I don’t think I ever had problems eating vegetables even when I was a kid. But, my brother was probably the one who started off not liking certain types of vegetables but ended up liking them a lot! I kind of think it’s an acquired taste, just like certain kind of food that people tend not to like, but takes a while to get used to the taste and end up liking it.
But if I had to choose between vegetables and seafood, I am pretty sure I choose the latter. Even so that I love seafood much more than vegetables, I always have to make sure I eat balanced diet. Too much of seafood, especially selfish is not good for health as it’s high in cholesterol.
Every now and then, I tend to have meat-free meals – just like the meat free burger that I made not long ago. Sometimes, I just feel like I need to eat a bit more vegetables than usual to give my body a “break” or detox. The fact that it’s summer now, there are many choices of vegetables and I just can’t miss all the fresh produce that I could get!
I love zucchini (also known as courgette). I have to admit that I had never cooked or tasted zucchini before I lived in this part of the world. It was quite an experience for me to learn some new ingredients when I first moved here. Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash. It is normally green in colour (looks pretty similar to cucumber). However, there are varieties that come in yellow and golden colour too. I would normally stir-fry, stew or steam it.
This time around, I made it into a soup, which I think now has becomes one of my favourite soups for summer! It’s light and fresh. To add a different dimension to the normal soup texture, I decided to put a large handful of thinly sliced raw zucchini before serving. Give it a good mix before eating. It’s a great summer soup when it’s slightly chill in the evening!