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Onions - red ones this time.
Carrots - red
Onions - Spring (or "Green" the USians call them).
Onions - White, sweet
Green Beans, Yellow and white as well (frozen).
Garlic - whole cloves, powdered, chopped, flaked, you name it, we've probably got it.
Lettuce - nice crispy Iceberg, not that other, pretentious, bitter stuff.
Red Cabbage - gone a bit dry and brownish - chucked out.
Carrots - yellow
Peas - frozen - the freshest way
Kohl Rabi - gone off, we'll have to chuck them out as well.
Celery - also gone gooey - in the same bag as the Kohl Rabi.
Potatoes - three different kinds but I don't know the names offhand.
Heinz Baked Beans - perfect!
Ketchup - well if a US president says they're a vegetable, who am I to argue?
No actual Tomatoes as my son is allergic to them - we gave up eating them in support.
That's it at the moment.
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I see you have some egg plant and capsicum in there.
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Yes, they are funghi, which is a kingdom distinct from both animals and plants. (Biologists do not agree about the number of kingdoms - it usuall comes out as six, seven or eight.)
I have read claims that funghi DNA has significantly more in common with animal DNA than with plant DNA; unfortunately, I did not save any reference. I have tried to present this to several vegans, but I have not yet succeeded in making any of them reject mushrooms for food, on those grounds.
17 kg!? Are you feeding livestock? The wife and I would be lucky to consume 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini, 2 potatos and 2 carrots in a week. Beetroot, we don't see this often prepared in the US excepting the purple pickled variety that grows in a can. We do like lettuces, peppers, tomatos and onions.
How're my vegetables? Waiting for a saute, I think.
So what ARE you eating, then? The list you present is hardly enough to provide calories for a single day! It sounds as if you are treating vegetables as a small side dish to the "real" food!
If you make you main meal a vegetable soup: Start with some chicken broth (I actuall use turkey broth - every time I bake a turkey, I make 5-8 soup size portions of broth from boiling the bones), chop up carrots, onoion, leek, beets, cauliflower, ... whatever are your favorite vegetables. If you don't want to leave the table still hungry, it takes half a kilogram of vegetables per person. Maybe more, depending on how physiucally active the people are.
Often, when I make a mostly-vegetable soup, I add some minced turkey meat - but almost like a spice, it makes up a minor part of the nutrition, both in proteins and calories.
Or, when you make chili con carne: You really don't need that much carne! (In our canteen at work, they serve "vegetarian chili con carne", leading to so many laughs that they now have renamed it "chili sin carne") If you use a proper mix of beans, tomato, onions, and some broth to replace plain water, you can either leave the meat out completely, or use a third of what the recepie says. Again: An adult will require at least half a kilogram of rice, beans, tomatos, onion and other vegetarian ingredients to still his hunger. (OK, so rice is a grain, not a vegetable, but at least it is plant food. Tomatos are not vegetables either, but berries. So are cucumbers.)
If you consider even grains OK: Serving bread with warm food is not that common in Norway, but I do - and with lots of food, whole grain breads are excellent! Tasty, you won't get hungry again for a while, and if you care for cost: As long as you bake it yourself, it is cheap. (And you should, because it should still be warm from the oven when you serve it.)
Then comes the snacks: Carrot and rutabaga sticks, the pizza sauce with lots of onions and maybe other vegetables. Dark, whole grain breads with lots of spices, or filled with a spiced vegetable sauce, are eccellent as snacks. Then: The in-between meals. The carrot or whatever in your lunch bag.
In my childhood, my mother made meat balls for two adults, two kids, from a quarter of a kg of hamburger... That is slighly above 60 grams/person. We were not starved: Potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, onions... with every main meal. Maybe a plain tomato or spinach soup before the main dish, and a fruit compote afterwards. (Again: Fruit is not vegetable, but certainly plant food.)
We were four people, and I wouldn't be surpised if our consumption of vegetables were more than 17 kg/week. If we include grains and fruits, it most certainly was more.
I have gradually been reducing my meat consumption over the last ten years, and now I guess it is around 100 grams/day on the average (most of it poultry, which is more healthy and more envioment friendly that red meats - and I prefer the taste!). I use almost no butter/animal fat. Maybe I consume 1 liter of whole milk per week. I will never go completely vegetarian, but after I have learned how to prepare plant food properly, it takes over more and more, with some, but not much, animal products added. I enjoy it.
17 kg is only the average...
Summer is probably higher than that...
Think about it - counting only six of us for 3 meals in seven days, it is only 120 gr of vegetables... About half the meal... Not that much at all...
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