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May 29, 2020

How To Chop Vegetables(Roots & Edible Flowers)

By lovethefunny

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Turmeric 

Turmeric is now very famous; it is full of nutritional benefits, and there are so many reasons to add it to your diet. It comes dried as a powder, but fresh is the way to go. You need to peel it, then youd cut it lengthwise, stack it up just like ginger and thinly slice. And then dice if you want to cook it. I would suggest dicing it finely like, thats turmeric.

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Ginger. 

It is delicious and very medicinal. Its fantastic if you have a cold or a sore throat. The best way to repair it is to break off a manageable piece and peel it first. But the least wasteful way is to peel it with a spoon. 

Because you really just take off just what you need with the skin you can slice it, or you can grate it, or you can cut it into little tiny minced pieces, and then if you really want to add more ginger flavor at the end of cooking just squeeze in the juice.

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Beetroot. 

There are a lot of different things you can do with a beet. You can boil them whole, which is a fantastic way to marinate them without even washing it.

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 You can just put it in a pot of boiling water, and then once its cooked through to the center. You just peel off the skin under running water, then you can chop that up marinate it with oil and vinegar. And it is my favorite way to eat it. You can also eat them raw that they need to be peeled and you can shave them nice. And thin or you can use a box grater and just grate it, and use that as a salad.

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Carrot

Theyre really good when theyre freshly dug, and you really shouldnt do anything to them. You should just eat them straight because they taste so sweet and delicious. Roasted is a really nice way to do a carrot, and just do that with this size carrot, cut it down the middle. And then you just place it on a roasting pan face down because you get a nice golden edge on it.

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 The other thing I like to do with a carrot, shave it with a peeler and create ribbons, which is a nice way to add it to a salad. 

Rather than waiting for it, you can take off the outer skin if you want, or you can just scrub it and then you could use the inner core in a soup. And dont waste this either do search. If you juice or chop it up, you base of your soup carrot. 

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Parsnip. 

I think the best way to cook. It is to peel it, which I dont always say. But the skin can be a little bitter and turning it into a pureed vegetable soup or roasted. I think its the best way to do it. Peel at first, you could do like a roll cut for roasting is kind of nice, or you could cut it in long strips like this and roast it like that like it you could also cut it like a carrot.

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Turnip

Turnip can be used in all the ways you would partner a carrot, even a potato. Although, it has a little bit more of a pungent flavor, and a lot of people dont love it. It does need to be peeled. Take off the end, cut it in half and then I would cut it into a sort of wedges and then get your odd shapes, or you could cut it into sort of wedge type pieces. Thats turnip.

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Potato. 

They are probably mostly used for mashing or roasting, and stuffing. You also have sweet potatoes. We peel a potato. If youre going to mash it, boil them first or roast a sweet potato hole and scoop out the flesh, cut it and dice it. Cut like that and boil, add rosemary or other herbs. 

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Taro

Taro root is a starchy root vegetable.

 It needs to be peeled and then thinly shaved before its fried into chips. It can be made into fritters.

It can be cooked with coconut milk and mashed, so to peel it, you can use a peeler. 

But it gets stuck in your peeler because its so fibrous. So cutting as little of the flesh as possible, chop it up and boil it too, then mash it.

But if youre just chopping it up, it doesnt really matter the shape, you could just go like this. 

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Rutabaga

Rutabagas, which are also called Swede, are an unusual vegetable. They sort of get stronger and a bit spicier tasting. If that makes any sense or sort of more pungent as they age, and theyre often mislabeled as turnips or golden turnips, dont be fooled.

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 They are starchy root vegetables. So they can be made into a pureed vegetable soup. I actually love to steam them when theyre freshly harvested and then blend with cauliflower, and use it as a topping instead of potato for like a shepherds pie.

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 But you could just cut them when youre cooking them in a soup, add them to saute onions and garlic, any flavors you want, and then add the rutabaga water cook till tender and blend. Thats a rutabaga.

Daikon

Daikon is a member of the radish family, but its a lot milder.

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 You can quick-pickled daikon by peeling it, first cut it in half and shave it on a mandolin or just thinly slice it, and it makes a really delicious pickle just with vinegar and salt.

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 You could just slice it in long thin strips and use it to dip into a hummus dip or any kind of dip. Its really delicious juicy.

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Jicama

 You want to choose one thats very firm and unblemished, if possible. I love eating it raw, and to do that; I need to peel. It cut it in half first, so you just cut slices like this if you want to cut like for a salad or a slaw. I just stack it like that and then do like a julienne cut, but raw, thats how I like it. 

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Lotus root

Lotus root grows in water. It can be dried and purchased that way, and then you can soak. It and use it in stews and things. First of all, Ill show you what it looks like inside. Its beautiful. Its got all these beautiful holes and then I would peel the outside.

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Cut it really thinly and steam it or simmer.

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 It often you cut it a bit thicker and put it in a pan and salt and seasoned a little bit of water and then cook until its soft it makes your stews look really beautiful. 

Edible Flowers

Artichoke

Artichokes are special, because a lot of preparation is involved in getting this gnarly vegetable down into an edible thing one way.

 Thats very quick and easy is to cut off the ends like that cut off this end and steam it until its tender.

If you want to go further, you really have to break off a lot of leaves down to the more tender leaves to heal the stem.

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 Then you can cut it in half and take out the truth, and all that fluffy inside you want to get out, and then you can call to this and roast it, raise it like this or thinly slice it and saute itvegetables, How To Chop Vegetables(Roots & Edible Flowers)

If you get right down to the heart, you can shave it and either walk, thats an artichoke. 

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous broccoli family. The best way to prepare it is to cut off the leaves , and you can just go around, and then you want to cut off each Fleurette.

You can just go around and cut them off if you turn it into cauliflower rice break it up into smaller florets or cutters. And then put it in a food processor and grind it until its light and fluffy. You dont overdo it because theyll just end up mushing thats cold. 

Romanesco

Romanesco is a variety of cauliflower and has basically the same flavor. Its much harder to cut into florets. However, you can do it, but they join quite close together at the top. I do the same thing I do with cauliflower, and take off the leaves and the stem. I would just cut it into wedges. This is what it looks like inside, so its not green. All the way through and just cut it like this and roast pieces.

Broccoli. 

This is how I like to prepare it, cutting off the florets like this, and I just go around and just cut them all off and then when you get to the center. Theyre a bit smaller. But thats okay. You can just cut it like fast. Then each one you can just cut through the center and cut them into whatever size you like, so thats the florets. 

Then the way to use the stem is you need to cut off the sides of the skin. And its hard to do with a peeler you kind of need to take off because its very tough so you can see its kind of woody and fibrous and the inside is delicious because its very tender and it can also be just steamed or sauteed and cut into any size that you like, and you could actually eat this raw. Its really delicious.vegetables, How To Chop Vegetables(Roots & Edible Flowers)

Tibe Tanuprising hopes this article inspires you to eat more vegetables because no matter. What diet you eat more vegetables is always a good idea head to the farmers market and check out some of the things you found here today and happy cooking!

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