5/8/2013 3:45:12 PM
With the vast range in taste, texture, smell, and even cooking style, it's always very hard for me to read/hear about people who "hate vegetables". I mean, there are *some* I don't like, cauliflower and peas really do not go well with my chemistry, but to hate *all* vegetables really just baffles me, not in a judgmental kind of way, just in a way that makes me want to go "But have you tried THIS one? Have you tried it THIS way?? Surely you can't really hate ALL of them in ALL ways??"
I'm practically vegetarian these days, because meat costs more than even organic vegetables, so I stick mainly to my fruits and veggies, and I can even grow my own. I love vegetables. Growing up, most of them were my least favorite due to how my parents cooked them: boiled to mush. I thought I hated broccoli for the longest time. Nope, just hate it boiled. I love it fresh, steamed, stir-fry, broiled... pretty much every way but boiled. And of course, you can not forget the seasonings! Spices are the... well... spice of life!
Still can't get past the taste of peas, though if they're well hidden enough I can tolerate them.
The bulk of my diet is vegetables, some grains, and small amounts of meat, but not necessarily every day. I have raw salads or "snack" trays, stir-fried, in soups, baked/roasted, and blended into smoothies. Sneaky way to get veggies is pasta sauces, salsa, and sandwich/burger toppings.
And yeah, I buy organic.