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.
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.