I don’t like to eat my veggies. A large part of this is that I am just not creative with them. Another part is that until recently my husband refused to eat half the vegetables in the market, thus denying me a chance to cook with them. And to be honest, I always preferred them raw. I figured I get the most benefit out of them nutrition wise when they are their most natural.

One problem is that many vegetable recipes call for unhealthy add ins. My favorite broccoli cheese casserole is full of white rice and unhealthy cheez whiz. Green bean casserole is loaded down with fried onions and mushroom soup. Corn casseroles tend to have the carbs of the corn, some kind of cream soup and bread crumbs.

Recently, though, I have been taking tentative steps toward more creative cooking involving these herbaceous plants. This Indian-Spiced Eggplant and Caulifower Stew has proven to be a big hit in my family. A local deli makes a vegetable lasagna that is healthy and delicious. My husband has been cooking up collard greens with beans, sausage and spices. We’ve been eating more salad. But I would really like to expand.

What recipes do you have for vegetables that you absolutely love?

– Maggie AAR

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I've been an avid reader since 2nd grade and discovered romance when my cousin lent me Lord of La Pampa by Kay Thorpe in 7th grade. I currently read approximately 150 books a year, comprised of a mix of Young Adult, romance, mystery, women's fiction, and science fiction/fantasy.