Sunday, February 26, 2012

Action 089 - Taste It First.

I don't consider myself a picky eater, but there are definitely some things that I don't like: tomatoes, asparagus, mushrooms and olives. There used to be a much longer list, but I am working from a new perspective.

Action 089 - Taste It First. Used to be, I wouldn't eat pickles, bell peppers, mustard, broccoli... the list goes on and on. Either I tried those things as a child and didn't like them, or I just knew from the look and smell that they would be horrible.

These days, I find that my taste buds have changed and some of the awful things aren't awful at all. So I'm keeping that in mind when I find myself offered something that I usually don't eat. Maybe it's a restaurant offering an eggplant dish or a friend cooking an unusual fish. Whatever the opportunity, I am finally wise enough to at least taste the item and give it a chance.

Who knows what my new favorite food might be?

(Photos courtesy of and the SparkPeople Cookbook.)


  1. What kind of heathen are you???? You don't like tomatoes?? Asparagus??? Mushrooms??? (I'll give you a pass on olives!)

  2. I make a damn good shrimp 'n' grits! That photo makes me want more... If it makes you feel better, I go through tomato phases. Some days I like 'em, some days I don't. ;-)