I don’t usually take requests for what I write on this blog. The content is EXTREMELY personal here and sometimes (I hope) helpful to others, but I don’t let other people dictate what I write. But today when I woke up I realized that I want to. I want to write about what you want to hear. So I’m thinking about dedicating one day a week to writing about something YOU have asked me to write about. It can be anything. Just contact me and if you want it to be anonymous, just write that as the name and firstname.lastname@example.org as your email.
So, the first request I got was from Mish on twitter:
Five Foods you used to love, now love, and still can’t stand
Well. Cool! As I’m a high and might food blogger now with my fancy healthy food blog… Ok, just kidding. I’m still a picky and pretty boring eater. But I’ll try to answer.
FIVE FOODS I USED TO LOVE
This list could probably be the longest list ever. There are a ton of foods that I used to love and eat all the time that I forced myself to stop eating and eventually lost the taste for. But here are five that used to make my heart happy.
Fish sticks. I used to love fish sticks. Now I couldn’t really imagine buying and eating them.
Pork rinds. Yeah. My mom used to buy these for herself and I would end up eating some of them. Now I can’t stand the idea.
Doritos. I used to inhale Doritos… probably why I never tasted them and never realized I don’t actually love the processed flavor.
Oatmeal. Currently oatmeal and I are on a break, so it’s going in the food I used to love category. I know it’s good for you and all, but I’m okay with not eating it for a long time. Perhaps I just burnt out on it… but I’m done with oatmeal for the foreseeable future.
Pizza. Okay this one is a bit of a cheat… I will never stop loving pizza in all it’s forms. It is the world’s most perfect food.
FIVE FOODS I LOVE NOW
Scallops. I only tried scallops for the first time a few months ago. They were delicious and I’ve been hooked ever since. For some reason I refused to eat them for the longest time because I didn’t know what they were or what they would taste like.
Salad. I never ate salads when I was younger. I started forcing myself to eat salads in college when I first started losing weight and now I’ve learned that there are some salads I absolutely adore.
Onions. I love the smell, the flavor, the sight… pretty much everything about onions. I formerly refused to eat them as they looked “bad” in my mind. Now I know how delicious they are!
Peppers. I loved peppers sooo very much. Sweet or spicy, I think they are all delicious and go well with everything. Speaking of peppers…
Spicy food. This is my favorite kind of food, but when I was younger I used to hate spicy food. I didn’t start eating anything spicy or using hot sauce (<3) until college. My life was so bland for so long!
FIVE FOODS I STILL CAN’T STAND
Spaghetti. I don’t eat spaghetti. I don’t like it. I actually hate it more than anything. The mere thought of it makes me gag and eating it will make me sick. I eat other pasta but I can’t stand spaghetti.
Mushrooms. I had never eaten a mushroom up until I made this pasta the other day. They were not my favorite things ever. Bah.
Ham. I will eat pork and I will eat bacon but I don’t like ham. Especially thick disgusting slices of it.
Tomatoes. Okay, so I like everything possible made with tomatoes – I just can’t seem to make myself love tomatoes. I try and I try but they still manage to repulse me. The only time I can make myself eat them is when they are super thinly sliced and barely noticeable on a sandwich. I’m working on moving them at least to the “like” category.
Chocolate cereal. I love all things chocolate except cereal. I hate cereal that turns my milk brown and tastes like fake chocolate. Gross.
UPDATE: I know this technically makes six hated foods, but I HATE PICKLES. So much. Biting into a pickle on a sandwich ruins it.
This should totally be a meme so if you want to do it on your blog then go ahead! Otherwise leave me a comment and tell me one food you can’t stand (I’m always curious about what people won’t eat).