Feed Yourself – Basic Recipes: Veggies II

The Feed Yourself series is dedicated to individuals that cook just for their selves. This goes out to everyone that finds them self wanting to cook but dreading the time, effort, and all the clean up needed to just cook for one. It can honestly be a quick, easy, and enjoyable process!


The prior Feed Yourself post covered some vegetables that work well with the following cooking methods:

  • Stove-top Steamed (fresh or frozen): Fill a sauce pan/pot with about an inch of water (if you have a steamer, fill until below steamer). Once the water comes to a rolling boil (the water is really moving), add the veggies and cover. Cook for 5-10 minutes depending on your choice of veggies and preference (cook less for crunchier veggies). Remove veggies from pot and season however you like (try salt, pepper, and lemon juice).
  • Microwave Steamed (fresh or frozen): Place veggies in microwave safe container that has microwavable cover (like a ceramic dish with cover). Add 2 tablespoons water and cover. Cook on high for 4 minutes, stir, and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Season however you like (try a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder).
  • Grilled: Slice veggies into 1/2″ slices, season with salt and pepper (or try Italian dressing). Place on electric grill, close lid, and allow to cook for as long or as little as you prefer (3-7 minutes).
  • Sauteed: Slice veggies into strips and heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Cook for 5-10 minutes stirring often depending on your choice of veggies and preference (cook less for crunchier veggies), season with salt and pepper.
  • Baked: Slice or dice veggies (larger pieces, >1″ cubed) and season with salt, pepper, and garlic (fresh or powder). Bake at 350F uncovered for 15 minutes or longer if preferred. May also wrap veggies in foil and bake for 30 minutes.

ps. Click the “Feed Yourself” tag to see the rest of the posts in the series.


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Dua genuinely believes that our relationship with food should not be complicated. She likes to focus on eating in moderation and listening to your body but this, of course, will be different from person to person and body to body.



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