When I was a kid, I did not like vegetables. I know many of you will say that it is normal. By default, children do not like vegetables.
But my mum told me that if you introduced vegetables to children at a very young age, they will come to accept vegetables as part of their diet. Both my younger brothers did not have any issues with vegetables when they were young.
I grew up with my grandparents and my grandpa was an advocate of proteins. Protein, protein, protein and I was fed on lots of meat. I don't remember being encouraged to eat vegetables.
When my mum eventually observed my eating pattern, she was horrified. I remember spending the school holidays with my parents in Johor Bahru (my dad was posted there at the time) and mum made me eat veges.
It was not pleasant at first but in time to come, I learnt to accept and eventually love vegetables. From then onward, a meal is incomplete without vegetables.
I cooked this colorful medley of mixed fried vegetables for my weekday lunch. No recipe required 😉