to incorporate more into my diet. Currently, one of my favorite snacks is sliced zucchini with fresh parm grated on top popped under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown the cheese. Nice and easy!

  15. I love asparagus. My husband grills them with a concoction of onion, garlic, and olive oil.

  16. I love broccoli steamed then dressed with a bit of garlic, olive oil. Then sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes. Yummy!

  17. My favorite has to be broccoli, steamed in a little chicken broth. Fast, easy, and the kids will eat it too!

  18. I love eggplant roasted with other vegetables with a little olive oil and salt; I also like marinated eggplant, but haven’t found a good recipe for that yet.

  19. So many to choose from:
    grilled eggplant
    steamed brussels sprouts
    grilled portabella mushrooms
    grilled asparagus with garlic
    broccoli prepared just about any way…..

  20. Potatoes – done most any way. Fries, chips, mashed, baked, scalloped, pureed, twice-baked, etc.

  21. This is a hard one, as I love so many veggies. I am going to have to say asparagus though. I like it best steamed and served with a touch of mayo.

  22. My new love is Collard Greens with ham hocks. First time I made them for New Years Day and I just LOVE it!

  23. I love vegetables. My favorite, though, would be green beans. Usually I just steam them and add a little salt and butter, but sometimes I cook them the Southern way, with a little bacon grease or salt pork, or I make green bean casserole. Sometimes I just eat them raw!

  24. Hmmmm….good question. Brocolli sauted with red peppers w a little seasoning. Also cant beat old fashioned mashed potatoes

  25. I love any vegetable that has been roasted or grilled. Especially sweet potatoes, winter squash and parsnips.

  26. Wow! What a great giveaway! Oddly enough, our family’s favorite vegetable is brussel sprouts. We halve fresh sprouts and do a quick saute in olive oil with slivers of garlic until somewhat browned then add a tablespoon of butter. Very nutty and sweet. We just had these last night with a roast chicken and smashed yukons.

  27. Carrots – simmered in some chicken stock with a little molasses, maple syrup, ginger and garlic. Always a favorite in our house!

  28. I used to think I hated broccoli (is there anything worse than the smell of it steaming?), but then I made ATK’s roasted broccoli, and its wonderful!

  29. Yellow beans — straight from the garden (which is currently under two feet of snow) — steamed with a simple white sauce.

  30. peas…either raw right out of the garden or cooked. I just made peas and peanut salad last weekend. Yummy!

  31. My favorite vegetable is asparagus from my garden. Aside from eating it raw, I enjoy preparing asparagus wrapped in bacon.

  32. I love asparagus, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper and roasted in the oven.

  33. I absolutely LOVE broccoli. It’s totally a family favorite. My favorite way to have it prepared is to sautee it in a super hot pan, with some garlic & olive oil.

    I love the garlicky flavor with some browned bits on the outside & tips of the florets, but still al dente on the inside.

  34. My favorite vegetable is asparagus and I like it broiled with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.

  35. Tender Asparagus, roasted with kosher salt. Topped with browned butter, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. YUM

  36. Zuchinni! Sliced, brushed with a bit of olive oil, touch of seasoning and grilled. Mmmmmmmmmmm

  37. Hmm…the humble potato! It can do so many different things, but I don’t know that anything beats simple, delicious mashed potatoes! I especially love mine with some spicy horseradish!

  38. I don’t even have to think…my absolutely favorite vegetable is fresh asparagus, tossed in olive oil, seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper and either roasted in the oven or grilled on the gas grill along with the meat or fish.

  39. I have too many favourite vegetables.

    For comfort though, my favourite is mashed potatoes(put through a ricer) mashed with butter and cream and topped with two over easy or sunny side up eggs and liberally laced with salt and pepper.

  40. My favorite vegetable is organic cauliflower & prefer it steamed, eating it along with steamed broccoli. Thank you for offering this wonderful healthy cookbook giveaway!

  41. I love spinach, raw or cooked. Sauteed with garlic and olive oil and topped with toasted pine nuts is always a favorite whether served as an appetizer, salad, or side dish!

  42. Asparagus is my favorite recipe and my favorite way to prepare it is to toss it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper and grill it on the barbecue.

  43. I love asparagus, roasted with evoo and garlic. Tasty! Can’t wait for spring to bring me fresh, local asparagus!

  44. I have two favorites – okra and asparagus. I love to brush them with a little olive oil and sprinkle Old Bay on them before grilling.

  45. My fav veggie is mushrooms…just put ’em in little garlic saute and you can add ’em to any dish to amp up the flavor! yummm 🙂

  46. Asparagus (thin stalks) roasted with a little olive oil and sprinkled with a light dusting of fresh parmesean cheese.

  47. proscuitto wrapped asparagus——simply wash and trim asparagus, wrap in proscuitto, place on cookie sheet that has been lightly oiled with olive oil. Sprinkle whatever your favorite cheese and broil for a couple of minutes.

  48. Great question I’ve never thought about it …… onions! I like onions in salads, sauted in butter and served beside anything. French onion soup …. mmmmmmm

  49. My favorite vegetable is fresh green beans crisp-tender with freshly steamed garlic mixed in.

  50. I would love this cookbook! I have wanted it since it first came out, but can’t afford it. Thank you for this offer of possibly getting it! 🙂

  51. What a brilliant giveaway!!!
    I love caramelized carrots: very thinly sliced (the mandolin does a great job) and gently sauteed with butter and sugar.

  52. I love Every single vegetable. I love broccoli the most and I like to sautee it in chicken broth with garlic

  53. A sweet potato baked for an hour in a 500 degree oven! This caramelizes all the natural sugars and it is sweeter than candy.

  54. My favorite vegetable is sweet potatoes, prepared simply by baking and seasoned with salt and freshly cracked pepper.

  55. I’m very simple and child like…celery, spread with peanut butter and raisins. AKA Ants on a log 🙂

    My other grown up favorite is asparagus cooked in a little bit of butter and tossed with slivered almonds. Put a bit of sel gris to finish and voila…yummy veggies!

  56. Bi-color sweet corn fresh from the farm, wrapped in wax paper, microwaved for 10 minutes, slathered in butter with a little salt.

  57. It’s a tie between asparagus and cauliflower, both prepared the same way — simply roasted in the oven with olive oil and kosher salt.

  58. My Favorite vegetable: Green beans. I love them cooked any way, but my favorite is lightly steamed then put in a pan and briefly sauteed!. Yum. 😀

  59. Right now, today, it’s butternut squash (from Costco already chopped up!). Cook in homemade chicken broth till done. Puree. Add cream, S&P to taste, and some more chopped up squash.

  60. Brussels Sprouts drizzled with olive oil. Salt and pepper, Oregano, and Garlic to taste. Next GRILL on High Heat until nicely Roasted! Top off with fresh grated Parmesan.

  61. So many favorites, but spinach is probably my favorite. Prepared with butter, salt, pepper, and a bit of bread crumbs. Also — even though it is technically a fruit and not a veg– summer tomatoes, sliced on a tomato sandwich, with a little bit of mayonnaise, salt and pepper. That is truly my very favorite.

  62. Asparagus is my all time fav! Tossed in olive oil and a few spices then grilled to a tender-crisp texture. Um, Um good!

  63. Broccoli. Has been since I was a kid. I like it roasted (a la ATK), but honestly, I think I like it best just blanched and served with fresh lemon. Yum!

  64. My favourite vegetable is bok choi. I love how tasty it is when pan fried with some garlic and salt.

  65. how to choose just one?!?!? Heresy! I guess if there’s one vegetable that I would choose to use in the most amount of dishes, it’d have to be the West Indian pumpkin (calabaza). The best ones are very orange-fleshed & sweet. In Puerto Rico, we dice it into soups, stews and of course our beans, we mash it up & mix it with flour & egg to make fritters that are incredibly delicious… I’m getting hungry now! But my favorite comfort-food way of eating it is to just boil or steam it, mash it, and put a little butter, Parmesan cheese & fresh ground black pepper on it. YUM!

  66. My favorite vegie is carrots, steamed with a bit of garlic infused olive oil drizzled over them and a sprinkling of parsley for garnish.

  67. I love almost all vegetables. I can’t think of one I don’t like. Fresh brocolli steam just tender crisp. Fresh stringbeans southern style cooked with ham hock. That’s just two. I think my absolute favorite is potatoes. Potatoes go with every meal…breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can’t go wrong with potatoes.

  68. I love roasted beets with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and topped with toasted walnuts and goat cheese.

  69. My favorite vegetable is broccoli. I like roasting it with garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Perfection!

  70. I love my veggies but one recent favorite is roasted root vegetables…beets, sweet potatoes and onions, delish!

  71. I love broccoli. Doesn’t matter in what cooked stage…raw, all the way to that ugly green overcooked… So far this week I have had it steamed with shrimp twice and roasted twice as well…

  72. So many vegetables to choose from…I would say brussels sprouts when done right (the ATK way of course!) are delish!

  73. Lately I have enjoyed spaghetti squash. It is versatile and tasty with both savory and sweet toppings.

  74. I love asparagus, lightly steamed or sautéed with a little butter and lemon juice. Yum!

  75. I am a carnivore. I do not like many veggies. But I recently discovered that I LOVE butternut squash! Chop it up, toss it in a little olive oil and roast it int he oven. Awesomeness!!!

  76. My favorite vegetable is the one somebody else prepares for me . . . and, they way they choose to prepare it is exactly how I like it . . .

  77. Hands down – Brussels sprouts drizzled with olive oil, salt & pepper then roasted in the oven @ 400 for 30 min. YUM!!

  78. My favorite vegetable is the one somebody else prepares for me . . . and, the way they choose to prepare it is exactly how I like it . . .

  79. With it being winter I am very into root vegetables right now: easy for purees, great wtih roasts, stews, soups, potpies. They give a great quench to cravings of sugar and carbs in the winter, but being more nutrious and are so belly warming

  80. Tomatoes! Fresh summer ones sliced and sprinkled with sea salt. Heirlooms with feta or Burrata and a drizzle of olive oil. Plum tomatoes cooks down into a rich pasta sauce or rich soup. Ugh! I can’t decide and now I’ve drooled on my keyboard!

  81. Artichokes are my favorite hands down! I used to like them with mayonaise but now just sliced in half and grilled are the preferred cooking method.

  82. I love roasting broccoli with a bit of olive oil and whatever spices I feel up to using – usually some garlic or some tandoori spice. I love how crispy the broccoli gets if I cut the florets into small pieces 🙂

  83. I like so many vegetables, but my favorite would probably have to be asparagus grilled with olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.

  84. I have always loved vegetables, but nearly all my life I thought I would like this one vegetable because I thought it would be slimy so I never bought it. One day I bought a box from the Schwan’s man and have loved it. every since: Asparagus

    My favorite way to cook these are so very simple. I lay out the ones I want to cook on a platter, drizzle them with olive oil, course ground black pepper and kosher salt, and toss. I heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan and then put the asparagus in the pan and cook until done.

    They are even better grilled, starting them out the same way.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook.. my whole family is big fans of the show so I know we’d put it to good use.

    ~ Pam

  85. Brussel Sprouts – I’ve come to LOVE them. parboiled and then finish cooking in a pan with bacon and shallots. Y U M !

  86. My favorite veg is brocolli sauteed in evoo and garlic, with grated sharp provolone on top.
    Glad to have found your blog!!

  87. Sweet potatoes! So versatile. My all time favorite recipe is Sweet Potato Crisp, followed by sweet potato corn bread.

  88. My favorite vegetable is the onion. Slice it thin and saute until dark. Perfect for sandwiches, steak or simply a side dish.

  89. Fresh okra (sliced) and fresh chopped tomatoes sauteed together in olive oil with a little garlic.

  90. Just one fav vegetable? Roated root veggies with balsamic in fall and winter. Fiddlehead ferns in spring. JUST picked corn on the cob with herb butter in summer.

  91. Sweet potatoes – roasted plain or even better, mashed with some butter and a touch of maple syrup!

  92. I love sauteed baby spinach with garlic, butter and white wine…paired with salmon. yum!

  93. Great question! Well I think I really have to defer to patapan squash, sauteed in herb butter (I know, not very healthy)…

    Thanks for the great blog you sport, it’s given me lots of ideas.

  94. Artichokes boiled then grilled with a little oil & garlic (and sometimes a shake or two of Montreal Steak Seasoning). MMM!!

  95. my favorite vegetable? hmmm, probably zucchini since techinically tomatoes are fruit and mushrooms are fungi 😀

  96. My favorite vegetable is yellow crookneck squash! We love to prepare it in a scrambled skillet dish with eggs, onions, crushed saltine crackers, diced tomatoes, a little cheese, and some tarragon, salt, and pepper. Yum!!! My family asks for it all summer long and gobbles it up every time I make it. :o)

  97. I LOVE KALE! I even like it steamed with lemon and sea salt but my absolute favorite way to cook it is to make kale chips. I tear the leaves into pieces, toss them with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and any spices I want, then roast it at around 400 for about 15 minutes until the kale is crispy. It totally satisfies any cravings for unhealthy snacks like potato chips, and it’s so delicious you won’t believe it!

  98. Hard to pick only one! But I would have to say field peas with snaps seasoned with bacon, salt and fresh ground pepper. Served with sticky white rice.

  99. brussel sprouts (sliced in half) drizzled with evoo, salt and pepper and roasted at 400 until soft and top is crispy

  100. My favorite veggie is eggplant, which I love grilled with olive oil, garlic, a little salt and pepper. Yum!

  101. My favorite vegetable is asparagus. Love it sauteed with red onion, garlic and bacon. Also love it pickled, garnishing a bloody mary. mmm mmm

  102. Hard to pick just one veggie and one way to prepare it.

    I’m going to go with tomatoes. And while I can eat them by the slice, they are best as a supplement/topping. In chili, on a burger, in salsa, pickled and used as a relish – so many great ways to use the tomato.

  103. I recently roasted brussle sprounts for the first time and loved them. Quartered them, tossed them in olive oil, salt,pepper, minced garlice and roasted at 450 for 15 minutes. Super delicious.

  104. I love red peppers. I prefer them raw and crunchy! The cookbook looks fabulous. My fingers are crossed 🙂

  105. I love zucchini– sometimes just simply roasted with some garlic, sometimes shredded and made into a pancake with some Korean chives.

  106. My favorite, favorite vegetable is brussel sprouts! Braised and served with freshly grated Parmesan cheese! So delicious! 🙂

  107. I like a lot of vegetables, but my current favorite is brussel sprouts with sea salt, pepper and olive oil, roasted in the oven.

  108. Vegetables, oh vegetables, how I love thee. Let me count the ways! How can I possibly pick one favorite?
    Kale with spicy peanut sauce
    Eggplant and peppers in Ratatouille.
    Carrots with hummus
    Roasted sweet potatoes

    okay, I better stop, lol. LOVE vegetables!

  109. absolutely love steamed asparagus with sea salt and black peppered swiss cheese sauce

  110. It is a toss-up between baby carrots and beets. I love both roasted with a little olive oil and cumin, and then sprinkled with a little feta. Actually, the beets win it if they come from my own garden. If not, then I think the carrots might win by a whisker.

  111. I’m a veggie-holic and picking just one is difficult. However, I so especially like slicing sweet potatoes into french-fry-like slices, placing them into a lightly oiled pan, drizzling oil over the top, seasoning them lightly and then baking them in a moderately hot oven till lightly brown (and if a little crisp — all the better)!

    Can’t eat just one of these!

  112. I love green beans fresh off of the plants in the summer (along with all the other fresh veggies in the garden – I miss summer!).

  113. I love spinach – hated it as a kid, but now add it to so many of my dishes. I love to wilt baby spinach in my ragu sauce and serve it up over some rigatoni or pene.

  114. brussel sprouts roasted with shallots, a little olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted until they’re carmelized and crispy.

  115. There’s no way I can pick one favorite, so I will choose what I’ve been craving lately. Yellow squash stir fried with some onion. Yummy!! (Opps. Does that count as two?)

  116. I realize that tomatoes are considered a fruit, but they are definitely my favorite! Cooked, in sauces, tarts, or eaten warm, freshly picked from the garden with salt and cracked pepper.

  117. I don’t know if it gets much better than spaghetti squash pancakes (served w/ sour cream & apple butter of course)!!

  118. Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite – there are so many ways to prepare that we never tire of eating them. I think my favorite way to eat them is as home fries.

  119. My favorite vegetable is asparagus. I love to saute it in EVOO with a little fennel and garlic. Yum!

  120. Broccoli!! It is my go to veggie when I’m looking to fulfill the green needed in my diet.

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I absolutely love America’s Test Kitchen and the recipes you have posted on the blog.

  121. I love brussels sprouts cooked with bacon! Unfortunately no one else in my family will touch them so I don’t get to eat them often. LOVE your website! Thanks for the great recipes and advice.

  122. Definitely green beans. No matter how they’re prepared I’ll love them – but generally the simpler the better!

  123. Whiile I love all my children equally, judging by the amount of kale I’ve gone through in the past three weeks (approximately 8 bunches), I would say that my current favorite vegetable is braised kale with onions and garlic.

  124. My favorite vegetable is asparagus roasted in the oven or on the grill with olive oil. I add lemon zest, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper before eating. Delicious!

  125. I love spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil. Roasted root vegetables with olive oil, rosemary and kosher or sea salt is a very close second.

  126. Rapini (broccoli rabe as ATK likes to call it), blanched and then sauteed with olive oil and garlic.

  127. Yikes! Tough call. At the moment I’ll go with roasted parsnips with a little salt and pepper. They go great with lamb, seafood, just about anything. They are sweet and peppery all at the same time. They are also great roasted and then blended with chicken stock to make a yummy parsnip mash. wow, now I’m hungry again!

  128. My favorite veggie is Corn.. and i love Corn on the Cob … cooked on the grill .. wrapped in aluminum foil with butter, salt, pepper… can wait for the summer

  129. I love vegetable salad where you just marinate a bunch of veggies in garlic vinaigrette overnight.

  130. My favorite veggie is the tomato because they’re so versatile! Whether eaten raw or cooked, there are so many ways to use them!

  131. My favorite is sugar snap peas. I love to eat them raw out of hand, but they are even better quick sauteed in olive oil and sprinkled with lemon zest. *sigh* If only they weren’t so expensive, I’d eat them EVERYDAY.

  132. As a veggie gardener choosing a favorite veggie is hard- nearly impossible- but I really love beets. They are delicious simply roasted with butter, salt & pepper. Or sometimes I serve them (and their sauteed greens) with a creamy-dill sauce that’s to die for.

  133. I think my favorite veggie is the potato, and I love a perfectly baked potato with a soft clean skin that can be eaten. I prefer it with just butter so I can savor the natural potatoey goodness.

  134. I have to say that my favorite is potatoes, especially twice-baked. Mmm… reading all of these comments is making me really hungry!

  135. Fresh cut asparagus roasted with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

  136. Especially because I used to hate it, I love Brussels sprouts. Sauted in tons of butter is good, but I really love them roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. No butter guilt, super easy, even works with (gasp) frozen sprouts, very good for you, delicious hot out of the oven!

  137. I love eggplant but am never sure how to prepare it right. Also need to know how to make it kid friendly for the family. My goal this year is to eat lite a few more times a week.

  138. That’s a tough one because I love so many of them! I think cucumber I could never get tired of. Whether it be in a cucumber salad or just plain spears, I have no “full valve” when it comes to them!

  139. My favorite vegetable is haricot verts, which my husband sautees with garlic and slivered almonds. SO yummy!

  140. One of my favorite veggies is the cucumber. I love cucumbers in almost any fashion but especially in the summer I like to make my version of Creamy Cucumbers. Salt a couple of peeled (seeded)and sliced cucumbers with pepper and a little minced onion for a few hours at room temp. Drain the liquid. Mix cucumbers with a sprinkling of sugar, a small splash of white vinegar, and a dollop of Miracle Whip salad dressing and mix until creamy. It’s a mixture of tang, sweet & salty. YUM! It’s my daughter’s favorite cucumber splurge, too!

  141. My favorite vegetable is kale. It’s so versatile, but I really love it sauteed in bacon fat along with onions and pieces of bacon, of course. I add in a little salt and beef stock to deepen the flavor…oooh, so yummy!

  142. Mmmm, that cookbook looks great! My favorite vegetable is hands down asparagus. While I like it all sorts of ways, my favorite is simply to toss with olive oil, season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, and roast them with shallots. Yum.

  143. Potatoes…..there is no way to make potatoes that I don’t love: mashed, steamed, baked, gratined, hash browned, or fried! Yum.

  144. My absolute favorite is broccoli – lightly steamed drizzled with lemon juice and spices for whatever mood I happen to be in.

  145. Homegrown tomatoes! Heirloom or not, they must be homegrown. I love them straight off the vine. My favorite sandwich is tomato with a little mayo, salt & pepper on white bread (the only time I’ll eat white bread) for a cool summer sandwich, let’s not forget BLT’s! Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil and a bit of fresh mozzarella and basil for an evening supper. Sliced as they are in a salad or roasted with other fresh veggies and sprinkled with a bit of kosher salt for a light meal, diced for fresh salsa….oh my stomach is growling just thinking about all the possibilities!!!!

  146. Easy answer, favorite vegetable is potato, and best enjoyed fried! Finished with a sprinkle of salt, and it’s perfect.

  147. My current favorite vegetable is sweet potato, or yam, as it’s often called in Texas. I like them treated as a savory vegetable — baked, then split open with butter, parmesan cheese, and freshly ground black pepper.

  148. My favorite is malanga root. Grate the malanga, touch of garlic, shallot and pepper mince,salt and pepper to taste.
    Shape as a patty and pan fry until get golden color. Serve with mango chutney.

  149. I have a new found love of brussel sprouts, pan roasted in olive oil and topped with a little parmesan cheese!

  150. My favorite vegetable: French-cut green beans! I prepare them with a little butter and basil to taste. Yum!

  151. My favorite vegetable is butternut squash. Cubed, tossed in olive oil, garlic, and herbs and then into the oven for a nice roasting!

  152. Fresh sweet corn, grilled, with salt and pepper and some butter. I could and have just have that for dinner!

  153. Roasted Cauliflower, just simple with olive oil and a crunchy sea salt. If you’re feeling fancy, toss it with some fried capers and toasted bread crumbs and top with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

  154. cream-braised brussels sprouts. i only had them once, and once was enough to remember for a lifetime. i’ve never had anything so good!

  155. My current favorite are leeks. I love their mild flavor and the sweetness that comes out when you saute them with a little olive oil. Add some chopped yukon gold potatoes, chicken stock, a tsp or so of hot sauce and a little seasoning and you have a fantastic soup that even Julia Child would be pleased with.

  156. My current fav veggie is brussel sprouts, sauteed in olive oil w/a touch of sesame oil and fresh garlic. They are amazing! Great giveaway, good luck to us all.

  157. Sweet potatoes baked in the oven like a baked potato. Then, scooped out and mashed with nothing added. My fav! I also love squash halved then baked in the oven with nothing added. The baking sweetens it naturally!

  158. Asparagus…the food of the Gods! (Or butternut squash.) Either one, oven roasted with olive oil, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Divine!

  159. Spinach sauteed in butter with a lemon squeezed over. But it was difficult to decide because there are so many ways to use spinach.

  160. I’d have to say onions are my favorite veg. They enhance any savory recipe even though they are rarely the star. My grandmother used to tell me that if you want people to think you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen all day just saute some onions.

  161. There’s a sweet little new squash out, it gets called grey squash, although it looks more like a lacy green, to me. (I nominate it be renamed to Green Lace Squash!) I love it in really good EVOO, nothing else! Slice it up about 1/2″ thick, then grill it with the steak and it’s QUITE yummy! Tender, sweet, mild, very good!

  162. I love Spinach. It is versatile as a savory component to any meal. I also use Spinach in my protein drinks. It’s also great as a salad or a quiet addition to any smoothie.
    I buy it and put in a green bag to make it last longer if necessary and if I have it too long I throw it in the freezer for later use.
    I am experimenting with making my own spinach flour now.

  163. favorite vegetable is asparagus drizzles with olive oil and topped with sea salt and fresh ground pepper, grilled (or broiled if too cold outside) until al-dente (undercooked infinitely better than overcooked) and topped with freshly ground paremesan or romano cheese. (for a healthier alternative, substitute some freshly squeezed lemmon juice for the cheese) fagetaboutit

  164. My favorite veg is fresh green beans. I love them sauteed in a little olive oil with salt and pepper, a bit of dried red pepper flakes, a bit of garlic and a handful of pinenuts or walnuts tossed in and toasted as the beans cook. These are delicious.

  165. I love when the farmer’s market has tomatoes in season – my favorite is tomatoes chopped up with shallots, olive oil, and vinegar, and served on toasted french bread.

  166. I love ripe dry-farmed tomatoes late in summer, I eat them by the bowlful. Either sliced simply with maldon sea salt, EVOO, and fresh basil or in a panzanella.

  167. Fresh tomatoes.

    I love them just sliced with salt and pepper. Made into salsa. Roasted or just chopped in salads. And I know technically they are a fruit but I use them like a vegetable so, there.

    If it has to be a REAL vegetable – carrots. They are your ace in the hole in the fridge, always ready to step up and become something.

  168. Carrots steamed, then caramelized in butter and honey with julienned ginger is one of my favorites.

  169. I love asparagus. After snapping off the bottoms, I rub a smashed clove of garlic along each of the asparagus and then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and cracked pepper on top. I roast them in the oven until they are bright green and I can smell a hint of the garlic- yum!

  170. Roasted cauliflower with a bit of oil, salt, pepper, and plenty of garlic! Toss in some onions as well – yum.

  171. Got tired of limp, overcooked asparagus. Now I broil them in the oven with olive oil and salt. Just takes a few moments and they’re delish!

  172. Hmmm, so many to choose from: Roasted Broccoli (toseed in a little olive oil and sugar) and put on a very hot cookie sheet for a few minutes in the oven.

  173. Nothing can beat a vine ripened tomato, warm from the sun with just sea salt…love the little pear shaped yellow tomatoes the best!

  174. Fresh cut from the garden asparagus, gently steamed and served with horseradish sauce to the side.

  175. I love almost all vegetables, but winter squash pureed into soup, seasoned with ginger is something I enjoy often. With pumpernickel croutons!

  176. KALE CHIPS 😀
    take kale, sprinkle with a little olive oil and cayenne pepper and bake at 450 until crispy crunchy yummy!

  177. Kabocha squash! I make a stew/chili with kabocha that’s so good and hearty that I don’t even miss having meat in it.

  178. steamed artichokes with avocado-ranch dip! (and, my, doesn’t that bargain wine taste SO much better after the artichoke does its magic with your tastebuds!)

  179. I love veggies!!!

    I love a squash and zucchini mix chopped and grilled with olive oil and salt.

    I also love spinach with butter and pine nuts.

    I’m a HUGE fan of broccoli… one of the quickest yummiest ways I eat it is to boil it in some cream of broccoli soup from cambells and serve with french bread. mmmmmm.

  180. My organic Italian/Romano Green Beans, picked fresh from my garden.
    Steam them over boiling water (covered) for 4 minutes.
    Mean while, heat extra virgin olive oil and a dab of unsalted butter in a skillet.
    Slice a small onion, cook in oil/butter with a pinch of salt and some black pepper for 3 minutes.
    Then throw in 2 large cloves of garlic in with onions; let cook for 1 minute.
    Toss in Italian/Romano Green Beans into skillet with the onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

  181. Roasted asparagus, charred and grilled and tossed in some olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum.

  182. My favorite veggie would be broccoli! I like to roast it with herbs, lemon, pepper, fennel seeds and balsamic (or white) vinegar. Yum yum!

  183. Roasted cauliflower-A little olive oil, a little salt and pepper–customize by changing the spicing-better than popcorn!

  184. Roasted ANYTHING…. but most partial to Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes, and Butternut Squash… not necessarily all together… Now if we’re talking all together: ROASTED: Yellow Peppers, Mushrooms, whole garlic, big Onion wedges, Zucchin chunks, and cherry tomatoes.

  185. That is a TOUGH question since I’m a dietitian. hehehe. I really love mushrooms, which are really a vegetable, but I adore them so. My favorite applications are in delicious and creamy sauces. YUM. I also love eggplant in mixed sauteed dishes like stir fry. yum yum yum yum.

  186. I would say fresh tomatoes, but they are technically a fruit. And so are green chiles, which I have come to love living in southern New Mexico.

    So I would say my favorite is really fresh sweet corn, like my parents used to buy in Wisconsin, roasted. If it is really fresh, it doesn’t need butter or salt.

  187. Red potatoes and sweet potatoes! Cut both into about 1-inch pieces and put in roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil and rosemary and pinch of salt. Roast until tender and eat! Yum!

  188. Favorite vegetable — that is a hard one. I’d have to say either cucumbers or bell peppers. Cucumbers pickled for a short period of time in vinegar, either rice vinegar or red wine vinegar. For the bell peppers, roasted and then tossed with some olive oil and minced garlic.

  189. Favorite veggie is garden- fresh Silver Queen Corn on the cob, simply boiled with a generous slathering of butter. Mmmmmm….is it summer yet???

  190. Butternut Squash…in the oven, sprinkled with a little butter and brown sugar….delightful & delish!!!

  191. I LOVE sweet corn on the grill! I love the little charred bits and how it brings out the natural sweetness. No butter necessary for me!

  192. My favorite vegetable is asparagus. I love to roast it with a little olive oil and kosher salt. It really lets the asparagus shine!

  193. A huge baked fluffy Idaho russet potato with just butter, salt and pepper- ok, yes, I’m Irish and could live on just potatoes for a long time….

  194. My favorite is not a very common one at all in American cuisine but it is one I grew up on in Miami thanks to my Cuban parents. My Mami would fry up thinly sliced green plaintains. We call them mariquitas. She’d serve them slightly salted clumped up together in a bowl over a paper towel. Delicioso – such sweet memories.

  195. My favorite veg is brussel sprouts, and I like them steamed, served with a little butter and kosher salt. Simple and delicious 🙂 Sometimes I will add a little crispy bacon for crunch.

  196. My favorite veggie is long green beans! They taste great stir fry and prepared in any other method.

  197. Sweet potatoes for sure. I love them cut up into wedges and roasted in the oven at a high temperature. Before putting them in, I rub the potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and a little bit of chili peppers for a nice kick.

  198. Cauliflower tossed with olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and a dash of cumin; then roasted in the oven for 45 min…so delish!

  199. I steam an artichoke until the leaves are so tender they can easily be removed, either in a steamer on the stove, or by doing a microwave roast (2 T water and arti in a covered container microwaved at 50% for 13 minutes. I like to dip it in my light hollandaise. 3 eggs whisked constantly over medium heat with 3T butter (sliced into a few bits) juice of 1 lemon, and a pinch salt. Whisk until magic occurs and sauce thickens and tastes velvetty. A quick grate of zest off the heat will brighten flavor further if desired. For fun you can use this combo with eggs Benedict with artichoke hearts on top of English muffins with poached eggs drenched in sauce.

  200. I love, love, love eggplant. My best way of eating it is in thin slices topped with miso, stuck under the broiler for a bit. Yummmmm!

  201. Fried Sweet Potatoes. Never cared for sweet potatoes until one visit to my oldest sister in California convinced me to give them a try. I now eat them every chance I get – probably making up for lost time 🙂

  202. My favorite cauliflower. I remember growing up my mom would stir-fry the cauliflower with a mixture of ground pork and shrimp, garlic, topped with scallions, seasoned with a little bit of fish sauce. Then I would be in heaven.

  203. Hmmm, hard to choose. I’d say either broccoli, oven-roasted with garlic and olive oil, or spinach. Sauteed in a wok with garlic. =)

  204. Sugar Snap Peas, eaten the way most people eat potato chips – straight out of the package, sitting on the couch.

  205. My favorite veg is sweet potatoes. I cut them into fries, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast at 350 for 30 mins. Delicious!

  206. Brussel Sprouts! Sauteed with olive oil and garlic, then steamed will a little lemon juice and soy sauce. Also lightly steamed asparagus with sea salt and coarsely ground pepper. Mmmmmmmmm…..

  207. It’s so difficult to pick just one vegetable! There’s brussels sprouts, asparagus, fresh corn on the cob, fava beans, green beans, arugula, mizuna, wonderful, perfect tomatoes… the list goes on.

    I think my favorite at the moment is cauliflower. Either roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper or boiled in stocked and mashed.

  208. My favorite vegetable would be oven roasted sweet potatoes, but garden picked green beens with some butter and salt rank up there pretty high as well.

  209. I love most vegetables, but my current favorite veggie is corn on the cob with butter, chili powder and Mexican cheese

  210. Being a southern boy, I’m quite fond of most beans and peas, anything that I can grow in my garden. Sweet potatoes, okra, and asparagus are high on the list too.

  211. Spinach, which is at it’s absolute best in a saag paneer with chunks of homemade cheese. It’s healthy, I promise!

  212. Any vegetable can be delicious so I pick my favorite, cauliflower, due to the excellence of an amazing dish: Hyperabad-style cauliflower, in “Indian Home Cooking” by Suvir Saran. It’s in a green sauce, and both Southern and Northern Indian flavorings are used. INCOMPARABLE.

  213. Sweet potatoes steamed (in a Ziploc steaming bag) with apples, cranberries, small amount of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It’s a vegetable that tastes like dessert.

  214. Gai lan is probably my favorite vegetable, although it’s hard to choose. Sometimes I make the mistake of eating a whole plate of it when I go to dim sum. Admittedly, I could probably also eat an entire plate of steamed regular broccoli. I also love bamboo, lotus root, and chrysanthemum leaves. Maybe I am just missing living in the San Gabriel Valley.

  215. Today? because it changes with the season….Today my favorite veggie is a merliton, also called chayote and I stuff it like the cajuns do with a variety of things like rice, currants, shrimp, pine nuts and goat cheese mixtures. 🙂

  216. My favorite veggetable is a salad with tomato, cucumber, green pepper and creamy Italian dressing.

  217. So many!! Either brussel sprouts or broccoli drenched in garlic. And of course grilled onions. Yum…

  218. Spaghetti, yes, spaghetti is my favorite vegetable.

    So cool to win, Ameica’s Test Kitchen, signed by the geek. 🙂

    Wife would love it.

  219. It’s 2011, but apparently lots of people still think a tomato is a vegetable. It’s a fruit. An easy way to remember is: Fruits develop from flowers, vegetables don’t.

    My favorite vegetable is roasted eggplant–no wait that’s a fruit too. And cucumbers, and peas, peppers, zucchini…wow, lots of ‘vegetables’ are actually fruit. I know! Brussels Sprouts, with olive oil, a bit of balsamic vinegar, salt, and fresh cracked pepper pan roasted.

  220. Sweet potatoes! Make fritters with sweet potatoes and seeded jalapino, serve with a cilantro lime sour cream dipping sauce! If you never tried this, its a must! It’s so good and refreshing!

    Nora Herring

  221. My favorite vegetable is whatever is fresh in our garden!!! Salad greens eaten raw, other veggies simply steamed to let the full flavor shine through. Who needs meat when you’ve got a plateful of fresh goodies from your garden?

  222. I love Collard and Turnip Greens cooked with Blue Ridge Mtn. Salt cured country ham and onions with a splash of apple cider vinegar cooked until done but not mushey.

    Get hunk of good cornbread and sorghum – MMMmmm Mmmmm

  223. My favorite veggie has got to be potatoes! I love them fried, boiled, broiled, baked, steamed, etc. They are so versatile and yummy!

  224. My favorite are any kind of mushrooms. They are very versatile, but currently my favorite way to eat them is cooking them with miso, soft tofu, seaweed and scallions..yummmy and warms you right up

  225. Homegrown tomatoes! For Breakfast with eggs, lunch on a BLT and dinner broiled with olive oil and parmessan cheese! Well, maybe dessert when fried and layered with brown sugar the way my mother made them!! We had ALOT of tomatoes coming out of her garden!!

  226. Definitely would have to be spaghetti squash. I love it baked, then served with a little EVOO, some turkey ‘roni, and a lotta italian spices!

  227. Favorite vedgie? Too many to choose. I’ll go with fresh garden pea’s and I like them steamed then creamed! 🙂

  228. Chinese broccolis and mustard greens stir fry in wok with garlic and olive oil. Simple but delicious. I love the fresh taste of greens and the crunchiness of the green stocks are just so juicy to bite into.

  229. Broccolini! Pan seared with good olive oil, salt and pepper, and a little garlic. Be sure to get a good sear/char on them! Quick, easy, healthy and delicious!!

  230. I love roasted brussel sprouts with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and sprinkled with fresh parmigiano-reggiano! YUM!

  231. My favorite vegetable is probably cucumbers. In my book, nothing beats a fresh out of the garden pickling cuc sprinkled with a little sea salt.

  232. My favorite vegetable is a fresh home grown tomato (is it a vegetable this week or a fruit??) .Spimply prepared by slicing sprinkling with basil a little olive oil and salt and pepper.

  233. Broccoli is my favorite vegetable and I can’t get enough of Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Butter and Toasted Pinenuts!

  234. My favorite vegetable is spinach. I add it to my omelette, or green smoothie, simply sauteed, or raw in a salad.

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