Friday, May 2, 2008

I am not a fan.

I was really excited for my lunch today because I found a new product at Trader Joe's (yes, we've already established that I am a flippin nerd and lead a fairly boring life) - it's called Spicy Thai Style Pasta Salad and it has the long yummy Thai noodles. And chicken. And peanut sauce! So I was totally looking forward to it because I love all of these things. And then I opened it.

And it had dirty, dirty cilantro EVERYWHERE.

I hate cilantro. To me, it tastes like someone grabbed something that tasted maybe once tasted ok, threw it down in some dirt, poured liquid soap over it, and stomped on it until it was a paste, and then reconstructed it into leaves. Ew.

I'm sure there are people out there who like cilantro. In fact, my friend Val loves the stuff. But I'm also fairly certain that there's something that you hate that I enjoy, like artichokes. Or green beans. So you guys can jam if you like cilantro, cause this is my blog and I hate it.

It took me a good minute and a half to remove the piles of cilantro from the salad. And then I spent another good thirty seconds poking through it to make sure I didn't miss anything.

I shake my fist at you, cilantro!


Chris said...

Cilantro sucks!!!

Anonymous said...


You are hilarious! And so you deserved it....with all abuse you give the cilantro that has done nothing to do you live with yourself...I do not know. It's like a delicious party you refuse to attend. I just don't understand you.

alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

we are fighting. cilantro is my all time favorite flavor! well maybe second after garlic.

addy said...

Ok - we can fight - but I'm sure there's something out there that you love that I can't handle... :-)

Nilsa S. said...

Awww, I love me some cilantro. I'm the girl at the Baja Fresh salsa bar getting more cilantro because I just can't get enough of it. Next time? Why not gently set your cilantro to the side. I'll happily take your rejects. :-)

Rachel/The Sheriff said...

I hate cilantro too!

I am a FREAK when it comes to food though - I'm super picky - some of my most hated things are really basic things like pickles and mustard - I get made fun of A LOT for my weird food dislikes!

m. m. schnee said...

I ,too, will take your your tomatoes! (I take Aaron's, also). Or, in extending anonymous' simile, I want to go to all the "delicious part[ies] you refuse to attend"!