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  • #16
    can't think of anything better than a dish full of mediterranian roasted veggies, drizzled in olive oil with oregano...goes with anything

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    • #17
      Originally posted by cyro_349 View Post
      lol, I misread that as "Eat the vegetarian", my first thought was - well that's one way to get your veggies...
      And a preferred one for carnivores. Why do people think that only men despise vegetables. Aren't felines carnivores.

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      • #18
        I with you all on the whiny baby complainers who won't eat their vegetables. If it's really that bad to you, make a casserole. Or make them mashed with lots of butter, salt and pepper. Mashed cauliflower, mashed celery root or rutabaga is really tasty.
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • #19
          I am so glad someone had the nerve to say this, finally! It is so crazy to me, that a person can get to adult age and not have at least a handful of veggies they can start out trying. I get that brussel sprouts (sp) are scary, but really; carrots? Broccoli? Can't have chunks in tomato sauce? Seriously, lets develop a little more sophisticated palette.
          Primal since 4/7/2012

          Starting weight 140
          Current weigh 126

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          Jennifer

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          • #20
            I think probably a lot of us have some sort of bad reaction to a particular type of vegetable - for me I have to be really careful with raw veggies and cole crops or tummy gets upset! When you're a kid a bad reaction to a couple vegetables, especially if it's several days in a row means you're going to reject eating all veggies in an "I don't want that, Mom" sort of way, without critical thinking/reasoning/explanation of why. Then Mom forces us to eat said veggies that are giving us tummy aches.

            Then we turn teenager and suddenly have control of our own diets, don't eat said veggies and no longer get tummy aches. To justify not eating them we say we just "don't like veggies."

            That lingers into adulthood. For some people I think there's a leftover emotional/physical reaction to the idea of veggies, a bodily remembrance of feeling bad from eating them or the emotional stress of being made to eat them. And, as a result, being afraid to try new veggies, or the old ones fixed in a different manner.

            All of this explanation does not mean your spouse or random person on a forum board shouldn't tell you that you're not a kid anymore, (wo)man up and try some veggies!

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            • #21
              There aren't many non-starchy vegetables I like enough to consume regularly. Shame people don't think of starchy vegetables as real vegetables and then judge you for not liking cabbage.

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              • #22
                What's your favorite starchy vegetable Timthetaco ?
                Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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                • #23
                  Potatoes!

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                  • #24
                    I feel about this the way I felt when my kids told me they didn't like brushing their teeth - "Get used to it. You're going to be doing it twice a day for the rest of your life."

                    When my kids were little, they didn't like all veggies. They were served them anyway. No desserts unless they ate their lunch and dinner, which always included fruit and veggies. They complained at times, sure. Today? One of the first things my kids reach for when they come home is fruit and/or veggies. It's harder for them to afford now that they are on their own and I always have plenty.

                    I canot eat raw brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower). So I cook them. My youngest, who is 12, finally likes collards because my husband found a way to cook them (carmalized onions in butter, cider vinegar) that he likes.

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                    • #25
                      People, no need for psychology - roasted meats, chocolate and berries taste better.

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                      • #26
                        The American processed foods turns our appetites into babies. All that sweet, creamy, milky, mushy instant gratification.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #27
                          Cooked in delicious fat, I don't see how anyone could NOT eat their veggies.
                          A Post-Primal PrimalPat

                          Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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                          • #28
                            Try going "predator" for a while. No processed crap, just quality meat. Soon you'll CRAVE veg.

                            My fiance didn't like:
                            -mushrooms, fried them, he liked
                            -broccoli, when topped with a fatty, salty sauce, he liked
                            -chopped tomatoes, with egg, he sorta tolerates
                            -swede, with pepper, he tolerates

                            I didn't like:
                            -brussel sprouts, was told Xena ate them, I liked
                            -raw broccoli, with Paleo mayo, I like
                            -onion, caramelized, I liked

                            You get the idea. There's something for everyone. I'd choose a sweet potato with butter and salt over a chicken hind-quarter!
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                            • #29
                              Kochin, one probably shouldn't eat broccoli raw.

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                              • #30
                                It's actually fine for you raw, as long as you get it clean and chew it thouroughly. Cruciferous veg (broccoli, sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale...) are all healthy raw and some nutrients are more accessible raw, provided your stomach acid is strong enough. Of course, other nutrients are more accessible cooked, so it's worth eating sometimes raw, sometimes cooked.

                                I've eaten raw cauliflower and cabbage for a while, but wanted to try broccoli. Didn't mind the crown or leaves, but the stalk was vile. Then I realised: I usually eat cabbage or cauliflower stalk COATED in some form of home-made dressing. Tried that, it worked.
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                                I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
                                I'd apologize, but...

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