Sean O’Connell: Try MY Vegetables

Roasted vegetable tarts with fresh rosemary

In Sean O’Connell’s Washington Post review of the newly released movie Forks Over Knives, he concludes that the movie is informative on its premise that a plant-based diet will help you live a longer, healthier life, but he states that it is lacking in creativity. Fair enough. I’m seeing the movie tonight, and I’ll see if I agree with him.

But, Mr. O’Connell completely lost me in the final sentence of the review:

“Forks,” in comparison [to summer blockbusters], is a plate of vegetables. It’s high on nutritional value but absent any pleasure.

Mr. O’Connell: what exactly are you eating? I have spent the last six and a half years eating nothing but delicious vegetables, grains, nuts, and fruits, and I have never enjoyed food more. Beyond the fact that I’m ridiculously healthy now, largely due to my diet, I look forward to each meal because they all taste unbelievably delicious. Nothing compares to a plate of well-seasoned, fresh vegetables and herbs. (Okay, maybe chocolate is better. But it’s a close call. Okay, maybe it’s not so close. Chocolate is in a category of its own…)

Tom and I have hosted a number of “Veggilicious” dinners, where we’ve invited carnivores to try some plant-based meals, and without fail our guests ask for seconds and thirds. I extend the invitation to you, Mr. O’Connell. Come try my vegetables and then tell me if your analogy still makes sense.


UPDATE: My thoughts on the film posted here.

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  1. Sean O'Connell says:

    I appreciate the invite, Tracy, and may take you up on it. In the meantime, care to share a recipe I can try at home? The roasted vegetable tarts with fresh rosemary in the photograph look appetizing.

  2. Tracy Krulik says:

    Absolutely. I do have a couple recipes that I love already posted for you to check out, but I will definitely put up the roasted vegetable tarts as well. 🙂

  3. Tracy Krulik says:

    The recipe is posted under the (big surprise) “Recipe” section. Let me know how you like it.

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