Question of the Week

TGIF!!

Ahhh and what a great one it is. :D

So any fun weekend plans? I plan to sleep, veg on the couch and maybe get some reading done. I am now re-reading The Hunger Games books and just started Catching Fire. Still love them to death. I wish there were a million other series out there as good as those that I haven’t read yet. Know of any? I attempted to read the Game of Thrones ones but couldn’t get past page 50 of the second one. I have read the best of the Diana Gabaldon ones already. I tried The Winter King series (about King Arthur) and was very hopeful because it’s a huge series, but got bored a couple hundred pages in. I have read the Maze Runner ones, and the Uglies/Pretties books. Any others you know of?

What food did you used to hate but now like?

Bell peppers! Well to a certain extent. I used to detest even a mere hint of the flavor or smell of them because they permeate everything they touch. Now I actually really like green ones on pizza, and am starting slowly to like green & red in some dishes.

Have a great day!

-Kelly

 

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  • March 30, 2012

    Ohhh um well there are so many! I used to HATE milk soup, it’s this thing that all children here are subjected to. It’s basically warm milk with noodles or rice. It used to be absolutely disgusting to me. Now, no. I love it :D
    Also I used to hate buckwheat but it’s really delicious when done the right way :)
    I’ve always loved all sorts of veggies. The only change in that is that I hated boiled carrots but now I don’t, I could eat carrots done any which way all day :D
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  • March 30, 2012

    When I was a kid I hated asparagus and avocados! Now they are two of my favorite vegetables. I still hate mashed potatoes, though. :P
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  • March 30, 2012
    aaminahs mom

    I really used to hate Cantaloupe. when I was pregnant with my son, all that changed~I needed a patch of those things, even carried aroung a bag of chunked cantaloupe!

  • March 30, 2012
    GenaCA

    WHen I was a kid, my mom made this “squash casserole” with shredded carrots, cubed yellow squash and crispy sauteed croutons on top and bottom, all held together inside with cream of some knda veg (or chicken, canned of course) soup and sour cream. Sounds VILE, doesn’t it? I used to pick of the crispy croutons, but that was as far as I’d go. FastFoward 15 years: That stuff is AMAZING! I can make it in a 1.5 ltr dish and gobble down the whole thing! THe trick, of course, is making sure the veggies are still firm and crunchy; mom and dad like ‘em mushy…I don’t like ANYTHING mushy. Also sweet potatoes and yams, sans marshmallows and/or brown sugar, thank you!

  • March 30, 2012
    GenaCA

    I forgot peas! RIght now, I’m making my own family totally sick of frozen peas. I’d never eaten them until a couple years ago, but have you tasted a previously frozen, cooked pea? YUM…so sweet, so tender, so bouncy in my mouth…It seems like they freeze those things before they even load them on the truck…

  • March 30, 2012

    Oh there’re a lot of those! I used to hate broccoli, endives, coriander, and so on, but now I’m such a fan I can’t remember why I disliked them!
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  • March 30, 2012

    Spinach and cooked vegetables (I still prefer most raw though). I used to be a really picky eater, but being out of my parents’ house and having to cook my own meals made me adapt to eating different foods.
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  • March 30, 2012
    Tina

    I use to hate artichokes and now love them. Enjoy your first weekend that you don’t have to dread Sunday night

  • March 30, 2012
    Rachel

    I, too, used to hate bell peppers now I like every one except green peppers. Yellow, orange, red; yum. Cucumbers as well. I love them with a bagel, veggie cream cheese, cucumber and tomato slices.

  • March 30, 2012
    Candace

    I’m the same as Rachel! Love red, orange, and yellow bell peppers but used to detest them all. Also artichokes, onions (but I prefer them cooked), asparagus, broccoli, mango, cous cous, coconut… the list goes on! Great question :)

  • March 30, 2012

    I used to hate bittermelon with a passion. That bitter taste is just too much! But I’ve since realized that cooked the right way, it’s actually not so bad and I’ve found myself enjoying it. Best of all, it’s supposed to be really good for you!

    As for book recommendations, have you read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card? It also has a dystopian feel with children protagonists but more sci-fi. (Bonus that the movie is in the making with Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley in the cast, among others. Set to come out next year!) The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov is a classic for good reasons but it’s also more sci-fi leaning than dystopian fantasy. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! :)
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    • March 30, 2012

      Yes, Ender’s Game! It’s one of my all time favourite novels and I still re-read it every couple of years. :) So I’m definitely gonna second this recommendation. :)
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    • March 30, 2012

      Thanks, I will check that out!

  • March 30, 2012

    I am going whale watching tomorrow, so that should be fun!

    I recommend Brent Week’s Nightangel trilogy – it’s more fantasy than Hunger Games, and it’s about a kid who trains to be an assassin. The characters are really interesting. It’s not a perfect series but I enjoyed it. More on the “kids having to fight” theme: Ender’s Game is amazing. It’s one of my favorite books.

    I used to hate fresh tomatoes (but liked tomato sauce, soup). Now I eat tomatoes all the time. It’s so weird! I still can eat it by itself but in a salad or sandwich I can!
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  • March 30, 2012

    Oatmeal! Well, I thought I hated it because I had never tried it. Just tried it last week and I’ve been eating it like crazy! And please read the book Divergent by Veronica Roth … it’s very similar to The Hunger Games and so good!! Let me know if you end up reading it!
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    • March 30, 2012

      I read Divergent, so good! The second one is coming out really soon also…

  • March 30, 2012

    Lately I can actually eat broccoli if its cooked certain ways
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  • March 30, 2012
    kelly

    The Matched series by Ally Condi is pretty good. I just got a book called Pure by Julianna Baggott that seems to be in the same genre as the hunger games.

    • March 31, 2012

      I really loved that book as well! Is the sequel out?
      I loved the Hunger Games, and re-told the story to my mum, we both couldnt stop crying throughout

      • April 1, 2012

        No I think in May or June, if I remember correctly.

  • March 30, 2012

    There are a series of teenage books and one is called called Noughts and Crosses, there’s maybe like 3 or 4 of them, all called similar things. I’ve not read them but I want to, it’s about like racial segregation in the past but it’s reversed so white people were taken as slaves and black people were ‘dominant’ – sounds quite interesting!
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  • March 30, 2012

    I used to hate broccoli, but now I cook it all the time!
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  • March 30, 2012

    Have you tried reading the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King? Or Harry Potter? Both are very well done.

    I was the same as you: Peppers were awful. ALL PEPPERS! Banish the evil peppers!! Now I can eat them raw in dips and salads, I cook them, I roast them. I even like the hot peppers. Im working up the courage to try a Ghost Pepper.
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    • March 30, 2012

      Yep I own every single Stephen King book he’s ever written. Same with Harry Potter :)

  • March 30, 2012
    Leisel

    Have you read the Belgariad series by David Eddings? I really enjoyed that one, and know quite a few others that did as well.

    • March 30, 2012

      I haven’t, thanks for the tip!

      • March 31, 2012
        Nicki

        Hee hee – I was going to recommend the Belgariad as well. An oldy, but a goody.
        Plus, if you get into David Eddings’ stff, the Elenium Trilogy followed by the Tamuli Trilogy are IMHO his best work. The Hidden City (Book 3 of The Tamuli) is so amazing!

  • March 30, 2012
    Laura

    Raw tomatoes made sandwiches difficult to eat, so I stopped eating them entirely. Now I can appreciate a good homegrown tomato, or even storebought cherry or grape tomatoes. I still don’t care for big tomatoes from the grocery store.

    I also had a very bad experience with overcooked Brussels sprouts when I was younger, but now I love them when they’re properly cooked, like sauteed or roasted until crisp on the edges but not mushy inside. They’re also great in a hash with potatoes, onions and bacon!

  • March 30, 2012

    I’ve actually never been overy picky about food. I’ve always loved all sorts of fruits and vegetables, but recently my love for steamed broccoli knows no bounds.

    I’ve also started loving millet, which I hated as kid and my granny always used to make me eat it. And also porridge (oatmeal and barley especially). As a kid, it was always sandwiches for breakfast or nothing at all. Now, I’m totally a breakfast porridge kinda girl. ;)

    And tea with milk! Yum. I used to like fruity teas with lemon, and now I’m all about rooibos or honeybush with milk and honey. Yum! :D
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  • March 30, 2012
    sarah

    if you didnt when they were all the rage a few years back, read the His Dark Materials series. The Golden Compass, etc.

    • March 30, 2012

      Thanks, I didn’t read those!

  • March 30, 2012

    I used to absolutely hate mushrooms but now I love them. Only cooked though! My watermelon aversion will never go away though, I’m sure!
    I need to get back into my Outlanders series! Love this question because I needed ideas too!
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  • March 30, 2012

    I used to hate bananas but now I LOVE them! I used to love tomatoes but now I hate them.

  • March 30, 2012

    Turnip greens, which get cooked a lot here in the south. In the last few years I’ve started to like them enough to eat a decent sized serving.
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  • March 30, 2012
    Angelica

    I used to hate any kind of spicy tea, now I love it. Milk also, but now I find skim milk quite refreshing in the morning.

    I hear good things about the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris as well as the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. I recently read all the Dexter books by Jeff Lindsay and really enjoyed them (I haven’t seen the TV show).

  • March 30, 2012

    I have to say beets. I didnt like thembut my brother grew some fresh ones and I tried them and they were so good!
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  • March 30, 2012
    Barbara

    Used to pick peas out of my mom’s vegetable soup, now I even eat them by themselves!

  • March 30, 2012
    Rebecca

    I’m re-reading those books also and they’re still just as good as the first time! I actually have a pin on my Pinterest that has 25 books to read if you liked the Hunger Games series. I haven’t checked any of them out yet but maybe I can get the list to you.

    I feel the same way about green bell peppers! I used to hate them but now I love them on pizza and sandwiches, in salads, dipped in ranch…

  • March 30, 2012
    Christina

    When I was young, I used to eat almost nothing but hamburgers… which is funny, because I’ve been a vegetarian for around 6 years. Now, I love things like asparagus, broccoli, artichokes, avocados, sweet potatoes, peppers, spinach, etc. I also never used to eat green peas, but I am warming up to them, and will eat them if they are in something – like soup or a pasta dish. There are some things I still won’t touch (bananas, tomatoes, green beans, etc.) and there are some things that I vary on (hated mushrooms, ate them for awhile, and now I can’t stand them again.)

  • March 30, 2012

    Great question! I used to NEVER eat eggs, I had a terrible experience when I was about ten that made me sick to my stomach! Just last year, I was in France and everyone I was with was trying a Quiche that they were raving about. I figured of all the places to try it, France would have the best food. So I gave it a shot and now I love eggs! I’m still a little wary of certain types, I mostly stick to omelettes and scrambled :)
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  • March 30, 2012

    Mushrooms. My mother hates them, so I always told myself that I did too. It was such a joy when I finally admitted to myself that I love them.
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  • March 30, 2012
    Danae

    Delirium/ Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver are pretty decent, a little less action packed than THG or Divergent, but still well done dystopian novels.

    Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan is good, and I do believe its part of a projected trilogy of dystopian space novels.

    The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater is an amazing stand alone novel.

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden Trilogy and the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis but haven’t personally gotten around to reading them yet.

  • March 30, 2012

    I eat almost everything except zucchini…

    If you’re looking for things on the fantasy side of things, I’d recommend anything by Mercedes Lackey. Other good authors are Isobelle Carmody and Tamora Pierce. I have to confess, I haven’t read the Hunger Games yet because everyone else snaffled copies first!

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  • March 30, 2012
    Di

    Bell peppers – any size, shape or color. I am allergic – and they do bad things to me. Also – okra. It’s gross. slimy. yuck. and I don’t like barley, or things that resemble bird food… you know, nuts and seeded things. Or flan/pudding/custard – the texture is gross. I have texture issues… ha.

  • March 30, 2012
    Sam

    I used to hate salmon and lamb – hate hate. Now I love them – just had to move to where the better produce was I suppose…

    Still hate ketchup though.

    Try the Foundation Series by Issac Asimov if you haven’t yet read it.

    Also give Game of Thrones another shot – it was hard going the first part of the first 2 books – but I blasted through the rest of it in less than 2 months…

  • March 30, 2012
    egglet

    i used to not like bell peppers, but now I’m indifferent to them, except for orange bell peppers, which i eat raw like an apple- so good. i used to dispose soup, i think cuz it looked like a bowl of throw up, but now love soup.
    one of my favorite series is the dresden files(jim butcher), but i always have to say when i recommend it that the first book wasn’t the best. its an urban fantasy, about a wizard PI. i really liked philip pullmans dark materials trilogy, as was already mentioned- its description reads like a young adult magic fantasy novel, and can be read by kids, but it goes deeper than that(death, religion…)- the author actually intended it as an adult series.

    • March 30, 2012
      egglet

      “despise”, not dispose haha

  • March 30, 2012
    Shirley

    I used to hate Bitter Melon, but now I love to eat it. People say that it starts to taste better when you get older. I’ve found that to be true.

    Have you read The Passage by Justin Cronin? It’s a long book, but I think it’s worth it. Also you do not have to wait long for the second book, it’s coming out in October!

  • March 30, 2012
    ladybug

    Broccoli. I used to hate it, but now love it.

    For books, these are not series but are kinda similar to the hunger games in that they are dystopian fantasy novels, Legend by Marie Lu, and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

  • March 30, 2012

    Broccoli actually. I never prefer to eat it with my meals versus before when I absolutely hated it.
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  • March 30, 2012

    Wow, are we the same person? LOL This is the exact same with me – I’ve slowly been working small bits of green pepper into eggs and red peppers into pizzas, where as when I was little I detested them.
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  • March 31, 2012

    Most vegetables!! Since I changed my eating habits, I eat a TON of veggies now and I used to hate them but now I find I really like them. It took finding the right recipes/preparation for me to enjoy them, though.
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  • March 31, 2012
    Rachel

    Yay I am re-reading the Hunger Games as well. For the third time. And I never, and I mean NEVER, re-read books. You just can’t stop lovng this book series. <3

  • March 31, 2012

    I used to hate broccoli – and I grew up in one of those households where you sat there until you finished your plate! So you can imagine how much I must’ve loathed having to eat it. Now I love it – raw the best – and steamed or stir-fried, as long as it’s done properly – there are so many restaurants out there where I’d just like to go back there and say “here let me show you something real quick…” lol

  • April 2, 2012
    Emily

    If you’re into silly teenage novels, you should read Pretty Little Liars. They are sooo juicy and keeps you guessing up to the last minute! They are my guilty pleasure!