The real trick with vegetables is to find out how they can be utilized best, and how YOU like them. I think the reason so many people dislike vegetables is that they don't cook them properly (overcooking seems like it's a horribly common error) and that they are forced to eat vegetables they don't love, which discolors their overall view of veggies. But it is important to try different vegetables. How else will you find out if you like or don't like something?
Take the summertime challenge--try at least three new types of vegetables that you've never had before. Or cook them in a different way than you'd normally prepare them. If you usually boil potatoes, try them on the grill. If you think you only like them fried, go beyond plain onion rings--eggplant parmesan or zucchini fries, anyone? If you usually eat them raw, try pickling them. Many firm vegetables, like carrots, cucumber, and beets, are delicious with a drizzle of vinegar. Use fresh garlic to infuse olive oil. Make a Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and a crumble of feta. If none of that appeals, then try making homemade ranch dressing!
Give it a try! Post your favorite way to prepare vegetables in the comments section to share your ideas.
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