Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I Don't Care for That

This evening, our planned menu of shepherd's pie faced possible disaster: we didn't have any zucchini. Terry's suggestion: use carrots instead. And I did--for his half. Sadly, I'm not such a big fan of cooked carrots, and my generous husband darted out to pick up zucchini anyway. (I am aware of how awesome he is.)

As he ran to the store, I got to thinking about foods I'm not too fond of, which led to a little brainstorming sesh, and that's why you are now going to read about my favorite and not-so-favorite foods.

(A word about the title: When I was young, my mom taught me that if I don't like something at a meal, I should say, "I don't care for that." It's supposed to be a more polite way of declining foods. Terry thinks it's cute.)

Favorites

Breakfast: French toast
Lunch: Grilled veggie sandwich (eggplant, zucchini, roasted bell peppers, grilled onions, maybe some aioli and/or feta)
Dinner: Burgers (obviously)
Dessert: Brownie sundae (love the hot/cold combo!)
Healthy Snack: Greek yogurt with applesauce and cinnamon
Appetizer: Mom's mushroom pizzas or baked brie

Fruit: Pear (at least lately)
Vegetable: Eggplant
Salty Snack: Buffalo Bleu Kettle Chips
Spice: Cinnamon or sea salt
Drink: Champagne

Splurge: Sweet potato fries
Most Likely Impulse Buy: Trader Joe's Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Most Frequent Craving: Pepperoni pizza


Not-So-Favorites

  • Cooked carrots
  • Most canned fruits and vegetables
  • Blood oranges (new discovery)
  • Tofu
  • Extra-spicy foods
  • Coffee
  • Juice and juice-based smoothies
Take It Or Leave It
  • Some seafood (has to be cooked just right)
  • Goat cheese
  • Cupcakes (my uncle still hasn't forgiven me for this one)
So, who's hungry now? We'll be enjoying our nightly dessert in a few minutes (latest favorite: homemade strawberry ice cream with a few chocolate chips and white chocolate chips), and we're getting up early again for tomorrow's leg workout. 

Speaking of which, today's 5 am sweat session was a quick 35 minutes on the treadmill, and we each hit three miles. We're both really getting into the new morning routine. The best part? We work out together almost every day! I really love this healthy habit, and it's so important to me that my husband is willing to get healthy with me. I want to live a healthy lifestyle, and I want to set a healthy example for our future children. We're doing all this work now so it's easier later.

Okay, tangent over. Hope you're having a great week!

Your Turn: What's your favorite vegetable? Favorite dinner? Favorite splurge? (Link up to recipes if you're so inclined!) And what foods do you hate?

27 comments:

  1. I hated cooked carrots too until someone cooked them really well for me. The trick is to not steam them to death. They're perfectly cooked when they're warm all the way through, but they have a snap to them when you pierce them with your fork!

    Any pizza with loads of spinach, tomatoes and goat cheese are my favorite. I'm also a HUGE fan of quesadillas, and I could eat red peppers all day for the rest of my life!

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  2. I love all veggies right now, especially roasted Brussels Sprouts and peppers.

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    1. Roasted Brussels sprouts are a new one for me, but they are SO good!

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  3. i think it's sweet that you say "i don't care for that" still - i love things like that that we grow up doing and still keep doing as we get older. i'm with you on the cooked carrots. i just don't like them much. cooked celery though, now that i love.

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    1. Cooked celery? Like, by itself? Or do you mean in soups?

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    1. How strange! I thought it was a universally loved food. :-)

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  5. I HAAAAATE THE BRUSSEL SPROUTS :-)
    no matter how many peeps tell me I should not.

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    1. Haha there are so many foods I think I'm supposed to love but don't really...like quinoa.

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  6. I am loving roasted beets (I get them pre-made from Trader Joe's) but I used to hate them. I have a friend who loves them and one day when I tried one from her salad I realized that it was delicious. I also used to hate tomatoes as a kid, and now I love them too! It's hard for me to think of a vegetable or fruit I don't like ...

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    1. Okay, I guess I should try those roasted beets. So far beets aren't my favorite...

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  7. I can't handle canned fruits or veggies either. I also am so-so about cake! Such a fun post :)

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    1. All cake? Or certain flavors? In the Great Pie vs. Cake debate, I'm a cake person!

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  8. I'm with you...cooked carrots are definitely not my fave. I refuse to eat them!

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    1. I totally avoid them if they're on my plate.

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  9. seafood is my absolute jam. i also am a huge fan of cooked carrots strangely.

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    1. Well we should eat together and you can have all the seafood and cooked carrots and I'll eat everything else. :-)

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  10. Ha this is a fun post. I actaully rather enjoy cooked carrots and I LOVE cupcakes those are probably my most common indulgence. My favorite veggie are probably cucumbers... or red peppers. Although tomatoes rock too.

    What do I hate? Hmmm... many things.. red velvet cupcakes freak me out because of the color. I actually wrote a post about foods I hate that others seem to love a while back if you wanna check it out: http://www.sensualappealblog.com/2012/04/15/what-foods-i-refuse-to-eat-that-others-love/

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    1. I agree about red velvet! Freaks me out.

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  11. I love most all vegetables, cauliflower, brussel sprouts,beets, mushrooms, you name it I'll eat eat it. Veggies over fruit, but love the perfect peach or melon. Love cheese and sour dough french bread. Country Way French Toast.!!! YUMMY. Don't like Sushi, sorry, but do like fish.hmmmm And cookies for desert,

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  12. I love most all vegetables, cauliflower, brussel sprouts,beets, mushrooms, you name it I'll eat eat it. Veggies over fruit, but love the perfect peach or melon. Love cheese and sour dough french bread. Country Way French Toast.!!! YUMMY. Don't like Sushi, sorry, but do like fish.hmmmm And cookies for desert,

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  13. Mayo based coleslaw is the only food in this world I can't stand. But I'm all over a vinegar based slaw.

    Oh, and seafood is my jam, too. Though seafood jam would be gross.

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  14. Love green beans - made all kinds of ways. My favorite dinner is parm-crusted haddock (from Rachel Ray). So delicious!

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    1. Oooh, that sounds delicious, even if it is seafood!

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  15. Fave veggie right now is shredded cabbage. Fave dinner is a tomato salad with tomatoes, green onion, garlic, avocado with fresh lime juice - yum! Splurge is nachos and least fave food is eggplant.

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