Vegetables in Suburbia: My Story of Teenage Rebellion — A Vegetable State of Mind

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I grew up vegetarian, mostly because my mother didn't eat meat. There's nothing inherently wrong with a vegetarian diet for a kid, but there was one little problem with our approach to a meatless lifestyle: we didn't eat vegetables either.

Sure, there was the occasional tomato slice in a cheese sandwich, and the carrots my mom says she sneakily grated into the Ragu as it warmed. There were the strange dehydrated potato slices in the Betty Crocker au gratin box that...

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