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What's That One Thing You Can't Go A Week Without????

FAB Nov 2, 2006 01:48 PM

Everyone has that one food addiction that keeps you under its mystical power to the point where you are almost obsessing about it day in and day out.I have to say-

Red Vines
Big Ed's Robbie Dog

Have so much control over me, I cant live without them!!!!
special mention to Gray's&Papaya's, and Joe's Deli. I feel a crave wave hitting.

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  1. jbyoga RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 01:56 PM

    Lately it's been Kim Chee! We have a local Korean shop here in Asheville (Kims) that sells homemade Kimchee - yum!

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    1. re: jbyoga
      welle RE: jbyoga Nov 2, 2006 02:34 PM

      me too! I'm so addicted, I bring it to work for lunch despite its smelliness - luckily it's just me in my office so I just close the door when I devour my lunch, and use some room spray afterwards.

      I'm also a recovering crunchy bread and cheese (goat, manchego or gruyere) addict - it's been a week since I had some (need to lose weight).

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        a_and_w RE: welle Nov 3, 2006 03:34 PM

        I hate to be a downer because I love kimchi too, but I'm skeptical room spray will cover that smell effectively. Also, keep in mind that you personally will reek for hours after eating kimchi. Bottom line, it's not the best dish for a professional setting...

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          welle RE: a_and_w Nov 3, 2006 05:31 PM

          you know if that was true (personal odor-wise), all koreans would be pretty stinky, and it's not stinkier than say garlic.
          my method seems to work (i don't do that too often though), I also make sure to either wash or discard everything that touched it wrapped in a plastic bag in the garbage of the communal kitchen. I do that to all my lunch ware anyway.

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            a_and_w RE: welle Nov 3, 2006 05:49 PM

            I'm actually korean. And while I don't claim to speak for all koreans, most of my friends and relatives are pretty paranoid about eating kimchi when they know others (esp. westerners) will be able to smell them.

            You are dealing with one of the most pungent foods imaginable. It's not just the garlic -- you're eating fermented cabbage. You may not even realize the odor you're creating because eating the stuff de-sensitizes you.

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              welle RE: a_and_w Nov 3, 2006 07:46 PM

              a&w, I know that it's fermented cabbage and that the stuff is really potent, when I have it at home out of the fridge, the whole place smells like someone's been left dead for weeks there.
              there is a deli right across the street from my office that sells korean food w/ kimchi! many co-workers of mine have gotten food from there (on the days I haven't) and they didn't smell. Maybe you as a Korean are extra paranoid about it? But, you're really making me paranoid. Next time I do this, I'll bring my co-worker for a smell test.

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                a_and_w RE: welle Nov 3, 2006 08:30 PM

                "Maybe you as a Korean are extra paranoid about it?"

                LOL -- quite possibly! Definitely do the smell test with a friend just to be sure. Also, is it possible you're eating a milder version? The real deal will stink up a fridge even if it's in a jar wrapped in plastic bag!

                1. re: a_and_w
                  laguera RE: a_and_w Nov 3, 2006 08:58 PM

                  I have a huge beautiful clay pot that was used for kimchee fermentation. It looks great, but it has been at least 12 years since any kimchee was made in it, and it still smells. I keep a pile of books on it to keep a lid on the odor. Strong stuff!!

                  1. re: a_and_w
                    welle RE: a_and_w Nov 3, 2006 09:31 PM

                    'Also, is it possible you're eating a milder version?'
                    Maybe you're right - I usually buy just plain napa cabbage variety from HanAhReum - their store brand in glass jars. I make sure it doesn't say 'oyster sauce' on the label, but I'm sure there is some in it, maybe not as much.

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                      Miss Needle RE: a_and_w Dec 2, 2008 11:53 AM

                      I don't think you're being extra paranoid. My mom was eating kimchi blissfully ignorant for years and years before she realized that she probably stunk. She was sitting in the subway next to this Korean guy when she noticed that he reeked of garlic. She didn't give up her kimchi but always carried breath mints after that.

                      One of my friends used to live with a Korean girl who always had kimchi in the fridge. My friend asked me with hesitation (as she didn't want to offend me) f kimchi was supposed to smell like gym socks.

                  2. re: a_and_w
                    rockhopper RE: a_and_w Nov 4, 2006 12:43 AM

                    When I was working in Seoul I saw a thing on TV that mentioned that fish entrails was one of the marinade ingredients.

                    Hey, I like thai/vietnamese fish sauce and worcestershire sauce so that's not too far of a stretch.

                    1. re: rockhopper
                      a_and_w RE: rockhopper Nov 4, 2006 12:50 PM

                      They use the little fish that koreans love, if I'm not mistaken.

                    2. re: a_and_w
                      Will Owen RE: a_and_w Nov 4, 2006 03:10 AM

                      "Fermented cabbage"...also known in some circles as sauerkraut! As with kimchi, there's the big stout downhome buried-in-the-backyard sauerkraut and the wimpy stuff you buy in stores. And now I'm thinking what fun it would be to do a "fusion" choucroute garnie with kimchi...!

                      1. re: Will Owen
                        a_and_w RE: Will Owen Nov 4, 2006 12:54 PM

                        Quite right, though sauerkraut isn't spiked liberally with garlic, which further contributes to kimchi's unusual pungency. The similarity no doubt explains why the hot dog/kimchi combo that jbyoga mentioned works so well.

              2. re: jbyoga
                chubbybunny RE: jbyoga Nov 2, 2006 06:34 PM

                When I read this post, I was going to say Kimchi too! I used to have this stuff stashed away in my dorm fridge and could only eat it when my roommate had gone to class. I've driven miles to a Korean supermarket to get the stuff. Everytime I go home to my parents, I leave with a bottle of homemade kimchi.

                Something else I can't go a week without -- sushi.

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                  jbyoga RE: chubbybunny Nov 3, 2006 03:52 AM

                  I hear ya - my new fave snack is a vegi dog with kimchee and sriacha sauce! Yum!

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                    rcallner RE: chubbybunny Nov 24, 2006 09:36 PM

                    Kimchee is amazing with leftover turkey....

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                  Janet from Richmond RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 01:58 PM

                  -Mexican food in general
                  -Mac and cheese

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                  1. re: Janet from Richmond
                    HKthegreat RE: Janet from Richmond Dec 29, 2008 05:23 PM

                    Stovetop mac and cheese, made with pepper jack cheese :)
                    also, goat cheese

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                    Wineman RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:05 PM

                    Peanut butter. Publix All Natural Crunchy, on a toasted English Muffin with a litte honey. I'd take it on vacation if I could.

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                      swsidejim RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:07 PM

                      More than one item on my list..

                      portillos chili dog
                      italian beef
                      mashed potatoes & gravy

                      all of the above are weekly needed staples of my diet.

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                        ajs228 RE: swsidejim Jan 6, 2009 11:09 AM

                        You live a good life, Jim :-)

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                        laur76 RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:13 PM

                        dim sum. really I have tried to go without, but I'm an addict.

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                          morebubbles RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:14 PM

                          A meal (at least once a week) at my fav. hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant. We're almost part of the family there.

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                            ali patts RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:16 PM

                            Does tea count? Because I can't get through 2 hours let alone a week...

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                              Dommy RE: ali patts Nov 8, 2006 09:15 PM

                              LOL! Same here... :) I NEED it in the morning... right now working through a rose sencha... :)


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                                choctastic RE: Dommy Nov 9, 2006 03:30 AM

                                chinese green tea addict here. expensive habit. actually getting into this one brand of chinese white tea that is delicious but even more expensive. gah

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                              nagol RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:19 PM

                              Eggs...Sunnyside up - yolk not broken...I could eat these morning, noon and night...

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                                ricepad RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:21 PM

                                Rice. Gotta have my rice fix, at least twice per week.

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                                  Veggietales RE: ricepad Nov 11, 2006 02:52 AM

                                  2nd on Rice.

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                                    eliisadick RE: Veggietales Nov 25, 2006 06:26 PM

                                    3rd on rice

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                                      corneggs RE: eliisadick Nov 27, 2006 12:19 AM

                                      4th on rice

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                                        fallingup RE: corneggs Dec 22, 2008 05:50 PM


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                                          HKthegreat RE: fallingup Dec 29, 2008 05:23 PM


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                                            Passadumkeg RE: HKthegreat Jan 1, 2009 07:10 PM

                                            1st on spuds

                                  2. re: ricepad
                                    hollow_legs RE: ricepad Dec 5, 2008 08:10 AM

                                    Also with rice. I buy it in 5kg bags, I eat it at least 3 times a week.

                                  3. ericalloyd RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:35 PM

                                    semolina bread with evoo, crushed red pepper flakes, anchovies and grated pecorino romano

                                    a big fruity red wine [every day]

                                    haagen dazs black raspberry chip

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                                      Malice RE: ericalloyd Nov 2, 2006 02:36 PM

                                      I can't kive without chocolate or cheese or fruit or tea and coffee... I'm addicted to them!

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                                      torta basilica RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:39 PM

                                      Big meaty roasted pumpkin seeds, slightly salted...

                                      1. Katie Nell RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:40 PM

                                        Okay, I've been thinking about this a lot, and although I probably could make it a week without these things, I would venture to guess it doesn't happen very often!
                                        - Coke (so wish this wasn't true, I rarely drank pop until I got a boring job!)
                                        - Chocolate Milk
                                        - Ice Cream
                                        - a cheeseburger, which is kind of weird because I'm really not a huge meat eater, but I crave cheeseburgers!

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                                          Katie Nell RE: Katie Nell Nov 2, 2006 05:32 PM

                                          I forgot just plain old chocolate, thought I could fool myself into thinking I had it covered with the chocolate milk and the obviously chocolate ice cream (are there other flavors?!) but I was lying to myself!

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                                            dimples RE: Katie Nell Nov 2, 2006 05:45 PM

                                            Me too. I can't go for more than a few days with out buying a bar of dark chocolate.

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                                            asiansensation007 RE: Katie Nell Dec 7, 2008 06:41 PM

                                            Coke...i totally agree, as sad as that is. I drink so much it makes me a little ill thinking about it. Some people do coffee, i do coke. (haha that sounds kind of wrong). Although its Diet I drink, I'm not sure that redeems me any more.

                                            I just bought a cup from a gas station that ensures me free refills for all of 2009 (only from that chain of stores). I have already gotten 8 refills in 3 days (but a few have been tea!)

                                          3. viperlush RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:42 PM

                                            I've tried to cut cheese out of my diet but I can't seem to go a day without. Especially now that there are so many great apples out there to eat with it.
                                            Sushi. Every week I tell myself that I'm going to try something new, but every time I get to the restaurant I order a chirashi bowl.

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                                              Scampi RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:43 PM

                                              Grapes-I snack on these throughout the day.
                                              Pancakes or a waffle-at least one day a week.

                                              1. Candy RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 02:47 PM

                                                Chocolate. rich, very dark, chocolate. Every day, even if it is just a square or two.

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                                                  fickle RE: Candy Nov 2, 2006 08:36 PM

                                                  Dark chocolate here also. I keep a stash at work, at home, in my gym bag and my purse. A couple of squares can tie me over for a day or two. I think I'm due for a dose now!

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                                                  HillJ RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 03:09 PM

                                                  Dark Chocolate
                                                  Grapefruit juice

                                                  1. Infomaniac RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 04:28 PM

                                                    Pizza and Peanut Butter

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                                                      CDouglas RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 04:54 PM

                                                      Half-smoke with mustard, onion, chili and cheese


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                                                        Kelli2006 RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 05:03 PM

                                                        Coffee I am looking for a way to get my caffeine fix via a IV, but I have been unable to find a suitable delivery device. It would also free up 1 hand and save me from looking for misplaced mugs.
                                                        dark bittersweet chocolate ( I like to snack on bits of baking chocolate)
                                                        a baked potato
                                                        grilled cheese on sourdough bread
                                                        grilled burger. (I have been known to light my charcoal kettle grill in the middle of a January blizzard for the taste of a grilled burger)

                                                        1. mollyomormon RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 05:35 PM

                                                          turkey jerky

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                                                            mclaugh RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 06:20 PM


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                                                              vtnewbie RE: mclaugh Dec 29, 2008 06:05 AM

                                                              That's a good one.

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                                                                Passadumkeg RE: vtnewbie Jan 1, 2009 07:11 PM


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                                                                  ajs228 RE: Passadumkeg Jan 6, 2009 11:02 AM

                                                                  Ditto to beer. Also coffee and mexican food. None of it is good for my acid reflux, but I don't care.

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                                                                    Passadumkeg RE: ajs228 Jan 6, 2009 12:47 PM

                                                                    Ajs, that's what Prevacid was invented for. Beer and tacos ore symbiotic! I'm a celantro junkie.

                                                              2. re: mclaugh
                                                                ideabaker RE: mclaugh Jan 5, 2009 10:29 AM

                                                                I'll second the water, I drink three to four litres a day which people find strange... but like Jesus, I only drink water and wine...

                                                                And fish or shellfish. Eat it everyday.

                                                                Can't pass an aquarium without getting hungry.

                                                                Maybe I am, unbeknownst to myself, a mermaid... or a saint.

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                                                                  Passadumkeg RE: ideabaker Jan 5, 2009 01:26 PM

                                                                  Uh, Jesus ate no shellfish, against Jewish food law.

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                                                                    ideabaker RE: Passadumkeg Jan 5, 2009 01:37 PM

                                                                    Drat. :-) But I really do only drink water and wine! Which at times could qualify me as a tipsy mermaid (they twirl in the water, don't they???).

                                                              3. ipsedixit RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 06:20 PM

                                                                Fuji Apples


                                                                Werther's Original Candies


                                                                1. Glencora RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 06:36 PM

                                                                  Hot, buttered toast

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                                                                    ArikaDawn RE: Glencora Dec 3, 2008 06:25 AM

                                                                    Me too! Formerly my list would have been different, but after two months of morning sickness hot buttered toast is the only thing that has carried over from my former diet.

                                                                    1. re: ArikaDawn
                                                                      turqmut RE: ArikaDawn Dec 29, 2008 05:47 PM

                                                                      Hang in there! If you've had morning sickness for two months, you're almost done:)

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                                                                        ArikaDawn RE: turqmut Jan 7, 2009 07:15 AM

                                                                        I hope you're right. Three months now...eesh!

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                                                                    olivertwist RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 06:47 PM

                                                                    Not all food ... but

                                                                    red wine
                                                                    soy chai latte
                                                                    dark, dark, dark chocolate

                                                                    1. yumcha RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 07:16 PM

                                                                      liquor :]

                                                                      I'm sure there are a lot of other things, but there are all I can come up with off the top of my head.

                                                                      1. Scrapironchef RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 08:32 PM

                                                                        Acme Pain epi with organic fresh peanut butter. Food of the gods. Crack is less addictive.

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                                                                          ngardet RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 08:58 PM

                                                                          pasta or rice

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                                                                            xica14 RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 09:04 PM

                                                                            2 things:
                                                                            olive oil

                                                                            1. katp RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 09:16 PM

                                                                              vegetables of any kind, could never make it a week with no veggies
                                                                              did i mention WINE!

                                                                              1. DanaB RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 09:22 PM

                                                                                Yogurt, bananas, avocados, cheese and coffee. Most of these I'd have trouble going a day without!

                                                                                1. JenBoes RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 09:22 PM

                                                                                  Good pizza

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                                                                                    EmmaToo RE: JenBoes Dec 4, 2008 07:02 PM

                                                                                    Same here. I crave it every day. There must be something wrong with me! ;-) I've started making it myself now so it's a lot less expensive pleasure.

                                                                                  2. JenBoes RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 09:23 PM

                                                                                    And red wine.

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                                                                                      shanda013 RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 09:36 PM

                                                                                      green tea, wine, cheese, onions, ranch dressing. Of course water.

                                                                                      1. orangewasabi RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 10:12 PM

                                                                                        thai food

                                                                                        when I travel in the US, sometimes I can't get thai food

                                                                                        first meal off the plane back in TO is always thai food

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                                                                                          vtnewbie RE: orangewasabi Dec 29, 2008 06:07 AM

                                                                                          WHere in the US can you not get Thai food? Gotta tell me so I can avoid those places!

                                                                                        2. jfood RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 10:46 PM

                                                                                          Gotta have my coffee EVERY day
                                                                                          Ice cream jumps in at 4-5 times a week
                                                                                          Peanut Butter - 3-5 times a week
                                                                                          Fruit every night at home - depends on the season. Right now its grapes and apples. Oh yeah Apple Pie by DW qualifies

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                                                                                            calabasas_trafalgar RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 11:13 PM

                                                                                            Pizza, grilled cheese, iced coffee, Diet Dr. Pepper

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                                                                                              FKA Andrew RE: calabasas_trafalgar Nov 2, 2006 11:30 PM

                                                                                              You mention grilled cheese. Have you ever ordered a grilled cheese at In-n-Out Burger? That is something I could eat every meal of every day.

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                                                                                                calabasas_trafalgar RE: FKA Andrew Nov 2, 2006 11:32 PM

                                                                                                No, but I hate In N Out

                                                                                            2. Chowpatty RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 11:20 PM

                                                                                              Red wine
                                                                                              garlic -- any dish with large quantities of garlic
                                                                                              morning fibrous cereal (currently half Go Lean and half Trader Joe's Trail Mix granola)
                                                                                              Activia yogurt
                                                                                              Thai food
                                                                                              organic Fuji apples

                                                                                              grilled cheese on sourdough

                                                                                              1. mtngirlnv RE: FAB Nov 2, 2006 11:28 PM

                                                                                                Sourdough bread.

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                                                                                                  piccola RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 01:34 AM

                                                                                                  Grapes, esp. the big Globe variety
                                                                                                  Diet Pepsi

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                                                                                                    rbc RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 01:39 AM

                                                                                                    Ice. I chomp on ice all the time at home (I know, so bad for my teeth). I'm actually staying at a hotel tonight and just grabbing ice right out of the bucket.

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                                                                                                      HBOO RE: rbc Nov 19, 2006 02:09 PM

                                                                                                      I've never known if my doctor was just trying to scare me out of what he thought was a bad habit, but I used to chew on ice ALL the time and it turned out to be iron deficiency...

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                                                                                                        Veggietales RE: HBOO Nov 19, 2006 05:54 PM

                                                                                                        Me too! I now have my iron levels in check, but Chewing ice still gives the best satisfaction.

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                                                                                                          invinotheresverde RE: Veggietales Dec 3, 2008 09:38 AM

                                                                                                          Sweet kindred spirits! I'm anemic and a chronic ice-chewer. There's nothing better than when the cube begins to "soften" and you chomp through the whole thing!

                                                                                                          Other than that:

                                                                                                          Dark, leafy greens

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                                                                                                      frank828 RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 01:40 AM

                                                                                                      sushi...ugh im hungry

                                                                                                      1. bitsubeats RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 02:59 AM

                                                                                                        rice & kimchi
                                                                                                        some kind of fish, be it cooked or raw. I pretty much eat it every day.

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                                                                                                          Humbucker RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 03:52 AM

                                                                                                          Something pungent or spicy

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                                                                                                            melly RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 04:50 AM

                                                                                                            scrambled eggs with salsa

                                                                                                            1. amandine RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 05:24 AM

                                                                                                              baby carrots are a permanent fixture on my grocery list.

                                                                                                              1. CindyJ RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 03:13 PM

                                                                                                                "Neighborhood" Chinese food!

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                                                                                                                  cadireon RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 03:40 PM

                                                                                                                  RICE ... WHITE or BROWN it doesn't matter

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                                                                                                                    cheryl_h RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                    Freshly made tea
                                                                                                                    Chinese green vegetables

                                                                                                                    1. Vexorg RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 05:54 PM

                                                                                                                      I don't think there's anything I couldn't truly go a week without eating, but I'd probably have a hard time going without pasta for a week.

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                                                                                                                        Narcissus RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                        Popeye's Spicy Chicken (4 Piece) with Red Beans & Rice. And it takes me 45 minutes to get there and back. Every week.

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                                                                                                                          atomicdogs RE: Narcissus Nov 4, 2006 11:42 PM

                                                                                                                          Popeyes has a mardi-gras mustard that I could eat on everything, if i could find it anywhere else.

                                                                                                                        2. kerwintoronto RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 09:08 PM

                                                                                                                          Got rice?

                                                                                                                          Not jasmine, not sticky, not scented, not brown,...

                                                                                                                          Just plain white rice from the cooker ... moderately sticky and definitely past al dente.

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                                                                                                                            vickie RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 09:39 PM


                                                                                                                            1. kiwichef RE: FAB Nov 3, 2006 09:51 PM

                                                                                                                              Mums chow

                                                                                                                              1. spigot RE: FAB Nov 4, 2006 04:00 AM

                                                                                                                                cappuccino, fresh squeezed orange juice, and sushi.

                                                                                                                                When I go on vacation and can't get 'em, I go a tiny bit crazy. Most places, I can hunt down at least two of the three, but my trip across Newfoundland in 2004 was triple withdrawal and very tough :-/

                                                                                                                                1. Xanthippe RE: FAB Nov 4, 2006 04:10 AM

                                                                                                                                  No time like the present for my first post.

                                                                                                                                  If I'm truly limited to *just* one item, I cast my vote for bread. Good bread; crusty, full-flavored, artisan or home baked bread.

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                                                                                                                                    mrsjoujou RE: FAB Nov 4, 2006 01:50 PM


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                                                                                                                                        Marsha RE: FAB Nov 4, 2006 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                        Currently, it's fried chicken half-wings done by my local supermarket - can't seem to get enough of the crisp, somewhat spicy experience. But when this passes, I may return to bacon or smoked salmon, or venture on to something else salty and satisfying (potato chips come to mind).

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                                                                                                                                          Caddy0531 RE: Marsha Nov 8, 2006 11:58 PM

                                                                                                                                          ice cream

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                                                                                                                                          Caserta44 RE: FAB Nov 9, 2006 12:02 AM

                                                                                                                                          Gelato, I love gelato so much when the gelateria I worked at went out of business I bought his batch freezer and pasturizing machine for $12,000. I took over his wholesale business but that was really just an excuse so I can continue eating gelato on a daily basis, I also bought a refrigerator and I keep it at 55 degrees exact just for my gelato I love it

                                                                                                                                          1. amkirkland RE: FAB Nov 9, 2006 12:45 AM

                                                                                                                                            ice cream or ice cream like product
                                                                                                                                            DARK chocolate
                                                                                                                                            A trip through the free samples at Whole Foods
                                                                                                                                            gas station capuccino... yes, that's right...

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                                                                                                                                              1. cord RE: FAB Nov 9, 2006 09:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                red wine

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                                                                                                                                                  queenoffarina RE: FAB Nov 10, 2006 11:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                  every morning to pry my eyes open- coffee- esp from Kenya
                                                                                                                                                  Ambrosia apples and they are finally back in season!
                                                                                                                                                  Panang Kai- when its been a really bad or really good day
                                                                                                                                                  sunflower butter on 9 grain bread

                                                                                                                                                  1. jennjen18 RE: FAB Nov 15, 2006 05:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                    My weakness--instant noodles.

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                                                                                                                                                      RiJaAr RE: FAB Nov 15, 2006 05:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                      wow, thats a lot of cholesterol out there floating around!
                                                                                                                                                      i must admit i am just as bad however,
                                                                                                                                                      instant noodles
                                                                                                                                                      lindt milk chocolate
                                                                                                                                                      dry garlic ribs from my local chinese place.. never had any so good

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                                                                                                                                                        andlulu RE: FAB Nov 15, 2006 02:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Strawberry Fields cereal from Kashi - the smell from the box makes me want to run through a wheat field.. it's so inviting and warm.
                                                                                                                                                        Some sort of beer.. becoming a bigger fan by the day.
                                                                                                                                                        Pepsi. So what? I have an addiction.
                                                                                                                                                        Huge plate of fresh jasmine rice. Mm... mmm...mm.
                                                                                                                                                        A tortilla, whether wrapped in something or plain.
                                                                                                                                                        At least half a biscuit w/ sausage gravy every Saturday from Cracker Barrel. I don't want to hear it, don't want to hear it folks. I'm not up for a stoning today..

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                                                                                                                                                          RiJaAr RE: andlulu Nov 16, 2006 01:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                          omg yes, dinner buns and gravy.... sometimes i just order 2 or 3 buns and a bowl of gravy...i'm so hungry now lol

                                                                                                                                                        2. Tal RE: FAB Nov 15, 2006 06:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Egg white and cheese on a toasted bialy dipped in ketchup. a PERFECT breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                          A few glasses of wine

                                                                                                                                                          A Hoegardden or Blue Moon or Leff's Blond

                                                                                                                                                          Couple of pieces of tuna sashimi

                                                                                                                                                          Whitefish Salad from Zabars on toast caraway rye bread

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                                                                                                                                                            emoore RE: FAB Nov 15, 2006 06:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                            chips and salsa
                                                                                                                                                            which is not so bad
                                                                                                                                                            chips and queso (from taco Cabana)
                                                                                                                                                            very bad, but oh so good

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                                                                                                                                                              ira RE: FAB Nov 16, 2006 01:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                              I'm pretty obsessed with BBQ.
                                                                                                                                                              If I go too long without Pork Ribs I get pretty cranky.

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                                                                                                                                                                ira RE: FAB Nov 16, 2006 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                I also can't go a week without a Pastrami sandwich on rye bread, with coleslaw, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on the sandwich. Modeled after Langer's # 19, but my Russian dressing and coleslaw are home made and less sweet.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Nuray RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 03:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Coffee, Bread, Plain Yoghurt, Cheese, eggs...

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                                                                                                                                                                    lowidle RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 03:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Intense coffee
                                                                                                                                                                    Greens (Collards or Kale) sauteed in olive oil and garlic
                                                                                                                                                                    Natural peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                    Black Licorice (the Australian brand from Trader Joe's)
                                                                                                                                                                    Red wine

                                                                                                                                                                    1. hagar4316 RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 04:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Schwartzbrot with liverwurst
                                                                                                                                                                      Anything with black bean sauce

                                                                                                                                                                      1. bunnyr RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 04:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        I can't go a week without a good baked chicken in butter doused in a flour mixture that included paprika, marjoram, basil, pepper and salt.

                                                                                                                                                                        What a great question for those of us looking for people to track. I can look for people who have similar tastes to mine and add them to my tracking list.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. jennywinker RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 05:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Well, I`m travelling in Japan right now (home is MN), where I`m really finding out what I can`t live a week without. As suspected, it`s coffee, Diet Coke and spearmint flavored mints. Oh, and chocolate. Back home I would defnitely say red wine, but I`m making due here with sake. Oh, and beer.

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                                                                                                                                                                            pinkbuddhacookie RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            CAN'T GO A DAY WITHOUT...
                                                                                                                                                                            Plain yogurt
                                                                                                                                                                            Green olives
                                                                                                                                                                            Spelt lavash/flatbread
                                                                                                                                                                            Starbucks sugar-free vanilla Americano

                                                                                                                                                                            CAN'T GO A WEEK WITHOUT...
                                                                                                                                                                            Cheesy, piled high, pub nachos w jalapenos and sour cream
                                                                                                                                                                            Sweet potatoes (baked, fried or steamed)
                                                                                                                                                                            Cottage cheese
                                                                                                                                                                            Giant lima beans
                                                                                                                                                                            Fruit (apples or strawberries)

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Leslieville RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 04:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Neighbourhood Chinese- Ive been known to go twice a day!
                                                                                                                                                                              German rye bread\Natural crunchy peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                              coffee- in the morning only
                                                                                                                                                                              Frosties- from Wendy's but only in summer (mostly)

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                                                                                                                                                                                mcgillfoodie RE: FAB Nov 19, 2006 06:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                oatmeal (steel-cut) or some variety of raisin bran (but not kellogg's)
                                                                                                                                                                                rice- preferably brown, but white's good too
                                                                                                                                                                                ice cream while at home, gingersnaps while at school

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                                                                                                                                                                                  cuppamud RE: FAB Nov 21, 2006 05:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Fruit. Can't last a day without it. Pith, pulp, seed, rind, stem. From the blueberry to the watermelon, and everything else in between, I love my fruit. I am smitten.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Wiley RE: FAB Nov 21, 2006 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Vietnamese pho--love the special versions with the sliced beef, meat balls,tendon,and tripe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      AlexLifeson RE: FAB Nov 21, 2006 11:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I can go without alot of things, except fresh grapefruit. Perhaps I crave it at a cellular level (and I'm hardly a health-nut). I eat only the pulp and throw away the leatherly stuff. The Florida grapefruits are ready now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Terrieltr RE: FAB Nov 25, 2006 11:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Pretzels. The big sourdough ones by Snyders. I almost always have a box sitting open on my counter so I can grab one whenever I feel like it. And I can leave it open, because they're never around long enough to go stale.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          bacchus RE: FAB Nov 25, 2006 11:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          These are daily needs:
                                                                                                                                                                                          Strong Coffee-I can't cope if I don't have at least one cup with half & half in the morning.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Wine and/or beer-so glad to see that I'm not the only one, or at least not the only one with a problem :)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fruit and veggies-I can't imagine going a day, let alone a week without them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Rick RE: FAB Nov 26, 2006 03:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I can't go a day without coffee. I can't go a week without some sort of ethnic food, Thai, Indian, and Mexican are usually what I crave at least weekly.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. csw RE: FAB Nov 27, 2006 03:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              COFFEE tops it. Cheese isn't too far behind.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. choctastic RE: FAB Dec 13, 2006 01:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                green tea, usually dragonwell or oolong
                                                                                                                                                                                                something sweet w/ my tea. i've been making apple blueberry muffins.
                                                                                                                                                                                                brown rice
                                                                                                                                                                                                fruits and green veg

                                                                                                                                                                                                wow i sound boring. i eat other stuff but this is what i must eat every day or i feel weird.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  bradest RE: FAB Dec 2, 2008 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  It's not the beets that I can't do without, it's the person that makes them for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. cuccubear RE: FAB Dec 2, 2008 12:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Popcorn, my all time favorite munch. It's been a staple in my life since my first job at the concession stand of the drive-in theatre, those oh so twenty-five years ago...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Peg RE: FAB Dec 2, 2008 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coffee (daily).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fresh green vegetables.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      But I can live without chocolate, sugar, bread and fruit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        shaebones RE: FAB Dec 2, 2008 09:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Without a doubt....peanut butter

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          adventuresinbaking RE: shaebones Dec 27, 2008 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I just realized how often I eat peanut butter. PBJ is my main stay. I don't know how I feel about that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coffee and I are renewing a co-dependent relationship. It seems like every other sentence out of my mouth while I'm visiting my parents is "If I made coffe, would you want some?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Paula76 RE: FAB Dec 3, 2008 03:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Green tea
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Natural yogurt
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fruit and veg (especially garlic, tomatoes and berries)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cream cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dry fruit/nuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sweet treats! (at least 3 or 4 times a week), e.g. chocolatey or dulce de leche desserts

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            gordeaux RE: FAB Dec 3, 2008 09:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Where are my New Mexican homies?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            GREEN CHILE!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Actually, I'm not in NM anymore, but I really can't go a week without SOME kind of meal that is heavy in capsaicin. Usually, it's Mex, Thai, or Indian. I normally can't go a few days without a meal that makes my nose sweat, much less a whole week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tacos de carne asada al carbon. Sorry, there's no match for real char grilled skirt steak tacos. Not a chance I gould go a week without a few for lunch.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              laliz RE: FAB Dec 4, 2008 09:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I read all of these and the only things I could think of were Diet Coke (daily) and black coffee (daily) and green beans (daily)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                vballgal RE: laliz Dec 5, 2008 09:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                ugg totally with you on the diet coke! completely addicted...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NeNePie RE: vballgal Jan 5, 2009 02:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yes diet coke or iced tea or coffee almost every day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  some kind of fish, especially oily fish


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tomato sauce/tomato products

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. alixium RE: FAB Dec 4, 2008 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                apple sauce (usually home-made, but I make do with store-bought)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. linguafood RE: FAB Dec 4, 2008 09:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ma Po Tofu from Chopstick Express here in State College.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Salmon & Asparagus Nigiri from Mr. Hai in Berlin, Germany.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. jeni1002 RE: FAB Dec 4, 2008 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *Coffee - I get cranky & murderous without it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Yogurt (kefir, Greek varieties, it doesn't matter)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Apples
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Tea (Black during the day, linden at night)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    * Some kind of greens, cooked or raw

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      linguafood RE: jeni1002 Dec 4, 2008 02:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gee, I wasn't aware of the fact that we're talking BASICS here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Of course, then: coffee, milk, bread, cheese.... that's survival, not addiction.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jeni1002 RE: linguafood Dec 4, 2008 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you, I feel much better :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Smorgasbord RE: FAB Dec 4, 2008 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Juice- any kind, as long as it's no sugar added and not from concentrate. Actually, I couldn't go a day without it. And I only drink it in the morning- I literally can't eat anything without drinking a glass of juice first; it's like my stomach needs to be coaxed open. It's the same kind of craving people have for their morning coffee [which I don't drink at all].

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Other than that, I probably couldn't last the week without some sort of carb [usually bread] and something green [usually a salad]. My quirk is variety in foods, so I rarely eat the same thing twice in a month, let alone a day or week. I have 6 cereals on top of the fridge because I can't take the thought of eating the same cereal two days in a row [day 7 is brunch!].

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MrsCris RE: FAB Dec 4, 2008 11:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grapefruit juice. If Sunkist ever stops making Ruby Red Grapefruit juice I just don't know what will happen to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also: olives. Does't matter what kind - kalamata, cerignola, martini marinated, cracked green... it's a serious addiction. When I travel on business for more than 2 days I will find a grocery store and lie in my hotel room bed eating olives. I get twitchy without them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Miss Needle RE: FAB Dec 6, 2008 11:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'd probably have to say greens. I remember coming home from a week-long trip from Mexico last year where I was DYING for some greens. The little side salads or a bit off shredded cabbage didn't really do anything for me. I needed a bunch of lightly cooked greens. Of course, I could have ordered an entree sized salad in Mexico. But that would mean less room for all the tacos, huitlacoche, chiles en nogada, etc.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              latindancer RE: FAB Dec 6, 2008 01:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Espresso and leafy green vegetables....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I will not go a day without either one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. soxchik RE: FAB Dec 8, 2008 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hummus - I eat it with lunch every weekday, sometimes on weekends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Peanut Butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chocolate - I tried to go a week without eating it recently and I couldn't do it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. stricken RE: FAB Dec 9, 2008 12:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I hate to admit it but...SLURPEE! Olive Oil also.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CeeBee RE: FAB Dec 9, 2008 07:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bacon and Eggs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mickie44 RE: CeeBee Dec 27, 2008 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Edamame! Have to eat it at least once a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fallingup RE: FAB Dec 22, 2008 05:51 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        taos RE: FAB Dec 24, 2008 02:50 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        oh, who am I kidding, and also sugar-free, carbonated, caffeinated beverages.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kinnexa RE: FAB Dec 25, 2008 02:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BEER tops my list!! Good beer is most definitely food. Liquid bread, barley sandwich, my daily dose of B vitamins, and oh, so tasty. I respect and love my beer, so I never abuse it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheese is a close second...also seltzer and fresh veggies. And it wouldn't be a proper morning without five or six cups of Tetley tea with skim milk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. capeanne RE: FAB Dec 25, 2008 03:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coffee for purely mental health reasons and I am currently quite seriously addicted to Luigi's mango Italian ice....it is embarrassing

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jacey RE: FAB Dec 25, 2008 06:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Daily I need:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cottage Cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lean protein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a little bit of chocolate of some sort

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Whosyerkitty RE: Jacey Dec 27, 2008 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I cannot live without coffee, period. That's not a good thing, is it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Other than that:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pepsi (yeah, I know, I know)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good, firm whole grain bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Milk. For the coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheese. I guess for the bread.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I can go weeks without drinking booze of any sort (hmmm...that sounds a bit suspicious, too, eh?) but I still need to have a bottle of wine and some beer around.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cat food. Cats don't eat bread and cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm apparently a simpleton.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kinnexa RE: Whosyerkitty Dec 27, 2008 03:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh, my...egg on my face (actually I can go without eggs for a couple of weeks if necessary)--I mean, cat food, of course! And crunchy treats. Wouldn't last a day without them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. linxi RE: FAB Dec 27, 2008 08:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                apple cider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2% milk on ice (if it's warm, nooo way)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                soup of some kind, usually Campbell's soup in hand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                iced tea with Sweet 'n Low only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fritos jalapeno cheddar dip on anything

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  umbushi plum RE: FAB Dec 27, 2008 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i had a very expensive addiction to salmon i used to eat it at least three times a day for ages! the exact same way baked with ginger and soy sauce and mushrooms. for a while i also had an addiction to avacados especially on toast. i remember i used to get very fidgety and anxious if i didn't have my avo in the morning. i still can't go a week without an avacado. but recently i have been having a strange addiction to spinach, brussel sprouts and canned tomatos oh and i never go a day without an apple i crave them along with lemons every afternoon at around 3 or 4 o'clock. thats about it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Beach Chick RE: FAB Dec 27, 2008 04:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fresh brewed ice tea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lemon yogurt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    M & M peanuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fresh fruit and veggies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    serrano chiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mexican food

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. ibstatguy RE: FAB Dec 27, 2008 05:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sparkling wine of some sort; champagne if at all possible

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        laurachow RE: FAB Dec 27, 2008 06:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Potatoes: in one form or another. Probably hash browns would be the hardest to go without, but mashed, baked ... it's all good!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: FAB Dec 28, 2008 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jalepenos, hot yellow chilis, have to have them with half the things I eat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ RE: FAB Dec 29, 2008 06:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can't go a day let alone a week without yogurt.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: HillJ Jan 5, 2009 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ditto on the yogurt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              green tea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              green veggies

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                goodhealthgourmet RE: goodhealthgourmet Jan 5, 2009 02:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tomatoes, either fresh, or as salsa or sauce. i just realized that one as i was snacking on some cherry tomatoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                earlier this year i wasn't allowed to eat any form of tomato for 8 days in preparation for some lab tests, and it was *torture.*

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rick RE: FAB Dec 29, 2008 07:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For me it's coffee and some form of dessert.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is a fun post to see what everyone is addicted to!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chicken kabob RE: Rick Dec 30, 2008 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                diet coke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                greek yogurt w/ honey/blueberries/sprinkle of kashi cereal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pumpkin bread & cinnamon almonds are a recent addiction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chicken or red meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                red peppers and baby carrots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                brownie sundae w/ haagen dazs lite coffee ice cream and good hot fudge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                starbucks coffee frapuccino light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ...and so many other foods I adore!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. PDeveaux RE: FAB Jan 1, 2009 06:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Diet Coke

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  smr33 RE: FAB Jan 2, 2009 04:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Diet coke.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bagels (daily)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Passadumkeg RE: FAB Jan 2, 2009 06:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My wife; she is very sweet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      missmadeleine RE: FAB Jan 3, 2009 04:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fresh fruit / berries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beef - a steak or burger that I prepare at home

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lawgirl3278 RE: FAB Jan 7, 2009 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pizza, hands down. When I hopped off the plane from my honeymoon in St. Lucia, it was the first thing I ate at home.

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