My top 5

So I’ve found myself stating in random conversation, “that’s totally in my top five ___.” I started wondering though, what’s actually in my top five? I feel like I’ve probably listed a lot more things than five! Here are my top five food-related lists – for your personal reference, because I’m sure you’ve been dying of curiosity. And these will probably be dynamic, so watch out for any changes.

Top five vegetables

  1. Eggplant. duh. The King of vegetables, in Royal Purple.
  2. Mushrooms. I think this counts as a vegetable. I probably wouldn’t have top 5 fungi….or would I?
  3. Okra. Love that slimy texture.
  4. Beets. Remind me of my grandma’s garden.
  5. Rhubarb (I’m counting this one as a vegetable, I don’t care what you say!)

Top five fruits

  1. The Mango. Also the King of fruits, and the most popular fruit in the world, dontcha know? For good reason.
  2. Coconuts. Make me go nuts!
  3. Pineapple. Did anyone say pina colada?
  4. Raspberries. Noms.
  5. Blueberries. Because they’re blue. Well and they’re good for you, and stuff like that.

Top five food HATES

  1. Ketchup. Can’t even handle the smell of it. Don’t want those nasty bottles anywhere near me.
  2. Mayonnaise! Just, why??
  3. Fake cheese. This category includes things like cheetos, cheese whiz and velveeta. And American cheese. Vom-city.
  4. Milk – it’s just gross to drink. I will cook with it sometimes, but will substitute soymilk when possible. However, I do like to add heavy cream and yogurt to things, so I guess I’m a bit fickle about dairy products.
  5. Butter – smells really icky when melted, but I’ve decided to *try* to come to terms with this ingredient. It’s pretty essential for a lot of baking.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Cristen says:

    I feel like strawberries should be on your list of hate.


    1. Robert says:

      Nah, she just “doesn’t prefer” strawberries. Not even close to her hatred of ketchup and mayo.


  2. Remember that time that we were eating breakfast out and I got a tiny speck of my ketchup on my scarf and you made me go HOME to change my scarf because you said you were feeling nauseated by the small of the tiny speck of ketchup?

    Well, I remember the time I threw a Cheeto at you in high school, that was hilarious.


  3. Jeff says:

    have you ever tried making your own mayo? The easy way is olive oil and eggs. Totally different from anything you’ve ever bought at a store. And it is easy to transform into creamy homemade salad dressings or an herb dip.


    1. Hi Jeff, thanks for the tip! I have tried homemade mayo before, and it wasn’t bad, but I’ve never made it myself. It’s just not a condiment that appeals to me in general, so typically avoid it! I’m trying to become a little less phobic though in tolerating its occasional presence, as it does turn up in or on lots of dishes


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