A Rant About My Husband Hating Vegetables

I love my husband. I do. And he is amazing, the way he supports me and looks after me is incredible. Especially after having Baby Boy. He really didn’t get enough credit.

BUT there is one thing which drives me absolute bananas and that is his hatred of vegetables.

Some I understand, it takes a special type of person to love Brussel Sprouts (me being one of them)


My vegetable use is limited to:

Green Beans

I’m sure you can see why it’s so irritatingly RANTWORTHY.

The big thing is HE DOESN’T EAT ONIONS.


Have you tried to cook without onions? It’s IMPOSSIBLE. They are in every thing and so they should be, lovely, flavoursome root vegetable that they are. Chilli. Spag Bol. Lasagne. Stew. And you can’t forget onion gravy.

Well you can in this house.


Well maybe less sighing and more secretive cooking….

I love onions. So I still use them and blend them….

That will teach him!



  1. June 26, 2015 / 9:24 am

    I hate to say it but I was exactly the same as your husband! Hated onions, but as it’s my partner that always does the cooking, I’ve loosened up a bit and they can actually be delicious in the right dish! #effitfriday

    • Laura
      June 26, 2015 / 9:54 am

      See I wouldn’t mind if he loosens up a bit but it’s like cooking for a toddler hiding vegetables!

    • Laura
      June 26, 2015 / 12:30 pm

      I know!!! I blend them šŸ™‚

  2. June 26, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    I was THE pickiest eater ever! And now I eat most things, I am a bit ranty like you when I can’t use basic staples in stuff (I know a few who hate onions too, and mushrooms and coriander / cilantro, and it is tricky especially with sauces or stirfries when you NEED those things!).

    However, my husband would read this and say, Oh yeah?? Tell them about the pizza… and so here goes. He offered to make a pizza the other night and we both LOVE the same thing on the pizza (ham, peppers, chilli and onion). He decides to add sliced tomatoes (I’m not a fan of fresh tomato, only cooked) and I chucked a fit and made my own pizza. When his came out of the oven it actually looked quite nice and I felt like an idiot so it was a reminder to me to not be so fussy and actually give things a go šŸ™‚

    • Laura
      June 26, 2015 / 1:43 pm

      Haha!!!! I’m the same as you with the tomato not sure why. I have loads of stories like that with my husband. He told me for ages he didn’t like Mac and cheese. Guess what? He never tried it and when he did he was like wow this is amazing…..

  3. June 26, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    I’m afraid I can’t agree with you šŸ™ Some of us just do not like the taste (me included I actually wrote a post earlier this week on it), it is in the make up of our DNA. I really wish I liked veggies (actually I don’t mind onions in things) they look lovely but sadly they taste horrible (and bitter) to me.

    • Laura
      June 26, 2015 / 1:44 pm

      Ah see you have tried things and WANT to like them and probably wouldn’t eat if I blended them for you (or you would not to appear rude) whereas my husband does…maybe it should be a rant on me not being allowed to use onions!

  4. June 26, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    What??!! He doesn’t eat onions? So you can’t even hide them in food? God, it sounds like we are talking about how to get kids to eat food here ;). I am a bit of a bitch, so if my husband was fussy about veggies, I would just say, “Cook your own food mate”. #effitfriday

    • Laura
      June 26, 2015 / 1:46 pm

      He doesn’t eat onions. I can hide by blending and a couple of meals where they break down. Every time I try I get a plate handed back with a little pile of onions on. He even picks them out of jarred sauces!

    • June 26, 2015 / 3:02 pm

      What, so you don’t cook different meals for each family member according to their likes/dislikes? šŸ˜‰


      • Laura
        June 27, 2015 / 2:08 am

        Haha it feels that way as I am adding veggies to my dinner once I’ve dished up and the toddler is in the delightful phase of only eating bread, chips and chicken nuggets!

    • Laura
      June 27, 2015 / 2:07 am

      Boo. I won’t tell him that people are siding with him though!

  5. June 26, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    LOL I am your husband although I will eat onions and unfortunately my kids (especially my youngest) has picked this up too. He drives me mad as all he will eat is sausages and chips!

    • Laura
      June 27, 2015 / 2:12 am

      We are on chicken nuggets and chips.

  6. June 26, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    I know it’s not quite the same but my husband gets really frustrated with me as I don’t eat cheese. Like onions, it seems to be in EVERYTHING!!! I applaud your efforts to blend the onions in so your other half doesn’t notice. I’d be pretty mad if I found out I’d been eating secret cheese šŸ™‚

    • Laura
      June 27, 2015 / 2:06 am

      Ha, he knows I blend and whines. But half the time he can’t tell!

  7. June 26, 2015 / 7:28 pm

    Love the blending trick. It’s funny how many people say they don’t like something but happily eat it if they don’t know it’s there! Thanks for hosting #effitfriday

    • Laura
      June 27, 2015 / 2:06 am

      I have had to get even sneakier and make sure that the blender is washed so he doesn’t know!

  8. June 26, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    Gah!y husband is exactly the same. I have to blend onions too. And it’s so frustrating because I love vegetables. All.pf them
    I have to make us separate dinners or go without. Or he sits there picking them out and moaning like a toddler. I feel your pain.

    • Laura
      June 27, 2015 / 2:05 am

      I’m glad I am not the only one with the separate dinners! 2 pasta bakes, 2 lasagnes, adding all the yummy stuff once the boring one is ready

  9. June 26, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    I LOVE Brussels! My other half and kids don’t šŸ™ your blog made me laugh this is my life!

    • Laura
      June 27, 2015 / 2:11 am

      I’m glad I’m not alone!

  10. June 27, 2015 / 2:48 am

    Ah man … I could not imagine a world that didn’t include Brussels Sprouts oven roasted with some bacon! Maybe that would help do the trick??? I spent some time as a fitness trainer and nutrition coach and would sneak a handful of spinach into my post-workout fruit smoothies ā€“ you actually cannot taste the spinach at all. Promise.

    Good luck!!! #EffItFriday

    • Laura
      June 27, 2015 / 11:15 am

      Oh wow I want them!! He would eat the bacon!

  11. June 27, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Well, that would totally do my nut in! I am lucky in that my husband will eat ANYTHING. I have to declare an interest in any food that is brought into the house that I would like to have some of, otherwise he is likely to eat all of it whilst I am out. The only thing I have found that he doesn’t like is wet polenta, which is fairly avoidable. But onions!?!?!?!
    Thanks for hosting #effitfriday
    x Alice

  12. June 27, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    That would totally do my nut in! I am lucky in that respect – my husband will literally eat ANYTHING. The only thing I have found that he doesn’t like is wet polenta, which is fairly avoidable!
    Thanks for hosting #effitfriday
    x Alice

    • Laura
      June 28, 2015 / 12:36 pm

      Youre welcome.

      It is fairly irritating, it’s the onion that gets me. EVERY time!!!

  13. June 30, 2015 / 5:49 am

    ONIONS? I would go crazy not cooking with onions. I put onions or shallots in EVERYTHING I cook. It’s the base of every flavor! My husband hates mayo. Like LOATHES it! Won’t even kiss me if I have had so much as a sandwich with mayo on it. I have threatened him that I am going to take his ashes when he passes and put them in a large container of mayo….he thinks I am joking….guess he better hope I die before him. Thanks for hosting #effitfridays.

    • Laura
      June 30, 2015 / 11:22 am

      I know! I love onions. AND mayo!!! There is a fab sandwich here that’s roast beef and onion mayo. Top dollar!!

  14. July 31, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    My husband won’t eat ANY vegetables at all. It frustrates me because I don’t want to pass on bad eating habits. I hate peas, absolutely detest them but I’m considering adding a handful to my favourite dish (Shepherds Pie) in order to get myself used to eating them. Dreading it but I’ll do it for my girls.

  15. February 16, 2016 / 12:34 am

    My husband is a big baby about vegetables too. His list of acceptable veggies includes two items: potatoes and corn. Neither of which are exactly the healthiest choices, you know? He WILL choke down a green bean, when I guilt trip him about setting a good example for the kids. :/

    The one that drives me nuts, though, is green peppers. He doesn’t like the teeeeeexture! But they’re good in so many things!! So I just chop them up super fine and try to beat my last time in “how long before he notices and starts picking them out.”

  16. September 16, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Jesus that is fussy!! I’m not sure I could cope as I put onions in everything! #effitfriday

  17. September 16, 2016 / 8:36 am

    *whispers* unless its sweet potato or carrot, perhaps cabbage on occasion, then I don’t like veg either. Does this mean we can’t be friends? #effitfriday

    • Laura
      September 16, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Haha as long as I don’t have to cook for you we can be friends! X

  18. September 17, 2016 / 7:58 am

    I understand you about the Brussel sprouts. I’m the only one at home to eat this. I guess, most men would prefer meat (which I totally don’t get). šŸ˜€ xx #effitfriday

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