Day 6 – Foods I don’t like

I am a crazy food person, ask anyone who knows me. I simply love food and a wide range of foods at that. There is nothing better than eating good delicious food and I am lucky to be able to afford food most of the time. Eating is the only work that feeds you after all 😛

There are some things I don’t like however when it comes to food. Most of these things are the type where nothing really happens to me if I do eat them, but if given the chance I’d rather not touch them. There are some exceptions though with food that actually make me nauseous or otherwise sick.

I don’t like olives. I’ve been fine with them if they are in very tiny pieces baked into some bread or something like that, but in general, I’d rather not eat them.

I really don’t like boiled cabbage and carrots. Now, I am fine with both if they are chopped into small pieces into soups and stews if they are not dominating the taste too much, but a whole boiled carrot or a big chunk of boiled cabbage will absolutely make me gag. My mom and grandmother used to make this stew where they just boiled a chunk of meat with whole carrots, potatoes, cabbage and rutabaga and it was always a nightmare. I usually mashed the carrot along with potatoes, so I could eat it, but the cabbage was always just awful. Also, recently I have noticed that if carrots are a big part of the dish I am making, for instance a soup, I get kind of nauseous. For instance, I made this vegetable pureed soup last week that had a lot of carrots in it and I couldn’t really eat it at all due to the overwhelming boiled carrot taste/smell. I must admit that I ended up throwing the entire soup away, because I couldn’t eat it and my boyfriend wasn’t at home to eat it instead.

I am not a big fan of cheese. Sure, I love cheese on a pizza or on a grilled cheese sandwich, but I wouldn’t willingly snack on it most of the time. I don’t like sliced cheese on my sandwiches, I don’t like different cheese snacks. I have in recent years, however, become more accustomed to eating cheese and have actually started to like some cheeses like mozzarella and few selected other ones, but most of the time I still opt for cheese free options.

I don’t like pineapple. It makes my mouth hurt and I absolutely hate it on pizza and in chicken salads. I have no idea why anyone would want to ruin their chicken dish with pineapple, it’s just gross.

Recently I don’t like bell peppers anymore and that’s mostly because I always get an upset stomach when I eat them. This is quite a recent development and apparently only happens with store bought bell peppers. I was fine eating homegrown bell peppers last summer. However, the bad experiences have kind of put me off from bell peppers to the point I could say that I don’t really like them anymore.

Marinated mushrooms. Just eww. I am quite picky with mushrooms in general actually. I really love some kind of mushrooms (chanterelles, enoki, champignons etc), whilst really disliking most of the very mushroomy tasting local forest mushrooms that grow in Estonia.

Marzipan. I really really don’t like marzipan. It’s like this terribly sweet glob of a thing *shudder*

Raisins and most other dried fruits and berries that have a chewy and half gooey texture. A sure way to ruin any pastry or cake for me is to put raisins in it.

Sweet meat dishes. I prefer my meats savoury thank you very much. There have been very rare exceptions to this rule. For instance, that delicious duck leg in cherry sauce I had at Rataskaevu 16 that was simply delicious. Then again the duck meat itself wasn’t sweet, it was just served with a sweet sauce. I think. But most of the time I really don’t like sweet meat. Like this American style BBQ pork pizza we had a few weeks back was just disgusting to me, because it felt as if the cook had accidentally dropped a whole pack of sugar to the cooking meat, and things like sugar glazed pork or honey marinades make me want to shudder by simply thinking about them. Meat is not a dessert, people! D:

I think these are the main food “NO!’s” for me.

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