I get a ton of cooking questions every day, but I BY FAR get the most questions about asking, “How do I make vegetables taste good?” The general opinion seems to be, “I know I need to eat veggies to not die, but ugh.”
This is doubly true when it comes to kids. (And husbands, lol — you have no idea how many wives email me asking how to get their spouses to eat vegetables!)
I haven’t always been a vegetable lover. I grew up thinking “green means gross.” Vegetables simply did not taste good and I hated them. A lot of this was due to the fact that no one in my family could cook a real vegetable, even if their life depended on it. Growing up, the veggies on my plate were one of four things: soggy, stringy, burnt, or came out of a can.
How to make vegetables taste good… when they don’t.
This veggie-hating continued well into my adulthood, because I’d never learned to cook vegetables — which means I’d also never learned to love them. Then I got sick because I hadn’t eaten a green thing in like ten years. Like, autoimmune sick. MAJOR FAIL.
So I started forcing myself to eat vegetables and got healthier. But, I wasn’t enjoying them… at all. Neither were my family or friends. I had one friend who at 36 years old still picked the green beans out of a stir-fry I had made him for dinner.
Once I removed my foot from his butt, I realized that nasty vegetables just weren’t working for me.
Then I started cooking in professional kitchens. I went to culinary school. I learned how to make vegetables taste good by cooking for people in fine dining restaurants, which meant the veggies needed to be REALLY freaking good.
And let me tell you… once I learned how to cook veggies so that they were as good as the steak next to them on the plate, I had an epiphany. Vegetables didn’t have to be gross. They could be enjoyed.
Now people BEG me to make vegetables for dinner. Asparagus, spinach, and Brussels sprouts became the stars of my table. And my roasted vegetables are usually gone before the main course is. Seriously. I’m not kidding.
Can veggies taste good?
YES! In fact, I want to teach YOU how to make vegetables taste good, so I put my very best veggie-cooking tips into my new free cooking training: Make All Vegetables Delicious. Packed with video lessons, cheat sheets, and cooking charts, this master class will take your veggie-cooking skills to pro-chef levels, and you will actually LOVE the vegetables on your plate.
Oh yeah, and you’ll get healthier, too. Because that’s what happens when you eat your vegetables. ;)
Here’s a sneak peek:
This training is totally free. If you want in, click here to let me know you’re interested. You’ll get an email with the link and a password. Then you’re off to the races!
I hope you enjoy this training. I put a ton of time and effort into producing it, and it’s a good one. Pinky swear!