Food for thought question: Are there foods that you used to despise that you now love?
Currently, I can not get enough squash in my life. I love it. I’ve been making my favorite butternut squash soup, roasting chunks of delicata squash with olive oil, salt & pepper, making a few versions of chili with diced acorn squash, and baking pie pumpkins, pureeing them and sticking them into the freezer for special occasions.
It’s amusing to me that I like squash so much. I used to hate squash. Just the smell of it would make me gag. I remember my mom baking up squash each fall and her and my dad would just eat that for dinner. They would be in food heaven and I would be eating cereal….thinking I was the smart one. My how the times have changed.
On my “foods I used to hate, but now love” list are:
- fresh tomatoes – I could handle them cooked in things but that was about it
- nuts – I didn’t like nuts baked into anything or on their own. I now have 5 different kinds hanging out in my freezer.
- anything spicier than ketchup – I’ve come a LONG way on this one.
Oh, I hated squash as a kid, too. I also hated tomatoes. I was a pretty picky eater as a kid. I didn’t like things with sauces or anything with too much flavor. I didn’t even like macaroni and cheese or peanut butter when I was a kid. And I don’t remember liking cheese all that much. CHEESE, of all things?! I’m so glad my palate has matured. Other things I refused to touch but now like:
- cole slaw
- potato salad
- pumpkin pie
- and more recently…curry!
So, what about you? Do you have foods you used to avoid and now run to? Any thoughts on why that happens?
One year ago: random rant: rustica