<< Back to all Blogs
Login or Create your own free blog
Home > Trying to Like Vegetables

Trying to Like Vegetables

March 13th, 2018 at 06:58 am

I know they're good for me. I have no argument with that. I just don't like vegetables. I never want to eat them. I force myself -- and not often enough.

So, in an effort to like them better, I Googled something like "delicious vegetarian recipes" and found an article on RealSimple that listed 31 delicious recipes. I'm going to try them out.

Yesterday I got the ingredients for the first on the list, flaky mushroom and Gruyere tarts. I made some substitutions -- I bought regular button mushrooms (which were on special at Aldi) rather than shitake or something fancier, and bought red onions rather than shallots. I bought sharp white cheddar rather than Gruyere. Still, an expensive dish.

I spent $10 for white wine, mushrooms, red onions, Dijon mustard, and spring mix at Aldi. I had to go to Jewel to get white wine vinegar, frozen pastry puff, and the white cheddar for $14.

(An explanation here -- some of these ingredients are for a side salad with homemade dressing.)

I will make the tarts today.

Yesterday I had a free burger, fries and drink at my mystery shop, and in the evening I had the very last of that split pea soup that has lasted forever.

I had a really awful night last night. Couldn't sleep because 1) my legs hurt 2) I was too hot 3) I was thirsty 4) maybe it was that cup of tea???? Anyway, just a dreadful night. I do have to take care of the boys after school today, so I'm going to take it real easy this morning.

I had scheduled myself for a haircut yesterday, but it was a busy day and I didn't even try to get in. Now I'm thinking I may wait till the end of the week. My hair looks fine, though my bangs are little mangled from a self-cut. At least they are not in my eyes.

On Friday I'm going to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert with my friend J, who lives in a western suburb. The concert is also in (another) western suburb; it is a benefit for a community foundation. J is giving me the free ticket, and there is a reception preceding. J is checking on whether there are appetizers at the reception -- if not, we'll meet a little earlier and have dinner together.

I'm really excited; it's been a long time since I've been to a good concert, and, actually, it's been quite a while since I've since J.

I looked ahead in my budget and it looks like in April I will not have to pay assessment fees, because my pay day will come before they are withdrawn. That really eases things; otherwise it would have been a pretty tight month.

7 Responses to “Trying to Like Vegetables”

  1. Carol Says:

    Hi, I really like fresh vegetables just steamed in a little water and with pepper and a pat of butter if needed.
    I was wondering if you like soup? Two veggie heavy, delicious soups are "Autumn Vegetable " by Ellie Krieger, and " Cozy Butternut, Sweet Potato and red lentil stew"
    from the blog " Oh She Glows". ( google) Enjoy!

  2. Sallyr70 Says:

    It can be a real money-waster to get involved in recipes that have pricey ingredients, or you get stuck buying a bunch of an herb when you only need 1 tsp. Luckily I like a variety of vegetables. My favorite method is to toss them in olive oil, s&p, put on a cookie sheet and roast in oven. I like them with a steak or chicken, or chopped and added into a salad.

  3. Jenn Says:

    It's so important for your health to get veggies! Keep trying to find a variety of colors that can become your staples.

    Try smoothies! A huge handful of raw spinach blends surprisingly well with coconut milk and a frozen banana half. (And anything else you add)

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What is it that you don't like about vegetables? Is it raw and/or cooked? Cooked veggies with lots of flavor could disguise ... or puree veggies in soup or spaghetti sauce ... Maybe look up tips for getting kids to like them - perhaps an idea might work for you?

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    We regularly roast cabbage and brussel sprouts (similar to Sally ~ just need olive oil and a little seasoning) but that probably works on a wide variety of vegetables. Fresh steamed is good too. I have always *hated* green beans, but I like them steamed with a little butter. I've not tried that with any other vegetables, but I am guessing that would work well with other veggies. It's just a quick steam and it's really simple:


    A little butter and the steam technique seems to be the trick. You don't need to add all that butter and garlic that the recipe calls for. I am sharing the recipe because I am still in disbelief that I can enjoy eating green beans.

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    Fixed my link. Apparently garlic is not in the recipe (but in our version we add garlic).

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you for all your suggestions. I just want to clarify -- I do eat vegetables, and I have tried many varieties and preps. My problem is that I still don't like them, and I want to. I want to enjoy my food, especially food that is good for me. So that's why I'm trying these special recipes, to find something that has that "yum" factor.

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]