Saturday, November 10, 2007

VeganMoFo: I will not eat.

As I was carefully removing all of the peas from my chinese fried rice tonight I thought I'd post the top 4 foods that you will prolly never see me use.

1. Peas. I will remove them from anything I eat before I eat one bite of it. Except in a veggie samosa at an indian restaurant. I will remove peas as I see them but it's hard to remove all of them from a samosa so I end up eating some. When my mom would make macaroni salad she alway's put peas in it. There would be a mountain of peas on the side of my plate when I was finished eating dinner which my dad would end up eating.

2. Celery. I believe I hate celery more than I hate peas. mom put celery in her potato salad...I had to pick it all out. I can tolerate some celery in a soup or something like that where it isn't a strong flavor. It isn't even an ingredient I put in soups that I create. For some reason though I've tried to like celery. I've smothered it in peanut butter, that didn't work. I've peeled away the stringy bits because that's suppose to make it taste better someone told me...they lied. I might use it from time to time in a vegetable stock..but that's it.

3. Seaweed (not counting agar agar). Seaweed=vomit in my mind. The taste is so evil. This is another food that I hate that I've tried to like. I hate it so much I'm not even going to talk about my hate.

4. Black Olives. Now I love kalamata olives and some green olives but the black olives you find on nachos and the like leave such a nasty after taste in my mouth that I cannot get rid of. I hate them so much that it took me forever to even try different types of olives..thank goodness I did..I love my kalamata's.

I just looked up black olives and found out this info....."Canned black olives may contain chemicals that turn them black artificially." Know wonder they leave such a bad after taste.


Mary Worrell said...

Did you know green olives are soaked in formaldehyde for a while to remove a weird bitterness that raw olives have? I think I learned that from Alton Brown.

I used to love black olives as a kid, now I can't stomach them.

But peas...mmmm.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I DESPISE olives - so I'm glad to hear that I'm not missing out on anything good about them, haha. Peas, celery, and seaweed are okay, but I don't go out of my way to eat them - oh but I do like sugar-snap peas though :0)

Anonymous said...

I would happily eat all of your no-nos. Aww, I'm so sad for you. You're missing out!

aTxVegn said...

I'm with you on the celery. I would put beets on my list.

Unknown said...

I'm sure this will gross you out, but one of my favorite meals--especially for breakfast--is a giant bowl of green peas with flax oil, salt and nutritional yeast. the best.


JENNA said...

okra mary...formaldehyde?? so bad!

veggiegirl..i can deal with sugarsnap peas..i just dont buy them.

viv..i know i'm missing out. it is sad. that's why i've tried to force myself to like them. it just doesn't work.

atx..i LOVE beets!

kittee..yum..flax oil, salt and nutritional yeast..not's an interesting breakfast though even though i find it completely gross! :)

bazu said...

Ok, I disagree with you about everything here, but the olives. Black olives in a can are a travesty that should be wiped off the map of reality forever and ever. I had a friend in college who would pop open a can and eat all those olives in a sitting! It mystified me. I wish I could order pizza with olives without finding it covered in those vile black suckers! Regular olives, black or green, though are lovely.

Vegan_Noodle said...

I second you on the black olives and celery. I despise both. I"m not sure I"ve eaten much seaweed to have an opinion (do nori sheets count?). But peas? Oh how I love peas....

vko said...

you are too funny- I happen to love peas and I don't mind celery, nor do I mind black olives- but I always considered them bland, who knew it took all those chemicals to give it that bland taste!

TB said...

i love love LOVE peas and like celery quite a bit too. you could not pay me to eat beets, however, which i think are so gross they should be outlawed. no accounting for taste, right? ;)

Anonymous said...

Peas, celery, seaweed, and black olives be damned. That is the most beautiful picture of peas I've ever seen. So even if you hate them, you sure do make them look gorgeous.

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