Recipe Question

By JoleneAL Latest Reply 2011-06-04 10:02:08 -0500
Started 2011-06-01 11:52:35 -0500

(Vent on)

Does anyone else here HATE mexican food? Also I can't stand peppers of any kind - the smell alone makes me physically sick to my stomach. (childhood traumas … gotta love 'em).

It seems every receipe I find has peppers in them! For the love of all that is holy — come on cooks, find something to make that doesn't require them!!

(venting off) TY!

23 replies

Type1Lou 2011-06-04 10:02:08 -0500 Report

My husband is the one who HATES peppers…my favorite fast food is Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza (45 g carb). When I cook, I omit any peppers in the recipe…when I buy foods, I try to make sure there are no peppers in them for him…he's also picky about onions and celery. It's a bit harder to omit onions but if I cut them small enough and cut back on the amount, he doesn't seem to mind. You and he are entitled to like what you like! (I hate brussels sprouts and lima beans!)

The Mexicans are the ones who gave chocolate to the world so enjoy the parts you do like and avoid the rest!

0tina0 2011-06-02 16:32:09 -0500 Report

OMG I would die without Mexican food…yeppers I would. BUT if I taste celery then I'm pretty much done eating for the day…don't know why, been that way since I was a child, guess a huge stalk of celery attacked me or something!

vanrainey 2011-06-02 15:01:39 -0500 Report

Classic French and Nothern Italian Recipes may suit you but watch out for the amount of fat in their creamy and cheesy sauces. German and English traditional recipes also have some things to offer. If you can tolerate sweet peppers, a good deal of fresh cuisine ideas are available that give color, depth of taste and texture, and have better than average health benefits. Give us an idea what foods you prefer and I will post some ideas on your page.

diabvan 2011-06-02 14:18:55 -0500 Report

my daughter hates peprs also and the smell makes her physically sick too. I know we have to be careful for her with peppers, don't know why

Copperchef 2011-06-02 13:28:30 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, your dislike of peppers must also limit your taste in the cuisines of Italian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Cajun cuisines as they have a lot of peppers in them. Celery, onions and green pepper(or hot peppers) are considered the holy trinity of their cuisine
Try looking to Chinese oriented(no pun intended) cookbooks. Instead of white rice substitute Quinoa or brown rice in its place. The majority of chinese dishes are protien oriented and low carb. Plus you can eliminate peppers in Chinese cuisine without affecting the dish much at all.
Take a trip to Barnes and Noble or any other good book store, look for cookbooks by cuisine rather than by an author. Some of my best cookbooks are by little known authors but who have a great passion for whayt they are creating. I try to steer clear of magazine recipes.

PetiePal 2011-06-02 09:26:26 -0500 Report

Lol I don't hate peppers but spicy ones I can't do too well. I can't enjoy jalepenos ever.

Now Guacamole…holy crap…please give me as much good guac as possible.

tweetydele 2011-06-02 21:31:24 -0500 Report

oh yeah love gracamole too. but have to watch b cause of carbs but still eat it at times and also love!!!!!!!!!! mexican food. just not hot peppers.

jayabee52 2011-06-02 05:40:15 -0500 Report

I do like the taste of peppers, but because of my stomach ulcers avoid them now.

What I have never liked at all is cucumbers. Can't stand even the smell of them.

Elrond 2011-06-01 22:05:11 -0500 Report

Actually, peppers such as bell peppers aren't at all spicy. I frequently stuff bell peppers with various ground beef recipes and they're quite sweet. You need to be sure to remove the seeds and yellow-white membranes from the inside because that's where they harbor the capzacin. Bell peppers are actually a fruit although often counted as a vegetable.And many Mexican foods don't use peppers or any kind of hot spice. I live about 200 miles from the Mexican border and I've learned a lot about true Mexican cuisine. Many 'taco shops' think anything rolled in a tortilla with jalepenos is Mexican. Not so. You might try my sopa de albondigas recipe in the recipe section. If you like, you can leave out the poblanos, even though they are very mild. The crushed red pepper isn't necessary either. The soup itself is a traditional Mexican food and many say it has healing properties. (sort of the Mexican answer to chicken soup)

Tigereyze209 2011-06-01 21:45:39 -0500 Report

Heaven help me, I swear I suddenly feel like shouting "Arieba!"
Sadly, I can't take the spices any more, but growing up, tex-mex fare was a regular part of eating growing up.
I guess it is a matter of what you are used to eating.
Good luck avoiding your unliked meals.

edvel54 2011-06-01 19:36:32 -0500 Report

If you don't like Mexican food..don't eat it..simply as that.
If you find a recipe you like and it has peppers in it, substitute a veggie that you do like.

Harlen 2011-06-01 14:42:02 -0500 Report

LOL I love good food dont matter if its hot or not lol
I do not care for green peppers But all others are good to me lol
If you heat up a can of tomato soup with me in the house I will up-chuck lol
Best wishes

re1ndeer 2011-06-01 13:18:08 -0500 Report

Not all of the recipes listed in the recipe section are Mexican food, which feature peppers.. Why not try the recipe without the peppers. You may still like it. Peppers help lower Blood Glucose numbers.
Unfortunately, I love peppers, and I love Mexican food.

JoleneAL 2011-06-01 13:24:49 -0500 Report

re1ndeer - What happens is I see a receipe, see the peppers and move away.

And I don't care if they would put my glucose back to normal, I couldn't choke 'em down if I wanted to.

JoleneAL 2011-06-01 13:34:21 -0500 Report

Geez, my response sounded so petty! What I mean is when I pick up a diabetes mag or book with recipes, they all seem to have peppers in them so I don't buy the item. I wish more cooks would realize not everyone likes all the ingredients they stuff in cook-books!

rij061258 2011-06-01 23:10:28 -0500 Report

You can delete the peppers and add onion or garlic if it doesn't already can for them or another spice or herb that you do like. My daughter doesn't really like peppers either. Me I love them as long as they won't burn my mouth . Red, yellow and orange bell peppers can be used in place of chili peppers if those are the only pepper you don't like. I'm always modifing recipes to my own taste. I think there is usually at least one ingredient in a recipe that someone doesn't like.

Gimpalong 2011-06-03 00:42:41 -0500 Report

I know that my family didn't care for green peppers because the taste was rather strong. I'd use the red, yellow or orange peppers that were sweeter (and minced really small), and they didn't notice at all.

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