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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,179 Member Member Posts: 4,179 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    lentils, split peas, and all types of beans. So many of my friends have never tried these or hate them. They're huge staples in my house.

    Super random, but what are the super big beans? My grandma makes this AMAZING bean, brown sugar, onion dish in the Crock pot every Christmas and the really big beans are my favorite.

    Huge beans would either be a "Gingante" beans from Greece or "Fava" beans.

    Yep. Fava. I am 100% stupid seeing as Enlightened's Fava Bean crisps are my favorite... oops
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 16,462 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16,462 Member
    Nasturtiums.
  • hmhill17hmhill17 Member Posts: 282 Member Member Posts: 282 Member
    Rhubarb.
    Oxtails
    Pork/beef cheeks
  • aokoyeaokoye Member Posts: 3,497 Member Member Posts: 3,497 Member
    Brussels sprouts (like seemingly everyone else here)
    Huckleberries (but they're very expensive and very seasonal)
    Oxtail
    Goat
    Chicken thighs
    Sumac
    Real maple syrup on things other than pancakes
    Mushrooms
    Non-spiralized squash
  • aokoyeaokoye Member Posts: 3,497 Member Member Posts: 3,497 Member
    Beetroots in general
    Cabbage - just the boring white variety.
    Goats cheese
    Herbs - all of them (except sage)
    Pears
    Rhubarb
    Elderberries
    Capers
    Carrots
    Gooseberries - whatever happened to them! Not seen them for sale in eons! Little jewels of flavour!

    Wait, herbs, pears, and carrots are underrated?
  • kenyonhaffkenyonhaff Member Posts: 1,305 Member Member Posts: 1,305 Member
    Light sour cream
    Cinnamon and sugar
    Green onions
    Baked potatoes
    Grilled cheese sandwiches (quesidillas also count)
    Jolly Ranchers
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,265 Member Member Posts: 5,265 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Organ meats: Liver and gizzards are my absolute favs.

    I agree. Love gizzards and poultry livers. Ox heart too.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,211 Member Member Posts: 1,211 Member
    aokoye wrote: »
    Beetroots in general
    Cabbage - just the boring white variety.
    Goats cheese
    Herbs - all of them (except sage)
    Pears
    Rhubarb
    Elderberries
    Capers
    Carrots
    Gooseberries - whatever happened to them! Not seen them for sale in eons! Little jewels of flavour!

    Wait, herbs, pears, and carrots are underrated?

    😂 I could say the same for your list!

    Sumac, Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms are underrated? It’s personal experience at the end of the day (also maybe cultural difference to a degree).
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 27,122 Member Member Posts: 27,122 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Jicama.

    I just tried this for the first time the other day. Yum!

    I also learned how to pronounce it. :laugh:
  • aracely2224aracely2224 Member Posts: 1,071 Member Member Posts: 1,071 Member
    🇲🇽 Mexican Food
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,179 Member Member Posts: 4,179 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Jicama.

    I just tried this for the first time the other day. Yum!

    I also learned how to pronounce it. :laugh:

    With some chili lime salt!
  • aokoyeaokoye Member Posts: 3,497 Member Member Posts: 3,497 Member
    aokoye wrote: »
    Beetroots in general
    Cabbage - just the boring white variety.
    Goats cheese
    Herbs - all of them (except sage)
    Pears
    Rhubarb
    Elderberries
    Capers
    Carrots
    Gooseberries - whatever happened to them! Not seen them for sale in eons! Little jewels of flavour!

    Wait, herbs, pears, and carrots are underrated?

    😂 I could say the same for your list!

    Sumac, Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms are underrated? It’s personal experience at the end of the day (also maybe cultural difference to a degree).

    It's funny because I was going to amend the chicken thighs and mushrooms. Chicken thighs are seemingly only underrated on websites related to losing weight (which boggles my mind but people can make their own choices) and I'm always surprised at just how many people dislike mushrooms.

    Sumac just isn't common here, far less common that capers which I can get at most grocery stores. I can easily get sumac, but only because I live very close to a Lebanese grocery store.
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Member Posts: 4,447 Member Member Posts: 4,447 Member
    beets
    turkey bacon club sandwiches
    blackberries
    olives
    ethnic foods
    exotic teas
    french dips (shredded hot prime beef on french bread, dipped in a warm au jus sauce)
    lamb
    gyros
    cooked corned beef and corn beef w/pastrimi sandwiches
    loaded baked potatoes
    plain cheesecake w/fresh berries

    Yes to everything minus beets and tea. Underrated? Yes. Do I like them? no

    I've hated beets ALL my life (and I've been on this earth for a LONG time)...sheer unadulterated HATRED for them, until I blasted away a ton of weight. I started getting out of my box of what I don't like or won't eat and tried beets a couple of months ago or so and MAN!What I've been missing all my life. Beets are everythang to me, especially when they are prepared in exotic and ethnic ways--YUM. Even beet salads I LOVE now.

    I used to be a coffee (LOADED with cream) junkie when I was obese, and as a substitute, I started drinking all kinds of exotic green, flower, even herbal teas (PLAIN nothing added--just tea) and I LOVE them now. I still drink coffee, but drink exotic teas now everyday and I LOVE THEM!!!!
    edited September 2019
  • duskyjewelduskyjewel Member Posts: 286 Member Member Posts: 286 Member
    apullum wrote: »
    Ricotta. I’ve been eating a lot of it on English muffins lately, and I even have a ricotta cookie recipe.

    You're welcome ;)

    https://www.cookingclassy.com/lemon-ricotta-pancakes/
  • LillyStar24LillyStar24 Member Posts: 77 Member Member Posts: 77 Member
    Dragon Fruit
    Greek food (dolmathes and gyros)
    Pasta Ceci
    Spaghetti Squash
    Cabbage
    Potatoes
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,791 Member Member Posts: 3,791 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Jicama.

    I just tried this for the first time the other day. Yum!

    I also learned how to pronounce it. :laugh:

    I love jicama, discovered it in a Dos Coyotes salad that I make a version of every day for lunch.

    I agree with brussel sprouts. Bell peppers and broccoli don't get much special recognition. Same with edamame.
  • MamboRumbaMamboRumba Member Posts: 423 Member Member Posts: 423 Member
    Sardines

    Rosewater (try it on watermelon)

    Pumpkin Purée (to add to soup bases.....just like you use tomato sauce)

    Indian cuisine (for western vegetarians)
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