QMy husband is horrible about eating vegetables! He says he hates the mushy texture when they are cooked. Do you have any ideas or recipes that include crunchy vegetables?
Fresh vegetables are plentiful year-round, as are high-quality frozen vegetables in almost endless varieties, so it is easier than ever to prepare vegetables that taste fresh and stay crunchy!
There is a world of difference — in both taste and nutrition — when you take the effort to prepare vegetables "al dente," or just until crisply tender. The three recipes below use different cooking techniques — all of which preserve the crispness wonderfully.
Try Roasted Honey Carrots, shimmering with a glaze of brown sugar and honey. Or cook up our Garden Vegetable Sauté, a mixture of vegetables sautéed with Italian spices until crisp yet tender. For something a little more unusual, try Peas & Pods with Onions — the veggies are cooked lightly in a small amount of broth with fresh tarragon that complements the dish beautifully.