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How has you wife diet changed since coming to the US? My wife is eating less rice and more spicy foods that I like.


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My wife used to eat a lot of fish. She doesnt eat fish much any more since I dont like it. Last week she insisted though that she wanted to eat tuna. There was no persuading her otherwise. Well, I went to 2 different stores to try to buy tuna. At the meat market the owner told me they don't sell tuna. At Kroger's meat department I was told they just order it in fresh once a week and it costs $23.00 a pound. I told my wife the cost and she decided it wasnt worth that. I asked her if tuna is that expensive in the Philippines, and she said it is cheap and everywhere. Oh well... such is life in the back hills of Tennessee...

She still doesnt eat much beef or pork, although other Filipinos do. We ate a lot of chicken. I can slip some meat dishes past her though if I just dont tell her what it is.

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How has you wife diet changed since coming to the US? My wife is eating less rice and more spicy foods that I like.

Jena's tastes have changed almost completely since she arrived in 07. Since she stopped working 9 months ago when Kyle was born, she does all the cooking except breakfast on Sat. & Sun.

She rarely makes rice for dinner although she does have it for lunch once or twice per week. Her favorite meal is the same as mine now, a nice big T-bone steak, baked potato, and salad. :D

She has really gotten to be a great cook and makes almost everything from scratch. She bakes different kinds of bread, homemade pies, cakes, main dishes, you name it, she'll try to make it and it's usually very good!

That's why starting Jan. 1, I'm going to start working out! :o:lol:


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Jena's tastes have changed almost completely since she arrived in 07. Since she stopped working 9 months ago when Kyle was born, she does all the cooking except breakfast on Sat. & Sun.

She rarely makes rice for dinner although she does have it for lunch once or twice per week. Her favorite meal is the same as mine now, a nice big T-bone steak, baked potato, and salad. :D

She has really gotten to be a great cook and makes almost everything from scratch. She bakes different kinds of bread, homemade pies, cakes, main dishes, you name it, she'll try to make it and it's usually very good!

That's why starting Jan. 1, I'm going to start working out! :o:lol:

I hear you - I am gaining weight too. And we have only been married 5 weeks :)


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He gained 5 lbs in less than 4 weeks :P


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How has you wife diet changed since coming to the US? My wife is eating less rice and more spicy foods that I like.

She isn't here yet, but I don't know how her diet can avoid changing.

There's very little fresh fish available in the area, and what is available is expensive and generally poor quality. Frozen fish is readily available at least...but certainly not the varieties she's used to. With a few exceptions, virtually all of the fruits that she's grown up on are available here. Again, the price can be high, and the quality questionable. Some of her favorite vegetables just aren't available locally at all (thank God there's no bitter melon :whistle: ).

I did buy a nice rice cooker in anticipation of her arrival...and generally eat a lot of rice myself. Not daily (or multiple times daily) as she's used to...but I wouldn't mind it.

Michelle has lived in Riyadh for most of the last three years. So, she's no stranger to adjusting her diet to what's available locally. As long as there's chocolate cake to be had, she'll be fine. (L)

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She isn't here yet, but I don't know how her diet can avoid changing.

There's very little fresh fish available in the area, and what is available is expensive and generally poor quality. Frozen fish is readily available at least...but certainly not the varieties she's used to. With a few exceptions, virtually all of the fruits that she's grown up on are available here. Again, the price can be high, and the quality questionable. Some of her favorite vegetables just aren't available locally at all (thank God there's no bitter melon :whistle: ).

I did buy a nice rice cooker in anticipation of her arrival...and generally eat a lot of rice myself. Not daily (or multiple times daily) as she's used to...but I wouldn't mind it.

Michelle has lived in Riyadh for most of the last three years. So, she's no stranger to adjusting her diet to what's available locally. As long as there's chocolate cake to be had, she'll be fine. (L)

There is bitter melon here in Illinois in several asian stores. I refuse to eat it though. Jena grows lemon grass and the long purple egg plants as well as sweet potato for the leaves.


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There is bitter melon here in Illinois in several asian stores. I refuse to eat it though. Jena grows lemon grass and the long purple egg plants as well as sweet potato for the leaves.

I'm in rural Virginia, not too terribly far from Northern Virginia though. There are several Filipino and Asian markets within reach if we're willing to put an hour and a half into the drive...so I'm sure we can get hold of most of her favorites, at least on occasion. I'm with you on the bitter melon though. Can't imagine ever acquiring a taste for it.

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I'm in rural Virginia, not too terribly far from Northern Virginia though. There are several Filipino and Asian markets within reach if we're willing to put an hour and a half into the drive...so I'm sure we can get hold of most of her favorites, at least on occasion. I'm with you on the bitter melon though. Can't imagine ever acquiring a taste for it.

:thumbs: I take a token scoop of it every time it is cooked. I hear it is very good for you though. I prefer broccoli


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I love bitter melon, ESP the wild small type. It grows wild here as most Filipino plants can be grown here. Her new favorite food is real corn beef, not the can corn beef. She also does not eat as much rice as me. There is a lot of fresh fish here too, but it is so expensive, over 20 dollars a pound for good ahi.

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Grow fish for fun and profit ! In yer own fish pond !


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Grow fish for fun and profit ! In yer own fish pond !

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Hello and regards,

I have to say that my wife has changed her diet.

For example, she used to eat certain foods that she cannot get anymore. As a result she does not eat those foods anymore.

Next, she founds some new foods that she did not have before, and now she eats those.

So, all in all, all things considered I would have to say that she has changed her diet.

One thing she likes a lot is Fritos Corn Chips. Sometimes she likes the Barbecue flavor Fritos Corn Chips.

I do not want to get the wrong kind, so I will send her a text message that says "Sweetheart, which Fritos do you want today?"

If I do not get a reply, if she is busy for example, I will buy the Original Fritos.

My wifey also likes McDonalds French Fries, but only if they are recently cooked. One time on the way back from the Mall we went through the Drive up at Macdonalds and got our order and it turned out the Fries were almost cold. She was very upset, si I parked the car and went into Mcdonalds and they were very helpful and gave me fresh fries from the deep fryer. This made my wifey smile from ear to ear, and she was so happy she even shared with me!

Thanks and regards,

Yours Nascarfan

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My wife's diet has not changed very much at all. We may eat fish a bit less often than she used to, its just harder to find good fish. Tuna is readily available, we can even usually get Lapu Lapu at the Filipino grocery. She doesn't really like filleted fish and wants fish with the head and all unless its tuna. All her vegetables from back home are readily available in the Asian grocery stores, so she need not miss those. She has taken to liking hamburgers, something she hated back home. Loves them straight from the grill with a toasted bun, or even McDonald's hamburgers. She'll occasionally have a steak, as long as I grill it well done, although only tolerates them because I like an occasional steak. I think its actually my diet that has changed the most. She cooks dinner on most work nights, always Filipino dishes, and I make breakfast on the weekends, Filipino style breakfast with egg, rice, dried fish and pork tocino usually. Oh she likes ring sausage to, and I'll make that for her together with fried potato slices on occasion.

As to those mentioning going on a diet, she probably put a good 15 pounds on me after her arrival. She likes me heavier than I was before, I guess to her it means she's a good wife :rofl: I'd try to diet and eat less, but she won't give me any peace unless I eat more.


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