Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Seven More Things

Today is smoke-free day 261. One day by one more day, the days just keep stringing together. Cool.

We all know that I love to eat and that since quitting smoking, I've developed quite the love affair with cooking new things, and it's so much fun for someone like me because I like a very wide range of foods. In fact, there are very few things that I still don't like to eat (though some of those I keep trying, just in case, for fear of missing out if my taste buds have changed).

In honor of this week's Heads or Tails hosted by Skittles - 7 things from any category...

The (Almost) Seven Foods I Don't Like
  1. Squid entrails (yes, previously mentioned, and if you remind me some other day, I'll tell you the long story of just where I was and why and with whom when I found out that this supposed delicacy is not for me).
  2. Fried eggs. To this day, this is a sore subject for me, and I'm sure it's more psychological than anything at this point, so I try sometimes. If not, I do like my eggs scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled, in an omelet and even raw for dipping sukiyaki.
  3. Liver. Mainly because I've given it too much thought. I did, however, used to bring liver sausage on rye with a gherkin pickle sandwiches for lunch on occasion. No, I wasn't popular. That didn't help.
  4. Fish. I'm working on this. The right kind of fish made the right way (like Spiced Tilapia with Mango Black Bean Salsa) is OK, but I still can't think much about it while eating it.
  5. Milk. It's fine in coffee (because that's what lattes are made of, and lattes are directly from heaven) or in recipes in general, or even with just enough chocolate, but not in a glass to drink itself. Ew.
  6. Unagi / Eel. My Japanese hometown, Hamamatsu, is known for unagi, and you can smell the delicious sauce from the restaurants sometimes, but crunching those little bones makes me gag. Now, Unagi Pie, technically made from crushed up eel bones or something, is fabulous and tastes nothing like eel, at all. In fact, I thought they were being cute. Here's a website with pictures of both kinds and some of the other foods from my other home sweet home.
  7. Honestly, I can't think of one here. Sure, it's odd that I really don't love chicken (considering how much I cook it because there are so many good recipes that call for it and because Tom likes it), and it's true that spaghetti noodles with a tomato sauce is my least favorite combo (spaghetti noodles with a white and/or creamy sauce and something like penne noodles with a red sauce seem a better match to my mind), most things are not so bad that I can't enjoy eating them at all. I'm sure there is something else, but I'm at a loss. And I've gained 20+ pounds since quitting smoking, so clearly I'm liking lots of yummies.


  1. I LOVE fish and seafood, but I'm completely in agreement about the milk!

  2. Squid entrails?? That's on a menu somewhere?

    I'm the one person in the world who likes liver. :)

  3. LOL, I hate most of the same things you do! I hate milk to drink in a glass, YUCK! I also hate hate fried eggs. All the nastiness that oozes out everywhere. I'm dry-heaving even thinking about it! I also hate fish! HATE IT! Loved this post!

  4. OMG...I had to stop at #1....ewwwww!!!!

    My list of 7 childhood memories is shared [with one photo of a toy that's nearly 50 years old...come by and say 'hi' if you can find time. I'd love to have you visit with me]

  5. Oh man, that's quite a list. Dipping something, anything is raw egg, seems wrong..LOL

    I have seven random photos from yesterday!!

  6. No milk. Hubby drinks milk like a poster child for the dairy association. Blergh. Love milk with things, in things, etc. But I will not drink a glass of milk. Yucky.

    I'm also very sure that I will not be eating any variety of eel. Ever.

  7. I'm usually willing to try any food at least once, but you've certainly enlightened me on some that I think I'll pass on. I'd be hard-pressed to make a list of food I don't like (hence my size), but liver is definitely there! Happy Tuesday. :)

  8. I'm queasy when confronted with one or more of your not-so faves, too!

  9. Liver oh how I love Liver.....when we go out to a new place that is the first thing I look and see if they have since I am the only one in my household who will eat it.

    Weight gain....I am with ya I have gained 20+ also.

    I'm with you on the fish I dont do fish hhehe

    hope your having a great day!

  10. Interesting list
    I agree on squid and liver -eeewww

    My list is up
    My Little Drummer boys

  11. I can't eat eggs for breakfast, and I can't and don't eat fried eggs at all. I like scrambled eggs (with cheddar cheese and onion and olives -- at least I eat them with whole wheat multigrain bread...).

    I am finding more and more stuff that I don't feel good after eating -- courtesy of my having Crohn's disease, and just generally inheriting my parents' digestive tracts from hell. Thank you Mom and Dad. One of the things I cannot eat is stuff in a wine sauce. Especially cold eel, cold jellied eel, in a wine sauce. Just thinking about that meal makes me feel kind of sick. I tried it to be polite. Bad idea.

    Eel is not food. It's just not.

  12. Same here on the eggs!! Basically, I can't really stomach eggs, but I'll can deal if they're scrambled - they give me a sick stomach, but fried eggs, EW!

  13. I'm with you Maggie, I love food! I have always liked chicken but never made it that often and then when my husband started on chemotherapy and just couldn't tolerate beef products I started using chicken all the time and now we seldom eat beef (and we're meat people), it's chicken everything.
    I can eat most anything and will definitely try anything once.
    I'm one of few that lost weight when I quit smoking and that was most likely due to not wanting certain foods (they were triggers for my smoking).

  14. Heh -- the only one I disagree with is Fried Eggs. I don't really like them, but I don't hate them. Everything else on your list -- including Fish & Milk are things I also can't stand. In fact, my list is about ... 10 times longer, probably.

  15. I'd starve to death without fish, milk and eggs! LOL Isn't it strange how people's tastes are so different! My HoT is here. Thank you.


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