Generally I like everything but it has to be in good shape. For example, I can eat frog eye balls if prepared the correct way and fresh. It's all protein and the human psychology and social norms is what prevents us from eating lots of over looked great foods.
I generally avoid processed foods. Sure, I will eat a Snickers candy bar from time to time or even at McDonald's too but when I shop at a supermarket, I NEVER buy canned soup. There may be some good brands out there but homemade soup easily beats it. That Campbell's canned chicken soup tastes so wrong. It tastes like salt water with fake chicken flavor. I also do not drink milk in most cases and personally IMO, adults should not be drinking milk as a beverage. I feel that it's ideally for children. I had debate with my coworker about this milk topic because he absolutely loves milk. He is very over weight though so I think his heavy milk drinking is a part of his heaviness. Also, I think milk does not taste good with food. Yeah, it's good with a chocolate cake but it's terrible with pizza. That "milk does a body good" campaign advertisement is wrong IMO, especially for adults. But milk is fine when used for recipes like rice pudding for example and I will happily consume milk in that context since I am eating a small portion.
Lately, I've been eating a vegetarian diet. Yes I love meat and I eat it mostly on the weekends but in some ways meat is over rated. Do I always have to have chicken or some type of ground meat with my meal? Is it not a meal because there is no meat? It seems that many people feel that if there is no meat, something is missing.
The fact is, there's lots of great meals and dishes out there that are meatless but unfortunately you have to prepare it yourself. The vegetarian selection at most restaurants suck. I find that when I reduce my meat consumption, I will save money because meat is on the expensive side. Vegetables in season are amazingly good and cheap. So money is a factor why I eat less meat. Also, I feel lighter and less heavy when I reduce my meat content. I find myself to be more energetic, when I eat more raw vegetables.
That being said, I look forward to my pastrami sandwich this weekend.
Edited by Spareribs - 9/14/11 at 6:54am