Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Veggie Month: The Month After

I made it.

Sure, I might not have blogged on February 27, but rest assured that, along with Veronika, I ate fried green tomatoes here, and loved them.

This month-long experiment had a bigger effect on me than I'd anticipated in late January.

I thought I'd improve my knife skills, patronize new sections of Vons' produce section, and have some tasty meals.

I already eat a lot of vegetables. But I eat the same ones. My worst offense is Costco's 5lb bag of broccoli, cauliflower, and two types of carrots. This is my staple. And while it's tasty, and cheap, it's only three vegetables. There are so many more out there.

After the first week of February, I was in a rhythm. I looked forward to cooking up heaps of leafy greens, or experimenting with a new stir fry sauce, or Googling a vegetable to see just what I had bought.

I think this will change the way I cook and eat. And I'm all the better for it.

4 comments:

Mom said...

You're not the only one who's changed; I've been looking around for some different vegetables as well as some new recipes for my old tried-and-true ones. Thanks for sharing!

David said...

Are you going to try any other theme months?

Michelle Panik said...

I've done a few other theme series in the past, my favorites being:

The local libraries:
http://www.straycarrierpigeon.com/2009/08/thirty-six-libraries-thirty-six-days.html

and
The Great Pantry Reduction of 2008:
http://www.straycarrierpigeon.com/search?q=great+pantry+reduction

Might you have any theme ideas for me, Dave? :)

David said...

All my ideas would be sadistic, like 30 days of Marcel Proust.