Everyone has those weird combinations or ways of eating things that are considered to be gross by the majority of other people. In the world of work, like I’m subjected to other people’s perhaps slightly “strange” habits, they’re subjected to mine. Lucky them. I thought considering some of my weird eating habits have spurred so much talk in the office, I’d blog about them as well.
#1: Eating A Kiwi With Its Skin On
I love love, love kiwis. They’re not just super tasty but jam-packed with goodness too. Though I feel it’s really not that weird, everyone at work thought eating a kiwi with the skin on, was weird as hell. Most of them didn’t know it was even “ok” to do so. Turns out eating it with the skin on is actually really good for you, in fact, better than eating it without. That’s obviously assuming you wash it properly beforehand to remove any germs.
At first, it does feel slightly weird eating a furry fruit. Particularly if the kiwi is slightly hard, the brown outer layer can be pretty tough. I think there is nothing worse than biting into a piece of fruit and it being rock solid. Particularly if it’s a pear, peach or nectarine. Though, even if the kiwi is soft and feels kind of squishy, the skin can still be rather tough. It takes eating a few kiwis this way before you enjoy them.
To eat: Simply give it a good wash in cold water and then slice off one of the ends. Done. Munch away until you get to the other end and then throw that part away.
#2: Spaghetti Bolognese Minus the Pasta
Although it’s not necessarily a specific weird eating habit, I know it doesn’t conform to the traditional way of eating Spaghetti Bolognese – which by the way I also love. Instead, I like to have the “Bolognese” part with brown basmati rice. It still tastes the same but eating it with rice makes it feel more like I’m eating Chilli Con Carne. I started to do this after getting a full-time job. Although pasta doesn’t take long to cook there’s more time required to boil it over the hob than warming up a bag of microwavable rice for 2 minutes. That sounds really lazy of me but “I just don’t have time.”
Not interesting but still: Whether I’m having pasta, rice or bread, I always try to eat wholegrain or whole wheat of each. I cannot tell the difference at all in brown and white rice. Wholegrain pasta is slightly chewier but I wouldn’t say it’s that noticeable and with bread, I do think you can tell is quite different, especially those with seeds in. Having ate brown bread for months now I literally hate the thought of eating white bread. I find it feels “cloggy” to eat and like I’m stuffing myself with cotton wool.
#3: Seasoning Beans on Toast with Chilli Pepper
As much as the classic beans on toast is great, I prefer to make mine slightly spicy by seasoning it with chilli pepper. I love the smoky BBQ flavours in Chilli Con Carne and hence decided to give my boring beans on toast a similar flavour. They are amazing. Most people like to cake their beans in cheese but I like to throw in some chilli pepper. “Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.”
#4: Jacket Potato for Breakfast?
Whenever I go Wetherspoons for breakfast I prefer to have an actual meal, that often being a jacket potato. Everybody else enjoys having either cereal, pancakes or a full English breakfast so I’m always the odd one out. I don’t really like having a full English anyway. I find them to be really greasy and I don’t really like sausage and bacon. Bacon is only okay when it’s crispy which for some bizarre reason, restaurants and pubs do not understand. Instead of a cooked breakfast, I’d have porridge but it’s never as nice when you get it from a restaurant compared to homemade. It may sound like I’m really fussy but I’m really not. I just like what I like.
#5: Toast with Mayonnaise
On the topic of breakfast, this isn’t my eating habit but I find it really weird. My boyfriend thinks it’s okay to smother a full English breakfast with mayonnaise and instead of using butter for his toast, he dips it into the heap of mayonnaise at the side of his plate. I think mayonnaise is gross – it’s tasteless and it ruins the food you eat it with. When you see the amount of mayo he eats I’m sure anybody would think it’s a bit much.