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

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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. 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

      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).

      1. re: welle

        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...

        1. re: a_and_w

          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.

          1. re: welle

            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.

            1. re: a_and_w

              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.

              1. re: welle

                "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

                  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

                    '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.

                    1. re: a_and_w

                      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

                    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

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

                    2. re: a_and_w

                      "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

                        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

                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.

                1. re: chubbybunny

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

                  1. re: chubbybunny

                    Kimchee is amazing with leftover turkey....

                2. -Chipolte
                  -Mexican food in general
                  -Mac and cheese

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                  1. re: Janet from Richmond

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

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

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

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

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

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                            1. re: ali patts

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


                              1. re: Dommy

                                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

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

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

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                                  1. re: ricepad

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

                                  2. 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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                                    1. re: ericalloyd

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

                                    2. Big meaty roasted pumpkin seeds, slightly salted...

                                      1. 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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                                        1. re: Katie Nell

                                          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!

                                          1. re: Katie Nell

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

                                          2. re: Katie Nell

                                            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. 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.

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

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

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                                                1. re: Candy

                                                  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!

                                                2. Almonds
                                                  Dark Chocolate
                                                  Grapefruit juice

                                                  1. Pizza and Peanut Butter

                                                    1. Half-smoke with mustard, onion, chili and cheese


                                                      1. 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. re: Passadumkeg

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

                                                                  1. re: ajs228

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

                                                              1. re: mclaugh

                                                                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.

                                                                1. re: ideabaker

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

                                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                    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???).

                                                              2. Fuji Apples


                                                                Werther's Original Candies


                                                                  1. re: Glencora

                                                                    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

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

                                                                      1. re: turqmut

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

                                                                  2. Not all food ... but

                                                                    red wine
                                                                    soy chai latte
                                                                    dark, dark, dark chocolate

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

                                                                        1. bacon
                                                                          pasta or rice

                                                                          1. 2 things:
                                                                            olive oil

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

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

                                                                                  1. re: JenBoes

                                                                                    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.

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

                                                                                      1. 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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                                                                                        1. re: orangewasabi

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

                                                                                        2. 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

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

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                                                                                            1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                            2. Definitely:
                                                                                              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. Wine.
                                                                                                Sourdough bread.

                                                                                                1. Grapes, esp. the big Globe variety
                                                                                                  Diet Pepsi

                                                                                                  1. 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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                                                                                                    1. re: rbc

                                                                                                      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...

                                                                                                      1. re: HBOO

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

                                                                                                        1. re: Veggietales

                                                                                                          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

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

                                                                                                        1. Sugar
                                                                                                          Something pungent or spicy

                                                                                                          1. water
                                                                                                            scrambled eggs with salsa

                                                                                                            1. baby carrots are a permanent fixture on my grocery list.

                                                                                                              1. "Neighborhood" Chinese food!

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

                                                                                                                  1. Freshly made tea
                                                                                                                    Chinese green vegetables

                                                                                                                    1. 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.

                                                                                                                      1. 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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                                                                                                                        1. re: Narcissus

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

                                                                                                                        2. Got rice?

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

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

                                                                                                                          1. coffee

                                                                                                                              1. 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. 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.

                                                                                                                                  1. Chocolate

                                                                                                                                    1. Cheesburger

                                                                                                                                      1. 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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                                                                                                                                        1. 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. 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...

                                                                                                                                              1. pizza
                                                                                                                                                red wine

                                                                                                                                                1. 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. My weakness--instant noodles.

                                                                                                                                                    1. 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

                                                                                                                                                      1. 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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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: andlulu

                                                                                                                                                          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. 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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                  1. 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. Schwartzbrot with liverwurst
                                                                                                                                                                      Anything with black bean sauce

                                                                                                                                                                      1. 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. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. 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. 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)

                                                                                                                                                                              1. 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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. 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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. oatmeal
                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. 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. Coffee (daily).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fresh green vegetables.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Without a doubt....peanut butter

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: shaebones

                                                                                                                                                                                                          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. 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: laliz

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: vballgal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yes diet coke or iced tea or coffee almost every day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  some kind of fish, especially oily fish


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tomato sauce/tomato products

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Ma Po Tofu from Chopstick Express here in State College.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. *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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jeni1002

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. 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!].

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. 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.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bacon and Eggs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: CeeBee

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. cheese

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Daily I need:

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Jacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Whosyerkitty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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. 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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. sparkling wine of some sort; champagne if at all possible

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

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

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ditto on the yogurt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              green tea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              green veggies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Rick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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. Coffee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Diet Coke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Diet coke.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bagels (daily)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. My wife; she is very sweet.

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

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