Dragging myself kicking and screaming into adulthood
June 7, 2011 10:08 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for simple vegetable-centric recipes that really highlight the appeal of the vegetables they're made with. I don't have experience with enjoying very many vegetables, so I'm looking for recipes which will make me more familiar with what makes particular veggies delicious.
posted by Rory Marinich to Food & Drink (57 answers total) 209 users marked this as a favorite
Raw carrots. Potatoes. Onions. Peppers. Corn on the cob. Maybe mushrooms. Those are the vegetables I eat and like. Not really an impressive mix. And with the exception of potatoes, none of those vegetables make for a good centerpiece to a meal (as far as I know).
As a kid I ate broccoli and peas, and maybe a few other things on occasion. Maybe it was the recipes my parents used, maybe I was just a young pest, but I had such a negative experience with them that now I don't eat them at all. And there are plenty of other vegetables I simply have no experience with.
I'm sure these are all delicious foods. My problem is: I don't know what makes them delicious. I know when I'm in the mood for eggs or tacos or burgers; I don't know which vegetables would fit my moods, because I've never tried them. So I'd like your recommendations for recipes that'll make me much more familiar with individual vegetables. I'm not looking for anything fancy; I just want something I can prepare when I'm hungry that'll additionally get me more familiar with what vegetables taste and feel like.
And if you're particularly passionate about a certain vegetable, I am more than open to you proselytizing your favorites to me. I'd love to share your passions for your favorites. I'm a blank slate! Take advantage of my naivete!