Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday - I Surprised Myself, Big Time.

Good afternoon Beautiful,

Today isn't typically a blog day, I have to finish writing out my test (not much  more to do!!) however, last night I had an amazing experience that has forever changed my life. I'll give you a little background information.

For as long as I can remember, I've absolutely hated peppers in every form. The only way you could get me to eat peppers was if they were diced very finely, and in soup, so I knew I could just swallow them without tasting them. This has gone on, probably since I was a young kid. C loves peppers, so you can imagine the pain he endured when he found out I hated them.

Yesterday I was on the phone and was speaking to a friend/co-worker and somehow it came out that I hate peppers. She quite literally had a minor freak-out on the phone, she just couldn't believe I hated peppers. She was just so shocked that I, the veggie queen, hated peppers. She told me I should try them again since it had been years since I had, and I just kind of brushed it off. I've always WISHED I liked peppers, so shiney and colourful, however the smell and taste just threw me right off.

Anyways, last night while doing a little grocery shopping, I decided to buy 1 red pepper and take her up on her challenge of trying them again. I was nervous, I'm not going to lie, but I HAD to document the whole experience of me trying a pepper just in case something hilarious happened (I don't know what I was expecting..). I'm now going to share with you all, the video of me trying a raw red pepper for the first time in... I'd say 14 years?


I apologize for the background noise. I didn't really know what to say to introduce myself so I just filmed.

COOL RIGHT?? I LIKE PEPPERS!!

This opens up a whole new REALM of recipe possibilities! I told my story at work today and a co-worker had some orange and yellow peppers cut up as well, I totally tried them and I totally liked them too. I already know I'm making stuffed peppers for dinner at some point this weekend, and I can't wait! Some people might not understand the significance of finding out I like peppers. Do you know how many recipes contain peppers? Soups? Salads? Ordering food at restaurants and ENSURING they don't put peppers on it? I'm not diving into green peppers quite yet as I hear they aren't sweet. Baby steps...

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for some recipes that contain peppers. Ha. This is fantastic...

14 comments:

  1. I love peppers but green... no thanks-- totally different. My favorite snack and my 3 year old is red peppers and hummus!! You have opened a whole new world!!!

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    1. Hmm, good to know. I know I dislike the smell of green peppers so I think I might hold off on trying those bad boys for a while and just get used to red/yellow/orange! :) I'm so excited for all of this!

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  2. Your video is hilarious! Still laughing! I have to agree with Laura, I love peppers but I definitely pass on the green ones.

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    1. LOL - the video wasn't meant to go on the blog... but I decided last minute to do it. I guess I would have made myself a little better had I known! :P

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  3. Oh gosh! I love bellpeppers, LOVE to add it to almost all my dinners, dip them in hummus or eat them whole just like "an apple!"
    I can't see your video, something is up with my computer that I'm not sure what it is, but I can't see any you-tube videos! Booooo!!! :(
    have a great night!

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    1. Haha trust me, you aren't missing much. It's literally just me eating a pepper, making a few faces and realizign I enjoy them :). I don't think I could eat it as an apple quite yet... but the idea sounds great!

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  4. hahahahahaha Peppers are Fabulous!

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    1. I KNOW! Urg, I've lost so many years of goodness...

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  5. I had the same ah-HA moment like 5 years ago. Game Changer.

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    1. LOL right?! As if we missed out on so long!

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  6. I love peppers- Red and orange are my favorite. Green is just blah... cheap and ok for cooking but the other colors are so good raw! They are sweeter then green. Poor green - getting such a bad wrap- haha
    Have fun exploring your new vegetable! The possibilities of what to do with them are endless!

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    1. That seals the deal - it must have been green peppers that did me in years ago! I won't be trying green peppers anytime soon - however I'm making stuffed peppers tomorrow!!! Waahoooo! :)

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  7. tri color peppers are way better than green, i must agree! i love to put them on a pizza, or i chop them up in some scrambled eggs w mushrooms and salsa for a good omelette! keep trying! :o)

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    1. Oooo this is fantastic - thank you for sharing all of these ideas!! So far I know I enjoy them raw, and as a stuffed pepper for dinner... I can't wait to try more recipes!

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