As most of you know we have been on a clean eating adventure at my house. What does clean eating mean? It means we have cut out all processed food. All dairy. All sugar. All grains. That leaves us mostly with meats and vegetables. Our new favorite foods have become vegetables.
We have developed a love for oven roasted sweet potatoes. I love to coat them with Ghee (a butter substitute) and then different spices. The one in the oven right now is McCormick's Chinese Five Spice. It is a blend of anise,cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and ginger. Gives a nice sweet, spicy flavor.
You can read about our adventures here on my other blog: Our Adventures into Whole 30 and Beyond
We have eaten roasted asparagus and sautéed zucchini. Boiled cabbage, yum! Roasted white potatoes. California blend : broccoli, cauliflower, carrots is another favorite of ours. I like all of them, also, roasted in the oven with salt and pepper or garlic salt. A squeeze of lemon is good just before serving.
I am keeping raw celery, carrots, and cauliflower in my beautiful blue mason jars sitting on the refrigerator shelf. Just ready for those times when a kid (or a granny) is really needing something to munch on.
I have tried a variety of lettuces. My favorite to wrap around a meatball and turn it into a sub sandwich has been romaine lettuce. We also use leaf lettuce and iceberg lettuce for salads.
Both of my teens have found they really don't 'hate' onions as much as they thought they did. Especially little white onions cooked in their beef stew. Delightful. And chopped up fine in their egg fritatta's. Without the onions and garlic for flavor they wouldn't be as good.
Who knows, I might get them ready to taste a rutabaga or a eggplant before this is over. What are your favorite vegetables? Do you eat the same ones over and over. Or do you get adventurous?