Wednesday, March 4, 2009

EAT your VEGGIES!!

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I love veggies.  Love love love them.  It's not a problem for me to get enough servings.  We go thru big bags of veggies a couple of times a week.  

So it's strange for me to meet people who don't care for veggies.  Huh? (picture my head tilted like a dog that's heard a strange noise.)  How can you not like veggies?

My ex husband didn't like any veggies until we got together.  Turned out he had never had anything fresh.  Everything he had was from a can or creamed.  (God love that ex MIL.)   

Growing up we had a huge garden.  The family still talks about Mom planting the big row of parsley.  I think we had every parsley recipe known to man that year.  Dad had a giant compost bin. He was organic when Dow Chemical had other ideas.  

Nana canned, froze and served us fruit year round.  The one thing I'm not a fan of is oranges. We had 3 orange trees growing up and to this day I really have to be craving an orange to have one. 

Today in my own garden I have a peach tree that came out of our compost pile.  We get peaches about every 5 years and those have to be the most delicious peaches I've ever eaten. 

Mr. T'dots has 2-3 compost piles going all the time.  We don't have a garbage disposal.  (No dishwasher either. Or microwave. Now it's your turn to tilt your head and make that face like a dog that's hearing a strange sound.)  We used to start out own tomatoes until we discovered the local county extension sells organic starts.  

I'm dreaming of our garden this year.  It snowed last night and I'm so over winter. Reno has a very short growing season and such intense temperature swings that gardening here truly is an art. 

So eat your veggies.  Don't know how to?  It's simple.

Figure out what you like.  Start there. 

Like carrots?  Great!  Google "carrot Recipes" and see what you get. Not a fan of salads?  Could be that you're not a fan of head lettuce.  Try spinach or a mini green's blend.

My challenge for you is to figure out how to incorporate veggies into your life.  Pick one that you've never and this week try it.  Try it raw, steamed, sauteed, baked.  

Just try it!
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12:12 Tues
I forgot my camera.  Oops.

3 comments:

Dina said...

I put green peppers on my black bean quesadilla last night.

Baby steps!

Teri said...

Hey- I eat 12 veggies before I can even open my eyes, so I'm doing good for a "vegi" hater. We are so blessed to have a daily farmers market (year round). I can still do without brussel sprouts.

Teri said...

Hey- I eat 12 veggies before I can even open my eyes, so I'm doing good for a "vegi" hater. We are so blessed to have a daily farmers market (year round). I can still do without brussel sprouts.