For me, vegetables are an acquired taste. I am a lover of fruit.
Growing up, we had a large garden, but it was beans, corn, peas, limas, potatoes and tomatoes. We planted cantaloupe and watermelon and a few beets and onions. No other vegetables existed.
Frankly, If I had to take a quiz on what many of the other vegetables even looked like, I know that I would not score 100%.
Vegetables, for me, fall into three categories..
- Vegetables I Love
- Vegetables I Am Learning to Appreciate
- Vegetables, I Wonder Why God Made This One?
Vegetables That I Love
- Cantaloupe (Thought this one was a fruit!)
- Corn (From the cob, or drenched in butter)
- Green Beans (plus)
- Lettuce (I’m not sure this is actually- by law- a food?)
- Lima Beans
- Pumpkin (only in pies)
- Sweet Potatoes (The way this one is fixed, it is really in the sugar group, not the vegetable group?)
- Watermelon (Thought this one was a fruit, too!)
Vegetables I have yet to acquire a taste for… but probably should.
- Acorn Squash (I have never eaten it on purpose.)
- Asparagus (Would love to plant this one in the garden to sell!)
- Beets (Loved them as a kid, Don’t think I have had them for over 20 years?)
- Butternut Squash
- Carrots (In a salad… Beginning to try them with Ranch Dressing.)
- Celery (In a salad… Beginning to try them as a snack as well?)
- Cucumbers (Getting used to pickles) (Enjoy, a little bit on a salad)
- Onions (Only as a seasoning)
- Peppers (Only raw ones… the cooked ones… YUK!)
- Radishes (In a salad)
- Shallots (Only as a seasoning)
- Spinach (Only at Subway)
- Summer Squash (I have never eaten it on purpose.)
- Zucchini (I have never eaten it on purpose.)
Vegetables That Art Presently in the NO category…
- Brussel Sprouts
Written for The Daily Post: November 10, 2016. Vegetal