We can all agree that vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals and that it is important to prepare nutritious meals for our families. The ultimate question is, how do we do this in the tastiest and most aesthetically pleasing way that will convince our children to partake of these wonderful dishes?
Many of us spend an incredible amount of energy trying to cajole our children into tasting vegetable dishes. That’s why this week I’d like to offer a number of recipes that will make this process just a little bit easier. I love to hide vegetables in creative ways by pureeing them, chopping them into tiny pieces, or baking them inside savory pastry dough.
Vegetable dishes have taken on new acclaim in Israeli cuisine and you can now purchase all sorts of rare vegetables at farmers’ markets. Vegetarianism and veganism are also much more popular in Israel than in previous decades, and many grocery stores now cater to this niche market. Times have changed so much in fact that at many tables, vegetable dishes are the main course.
Vegetable dishes can be the most delicious parts of a meal when prepared with lots of herbs and spices, and even more so when combined with grains or legumes. There are so many different textures and flavors that make the dishes look and taste delectable.
A couple of the recipes below require a bit of time and effort, but the gorgeous results will have made it worthwhile and all your family members will finally enjoy eating their vegetables. In addition, I’ve included a couple of no-fail, oldies-but-goodies that are pretty quick to put together.