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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:45 PM
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Are there any canned vegetables that you prefer to there fresh
counterparts? I love canned peas more than anything.
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:55 PM
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1. Yucko... canned peas are the WORST examples I can think of.
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Their color, their texture, their, ahem... taste.
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Watching my sodium levels means that any canned vegetable is the LAST
think I look for unless I'm really desperate. I used to like the convenience
of canned beans (expecially kidney), but because of that concern over
sodium... I've now learned the value (in all SORTS of ways) of dried beans.
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:21 PM
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2. Artichokes aren't better, but they're massively cheaper and easier.
Trust me on this one.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:48 PM
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11. Mmmm... the marinated artichoke hearts are much better than fresh, IMO.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:41 PM
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3. spinach
fresh is fine raw in a salad, and frozen is better for cooking (pizza topping, spanokopita etc) but for a side dish - canned. With bacon grease.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:45 PM
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4. I'm with you.
These are the best.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:46 PM
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5. Stewed tomatoes...that's the only way you can have them, lol!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:05 PM
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6. Green beans.
Fresh ones usually end up tough in the microwave.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 02:16 PM
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33. I second that.
Never ever liked fresh green beans.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:07 PM
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7. no
and that's funny, because i don't think peas taste like peas when they're canned. fresh peas are the best, you can even eat them raw, they're so good! :)
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:10 PM
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8. While they are not at all like the fresh I love eating canned asparagus
Straight out of the can. Yeah, I know :puke: But that was the only way I ever had asparagus until well after I went to college. Now I only buy fresh and cook it only until it's tender/crisp.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:37 PM
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10. I like it, too.
Not as much as I like fresh, but it's not bad. I buy it to put on salads in the summer for a little variety.
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:21 PM
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34. I have that thing about canned asparagus too.
In fact, I think I'm going to have to go get some next time I'm at the store, thanks for reminding me ! :hi:
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:19 PM
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9. oh yeah those little baby peas
I don't eat frozen or fresh peas but I like the canned ones. Could depend on the company that makes them though. I only used to get the ones in the silver can, can't think of the name of the company off the top of my head... Lesur maybe? Ok, found it... it's Le Sueur. I was close.


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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:24 AM
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15. I love canned Le Sueur baby English peas way more than fresh or frozen
And Del Monte Mexicorn was a childhood favorite.
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:01 AM
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19. my mom used to make something with those peas and salmon
and some other glop that was really yummy. She baked it in the oven in a casserole dish with some kind of breadcrumb stuff on top, and it smelled sooooo good but seemed to take forever to cook. I'll have to find the recipe somewhere. I bet one of my brothers has it.


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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:31 PM
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31. If you ever get that recipe, I'd love a copy....
Canned salmon and Le Sueur peas sound like a killer casserole combination
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:59 PM
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12. None.
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 11:00 PM by freshwest
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:00 PM
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13. For a sauce, canned tomatoes are usually better than fresh, unless you have homegrown. nt
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:50 AM
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26. +1. Especially if they're San Marzano tomatoes.
That's what I use for my pasta sauces. It's a rarity that I'll be able to make anything better with fresh tomatoes. If I am able to, it's generally a LOT more expensive and much more time consuming.
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MayHamm Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:42 PM
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14. Sure But I like them cold right out of the can.
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 11:44 PM by MayHamm
Spinach, asparagus, corn, creamed corn, those I like. I heat green beans and don't care for any other canned veggie.

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vidalarosa Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:28 AM
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16. Are there any canned vegetables that you prefer to there fresh
I've always preferred fresh corn bits
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:38 AM
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17. The only beans I like are the canned French cut green beans
They're even better when I put Italian seasoning on them. I don't like any other green beans.
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:21 AM
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18. There's one more. Okra. Canned okra makes less mess when you throw it out. n/t
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:11 AM
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20. Marinated fungus
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 03:13 AM by jakeXT



although it's a life form between plants and animals
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:20 AM
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21. I love canned peas as well.
yummy
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:56 AM
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22. Beans (kidney, pinto, navy, etc.), but only because they are quick.
If I have the time, I definitely prefer to start with dried beans. Much better taste.

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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:33 AM
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23. Company called Polar has some killer pears, they sell their product
in a glass jar which I much prefer to plastic.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:21 AM
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24. Canned mushrooms work better in some recipes
especially if it's something that cooks for a long time. I use canned when I make my quickie ground-beef stroganoff or salisbury steak. Fresh mushrooms cook away sometimes.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:24 AM
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25. This is one I had not thought of...
I prefer fresh or frozen to canned in just about everything but I'm not a fan a mushrooms regardless of how they come. But I will keep a few cans for certain recipes.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:46 AM
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28. I agree with canned mushrooms.
:thumbsup:
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:44 AM
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27. Yes. I prefer canned peas and canned spinach.
And, while I prefer fresh asparagus, I also love the canned stuff, too.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:57 AM
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29. My brother and I concocted a game using canned peas.
We'd take a can of them into the bathroom and throw them at the mirror, where they would make a satisfying gray-green SPLAT. Mom soon found out about this game and made us stop, but it was fun while it lasted.

Eating them was another matter...
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:00 AM
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30. Yes, canned peas. I truly dislike fresh peas.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:31 PM
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32. Peas, and asparagus. (n/t)
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