are there any good meals that include no veggies, like...at all?
I find it hard to make a good meal without some form of veggies
What is your problem with vegetables? Autism is a faggot's excuse. Anyway, charcuterie and cheese is probably the closest you'll get to a real "meal" without any veg. Enjoy the grunts with your lack of fiber.
>Ground Beef Patty
>Topped with eggs
They are a tuber that is typically used as the main carbohydrate in a dish in place of grains.
Just like bell peppers are a fruit that is used as a vegetable and peanuts are a legume that is used as a nut.
Potatoes are definitely not a vegetable.
Botanically they fit into the widest definition of 'vegetables', but that is irrelevant to both chefs and nutritionists.
Such classification would also place grains, nuts and beans under 'fruits'.
'Vegetable' is an arbitrary term, but if you are going to stretch as far as calling tubers vegetables, then rice, wheat and walnuts are fruits which in turn also fall under 'vegetables'.
I'm not disputing that, it's just that your comparison made no sense at all. Nutrition aside, potatoes are vegetables and there are plenty of dishes which use them as culinary vegetables.
>grains are vegetables
Ham-erican education system. Best in the world.
It made sense to me.
A potato is a tuber - an underground storage organ for nutrients that is used as a starch.
A bell pepper is a fruit that is used as a vegetable.
You can call a bell pepper a vegetable because it is used as one in cooking.
You can't call a potato a vegetable because is is neither classified- nor used as one.
Bell peppers are the fruiting body structure of the plants reproductive system. They're, botanically speaking, a fruit. Same with tomatoes. Same with eggplant. Same with a lot of other things we like to call vegetables while we're cooking.
In culinary terms, there is no standard for what is or is not a vegetable. Throughout time, however, the informal description has evolved that a "vegetable" is edible plant matter, generally prepared in a savory way, and tends to contain a significant ammount of fiber &/or vitamins/minerals, is typically low in carbs/fats/calories. Grains, roots, [sweet] fruits ect. are all distinguished from vegetables, though, especially in the case of fruits, they can be both.
I get irked when I call a tomatoe a veggie, and some douche has to chime in and say
>hurr technically it's a fruit
Yeah. So are A. LOT. Of. Other. 'Vegetables'...
>Doesn't know the difference between a culinary vegetable and a botanical vegetable.
It's why people often refer to tomatoes as vegetables, when they're really fruit. If we're going by a botanical vegie, tons of what people eat as vegies aren't really vegies.
However>>7378727 I usually don't 'count' it as a vegie when I'm eating because it's starchy af and not particularly nutritious. It's like eating bread or something. I do that with corn too.