Comments on: Cilantro Tolerator + Purple Disliker http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:41:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: whitneyingram http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-782229 whitneyingram Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:43:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-782229 I love purple so much that I named my daughter Violet. No joke.

If you really want to love purple, plant a lilac bush in your yard.

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-782032 Jen Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-782032 I’ve never liked mushrooms. So many people like them though so I give them a chance at least a few times each year. I still don’t like them. I think I will keep giving them a chance though, but I’m not sure why.

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By: Tara http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-778994 Tara Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:46:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-778994 CIDER! Love it now, but for years couldn’t stand apple cider. I persevered and now, nothing beats a cider on ice in the sun on a hot summers day!

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By: Lisa | Happy By http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-778585 Lisa | Happy By Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:04:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-778585 I think everything is just a phase that goes by, some of them last longer and some shorter. While some things make us who we are and there’s no reason to force ourselves to change them, many others would do wonders if we embraced them. From my personal experience, you should try looking at things you dislike from the eyes of someone you like/admire/trust. E.g. I got into eating lettuce (after avoiding it for years) only after seeing if beautifully integrated into salads in blogs. Now this doesn’t mean I only liked lettuce because I love blogs and trust bloggers, but I went through a journey of seeing what I missed by others’ viewpoint. Hope this makes sense :)

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By: Melissa L. http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-777536 Melissa L. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:16:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-777536 I never liked goat cheese – despite trying to enjoy it because it seemed to be popular with my cheese-loving friends – until after I had kids. Somehow, post-pregnancy, I really like it.

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By: jeri http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-777132 jeri Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:55:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-777132 Oh, the hated beets.

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By: Alissa http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-777090 Alissa Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:00:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-777090 Maybe it’s just the word “purple”. It kind of reminds me of a disease.

But “violet”… now that sounds gorgeous.

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By: JP http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-776630 JP Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:11:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-776630 For years I have tried liking anything that is bitter. Endive, arugula, mineral water, bitter chocolate, anything that is really bitter. Mostly I would fake it to be acceptable in a restaurant or while we lived in Europe. But this year I decided I just would not eat bitter things any more. It is liberating! Why should I eat something that I don’t like? So I don’t…unless I am in the rare position where I am at someone’s home and I don’t want to offend them, I eat only things that I like. I like almost everything else any way. This makes a much happier me…it only took me 50 years to figure it out!

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By: Kristi Beth http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-776498 Kristi Beth Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:26:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-776498 I’ve actually been doing the exact same thing with cilantro! I’ve never liked it, but decided that I should try not to avoid it anymore. It’s been going okay so far. I’ve also been trying the same thing with avocado. I’ve never liked it, but I want to like it. I can’t handle huge chunks of it, but a little bit mixed in with something else (like a salsa), and I’m okay.
With colours, though, the only colour I really dislike is orange, and I don’t see myself warming out to that anytime soon.

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By: Nicole http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-776391 Nicole Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:52:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-776391 I’ve been working on strawberries. I love them in jam, especially of the homemade variety but I have a hard time with their texture when fresh. I’ve been getting better but I still can’t eat very many at once.

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By: Kit http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-776044 Kit Sat, 09 Nov 2013 00:50:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-776044 Interesting about the taste-training!
And you can’t hate purple if you’ve grown up in Brisbane, Australia, which turns purple every spring with flowering Jacarandas.

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By: Summer http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775972 Summer Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:20:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775972 It’s funny, I was never a purple liker when I was younger, but as a brunette with dark tones, I loooove it now. My dining room is even a shade of purple!

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By: Summer http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775971 Summer Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:17:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775971 You’re my hero. Tomatoes are the ONLY thing I truly detest – and only when they’re raw. It’s not like I’ll gag, it just ruins the bite for me, so if it’s in an omelet or guac, it’s just not worth eating anymore. I HAVE gotten good at picking of every diced tomato, no matter the size, however, I really don’t like looking like a 6 year old. Furthermore, I don’t like being picky. I’m not even going to mention the looks when you order a sandwich soup combo and have to say, “Grilled cheese, no tomato, with a side of tomato soup.”

Maybe I’ll try just shoveling them down. If nothing else, maybe i won’t eat so much of my food, and it’ll act as a diet. ;)

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By: Pepper http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775904 Pepper Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:51:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775904 I have a similar experience with you to the color purple. When I was 8 I had to be wearing something purple every day! It drove my mom crazy. Now I really don’t like the color. I have grown from a genuine dislike to more of a general disinterest. I would never choose it for myself, but when I see something beautiful, purple doesn’t take away from the beauty. I can recognize it’s beauty as long as I don’t have to wear it or put it in my house!

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By: sarah page http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775835 sarah page Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:25:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775835 I just don’t like pickles. And yet everyone I love seems to LOVE pickles. So I decided almost 20 years ago I would try and like pickles. At least once a year I would get the most delicious looking pickle I could find and say “Oooo, that looks good. I know I’m going to like it.” I’d give it a good try. And every year I still end up in the same place – I just don’t like pickles.

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775824 Laura Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:17:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775824 This is a great topic! I too have deliberately tried to open my mind to things that I don’t naturally gravitate toward. I have always loved browns, creams, and greens, but not yellow, so a few years ago, I tried to invite yellow into my life. Instead of rejecting yellow options in tops, purses, etc., I purposefully chose them — most of which were mustards — but now I adore the color! I think I just needed to build my own relationship with it — it sounds so silly, but it’s true. Like you, I’ve also never loved purples (and blues, which I’m still working on), but you know what? Violet looks smashing with mustard. And so, I’m evolving to adopt deep purples — especially with a little touch of red to them (I think it’s all about finding just the right shade/hue and situating it within a larger palette full of colors you do love). I have felt a little insane when I tell people I’m trying to cultivate an appreciation for yellow or purple, so I love that you think about this, too!

I use a similar method for foods I don’t love… I used to dislike cucumbers, but I spent a year trying them repeatedly, and now I’m a huge fan. It’s not always successful — I still don’t tolerate mushrooms that well — but it often does work. And I definitely feel like it’s a worthwhile exercise… my horizons are more expansive since I began trying to welcome things into my life that I wouldn’t typically choose.

I hope you come to love both cilantro and purple — and if not, at least you tried!

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By: Martha http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775810 Martha Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:59:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775810 When we first moved into our house the main family room was painted purple (possibly the best shade of purple in the world) and I about died. I dislike purple with a passion, nearly as much as my dislike of pink. I refused to do anything with the house until that was repainted. It’s been green ever since. The bathroom was painted blue, which was a little out of my palette but tolerable, I have since grown to love it! It could use a fresh coat of paint and I just cannot imagine it another color.

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By: Deb http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775735 Deb Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:52:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775735 Hi Gabrielle! Cute post… I know I often feel vague annoyance with myself regarding things I don’t like (maybe I just hate to miss out on things!) Anyway, I used to hate hate HATE olives. I’d tried them as a kid, and hated everything about them to the point where they made me slightly gaggy. But as an adult who loves good food, I felt I was missing out on something. I had gone so far as to buy a bottle of good olives recommended by a friend, but had yet to make the leap… then we were out for dinner one night and got an appetized platter that included these beautiful, fresh, fresh olives (still attached to twig and leaf), so I thought “why not?” Did I love them? No. Nonono. But I at least GOT them… there were some lovely undertones to the bitter, sour I-hate-olives taste on top. That was rather a lot of olives ago. I still don’t like grey-green olives in a jar, but lovely fresh olives are now one of my favourite things. Big fat olives in a dirty vodka martini make me pretty happy too. So keep cilantro-ing and purple-ing… I like to think it’s a wee way to keep yourself open to the whole world just a little bit more. Cheers.

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By: Darcy http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775731 Darcy Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:39:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775731 Hi Gabrielle! You may be thinking of an old essay by Vogue’s food writer, Jeffery Steingarten. It’s also the introduction to his excellent book “The Man Who Ate Everything” http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Who-Ate-Everything/dp/0375702024

If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend gobbling it up as soon as possible. It often made me laugh out loud, and the food facts were fascinating.

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By: Chloe R http://www.designmom.com/2013/11/cilantro-tolerator-purple-disliker/comment-page-1/#comment-775547 Chloe R Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:26:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=42685#comment-775547 I feel the same way about eggs! As a child I wouldn’t eat them in any form (except baked goods – ie invisible), but around college I began eating omelets, and I can also eat scrambled eggs as long as I eat them with toast or with veggies/cheese added. I completely agree about the boiled egg smell. And the runny yolks. And don’t get me started on egg salad or deviled eggs… So I guess I’m a partially reformed egg hater, but some categories of egg hating are very firmly entrenched! I’m not sure I can picture forcing myself to dig into a soft boiled egg anytime soon…

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