My Truths #94 (raw veggies)
I’m not a huge fan of raw veggies. There I said it. To make matters worse I find many raw veggies difficult to digest. If I eat raw cauliflower or green pepper it repeats on me for the rest of the day! Sure, I’ll eat the occasional crudité if it’s served with the right dip (NOTE: those dips, unless you know the source, can be laced with a lot of crap). I also enjoy a salad almost every day. Thankfully the delicate greens that make up the bulk of my salads don’t give me any trouble.
I was watching a youtube video recently on the nutrient density of food and kale was off the charts. It really is a “superfood” even when cooked but to get the most nutritional benefit you must eat it raw. I had some nice organic kale in my fridge and I still couldn’t bring myself to eat some raw. I can sense, just by looking at it, that it won’t agree with me. Instead, I tossed it with some good quality olive oil, a little fresh ground pepper and a dash of sea salt and slow roasted it in the oven until it was just crispy. OMG! Cooked veggies and fat…now there’s a combination that I can get behind. Some of my other favourite combinations include:
- Brussels sprouts roasted in bacon grease
- Green beans (blanched) then tossed in a skillet with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds
- The classic…mushrooms sautéed in butter
- Cabbage stir fried with coconut oil and caraway seeds. (I may have mentioned this one before but it bears repeating!)