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2013-03-02 04:26:10 PM
My wife has been after me since we were teenagers to eat my vegetables. After she became a doctor it got even worse. Still, all I like are corn, peas, potatoes, and tomatoes in sauce form. None of which are proper veggies. All the rest are just kinda gross.
 
2013-03-02 04:29:14 PM
No one will know If you don't want to let them know.
No one will know. Unless it's you that might tell them so.
Call and they'll come to you. Covered with dew.
Vegetables dream of responding to you.

Call on any vegetable.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 04:31:26 PM
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/too soon?
 
2013-03-02 04:32:31 PM

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/too soon?


I don't get it. What the hell is this?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 04:34:59 PM

jack21221: gja: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 180x180][encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 176x261]

/too soon?

I don't get it. What the hell is this?


First is Terri Schiavo, second is Karen Ann Quinlan.
Both were in persistent vegetative comas. An awful joke to be sure, but dark, weird humor abounds on FARK.

And for some sensitive folks even years later is too soon....
 
2013-03-02 04:35:34 PM

robohobo: My wife has been after me since we were teenagers to eat my vegetables. After she became a doctor it got even worse. Still, all I like are corn, peas, potatoes, and tomatoes in sauce form. None of which are proper veggies. All the rest are just kinda gross.


Go to an Indian buffet for lunch and force yourself to try some other stuff.

/curry cauliflower FTW
//stewed eggplant FTW to eleven
 
2013-03-02 04:37:27 PM
Article can be summed up in 5 words:  Don't be a shiatty parent.
 
2013-03-02 04:39:07 PM
I once read that our friends across the pond enjoy their meal until they feel satisfied, then they are finished. They are not made to consume more than they want, to cramp their stomachs or to eat like little piggies swarming greedily over everything at a buffet. Good stuff.

/big fat American raised with farked up eating habits by fat people
 
2013-03-02 04:40:02 PM
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/to the spirit of the bite
//sorry
///my first thought
 
2013-03-02 04:40:24 PM

oukewldave: Article can be summed up in 5 words:  Don't be a shiatty parent.


Werd. Kids get what I makw for dinner. No kid menus at restaurants and it WORKS! And once they are old enough, have them help in the kitchen. Demystifying food really helps!
 
2013-03-02 04:40:28 PM

FrancoFile: robohobo: My wife has been after me since we were teenagers to eat my vegetables. After she became a doctor it got even worse. Still, all I like are corn, peas, potatoes, and tomatoes in sauce form. None of which are proper veggies. All the rest are just kinda gross.

Go to an Indian buffet for lunch and force yourself to try some other stuff.

/curry cauliflower FTW
//stewed eggplant FTW to eleven


Ooh yeah! If you are looking for an veggie adventure, that's the place to start!
 
2013-03-02 04:41:48 PM
Sadistic people use lots of convoluted logic to perpetrate little acts of cruelty on their victims.
 
2013-03-02 04:47:42 PM

moonscatter: oukewldave: Article can be summed up in 5 words:  Don't be a shiatty parent.

Werd. Kids get what I makw for dinner. No kid menus at restaurants and it WORKS! And once they are old enough, have them help in the kitchen. Demystifying food really helps!


Except with gravy.  I don't eat gravy after I saw my grandmother making it.

/Also a hilariously picky eater.
 
2013-03-02 04:50:57 PM
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2013-03-02 04:53:18 PM
I use the "omg just eat one bite" rule .. with my husband. He eats one bite and makes a face and declares vegetables 'yucky'. I try to prepare stuff in different ways as well. Lots of random vegetables like cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, etc. How does this happen with adults?
Well, at least he will tolerate bell peppers now.
 
2013-03-02 04:53:40 PM
I know a mother who desperately caters to one of her kids's dietary neuroticism. Mac and cheese or fried sliced hot dogs, even when everyone else is eating something else. Of course the kid always causes a scene when they go to a restaurant. Mom is the daughter of a f@#4ing hippie and is terrified of the fussy kid hating her or repressing the kid's individuality or whatever. Kid may be f@#$ed up for life, or maybe she'll just grow out of it, who knows.
 
2013-03-02 04:53:45 PM

meyerkev: moonscatter: oukewldave: Article can be summed up in 5 words:  Don't be a shiatty parent.

Werd. Kids get what I makw for dinner. No kid menus at restaurants and it WORKS! And once they are old enough, have them help in the kitchen. Demystifying food really helps!

Except with gravy.  I don't eat gravy after I saw my grandmother making it.

/Also a hilariously picky eater.


My one failure is my younger daughter. Her dad (my ex) convinced her that cheese will make her sick bc she was briefly lactose intolerant as a preemie. I've made some progress lately, but it has been a struggle.

Hilariously, she'll eat cheesecake.
 
2013-03-02 04:54:57 PM

ruetheday69: I use the "omg just eat one bite" rule .. with my husband. He eats one bite and makes a face and declares vegetables 'yucky'. I try to prepare stuff in different ways as well. Lots of random vegetables like cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, etc. How does this happen with adults?
Well, at least he will tolerate bell peppers now.


Have you tried mashed cauliflower? I've had previous haters ask for thirds
 
2013-03-02 04:56:38 PM
Or, you could try my paternal grandfather's approach.

Every time he made carrots; he'd put a half cup of sugar in with a pound of chopped carrots, boil, serve with a liberal amount of butter. Everybody wanted their fair share of those carrots.

/ on Fridays, granny made tuna casserole with cream of mushroom soup, rotell tomatoes and a half brick of velveta cheese. It is still my favorite fish dish.
 
2013-03-02 04:57:35 PM
gja: jack21221: gja: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 180x180][encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 176x261]

/too soon?

I don't get it. What the hell is this?

First is Terri Schiavo, second is Karen Ann Quinlan.
Both were in persistent vegetative comas. An awful joke to be sure, but dark, weird humor abounds on FARK.


And for some sensitive folks even years later is too soon....


Fark'em  Two years is the limit unless you're related and even then - five years.
 
2013-03-02 04:59:51 PM
"When my kids started attending daycare in Paris, I was struck by the lunch menus. Every day, the 3-and-unders were served four-course meals. A typical lunch started with carrot salad and moved on to salmon in lemon-dill sauce with a side of pureed broccoli. This was followed by goat's milk cheese and baked organic apples."

Right in the very first paragraph, it was so dripping with pretentious snottery I just closed the farking window.

Don't you just love it when rich people think that their pampered lives are "normal" and anyone who doesn't measure up is WRONG and they should be told how WRONG they are?
 
2013-03-02 05:03:46 PM

ruetheday69: I use the "omg just eat one bite" rule .. with my husband. He eats one bite and makes a face and declares vegetables 'yucky'. I try to prepare stuff in different ways as well. Lots of random vegetables like cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, etc. How does this happen with adults?
Well, at least he will tolerate bell peppers now.


He barely likes bell peppers? Did you marry a 5 year old?

People who claim not to like vegetables just don't like the idea of vegetables. With all the different tasting stuff and various ways of preparing them there is no way anyone dislikes even 50% of vegetables out there. The other 50% offers enough variation for a healthy diet.

Pretty much all the only things I didn't eat as a kid were due to texture. Switch up preparation and I'd eat just about anything. Especially now that I cook for myself, I am eating a lot of stuff I didn't like as a kid.
 
2013-03-02 05:20:52 PM
And then the French kids grow up and think they only have to work 4 hours a day. So what?
 
2013-03-02 05:22:42 PM
One of my roommates is French.  She's a wonderful cook that is quickly spoiling me.  I'm eating great food all the time that is also much healthier than what I would normally eat.  Unfortunately, she just married my other roommate just a few days ago and they'll be moving out in three to six months.  Then it's back to microwave crap for me.
 
2013-03-02 05:33:13 PM
Going out to eat with some of my co-workers is a trial.
So many "I can't stand xxx" that we have to balance out.

My "do not like" list is currently empty.
It used to have a few things on it, but I found that they were great if prepared differently.
 
2013-03-02 05:42:02 PM
Eating like a French person? That's only the first step towards turning our kids into limp-wristed, lazy, socialist French people! This is all Barak Insane Negrofartbumma's UN mind control plot. Well I for one ain't eating like a French pansy. I'm eating sketti and crisco and hot pockets and fast food and other non-commie food... And so are my kids.
 
2013-03-02 05:42:12 PM

OgreMagi: One of my roommates is French.  She's a wonderful cook that is quickly spoiling me.  I'm eating great food all the time that is also much healthier than what I would normally eat.  Unfortunately, she just married my other roommate just a few days ago and they'll be moving out in three to six months.  Then it's back to microwave crap for me.


Not if you ask her nicely to teach you her secrets. I'm sure there's a way she can help you. and hell, she might be flattered by it.
 
2013-03-02 05:44:10 PM

mafiageek1980: OgreMagi: One of my roommates is French.  She's a wonderful cook that is quickly spoiling me.  I'm eating great food all the time that is also much healthier than what I would normally eat.  Unfortunately, she just married my other roommate just a few days ago and they'll be moving out in three to six months.  Then it's back to microwave crap for me.

Not if you ask her nicely to teach you her secrets. I'm sure there's a way she can help you. and hell, she might be flattered by it.


I'm sure she would happy to teach me, but I hate cooking.
 
2013-03-02 05:52:52 PM

robohobo: My wife has been after me since we were teenagers to eat my vegetables. After she became a doctor it got even worse. Still, all I like are corn, peas, potatoes, and tomatoes in sauce form. None of which are proper veggies. All the rest are just kinda gross.


I pretty much grew up with veggies as comfort food (hello, family full of diabetics :D) but the SO was used to a traditional Midwestern diet (read: potatoes and beans with extra starch and meat)...

Pretty much the happy medium we found were Indian dishes--spicy enough to not be gross for folks who aren't normally vegetable eaters, good enough when my mutant self gets "stuff what mooing food eats" cravings :D
 
2013-03-02 05:56:07 PM
After they discussed Roquefort, all the kids painted a Monet that was better than anything Monet painted.  Well, that is when he did not eat his vegetables,
 
2013-03-02 05:59:56 PM

robohobo: My wife has been after me since we were teenagers to eat my vegetables. After she became a doctor it got even worse. Still, all I like are corn, peas, potatoes, and tomatoes in sauce form. None of which are proper veggies. All the rest are just kinda gross.



Ever try growing your own? It's a safe bet that, if you're getting your veggies from a regular grocery store, they are bland from being harvested early, allowed to ripen in transport, and then sitting on the shelf getting misted with water for a week or two.

Home-grown veggies are absolutely delicious. Depending on your climate/location, your options for growing could provide you with things you would never find outside of a farmer's market.

Home-grown veggies are also more nutritious than ones from the store. Soil depletion from commercial farming has created bland, less-tasty vegetables.
 
2013-03-02 06:03:46 PM
Many hours of my childhood were spent at the dining table looking over a bowl of peas I was never going to eat.  Put hair on my chest.  Got me where I am today.

/on Fark
 
2013-03-02 06:08:08 PM

moonscatter: meyerkev: moonscatter: oukewldave: Article can be summed up in 5 words:  Don't be a shiatty parent.

Werd. Kids get what I makw for dinner. No kid menus at restaurants and it WORKS! And once they are old enough, have them help in the kitchen. Demystifying food really helps!

Except with gravy.  I don't eat gravy after I saw my grandmother making it.

/Also a hilariously picky eater.

My one failure is my younger daughter. Her dad (my ex) convinced her that cheese will make her sick bc she was briefly lactose intolerant as a preemie. I've made some progress lately, but it has been a struggle.

Hilariously, she'll eat cheesecake.


Uh...okay, WTF...cheese is probably the dairy product least likely to mess with the tummies of the lactose-intolerant:

a) Most cheese is curded by the addition of rennet--which is traditionally produced from the stomach lining of calves.  Which still have the digestive enzymes that start breaking down milk.

b) Most of your harder cheeses are actually heated to boiling before being cooled down (to add rennet and culture) which further denatures proteins and helps break down sugars.

c) Cheese in any of its forms is basically what is left after bacteria (and fungi as well, in the case of blue and green cheeses) nom the curdled milk solids.    Among other things, they digest the lactose and other sugars in the milk curds--that's part of how different cheeses get different flavour profiles.

Ironically, cheesecake contains one of the very few cheeses that might trigger a reaction in the lactose intolerant--cream cheese and/or ricotta and/or quark-cheese (which is basically a German form of paneer cheese)--all of which are not true fermented cheeses in the usual sense.  (Quark is basically cheese from milk allowed to sour then warmed and strained, just like paneer; ricotta is actually made from acidified "seconds" whey from production of other cheeses that is then heated and strained; cream cheese is basically half-and-half that has gone through the initial curding stage but has not been further cultured or aged.)
 
2013-03-02 06:24:01 PM
One of the best ways to get a kid to eat something is to simply tell them they can't eat it, because only adults are allowed to eat it, or because their little taste buds aren't ready for it.  Kids think they are pulling something over on the parents by sneaking bites of forbidden foods, or they think they are way more mature than their peers.  Works either way.

Rutabagas and beets roasted for dinner tonight!
 
2013-03-02 06:47:00 PM
I prefer to eat like a German.  My vegetables need more room to live, on someone else's plate.
 
2013-03-02 07:17:30 PM

Great Porn Dragon: moonscatter: meyerkev: moonscatter: oukewldave: Article can be summed up in 5 words:  Don't be a shiatty parent.

Werd. Kids get what I makw for dinner. No kid menus at restaurants and it WORKS! And once they are old enough, have them help in the kitchen. Demystifying food really helps!

Except with gravy.  I don't eat gravy after I saw my grandmother making it.

/Also a hilariously picky eater.

My one failure is my younger daughter. Her dad (my ex) convinced her that cheese will make her sick bc she was briefly lactose intolerant as a preemie. I've made some progress lately, but it has been a struggle.

Hilariously, she'll eat cheesecake.

Uh...okay, WTF...cheese is probably the dairy product least likely to mess with the tummies of the lactose-intolerant:

a) Most cheese is curded by the addition of rennet--which is traditionally produced from the stomach lining of calves.  Which still have the digestive enzymes that start breaking down milk.

b) Most of your harder cheeses are actually heated to boiling before being cooled down (to add rennet and culture) which further denatures proteins and helps break down sugars.

c) Cheese in any of its forms is basically what is left after bacteria (and fungi as well, in the case of blue and green cheeses) nom the curdled milk solids.    Among other things, they digest the lactose and other sugars in the milk curds--that's part of how different cheeses get different flavour profiles.

Ironically, cheesecake contains one of the very few cheeses that might trigger a reaction in the lactose intolerant--cream cheese and/or ricotta and/or quark-cheese (which is basically a German form of paneer cheese)--all of which are not true fermented cheeses in the usual sense.  (Quark is basically cheese from milk allowed to sour then warmed and strained, just like paneer; ricotta is actually made from acidified "seconds" whey from production of other cheeses that is then heated and strained; cream cheese is basically half-and-half that has gone through the initial curding stage but has not been further cultured or aged.)


Oh, I am in complete agreement. The jerk made it into a phobia for her. He's also the one who fed them small lumps of wasabi when they were three because 'funny'!!
 
2013-03-02 09:18:43 PM
I'm doing my first greened article happy dance.

/subby
 
2013-03-03 12:24:07 AM
Most of the food in the first sentence of the article sounded good, until I got to broccoli puree.
Why would you feed people blenderized broccoli paste?
 
2013-03-03 01:26:16 AM

ruetheday69: I use the "omg just eat one bite" rule .. with my husband. He eats one bite and makes a face and declares vegetables 'yucky'. I try to prepare stuff in different ways as well. Lots of random vegetables like cauliflower, asparagus, broccoli, etc. How does this happen with adults?
Well, at least he will tolerate bell peppers now.


Invite him to the party in your tummy.
 
2013-03-03 01:31:41 AM

TV's Vinnie: Right in the very first paragraph, it was so dripping with pretentious snottery I just closed the farking window.

Don't you just love it when rich people think that their pampered lives are "normal" and anyone who doesn't measure up is WRONG and they should be told how WRONG they are?


Considering how that was not at all how the article actually went, I wouldn't say I love that nearly as much as I love people who Freudian project their own insecurities into something they didn't actually read.

Maybe you just feel really ashamed of not being financially successful.  Hard to say, really, since I've never met you.
 
2013-03-03 02:07:19 AM

ciberido: TV's Vinnie: Right in the very first paragraph, it was so dripping with pretentious snottery I just closed the farking window.

Don't you just love it when rich people think that their pampered lives are "normal" and anyone who doesn't measure up is WRONG and they should be told how WRONG they are?

Considering how that was not at all how the article actually went, I wouldn't say I love that nearly as much as I love people who Freudian project their own insecurities into something they didn't actually read.

Maybe you just feel really ashamed of not being financially successful.  Hard to say, really, since I've never met you.


Sure. That's it. I'm so totally jealous of snotty people. If only Romney won so he could put me in my place.
 
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