Vegetables quotes

  • One who loves Krishna will give Him whatever He wants, and he avoids offering anything which is undesirable or unasked for. Thus, meat, fish and eggs should not be offered to Krishna...Vegetables, grains, fruits, milk and water are the proper foods for human beings and are prescribed by Lord Krishna Himself. Whatever else you eat, can not be offered to Him, since He will not accept it.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Vegetarianism #Vegetables #Eggs

  • After decimating several vegetables, I decide juicing is my favorite form of food preparation. There's something perversely appealing about subjecting an innocent plant to that much violence.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Vegetables #Preparation #Violence

  • I definitely gravitate towards things like vegetables, chicken, brown rice, but I don't deprive myself of anything. If I want a Sprinkles cupcake, I'm having a Sprinkles cupcake. But I'm not going to have one every day... you just have to have a sensible outlook on all of it.
    -- Abigail Spencer

    #Vegetables #Cupcakes #Sprinkles

  • There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.
    -- Alice B. Toklas

    #Vegetables #Gardening #Gathering

  • I wasn't eating the right kinds of calories. I didn't know about healthy carbs such as brown rice and lentils. Now I eat small meals throughout the day: oatmeal with cinnamon to start, fruit and yogurt as a snack, and vegetables or with chicken or tuna, and a healthy carb, like a yam, for lunch.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Yams #Vegetables #Snacks

  • I love fresh vegetables and we always include them in our meals. I don't force my kids to eat asparagus, but they do eat peas, broccoli, and carrots.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Kids #Vegetables #Asparagus

  • If my wife made childhood obesity her mission and I signed a law making 1/8 cup of tomato paste a vegetable, I'd be sleeping on the sofa.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Sleep #Vegetables #Law

  • Botany, n. The science of vegetables - those that are not good to eat, as well as those that are. It deals largely with their flowers, which are commonly badly designed, inartistic in color, and ill-smelling.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Flower #Color #Vegetables

  • Thin ribbons of fear snake bluely through you like a system of rivers. We need a cloudburst or soothing landscape fast, to still this panic. Maybe a field of dracaena, or a vast stand of sugar pines—generous, gum-yielding trees—to fill our minds with vegetable wonder and keep dread at bay.
    -- Amy Gerstler

    #Snakes #Rivers #Vegetables

  • Beans are highly nutritious and satisfying, they can also be delicious if and when properly prepared, and they posses over all vegetables the great advantage of being just as good, if not better, when kept waiting, an advantage in the case of people whose disposition or occupation makes it difficult for them to be punctual at mealtime.
    -- Andre Simon

    #Vegetables #Ifs And #People

  • My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow;
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Vegetables #Empires #Sexuality

  • My final, considered judgment is that the hardy bulb [garlic] blesses and ennobles everything it touches - with the possible exception of ice cream and pie.
    -- Angelo Pellegrini

    #Ice Cream #Vegetables #Pie

  • I grow vegetables - I'm a vegetarian; I've got strawberries, artichokes, leeks, broad beans.
    -- Anita Pallenberg

    #Vegetables #Vegetarian #Strawberries

  • Farmers are patient men. They got to be. Got to see those seeds come up week by week, fraction by fraction, and sweat it out for some days not knowing yet is it weeds or vegetables ...
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Weed #Men #Vegetables

  • I admire vegetarians who refuse to eat nothing but vegetables in their homes, but I also admire those who put aside those principles or those preferences when they travel. Just to be a good guest.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Home #Vegetables #Principles

  • Leave home, leave the country, leave the familiar. Only then can routine experience--buying bread, eating vegetables, even saying hello--become new all over again.
    -- Anthony Doerr

    #Country #Home #Vegetables

  • If you don't follow through on your dreams, you might as well be a vegetable.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Dream #Vegetables #Vision

  • Vegetables are organized bodies that grow on the dry areas of the globe and within its waters. Their function is to combine immediately the four elements and to serve as food for animals.
    -- Antoine Lavoisier

    #Animal #Vegetables #Water

  • I saw a cavalry captain buy vegetable soup on horseback. He carried the whole mess home in his helmet.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Home #Vegetables #Soup

  • If your blood is formed from eating the foods I teach [fruits and green-leaf vegetables] your soul will shout for joy and triumph over all misery of life. For the first time you will feel a vibration of vitality through your body (like a slight electric current) that shakes you delightfully.
    -- Arnold Ehret

    #Blood #Vegetables #Joy

  • I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables.
    -- Arsene Wenger

    #Thinking #Ice Cream #Vegetables

  • I don't eat vegetables. I only eat food like cheeseburgers, Spam, hot dogs and pizza.
    -- Art Donovan

    #Dog #Vegetables #Hot

  • Both sides of my family had come from Ireland in the 19th century for the same reason: There was nothing to eat over there. Since then, I've tried to make up for the potato famine by making the potato the only vegetable that passes these lips.
    -- Art Donovan

    #Vegetables #Potatoes #Sides

  • Composing a concert is like composing a menu.... If you start with light pieces and play a 45-minute sonata after the interlude, it's like starting dinner with hors d'oeuvres and dessert and finishing with a Châteaubriand and vegetables.
    -- Arthur Rubinstein

    #Light #Vegetables #Play

  • Next it was found that it was physiologically and structurally the same in the plant, that it was the living part of the plant, that which manifested the life and did the work in vegetable as well as in animal organisms.
    -- Asa Gray

    #Animal #Vegetables #Next

  • In short, the animal and vegetable lines, diverging widely above, join below in a loop.
    -- Asa Gray

    #Animal #Vegetables #Lines

  • Chocolate is a vegetable. Honest.
    -- Ashok K. Banker

    #Vegetables #Chocolate #Honest

  • Cooking is 80 percent confidence, a skill best acquired starting from when the apron strings wrap around you twice.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Animal #Vegetables #Skills

  • Households that have lost the soul of cooking from their routines may not know what they are missing: the song of a stir-fry sizzle, the small talk of clinking measuring spoons, the yeasty scent of rising dough, the painting of flavors onto a pizza before it slides into the oven.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Song #Animal #Vegetables

  • Even feigning surprise, pretending it was unexpected and saying a ritual thanks, is surely wiser than just expecting everything so carelessly.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Animal #Vegetables #Miracle

  • Mom is losing, no doubt, because our vegetables have come to lack two features of interest: nutrition and flavor. Storage and transport take predictable tolls on the volatile plant compounds that subtly add up to taste and food value. Breeding to increase shelf life also has tended to decrease palatability. Bizarre as it seems, we've accepted a tradeoff that amounts to: "Give me every vegetable in every season, even if it tastes like a cardboard picture of its former self."
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Mom #Self #Vegetables

  • I also like to garden. I grow things, vegetables, flowers... I particularly like orchids. I raise orchids.
    -- Beau Bridges

    #Flower #Garden #Vegetables

  • With the increasing price levels, the farmers are benefiting. Dal, atta, vegetables have all become expensive. I am happy with this price rise. The more the prices rise the better it is for farmers
    -- Beni Prasad Verma

    #Vegetables #Levels #Farmers

  • Nowadays I actually cook Italian-style food more than French heavy sauces. I make a good salad, some great roasted vegetables, grilled fish. Im crazy about L.A. because at the farmers market you find all kinds of wild mushrooms.
    -- Benjamin Millepied

    #Crazy #Italian #Vegetables

  • Approaching the stove, she would don a voluminous apron, toss some meat on a platter, empty a skillet of its perfectly cooked a point vegetables, sprinkle a handful of chopped parsley over all, and then, like a proficient striptease artist, remove the apron, allowing it to fall to the floor with a shake of her hips.
    -- Bert Greene

    #Fall #Artist #Vegetables

  • I consider the 70s to be the youth of old age. So all you women out there who are afraid of getting older, just keep your ***** in place, eat a lot of vegetables, take exercise, and you'll be fine.
    -- Betty Dodson

    #Birthday #Exercise #Vegetables

  • Try a recipe that uses leafy vegetables like kale, or switch to filling, high fiber grains like whole-wheat pasta.
    -- Bob Harper

    #Kale #Vegetables #Trying

  • Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Vegetables #Psychology #Meat

  • I can't grill vegetables, shellfish or steaks without tongs. Don't bother with those long-handled grilling tongs normally found in the BBQ section of your home store. Get intimate with your grill and opt for the regular stainless steel tongs.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Home #Vegetables #Bbq

  • Coconut oil contains the most concentrated natural source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA) available. Substituting coconut oil for other vegetable oils in your diet will help promote weight loss.
    -- Bruce Fife

    #Loss #Vegetables #Oil

  • I do lead a careful diet, I don't overeat, I have fruit and vegetables every day and I drink a lot of water. And my darling wife keeps me so young it is ridiculous. Being with her is an inspiration as well.
    -- Bruce Forsyth

    #Inspiration #Vegetables #Water

  • If you think of ice cream, it (Helvetica) is a cheap, nasty, supermarket brand made of water, substitutes and vegetable fats. The texture is wrong and it leaves a little bit of a funny aftertaste.
    -- Bruno Maag

    #Thinking #Ice Cream #Vegetables

  • Natural bodies are divided into three kingdomes of nature: viz. the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms. Minerals grow, Plants grow and live, Animals grow, live, and have feeling.
    -- Carl Linnaeus

    #Nature #Animal #Vegetables

  • In the night the cabbages catch at the moon, the leaves drip silver, the rows of cabbages are a series of little silver waterfalls in the moon.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Moon #Night #Vegetables

  • My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she'd make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5'8" and weighed 165 pounds.
    -- Carol Alt

    #Mom #Dog #Vegetables

  • One day Mum saved up for this exciting new thing - a frozen chicken. She cooked it on the Sunday and we all sat around waiting for it, but there was a terrible smell from the kitchen. She didn't realise that the giblets were in a plastic bag inside it. We just ate vegetables and she cried and cried.
    -- Carol Vorderman

    #Sunday #Smell #Vegetables

  • I love fresh fruit and vegetables. I'm not a strict dieter. I don't think that anything in life should be so regimented that you're not having fun or can't enjoy like everybody else. Just know that fresh food is always going to be better for you.
    -- Carrie Ann Inaba

    #Fun #Thinking #Vegetables

  • Right now I'd love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest... Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt.
    -- Cat Cora

    #Thinking #Islands #Vegetables

  • I wasn’t going anywhere and neither was the rest of the world. We were all just hanging around waiting to die and meanwhile doing little things to fill the space. Some of use weren’t even doing little things. We were vegetables.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Vegetables #Space #Waiting

  • The normal food of man is vegetable.
    -- Charles Darwin

    #Men #Vegetables #Normal

  • The onion and its satin wrappings is among the most beautiful of vegetables and is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can be said to have a soul.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Beautiful #Vegetables #Essence

  • The principal value of a garden is not understood. It is not to give the possessors vegetables and fruit (that can be better and cheaper done by the market-gardeners), but to teach him patience and philosophy, and the higher virtues - hope deferred, and expectations blighted, leading directly to resignation, and sometimes to alienation.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Philosophy #Garden #Vegetables

  • There are those who say that trees shade the garden too much, and interfere with the growth of the vegetables. There may be something in this:but when I go down the potato rows, the rays of the sun glancing upon my shining blade, the sweat pouring down my face, I should be grateful for shade.
    -- Charles Dudley Warner

    #Grateful #Garden #Vegetables

  • The word 'vegetable' has no precise botanical meaning in reference to food plants, and we find that almost all parts of plants have been employed as vegetables - roots (carrot and beet), stems (Irish potato and asparagus), leaves (spinach and lettuce), leaf stalk (celery and Swiss chard), bracts (globe artichoke), flower stalks and buds (broccoli and cauliflower), fruits (tomato and squash), seeds (beans), and even the petals (Yucca and pumpkin).
    -- Charles Heiser

    #Flower #Vegetables #Squash

  • There is no foundation in geological facts, for the popular theory of the successive development of the animal and vegetable world, from the simplest to the most perfect forms.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Animal #Vegetables #Perfect

  • Although the cooking of food presents some unsolved problems, the quick warming of cooked food and the thawing of frozen food both open up some attractive uses. ... There is no important reason why the the housewife of the future should not purchase completely frozen meals at the grocery store just as she buys quick frozen vegetables. With a quick heating, high-frequency unit in her kitchen, food preparation from a pre-cooked, frozen meal becomes a simple matter.
    -- Chauncey Guy Suits

    #Science #Simple #Vegetables

  • Vegetables are called 'specialty crops.' Don't ask me why.
    -- Chellie Pingree

    #Vegetables #Crops #Ask Me

  • It is far better to be happy than to have your bodies act as graveyards for animals. Accordingly, the apostle [St.] Matthew partook of seeds, nuts and vegetables, without meat.
    -- Clement of Alexandria

    #Animal #Vegetables #Nuts

  • I always think if you have to cook once, it should feed you twice. If you're going to make a big chicken and vegetable soup for lunch on Monday, you stick it in the refrigerator and it's also for Wednesday's dinner.
    -- Curtis Stone

    #Monday #Thinking #Vegetables

  • I grow my own vegetables and herbs. I like being able to tell people that the lunch I'm serving started out as a seed in my yard.
    -- Curtis Stone

    #Vegetables #Lunch #People

  • For me, food is all about balance. If you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and an appropriate amount of poultry, fish, and red meat that are sourced from good places, you're doing well. It's important to make sure that the meat you're consuming is hormone-free.
    -- Curtis Stone

    #Vegetables #Balance #Important

  • Well, we became a vegetarian. But that didn't last very long, because, um, I don't like vegetables. Or salad, nothing like that!
    -- Dakota Fanning

    #Vegetables #Long #Salad

  • I tend to eat vegetables only when I'm with the kids and the rest of the time, I'm a bit slack. But, I am weight-conscious, so I concentrate on avoiding junk food.
    -- Daley Thompson

    #Kids #Vegetables #Weight

  • I'm not here to say I don't eat vegetables - I do, a lot of them - but, from a soil perspective, they're actually more costly than a cow grazing on grass.
    -- Dan Barber

    #Vegetables #Perspective #Cows

  • Vegetables deplete soil. They're extractive. If soil has a bank account, vegetables make the largest withdrawals.
    -- Dan Barber

    #Vegetables #Withdrawal #Soil

  • If you’re eating vegetables you are probably pushing unhealthier food out of your diet.
    -- Dan Buettner

    #Vegetables #Pushing #Eating

  • Eat your vegetables, have a positive outlook, be kind to people, and smile.
    -- Dan Buettner

    #Vegetables #People #Be Kind

  • A gluten-free diet still allows you access to almost every fruit and vegetable, a variety of grains and legumes, your pick of dairy products, fresh meats and fish and a whole slew of special gluten-free delights to satisfy your pretzel-bagel-muffin-doughnut craving.
    -- Daphne Oz

    #Vegetables #Special #Gluten Free

  • Anything you do sustainably feels so good that you're a full-on addict as soon as you try it. If you eat only vegetables and fruits that you grow yourself from your garden, or organic food, it tastes so much better and is so much better for you, you can't really go back.
    -- Daryl Hannah

    #Garden #Vegetables #Trying

  • I look forward to the spring vegetables because the season is so short. Mushrooms, edible foraged herbs, wild leeks, early season asparagus.
    -- David Chang

    #Spring #Vegetables #Mushrooms

  • Of course you know the miracle of AIDS, we all do. It's the only disease that turns fruits into vegetables.
    -- David Duke

    #Vegetables #Ku Klux Klan #Miracle

  • It is not hard to change when your biggest problem is whether the weeds prosper in a vegetable patch.
    -- David Gemmell

    #Weed #Vegetables #Problem

  • Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth. Sweat once in a while. Get plenty of rest. Don't smoke. Laugh more. There are certain tenets to health that are pretty commonsensical and that we all know we should practice routinely.
    -- David Perlmutter

    #Loss #Vegetables #Practice

  • I eat nothing that's processed or refined - no high-fructose corn syrup, no sugar, no trans-fats. I eat a lot of fish and monounsaturated fats from olives, olive oil and nuts. A lot of organic, fresh fruits and vegetables. No bread. No gluten. No wheat. No rice.
    -- Dean Karnazes

    #Vegetables #Nuts #Oil

  • When my mother was raising me, she moved us upstate to the Woodstock area. Our closest neighbor was a mile away. She planted all her own vegetables.
    -- Debi Mazar

    #Mother #Vegetables #Neighbor

  • The frying pan you should give to your enemy. Food should not be prepared in fat. Our bodies are adapted to a stone age diet of roots and vegetables.
    -- Denis Parsons Burkitt

    #Vegetables #Roots #Giving

  • On January 30, 1988, my twenty-seventh birthday, I became a strict vegetarian. I developed a passion for health and nutrition. My diet consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes only, and has for the past 15 years now.
    -- Dexter Scott King

    #Passion #Past #Vegetables

  • Most plants taste better when they've had to suffer a little.
    -- Diana Kennedy

    #Vegetables #Suffering #Littles

  • I don't even know what my natural colour is. Natural? What is natural? What is that? I do not believe in totally natural for women. For me, natural has something to do with vegetables.
    -- Donatella Versace

    #Believe #Vegetables #Natural

  • Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
    -- Doug Larson

    #Food #Vegetables #Green

  • I don't want any vegetables, thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Vegetables #Cows #Want

  • My husband is the cook at our house. I can make dessert and salad, but I stay away from meals. He makes amazing omelets, fish, and grilled vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.
    -- Dylan Lauren

    #Husband #Vegetables #House

  • There was an old man of Orleans, Who was given to eating of beans; Till once out of sport, he swallowed a quart, That dyspeptic old man of Orleans.
    -- Edward Lear

    #Sports #Men #Vegetables

  • Refuse to allow yourself to become a vegetable that simply absorbs information, pre-packaged, pre-ideologized , because no message.. is anything but an ideological package that has gone through a kind of processing.
    -- Edward Said

    #Vegetables #Gone #Information

  • Vegetables when not sufficiently cooked are know to be so exceedingly unwholesome and indigestible, that the custom of serving them 'crisp' should be altogether disregarded when health is considered of more importance than fashion.
    -- Eliza Acton

    #Fashion #Vegetables #Should

  • Banish (the onion) from the kitchen and the pleasure flies with it. Its presence lends color and enchantment to the most modest dish; its absence reduces the rarest delicacy to hopeless insipidity, and dinner to despair.
    -- Elizabeth Robins Pennell

    #Color #Vegetables #Kitchen

  • A lot of parents ask me how to get kids to eat more vegetables. The first thing I say is that it starts from the top.
    -- Emeril Lagasse

    #Kids #Vegetables #Parent

  • I love fresh citrus and always keep lemons, limes, and oranges on hand; they come in handy for spritzing up quickly grilled meats, seafoods, and vegetables, especially when followed up by a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
    -- Emeril Lagasse

    #Hands #Vegetables #Oil

  • Soups are a great way to introduce a lot of vegetables to kids. Stir-fries, too, because they contain so many different shapes and colors.
    -- Emeril Lagasse

    #Kids #Color #Vegetables

  • I don't like vegetables and most fruit.
    -- Emma Roberts

    #Vegetables #Fruit

  • How terribly hard and almost impossible it is to tell the truth. More than anything else, the artist in us prevents us from telling aught as it really happened. We deal with the truth as the cook deals with meat and vegetables.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Artist #Vegetables #Meat

  • Obviously California is fantastic in terms of produce, vegetables.
    -- Eric Ripert

    #California #Vegetables #Fantastic

  • I am thinking of the onion again. . . . Not self-righteous like the proletarian potato, nor a siren like the apple. No show-off like the banana. But a modest, self-effacing vegetable, questioning, introspective, peeling itself away, or merely radiating halos like ripples.
    -- Erica Jong

    #Thinking #Self #Vegetables

  • My happiest hours are those in which I think nothing, want nothing, when I do not even dream, but lose myself in some spurious vegetable torpor, moss growing on the surface of life. Without a trace of bitterness I savour my absurd awareness of being nothing, a mere foretaste of death and extinction.
    -- Fernando Pessoa

    #Dream #Thinking #Vegetables

  • I'm upset by the happiness of all these men who don't know they're unhappy. Because of that, though, I love them all. Dear vegetables!
    -- Fernando Pessoa

    #Men #Vegetables #Upset

  • People want to think that staying in shape costs a lot of money. They couldn't be more wrong. It doesn't cost anything to walk. And it's probably a lot cheaper to go to the corner store and buy vegetables than take a family out for fast food.
    -- Florence Griffith Joyner

    #Thinking #Vegetables #People

  • Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches eagerly awaiting Easter.
    -- Fran Lebowitz

    #Easter #Vegetables #Naked

  • Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
    -- Fran Lebowitz

    #Food #Cutting #Vegetables

  • Tobacco is my favorite vegetable.
    -- Frank Zappa

    #Vegetables #My Favorite #Tobacco

  • There's no getting blood out of a turnip.
    -- Frederick Marryat

    #Blood #Vegetables #Turnips