V is for Vegetables

Romanesco broccoli

Romanesco Broccoli

Today, it’s all about Vegetables.

I saw this special kind of broccoli at the grocery store one day and just had to take a photo of it. Isn’t it cool?

When I was a kid, I hardly ever ate salads and did not care much about the vegetables. Now, there are few vegetables I don’t like. I love them all pretty much, olives aside.

This is my bowl full of veggies at the DIY stir fry bar at Big Bowl..

This is my bowl at the DIY stir fry bar at Big Bowl.. aren’t they colorful?

But still, I don’t eat them enough. Why is that? Is it because of the chopping and the dicing? Is it because I have been habituated to eat the noodles, meats and cheeses?

For about six months, I ate a mostly vegan diet. I read The China Study and that scared the crap out of me. Then, I let go of it because my family decided to give up sugar and we focused on doing that together. That was almost two years ago.  We still don’t eat much sugar, but I am toying with the idea of going vegan again. What caused us problems the last time I went vegan is that I pretty much stopped cooking meals for my family and they didn’t like that.

A big salad at Chipotle...

A big salad at Chipotle…

No, I need another solution. These last few weeks, I’ve been cooking a lot at home. It is becoming a habit, which is good. Perhaps I can do like a vegetarian friend of mine does, and cook two entrees – one for her and one for her family?

Can I count chocolate as a vegetable?

Can I count chocolate as a vegetable?

I also have a friend at work, who read The China Study at my recommendation and he totally went for it. He has been eating vegan for several months now and he asks me why I am not doing it. 🙁 I’m just not… yet.

After watching Noah Kalina’s video on taking a selfie for 12.5 years, I thought that maybe one way to hold myself accountable might be to take photos of my meals? Wouldn’t that be interesting? I would certainly learn a lot! I’m not saying I’m going to do that. I am just thinking about it.

What about you? What is your relationship to vegetables? Do you eat a lot of them? Not enough? Tell us about it in the comments!

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  1. Romanesco Broccoli always makes me laugh – it looks like some kind of alien civilization. One of the best things I started a few years ago is to arrange for a weekly CSA delivery of local organic veggies and fruits. It’s really expanded my veggie world. I’ve tried the vegan route a few times and just can’t sustain it. I don’t eat a lot of meat, and I almost never cook it; although if my husband wants some he’ll cook it himself. Maybe that’s an option you can implement in your household – you could do a vegan meal and your husband and/or daughter could be responsible for adding the other components they wanted.
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  2. Vegetables are a lot more fun to eat when you grow them yourself. With enough variety, you can go out and pick fresh whatever suits your mood. It’s easy to create meat-free meals with the powerful punch of fresh (add some herbs to salad or cooked and you won’t want dressing or sauces either). In fact, in your climate, you could reseed loose leaf lettuce, spinach and radishes every three weeks to have a continuous baby supply from spring into early winter (yum). Maybe that’s what should go where your steps were ;-).
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  3. Nope, not a vegetable fan. Of course, you could go vegan, cook only vegan, and maybe the family would come along for the ride. Maybe if you didn’t tell them the entree contained no meat.
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