Wednesday, July 2, 2014

some food confessions

I like when my Confessions posts have themes and my husband suggested my food confessions. So here goes.

- I hate shellfish which most people find shocking. It's a texture thing more than a taste thing but I don't like the taste much, either.

- Other "normal" things I typically don't like: cauliflower, broccoli, eggs, and tea. I have liked all of them in some way, though.

The best cauliflower I've ever had at Coltivare in Houston.

- This might get me kicked out of blogland but I don't get Chipotle. Perhaps it's because Mission Burrito is its local cousin with more flair but I just don't get the Chipotle-specific love. The food mostly has no taste and you have to pay extra for sour cream. Not cool!

- I grew up eating these things called tuna patties that I choose to believe my grandma invented (though I'm sure she didn't) - canned tuna formed into a patty, dipped in egg, and then coated with a flour-breadcrumb mixture with a pinch of powdered sugar. This was my favorite dinner growing up; now the thought of it makes me ill and I haven't eaten canned tuna in years. No real reason, I just decided I didn't like it.

- I loathe the word "foodie" and just prefer to say that food is my hobby.

- I want so badly to like beer and red wine but I prefer my alcohol to be sweet like candy - give me all the cider and Riesling and the occasional Moscato (though I'm starting to think that is too sweet!).

- I can't tell you the last time I ate at McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, or Subway...

-... but I visit Chick-fil-a and Sonic regularly (so I'm not always a food snob).

- Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese foods were completely outside of my comfort zone until a few years ago and now they're all in my regular rotation. I can't believe I went so long without some of my new favorites.

Andrew recreated Som Tam (Thai papaya salad) at home the other night and it was so good we took a few bites before I took a pic!

- When friends won't try new things and go so far as to say there's nothing for them on a menu, I get irrationally annoyed,

- I used to love Starbucks like everyone else but then I started to explore more local coffee shops with housemade syrups and well... I'm kind of off the Starbucks wagon unless there's a groupon or I get a gift card. I would rather spend .50 more at a local shop for a better quality drink. Plus, when was the last time the 'bucks provided pretty latte art?

Sorry Starbucks. Maybe I'll come back when you have pretty coffee in real mugs?

- Someone asked me what my last meal would be and I've been thinking about it off and on for months and I can't narrow it down. Too hard!

So tell me, what are some of your food confessions?

Linking up with Kathy like always.

40 comments:

  1. I think we've all got our weird things about food. I can't eat canned tuna either. lol

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  2. for the longest time, i always confused chili's and chipotle. apparently, they're not the same. they just opened a chipotle at my work and my husband told me it's just like any other fast food restaurant.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. I was so sad when I didn't get to stop at Sonic when I was in North Carolina. I am a fairly picky eater so I may be that annoying person if we went to dinner together. :( I don't eat fish though, so we are good on that end. Starbucks coffee is crap, there I said it!

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  4. Everyone at work always makes fun of me because of how particular I am with food. I already don't eat meat, but I truly cannot stand so many kinds of foods, and I am very picky about what I eat depending on my mood that day. Like, I could craze mexican food for 3 days straight, and then on that 4th day think about mexican food and feel like I want to puke! haha I cannot do eggs, ever though, yuck! Probably about twice a year I try to eat some scrambled eggs but the taste and texture just get to me and thinking about it now I feel queasy! lol I am going to be such a joy in a few years when I'm pregnant and craving/not craving!

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  5. I hate all seafood. And growing up & now living near the coast, people think you are from another planet.

    It's okay that you don't like Chipotle ... I'll just eat enough for the both of us. ;) I am hooked on their super spicy salsa, which is really all you can taste because it is so hot.

    The tuna patties are huge in the South. We usually call them fish patties or salmon patties, because they are also made with canned salmon. I have never been a fan of the fish patty.

    I am not on the Starbucks band wagon either. I drink my coffee black and SB's black coffee will kill you.

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  6. I dont want ANY meat that comes in a can. NO-GO.

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  7. I love broccoli! I know I'm typically the odd (wo)man out on that one. I used to not understand the appeal of Chipotle, but now I start to crave it. I enjoy the cilantro rice and the mild and corn salsa! I'd love to check out more local coffee shops, but I tend to go to Starbucks because it's closer and I earn stars.

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  8. I've never actually eaten at a Chipotle! While I do occasionally crave McDonald's french fries (usually my drunk food of choice--and by drunk, I totally mean one too many glasses of wine at a wedding), I'm always down for a chickfila sandwich! When I was a freshmen, the school I went to really only had chickfila as a suitable meal. I ate it so often that year I didn't touch the stuff for over 4 years. Now I can't get enough!

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  9. I use to love Starbucks until they opened a local coffee shop by me. I much prefer the local place even if it's a little more. Starbucks coffee isn't as good as it use to be.

    Happy Wednesday!!

    Best, Mree

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  10. My Dad used to make me a "daddy special" which was an english muffin with canned tuna and cheese whiz. I would go crazy over them! Now? Major gross.

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  11. That cauliflower looks SO good!! Yes, yes yes to cider - I think I might stock up on that for the weekend. I am not a fan of beer, either.

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  12. I cant tell you the last time I had fast food either. I would rather do fast casual if I am going that route! I mean...what exactly are they feeding us in their ?meat" anyways? No thanks!

    I am not a fan of shell fish either. At all. Nope.

    I also hate cauliflower. I can not get myself to eat it in any form. I just do not like it.

    I like tomato based stuff...sauces, ketchup, salsa, etc. I do not however just like tomato by itself...or the chunks of tomatoes in the spaghetti sauce. Weird, right?!

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  13. Ive never had chipotle either but if its like taco del mar Ill pass that was bland and they didnt give me enough sour cream!

    OMG I went 27 years without trying sushi bc ew gross but now its my absolute favorite!

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  14. Oh yeah my mom used to make those tuna patties too and I ate them with ketchup ew!

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  15. I have eaten one dish in my life that had beets in it that I've liked. One.

    I will go for a local coffee if it's equidistant to a chain coffee, but I won't go far out of my way for one. However distance being the same I will choose local even over my beloved DD. I drank local coffee all weekend in Salem, and Massachusetts is the birthplace of DD.

    I cannot drink sweet drinks at all.

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  16. Those food pics look amazing! I'm dying over here

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  17. I don't like the term 'foodie' either, I think it sounds dumb. Kind of like when people say they get 'the feels'. Drives me nuts.

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  18. I like Chipotle but I don't think it's any different than Moes or Qdoba, the other two we have around here. But if I have a choice I'll choice Chipotle because they follow more sustainable practices with their business. And now I want a burrito. haha

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  19. love this idea- I might just have to copy! I have sooo many strange eating habits but totally agree with the tea thing and last time eating at subway/mcDs/BK.

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  20. That cauliflower looks amazing as does the Som Tam!! You don't eat eggs? I don't really like to go by foodie either, I think it has a snobby connotation. Cheers for the local coffee shop!! Great post.

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  21. i like to be a coffee snob when i get the chance in portland becuase there are so many great places, but the only thing right next to my office is starbucks so i tend to go there out of convenience. also the word 'foodie' is so pretentious! ugh

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  22. I never used to eat beetroot because I thught it sounded gross so I stayed away from it until last year when I tried it and now I eat it on the sly because I don't want everyone to say " I told you so" lol

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  23. I'm with you on Chipotle... I don't really get the obsession either. I'm sure watching the South Park episode about "Chipoltaway" didn't help!

    It also took me WAY too long to embrace Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese foods... Mexican too, actually! I always ate pretty bland foods growing up and now I'm so thankful that I was brave enough to expand my palate :)

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  24. I don't like any shellfish. At all. I like all of the other "normal" foods you mentioned, though, at least I like them well enough. They're not my favorites. I've been 'boycotting' pretty much all fast food for years. I actually do like Arby's, so that's where I eat on long road trips, but besides that I'd generally rather not eat than eat at a fast food chain, most of their food doesn't taste good to me at all. The fries and burgers--tasteless and yucky!

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  25. I totally don't get the blogger Chipotle craze either. I think it's mostly because all these peeps aren't Texans. I actually really love Bullritos and they have so many more flavors and options! I usually only get a salad bowl, though. I mean it's okay at Chipotle, but not OMG amazing. However I am the opposite with wine/beer. I really don't like sweet wine. I like cider, but I prefer a crisp, dry wine.

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  26. I have never eaten at Chipotle, but I'm not a big mexican girl (is it mexican? I'm assuming). I love thai + indian, yum. also my mum made tuna patties (sound similar to yours) and i love them. i've tried to recreate them and i suck all the sucks.

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  27. Finally! Another blogger who shares my feelings!! I don't like chipotle either!!

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  28. I eat Subway and Chipotle regularly although next time I am in Texas I definitely need to try Mission Burrito- definitely!

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  29. My mom used to make salmon patties. I love me the shit out of those bitches. I think if I go home in the near future, I'll request them.
    I don't like beer or wine, but give me a rum and coke or a fruity bitch drink and I'm all over it.
    And friends who get the SAME THING every.single.time we go to a restaurant because they refuse to try anything new is my irrational anger when eating out. /fliptable

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  30. OHhhhh...I am with you on the wine, but I did find an awesome sweet red it's awesome - It's from a winery in Plantersville, TX Bernhardt. Get their Valentine wine, you won't regret it!! As for the coffee. I am with you. I recently found this local Brazillian coffee shop - its actually cheaper and way better than Starbucks, with free refills I might add.

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  31. I also don't like tea, I don't like it sweet or not sweet, not hot, and not cold. My whole family LOVES tea except for me.

    I've never had Chipolte but I'm not really a Mexican food fan. I do love soft tacos from authentic Mexican restaurants though but I'm guessing their's not much authentic when it comes to Chipolte.

    I wish I liked alcohol in general, I know people think it's weird that I don't drink but I've just never really cared for the taste of any alcoholic drink I've tried.

    I go to McDonald's all the time but only for fries for Little K. She's a french fry freak.

    We have dinner at Chic Fil A at least once a week, ooppps.

    I tried Indian food for the first time in my early twenties and it's soooo good. I had my first Vietnamese lunch with my sister in Wilmington and it was fabulous!

    I have a hard time with new menus, I don't mind trying new things but having to pick it stresses me out. If Tyson orders the meal I will try everything though.

    Not only do I hate tea and alcohol but I also don't like coffee. After reading that sentence I feel like a weirdo. Everyone likes at least one of those things.

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  32. Starbucks actually does have real mugs, you just have to say you're drinking it there and ask for one :) I'm a 'i'll take coffee black and free' kind of girl, so free office coffee is fine by me!
    I do love Chipotle though. Buuut I like Taco Bell better, so what do I know?
    The smell of any and all seafood makes me gag, so I've never actually eaten any. Who knows, I could be allergic to shellfish! I shall never find out though.

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  33. I had McDonald's this weekend for the first time in forever... gahhh... their fountain Coke CANNOT be beat!

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  34. I like Starbuck because it's only a mile from my house. Anytime else I'm not by home, I'll go somewhere else.

    And no seafood? That's like one of the Top 3 things I like about Houston. Thank goodness you've come around and started eating Asian foods.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvillelife.com

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  35. The top 3 did make me gasp a little. Especially the whole no shellfish with you being in Houston & all. I still have to make the trek to Mission Burrito. I really wish I had explored more local places than I did when I was in Tomball. They have a Farmer's Market every Saturday so maybe I'll have to go back occasionally. There's a snow cone place I wanna try by my new place & I tried a little restaurant with J otherwise there really isn't much by my new place.

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  36. I don't like shellfish either! Or cauliflower. Yuck! I absolutely prefer cider to beer as well.

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  37. There are so many things that everyone loves that I don 't. And it's all the good stuff like ice cream, popcorn, and stuff like that so I should be like 50lbs lol!

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  38. Oh man...I could not tell you what my last meal would be. That is way too many choices! I used to hate any and all fish, but now I like it all. I don't cook it at home much, but I do order it out. It's funny how tastes change, you know? And I will tolerate cauliflower, but it's not a fave. I love this theme!

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  39. i've been trying to find a local coffee shop to go to but all we have here is DD and Starbucks!!

    Canned Tuna makes me want to gag. The smell alone has kept me away from trying it.

    and i don't get the obsession with chipotle either, or taking 800 instagram pics when you eat it!

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