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Friday Fun…What’s Your Least Favorite?


In an effort to eat healthier, Larry and I have been watching our carb intake. (We go on this carb sabbatical every 10 to 15 years) Sadly, most of the things I love to eat involve carbs. 

When I made Shepherd’s Pie recently, I substituted mashed cauliflower for the potatoes. 



It took me two days to get the scent of cauliflower out of the house. 


I don’t care if it comes in my favorite color (purple) I don’t like cauliflower! 

A friend once tried to get me to eat it by smothering it with melted cheese.
                        Didn’t work!


The advantage of cauliflower is that if all else fails, you can always cover it with melted cheese and eat it.
William E. Simon

If I am served cauliflower I will eat it out of politeness but only if I can’t cover it up with something else on my plate. 


I don’t want to be unkind but I loathe cauliflower. 


So tell us, what is your least favorite vegetable (or fruit)?



Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, UGH, I think the smell of cauliflower would make me ill!   LOL    I agree with you on that!

Mar 24, 2023 05:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox i’ll eat it but prefer it when it’s not cooked in my house

Mar 24, 2023 08:18 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Green Bell Peppers since I was a kid.  One of Mom's favorites was stuffed Bell Peppers.  I would do without rather than suffer even pretending to like them.  Want nothing to do with them to this day.  mdm

Mar 24, 2023 06:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho that’s funny. I love them cooked or raw.

Mar 24, 2023 08:19 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I could never be a rabbit and eat just veggies.  I will never give up my carbs. Bill 

Mar 24, 2023 06:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I get it! I really love Mac &cheese and pasta!

Mar 24, 2023 08:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - I am kinda happy to learn I am not the first one to say I like cauliflower.  It was the comment by Kat Palmiotti that struck home with me - my only association with many vegetables while growing up seemed to be those from a can or frozen and there wasn't a large variety served.  

Now, least favorite?  I think I am less finicky now.  Food-wise.  

Mar 24, 2023 06:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs we always had fresh veggies and fruit but frozen is handy these days.

Mar 24, 2023 08:21 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I agree the smell of cauliflower is strong, but I really do love it...mashed up with butter and salt. Not a fan of it raw.

My least favorite veggie? The only thing that comes to mind is eggplant.

I really do love veggies.

Mar 24, 2023 07:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara remember when Larry and I went vegetarian for about 6 weeks?! 
I love eggplant and roast it! My mom made egg plant parmigiana 

Mar 24, 2023 08:23 AM
Sharon Tara

Kathy Streib  I do remember. 

I only had eggplant once and didn't care for it. I would certainly eat parmigiana if served to me at someone's home...much like you, I would want to be polite. Who knows I might even enjoy it!

Mar 24, 2023 01:43 PM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara the first time I made eggplant I thought it was just awful. 

Mar 24, 2023 04:54 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

From being forced to eat them way to often as a kid I will not eat green beans. Even today, when my 100-year-old mother is invited to a meal with the family, she brings green beans.

Mar 24, 2023 07:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva that’s funny! Larry loves them raw 

Mar 24, 2023 08:24 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

There are too many to mention that I don't like. Larry, who eats mostly everything, would agree with you on cauliflower!

Mar 24, 2023 07:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 our son-in-law doesn’t like vegetables but when the boys were younger he would pretend to eat them

Mar 24, 2023 08:25 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I cannot think of a vegetable I do not like.  I love them all.  Keep in mind, I've been eating a vegetarian diet for over 10 years.  There are some I like more than others yet I will eat them all - but not if someone has fried them. 

I am known to make huge pots of vegetable soup and veggie yellow curry.  

You crack me up. Cauliflower is close to tofu (not having much of a taste) so it might be the texture.  I do not eat tofu (it is a texture thing for me) and soy thing which I avoid due to my history with the Big C. 

How about broccoli - do you like broccoli? Kathy Streib 


Mar 24, 2023 07:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist i do like broccoli but not my favorite. I think with cauliflower it’s a combination of the texture and smell. 
The boy I dated in college often had me over for dinner. His grandmother would make soup with tofu in it. Hated it 

Mar 24, 2023 08:28 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

The only thing that I cannot swallow is...boiled squash, Kathy. The slimy texture hits my gag reflex and will not touch my lips ever again!

Mar 24, 2023 09:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! yike!!!  Maybe that's why my mother made squash casserole to get us to eat it. 

Mar 24, 2023 04:55 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and I made shepherd pie for friends the other night and took over since she just had knee replacement and husband is doing all the cooking.

Mar 24, 2023 09:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm that is so sweet of you....but I am not surprised. 

Mar 24, 2023 04:55 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Actually there is nothing I won't eat. I used to not like cauliflower, but have come to love it, especially pureed with lots of butter and cream and salt and pepper instead of mashed potatoes. I used to hate Brussel sprouts, but even these I have come to like, especially roasted, Annie does not like them, but a friend cooked them in orange juice and those she will eat as it takes away the bitterness.

Mar 24, 2023 10:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I'm sure that if someone made cauliflower like that, I'd like it  I love Brussel sprouts, especially when they''re roasted. 

Mar 24, 2023 04:58 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not have many dislikes when it comes to well prepared foods.

Tonight, we will have one of my favorites...zucchini patties that have corn in them.

Mar 24, 2023 11:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley now that sounds good!!!!  Chef Dolores is a good cook!!!!

Mar 24, 2023 04:59 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oh, Kathy Streib, you make me laugh. I like cauliflower, but it seems to shrink so much in cooking. It starts out so large and cooks down into something so small, just like spinach which I also love. 

Mar 24, 2023 12:35 PM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams I never realized that cauliflower shrunk!  That shows you how often I cook it!!!

Mar 24, 2023 04:59 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I also do not like cauliflower, and there is no way anyone can cover it up enough to get me to eat it.  😝

Mar 24, 2023 03:38 PM
Kathy Streib

I'm with you George Souto 

Mar 24, 2023 05:00 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I am struggling to find a vegetable that I don't like. I would say a pomegranate only because they are too hard to eat and can be messy and can stain.  But, I do like the taste! Just not all the work that goes with it.

Mar 24, 2023 05:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I love Cauliflower and in all fairness if I made you a potato soup and lightened it up with cauliflower you would not have known.... just my two cents. I did enjoy your post and had a good laugh, Endre

Mar 24, 2023 09:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat

That sounds really good, Endre.  I'd love the recipe!

Mar 25, 2023 01:28 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Cauliflower isn't my favorite vegetable.  I will eat it though.  But, I don't want anything to do with boiled okra.

Mar 25, 2023 01:27 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 25, 2023 01:38 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I can’t think of a vegetable I won’t eat, but… don’t serve me liver!  Ugh.

Mar 25, 2023 11:59 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Well, looks like I am the only one who is going to say "I don't like vegetables!"  But I love carbs.  I have to force myself to eat all vegetables.  Cauliflower actually was edible as a baked steak ... and if I have to find one that I do not like and never eat it would be PEAS!

Apr 16, 2023 05:25 PM