I used to eat and enjoy beef, but it caused me to have several attacks of gout over the years. Last July, when I was stricken with the bacterial infection known as "C Difficile", my appetite changed dramatically. I lost about 9 lbs. and was sick for the entire month of July. I had already been somewhat (but not completely) turned off of beef in 2012, but since last July I haven't had the taste for beef, and even the look or smell of it turns me off completely. So I haven't eaten it for many months and actually haven't missed it, to be honest. Oh, and in case any of you are wondering, it wasn't beef that caused the diverticulitis or the C Difficile. I did, however, have gout attacks that I am pretty sure that beef, if not the cause of them, certainly contributed to them. I am wondering if any of you have had a similar experience with any foods. I have noticed, as well, since the summer of 2012, after a serious (and, thankfully, first and only), bout with diverticulitis, my sense of smell is much stronger than it was before the attack. Strong smells such as paint, some foods, such as beef, and many other smells like tar, can bother me so much that I lose my appetite for food when those smells are present. Thanks so much for listening. :)
The videos I have selected for this post are:
A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire
7 Strange Restaurants around the World
Hummingbirds - Chirping their Song
French Canadian Meat Pie (Tourtiere) - although this recipe has been served at Christmas time, it is not only a Christmas recipe.
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.