The right way to eat brocolli is to steam it over water for 10-15 mins and adding some salt, pepper. It tastes absolutely magnificent.
If you think it tastes bad or disgusting, you are probably cooking and eating it wrong.
I think for me it's cucumbers. I almost never buy them anymore cause I always end up rotting them. By the time I remember that I have em, I can put my finger through them. The only ones I will buy these days are the seedless english cucumbers and I will only buy them if I am doing some sort of japanese cucumber salad. Otherwise, I stay away.
What do you always rot?
I’m on a toss up between sweet potato, Swiss chard and asparagus.
I'm a vegetarian. My flatmates are vegetarians. Everyone in this house is a vegetarian.
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My 3yo is a picky eater. I recently began trying the strategy of telling her about the benefits of vegetables to try to get her to eat them. For instance, I told her “carrots help you see in the dark.” She took this literally and ate a handful of carrot sticks while excitedly talking about how now she can see in the dark. That’s more veggies than she’s eaten in a month! I tried explaining that first your body needs to digest the nutrients, that it just helps you see better, etc. but mostly I was just happy she was eating a vegetable.
So today I am eating cucumbers and she asks how they are good for you. I told her cucumbers have fiber and help you poop. She eats one and moves on with her day. Ok, I’m not going to push my luck.
Tonight she’s in the bathroom and yells “Mom I need a cucumber, I can’t poop!” I happen to have the cucumbers out again (I’m pregnant and grazing). She comes out, takes a single bite of cucumber and runs back into the bathroom. A minute later I hear “Mom! I pooped!” And indeed she had. The power of vegetables.
I never understood parents who just throw bland, streamed broccoli on a plate with barely any seasoning and expect their kids to want to eat it. I used to hate vegetables but after I started working in restaurants and learned how to cook properly they’re now some of my favorite foods. There are plenty of recipes online on how to prepare veggies in a flavorful way without spending a bunch of money on ingredients as well.
I'd ask for luck, but the moral argument against meat eating is so incredibly strong, I couldn't change course if I tried.
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For me: beets, snow peas or radishes. You just never about them. Seems they aren’t fashionable
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This is an oldie. I've marked this AAA just because it's several years old and we're NC. I live in Texas, there’s no way around that for this story. I’ve lived in Texas my whole life. I’m actually a 6th generation Texan and my blood is at least 50% salsa. Anyways. My MIL is not from anywhere close to Texas and has never spent significant time here beyond weekend visits. She has lived within an hour of her hometown her whole life (nothing wrong with this, just giving background info). Birthdays are a big deal on my DH’s side. Family all gathers for a weekend, lots of mandatory fun time, must spend as much time together as possible. They all flew out for my husband’s birthday one year before we were married. There was an athletic event my husband wanted to participate in that weekend. It was about an hour drive away from their hotel. Long story short, rather than have everyone stay the two nights in the hotel in town, she decided we needed to haul out to the middle of nowhere where the athletic event was, spend one night there, and then haul back to town for the second night.
As expected, she managed to make the whole thing about her, even though it was DH’s birthday weekend. But the thing that broke my brain happened the night before the competition. We had dinner at basically the only restaurant in town. Think kitschy stereotypical Texan bar and grill. Not great, but will do in a pinch. She and I were discussing the menu and I mentioned that I didn’t want anything too heavy. She starts complaining about all the fried food on the menu (maybe if we were in a larger city we wouldn’t have this problem). She then says “Ugh you Texans just have so much meat! You don’t eat vegetables!” She continued, clearly stating she believed that Texans didn't eat vegetables. I said actually, Texas grows a lot of produce and agriculture is a big part of our economy. She said “No! You don’t eat fresh vegetables like they do in the Midwest! Every time I come here all I see is meat!”
My brain broke. She has never lived here, nor has she lived in the Midwest. She insisted on going to the same 3 restaurants whenever she came to visit DH and I, and two of those place specialize in meat! And those restaurants do not represent what Texans eat every day. Those foods are expensive and take forever to prepare. I tried to tell her that we eat “normal” foods every day, including vegetables. She told me, a native Texan, that I was wrong about... keep reading on reddit ➡
Even if one eats a ton of vegetables, is there anything wrong with it being almost entirely raw?
I know that some things are more or less bioavailable depending on whether the vegetable is cooked or not, so people usually say to eat a mixture of raw/cooked, but how much does this actually matter, assuming you are getting a large quantity? Any specific examples?