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New here but already think this is a great board... Be honest- what are you eating right now? [Moved from Home Cooking]

Or, what is the latest thing you ate?
I just finished my grilled swordfish over spinach microwaved in the bag, with a lovely garlic/parsley butter sauce. Right now, I am finishing the spinach out of the bag (I did put it on my plate). I checked the calorie count- 20 per serving and my bag claims that there are 3 servings, so I don't think I can really be accused of gluttony, if gluttony is measured in calories.

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  1. fried bologna sandwich with crushed potato chips and mustard....i stand accused

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    1. Well, I'm cooking a sausage and chicken gumbo and tasting along the way. Does that count?

      1. Still at work, snacking on Pacific Gold - Jamaica Me Crazy Beef Jerky. Seriously tasty stuff, sweet & hot.

        1. I just ate my pre-workout snack... a Handful of Whole Wheat Milton's Crackers with a smear of TJ's All Natural Peanut Butter on each. Oh! And a big glass of water!

          Tonight though, will be Squash Blossom and Organic Jack cheese Empanadas Served along side Wax Beans.


          1. Leftover from last night homemade grilled yogurt marinated greek flavored chicken and veggies with tabouleh.

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            1. re: sivyaleah

              American Pizza company Revolution pizza. Yum!!

            2. Just finished a salad of blanched and chilled asparagus and fava beans over arugula with a vinaigrette, romano shavings, and drizzled with balsamic. One of my favorite "too hot to cook" meals.

              1. Toasted Acme green olive bread with Lola's apricot rosemary jam ... no really ... one of the few class meals I've had in about a week.

                Tonight it will probably be Italian at La Strada since this is their anniversary week and prices will be at 1996 levels. I'm thinking lasagna.

                1. Dinner was seafood couscous (cooked yesterday) with stir-fried choy sum. Followed by cold lichees. Too hot to do much.

                  1. Not eating, but drinking; a Portuguese Dão wine I picked up earlier today. Quite nice.

                    The latest thing I ate was dinner. Was a long-hot-day-didn't-much-feel-like-cooking throw together; pasta tossed with some homemade chorizo, shallots, garlic, a lil' red wine and good olive oil.

                    1. Leftover carnitas, rice, and pintos (from a restaurant last night) and watermelon with honey/ lime juice/ fresh ginger. You should have asked last week, one night I had watermelon and Rocky Road ice cream! ;-)

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                      1. re: Katie Nell

                        hahaha - I had ice cream for lunch yesterday. So glad i'm not alone.

                      2. I have a Pellegrino in one hand and Trader Joes chocolate raspberry sticks in the other.

                        1. No one will ever believe this in the heat, but I roasted a chicken (need something with leftovers for hubby to eat tomorrow and we have great AC). Made a white port gravy with the drippings. Used up the rest of a white wine, garlic, cheese sauce over some pasta on the side and steamed green beans and added a little lemon and olive oil. And since the oven was on, I am making a lemon version of the famous breakfast cake (was it wyf4lyf's? I have no idea who that would be on the new forum).

                          Everyone eats REALLy well!!

                          1. Taking advantage of the infirmary status and indulging in regular diet nono's. Was loaded grilled lean beef cheeseburgers and Kettle fried Dill and Sour Cream chips. 2 moe weeks while I try to watch it but indulging in some treats. Hey have any of you tried Kettle Fried's Spicy Thai? Oh boy,glad they only come in smaller bags.

                            I do have 3 recipes marked in July's Gourmet for this week. The shrimp with cocoanut rice, the tuna and the chipotle chicken salad. I have let my 30 year old subscrition lapse the lack of food leadership with La Richel. I do pick up an occasional issue if something interests me. Was a reader from my parents subcription late 50's sad the way it is going.

                            1. Drinking a glass of French Rabbit Cabernet Sauvignon. I just recently ate a very good hamburger and a few awful fries.

                              1. Having a little red wine with a big baked potato (sour cream, chives, bacon), peas, and a Steak from a Bufalo (sp?). Trying to time everything so I am ready to sart eating the minute the Angels (the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" that now is) game starts since they're on fire winning 10 of the last 11 games and their rookies and the team keeps performing in the clutch!!

                                1. Stir fry (chicken, broc, carrots, water chestnuts, napa) over udon, followed by ice cream. That makes it ok on balance, right?

                                  1. Fava beans with a mild pepper sauce and assorted olives from the Whole Foods olive bar; Mandara buffalo mozzarella from TJ's; and Ak-Mak crackers. Probably finish it off with a cherry or chestnut-honey ice cream bar bought this weekend at the Koreatown Galleria Market. It's too damn hot to eat anything more substantial.

                                    1. wasabi rice crackers with white wine, watching tony bourdain's show

                                      1. We just had Greek salad (tomatoes,cukes,feta) with a lemon,basil,EVOO vinegrette and pasta with fresh basil pesto.

                                        1. I tried the Lobster Cream Sauce from Lobster Ravioli to make sure it was finished correctly? the only other things I consumed today were Peach Salsa (to be served with seared sea scallops) I tasted a warm fennel and arugula salad as well...My only meal however was a Penut Butter Buzz CLIFF bar for breakfast. Man does the day get away from you or what..

                                          1. Just finished a salad of green leaf lettuce from my garden with grilled tri tip and leftover baked beans from the Red Door Cafe Back Door BBQ in Napa. Then had two mini Nestle Crunch bars for dessert! Yum yum!

                                            1. What a fun post. I just finished a yummy dinner of grilled lamb chops marinated in olive oil, basil, rosemary and cayenne (recipe from Giada on food network - delicious) and rice pilaf with mushrooms and peas.

                                              1. Dinner was a quickly thrown together stir-fry with Trader Joe's wild rice medley, mushrooms, Trader Joe's frozen shrimp, scallions and garlic. Not bad considering the kids cooked the rice wrong, the hamster is sick, and it's like a bloody oven in L.A.

                                                1. Hubby just finished a couple of Johnsonville brats, I simmered in Guiness with onions, then grilled and served with Coleman's mustard and Kells beer.

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                                                  1. re: hummingbird

                                                    Yum - I was craving brats all day and ended up having Gray's Papaya (here in NYC) for dinner. Not quite there, but pretty satisfying...even in the heat.

                                                  2. Parmesan Risotto for dinner, now I am snacking on Pirates Booty Caramel snack mix. Lowfat, low calorie, no trans fat puffed corn and rice with a sweet caramel coating

                                                    1. Just finished homemade lentil-walnut burgers and a salad of avocado, strawberries and mixed greens. Dessert was some Chuao dark chocolate with cacao nibs. mmmmmmm!

                                                      1. We just came home from a fundraising reception at the Hilton in San Francisco. We had tiny Beef Wellington, roast beef sandwiches, dim sun, spring rolls, salmon and cavier on cream cheese, veggies and cheese. Others went for the chocolate fountain and desserts. And lots of Cosmos. Now I am eating Goldfish.

                                                        1. Love it! I think I've fallen in love with this board. Such interesting meals that are being eaten; even the junkiest are too fun!

                                                          1. a sweet, juicy nectarine and the juices are dripping down my arm. mmm.

                                                            1. Dinner last night was chicken salad (from a bought rotisserie chicken) with lots of tarragon and chives, plus mayonnaise, pecans, salt and pepper, leftover salmon filets with a tomato basil sauce, mesclun salad with cucumbers, olive oil & vinegar, camembert and some melon (plus a bit or two of dark chocolate with hazelnuts).

                                                              1. homemade salt and pepper crackers out of the oven with a pea dip that's nearly a pea hummus.

                                                                i ate a bag of ruffles and ruined my appetite.

                                                                1. Well, for breakfast I just finished a fried egg sandwich, white toast and the yoke not broken. Messy but oh so good!

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                                                                  1. re: AnneM

                                                                    Mine was a slice of toasted sourdough bread, topped with a poached egg, Hawaiian red salt, and white truffle oil...

                                                                  2. I'm eating dry cereal out of a plastic bag, along with an iced decaf. In NYC, it's just too hot to eat!

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                                                                    1. re: Deenso

                                                                      Breakfast here was an All Bran breakfast bar and a vanilla Activa yogurt. Lunch is looking up...leftover roasted pork, black beans and rice from a local Cuban place.

                                                                    2. I am eating a piece of Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Chips with a Cream Cheese Frosting and Raspberry Sauce that I made last night.

                                                                      It is the Breakfast of Champions!

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                                                                      1. re: Seth Chadwick

                                                                        Drinking a cup of coffee and eating greek yogurt with grape nuts and blueberries. The egg sandwich sounds so good.

                                                                        1. re: melly

                                                                          This was just PERFECT! I had breakfast, I am heading to the gym, and I wanted something for lunch that was more than just a yogurt. Fage, grapenuts, fresh blueberries, and a drip of honey -- delicious! Usually, I don't like "stuff" in my yogurt, but the grapenuts changed it from a snack to lunch! Thank you for such a divine combo for my tastes!

                                                                          1. re: liu

                                                                            I know! I hate grape nuts in milk...but in thick greek yogurt, it is the bomb. Hey...I am headed to the gym pretty soon too!

                                                                            1. re: melly

                                                                              "...to the gym..." Good! Then you will appreciate my next observation.

                                                                              How many blueberries can you fit into a full Fage yogurt cup? I was too lazy to dirty a bowl, so I had whatever I could fit into the Fage container: a few blueberries, a few Grape Nuts, and a few drops of orange honey -- forced portion control...and you know, it really was filling and satisfying!

                                                                              I know it's a little over-the-top to get so excited about something like this, but sometimes a food item-combo just does it all -- healthy, filling, cool, delish, crunchy...and on and on and on!

                                                                              Truth be told: I'll let you know how much weight I can press!

                                                                              1. re: melly

                                                                                I use grape nuts too! have you tried the Trail Mix Crunch version yet? even better!

                                                                                1. re: melly

                                                                                  pamd -- "Trail Mix Crunch version" of Grape Nuts? No, I haven't seen them, but wasn't looking. Do tell!

                                                                                  1. re: melly

                                                                                    liu- I buy them at Costco actually for a bigger package, but you can get them at regular stores. Fairly new- a bit different but worth trying- the only way my husband will eat his plain yogurt!


                                                                                    1. re: melly

                                                                                      pamd -- Costco for Trail Mix Crunch...and how many cabinets will this take up? I will look for it in the market, maybe a tiny market, so I can just buy a tiny box to try. Thanks for the tip.

                                                                                    2. re: liu

                                                                                      fage yogurt, rhubarb puree with splenda, a sprinkle of toasted pecans- this is good for you? It is a dream in a cup - my favorite breakfast hands down.

                                                                                2. Italian breadsticks... Pizza flavor.

                                                                                  1. French Roast coffee and cream while cleaning dishes from dinner party here last night. Chipotle marinated tri tip on the BBQ with mixed green salad with green apples, gorgonzola, and L'Orangerie's super special olive oil and salt. A few bottles of wine: Joseph Phelps Insignia, Les Baux de Provence rose, and Domaine Du Maillet cote du rhone. Breakfast will be a piece of leftover mixed berry crumble pie made by my favorite Lithuanian baker from Babaloo in Santa Monica.

                                                                                    1. I put a little olive oil in my skillet, then some thinly sliced zucchini, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, and some fresh oregano, salt and pepper. Browned it quickly and ate it on a baguette spread with a little mayo and sprinkled with dill weed. Great summer sandwich. Had some sweet tea with it, too.

                                                                                      1. A chorizo and egg burrito off the roach coach with incredible Doraditas homemade potato chips from La Placita. Mmmmmmm

                                                                                        1. The lasagna I made last night with ground turkey and lots of sichuan peppers...fantastic combination

                                                                                          1. "Bottom" half of a hollowed out, toasted, plain bagel w/ sweet cream butter.

                                                                                            1. Left over broccoli and jellyfish salad. washed down with water.

                                                                                              1. Santander Colombian 70% dark chocolate. (Tastes like marshmallow.)

                                                                                                1. I will add my embarrasing KFC. Extra Crispy. Had a tough last few hours at work and hubby brought it home.

                                                                                                  **Hanging head**

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                                                                                                  1. Made the bf cheese ravioli w/ meat sauce and when he wanted more, (there was none) I reheated some leftover fried chicken for him. I had a roast beef sandwich on french bread w/ cheddar and onions and mayo. Too hot for me to eat a hot meal. Diet coke for him, rootbeer for me.

                                                                                                    1. Just had the strangest-sounding dinner, composed entirely of breakfast foods:
                                                                                                      - oatmeal with craisins (they plump up in the hot oatmeal...mm)
                                                                                                      - multigrain English muffin with three hardboiled egg whites, two thick slices of smoked ham, two slices of pepperjack cheese
                                                                                                      - a super-sweet, just-ripe white nectarine!

                                                                                                      1. Just polished off a cup of locally made coconut ice cream with chocolate chips.

                                                                                                        1. A handful of green beans I just picked from my community garden plot. And part of a Green and Black's milk chocolate and caramel bar.

                                                                                                          1. Last two dinners: Cheese and jalapeno quesadillas with grilled shrimp and avocado, celeriac and carrot slaw, and fresh cherries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Fresh cod fillet (caught the day before by our neighbor) grilled with Penzeys Turkish spice mix, greek salad and lemon coconut jelly roll for dessert. It's been too hot in Boston to use the stove or oven. Man, we're eating well lately.

                                                                                                            1. OK, I'll play!

                                                                                                              For lunch I had pasta salad - leftovers from last night's dinner:

                                                                                                              2 leftover sauteed chicken breasts, cubed up with whole wheat rotelli, strawberry tomatoes, cucumber from my mother-in-law's garden, ditto on the onion, some leftover TJ's jumbo black olives, marinated artichoke hearts, red bell pepper, capers and craisins. Dressing was olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar, juice from 1/2 lemon and a good spoonful of dijon mustard, with some dried tarragon, all emulsified with my hand blender.

                                                                                                              I haven't made pasta salad in so long, now I'm going to be craving it on a regular basis during this heat wave. It was yummy!

                                                                                                              1. Actually, I'm eating as I post. Leftovers from last night: Potato/Okra shak (that's the Gujarati word for what you might call a "curry"....curry being an English term, not an Indian one...)..and another shak made from some canned green chickpeas I found at the latino market. I knew my husband would do something good with them: he sauteed onion and jalapeno, added the peas, some cumin, coriander seed, ginger, and tumeric, and salt and sugar, and lime squeezed on top..then sprinkled with fresh cilantro. It was good, and quick and easy on a hot night.

                                                                                                                1. Well, the BF was out tonight so made something easy. Bacon, arugula, tomato and egg sandwich on thick slices of toasted whole grain bread. All from the farmer's market...except the bacon. Had a slice of fresh strawberry cake for dessert. I feel guilty but it was oh so good.

                                                                                                                  1. For dinner we hit a new little resto for Burmese food.

                                                                                                                    We shared a Khaw-Sway (Burmese coconut soupr noodles) and a Paratha Butter Chicken Wrap.

                                                                                                                    Lunch I had 2 coffees and some toast with nutella and raspberry jam.

                                                                                                                    1. I made the Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Angel Hair Pasta from the Cook's Illustrated Italian book. It was the best we have ever eaten.

                                                                                                                      We started out with a mixed salad with a mustard lemon vinaigrette and finished with fresh raspberries w. Grand Marnier.

                                                                                                                      1. Still hot here so I made a julienne salad by going to the deli and getting smoked turkey breast, brown sugar ham, irish swiss and plain old american cheese. Stacked the turkey and the american and pressed it under a heavy plate in the fridge, as well has the ham and the swiss. Cut into thin strips and topped onto crisp romaine w/ tomatoes, hard boiled eggs (not on his though) and served w/ vinegrette for him and thousand for me. Served w/ iced tea and had cherry jello for desert. Am now thinking of snacking on the leftovers.

                                                                                                                        1. I've had brunch for breakfast last night, so here it goes. I've made french toast from day old bread stuffed with TJ's peanut butter and a banana topped with homemade chocolate sauce (more like ganache actually since I made it with heavy cream and 72% bittersweet chocolate). A mimosa to drink and a small salad on the side as an attempt to balance out the decadence of the french toast.

                                                                                                                          1. While surfing the boards, I am working my way through half a pint of Haagen-Dazs Mayan Chocolate ice cream. Hey, it's hot, okay? Whoops, just finished it off.

                                                                                                                            But an hour ago I had yummy zucchini-leek pancakes for lunch (zucchini, onion, garlic, leek, cumin, salt, pepper, egg, breadcrumbs, parsley, mint; with lemon on top) with yogurt-mint-garlic sauce, and pitas.

                                                                                                                            1. This is fun...my grill is heating right now for my tri-tip that i'm about to throw on it (marinated in soy, sesame oil, garlic, chili peppers, and grey salt). I picked up a pre-made potato salad from TJs that I added egg and celery to (trust me, it's almost homemade), and a spinach salad with cranberries, candied croutons and a pear-gorgonzola viniagrette. okay, i know my spelling and punctuation is terrible, but my grill is ready! Oh, and i'm sipping my $5.99 SB from TJs (Zellerbach - it's not bad!)

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                                                                                                                              1. re: nancyhudson

                                                                                                                                Ooh - just had a spinach salad of gargantuan proportions for dinner - chopped with cranberries, corn salsa, celery, and a balsamic vinaigrette :)

                                                                                                                              2. This is a great thread...

                                                                                                                                Lunch earlier today was some 'rice and peas with oxtail curry sauce' leftovers from a local caribbean spot.

                                                                                                                                Dinner was mushroom crostini / grilled calamari+shrimp salad / escargot pizza.

                                                                                                                                Just now ... half scoop of Ben & Jerry's Tortoise Soup.

                                                                                                                                A pretty good day...tomorrow is oatmeal methinks.

                                                                                                                                1. Tonight for dinner, I made lemon chicken, like you'd have in a chinese restaurant, for the first time, with basmati rice. I didn't really care for the chardonnay we had in the house, so I washed it down with Sierra Nevada pale ale. Not bad for a first attempt. Dessert was homemade chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and ice cold fresh squeezed orange juice.
                                                                                                                                  I'm craving Mexican for tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                  1. Grilled skirt steak, tomato bruschetta on an Acme herb slab, and a spinach salad. It's Its for dessert.

                                                                                                                                    All served with a fine chilled Eau de Hetch Hetchy.

                                                                                                                                    1. I am making "tacos"/"burritos" (ground beef,tomato sauce,1T of something I vaguely rememeber as being a homemade "taco seasoning"). Drinking a Sam Adams. However, I just ruined my appetite with Lays BBQ chips dipped in shrimp sauce, the allegedly Japanese pink stuff from the local takeout. This is a flavor combination that you really must try...