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Why I Eat My Vegetables

Updated on February 17, 2012

I grew up with a lot of hungry people, although food was generally abundant, we consumed structured meals only once in a blue moon. My meal is a feast, I enjoy a delicious dark green salad, glitter bombed with small yet distinctively bold veggies of substantial variety. I don’t overdo the toppings or dressings in an individual setting because each plant has a unique taste, which bodes well with a sophisticated palette. I learned that eating salads before a meal traps fat and aides in digestion, which is good. I empathized with President George H. W. Bush’s declaration of his dislike of a certain vegetable in the late 80’s. “I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it.” A broccoli stalk resembles a miniature tree trunk and foliage, yet while visually aesthetic, the taste leaves something to be desired. I began to enjoy them by combining them with their albino cousin the cauliflower which in my opinion is more tolerable. The familiarity of the two allowed me to distinguish and appreciate a broccoli’s flavor. Some prefer to smother their vegetables in melted cheese, but once again, I decline. My God family frequently enjoys asparagus, which is also stalky in appearance and is infamous for making your urine smell like asparagus. Alfalfa and fenugreek are also on the list of vegetables that boast that claim. Vegetables compliment any dish from a hamburger to the green-beans beside your steak. I had given up onions for countless years because the taboo plant remains on one’s breath stubbornly and may cause tears while you prepare and handle them. Recently however it has returned to my menu, as I add chopped red onions to scrambled eggs and omelet’s for my taste buds pleasure. There are many vegetables I look forward to trying, even some that I’ve never heard of. I have a large appetite, and at very least, vegetables are a great low fat addition and substitute to any feast. A bag of carrots or celery makes a handy snack, and will make your mother happy. Enjoy!

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      haha! I must include the hardly discussed! Thanks for reading NightFlower!!

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      NightFlower 5 years ago

      Well written article on veggies, which I love and the mentioned of broccoli which I also love but you coulda left the part out with the references to the smells of you know what (I can't even say it) to asparagus man!LOL eeeyewwww, this was the only draw back to an otherwise great hub.

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you EuroCafeAuLait.. Glad you enjoy a dash of flavor!

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      Anastasia Kingsley 5 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      I can tell by the way you wrote this that you really love vegetables. I do, too. Thanks for your poetic way of describing them. The choice of George W. for a photo upload was enjoyable, too! Voted up :)