Cabbage (green or red), bok choy, califlower, Brussel sprouts, broccoli (basically any cabbage, LOL!), carrots, beets, eggplants, radishes, cucumbers and rutabagas.
I have an off and on relationship with tomatoes and bell peppers.
I do love squashes, but I find the winter one a bit too sweet, and zucchini has to be cooked just so to satisfy me (either as baked 'fries' or in browned butter with nuts).
[QUOTE=jakey;951391]bananas, sweet potatoes, plantains (cook 'em green & yellow, eat 'em raw almost black), potatoes, white rice, all manner of squash, taro corms, yuca... git it.[/QUOTE]Yucca is definitely one of my favs, of course bananas & plantanos. Kabocha squash, & really all manner of squashes. Sweet potatoes I'm not as crazy about as I used to be, even though I rarely eat them much these days, & when I do they are small ones. I did load up my last one last weekend w/ LOADS of organic sour cream, coconut oil & cinnamon. That was marvy, but I think it was the sour cream! As for non-starchy veggies, I guess eggplant, parsnips, onions, brocolli, cabbage & kale: Kinda pedestrian I know...
[QUOTE=Catrin;951360]As a former type 2 diabetic I don't want to start depending on fructose as more than a minor carb source. [/QUOTE]
Can you explain the relationship between type 2 diabetes and fructose that makes you not want to eat alot of fruit?
Zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, butternut squash, eggplant, red peppers, collard greens
less starchy vegs?
I'm curious to know... What are the veggies that are less starchy? Celery?
I love roasted parsnips...the make good french fries!
a few i haven't seen posted:
Roasted brussel sprouts
yellow beets are in season right now.
Swiss Chard sauteed
My personal favourites are red onion, sweet potato, tenderstem broccoli, baby courgette, leeks, spinach, watercress, rocket (rucola), asparagus, garlic, seaweed, samphire.
Avocado is wonderful too but doesn't agree with me so well.
I favour the above veg for their rich micronutrient content and beneficial fibre, not for carbs. For carbs I go for white rice and sweet potato.
[QUOTE=AdamC29;951740]I have just learnt all the things you can do with Cauliflower
That is now my staple.
Last night Mediterranean Veggies with Cauliflower rice, Goats cheese a touch of honey.
Probably one of the nicest things I have ever eaten[/QUOTE]
cauliflower cauliflower cauliflower..
my husband & i did the math & i dont remember exactly, but i've eaten about 320 pounds of cauliflower in the last year & a half ha. weird...
i eat it everyday & never get bored with it bc theres so many ways to cook it. i'm surprised more people havent mentioned it.
[QUOTE=NDF;952078]Can you explain the relationship between type 2 diabetes and fructose that makes you not want to eat alot of fruit?[/QUOTE]
I don't know much about the science behind it, but as someone who only recently "officially" reversed type 2 diabetes, I need to be very careful about fruit because I can eat wayyyyyyyyy too much of it. I know that all carbs do become sugar in the body, but I've less control over fruit. I've no problem limiting myself to 1-2 squares of very good dark chocolate occasionally - or even 1 serving of high quality full-fat ice cream once a month (I know it isn't primal)- but bananas, berries, fresh figs, and melons are a very different story. Talk about cravings! So while there is a role for berries/cherries, and the occasional banana associated with a bike ride or recovery, I just need to find most of my carbs elsewhere.
Thanks for all of the wonderful vegetable ideas, and I've had fun looking up the ones I've not heard before. I hadn't realized that this forum had such an international member base - as it turns out I did know what the veggies were, just not by that name :)
[QUOTE=Betorq;951800]Yucca is definitely one of my favs, of course bananas & plantanos.[/QUOTE]
Aah, I can't believe I didn't mention yuca! Being Puerto Rican, it is an absolute staple in most of our dishes! I love love love it! I have a love-hate relationship with plantains... take 'em or leave 'em, really.
[QUOTE=MissJecka;952778]Aah, I can't believe I didn't mention yuca! Being Puerto Rican, it is an absolute staple in most of our dishes! I love love love it! I have a love-hate relationship with plantains... take 'em or leave 'em, really.[/QUOTE]
I've only had plantains once, I fried one up the other day in coconut oil. I had the thought of taking some for bike fuel...and it was quite yummy while still warm but pretty awful cold. So I moved onto jerky and dried cherries for long rides on the bike and that worked much better.
Yucca sounds like it could be interesting, but I don't think I will find it in Indianapolis, at least not without paying a high premium for it :)