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What are some of your unpopular opinions about food?

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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,092 Member Member Posts: 6,092 Member
    Kale is absolutely disgusting.

    I agree!
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 2,457 Member Member Posts: 2,457 Member
    Kale is absolutely disgusting.

    I like it raw, mixed with other greens in a salad. Cooked, not so much.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 5,826 Member Member Posts: 5,826 Member
    Me, too Suzy. But I can’t even chop it for a salad. I have to buy the bagged salad mix because I want it chopped really, really fine.
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,763 Member Member Posts: 1,763 Member
    I love canned peas
  • GemimaFitzTedGemimaFitzTed Member Posts: 260 Member Member Posts: 260 Member
    I love this thread!

    Rice pudding is vile! Any dessert that calls up rice and bread is disgusting - I'm looking at your bread and butter pudding. Spinach and pumpkin are the work of the devil. Wholemeal pasta should be banned. Eggs are overrated.

    White rice, white bread, potatoes and pasta from normal, non-wholemeal flour are gifts from God
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,092 Member Member Posts: 6,092 Member
    Instant mashed potatoes are actually really good.

    right?! I hate when people are like "omg no you have to use ReAl potatoes"
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 867 Member Member Posts: 867 Member
    Instant mashed potatoes are actually really good.

    right?! I hate when people are like "omg no you have to use ReAl potatoes"

    We grew up on instant mashed potatoes: our mother worked fulltime, and they were a real time saver for her. While I do like mashed potato made from whole potatoes better, I have no complaint about instant.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 7,570 Member Member Posts: 7,570 Member
    I never had them until I was an adult and they taste weird to me, but of course it makes sense it's what you are used to. My mom also worked fulltime, but mashed potatoes have always been something of a holiday/for company kind of dish for us. I love them, but make them rarely, even though they don't actually seem very time consuming.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 10,630 Member Member Posts: 10,630 Member
    Regarding the 'fake' potatoes - I don't think I've ever had them. Perhaps at a crappy little diner during a road trip? How different are they to the real thing?
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 2,457 Member Member Posts: 2,457 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Regarding the 'fake' potatoes - I don't think I've ever had them. Perhaps at a crappy little diner during a road trip? How different are they to the real thing?

    They’re not “fake” potatoes. They are made of real potatoes, just dried, not fresh.

    I don’t eat them on their own as a side, but I like certain stews and curries spooned over mashed potatoes, and they work very well for that.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 10,630 Member Member Posts: 10,630 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    Regarding the 'fake' potatoes - I don't think I've ever had them. Perhaps at a crappy little diner during a road trip? How different are they to the real thing?

    They’re not “fake” potatoes. They are made of real potatoes, just dried, not fresh.

    I don’t eat them on their own as a side, but I like certain stews and curries spooned over mashed potatoes, and they work very well for that.

    Ha! That's why I put the word in quotations😉
    I could see using them as a thickener in stews -
    Curious if they use them at places like Denny's/Perkins, etc., ?
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,092 Member Member Posts: 6,092 Member
    regarding instant potatoes... these are good too. find them in the deli or refreigerated section
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  • kimny72kimny72 Member Posts: 15,935 Member Member Posts: 15,935 Member
    regarding instant potatoes... these are good too. find them in the deli or refreigerated section
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    When I had a wisdom tooth removed, I lived off of those Bob Evans mashed potatoes (and ice cream lol) and they are pretty good!
  • 33gail3333gail33 Member Posts: 960 Member Member Posts: 960 Member
    I won’t eat instant mashed potatoes - I think they are gross and mashed potatoes are so quick and simple to make anyway it doesn’t even seem worth it. But I do like those cheesy boxes of dehydrated scalloped potatoes. Grew up eating them and although they are probably gross too to most people they seem like nostalgic comfort food to me.
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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,092 Member Member Posts: 6,092 Member
    Going to get a lot of flak for this, but I think apples and grapes are more unhealthy than they are healthy
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 10,630 Member Member Posts: 10,630 Member
    Going to get a lot of flak for this, but I think apples and grapes are more unhealthy than they are healthy

    I'm sure there are better options regarding fruit 'health' wise - am curious what makes you think apples and grapes are 'unhealthy'?

    I rarely even eat fruit - just not my thing. I actually prefer vegetables for sure😉
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,763 Member Member Posts: 1,763 Member
    Going to get a lot of flak for this, but I think apples and grapes are more unhealthy than they are healthy

    I think it depends but over all for me grapes are ok if it's maybe 4 or 5. Apples I think are ok if they don't upset your stomach. It is really relative though for each person and where they are. I used to eat a ton of apples when I was much younger and a marathon runner but now I feel sick if I eat a whole apple.

    I think that any meat consumed by average American is more detrimental and unhealthy because we are not the same as our ancestors plus the animals are much differently raised
    . Don't get me started on factory farms...
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