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    Frozen Vegetables - Yea or nay?

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    K9 Owned
    Mon May 20, 2013 9:43 pm
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    Someone in the dinner thread mentioned that she had some and had to chuck them as they were so bad. Frankly, I feel that way about all frozen vegetables with the possible exceptions of corn, edamame and lima beans. It must be a texture thing.

    Do you like frozen veg or loathe them?
    duonyte
    Mon May 20, 2013 10:08 pm
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    I've had good luck with many of them. Soup vegetable mixes are convenient, I usually have sliced carrots and zucchini in the freezer also. I also have had good luck with stir fry veggie mixes. Cooking on high temperatures quickly seems to be key for those. The zucchini and carrots help with soups.

    Also corn, peas. Oh also, I like to have bags of chcopped leaf spinach (not the compressed squares) around, wonderful for soups or a quick stir-fry with garlic and ginger I buy fresh spinach all the time, but sometimes we just dont get to it, and I find I have no usable fresh spinach when I need it.
    K9 Owned
    Mon May 20, 2013 10:14 pm
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    I forgot spinach - I don't mind frozen spinach at all ... IN something.
    Zeldaz
    Mon May 20, 2013 10:17 pm
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    Yea! Beans, both whole and Italian flat podded ones and fresh shell beans like edamame and black eyed peas, broccoli, cauliflower, pearl onions, greens of all sorts, sweet corn (although canned is alleged to be more nutritious). Mixtures are great for soups, not so much for stir fries. Generally I prefer the texture of fresh, but have no problem with using frozen if I must, I just don't expect the same texture. NO commercially frozen potato products or items containing summer squashes, unless they are meant for soups!
    K9 Owned
    Mon May 20, 2013 10:22 pm
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    Zeldaz wrote:
    Yea! Beans, both whole and Italian flat podded ones and fresh shell beans like edamame and black eyed peas, broccoli, cauliflower, pearl onions, greens of all sorts, {color=red} sweet corn (although canned is alleged to be more nutritious). {/color} Mixtures are great for soups, not so much for stir fries. Generally I prefer the texture of fresh, but have no problem with using frozen if I must, I just don't expect the same texture. NO commercially frozen potato products or items containing summer squashes, unless they are meant for soups!

    Really? That makes me very happy!
    While I'm ok with frozen corn I really like canned. Good to know icon_cool.gif
    Terese
    Mon May 20, 2013 10:46 pm
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    I'm a huge fan of frozen peas and unless your fresh peas are super fresh they can be quite mealy and you're better of buying frozen.
    KMLWPA
    Tue May 21, 2013 12:51 am
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    I rarely use frozen vegetables anymore. I don't know if it's because HEB doesn't keep them at the right temperature or what, but I find that more often than not they are freezer-burned and yucky long before their stamped expiration date.

    On more than one occasion, I've bought some and gone to use them the next day or so afterwards and they're already freezer-burned. I usually just toss them. And cuss. A lot. Loudly. It doesn't make the vegetables any less freezer-burned, but it does help to relieve my stress. icon_lol.gif
    Kathy228
    Tue May 21, 2013 6:32 am
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    Just edamame, peas, corn, spinach.
    k
    Becky in Wisconsin
    Tue May 21, 2013 7:28 am
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    Edamame, peas, pearl onions, and the occassional stir-fry blends for quick fixes. Otherwise for stir-fry I prefer fresh. When I make my chili, I use red peppers, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, and banana peppers. I don't use the whole pepper in one batch, so I cut half and use it, then I cut the rest and freeze it all together, then the next time I make chili, I have some already cut up. Then just toss it in the pan and start a batch of chili.
    Okra
    Tue May 21, 2013 7:40 am
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    Yea! Use them all the time.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Tue May 21, 2013 8:36 am
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    Edamame, peas, corn niblets
    Broccoli florets in the microwave steamer bags are great and turn out perfect every time.
    Okra
    Tue May 21, 2013 8:42 am
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    I would certainly prefer to use fresh if they were readily available at a reasonable price but in this one-grocery-store town, that's seldom the case.
    *Parsley*
    Tue May 21, 2013 9:13 am
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    I'll buy frozen corn, baby peas, baby brussels sprouts and broccoli flowerets.
    JoyfulCook
    Tue May 21, 2013 9:31 am
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    I use frozen peas, sweet corn nibblets and spinich that is used only in a canalloni otherwise I like fresh
    MaMere
    Tue May 21, 2013 9:36 am
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    If I can't get fresh, then I purchase frozen, for nutritional value.
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