Our tastes are constantly changing and evolving, but sometimes we just can’t believe the things we used to turn our noses up at when we were children. Check out some of the foods we once couldn’t stand and now can’t get enough of.

Broccoli

broc recipes

You used to think of broccoli as the miniature trees that grew in Satan’s garden. Today, it makes a wonderful, crunchy salad base in recipes like Mae’s Broccoli Cheddar Salad.

Brussels Sprouts 

brussels-sprouts

We used to think these were about as flavourful as a leather shoe, but now we know better, thanks to recipes like Brussels Sprouts topped with bacon.

Spinach

spinach recipes for kids

Remember when spinach was the worst thing in the whole world? Well, now that we’re older and wiser, we know about the joys of dishes like Wilted Spinach with Indian Paneer Cheese.

Asparagus

asparagus recipes for kids

It’s one of our favourite sides today, but as kids, we thought asparagus tasted like sadness. Turn that frown upside down with this Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Gremolata recipe.

Dark Chocolate

dark chocolate

Back in the day, dark chocolate was basically unbearable. Today, there’s nothing like sitting back with a dark chocolate treat and a cup of joe.

Mushrooms

mushroom recipes

To children, mushrooms belong in video games, not in the kitchen. But who would say no to a Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Cap today?

Spicy Food

spicy food

Feed a child spicy food and it’s abuse. Drench an adult’s meals in hot sauce and you’re a flavour master. These Spicy Marinated Mussels are sure to impress the grown-up crowd.

Fish

seafood recipes

Why would anyone want to eat something so smelly? Turns out, because dishes like Salmon with Creamy Avocado Dressing are what joy is made of.

Olives

olives

Olives are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and can be an elegant appetizer. To kids, these Warm Lemon Rosemary Olives look like gooey eyeballs.

Onions

onions

Today, it’s undeniable that onions are the perfect way to add quick flavour. Burgers? Caramelize those bad boys. Salad? Chop up some greens. This Rosemary Onion Focaccia recipe is just another way to enjoy them.

Oatmeal

oatmeal recipes

Looks like vomit, feels like vomit, tastes like…heaven. Who knew? This Apple Pie Oatmeal with Almond Foam is a great way to feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast.

Coffee

coffee

LOL we used to hate coffee.