Past My Comfort Zone

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 14, 2010

Good morning to you!

We didn’t end up going to Costco last night, but we did go on a hot date to the local air pump. ;)

It looks like my back tire is busted! Eric thinks he over-inflated the tire and popped it. The road to TRY-A-TRI might be more bumpy than we originally anticipated! We need to bring our bikes in for a tune-up anyways so they can fix up my tire for me then.

My groin area is still quite sore after yesterday’s tumble, so I am going to continue to ice it today and see how it feels. All I wanted to do this morning was go outside for my workout so I am quite bummed that I am still sore. I have learned my lesson though; it is always best to listen to my body. Like my sports medicine doctor once told me, if you have pain it is your body’s way of telling you to STOP the movement until the pain goes away. It seems simple and obvious, but it was very hard for me to learn and put into practice…

Breakfast was new and a bit scary…


Yesterday, I spotted a wonderful spin-off of Vegan Overnight Oats over at Savvy Eats called Monster Overnight Oats! A hybrid of a Green Monster and Vegan Overnight Oats? Naturally, I was game.


Step 1: Blend up a Green Monster

I used:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 of a large, ripe banana (Save other half for below)
  • 2-3 handfuls of spinach



Step 2: Mix in your ‘overnight oat’ ingredients…

I used:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup regular oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Other half of the banana, cut into chunks

Dump said ingredients into the green monster…


They float!


Stir your little heart out. Now place in the fridge overnight.



Dream of rainbows, puppies, and shooting stars. ;)



Think about breakfast experiment in the fridge.

Leap out of bed! Slowly get out of bed.

Look at experiment. Cringe.


I’ll be the first to admit that this looks gross…!!

But you know the saying, ‘Don’t judge a book by the cover’.

Try to prettify the scary bowl of green…


I drizzled a tablespoon of peanut butter over top and dove in!


It was actually really tasty, but I could not get over the whole clumpy green oats part of it. This was a bit past my comfort zone. I don’t mind drinking green in the morning (if it’s smooth), but I was not so sure about this. It really did taste good though… :)

I finished off this week’s episode of Gossip Girl as I ate. This show is the bee’s knees.


Today’s question- Do you consider yourself a texture person when it comes to food? Are there certain things you won’t eat because of the texture or appearance? What foods?

I actually didn’t know about ‘texture aversions’ until I met Eric. :) He is a huge texture person and he won’t eat several foods because of their texture alone. His examples include:

  • Pulp in juice (he will drink pulp but doesn’t enjoy it!)
  • Oatmeal
  • Beans (he says ‘especially the canned beans in sauce!’)
  • Eggplant
  • Creamed potatoes (mashed is ok though)
  • Pumpkin pie filling (The horrors!!!)
  • Jell-O
  • Flaky pastries

My mother-in-law has quite a few texture aversions too. I got her hooked on chia seeds, BUT she really dislikes when chia seeds get wet + slimy! What my mother in law does is quite funny. She puts the dry chia seeds on a plate next to her cereal bowl and then she takes a spoon of chia and puts it in her mouth followed by a spoonful of cereal. She said this helps prevent the seeds from getting slimy and sticking to her teeth! I found this quite amusing! That is dedication. :)

As for me, I don’t really have many texture aversions aside from maybe things like mussels and other slimy sea things. I tried squid when I was young and I hated how rubbery it was. I also used to dislike onion rings and Tapioca pudding when I was little, but I’m not sure if I would feel the same now since I love cooked onions and I have grown to love chia seed pudding which looks a lot worse than Tapioca.


Have a great day!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

You’re so right: Take it easy and don’t push yourself too soon. Take it from me. I’ve had an injury for too long and if I could build a car that travels back in time I’d tell myself to take more time healing. (And then I’d bet on a ton of winning lottery numbers.)


Kelly April 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

Oooh I dunno if I would be able to eat that, I think it would freak me out too.


Jessica @ How Sweet April 14, 2010 at 8:03 am

I am SO a texture person!!! I don’t really like a big crunch which is why I don’t like veggies – funny, tho, I love crunchy carbs! :)


Julie @savvyeats April 14, 2010 at 8:03 am

I know, the first time I made it I thought “why on earth did I think this would be a good idea?” So I closed my eyes for the first few bites, and once I realized it tasted good I opened them again. ;)


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

I agree, as long as I wasn’t looking at it, I was fine! haha


Jenny April 14, 2010 at 8:04 am

There’s nothing like good TV and an even better breakfast!


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 14, 2010 at 8:04 am

Yea, that breakfast looks a little scary to me, too. I have a texture problem with cottage cheese. I wish I liked it but just looking at it completely turns my stomach. Ugh, curdled milk.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

I could never eat cottage cheese either!


Erin April 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

I have a real aversion to pineapple. I enjoy the flavor for the most part but cannot get past the texture. I can’t eat mushrooms because I used to step on them when I was little. They actually make me nauseous when thinking about them. Seedy fruits are hard for me too. But, often I like the flavor but not the texture. I guess I’m just weird. :)


[email protected] Fab.Fit.Full. April 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

I used to have a problem with the chia seeds getting slimy in my milk too! Now I actually like when they get stuck to my teeth…is that weird? hahaha


Jamie in Arkansas April 14, 2010 at 8:07 am

My only texture aversion is shredded coconut. YUK! My hubby sounds like yours, though. He would rather starve than eat oatmeal. He actually gagged and spit it out! What’s wrong with this man??? Oatmeal is my favorite food group! Ha. Ha.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 9:57 am

Eric would not eat a bowl of oats if his life depended on it!


Jamie in Arkansas April 14, 2010 at 10:03 am

Roy said if he was starving and the only thing to eat was oatmeal, he would starve. Unbelievable!!!! I think he’s nuts. :) But I love him!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 10:10 am

hahah I just asked Eric and he agreed. Not surprised…


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 14, 2010 at 8:08 am

You know, thinking about it, I can’t think of any textures that really gross me out! I guess I’m more about taste than texture.


Elizabeth April 14, 2010 at 8:10 am

I don’t like anything chunky (hate chunks in mashed potatoes, pies, fruit in yogurt, etc). Texture is huge for me! I also dislike the texture of beans but know I should give them a try. :)

Interesting breakfast!!


Brittany April 14, 2010 at 8:16 am

Wow those green monster oats look intense. I’m definitely not a texture adverse person though – I actually like it. It gives a little chewy to smooth things. For instance I love chia pudding, smoothies with little bits of nuts or cacao, and yogurt with granola.


[email protected] April 14, 2010 at 8:16 am

love how pretty your green monster looks….take it nice and slow with your training!


Janna ~ Just Flourishing April 14, 2010 at 8:18 am

I hope you feel better soon!

I know what you mean about how its hard to stop all movement when you get an injury or feel pain. It’s very very hard to do that for me.

I was training for a half-marathon and felt a lot pain in my hip during a long run, I kept going though… and low and behold, I ended up injuring myself. Just goes to show!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

That was me last year..before my pelvic injury!
I had pain before my 3 miler, and I ran anyways…then I was out for 2 months!


Rachel (Suburban Yogini) April 14, 2010 at 8:19 am

Tapioca freaks me out! It reminds me of frogspawn. Ewwww!!

Also I’m with Eric on pulp in juice. I do not like. I’m not conviced I could go with the Green oats either even though I have Green Monsters every day! Maybe I’ll try them.

You are the third blogger with tyre problems I’ve read about today!


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 14, 2010 at 8:19 am

Great idea Angela!


Kate N. April 14, 2010 at 8:20 am

I can not get over the texture or look of most Indian food. I hate anything too smooth! Like pudding or plain yogurt. Oatmeal is on my texture limit, there have been many day where I made oatmeal too creamy that got tossed!


Therese April 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

Way to listen to your body! I don’t know how many times I’ve seen my best friend try and exercise through pain. Oye. She’s doing it now and I want to smack her! LOL

OH! I forgot to mention that I tried my FIRST Green Monster on Sunday and LOVED it! I even made my boyfriend drink it as he was hesitant when he saw GREEN pictures but he sucked the whole thing back! Thanks! :D

As for texture aversions? I have to agree that I HATE pulp, blech! I just don’t like things I have to chew in my drinks. I feel you should either drink it or eat it, not both. Hence why I’m not a fan of bubble tea or remember Orbitz drinks?! Blech!

There were a few textures when I lived in Japan that I was hesitant with at first but now don’t mind, mostly more chewier things like mochi. And now that I’m experimenting with running gels I’m finding I had a weird texture aversion with gels but am slowly coming around!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 9:59 am

Glad you liked it!!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

Haha wow that is a little scary looking but I’m sure it tasted good!


Danielle (Coffee Run) April 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

I think your oats look pretty! lol
I’m def. a teture person. I tried something called “yam cake” the other day (an Asian ingredient) and the texture was like firm jelly…yeahhh wasn’t feelin’ it :?


Molly (Fuel Her Up) April 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

Haha I love how yous pelled mussels “muscles” – at first I thought you meant meat! I agree though – totally slimy! (I actually don’t like meat either!)

I hate when my green monsters have “chunks” – if they’re not completely smooth and I have to chew on spinach!

I know Caitlin on HTP once said she didn’t like peanut butter on oats, but that’s my favorite texture in the world!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 10:02 am

haha so much for googling the spelling of words!!


Mellissa April 14, 2010 at 8:25 am

I have a ton of food texture issues- especially drinks with chunks of anything in them.


Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind April 14, 2010 at 8:27 am

My food texture aversion: creamy things. This used to apply to ALL things creamy (including yogurt and pudding), but now it’s more like whipped cream (bleh!) or the cream-like substance in Twinkies, Ding Dongs, etc.


[email protected] Two Lives, One Lifestyle April 14, 2010 at 8:38 am

I have some random texture aversions like Jell-o, which makes me gag after I eat a few bites, and the same thing happens with bananas. I love adding banana to things (especially when it’s cooked) but not so much raw and just out of the peel. I really despise pulp in my juice too! Other than those three I can’t think of anything else though.


Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 14, 2010 at 8:39 am

That might freak me out a bit, I used to have serious texture issues, I HATED jello. Now I pretty much eat everything :-)


Ameena April 14, 2010 at 8:40 am

Don’t push yourself Angela! It isn’t worth it. Trust me, I know this firsthand!

I don’t like the texture of chia seeds, tapioca, flan, and lima beans. Totally random list, I know!


Kate April 14, 2010 at 8:40 am

I’m actually not a texture person and will honestly eat anything! However, there is one thing I can do without. When the boyfriend and I go get sushi we always get tako (octopus) which at the restaurant looks like a white rectangle and is absolutely delicious and refreshing!! So we bought fresh octopus at Whole Foods to try it ourselves, which was not quite the same! Once cooked it seriously resembled a baby octopus with the head and legs! I couldn’t even touch it! I’ll leave the pros to tackle that particular food from now on. ;)


Sana April 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

I can’t eat oranges, because I always choke on the skin. I am too impatient to chew it all out!


Kelly April 14, 2010 at 8:44 am

I have the same texture issue at times…it seems to come and go. I have just introduced chia seeds to my diet and I can see how they might be a bit odd at times regarding texture.
I am now following Glo Bars on Twitter…I still haven’t tried one of these bars and look forward to trying them soon. They look yummy!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

Thank you for the follow :)


Kristen April 14, 2010 at 8:44 am

I actually crave certain textures…it is kind of strange. I’ll have a craving for something crunchy or something with the texture of a thick, dense cake or muffin.


Kailey (SnackFace) April 14, 2010 at 8:47 am

I just discovered that I really can’t stand portobello mushrooms. The texture is so gaggy! And before I stopped eating animals, I used to love shrimp. But now the thought of that tough, corpuscle-y texture is vom-inducing. Whoah, graphic much? Sorry!


Eunice April 14, 2010 at 8:57 am

I’m totally a texture person. Some of the textures that creep me out:

– pears
– jelly beans
– coconut
– and anything slimy


eliza April 14, 2010 at 9:02 am

How is Eric’s NO COKE plan working? He motivated me to stop chewing gum again (it gives me tummy aches, yet I still do it..)

I am on day 2!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 10:05 am

he’s doing great- recap coming soon!


Kelsey April 14, 2010 at 9:03 am

everytime i try to take a break from gossip girl.. it somehow pulls me back. *shakes fist* but it really is a great show to watch when enjoying a meal <3


nut April 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

that is an unusual breakfast!
its funny – i have worked with kids in past with strong aversions to textures…kids with ADHD and autism often have tendencies…for example, the clumpy texture of oats or the consistency of peanut butter can be disturbing or comforting. Interesting to consider.


Heiho July 29, 2015 at 9:06 pm

2/3 of my kids have BOTH those conditions, and they are pretty fussy! One can’t stand oatmeal, the other ate it EVERY DAY for over a decade until he switched to frosted shredded wheats. The neurotypical kid drives me nuts by refusing most spices and seasonings. That one and the oatmeal hater can’t stand lentils, either, which I love.

I’m a fan of textures, and also like to combine hot and cold foods together when I’m eating, for the contrasts.

I’ll have no problem enjoying the green monster breakfast bowl.


Heiho July 30, 2015 at 8:18 am

Oh, yeah, that was good! I subbed hemp milk for almond, because that’s what I had, and put the whole mix into a large mason jar in the fridge. It was a lovely bright green, though a bit soupier than I expected. Tasted great, not at all like vegetables; I gobbled it right down! I’ll probably increase the oats to half a cup next time.


Stacey April 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

Texture and the look of something can really make eating it hard, unless it tastes amazing. But sometimes you have to experiment and try new things.


Paige @ Running Around Normal April 14, 2010 at 9:12 am

I can’t stand the texture of tomatoes! I’ve never liked them, and thought my tastes would eventually change because I like so many veggies I used to not like now, but I just can’t take the texture of tomatoes!


Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 14, 2010 at 9:12 am

I’ve never been a big fan of crunchy things like onions or peppers, thought I’m slowly getting over it. I HATE anything like fat or gristl. Bleh!


Bella (Stilettos on the Streetcar) April 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

I’m not much of a texture people, but I’m all about how my food looks. In fact, I’m still afraid of the Green Monster! I know, I know. I need to give it a try, but I’m afraid it’ll taste, well, green.


Gina April 14, 2010 at 9:15 am

I have some texture aversions, most notably things like cream of wheat.


Sara April 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

I have made spinach oatmeal before too. I blended almond milk and spinach then cooked it with a whole cup of oats because I thought it needed to be thicker. I could never eat it cold though, goodness! It was just fine heated up, but I think I prefer to drink my spinach :)


Nikki T April 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

I totally understand where Eric is coming from here…I’m a major texture person…
– Most seafood (calamari, ugh!)
– Apple sauce
– Oatmeal (I can eat it if I don’t think about it too much…)
– Jell-o for sure, especially when it sits and gets that hard layer on the bottom (c-r-i-n-g-e!!!)

I’m sure there are many others that I can’t think of on the spot!


Heather (Heather's Dish) April 14, 2010 at 9:38 am

your mom in law’s approach is too cute! i don’t think i have aversions really to anything – i take that back. I HATE WATER CHESTNUTS. something about the texture of those kills me and it kind of makes me shudder. blech. other than that i think i’m good though! :)


Lisa April 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

Certain cooked and raw mushrooms make me want to throw up (especially buttom mushrooms, or the standard ones people use).

Steamed spinach on its own

Anything super slimy, really. When I was a child, I hated cooked carrots. I would literally throw up when my parents fed them to me…I hated how they were mushy and all the crunch was gone.

Hope your groin feels better! I know how much it sucks to be injured from a non-exercise related event…it doesn’t seem fair!


Lisa April 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

button*, not buttom!


Lizz (Leading the Good Life) April 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

I’d say I am a texture person, for sure! No particular texture grosses me out, but an unexpected texture throws me off. I hate when there are raw onions in soft things like potato salad. I love green onions for things like that! I also hate big leaves of cooked spinach – the ones you can’t cut or bite through. I always seem to choke/gag on them!


Bree April 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

Ange – you should make FB fan pages for OSG and the GMM too!! :-)

(and FB just added a feature where you can add “favorites” to your biz page so they could all be cross referenced haha – if you check out my two pages, they are favs of each other)


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 14, 2010 at 10:07 am

I cant even keep up with ONE FB page! haha


Bree April 14, 2010 at 10:20 am

so have the person you hire have that as part of their job description :-p


rachael April 14, 2010 at 10:06 am

I’ve tried the green smoothie overnight oats before and my experiment did not turn out very well. I mad made one for my husband too and he was very happy when I switched his overnight oats back to almond milk the next day!

Hope you feel better soon!


Emily April 14, 2010 at 10:11 am

you’re a brave soul Angela…don’t know if I could have faced the green oats first thing in the morning!


Emily April 14, 2010 at 10:11 am

ps that shirt you gave Caitlin is so adorable! where did you get it?


Michelle April 14, 2010 at 10:13 am

Question about the overnight oats – I used rolled oats last night and this morning it was still a bit “soupy” & not as thick as I imagined. Did I use the wrong kind oats???


Noelle April 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

Angela, my husband is all over that. He is a huge texture person and he will let me know what veggies he does not care for when I prepare them. HA! I tell him sometimes we need to overlook these things in the name of health! :)


Run Sarah April 14, 2010 at 10:18 am

I can see how that would be tasty, sort of like granola and a smoothie in a bowl – even though it’s not pretty! I am not picky about textures although I dont generally like the texture of meat and its chewiness.


Morgan April 14, 2010 at 10:23 am

I’ve always considered myself a texture eater. I like having texture and lots of variety in my foods. I get bored by “smooth” foods


Kacy April 14, 2010 at 10:29 am

I definitely have some texture aversions. I can’t stand soggy bread, biscuits and gravy is the worst. GAG. And I can’t do shrimp either. I used to agree with Eric on the beans but I’ve recently gotten over that. Oh and mushrooms. They’re either slimy or squeaky and either one grosses me out.

That swamp bowl sounds like a great idea though. I may have to try it!


Tina April 14, 2010 at 10:33 am

I don’t think I could handle that either. I am a HUGE texture eater and can’t stand mushy things or super creamy things. I HATE when things get soggy (especially bread & cereal). I hate lumpy (can’t stomach cottage cheese). I hate random crunchy…like sprinkles in icecream. Drives me nuts.


Kellie April 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

I don’t like slimy eggs. I usually sramble my eggs until they are so hard that no one else will eat them. I just don’t like the feeling when they are runny.


Lindsey April 14, 2010 at 10:52 am

I can’t drink chunky smoothies…it has to all be nice and smooth, the chunks really gross me out. So I’m definitely a texture person from time to time!


Emily April 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

Hey Angela! Sorry you’re still feeling sore from your tumble. Hopefully the rest will do you well.

I have a serious texture aversion to celery. My mom makes delicious (vegetarian) pasta fagioli and while it would normally include chopped celery, she always had to put it in the food processor to avoid the chunks. I feel the same way about potato salad with celery hunks. Blech! :)


Jessica April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

Yes I absolutely cannot do crunch vegetables! Broccoli has to be really soft as do carrots and I’ve just now gotten used to lettuce. I can’t help it. But I try to expand my taste buds :)


Katherine April 14, 2010 at 11:12 am

I have a texture aversion to cooked mushrooms, especially portabellos! They remind me waaay too much of meat.
Also, those tofu noodles (Shirataki) remind me of worms ahhh gross!! I tried them once and gagged.


Katherine April 14, 2010 at 11:15 am

oh and also when the stems of asparagus are too woody to chew through…UGH


Julie @savvyeats April 14, 2010 at 11:46 am

I HATE when asparagus is like that!


liane April 14, 2010 at 11:17 am

I have total texture issues!
I’m with Eric on the no pulp in orange juice, jello and pumpkin pie filling. I also won’t eat tapioca, cottage cheese (unless it’s cooked in something like lasagna)or slimey seafood like oysters and mussels.

I’m such a food diva! :)


jassy April 14, 2010 at 11:24 am

it looks better if there’s no peanut butter–it looks like green soup to me (with the pb) so it’s okay…

i won’t eat bacon or sausage because of the smell and the worm i saw on a sausage before.=)


Shelley April 14, 2010 at 11:24 am

Love your website!! Which site do you watch Gossip Girl on?


Lisa April 14, 2010 at 11:39 am

CANNOT handle the texture of mushrooms. Ick.


Gillian April 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I agree with Eric on pulp in OJ… ewwwwwwwwwww. I can’t get a sip of pulpy OJ past my lips without gaging (I literally gag – its quite funny to watch me try to get a sip down).


Maureen April 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I have an aversion to mushrooms raw or cooked I wish I had anaversion to pumpkin pie and flaky pastry but I find them both Delish!


Allison @ Food For Healing April 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm

most things have to have a pleasant texture when I eat it. The connection my brain makes with my mouth is pretty big whether i will eat/ drink something


Jayme April 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Wooooo for listening to your body!
i definitely have a few texture aversions. i only started getting used to smoothies and shakes this year, i HATED drinking something so thick. same with oatmeal, i just didn’t like zero-crunch, but i love my protein oats now. i eat cottage cheese close to everyday, but i am still (and probably always will be) a little grossed out by the curds and texture. i also can’t eat peaches in the skin, because the fuzziness reminds me of human skin. ew ew ew ew ew ew. i’m probably in my own boat on the peaches though haha.


Katherine April 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

hahah…human skin. thanks for that laugh at work :)


Jenn April 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I’m not a picky person at all, but I’ve come to realize the few food aversions I do have are generally due to texture:

Bananas (mushy AND stringy, does it get any worse?!)
OJ with pulp (tell Eric he’s not alone)
Any kind of fruit on top of a cake/pastry when it has that disgusting, clear gelatin glaze that makes everything a mushy mess (cherries, kiwi, blueberries, whatever!)


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad April 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Kudos to you for eating that! I have aversions to very few foods. Only three stick out in my mind: malted milk balls, plain flavored potato chips, and goji berries.

However, whenever I see SIABs on blogs, I cringe and kind of want to vom. I love drinking green monsters! But I don’t want to put it in a bowl, drizzle it in pb, granola, and coconut butter and eat it with a spoon. Not gonna happen!


Sophie @ yumventures April 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I am a texture person as well – especially when it comes to fruit in yogurt (but not if I put it in myself, but if its already mushed up in there), frozen berries (slimy!), and orange juice with pulp. I cannot stand pulp!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Yeah I’m not sure i’d be able to eat that either…
I’m a HUGE texture freak. I can’t eat regular cottage cheese plain due to the texture, mealy apples, rice pudding, blech…

Oh GG.. i’m slightly addicted :)


Lauren April 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Haha I love Gossip Girl…its so scandalous.
The only texture aversion I have is to slimy things…like pickles. I know everyone loves pickles, and sometimes they are okay if their really fresh but I hate when they get slimy. It grosses me out. I’m also with you on the slimy sea creatures.


Emmanuelle April 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I used to hate mussels, oysters (never had one, just looking at it makes me gag), octopus, most seafood actually. I liked shrimp though, weird. Anyway, being now vegetarian, it’s not an issue anymore :-)
And I loooooove cottage cheese!


Gloria April 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I hate durian (the spiky asian fruit) the texture is just so off. Creamy and mushy, also same with custard and whipped cream.
Oatmeal, it’s slimy and sticky. Even though I love millet and quinoa porridge. Chunky nut butter and raw mushroom, they are like rubber. I like apples but only the crunchy kind and I never pick the right kind so I just don’t eat them… And most pears are just soft and mushy. Shredded coconut is weird, they make my throat itchy. I am definitely a texture person =)
But I love chia, tapioca, mochi, the pearl in bubble tea.


Caroline April 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm

I used to hate nuts, any kind. I’d eat peanut butter all day long, but the actual nut? nuh uh. I’m proud to say that I’m growing up. I generally have to eat the nuts with something because I still don’t like how they stick to my teeth, but I eat them! Even raw!


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

As much as I love green monsters and overnight oats, those do look a bit scary… ;)

Nick has texture aversions too! He hates mushrooms, eggplant and asparagus because he thinks they have a weird texture. Too bad, because I love all of them!

I’m pretty good with textures, I don’t like anything too chewy, though!



Midgetkeeper April 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I am texture person all the way. I hate anything chunky or slimy.


Julia April 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I am a texture person to the point it annoys me sometimes, and I’m a ton better than I used to be! I may love the flavor of something, but if the texture is off I can’t swallow it. I am going to have to try your mother-in-laws approach to chia seeds because the sliminess of them makes me gag so the bag I bought has been sitting sadly in my pantry.


Sarah April 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Quite a few people in my family have ‘texture aversions’, myself included. I don’t like lentils or pulses because of the husks, but I can get around that if I eat it with something a bit ‘slimey’ ;) something like sauted peppers, ratatouille (which I don’t like cause I don’t like cooked tomatoes) or melted cheese. Like Eric, I don’t like creamed potatoes but I love me some mash!


Michelle April 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I’m the opposite of most of the people here,I actually LOVE weird textures. I’m strange that way haha.


Jil April 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I would say that I’ve been wary of odd textures in the past – when I was younger tomatoes and mushrooms were no-nos because of their texture alone – but now I enjoy them…though I’d still prefer a firm, meaty tomato than one with tons of gooey seeds haha.


Olivia @ Blissful Runner April 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Ah! I married a texture aversionist too! His greatest phobias are eggplant and brown rice. He won’t touch oatmeal either. I on the other hand love chewy-ness. I’m not such a fan of mixing temperatures though (like cold tomatoes on a grilled sandwhich). I will definitely try the GM overnight oats though – I’m intrigued!


Grace aka Triathlonbabe April 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Wow, that was scary looking thing to dip into but I don’t have too much of a texture aversion at all. I’m the type of person, I’ll try pretty much anything first time and see if I like it, no matter what it looks like. Really the only thing I have a texture aversion to is liver….yuck!

I just got my chia seeds in today, so I will be testing them out soon.


Jess @ MTL Veggie April 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm

GM + Overnight Oats- who’d have thought? I may have to try this one and see how I like it! I am a pretty big texture person too, it’s one of the reasons I gave up meat- the texture of most meats totally grossed me out!


kate April 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I love Gossip Girl! I dont hate textures per say but Im not a fan of tomatoes or mushrooms due to their texture-nature. Most other things are fair game!


Aleksandra S April 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

You are brave for trying that breakfast. I probably woulda bailed last minute ;) I’m big on the texture aversions too. If meat is even the slightest bit too chewy I get nauseated. I guess you just sorta learn to deal over the years…


Christine (The Raw Project) April 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

That’s a daring breakfast! I’m not a huge texture person, if I know the food is good for me and has good flavor, I can get passed odd texture.


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I could never have a green monster from


Claire @ College:Raw April 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I was always a super picky eater (and still am, haha), but textures don’t seem to bother me, unless it’s something totally unexpected.

I don’t know about the overnight oats; the idea is great, but the look…hmmm…

I hope you’re having a wonderful hump day!


Susan April 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I used to hate mushrooms for their texture – and now I love them!!! The only thing that gets me now is super ripe bananas. I keep mine in the fridge so they stay kinda firm :)


Allison April 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I don’t do slimy or overly mushy. One of the weirdest things about my eating habits–I love bananas, but absolutely will not eat them on their own! It just *feels* so gross in my mouth, even though I like the taste. So I put them in smoothies, oatmeal, cereal, bread/muffins…


Jolene April 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I don’t think the Monster Oats would bother me at all – I’d eat ’em! I like all textures … no aversions.


John April 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

You’re lucky you just have a flat tire as I realized I bent both rims going over train tracks last week…got to remember to slow down next time!


maria April 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm

There are some textures I just can’t get into either… like cottage cheese. Ugh, the thought turns my stomach!


Stina @ Girl Can April 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I am a total texture person! Most of the foods I dislike I dislike because of texture rather than flavor.

Cottage cheese
non-Greek yogurt
Oatmeal if it’s too creamy (I make my oats with about half the amount of liquid called for.)

Those are just the ones off the top of my head.


Anna April 18, 2010 at 1:12 am

Oh gosh – I’m completely a texture person. The biggest example is tomatoes. I don’t like tomatoes as raw slices, but you can take those exact same tomatoes, throw them in a pan and create a chunky sauce (leaving skins on even) and all of a sudden they’re delicious! It’s just the slimy texture that I don’t like.
Same with nuts – I don’t like whole nuts, but nut butters are amazing. Once I realized it was about texture, I felt much better about it and can identify so many other things that fall into a similar category. It’s also opened me up to trying more things that I may have thought I didn’t like – but now realize it could be a texture thing.


Dominique April 19, 2010 at 12:23 am

I’m a total texture person when it comes to food. I love all things crunchy but like Eric, I also dislike pulp (I will drink it if it’s there but if I’m at the store and have a choice, I always get the “no-pulp” option), eggplant and flaky pastries. The latter is one of the reasons I don’t like pie…because of the flaky pie texture that I know everyone says is the mark of a good pie–and one I’m going to master this summer. I just don’t like it. I also don’t like things with too much dough, like deep-dish pizza, but pizza crust is okay, as long as it’s hot and fresh, because it’s crunchy.


Kath April 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Oh wow, what a great idea!!!! Thicken up that green monster.

[Clearly I’m way behind in blogs. Stupid internship]


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