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Recipes Needed

Posted by Nobody (Somewhere, Usa) on 11/20/2009

I am a 40yr woman that "hates" vegetables. I know this sounds awful, but true. I eat lots of meats and can stand very few vegetables so my diet is limited as far as healthy eating goes. I would like to change this though as I am starting to have health issues-acne, leaky gut, thyroidism, candida. If anyone has any recipe ideas to help I sure would appreciate it. Thanks and God Bless.

Replied by Amanda
Cape Town, South Africa

I love veggies, but here are a couple of hints for disguising the tastes of some of the more pungent ones.

1) cruciferous veggies: cauliflower, broccoli,broccoli rabe etc. If baked with a dairy-based sauce (i.e. cheese or cream) it neutralizes the strong flavor. Interesting research on this some years ago--I read about it in Prevention Mag.

2)Cauliflower Recipe--my fav!
Wash/break apart head of cauliflower. Steam in micro or on stove until very soft. Cool.
Put the cool veg into the blender with couple grinds of nutmeg, sea salt, cracked pepper and 15g soy protein powder or white beans and milk enough milk to blend easily to mashed potato consistency.
Heat it up to serve as veg or add more milk or chicken broth for soup. If the cauliflower is very pungent, add a couple of pinches of sugar. Taste it while blending to get the mix right.

This is good with steamed (or canned) pumpkin, squash, zucchini and/or roasted red peppers, too.

3)Add vegetables to macaroni and cheese or mashed potatoes in the amount you can stand!

There are lots of great recipes on the Center For Science in the Public Interest web site and Yoga Journal and top site for veggies...dah dah dah dah...Vegetarian! Not all veggie eaters are veggie lovers..there are lots of ideas. Good luck with the greens!

Replied by Mary
Columbiaville, N.y.

Try green smoothies. Do a search on the web. You'll need a good blender, but you blend green leafy vegtables with fruit and it is delicious. It also breaks them down so the body can digest them more easily. My energy level has gone through the roof. You can actually add many different veggies. I'm still experimemting.

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, USA
117 posts

Hi Amanda,,,,How about adding garlic?? I am joking, kinda, but I put onion and garlic and green peper in everthing,,,but I do plan on trying the ground greens, I think it is very healthy, and a fix it for taste. Meryanne in FL

Replied by Napsac
Portland, Maine

Something we have for breakfast every day is great. A fruit/vegetable juice. Put some bananas, strawberries, raspberries, mango, maybe some coconut oil,...add to that maybe some carrots, kale, avocado. And then maybe a little almond butter. Or, come up with some more of your own additions. I look forward to it every morning! The vegetables will not be the center of attention. I hope this helps!