Archive | August, 2017

White cabbage

Cabbage-white

White cabbage is not really white, but light green in color.  The light color can easily be seen when set beside a green cabbage for comparison.  Many markets sell them interchangeably as “cabbage.”  Select white cabbages that are crisp and firm with no signs of wilting, blemishes, or cuts.  White cabbage is great eaten raw […]

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cabbage-savoy

Cabbage, savoy

Savoy cabbage has crinkly leaves and deep veining.  We have used savoy cabbage mostly for its appearance.  Be careful when selecting this variety of cabbage, as some of the heads can be quite tough.  Select firm heads with flexible leaves.  See the nutritional charts below for raw and cooked savoy cabbage. Previous Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/red-cabbage/ Next Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/white-cabbage/ Cabbage, savoy, raw […]

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Red Cabbage

Cabbage, Red

We purchase our red cabbage in either supermarkets or farm stores (when in season), and we always look for firm heads without discoloration or imperfections.  Red cabbage adds color to salads and cooked recipes.  Red cabbage leaves are colored dark red/purple. However, the plant changes its color according to the pH value of the soil […]

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Cabbage, Green

Cabbage, Green

We enjoy green cabbage either raw or cooked.  It is a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C.  Select heads that are firm and free of harvesting damage (cuts, cracks, etc.) or worm holes.  See the nutritional tables below for raw and cooked cabbage. Previous Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/chinese-celery-cabbage-su-choy/ Next Vegetable: http://veganvenue.org/red-cabbage/ Cabbage, raw Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group) NDB No: 11109 Nutrient […]

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Chinese or Celery Cabbage (Su Choy)

Cabbage-Chinese or Celery (Su Choy)

Chinese or celery cabbage is a fairly mild tasting cabbage that is great when eaten raw in a mixed green salad, or cooked in soup or Chinese recipes.  Select a Chinese cabbage that is crisp and free of wilted or brownish leaf edges.  Store Chinese cabbage in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator, where it […]

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are members of the cabbage family, which they resemble in miniature form.  They are a good source of dietary fiber and protein, vitamins A and C, and potassium, iron and a small amount of calcium.  Like other cruciferous vegetables, Brussels sprouts have been shown to have cancer prevention properties.  When purchasing, select tightly […]

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Broccoli Stir-Fry Mix, Frozen

Broccoli Stir-Fry Mix, Frozen

There are several brands and combinations of frozen broccoli stir-fry mix sold in the markets.  This particular one contains (in order of quantity): broccoli, carrots, onions, red peppers, celery, water chestnuts, and mushrooms, and was distributed by Aldi, Inc. in 1 pound bags (2006 cost $0.89).  We purchase this stir-fry mix primarily for convenience in […]

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Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli Raab, or Rapini

Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli Raab, or Rapini

(Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli Raab, or Rapini) Broccoli Rabe is a nutritious vegetable that is related to the turnip and has a mustard-like flavor.  It is not related to broccoli, even though it has buds that look like broccoli. When purchasing, make sure that the leaves are green and crisp.  Rapini origins have been traced to the […]

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Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is the nutritional leader of the cruciferous family of vegetables! Broccoli is the nutritional leader of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which have been shown to help protect against colorectal, stomach and respiratory cancers.  We enjoy broccoli raw in our salads and for dips, or cooked in stir-fries or in Italian dishes such as […]

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Oats, Rolled

Oats, Rolled

Oats, Rolled – A Vegan Pantry Ingredient from Vegan Venue Oats, Rolled are a staple ingredient in our vegan pantry that comes in two varieties: quick, and old fashion. Rolled oats are a processed form of the whole grain produced by steaming and passing between steel rollers.  This helps it cook faster.  A 1/2 cup […]

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