I normally don't make resolutions. Mostly because I know I am not going to keep them. I have virtually no will power.
This year I am going to make a resolution and blog about it along the way. I resolve to eat one new vegetable or fruit every week.
I have always hated vegetables - even as a child. My mom made me take a bite of a cucumber once and I cried. She even snapped a photo. Fruit is a bit easier but I stick with the basics: oranges, apples, grapes, berries and bananas.
SO, when I went shopping this week, I picked up an eggplant. I have never tried one before. I had no idea of what to look for in a 'good' eggplant so I got the prettiest one there. It reminded me of a Veggie Tale character.
I googled eggplant and found out that it is actually a fruit; it is in the berry family. It made me excited to try it. I love berries!
I was surprised at the fact that eggplant isn't hollow. For some reason, I had thought it was. It has an odd spongy feel to it.
I decided to try it raw and grilled with oil & salt. Well, raw eggplant tastes like cucumber. And we now all know how I feel about that. Yuck!
And so I grilled it up with salt and olive oil. I was trying to give it a good solid chance.
It looks good, right? I tried it and have come to the conclusion...
EGGPLANT IS DISGUSTING!
Next week I will be trying radishes.