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gag me with a spoon

Face the facts:  it’s really hard to fix low-budget meals if Mom has to negotiate a slalom of food fetishes.

When I was a kid I hated watermelon.  But now I like it–and that’s a good thing, because the kids love it.  Shortly before I gave birth to Jackson, I enjoyed a “rising-crust” frozen pizza.  I didn’t enjoy that pizza a few hours later and it was several years before I could be in a room with it without fight or flight syndrome.  But now I can eat it–and that’s a good thing, because Pizza Friday’s are regular around here.   So, I’ve had food fears–you’ve had food fears.  What I want to know is how YOU got over it.

Send me your success story by posting on this site, or on my facebook.  The guidelines are simple.  Start your story with the sentence, “When I was _______  I couldn’t eat _________. But now I __________  ………….

Guideline #2:  Don’t get overly graphic.  Yes, I am talking to you, the one who got sick on Wildeberry Schnapps.

Guideline #3:  Don’t tell us how to fix our problem, just tell us how you fixed YOURS.

Happy Posting. (And eating.)


About onlifeandbeans

I like to make the adventure taste good by cooking tasty, wholesome food. Most of what I've learned in cooking, I've picked up from cookbooks and lots of practice. (Thank you, Fannie Farmer, for the right start. ) I so appreciate cookbooks that tell how and why to do something; that's why I do the same for my readers. I want to know what is in my food. I want my family to sit down and share a meal together. I want our food to taste good. Home-cooking takes time, but it gives back rich dividends in budget minding, good health and familial love. One meal at a time.

4 responses »

  1. When I was young, I hated onions! My parents would talk about how good they were when they were cooked. I never thought so. But now I love them (when cooked right). We had them tonight for dinner as a matter of fact. I like them when they are clear, limp, and a little caramelized. If there is any crunch, you can forget it, especially in casseroles. I hate biting down on a crunchy onion that I wasn’t expecting.

  2. When I was in my twenties I went to a cheese factory and I couldn’t eat cheese for many years after that. I am okay with it now.

  3. Jun is a little young for food fetishes. However, I find if I can get one bite of a new food in her mouth and Daddy gave the “thumbs up” sign for it, she will often give it a try and like it. Also, using chopsticks makes any food (like toast with messy toppings) cleaner – a must, and funner for her to eat.

  4. When I was little, I hated mushrooms. Then I learned that puffball mushrooms could be sauted in butter, and I loved fixing ‘wild’ food, so I learned to like them. Morell (sp) mushrooms were next… and they were fun to hunt. Now I like mushrooms.


    When I was little, I hated onions. But it seemed like so many foods had onions, that I made a concious choice to learn to like them. It has been a success, and it very much widened my food enjoyment experiences… though that has had its down side. 😉


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