I just haven’t tried a lot of foods. As I’ve discussed before, I’m a vegetarian. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to make many vegetarian dishes.
I think this comes from my upbringing. We Italians are not particularly outgoing in the food department. My mom pretty much stuck to the basics at mealtime. Especially for her vegetarian daughter.
Anyway, so it wasn’t til after college when I was on my own that I started looking into other foods.
It kind of seems like picky eating, but it’s not. I’m actually pretty open to trying vegetarian foods, as long as they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to make. I just often don’t know where to begin.
This weekend though, I had my first acorn squash with Boyfriend.
So, I tried it. It wasn’t bad, but it needed a little something else in it.
Anyhoo, I thought I should poll you guys: what slightly odd foods should I try next? By slightly odd, I mean not part of the standard American diet (hello, quinoa!). As long as it’s vegetarian and not incredibly expensive or hard to find, I’m open to it.
Also, share your picky-eating-but-not-really stories! You know I hate being the only one with the embarrassing confessions.