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Recap on the Vegetables


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You may have noticed a theme on my blogs -- a lot of them center on conquering my distaste of vegetables. I literally did not eat vegetables before going on Ideal Protein. There are a few caveats to that statement though -- I ate lettuce as long as it was drenched in salad dressing, I would eat small 'early' peas, if I could mix them with mashed potatoes. That was about it.

So, I will admit, so far the only way I will eat my veggies is roasted. If you are a member of VegetableHatersAnonymous, heed this -- roast the vegetables and they become a whole new food! I am serious!

The way to fix them (so far) has been the same for all of them. Cut them into manageable pieces, brush/toss in olive oil, add some seasoning and brown those babies in a hot oven.

- Brussells sprouts taste like little roasted potatoes.
- Cabbage tastes like those onion strings you would scrap the bottom of the basket for.
- Cauliflower just tastes good enough to eat like popcorn (has a sort of sweetness to it)

- Broccoli was tolerable, but I ended up roasting it, then blending it in some heart smart italian sauce to thicken it and eat them. I still have an issue with the fuzzy tops :)

- Asparagus was a bust. I might try it bacon-wrapped, because bacon solves everything!

I make zucchini and yellow squash chips, and they're good. I've tried it with eggplant, with mixed results, but still edible.

But, believe me, brothers and sisters of the veggie-phobias...roasting the darned things really works, and makes them taste different! So go out there, buy some brussells sprouts and start ending the hate! Discover a new food!

Peace out, friends!
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MICHELEKRAUS 1/15/2013 2:29PM

    I've done the kale chips, but they are so thin! It's like crunching on tissue paper, so it wasn't all that palatable. Maybe as a complement to something else on the plate, but by themselves, I wasn't too impressed.

I'll try the steak spice on the asparagus. To be fair, I did use frozen, so I will try with fresh and see how it goes. :)


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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/15/2013 11:19AM

    You can make kale into chips, too! (I've never tried them, but then, I like veggies!) There's a recipe here on Spark.

Asparagus brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with montreal steak spice before roasting is one of the tastiest things on earth... and if that's bust, try wrapping it in prosciutto! So much delicious!

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