Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Change of Heart

I've never been a picky eater.


There are only a couple of things that I don't enjoy

Like lima beans and okra.

But I'll still eat them.

There has been only one thing that I refuse to eat.

Cottage Cheese.

For very good reason.

First, look at it!

Second, the addition of only a single word to the phrase 'cottage cheese' makes it even more disgusting.

Like thighs.

Or discharge.


Ok I'll stop.

I've winced so many times when people order it...with fruit or all alone, BLECH.

So imagine my surprise when I came across a 'Healthy Breakfast' recipe called Avocados with Tomato Cottage Cheese and wanted to try it.

Pi, you don't like cottage cheese...

Well, maybe I never gave it a chance...it's playing with avocados and tomatoes! My favorites!

Off to the grocery store.

I stood in front of the cottage cheese section and just stared...

Small curd, large curd, low-fat, all-fat, no-fat, low sodium...WTF

Too many choices.

I almost bailed.

No, no, you're going to do this!

Fine, um...small curd low-fat!

The curds are what always made it look inedible, so maybe if they're smaller it won't bother me as much...

And guess what?

I fucking loved it.

I loved it so much that after breakfast, I had more of it for a snack later....and then again later.

I consumed the whole 12 oz tub in one day.

And I've been craving it since.

Guess what? (again)

My favorite Mexican cheese (Queso Fresco) is a cousin of cottage cheese...

That's right, keep it in the family.


Leafs Fan said...

Cottage cheese is the food of Kings.

Try it in pourogies. That's heaven.

Spicy Little Pi said...

Mmm hmm I sense some cooking adventures...

Thanks for the tip!

Christopher said...

While in Israel last week, I discovered that chicked hearts are also not that bad. They taste like chicken ;)

But stay away from the livers and the pancreases.

There are a lot of "creamy" cheeses over there that are delicious as well. Based on my experience with them and your experiment with cottage cheese, I just might have to give the chunky stuff another shot myself!

Spicy Little Pi said...

Israel?! You world traveler, you!

I still need to get my bum-ass a passport....

ICK pancreas?! That sounds gross, but I'd try it fried.

Leafs Fan said...

Glad you're open. Pourogies are very time consuming, but some of the best things you'll ever eat!

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