Friday, November 30, 2012

Learning to eat vegetables.

I don't like vegetables.  The colors, the textures, the smells...  As a kid, it was sure to make me gag.

I understand how good they are for me, but my tastebuds reject them.  I've avoided them for years, and actually didn't even eat much fruit for a long time.

Now, fruit is on the menu, and veggies are sneaking their way in!  My boyfriend Duke is starting to cook veggies at home, from zucchini to spinach to squash and more.

And as I promised him, I'm ingesting at least a bite of everything... in most cases more.  While I choked down the first few attempts, I'm getting more used to the textures and flavors.  I think I like zucchini well enough, but not cucumber!  Spinach is more palatable because it takes on other flavors so well.

I've got a long road ahead of me, but I'm proud to be trying.  Better late than never, right?


  1. There were certain vegetables I hated as a kid that I love now. I think it was how my doting mom prepared them. Canned asparagus=hell. Fresh baby asparagus sauteed in olive oil with a bit of salt and fresh herbs and grated parmesan? Heaven.

    Have you tried ratatouille? It's my favorite way to get a bunch of veggies. I really like Tyler Florence's recipe!

    1. I think it's the same for me... canned veggies, and I was forced to stay at the table until I ate them, which resulted in bedtime standoffs where ultimately I would be allowed to abandon the now-cold veggies to go straight to bed. I also recall hiding veggies in my napkin, excusing myself to the bathroom, and flushing them. The aversion was very strong.

      I have not tried ratatouille, but I have been meaning to try it! I may have to convince the boyfriend to make some; he is the one who cooks veggies best!


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