As someone who is relatively shy, I never judge based on first impressions. Upon first encountering someone, I spend more time listening than speaking, more time observing than acting. Of course, over time, I open up.
Consequently, I am always happy to provide anyone and anything with a second (or third, fourth…) chance.
I’ve tried radishes a few times. They were always raw, and the flavor just didn’t sit well with me. But I decided to buy some nonetheless, experiment with my oven, and give them another opportunity to impress me. Tonight I sliced them up and roasted them for 30 minutes, hoping for success.
Along with the radishes, I roasted asparagus, then layered the vegetables on top of mustard greens, quinoa, and Trader Joe’s sweet and tangy almonds (these are like crack. Not kidding). Topped with a simple balsamic vinaigrette (olive oil, basamic vinegar, salt, pepper, ground mustard):
This was my first experience with mustard greens, which I randomly added to my grocery cart this week. They were… pungent. Of course, I’ll give them another shot, but I may need to mask the flavor a bit. I think these are the first type of greens I haven’t instantly loved!
The radishes, on the other hand? Completely delicious. Second chances are always worthwhile.
Have you given any foods a second chance?