A few months back someone I follow on twitter @inspiredRD suggested we should give a vegetable a try we hate. The idea made my stomach turn.
I have hated brussel sprouts since I was a kid. The funny thing is my kids LOVE them. Years ago I was in a grocery store and Kyra was begging me to get them. The thought of steaming them and smelling the brussel sprout smell. UGH.
I was telling her she wouldn't like them and that yuck...mom hates them. A little old lady walked up to me and patted me on the shoulder and said. "Buy her the brussel sprouts sweetie". So I did. I steamed them and the kids loved them. But I still wasn't eating them...EVER.
But a challenge is a challenge and I decided to try and see if I could like them.
So...I bought a bag.
1) Drizzle them with olive oil.
2) Sprinkle on some kosher salt.
3) Baked them at 450 degrees until they were brown. In our oven about 20 minutes. Then a miracle happened.
4) I ate them, and REALLY REALLY liked them.
Funny...just looking at the picture I want to buy some for this week's menu.
Is there a vegetable you loathe? Have you tried cooking it a different way? Maybe what you hated as a kid, you could learn to love!