I seem to have caused quite an uproar in the last post where I "outed" myself as a devout onion hater. So, just to get this out of the way now, here are the other strong "no thanks yous" on my list:
1) Avocado. I don't like its texture or flavor.
2) Raw tomato. I'm definitely a fan of cooked tomatoes, but I can't handle their taste and texture raw. Also, since I was born, I've had a sensitivity/allergy to tomatoes. They give me eczema and, when I went on a tomato spree a couple months ago, gave me abdominal pain. I need to eat tomatoes in moderation.
3) Sea veggies that taste like the sea. I didn't grow up eating seafood because my brother is allergic and my mom doesn't like it. Between the time that I was 18 and 22, I incorporated a TINY bit of seafood into my diet in the form of sushi and the occasional salmon. Ever since going veg, though, I can't stand the taste of nori, so no vegan sushi for me. Oh, and no thank you to vegan faux seafood (i.e. fake shrimp and the like).
4) Side note: As a non-veg, I couldn't stand cream cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, and cottage cheese. Basically, white creamy stuff and I didn't mix. So, as a vegan, I've generally stayed away from substitutes for these items (I don't think a cottage cheese sub exists, though), but I'm open to trying them.
On to the news (I'm covering my ears so I don't hear you booing at me for my dislikes list. I can only hope you'll forgive me soon.): I received Veganomicon today!! I also received vegan butterscotch chips from BitterSweet. They don't taste great plain, but I'm hoping they'll perk up in baked goods. :)
UPDATE: Ok, so I posted this less than 2 hours ago, but I just had to tell you that Veganomicon's Jelly Donut Cupcakes are cooling on my counter! They're for a work friend's birthday tomorrow. My book got here just in time!