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I Hate Vegetables

Day 5 – Nutritional Cleanse (pre-cleanse phase)

Red PepperHave you ever noticed that vegetable lovers always call them veggies and vegetable haters always call them vegetables?  I usually call them vegetables, occasionally veggies.  So you see my challenge–I’m on the fence about veggie-tables.  I know I should love them, but I don’t.  I still eat them because I know they’re very good for me.  I also eat them because I’m a wellness practitioner and it just wouldn’t look good not to eat them :)Carrots

I’ve spent a couple of decades learning to make vegetables taste better–healthy sauces, stir fries, and flavorful brothy soups.  I own several high-flavor cookbooks and tend to favor ethnic cuisines that are heavy on the spices. 

SaladFor lunch I had a fantastic salad with balsamic vinaigrette–the dressing made it.  For dinner I had a cauliflower, kale, potato soup that was also fantastic (seasoned with Indian spices).  The sauteed green beans and garlic tasted good too–no fancy spices.  I don’t know what I’m whining about.  Everything tasted fantastic.  Maybe I don’t really hate veggies :)  Maybe I just think I do.

Is anybody else conflicted about vegetables?

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  1. Monica says:

    I’ll admit it–I’m veggie challenged. I don’t like to cook, but I know I need more veggies in my diet. My dogs also need more veggies. I’ve bought some frozen kale, green beans, and broccoli–good for me and my dogs–and will use my dogs’ health as an incentive to include veggies in our diets on a regular basis. My dogs really love the frozen kale sauteed in coconut oil or mixed in with scrambled eggs.

  2. Cheryl Miller says:

    Hi Monica – I’ve never seen grozen kale. I’ll have to check it out. You’re right about giving your dogs vegetables – my vet says our pets shouldn’t eat a processed diet any more than we should. The easiest vegetables for me are salads and brothy soups – oh and stir fried. That way I can add flavor and make more than one serving.

  3. Monica says:

    I buy frozen kale at Whole Foods. I haven’t found it at my regular grocery stores. But I do buy frozen organic winter squash at the regular stores. The dogs love that, too.

    And, in reference to dry hair issues, I’m using Shikai shampoo and conditioner right now and love how they make my hair silky and shiny. Whole Foods in Michigan sells that, too (can also get many places online). Maybe others have favorite hair products to share. I’m always looking for effective organic products.

  4. Cheryl Miller says:

    Monica – I wish we had a whole foods. I’ll check our local version and see if we have frozen kale, squash, and the Shikai shampoo. I did a search on the internet and it’s all over the place. Must be popular. I’ll try it!

  5. Liz says:

    Yes ma’am! Do NOT like vegtables. Such a relief to hear you say the same…maybe there’s hope for me!





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