Friday, March 23, 2012

Changing Tastes

I bought fresh spinach yesterday.

This might not seem like such a big deal to some of you, but let me tell you that for me, it’s a very big deal.

Panera's Spinach and Bacon Souffle -- YUM!
It’s the first time—ever—that I’ve bought fresh spinach.

For most of my life I didn’t like spinach. Blech! But over the past few years, I realized I didn’t mind it cooked in certain dishes. Like with pasta. Or in the spinach bacon souffle at Panera (oh my gosh, how I love those).

So I experimented with (raw) spinach salads from restaurants. And while I don’t love them, they’re okay. And since spinach is so full of vitamins and good stuff that’s healthy for us, and since I need to add more things to my diet that are full of vitamins and good stuff, I decided I should add spinach to my salads.

Hence, the spinach-buying.

It’s like I’ve grown up or something. Sheesh. I better be careful—next thing I know, I’ll be eating cauliflower and brussels sprouts (blech and blech!).

Mind you, I haven’t actually eaten the spinach yet...

Baby steps, right?

Is there a food you disliked in your childhood but like now?