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Wikipedia Definition: Vegetables are certain parts of plants that are consumed by humans as food as part of a meal. The term vegetable is somewhat arbitrary, and largely defined through culinary and cultural tradition. It normally excludes other food derived from plants such as fruits, nuts, and cereal grains, but includes seeds such as pulses. The original meaning of the word vegetable, still used in biology, was to describe all types of plant, as in the terms "vegetable kingdom" and "vegetable matter".

Vegetables can be eaten either raw or cooked and play an important role in human nutrition, being mostly low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Many nutritionists encourage people to consume plenty of fruit and vegetables, five or more portions a day often being recommended.


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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

The Yukon grows wonderful root vegetables. And anyone who has participated in the From the Ground Up fundraiser will tell you that local root vegetables are abundant and delicious this time of year... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

I love roasting whole birds in the fall. If you’ve been looking out for them this season, then you’ve probably snagged a few of these delicious little birds yourself. Grouse of any variety can tend towards the lean side, especially since the skin... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Why is it that we can go on different diets, try different workouts, use a variety of supplements but still have a hard time shedding those pounds? I’ve asked myself this question a number of times, and I’m sure there are others out there who... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Meredith Winkelaar

The giant green machine inches its way along a row of potato plants with the fall coloured mountains as the backdrop. From far away it looks like a slow-moving, peaceful agrarian scene, but this changes as I get closer... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

If you love the gentle pop-pop-popping of a jar lid, you might just be a home canner. For Michelle Christensen-Toews, it’s one of the many satisfying things about preserving food. “You only hear it as you’re clearing up. You’re washing the dishes... more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Grilled Corn Salad with Chili Lime Dressing Serves 6 more

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Eggplant is a great way to bulk out a stir fry with something meaty and satisfying that’s not actually meat. Japanese eggplants are long and thin and tend to not have the bitter under notes that European eggplant might. They do a great job of... more

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: John Lenart

The warm winds of spring have brought with them the promise of little green shoots popping out of their seeds to generate the stuff of salads. There is a brief moment in our northern spring between the holding cold of winter and the heady 24-hour... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

Somebody once said a gardener is just a philosopher with dirty hands and an aching back. Well, maybe nobody actually said that until I just did, but I believe it to be so. Of all life’s pursuits, few can match gardening when it comes to bringing... more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: Pixabay

I bet you can get your kids or even adult veggie haters to enjoy them done on the barbecue. Here are three simple and very tasty methods. more

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I was making a carrot cake this week for one of the Jack Russell's birthdays (he gets the carrot ends, we get the cake, seems like a pretty good deal), and the subject of peeling vegetables came up. I have always been reticent about sending the... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

To be honest, I generally fill these peppers with chopped SPAM. There’s something about the salty, fattiness of tinned meat that just shines in this dish. And what you’re looking for in a simple meal like this is something that very simply just... more

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Marmite.co.uk

Three foods top my No Thanks list: schmaltz herring, Marmite and kale. My sole experience with schmaltz herring - basically, raw fish preserved in rancid chicken fat - was anything but a gustatory delight. I also tried Marmite once. I even sampled... more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Potatoes, kale and cabbage is a pretty common answer to the question, “What can you grow up there, anyways?” For those of us who get excited about growing, however, it is easy to go kind of crazy even within the parameters of a single vegetable... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Some of my favourite food-related activities would be better described as passive-ities. I’m referring to the kind of work that involves setting something up, forgetting about it for some time, and then discovering one day that something delicious... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Finally, it's here! The season I've been waiting for, the season when each day invites a further excursion to extend the trail beyond yesterday's stopping point. It's ski season. I got out for my first ski this year on a visit down to Mount Lorne... more

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Hippocrates alluded to the gut as the source of all our ills, and Katherine Belisle, a health practitioner in Whitehorse, couldn't agree more. Working in the relatively new field of functional nutrition she has been doggedly working to introduce... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Kugel is a baked pudding or casserole, made with potatoes or noodles. There are many types of kugel both sweet and savoury. Some have raisins or cinnamon, some have onions and cottage cheese. Think of this version as a Jewish hash brown casserole... more

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

‘Tis the season for hearty stews, roasts and root vegetables. I bought vegetables from the From the Ground Up fundraiser (www.YukonFromthGroundUp.ca) a few weeks ago and now I have an abundance of carrots, beets and potatoes to use up. more