Thursday, September 27, 2007

Health Nuts Look Elsewhere...

If you are looking for healthy recipes, don't read this blog. You won't find them here. People say I am a picky eater. But that really isn't true. I like all different kinds of food and will try almost anything. But I don't like vegetables. It's not really the taste I don't like, it's more about texture. Example: I like the taste onions give things, but I won't eat them unless they are grated or chopped really small in whatever dish they are in. I don't like the crunch or the feel of them on my tongue. Weird I know. I love salsa! But only the pureed kind you get at mexican restaurants. Have you ever noticed how you can't really find that kind in the store? I will be posting my awesome recipe for homemade salsa soon. But I digress. Do you see a trend here? I'm just not that into veggies. I do however ingest a few "vegetables" in their natural form: potatoes, corn, broccoli and cauliflower. Most people would say these are starches (except for the broccoli) but I call them vegetables because they are all I have. They are the only side dishes that stem from a garden that ever make it onto my plate.

All of that to say that most people consider what I cook to be unhealthy because dinners at my house consist mainly of meat and potatoes. Oh, you'll get a side of corn here and there and my husband might want some green beans every once in a while, but more often than not you will have what my sister refers to as "a meal without color." Hey, I like the colors red and green as much as the next person, just not as part of my meal.

This is just a warning to those of you who might be expecting something other than food cooked by a "picky eater." Don't say I didn't warn you. :)

"Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on." ~George Bernard Shaw


ErinC said...

This is very true. I have to say that when you were younger you were a "picky eater." However, in your old age (haha) you have really started to branch out and try different things. I'm very proud of you for adding a little color to your diet!

Oh, and I have a great chicken pot pie recipe that you have to try. I subsituted corn for the peas!

Love ya sis!

Nicole said...

Ha ha! I just read this entry of yours. You are a GREAT eater compared to my husband! He won't eat 1/2 what you do. And if you like to cook... you may find you start liking more and more.

I am going to look for your salsa recipe now... I love salsa!!!