Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Boiling Vegetables

We, Filipinos, use vegetables on most of our daily recipes. Especially in my household where my Mama can't eat all meat in a week, or you'll hear her complain. And admittedly, I personally love vegetables! Sauteed, buttered, steamed, with soup, it doesn't matter how it's cooked, as long as it's not overcooked.
And here is a tip for you: Use only a small amount of water or broth if you plan to boil vegetables -- many nutrients, such as potassium, are water soluble and will tend to leach out in the cooking water. Whether boiling, steaming or microwaving, cook until just crisp-tender to retain the optimum amount of nutrients.