I'm pretty open as far as types of foods go, other than the vegetable thing and I do better with cooked vegetables than raw....just don't really know any good ways to cook them. The main thing that grosses me out with veggies is the texture. I love tomato sauce, but trying to eat a piece of actual tomato about makes me gag. I'm fond of a number of things that have broccoli in them....casseroles, soup etc, but if there's too much chewing on actual broccoli, once again, gag reflex :>
I have discovered that I really like squash, but I don't know many ways to cook it and ended up wasting a lot of it, in my amateur attempts to peel it :>
I like Mexican, Italian, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Greek. I love cheese, which I realize isn't a popular "diet" food cuz of fat and calories. I like spicy foods and good breads.
I often enjoy a salad at a good salad bar (ie no iceburg lettuce), but find it hard to duplicate at home due to expense and not so fresh ingredients.
Not a huge fan of soup...I like it ok as a meal starter but not the main thing. Stews I'm more fond of, though it's more of an occasional. I love me some brunswick stew, but I don't know how to make any version let alone a healthy one.
Don't have much in the way of cookware, though I'm willing to aquire more if I'll actually use it. I basically have one 3qt pot a non-stick frying pan, couple of cookie sheets, one baking pan, a couple of not so great knives, measuring cups and spoons, a microwave and a toaster oven. Thought about checking out some of those gadgets that claim to be good for healthy cooking (nu-wave oven, ronco etc) but I don't know if any of them are worth it or not.
Don't have much time in the mornings, so breakfasts and lunches will need to be made in the evening probably and for the most part breakfast foods don't work for me. I feel hungry all day if I don't get some protein at breakfast, but I don't really like eggs. I've tried peanut butter and such, but it doesn't sit well on my stomach and carb based breakfast (cereal, bagels etc) leave me feeling blah til lunch.
In the evening, I don't have unlimited time, but I'd be willing to invest extra time to have a quality meal, rather than something quick but blah....quick and good is better though obviously
I've found that I don't much care for many of the attempts to make processed food staples "healthier" such as low fat or worse non-fat dairy (except skim milk, which i'm fine with) or whole wheat tortillas. I prefer wheat bread to white, but most grocery store breads are pretty blah tasting in whatever variety and for that matter white flour versions of tortillas tend to be less than tasty too, so it may just be that I need to find someplace that offers higher quality items or learn to make them myself.
I'm not a huge fan of pork....but there really isn't a meat I absolutely won't eat. quality and selection is an issue for me. I live in a very small town and the grocery options are limited. Ideas on better places to shop for quality ingredients would be nice. I know there are more options in the city I work, such as whole foods, fresh market, trader joes, etc but i'm not real familiar with any of them.