Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - Perspectives: Vegetables

I don't want to give the wrong impression, I am not a vegetarian by a long shot and have no interest in being one.  I enjoy a wide variety of meats cooked a lot of ways.  I'm simply saying that I find that with the right vegetables, in the right combination and a few pieces of fresh fried hotwater cornbread, I can happily make a meal! 

Take for instance, some squash and onion simmered down with salt &
pepper or okra and tomatoes simmered down with a touch of cumin and chili powder.  Have a few peas on the side.  Wonderful!

What about you?  Are you like my hubby and insist there must be a meat with every meal?  Can you be happy with just vegetables?  Have you ever had hotwater cornbread?  What is one of your favorite vegetable dishes?

Barbara

P. S. - Due to the interest level, my recipe for fried hotwater cornbread will soon follow.

17 comments:

  1. My husband wants to make sure there are vegetables with every meal so our menus begin with the veggies.

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  2. Well, I probably don't count as a rule, since I'm Italian and Italian cuisine relies a lot on vegetables. We have a number of traditional dishes wchich are in fact vegetarian.
    Personally, I can go without veggies just for a few days, then I start hitching. And no, I don't necessarily need meat in all my meals. In fact, often there is no meat in my meals ;-)

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - 1940s Film Noir

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  3. I relish my meat occasionally, but overall, its the veggies that I savor most. There's so much more variety and color to it. I've never heard of hot water cornbread. Wonder how it is.

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  4. What exactly is hot water cornbread? I've had cornbread before. (I think it's a requirement in New England to have eaten it at least once.)

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  5. We usually have meat, poultry, fish or cheese at our main meal for the day. Not for lunch time. V is for the Virtue of Value as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

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  6. Care to share your cornbread recipe? I could make a meal of just fresh "butter and sugar" corn on the cob!---------

    Gail Park

    Making Life an Art

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    1. I think my family could make a meal off of fresh ears of sweet corn as well! I'll be posting the cornbread recipe soon.

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  7. Fresh fried hotwater cornbread... Nope, never heard of it. Sounds interesting, though.

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  8. I live in the South, where mac & cheese is considered a vegetable. Under that paradigm, yes, I like vegetables.

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  9. I love my meat!! But this plate of food looks amazing!!

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    1. Not my food...from the internet. But it looks like one I'd choose!

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  10. Growing up in a Midwest "meat and potatoes" culture, I still love meat with my supper, but I can also enjoy a meal of roasted or steamed veggies, especially squash, sweet potatoes, or asparagus. Devilled eggs on the side, even better! :-) Papa Bear would probably be disappointed if supper didn't include some kind of meat, unless it was a giant bowl of beans or mac n' cheese, his favorites! I'll be eagerly looking forward to that cornbread recipe, not something I am familiar with!

    Josie Two Shoes: V is for Vanessa

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  11. I grew up eating meat with most meals and after I married we did the same. John doesn't "get it". My mama was from Oklahoma and she made hot water cornbread often. It was so good but I never made it and I don't know why. Anxious to see your recipe, maybe I'll cook some.

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  12. I am not a vegetarian myself,but I try to balance my diet with minimalist animal product. My favorite vegetable is broccoli I find it is not very much of the popular opinion. Your picture of meal looks delicious!
    Thanks for sharing
    Weltschmerz
    Best wishes!

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  13. Big meat eaters here! Especially as we're trying to re-dedicate ourselves to a very low carb diet way of life, we eat meat and salad, mostly. If I'm honest, I really don't miss vegetables much at all, lol. :D

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