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04 April 2006 @ 06:20 pm
Veggies you'd love to eat  
It seems that one of the big barriers to healthy eating for many people is a dislike of veggies. I maintain that this is a result of badly cooked veggies from our childhood. I liked very few veggies as a teen. Then I moved into the Hare Krishna temple and began to like them because they were combined and served with spices that set off their flavors. So if you don't like veggies, experiment with ethnic foods that use them in a different way.

One resource is Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites : Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals.

Another favorite of mine is Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home. Cooking Light magazine is also a good resource.

What are some of your favorite cookbooks with good vegetable recipes?

For more information about a healthy diet, check out this page.
crushednchurned on April 8th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
I have a belief that if I grow my own veggies, I'll like 'em better, so I'm in the midst of planting to test that theory. Usually, I have a lot of trouble eating them, except broccoli when some angelic soul cooks it for me.
Tapatitapati on April 13th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
I tried growing my own veggies once. I found that my fear of insects interfered with this plan. Once I see an insect crawling on my prospective veggies, then I don't want to eat them. It's a phobia I guess.

If I buy them in the health food store I don't have to see bugs crawling on them so I don't have that mental picture in my head when I eat them.

OK, I'm a bit crazy.

But I like the idea of growing them. My family did and I ate them then (because I didn't do the gardening).

I grow flowers instead.