Please dont muck around with allergies. I am allergic to almonds - it makes my skin peel - not straight away but within a short time. Last week at work someone made a orange cake and gave me a slice - within a few minutes I felt my mouth start to tingle and the work colleague admitted there was 'some' almond meal in the cake. Her excuse was that even though she knew I was allergic to almonds, she'd made cakes for work on other occasions and I'd never complained - missing the fact I hadn't eaten any of her cakes before. I take people at face value when they say they don't like/want a certain food item.
I respect my kids likes/dislikes but they are obliged to try a food several times before they are allowed to definitively say they don't like food.
Ds will not eat eggs - he has never liked eggs even as a small child. He won't eat quiche or any food where the egg is an over riding flavour. You can't sneak egg into a food either - as he will taste it and say he doesn't like it.
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27-11-2012 17:51 #101Senior Member
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27-11-2012 18:06 #102Senior Member
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I dont like avocado but can ignore it in sushi. I'll leave it behind in salad. And if someone blends it with tomato and cream cheese to make a dip then I'll happily eat it, because that gets rid of the icky texture which is what I don't like about it.
The other day I made do with milk. I had a carton of LL milk and a bottle of skim milk, so I mixed them and the kids happily drank the milk out of the milk bottle because they thought it was normal milk.
DD5 refuses to eat lamb (because she was given a toy lamb for her 5th birthday). I will not lie and fool her into eating lamb because it is a moral objection.
However, when it is just someone suggesting they dislike something, it is good to test it to see if they really don't like it. I've done so with my favourite childhood meal - steak'n'kidney - but my eldest didn't like it. So after one test that was it, I never served it to her again.
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27-11-2012 18:21 #104
When I was a little girl, maybe 8. My nanna served me up some "Steak" and veggies. I gave the "Steak" a good looking over and realised she was trying to feed me liver. Was not happy! She had to take it off my plate and I wouldnt eat my mashed potato either because the liver had touched it! They were always cranky they couldnt fool me!
My DF says he isnt fussy but he is.
Doesnt like mince meat (exception of spag bol and tacos)
Any bread that isnt white
The crust on bread
Anything with a tomato base (exception bolognaise)
Singapore noodles/Laksa or anything that has rice noodles in it
Biscuits or cookies that arent chewy
Rissoles of any sort
Salad (exception salads that have creamy dressing)
Thats all I can think of right now, but I know there is more. Makes coming up with meals frustrating sometimes, especially when he is like "Oh, Ill eat anything" No. You wont. I hate it when DF makes me a cup of tea. He puts the tea bag in and the sugar...then he puts the milk in before the hot water. It drives me insane because it makes my tea taste terrible!
As for "experimenting" the only thing I can think of is cutting veggies up really small to add to meals when my brother was little and refused to eat them. Oh and my pop swears black and blue that he detests garlic and can smell and taste it in anything. Well thats a lie, cos both my mum and I have cooked for him over the years and put garlic in the food and he didnt notice. DF will occasionally try to come up with a reason why he cant have or use something to which I just laugh and tell him its okay to say he doesnt like it
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27-11-2012 18:40 #105
Does anyone else 'experiment' on friends and family?
Sassy mummy, your DP sounds like my ex in the food dept.
DH I have only don't things like anchovies in sauces. But nothing major. He is pretty easy going on what he eats. He does have preferences but they are easily worked around.
I do have an uncle who always complained that my aunts rissoles were never as good as her mothers. The only difference? He didn't like onion so it wast allowed in the house.. My grandmother always uses onion in her rissoles.
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27-11-2012 19:09 #109Senior Member
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27-11-2012 19:12 #110
I have to reply... I think my DH could be THE fussiest eater on the planet. All he eats is white fish (no other seafood, just plain, filleted white fish like flake, or tinned tuna), cheese, pasta, rice, corn, bread- pretty much just white and yellow food. No meat/salad/vegies (pumpkin soup he does eat occasionally), no fruit.
There's a great vegetarian product that even I love (I eat almost everything) called "Quorn".. they make "fake" stuff (snitzel, burgers etc..) so I cook him that most of the time; if I'm having a roast, he gets the "fake" roast.
When we first got together, we went to my mum's for dinner, she made crumbed crab patties and I told him it was tuna- he ate it! But, that was the one and only time I "tricked" him; I don't see the point in making him eat food he doesn't like or hiding stuff in his food. I'm used to making seperate meals now or just make vegetarian meals for us.
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