FRUITS AND VEGGIES MONDAY | BE HEALTHY, EAT MORE GREENS

in Foodies Bee Hive2 months ago

Green is a common color in Vietnam, just as eating one whole kilogram of vegetable per person is and the same with buying fresh vegetables daily from the supermarket or local wet market. The locals don't buy a whole week of vegetable and store it in their homes because not everyone has a fridge; plus their homes are very small. So buying fresh provisions daily is a necessity. Thankfully, I do have a large fridge in my apartment so I do buy a bit more to keep them.

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Nothing is better than having a mixture of fresh vegetables - lettuce and cabbages; all washed with salt water.

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And then, blanched it with hot boiling water. No seasoning or oil needed - believe it or not, in Chinese cooking, we add a dash of oil into the hot water so that they vegetables look shiny. Guess, it helps with the presentation but since it's just me, there's no need to make such an effort.

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And this is my ever simple vegetable dish - no seasoning required but healthy as ever. Yet, it's not one kilogram here like the locals. This will be something I've got to learn from the locals.


I'll definitely share more in my next post. Hope you enjoy my photo taken from my Huawei

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Our famers market is only one day a week, so I tend to buy most of my goodies all at once. I'd have a hard time going every day! But I can totally see why for many cultures that is still how it works. Definitely get the freshest stuff that way! Now I am craving some yummy greens...

Oh yes indeed, when one doesn't have a fridge in their homes