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Animals I do not eat by kosher law:
  • meat + milk [product] together
  • mammals that do not chew their cud + do not have hooved feet (examples: pig, dog)
  • birds of prey
  • any animal from the ocean that does not have scales (examples: lobster, shrimp, squid)



Animals I do not eat by my own personal choice:
  • red meat (beef, lamb, etc)
  • grouper (currently being overfished)

There are very few non-animal foods that I won't eat. I pretty much like all veggies/veggie products/fruit etc.

However, there are a few I simply dislike:
  • lima beans/kidney beans because of "mealy" texture
  • grainy tomatoes. same reason.
  • bananas-- too mushy


What do you not eat? Why?

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aoibhinn
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
I eat everything. Seriously. I don't like scallops, so I don't eat those, and I won't eat weird things just to say I've done it (i.e. rocky mountain oysters) but I have eaten weird things before, like kangaroo and emu.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
I wonder what kangaroo and emu taste like. There are various debates about whether emu is kosher, but I'd like to try it someday. I'd definitely try more things if they fit into kosher laws.

aren't rocky mountain oysters... balls?
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chapstickqueen
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
I'm the pickist eater ever. Seriously, I'm like a picky 6 year old who hasn't grown up much - in food terms.
However some of my favorite foods are those NOT supposed to be eaten by Jews; my family doesn't keep kosker.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
what don't you eat?
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lasunshine
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not a huge fan of "breakfast' pork (bacon, ham, sausage) but I love pork chops, and tenderloin. I'm not big on lamb or veal. I limit my red meat. I got away from a lot of it when I was having my gb problems, since it's hard and expensive to get real lean cuts of meat.

I don't eat pears because I think they are grainy. I'll eat peaches, but not nectarines.

Oh, and I don't drink anything with a Slurpee-type texture.
lizblizz
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
No slurpee-type texture? Ohhhh you're missing out ;)
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star
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Seafood. Because, ew, gross. The oceans are the toilets of the world.

Oh, and anything that I can envision being cute and having a face. Lamb is definitely out. I guess it doesn't help that my dad used to sing a twisted version of Mary Had a Little Lamb when I was younger: "Mary had a little lamb, her father killed it dead, it followed her to school one day, between two pieces of bread." *shudder*
thisgirliknow
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
I used to love lamb. A definite rarity (the closest place to get kosher lamb is atlanta), but I loved the taste. I don't think it's out of sympathy for the animal, which is weird. I loved it until I decided to not like red meat anymore, and now the idea just seems gross.
lizblizz
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Can you explain to me the reasoning behind the kosher rules? I've never heard an explanation and they seem so random.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
I can try. Let me preface it by saying that these laws were made a LONG time ago and although a lot of the reasons are no longer applicable, it is still held up because of... TRADITION!

meat+milk -- the Torah states "not to boil a baby in it's mother's milk" -- hence the reason for no cheeseburgers. We don't eat chicken and meat together, because "chicken looks like beef" or something. Fish is okay to eat with milk, which I think is stupid. Eggs are okay to eat with anything. Also stupid in my opinion -- especially since we put egg into the matzo balls in our chicken soup, which seems extremely like eating a baby and mommy together.

Shellfish is dirty. So are pigs. I believe that's the entire reasoning. I don't think I'd eat pigs anyway because of their high intelligence and awesome ways. Generally the hoofed (hooved?) cud-chewers are the vegetarians.

We eat herbivores because we don't want to eat things that have eaten other non-kosher things. For instance, what if we ate a hawk that had eaten a pig?
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lizblizz
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
Also, my answer...

Meats: I eat mostly chicken or seafood, but I do cook certain items with ground beef. Other than that, I don't eat much red meat, just because I much prefer other meats. I like pretty much everything in the seafood arena except for Oysters. They're too ooey-gooey, even when fried.

Veggies: I don't eat raw onions, mushrooms, raw tomatoes (except on certain sandwiches...tomatoes are a case by case basis, but I would certainly never eat a raw one by itself). Oddly enough, I LOVE sundried tomatoes, but they really do taste completely different. I'm not a fan of brussel sprouts, but I could eat some if prepared properly. Other than that, there aren't any veggies that I don't like.

Fruits: I like nectarinse, but the fuzzy stuff on peaches weirds me out. I'm not a big fan of bananas because of their texture, but I love their taste. Don't like cantalope - it tastes strange.

I'm a very adventurous eater though, and will try anything once. I even retry foods many times to test to see if my tastes have changed. Raw onion is probably the only food I absolutely CANNOT eat... everything else I could, but don't really like to.

thisgirliknow
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
I don't eat peaches for the same reason, but love nectarines. Only if they are rock hard. Of course, that's a requirement for all my fruits.
brittdreams
Aug. 7th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
I don't eat pork and scallops because each has made me vomit. In fact, the smell of cooking pork products often leaves me nauseous. I dislike that immensely.

The texture of calamari bothers me. I don't like the taste or texture of white asparagus. I don't like okra, beets, or lima beans (or the related butter beans) very much but I'll eat them on occasion.

I'll eat fish, even if they're being overfished, provided we get them from our contacts in Carrabelle. There's nothing wrong with helping local fishermen eat dinner. Or shrimpers really.

There might be more but that's all I can think of right now.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 7th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
the smell of microwave-defrosting chicken (as my mother does) makes me feel disgusting too. I can't be in the same room as it. And then she would expect me to eat it! I think its things like this that made me want to cook more.

lima beans and kidney beans should be added to my list, I guess. They're too dry and mealy.

I have no issues with local fishermen whatsoever.
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newscane
Aug. 7th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
Short answer: Lacto-ovo vegetarian.

More detail: I'm with chapstickqueen on eggs. I HATE the smell of egg salad. As far as fruits/veggies... I like most. There are some veggies I'm not a fan of. I tolerate squash and zucchini more than I used to.

As far as WHY I'm a vegetarian -- there was a good reason for it, back when I made the switch (nearly a decade ago). Now, it's mainly just habit, and what I'm used to. I could possibly add chicken back in at some point, and maybe fish (especially after the sushi book I read a while back... tuna sounds really good).
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