I do not like it, Sam-I-Am
July 21, 2016 9:29pm CST
Tonight we tried 3 new recipes, well, 2 new recipes and crab legs, I've never had crab legs before. Now, I know some folks here think I eat some pretty crazy stuff, but I'm honestly not that brave an eater. I was one of those kids that didn't like her food touching. I grew up in those days when parents said: Eat it or go hungry. I honestly won't eat only one dish my mother made. It looked, and smelled - to me - like vomit. Now, its not outside of the realm of possibility that I got sick after eating it once and it put me off it forever. I know it happened with peaches and I used to love peaches. So, tonight we had crab legs. We also had orange quinoa and lemon-tarragon asparagus. My verdict crab legs aren't worth the work. I didn't hate the flavor, but it was cold by the time I got the meat out. Unsurprisingly, I loved the asparagus, but I've always loved it anyway, lemon just was a pleasant change from plain. What I really didn't like was the quinoa. Now, the roomie thought it was bitter because of the orange, I think it was bitter because it had too much parsley in it. The recipe, cut in half as we had, called for 1/8th a cup of parsley and 1/8 cup of mint. She ended up putting over a 1/4 of each, but I couldn't taste the mint, all I tasted was... bad. It had cooked onions, that was another odd thing about it. In fact, the roomie had given me about a short quarter of a cup of lemon juice so I could dip the crab in it, I ended up dumping all of it over my plate and even then I could only eat a few more bites of the quinoa. Now, I've had quinoa before. In fact, I first ate quinoa back in the 1970's when my food allergies were first discovered. We made tabbouleh with quinoa instead wheat. I, however, started to react to it as well, not a BAD reaction, but not good either, especially if I wanted to be away from a toilet any time... Maybe part of the quinoa I didn't like is its kind of "nutty" taste, its what I don't like about brown rice... remember, I hate nuts. But this was just weird. Maybe less bitter herbs and more orange?
• United States
22 Jul 16
All I can think is how to pronounce Quinoa. For the longest time I thought it was "Qwin-oh-uh". And then I went to a potluck where everyone was gushing about the "Keen-wa". It's not just me though. My mom was also mispronouncing it until I corrected her with my newfound knowledge. I can't seem to cook Quinoa correctly, no matter how hard I try. So I'll just leave it to the Quinoa Gurus.
• United States
22 Jul 16
I didn't know how to pronounce it either, but I don't do well with stuff until I've heard it a few DOZEN times... On this diet, that we've been on for a couple'a weeks now, this is the first new dish I didn't like. I mean, it had all kinds of stuff that I like - including quinoa - but this one was serious thumbs down in my book.