Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Vegetable matters

Earlier this year, after nearly an entire lifetime (well, nigh-on forty years at least) of eating of what can only be described as the bare minimum of vegetables required for survival, I decided I'd actually try finding a way to increase my intake of the dreaded plant matter.

It wasn't that I didn't eat vegetables at all; I've always eaten tomatoes1 and salads and so forth, and a couple of years ago added a red lentil curry (with broccoli, carrot and cauliflower) to my regular menu; I also included things like carrots and mushrooms2 to my (meat) bolognaise sauce, and when I made stir-fry I'd throw in a few frozen beans and/or carrots.