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#1 Old 06-06-2017, 10:45 PM
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Question Changing tastes

I've noticed, since becoming vegan, my tastes are changing. I'm eating beets (something I never thought possible), tomatoes (see above), and avocado (see above). Is it normal to eat things you thought you never would?

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#2 Old 06-07-2017, 08:02 AM
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I think that for me, the more I take out of my diet, the more creative I get and things I hadn't really thought about eating seem like possibilities. Two things that I was suspicious of/ never thought I would try them were okra and cauliflower. I like both of them very much now.
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For me it's more a case of what were formerly unusual tasting alternatives, gradually becoming the new normal.
I'm totally acclimatised to plant-milks now, including in savoury cooking. I used to tolerate soya milk, but now it's just 'milk'. Didn't really expect that.
I literally just discovered an old egg separator lurking in a corner one of my kitchen drawers, it gave me a little kick to realise 'Eh, I won't ever use that again!' and throw it in the bin. No desire to eat eggs, perfectly content with scrambled tofu or whatever.
I'll be having sliced marinated artichokes in my burger later, instead of a slice of cheese. I put everything except cheese on my pizza. It all seems so usual now.
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#4 Old 06-07-2017, 09:15 AM
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I used to only be able to tolerate tomatoes if they were cooked or as ketchup. I crave them raw now. Especially homegrown heirloom. Oh My Garden!!!! lol

Many things I simply didn't know existed, too, like kohlrabi, celery root, jackfruit, jicama, etc., etc. are tasty. Quite the education for both me and my taste buds.
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I think that for me, the more I take out of my diet, the more creative I get and things I hadn't really thought about eating seem like possibilities. Two things that I was suspicious of/ never thought I would try them were okra and cauliflower. I like both of them very much now.
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For me it's more a case of what were formerly unusual tasting alternatives, gradually becoming the new normal.
I'm totally acclimatised to plant-milks now, including in savoury cooking. I used to tolerate soya milk, but now it's just 'milk'. Didn't really expect that.
I literally just discovered an old egg separator lurking in a corner one of my kitchen drawers, it gave me a little kick to realise 'Eh, I won't ever use that again!' and throw it in the bin. No desire to eat eggs, perfectly content with scrambled tofu or whatever.
I'll be having sliced marinated artichokes in my burger later, instead of a slice of cheese. I put everything except cheese on my pizza. It all seems so usual now.
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I used to only be able to tolerate tomatoes if they were cooked or as ketchup. I crave them raw now. Especially homegrown heirloom. Oh My Garden!!!! lol

Many things I simply didn't know existed, too, like kohlrabi, celery root, jackfruit, jicama, etc., etc. are tasty. Quite the education for both me and my taste buds.
Okay, good. It's not *just* me, then. It's everyone. Thanks.

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I've always loved trying new foods, and willing to give ones I dislike a ton of chances! Heck, i have a tradition of getting a winter squash every fall. Still hate it every which way. Lots of my tastes have changed. I used to use cumin seeds quite liberally, then I started to complain about cumin being too strong, to avoiding it, I'm just recently putting small amounts in things. I used to just love so many Indian dishes. It was unfortunately around the time of going vegan that the taste just--- left. It has now returned!

Then there are things like nooch, which I wasn't all that fond of when I first tried it- first couple tubs were pretty much exclusively popcorn. Now, I love it and use a lot-but don't think it's 'cheesey' on it's own
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I think it must be natural for tastes to change. When I was omni, about the only vegetables I ate were those that came on a hamburger. My idea of a green vegetable was pickle relish. Now, I can't imagine life without broccoli, spinach, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, squash, cucumber- the list goes on. I'm even eating mushrooms.
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