Is there a fruit or vegetable that you dislike?
What is it about that particular fruit or vegetable that you dislike?
Do you only like some things cooked or raw?
As a child I had a hatred of a number of foods, these included peas – I hated the texture; broad beans – the smell put me off; Brussels Sprouts – I would sit for hours doing battle with my parents finally agreeing to eat two before I could leave the table!
Nowadays there are few things that I do not like. One of these is the humble Pear.
Guess what? Pears are in season just now and having not checked what was in my organic box this week, I got not one but four lots of pears. Enough for a family of 6 or a small office. The problem is that our family is just me and Mr G and i’m not lugging pears into my office in town.
The other thing that I get from my childhood is the belief that food should not be wasted. Many of the meals that I ate as a child were made from leftovers. The Sunday roast would provide a meal for the family as a roast, then maybe a casserole and maybe a soup or cold cuts. Vegetables were turned into pies, or bubble and squeak. So I was not prepared to waste them. Mr G only likes pears when they are rock hard and these were ripe when delivered. Hmmm. What to do?
I came up with two recipes that worked for me. I like pears in salads, so I made a salad –Pear & Pecan Salad Recipe I also love crumbles and anything ginger so I made a Pear and Ginger Crumble – Pear and Ginger Crumble Recipe
I have to say that based on that experience, I am not dreading more pears but actually quite looking forward to making another crumble or salad!
So, despite my strong dislike of pears, I managed to make two Plantalicious dishes both of which I liked and judging by the empty dishes, so did Mr G.
What vegetables and fruits do you dislike? Leave me a message on here or on the community pages of the things that you dislike and why and if you want me to see if I can conjure up a recipe that you would like so you can rediscover your nemesis, just as I did.