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Help exposing partner to new foods

shsesc | Aug 12, 200902:57 AM

My partner and I are moving into a home together and I am the cook among us. She is the most wonderful woman in the world, but she has a long list of foods she dislikes and she came from a boring household culinarily speaking. Her mother used salt, pepper, garlic salt, and maybe oregano from time to time. My partner is used to tough steaks and roasts and she's learned to use cheap distilled vinegar, ketchup and salt to cover up bad foods. She's not a foodie like me as I won't even eat distilled vinegar, it's a cleaning product to me.

So my partner is a picky eater and doesn't like fish (except albacore tuna packed in water), bell peppers, mushrooms, most vegetables in fact except sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes, and perhaps carrots but they have to be raw. She has issues with textures of foods, issues I had as a child but outgrew. She has agreed to try new foods but I know her and if she doesn't like it the first time she won't give me a second chance.

So my question is how do I get her to eat healthier?

We've stopped eating out on a regular basis and I'm going to be making home cooked meals every night. I'd like to try feeding her some fish and more vegetables. I got her to eat artichokes and spinach but only in a cheesy dip. What kind of fish is least fishy? I know fresh fish shouldn't smell of fish, but I'm not to familiar with fish outside of salmon, cod, flounder, sole. I'd like to try tuna steaks as she likes steak. I was thinking fish and chips would be good since cod is mild, in my experience.

How did you get your kids to try new food? Please help me.


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