I am trying to incorporate seasonal foods into our diet more. This is difficult when hubby firmly believes that he doesn’t like a slew of foods. I try to take him seriously, but so often it turns out that he does like foods that he has sworn up and down that he doesn’t.
This week’s example is winter squash. Up until late last week, he would have told you that he hates the stuff, but since it is one of the key staples of a winter diet, I decided to test him. I made an excellent onion and squash savory tart, and I made squash potato soup. Both of which he has loved! I have decided that I am no longer going to believe that he doesn’t like something until I have prepared it in a really good dish. Sure, there’s nothing to love about soggy squash overcooked with a bit of sugar and served lukewarm. But a galette with caramelized onions and squash puree is an entirely different matter. (Just so you know, I substituted pureed tofu for the cream to make it a bit healthier, and it turned out delicious)
I have also discovered that the Food Network’s website is an excellent source for people that are trying to eat seasonally. It is often hard to find recipes for ingredients that few people eat anymore, but type it into their search engine, and you will find at least a few wonderful and interesting new recipes. I highly suggest you get some interesting ingredient that you’ve never used before and try it out.