How did you cook your vegtables before steam fresh bags ?

Discussion in 'Ask The Old Hippies' started by Michael Phelps, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps Am I being detained?

    Well, how did you do it?
     
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  2. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    I use to put a steamer basket in the bottom of a pot with some water and a tight lid on the pot. Worked but it took a little longer to cook than today. :)

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  3. wyldwynd

    wyldwynd ~*~ Super Moderator

    I still use one of those metal steamer baskets ....
    I have a couple of them :2thumbsup:
     
  4. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    I'd be careful of cooking in a plastic bag. BPA
     
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  5. Meliai

    Meliai Banned

    I've never actually used a steamer bag before. I use the steamer basket
     
  6. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Revere Ware steamer insert. The old kind...

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    I never cooked anything in a plastic bag...
     
  7. Jo King

    Jo King wannabe

    yeah, I still use the steamer basket
     
  8. In boiling water
     
  9. Logan 5

    Logan 5 Confessed gynephile

    I have one of those!
     
  10. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    I've always used these bamboo steaming things I found in a Chinese store. They're awesome. I see them at yumcha too.
     
  11. nox_lumen

    nox_lumen Member

    See, I don't need a bag because I have this thingy called a microwave that works really well with glass cooking dishes. Add a lid(or dinner plate) and water and the poke some buttons and the veggies magically come up hot and steamy.

    I may only be 32, but I'm truly confuses as to WHY we need a plastic bag to do the job of a glass cooking dish when most of us already HAVE the glass cooking dish. Just think of all the cool stuff you can buy and the landfill space you save by passing on our latest kitchen (in)convenience.
     
  12. Spectacles

    Spectacles My life is a tapestry Lifetime Supporter

    This is what I use as well. Best purchase ever. :2thumbsup:
     
  13. TAZER-69

    TAZER-69 Listen To Your Heart! Lifetime Supporter

    Steamer Basket and still do.
     
  14. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    Im not familiar with this steam bag you speak of.
     
  15. nox_lumen

    nox_lumen Member

    The grocery stores now sell special plastic baggied to put your veggies in to microwave them to perfection. Then you put them in the serving dish and pretend you slaved all day to make a wholesome family dinner.

    Or you could cook the veggies IN the serving dish using the same microwave. Or leave them cooking on the stove if you have the older steamers in the pics, then make the rest of dinner on another burner while the veggies cook. Or be a real slacker and get the nifty rice steamer from the asian grocery that's automated and comes with a steamer tray, making rice and veggies at the same time and keeping it all warm for later. Mom got one from a rumage sale and steams flat bread with hers too.
     
  16. sunfighter

    sunfighter Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I always use a metal steamer basket. I've never heard of using a plastic bag, and it doesn't sound like a good idea. I've heard that heated plastic should not be near food.
     
  17. GreenFaerie

    GreenFaerie Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Yeah, I've always just used one of those spacey-looking stainless steel things.

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  18. Gongshaman

    Gongshaman Modus Lascivious


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    Plastic is so convenient! :ack2:

    Frozen commercially frozen veggies taste funny to me anyway.
     
  19. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    Depends on what kind of plastic. There are thousands and thousands of different types of plastic. All having different properties.
     
  20. Gongshaman

    Gongshaman Modus Lascivious

    Even BPA-Free Plastic Not Always Safe

    http://news.discovery.com/human/health/bpa-plastic-food-hormones-chemicals-110715.htm



    Fuck plastic. I wish there was a way to do without it but the damned genies long left the bottle as they say.:(
     

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