26 July 2010

If my 18-year-old self were here now...

If my 18-year-old self were here now, she would be disgusted at some of the things I eat!

I've never been a hugely picky eater, but there are a few staple foods I rejected my whole life: bell peppers, carrots, peas, melon, & mustard.

But for some reason, somehow, this has all changed. It all started with honey mustard in my senior year of high school. (Have you ever dipped pretzels in it?! Oh my goodness, it's heaven.) Slowly I realized that I could handle regular mustard as well, and even Dijon in the right situation. In fact, I looove mustard and slather it on my sandwiches, fries, etc!

Raw red peppers, especially with cream cheese, are a staple in my diet. And carrots go in most roast meals, stir fries, and salads. Peas go in everything above plus pastas.

And just this past week, my housemate Michael bought a canteloupe, which would previously not have been welcome in my tummy, and... guess what: I loved it! I bought two on Saturday and have already eaten one.

I find it so strange that all of the foods I used to despise, and some of which would actually make me gag if chewed, are now some of my favorite items. Isn't it bizarre how our tastes can change as we get older.

In fact, the only thing I would refuse to eat is rollmop:

I just can't wrap my mind around pickled fish...

I wonder if I can convince my sister that she can like mushrooms & onions?



  1. Isn't it so funny how tastes change? I remember what a picky eater I used to be and now all the things I love and can't stop munching on (turnip greens, parsnips, green olives).

  2. I totally am the same way -- I never liked avocados, bananas, yogurt or oatmeal when I was younger, but now I love them! That rollmop looks crazy! I like dried fish but have never tried pickled fish...

  3. I had never even heard of rollmops until a few weeks ago. The thought revolts me.

  4. i have totally been feeling the same way lately! there are so many things like....avocado for instance that i never would have touched....but now i can't get enough! so funny!


  5. i love dipping everything in mustard too! it's true your tastes change every couple of years...i never had a sweet tooth until now... but of late i seem to crave cakes and chocolates...let's hope this is a passing phase as well...haha...happy weekend dearie!

    xo, Persis.

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  9. I've never heard of rollmop. It looks disgusting. I don't think I'll ever like peas.


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