You've done it again, haven't you? You've got plans to go out and get burgers tonight, and then tomorrow you've got three buddies ready to pile into a car for a day-long barbecue road trip. You'll probably end the night with late-night tacos before you wake up and pummel yourself with a bacon-heavy brunch.
It doesn't have to be this way.
There was a reason your mother yelled at you when you left broccoli on your plate, and Joe Yonan, the food and travel editor at the Washington Post, has turned her words into a battle cry. He's coming to Central Market for a stop on his book tour to tell you firmly, but politely, to Eat Your Vegetables.
Yonan's visit is part of the Central Market's series of cooking classes, and he plans to demonstrate his love of veg with recipes for poblano tapenade, kimchi deviled eggs, kabocha squash, tofu curry and more. And the book has an added twist in that it's geared for single cooks who often find themselves cooking for one, with manageable portions that will keep you from eating leftovers for five days straight.
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Perhaps the last time you failed to incorporate more vegetables into your diet you put too much faith in that freezer-burnt veggie burger you thought you could make delicious. (You can't.) Simple greens with sesame miso vinaigrette, on the other hand? You might not even miss that rib-eye.
And if you do, those greens would make a killer side.
Fees for the class are $65 and come with the copy of the book. Click here to sign up.
Eat Your Vegetables with Joe Yonan, Monday, October 21, 6:30 p.m., Lovers Lane Central Market