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How to make veg taste nicer?

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Destinysdaughter Thu 21-Jan-16 23:26:32

I'm a 'super taster' which means that things like broccoli, cauliflower, celeriac taste bitter to me. Any tips for making them taste a bit nicer?
( with as much fat as possible!)

Thanks all.

hefzi Thu 21-Jan-16 23:36:43

cheese sauce? BIWI posted on the questions thread that you can make it with 300ml of double cream and a handful of Cheddar: that's a pretty good fat and taste hit smile

Also - not sure if mustard is allowed, but if so, add some of that to the cheese sauce to add depth of flavour. Failing that, salt, pepper and a bit of mace also add to the flavour.

ChesterDrawers Fri 22-Jan-16 11:04:37

Have you tried them roasted?

I love broccoli and cauli done in the oven with loads of olive oil, salt and pepper and Parmesan cheese - takes about 20 mins at 200c and comes out all crispy and lovely.

Celeriac mashed with loads of cream and butter might mask the bitterness a little.

antimatter Fri 22-Jan-16 21:14:29

cauliflower made into curry tastes less strong

also - try adding some milk (maybe 20% milk to 80% of water) and boil it, milk takes bitterness away , just boli it like that without any salt

Destinysdaughter Fri 22-Jan-16 23:40:33

Thanks for all the ideas, never tried them roasted, will try it. Have got a stone and a half to lose and am gearing myself up for the right mindset to do low carb again, so really appreciating all the input thanks!

evelynj Sat 23-Jan-16 00:00:23

Try butterbuds- love it over light boiled veg & corn on cob. Also Savoy cabbage steamed/boiled & fried with fry light in a hot pan

alicewhatsthematter Sat 23-Jan-16 08:57:06

Have you tried roasting kale in the oven? It's fab!

Olive oil on the tray, chuck enough kale on to cover tray, sprinkle with spices you like (we've had chilli flakes with caraway seeds, last night we had caraway, fennel and mustard seeds.) Mix in with your hands on the tray to make sure all of the leaves are coated in oil, into oven at around 175c for 10-15 mins.

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