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How to love 5 of the most hated vegetables

By Carolyn Malcoun, October 7, 2010 - 12:16pm

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Carolyn asks: What recipe changed your mind about a food you once hated?

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Brussels sprouts, I must say I am from Jamaica; its my wife & I least favorite veggie. Funny enough I cooked it in chicken stock I made, adding green onions & thyme, cook until tender...so delish! We like to try new foods especially vegetables. Should we find something we don't like we try to revise or retry at least once a year....Brussels sprouts had us beat for two years, not anymore! Dre

Anonymous

10/20/2010 - 7:57pm

I have always liked Brussels sprouts (beets, on the other hand...), but this recipe makes them the absolute go-to vegetable for special occasions at my house and has converted many a Brussels sprouts hater at my table:

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/shredded_brussels_sprouts_with_bacon_onions.html

I could easily eat a pile of this and nothing else for a meal.

Anonymous

10/26/2010 - 4:37pm

I hate broccoli.
i didn't meet any recipe for this...
I can prepare and the taste would look great if I add BUTTER, salt ....
No way, I cannot eat unhealthy meals...
HELP ME WITH A RECIPE...

Anonymous

10/26/2010 - 4:44pm

The recipe that got my family to eat beets is from the February/March 2006 issue: beet risotto. I'm sorry it wasn't featured here.

For a heartier dish, I brown 3/4 # ground turkey and 1/4 # turkey breakfast sausage with the onion. After removing the ground meat and onions from the pan, I deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup of red wine. I also added 2cloves of garlic, minced to the rice.

If the beet greens are not looking good, I use chard or spinach instead.

This is the dish I'm asked to bring to family members when we visit - they want to put it in their freezers.

Thanks.

Mary Ashcliffe
maryashcliffe@yahoo.com

Anonymous

10/27/2010 - 10:24am

Cabbage. A friend told me to try cabbage braised with bacon, onions, apple cider vinegar and a little salt and pepper. When fall rolls around, we make it a couple times a week. Cut some thick bacon into chunks, saute it in a frying pan until just done, remove the bacon, leave the grease and add purple cabbage (strips) and red onions. Continuously braise with plenty of apple cider vinegar until tender. I like to add carrot strips and apple slices sometimes, too. Finish with salt and pepper to taste. Delicious!

Anonymous

10/31/2010 - 3:41pm

I don't have many foods I dislike, but the only one I managed to 'bring around' was an avocado. Simply mashed with a bit of coarse salt and lemon or lime juice, and, optionally, mixed in with quark or canned fish, it's eadible.

Anonymous

11/01/2010 - 5:24pm

It's funny how preparation is the key. When it comes to OKRA, just add lemon juice to it once it's cut and it won't be slimy at all. I usually saute it with onions and garlic and some salt and pepper and it's great. If you are a little skeptical, you can always throw in half a cube of bullion and that will do the trick (no salt needed in that case). For BEATS in the other hand, although the brown sugar glaze sounds delish, it takes a little time. Try simply boiling them, marinade with vinegar and SUGAR (no salt) and chill them in the fridge. No earthy taste this way.
Good luck!!

Anonymous

12/01/2010 - 11:22am

I found a tuna casserole recipe that used a sauce made from scratch, not canned soup, and it is DELICIOUS! I'm not a tuna fan and never thought I would even look at tuna casserole, but this is amazing and full of lots of veggies and since I make it with soy milk, there's extra protein in it too!

Anonymous

12/01/2010 - 1:43pm

A simple mushroom omelette with some fines herbes. I used to hate mushrooms until I was ambushed with that omelette. I also was not fond of brussel sprouts until I tried a simple oven bake recipe: just wash sprouts then toss them with olive oil. Lay them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake at 350F for, I forget, 1hr perhaps? Rotate 1/2way through. Crispy, crunchy outside with melting insides, yummy!

Anonymous

12/01/2010 - 7:08pm

A simple mushroom omelette with some fines herbes. I used to hate mushrooms until I was ambushed with that omelette. I also was not fond of brussel sprouts until I tried a simple oven bake recipe: just wash sprouts then toss them with olive oil. Lay them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle lightly with sea salt and bake at 350F for, I forget, 1hr perhaps? Rotate 1/2way through. Crispy, crunchy outside with melting sweet insides, yummy!

Anonymous

12/01/2010 - 7:10pm

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