I discovered Vegetarian magazine online about a year ago and it was love at first sight. I can be like that about magazines and cookbooks. Of course , this came along with a new found love for vegetables in the past four or five years.
Meals used to be a main with two sides, one being potatoes or pasta, the others meat or fish and a frozen veggie (usually overcooked and unappealing). So what happened?
I don't know. It has to do with blogging and seeing so many yummy looking recipes and wanted to recreate the look. Note, I did not say the taste. I was not so interested in the taste. I figured, I would force those veggies down. After a few recipes, I decided I liked some of those "green things" and made more and delved into new tastes.
I belonged to a group that was cooking through a book, Power Foods and we kept bumping into vegetables, either I didn't like or I had never had. Each time, I made the new dishes, I liked them. Now, I don't hesitate to make all kinds of vegetable combinations and try new tastes, across the board.
I used to think that zucchini was this tasteless blob so I didn't run to use it. Now, I see how zucchini can be made into a full flavored accompaniment with the right spices and other components. This dish turned out to be a winner. I grilled the veggies in a grill pan, I purchased, to grill in the house and I think they turned out pretty nicely.
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