Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday Mind Hump

I'm trying out a blog meme to help get me into the habit of posting regularly. I had to do this one because I loved the name ;)

Wednesday Mind Hump
Greetings! Today's hump is about World Vegetarian Day.
Name your favorite and least favorite vegetables.

My Favorites:

1. Brussels sprouts! One of the most reviled veggies, yet undisputably my favorite. This may have something to do with the fact that my dad always said they were "Barbie cabbages". I love them quartered, tossed with olive oil and kosher salt, and roasted in the over... yummmm.

2. Zucchini! Nothing says summer to me as much as this veggie, and I buy loads of it at the farmer's market. (I also love growing it myself!) I like it steamed, grilled, stir-fried, broiled, grated and mixed with egg for "zucchini latkes", and -- yummmm -- baked in zucchini bread! This summer, Jacob was frequently heard complaining, "Why do we have to eat zucchini every night?"

3. Baby bok choy! Sauteed with garlic and sprinkled with just a bit of soy sauce. Mmmm.

Least faves:

1. Raw onion. I can't even swallow it... it triggers my gag reflex the moment it enters my mouth.

2. Celery. I have tried so hard to like celery ever since I found out it's a "negative calorie" food, but I just can't. It's mostly a texture thing.

3. Bell peppers. I love hot peppers, but for some reason I just really don't like bell peppers, of any color. Yuck!

What are your faves (and least faves?)


Buddhist In The West said...

I am with you - B-Sprouts are my #1 veg! I hated them as a kid, but love them as an adult. I also adore olives, chili, capsicum, onions, lotus root, raw peas, and raw cabbage.
The only vegie I won't touch is beetroot - the smell puts me off, the texture and taste too if my nose is stuffed!!

Misty said...

Favorites: Brussel Sprouts, Asparagus, broccoli and sugar snap peas... Least Faves: collards, beets (unless pickled)...

bloodthirsty~girl said...

mmm, i'm with you on the zucchini. also love peppers, onions, cabbage, fresh spinach, green beans, those little red potatoes (i know, not a veggie, but i like to grow them), tomatoes (ditto that), sweet corn, yellow squash, romaine lettuce, and broccoli. i loathe brussels sprouts and beets, and i'm not fond of cucumber,either.