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 Post subject: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:32 am 
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Quinoa, o quinoa, how I wish I liked you. A higher protein grain with a well-rounded collection of amino acids? You sound amazing, but you taste like dusty farts.

Chia, too. I know you are a superfood, but you look like tapioca frogspawn and we will never be friends.

Daiya, o Daiya. I had you once I and I will never again let you grace my lips. Somehow, you have managed to taste not of cheese, or of "cheese flavour" but of "cheese flavour flavour". You taste so artificial. I just don't see the appeal.

Lupin sausages, I have only met you once, and that was enough. You were so featureless, so indistinct. You are the limp handshake of the mock-meats.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:17 am 
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Fennel. I've tried but it's just not for me...


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:17 am 
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haha i cant match the poetic style of the first post, but

-quinoa--i actually like it but my tummy hates it

-tomatoes. tomato sauce. ketchup. never have been able to stand any of them.

-vinegar, and anything with vinegar in it. ive never been able to eat salad with vinegar dressing. i cant even choke it down. it instills a gag reflex. white, apple cider, wine, balsamic, cant stand any of them. yuck. (umeboshi plum vinegar being the exception, that i dump on everything, but its salty rather than vinegary).

-similarly, any vinegar-containing condiments. mustard, relish, mayo

-PICKLES. i SO WANT to like them. i love the way they smell, i cannot bring myself to eat them. oh evil vinegar.

-hot peppers or anything super spicy :/

-BRUSSEL SPROUTS

-shittake mushrooms. they never seem to break down, even when cooked. they are always tough and i feel like i swallow them still all tree-like

-SEAWEED, especially kelp. i love dulse, but that kelp....uuurrrggghh. yucky, irony and slimy. and it is soo good for you :( also, our local dulse, which is abundant, is as tough as kelp, its not nice and soft like the stuff from main coast sea veg, which melts in your mouth :( the local stuff is like eating cartilage. thats what kelp is like too. trying to gnaw on cartilage. ick


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:47 am 
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Olives...We've tried and tried but it just isn't working out. Sure, I may finger you if I've had a few too many at a party, but oral just isn't going to happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:27 am 
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Mango! It's so stupid, I want to love it but it always tastes a bit weird and off. I'm going to keep trying it though. Oh and seaweed too.


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:07 am 
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Thyme - I like the flavour, but I hate the texture. I've started avoiding recipes with thyme.

Bananas - So healthy, and they seem like such a good idea, but I hate them every time I try to eat them.

OK, most fruit - Again, a texture thing. I like most fruit juices and smoothies without bits, but I generally can't deal with whole fruit.

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Mushrooms. They are everywhere. Everywhere! Like rachell, it's a texture thing for me.
Olives.
Mustard.

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Carob. Tastes like dust.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:26 am 
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Bell peppers. They are my culinary nemesis. Hot peppers are fine, it's only bell peppers. I think I may be allergic to them, but I can't stand to have one in my mouth long enough to find out.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:39 am 
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Tofu scramble. I have yet to meet a scramble to change my mind. I do like cubed sauteed tofu, but that's arguably not a scramble.

Oh, and Daiya. I don't want to like it, but restaurants keep insisting on putting it in stuff and ruining perfectly good food.


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:44 am 
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vijita wrote:
Tofu scramble. I have yet to meet a scramble to change my mind. I do like cubed sauteed tofu, but that's arguably not a scramble.


Do you like pumpkin? Have you tried zwingtip's pumpkin tofu scramble? (My adaptations are here: http://choirqueer.wordpress.com/2011/10 ... astronomz/) I do like tofu scramble generally, but this one is way different from any tofu scramble I've ever had and it's so amazing. Definitely worth a try if you're looking to try to like tofu scramble. ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:44 am 
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Quinoa. The only way I can stand it is in Isa's Quinoa Puttanesca where it's smothered in a tangy tomato sauce.

Nutmeg. Ever since I accidentally dumped a bunch into my spanakopita, I can't stand the taste or smell.

The weird mushroom varieties that are in Chinese food. They look like little pods of death and are so rubbery. ew.

Coriander seeds. I like coriander powdered, but the seeds are so citrusy and weird and I think ruin any dish they're in.

Same with fennel...it has to be ground pretty small for me to like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:49 am 
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rachell37 wrote:
Thyme - I like the flavour, but I hate the texture. I've started avoiding recipes with thyme.



I am with you on the texture. Have you tried ground thyme?

For me it's quinoa, mushrooms, and tofu. I don't like any variety of mushrooms. I like tofu if it's well disguised in a pie or something, but blocks of tofu, cubed and stir-fried? No thanks.

Also, CILANTRO! How I hate thee.


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:51 am 
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vijita wrote:
Tofu scramble. I have yet to meet a scramble to change my mind. I do like cubed sauteed tofu, but that's arguably not a scramble.


Do you like pumpkin? Have you tried zwingtip's pumpkin tofu scramble? (My adaptations are here: http://choirqueer.wordpress.com/2011/10 ... astronomz/) I do like tofu scramble generally, but this one is way different from any tofu scramble I've ever had and it's so amazing. Definitely worth a try if you're looking to try to like tofu scramble. ;-)

Thank you, but the idea of pumpkin tofu scramble makes me want to barf! I think there is something wrong with me.


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:52 am 
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Green bell peppers. They are unripe and taste like nail polish remover. We are not supposed to eat them. The only reason I want to like them is that they are in everything all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:57 am 
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Brussel sprouts. They are so healthy, but no preparation has made me like them. But I try every year, because taste buds change.

Bell peppers. I tolerate them, but they are in SO many recipes, I wish I liked them.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:57 am 
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vijita wrote:
Tofu scramble. I have yet to meet a scramble to change my mind. I do like cubed sauteed tofu, but that's arguably not a scramble.
Try this one; it's the best of both worlds!
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2009/12/peace-for-our-time-tofu-scramble.html

There aren't many foods I actively dislike, but here are a few for which I have been thus far unable to summon the love:
- Brussels sprouts
- Green olives (love the black ones, but the only way I can stomach a green one is if it's spent some time in the bottom of a martini glass)
- Pickled things except cucumbers, especially cabbage (sauerkraut is actually on the dislike list)
- Lima beans (unhappy childhood memories of frozen "mixed vegetables")
- Halvah. I love tahini, love hummus, love sesame seeds, but I kind of hate this stuff. Yuck.

In terms of products:
- Dr Cow cheeses. I was all ready to love them, but there is nothing about them that even suggests "cheese"; in fact, if they remind of anything it's halvah (see above).
- Gardein, except for the crispy tenders and the burgers. All the other products we've tried have a certain slimy je ne sais quoi.
- Trader Joe's "Beefless" Ground Beef. This isn't actually the product's fault; I liked it, but it didn't like me. The texture and flavor worked better for things like meatloaf and stuffed peppers than anything else I'd tried, but it gave me terrible tummy trouble (I gave it another chance to make sure it hadn't been something else), so I'm back to mashing up Nate's meatballs for chili, etc.
- As for Daiya, I don't like it by itself, but it works nicely as a component in a sauce, where it can be melted and combined with other ingredients; this allows you to cut the texture and balance what I find to be its underlying sweetness. I find the cheddar to be more versatile than the mozzarella (although I still prefer any variety of Cheezly to the other vegan cheeses I've tried thus far; I also like Teese mozzarella when I can get it).

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:02 am 
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Fennel. The recipes always look so interesting and delicious, but I just can't do it. Also, I only barely like dill. I keep adding it to things hoping it'll grow on me, but I always end up disappointed.


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
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I like just about everything, but mustard greens are just too bitter for me. Just that one green, as far as I know. I won't vomit if I have to eat it, but I'd rather not.


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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
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Cilantro. They put that shiitake in everything I like. Thai, Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, EVERYTHING. If I get the tiniest little piece of it in my food, suddenly I have the overwhelming taste of soap in my mouth. Not fun.

Pretty much all greens except for kale. Collards and mustards are too bitter, and spinach and chard leaves a weird feeling in my mouth.

Olives and artichokes. They taste like sweaty armpits to me, but everyone seems to love them. They come in all kinds of varieties and flavors the way cheese does, and that must be so much fun for people who like them. I wish I could get all excited over the olive bar at whole foods. Instead I just avoid it because the smell makes me a little gaggy.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:21 am 
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Cilantro. They put that shiitake in everything I like. Thai, Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, EVERYTHING. If I get the tiniest little piece of it in my food, suddenly I have the overwhelming taste of soap in my mouth. Not fun.
Believe it or not, I've heard that's a genetic thing. Some people taste soapiness when they eat coriander leaves, some don't. I don't (or anything remotely soapy) but my fella tastes the soapiness.

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 Post subject: Re: Foods You Want to Like but Don't
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-Asparagus. It always looks like it will taste good, but then. . . it doesn't.
-Turnips. Blech. Bitter and gross.
-Sprouts of most varieties, be they Brussels, bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, clover sprouts. . .
-Lentils in most recipes. I actually really like red lentils, but there are very few dishes in which I enjoy brown or green lentils. I don't think I'll ever be able to bring myself to try black lentils.
-Soups that are overly watery, which rules out most miso soups and tomato soups.

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Mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, thyme, celery, black licorice, aniseed, fennel and any really hot spicy food.

I like the taste of bananas and avocados but they don't like me.


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