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I figured out why I feel everything has to be gourmet and a big part of why I feel like I'm failing.
See- most of my life, the vegetation we ate were green beans, broccoli and potatoes. my parents tried with other things, but smotherd them in cheese to cover the overcooked nasty sulfuric tastes that they made. But, when that's what THEY grew up on they had no clue that there were other flavors out there- and here lies the rub.
Since I previously had NO clue that vegetables could be as flavorful as they are, I don't know what combinations go well together, and I don't want to spend hours creating 1 recipe for dinner that will taste like a caca concoction. Now when it comes to cooking, I'm amazing. I've had compliments for my turkey and soldiers overseas actually write me and request my cookies, this whole raw food thing baffles me though. .
I know how food reacts to heat and the reaction that happens, and how to manipulate it to get what you want, so this fresh thing throws me off.
Don't get me wrong, I am introducing myself and my children to vegetables and new flavors (like I NEVER knew that red bell peppers were sweet- my parents only used green and that was only in eggs and cheese on "special" mornings) but there are SO MANY I have no clue what they taste like and I'm a little afraid of buying foods that will go to waste