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!