Proof That I Am Not Trying to Kill My Husband

Look! It isn't macaroni infused with butter, cheese and death.

Exhibit A...Look! It isn't macaroni infused with butter, cheese and death.

Most of the food posts that I have put up on Megagood paint a picture of indulgent and unhealthy eating. I have to confess that we eat vegetables almost every night at dinner. And most days, our lunches consist of whole grains, lean turkey, and the occasional Boca burger. One cannot live on butter alone. But you can certainly add a bit of butter to brussels sprouts.

The vegetables featured in these shots are currently my favorites. The only thing that would make them better is if they were from the farmer’s market or my garden. Neither of which exist at the moment.

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Cauliflower is fricken amazing. It absorbs any flavor you want it to, AND it can replace starches like pasta or potatoes but still satisfy. It is the comfort food of the vegetable world.

Cauliflower is amazing. It absorbs any flavor you want it to, AND it can replace starches like pasta or potatoes but still satisfy. It is the comfort food of the vegetable world.

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If these were my Grandma's beans from her garden, they would be more "furry" and probably taste even 400% better. We used to eat loads of them with all the cousins in the summer while singing "Eat your beans and you can go to Dairy Queen" to the tune of a Sonic the Hedgehog boss fight.

If these were my Grandma's beans from her garden, they would be more "furry" and probably taste even 400% better. We used to eat loads of them with all the cousins in the summer. We sang "Eat your beans and you can go to Dairy Queen" to the tune of a Sonic the Hedgehog boss fight.

We don’t just eat these for health reasons. We eat them because of deliciousness. It is all about the preparation. Over-cooking is the worst thing you can do to the flavor and texture of veggies. Also, buying foods that were designed to look pretty and travel vast distances to get to your grocery store can also destroy flavor and nutrition. If you are interested in any of this, you HAVE to read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. One of my favorite food books—informative and entertaining. It will change the way you think about food.

Highly recommended!

Highly recommended!

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5 responses to “Proof That I Am Not Trying to Kill My Husband

  1. Pingback: Proof That I Am Not Trying to Kill My Husband « MegaGood

  2. The veggies would be even better, too, if they were carried from the farmer’s market in your new farmer’s market bag

  3. You are correct as always

  4. You must read Omnivore’s Dilemma. I didn’t know cauliflower could be so lovely.

  5. I love that book! I haven’t finished it just yet…but it has inspired us purchasing more fresh veggies and cheese from the local farmer’s markets and of course Pike Place Market.

    I despise cauliflower — do you have any recipes that you’d advise using with this vegetable?

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