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Friday, February 5, 2010

Branching Out

Since we're moving to the Middle East and all, I've been working on branching out and trying new foods, or trying foods that I'm really not a fan of.

So far, I'm doing pretty good!

On the "foods I've never eaten before," list, I've managed to eat collard greens (I know, from the South and have avoided them for 23 years so far, ended up loving them,) and some different arabic foods that are a little more obscure than hummus and falafal.

On the "foods I've eaten but just plain hate," list, I've made myself eat 3 cherry tomatoes on 2 different occassions and I didn't barf in my mouth.


I also ate mushrooms whole, which really weird me out.

There was something else, but it's not coming to me.

Any food that really grosses you out but you know you should probably be more adult and start retrying them?


Jessica said...

I hate shrimp! It's just a texture thing, but I just can't do it! You don't like cherry tomatoes? I couldn't live without them :-) Tomatoes are either love 'em or hate 'em. I absolutely LOVE them, and my husband hates them. So unfortunately I can't use them in cooking at all :-( I just have to live with putting them on salads when I feel like it :-)

The Taffs said...

I don't guess it's really a food, but I cannot STAND mint. I hate the smell; I hate the taste. I use "neutral" toothpaste!

Jorden and Kristin said...

I don't eat meat. 1. because i wasnt raised eating it and 2. because the texture just freaks me out..i picture that i'm tearing through tendons and stuff and it totally ruins it! :)

growing up, my mom made us try lots of variety. she would make these crazy meals then we had to eat some of EVERYTHING on our plate. we didn't have to finish everything, just try it. so thankfully i've grown up pretty adventursome with food!

keep trying new things! you'll find lots you love!!

Kyle Scharf said...

What!?! You don't like Cherry tomatoes? How are we twin cousins then? Mushrooms weird me out too. I dunno why.

Rebecca Louise. said...

Mine are mushrooms as well. It uis because they are a fungus and why would you want to eat fungus? But my Mum has been putting them in lots of meals lately (along with kidney beans which I am slowly learning to love!. Therefore, have to be part of my diet now.

Lauren said...

Tomatoes...definitely on my hate list. & they're probably going to stay there for a good long while.

Brian and Ashley said...

Sadly, fish. When I was little, my favorite movie was the Littler Mermaid. I convinced myself I would eat Flounder if I ate seafood. So I haven't... for almost 25 years. I will occasionally eat catfish, but that's it. All other water foods are out. I know I would like it, I just can't change my thoughts after so long, you know?

Elizabeth said...

I think it is great you are seeing what food are out there and trying them! I love trying new things, and am always up for it!!! Good luck with the food adventure!!

Callie Nicole said...

Lima beans. I hate lima beans. But i see no reason to make myself eat them, because who really loves lima beans?
You don't like cherry tomatoes? I love those!

Anne said...

Ohh, I LOVE falafal and hummus!!! Sooo good!!!
Kudos to you for trying new things! And mushrooms, they're super good too!

Katie F said...

I left you a little something over at my blog

M said...

Mushrooms are spoooooo gross!! :P