Many of you liked the idea of the Hated Veggie Challenge, but couldn’t think of a vegetable you don’t like. I realized that I can’t think of one either. So for you all of you veggie lovers, I would like to throw out a new challenge. Go to the store and pick up something you have never tried before then bring it home and learn how to cook it. If you go to the regular grocery store and can’t find anything weird or strange that you have never tasted, try going to a co-op store or asian market. There has to be something you can challenge your taste buds with.
I went to our local Fry’s (Kroger) grocery store today and picked up a bunch of Rapini or Broccoli Rabe. I can’t believe I haven’t cooked it before since Rachael Ray seems to use it quite often. As a young newleywed, I used to tape (yes tape, as in VHS) 30 Minute Meals every day. After work, I would come home and watch the show, then run out and buy the ingredients to cook whatever meal she had concocted that day. I have since expanded my culinary inspiration, but will always be grateful to Ms. Ray for getting me started.
And how will I cook my broccoli rabe? With veggies I like to keep it simple, so I will probably be sauteeing it with olive oil, garlic and some lemon zest. I will post the recipe in a few days.
Veggie Lovers: Will you take the New Veggie Adventure Challenge? Sign up below then tell me what new veggie you discover!