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I'm newly vegetarian. I'm a quite picky eater so many of the vegetarian staples are not for me. I find myself grinding through page after page of vegetarian recipes that I would need to take half the ingredients out of to make. I need a little help.<br><br>
I'm looking for simple meals that I can cook daily. Among the long list of fruits and veggies I don't eat are:<br><br>
Beans (other than green/yellow beans, baked beans, and kindney beans in chili)<br>
Mushroom<br>
Chick peas<br>
Eggplant<br>
Melon<br>
Tomato<br>
Yam/Sweet Potato<br>
Barley<br>
Nuts<br>
Carrots (raw)<br>
Celery<br><br>
The list goes on. I'm pretty much going to be the worst vegetarian ever.
 

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<a href="http://www.supercook.com/" target="_blank">http://www.supercook.com/</a><br>
This might help you. It's a website that searches several recipe sites for the ingredients you have listed and you can also list ingredients that you don't want included.
 

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Are there particular reasons you don't like these foods? Sometimes dislikes occur because you have not found the right way to prepare them yet.
 

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If your list of dislikes is so long, maybe it would be better if you listed your <i>likes</i>? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Try eating Sietan, most people think it is a great meal replacement. Also there are tons of good recipes you can find that will cater to your likes/dislikes. I think once you try some of these recipes you may be more willing to try some of those listed above. My girlfriend just made a delicious Alfredo sauce tonight that was awesome! It did have nuts ground up in it but it tasted nothing like them. I really tasted like a creamy Alfredo sauce, just saying. You can also check out vegetarian restaurant menu's to get ideas. Here is <a href="http://cityocity.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">City O' City Menu</a> in Denver. They have some awesome stuff you can look up recipes to
 

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I was going to ask the same thing about <i>why</i> you didn't like those specific foods....is it taste, texture, previous ways they were made? If you like kidney beans in chili, would you eat them in other foods? What is the difference between kidney beans and other beans....could you mix up/replace the beans in the chili?<br>
would you eat cooked tomatoes in a sauce or like fire roasted diced to be used in recipes, do you like them raw or cooked as your preference, or not at all?<br>
Do you like white potatoes and not sweet potatoes? Sweet are actually much tastier....have you tried them in soups or stews/chilis? Love a good sweet potato chili!<br>
for the carrots and celery, do you just not like them raw? Cooking them in soups basically eliminates their individual flavors.<br><br>
Please fill us in with a little more info....like will you not eat them AT ALL....or do you need some suggestions on how maybe you could incorporate them into dishes?
 

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omg, you don't like lots of great food, especially beans. could it be that you just didn't eat them well done? like my friend hates mushrooms but has no problems when i cook them<br><br><br>
other than that i would think rice dishes with some fried broccoli/cauliflowers. pasta and sauce. zuchinni. couscous. potato salad etc
 

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Also, how long has it been since you tried a lot of them? Tastes change. Your entire body renews itself every 7 years, and your taste buds are part of it. Things I hated growing up are things I love now.<br><br>
You are going to have a very hard time being a healthy vegetarian without eating those things. I speak from my husband's experience...he was more of a "bread and cheese itarian" before he met me, and his cholesterol and triglycerides were sky high.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AspireToInspire</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3028505"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Tomato, you don't eat tomato? There is no helping you.</div>
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I don't eat tomato either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:"> whats so great about it? It has an awful texture and it's bland (except in sauces or things like that)
 

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lol. i'm not a fan of tomatoes either. but if they're in things i'll eat them. i never buy tomatoes to cook with though.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AspireToInspire</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3028505"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Tomato, you don't eat tomato? There is no helping you.</div>
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I like raw tomatoes primarily in sandwiches/pita pockets.
 

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I used to HATE tomatoes too! IT was a texture thing. Then I had the most amazing sandwich WITH a tomato slice and my life was changed forever. I was 15. hahahaha<br><br>
@Jessica, if you don't like them b/c they are bland, I think you may be buying the wrong tomatoes. Try to get them at a farmers market, organic, heirloom varieties..etc...they taste so much better than conventional store-bought ones.
 

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Dude, I will eat tomato sandwiches, fried green tomatoes, marinara sauce, tomato soup, salsa, tomato picked fresh off the vine all day long and I used to be wicked picky. Tomato is one of the staple foods I eat every day. Nothing better than an organic fresh garden tomato, the flavor is incomparable to most of the crap tomatoes they sell in grocery stores.<br><br>
Raw onion, I can get how that might gross people out.
 

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Oh I love onions. Every kind. I love every vegetable in the onion/garlic family and I will eat them prepared any way. Mmm... But tomatoes. No thanks. I can eat salsa and sauces and soups, I like using tomato paste and such, but I will not eat a whole or part of a tomato such as in pico de gallo, guacamole, or anything unless it's had all the life juice sucked out of it. Ugh I hate them.
 

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I love grape tomatoes from the farmers market. (or any smaller sized tomatoes).<br><br>
But I use the large ones for sauces etc. The key to picking the good tomatoes is that they have to have a very strong perfume.<br><br>
My boyfriend was a super picky eater when I met him 4years ago. He was 'allergic' to anything healthy. But with some good cooking he slowly grew to love veggies and fruits. The ONLY thing I cannot get him to eat are beets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Plus he became vegan!<br><br>
So try experimenting. Also, different spices change things completely.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AspireToInspire</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3028505"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Tomato, you don't eat tomato? There is no helping you.</div>
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Yeh. Of all the messed up **** I've read on the net today, that tops it.
 
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