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...just finished a vodka and grapefruit soda on the rocks....which may account for this post. Don't know if it counts as food or not.

Just curious.

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  1. Just finished a bowl of chipotle mac and cheese with a runny egg on top. Might have the same for breakfast.

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      1. re: mojoeater

        Just putting chicken apple sausage on the grill...making a greek salad, warming up some Trader Joe's Garlic Naan and opening a bottle of chilled Pinot Grigio

        1. re: mojoeater

          "a bowl of chipotle mac and cheese with a runny egg on top"
          OMG that sounds SO good...

          still hungry after eating reheated potatoes..

          1. re: LHorch

            I was inspired to make the mac a couple days ago when another poster said her chicken was too spicy from chipotle in adobo. I gotta say, it ain't too spicy for me!

          2. re: mojoeater

            That does sound amazing, can you share the recipie?

            1. re: JSchwo7

              I just made normal mac and cheese and added 1/2 can of chipotle in adobo to the cheese sauce before adding it to the pasta and baking. No real recipe.

          3. home made nut brown ale

            it is my backup for some ting to drink

            1. Just had some kettle popcorn and a glass of pomelo sauvignon blanc great pairing by the way….we went to the farmer's market and my lovely SO is making dinner. Fresh salad greens with candied pecans, peaches, Serrano ham with olive oil and vinegar.. Risotto with morsels and fresh peas, grated parm and some random yummy red wine.. life is good and we are watching the original Rocky..

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              1. re: Lori SF

                Salad and risotto sound fabulous, can I come over?

                1. re: justagthing

                  the salad was amazing.. just the pefect sweet form the farmer's market peaches, salt from the ham and candied pecans a bit of spring oniion and parm with oil home made dressing. I wish you could come over we have enough for three other people. taking a break and now the risotto comes!

              2. Smoked, slow cooked then grilled side ribs, with a decent amount of sauce on them.
                Asian salad.

                Ya, I know they don't really go together but they were both in my fridge and in need of eating.


                1. Just finished a spinach wrap with sliced double garlic marinated chicken breast and sauteed peppers and onions, and cob salad. For dessert - fresh strawberries 'au naturale'. We made the rounds of the local farm stands today and everything was delicioso!.

                  1. I had a couple of margaritas, then Great Northern beans & ham with homemade corn bread.

                    1. A glass of red wine and leftover pasta w/mascarpone cheese, cream and shaved black truffles.

                      1. Just finished eating boiled pork belly with rice, kimchi, and Ssam paste wrapped in red leaf lettuce, with soy sauce boiled eggs as a side.

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                        1. re: hannaone

                          leftover sides from last night's steak dinner....

                          I don't recommend it.

                            1. re: Lori SF

                              The wifes away so I get to play with all the food.

                          1. Leftover ribs from BBQ place in Seal Beach, yummy last nite and even yummier today! Still have more for tomorrow. woohoo!

                            1. Kimchi and beer while I watch a Ki-duk Kim double feature. First, 3-Iron then Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring.

                              1. dried strawberries -- can't talk, my teeth are stuck together

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                                1. re: orangewasabi

                                  Oooooh, dried strawberries are amazing! Did you make them or buy them? If you bought them, please tell me where! My dad lives in Toronto - I'll beg him to send me a care package.


                                  P.S. Me, I'm eating take-out salad and pizza tonight - but it's the BEST salad and pizza in town. I eat the salad with my fingers, because it tastes better that way.

                                  1. re: AnneInMpls

                                    I bought them in SF so you probably have a better chance of finding them near you than I have of ever finding them here.

                                    (I eat salad with my fingers a lot too, and it does taste better that way ;-)

                                      1. re: orangewasabi

                                        i am in sf where did you get dried strawberries, please tell.

                                        1. re: Lori SF

                                          well this time I got them at SFO (Terminal A) and the brand I have is Vacaville Fruit Company: Drying California Fruit since 1960

                                          You can also get them at the Olsen's cherry/fruit market in Sunnyvale

                                      2. re: AnneInMpls

                                        Do you have Trader Joe's? I'm pretty sure they have dried strawberries (they have dried almost anything).

                                        I haven't had breakfast yet. I'm contemplating grating up some of the amazing zucchini I bought at the farmers' market yesterday (I never really thought about the quality of zucchini until I picked one of these up and felt their perfection), mixing in some egg and grated red onion, maybe some fresh dill, and making "cakes."

                                        What I was eating last night when this was posted ... a cold supper, including roasted corn salad with diced summer squashes and jicama and a lime/cumin dressing; warm nectarine fruit crisp with Straus organic vanilla ice cream, capped off with my sister's homemade limoncello (served in the exquisite blown glass cordial glasses I just hand-carried home from Venice).

                                        1. re: Ruth Lafler

                                          love zucchini cakes, I like to add mint and feta cheese.

                                    1. A split and toasted roll, spread with a mixture of Greek yogurt, garlic, sesame-chile oil, and cumin. A few cilantro leaves chopped up and sprinkled over the top. Don't laugh.

                                      1. A piece of white chocolate bread from the new artisan bread bakery that just opened near my home. Positively addictive!

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                                        1. re: ArikaDawn

                                          That sounds fabulous! Can you describe it? Type slowly... ;)

                                          1. re: stolenchange

                                            Type slowly and keep it in a separate room from the Nutella please. This sounds like it's in a league of its own.

                                        2. canned spaghetti and meat balls...yeah i know, but hey it's quick,may wash it down with a bit of rum n coke zero

                                          1. I am eating still more of my first-ever batch of pickled beets and onions that I concocted on Wednesday. I had no idea of the range of side effects from pickled beets, but I made 'em and I'll eat 'em and I'll type my way through this sulphurous fog in my study until they are gone and I'll surely remember never to make them again ever ever ever again.

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                                            1. re: Veggo

                                              Epilogue: T'wasn't the beets; merely a tummy virus. The beets are innocent, and were quite tasty.

                                              1. re: Veggo

                                                Glad you are feeling better and thanks for the update.

                                            2. Menudencias in teriyaki sauce (marinaded for 24 hours) over sauteed feather sliced onions and sliced semi-hot chilis, with a couple of beaten eggs mixed in for the last couple of minutes.

                                              Menudencias = all the funny bits of a chicken: head, neck, internals, feet. I save the feet for the MIL's soups; chuck the head and all that skin and fat, cut the neck in quarters, trim away all the fat from the rest and cut up in bite size pieces, resulting in about 10-15% of the original weight and volume.

                                              1. some strip mall sushi (not bad, but not great)

                                                  1. Drinking a glass of assam tea and eating the new Limited Edition Dunking Oreo Cookies

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                                                    1. re: aeros

                                                      Aeros, what are the Limited Edition Dunking Oreo Cookies? I went onto the website and didn't see them mentioned...perhaps they are a different shape? I swear, sometimes I think that Oreos are the perfect food. Thanks!

                                                      1. re: Laura D.

                                                        They are a different shape -- narrow rounded rectangles, similar to "Vienna Fingers". officially called "Limited edition Oreo Dunkers" They also have "6 Fun Cookie Designs!" on the back they have different sayings: "Dunk Me"; Milk's Favorite Cookie"; "Milk This Way (with arrows pointing down)"; "Hold Here/Dunk Here (With arrows)"; "Dunk-o-meter" and "Soaked/Soggy/Dry"

                                                        They are fun.

                                                        1. re: aeros

                                                          Thanks! I'll have to look for them.

                                                    2. Just finished a hearts of palm and artichoke heart salad.

                                                      Maple Smaps (high protein, high fiber gluten free cereal) dry.

                                                      1. It;s morning now, I'm eating cottage cheese mixed w raspberry jam and fresh peaches on top of bakery made raisin nut bread toast and.... a liter of Columbian coffee, Mmmmmmm.

                                                        1. 1:30AM here in CA...nibbling on lobster brought home from work (restaurant)

                                                          1. i just had thai leftovers. some brown rice, chicken satay and peanut sauce.

                                                            1. First big mug of sunday morning coffee (Peet's french roast, black) with a little square of dark chocolate.

                                                              1. Grilled cheese with bacon.


                                                                1. It's Joong for breakfast this morning. Yesterday, we made joong with salted duck egg, dried shrimp, lop cheung, boiled peanuts, shiitake mushrooms, chestnuts, mung beans, pork belly with 5-spice, blackeyed peas. It's s-o-o-o good!

                                                                  1. Just had a bean sandwich. Ojo de Cabra Beans (Goat's Eye) on whole grain toast, with a little bit of pepperjack cheese melted on top.

                                                                    1. Breakfast - fresh strawberries & blueberries topped with barbara's shredded spoonfuls and kefir...

                                                                      1. Pancakes, hash browns, and bacon - Papa's request for Father's Day.

                                                                        Tonight's request is steaks on the grill, sweet corn on the cob, Scandanavian potato salad and pesto pasta salad, and homemade cornbread. With cheesecake for dessert.

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                                                                        1. re: Sharon BG

                                                                          Sandwich - roast beef on buttered and toasted honey whole wheat bread from local bakery.

                                                                        2. Tonight it is lamb kebabs which are marinating in garlic, rosemary, lemon, olive oil, white wine vinegar S&P. They will be skewered and grilled. I have a very garlicky baba ganoush chilling the sort made with a bit of good greek yoghurt. Nigella's watermelon salad is chiling too. Maybe I'll put a bottle of rose in to chill with the rest. Right now i am getting ready for a scotch and to put my feet up a bit.

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                                                                          1. Currently drinking an Oatmeal Stout.
                                                                            Then ribeyes on the grill with baby mushrooms and salad for dinner.
                                                                            Dessert will be Blackberry milkshakes from JITB.

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                                                                            1. re: QueenB

                                                                              Ohhhhhh, I'm so jealous.....there's lots of good food going down here but JITB for dessert. Oh how I long for the California goodie. But alas, I'm here on the east coast and have to settle for a "Frappe."

                                                                              1. re: othervoice

                                                                                I just learned the pleasures of JITB after moving to Texas in September. I never knew what I was missing growing up in the Northeast.

                                                                            2. a killer homemade pizza - tomato, gorgonzola, parmagiano, mozzarella, basil, olive oil. Coupla glasses of Big House Red.

                                                                              1. Cherries macerated in turbinado.
                                                                                Granola cereal
                                                                                Over plain yogurt.



                                                                                1. Falafel, tabouleh, eggplant hummus, fresh pita, and siracha and some Mezzacorona pino grigio. Yum Yum

                                                                                  1. This is fun. I just finished a nice rare filet mignon with mustard brandy cream sauce. Had green beans on the side and a Bass to drink. (US Open food.)

                                                                                    1. I just ate a sapote, a fig, and a zee Plum, all from the local farmer's market in Encino. The sapote (a white sapote, not a mamey or a black) was a "B," the plum an "A," and the fig a "B."

                                                                                      The zee plums taste just like the plums I grew up eating off the neighbor's tree.

                                                                                        1. Prosecco and carrots and red peppers with aioli

                                                                                          1. Chipotle posole and homebrewed maibock.

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                                                                                            1. re: hammerhead

                                                                                              London broil with steamed broccoli. Dessert will be fruit mix of strawberries, granny smiths, and aged cheddar. Beverage: iced tea, courtesy of Luzianne (the best).

                                                                                            2. "Sea Breeze" strawberries from Harry's Berries and "Honey Glaze" variety peaches from the Saturday farmers market in Santa Monica with Mashti Malone's ginger rosewater ice cream, with a "granita" of faloudeh on top...

                                                                                              1. I just finished some fresh cherries, and now I'm two thirds of the way through a 3-oz. bag of Crunchy Cheetos (they've gotta be Crunchy, not Puffed). From the sublime to the . . . well, sublime.

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                                                                                                1. re: lvecch

                                                                                                  Oh dear-had two slices of Vito's pizza earlier, followed by a scoop of peach ice cream from Glacier. We are cooking dinner now...

                                                                                                  Lobstr tails with garlic/lemon herb butter
                                                                                                  Fresh steamed corn
                                                                                                  Green salad

                                                                                                2. 1:15am - M&Ms and a cheap chardonnay...

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                                                                                                  1. re: mojoeater

                                                                                                    Thanks for that! I needed a good laugh.

                                                                                                    1. re: mojoeater

                                                                                                      That's awesome! I am so cracking up!

                                                                                                    2. Lunch here in OZ... a slice of yesterday's wood fired roast on whole grain with mayo and seeded mustard. And coffee.. instant, I am afraid....

                                                                                                      1. Dinner was spaghetti cooked in chicken broth, garlic, white wine, and olive oil, with basil, toasted pinenuts and goat cheese stirred in at the end. A big mixed green salad as well.

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                                                                                                        1. re: operagirl

                                                                                                          Hi, we totally gorged for Father's Day. Ordered from our great local restaurant, Pace. Started with king crab legs we made, then caesar salad. For entrees, hubby had the seared ahi with a sundried tomato/eggplant salad, I had the lamb shank with mashed potatoes & sauteed spinach (saved most of it for lunch tomorrow). Then we finished with their wonderful berry medly & fresh whipped cream. Accompanied all with brut sparkling wine. Yum.

                                                                                                        2. - a bowl of cherrios mixed with grape nuts and n.f. 1/2 and 1/2 - yum!

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                                                                                                          1. re: Kitchen Queen

                                                                                                            Just finished a bowl of homemade split pea soup that we whipped up yesterday.
                                                                                                            Split peas
                                                                                                            Fresh dill


                                                                                                          2. lunch: chick pea & tomato curry with cottage cheese and a toasted pita
                                                                                                            (freeze it in batches, so I can just grab and go in the morning!)

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                                                                                                            1. re: tochipotle

                                                                                                              Get thee over to the Home Cooking board and post the recipe!!

                                                                                                              1. re: mamamia

                                                                                                                ha! i'll search my email and post it for you. (got it from a friend and I tweaked it, so I'll try to remember what I did...)
                                                                                                                PS I do the same thing with soup - easy and low cal homemade lunch everyday...

                                                                                                                1. re: tochipotle

                                                                                                                  so very off topic, but....I completed a 10-day run with Master Cleanse last week and have committed to cooking and eating non-processed foods. We've been eating a lot of good stuff and I feel so great. Lots of soups, stews, curries, etc.

                                                                                                            2. Just finished my brown bag lunch: Bologna and sharp cheddar w/ yellow mustard on whole wheat. And a pear.

                                                                                                              1. peanut butter and nutella sandwich and a peach

                                                                                                                1. Just finished lunch....Taco Bell : (

                                                                                                                  Now I am just finishing off the supersized Mountain Dew... : )

                                                                                                                  Looking forward to dinner, kilbasa, sauerkraut, steamed red potatoes, steamed corn on the cob, alot of horseradish, and a few cold beers, and some tequila..

                                                                                                                  1. Just finished some kettle chips with a thrown-together alfredo/gorgonzola-type sauce. It's my current (very unhealthy) obsession. Several restaurants around here are showing bleu cheese potato chips on their menus now....and I've made it my job to try them all.

                                                                                                                    1. Lunch was homemade Creamed Spinach & Mushroom pizza on Whole Wheat Dough & a cup of Coffee.

                                                                                                                      Dinner will be Flatiron Steak tacos with Guacamole, Roasted Tomatoes & Roasted Jalapenos, Fresh Cut Pineapple.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: Eat_Nopal

                                                                                                                        I love flat iron steak. I rub it with some oil and season it like fajitas and marinate while I make a guacamole salad. Cherry tomatoes halved, corn kernels, drained seasoned black beans, chopped bell pepper, some jalapeno or serrano chili, lime juice, olive oil, S&P. Let that chill and before serving cut up a couple of avocados to top each portion with. I have warmed corn tortillas along with it. It has beocme almost a weekly staple.

                                                                                                                      2. Just finished a vegan carrot cupcake with vegan cream cheese frosting. Homemade. OK, I ate 2. And they were good!

                                                                                                                        1. meatloaf. cajun meatloaf. good stuff.

                                                                                                                          1. Just finished some chuck roast with onion, potato. and roasted red peppers. Having Blue Bell mocha almond fudge ice cream for dessert.

                                                                                                                            1. Breakfast for me. A slice of cinnamon sugar toast and a glass of OJ.

                                                                                                                              But, I've planned the menu for the next two days already. I was in a planning mood.

                                                                                                                              Chicken salad on whole wheat for lunch.

                                                                                                                              Soy and ginger glazed chicken with green beans and steamed rice for dinner. With a cucumber salad.

                                                                                                                              Lunch tomorrow with be my paprika pork leftover from last night. Dinner tomorrow with be homemade cottage pie.

                                                                                                                              Snacks are negotiable.

                                                                                                                              1. Leftovers from dinner out last night (I love leftovers) - stuffed shrimp with a chipole dipping sauce. It's fast, easy and still as good as last night. :-)

                                                                                                                                1. An ear of corn. Yes, at my desk at work... I've already gotten a couple of looks.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: pamalamb

                                                                                                                                      Way to go! And for breakfast! I had some a few days a go for breakfast, soooo good!

                                                                                                                                    2. This is a great thread which I opened because I saw it while chewing and thought: "dude! How did they know I was eating?!" I'm always eating though so I guess there was a good chance.

                                                                                                                                      Chocolate soy protein shake and a banana. My typical 2pm mini-meal.

                                                                                                                                      1. Todays Lunch:

                                                                                                                                        Doritos & a couple of cans of Pepsi @ my desk. after a 2 mile walk in the sun

                                                                                                                                        Trying to save $$$.

                                                                                                                                        1. I just ate chicken chow mein, and pepitos. Not at the same time though.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: chef chicklet

                                                                                                                                            Oooh, that actually soounds like they might have been good together!

                                                                                                                                          2. Chicken w/ Garlic Sauce and brown rice from Grand Sichuan Eastern on 2nd ave and 55th....

                                                                                                                                            1. 3:30 pm, a fresh & juicy Ca. peach, my mid-afternoon fruit snack.

                                                                                                                                              Noon, egg drop soup, and Hunan Chicken: chicken, broccolli, and bamboo shoots in black bean sauce with brown rice: impromptu lunch out for colleague's birthday. Planned lunch was leftover tofu veggie tamarind soup from last Thurs. night out. Guess I know what I will be having tomorrow for lunch.

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: p.j.

                                                                                                                                                ...drinking a glass of Trader Joe's 'Josephina' Rose Syrah from Paso Robles, CA, waiting for a chicken to roast in the oven.....served w/ a Trader Joe's Greek Salad......
                                                                                                                                                Needless to say it was a long day @ work.......

                                                                                                                                              2. Can't believe I'm replying to this thread 3 days later.... but tonight's dinner was very tasty - even if very plebeian. OK, Here goes:
                                                                                                                                                Roasted beets, no seasoning. Fresh from the farm. Saahweeeet.
                                                                                                                                                Baked potato. Butter, garlic powder, paprika, S & P.
                                                                                                                                                Pork chops bone in, marinated with lemon rind, thyme, minced garlic, S & P. Grilled.
                                                                                                                                                (this was a Jamie Oliver recipe and absolutely the best I have ever had!)

                                                                                                                                                1. just made a breakfast taco using yesterday's new trader joes discovery, carnitas-- quite good in a corn tortilla with some shredded cheddar and cholulu sauce

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alias wade

                                                                                                                                                    a toasted sesame bagel w/2 slices of swiss and 2 slices of tomato

                                                                                                                                                  2. Tonight is Vietnamese from In to The Vietnamese Kitchen by Andrea Nguyen. I have Shrimp in Spicy Tamarind Sauce, those to die for corn and coconut fritters and I will do a simple table salad with some butter lettuce, cucumber, a little tomato, mint and cilantro. If you go here http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/ click on quick bites/news letters and click open the 6/18/07 and then select Vietnamese in the Midwest you can see photos of the same dishes. My camera died the other night and the new one I don't expect to be delivered until Monday. Otherwise I'd post photos.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Made myself a Dagwood sandwich today...bologna, honey ham, salami, cheddar, monterey jack and mustard on french bread.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Half a vegan "meatball" sandwich with lots of tomato sauce on crusty baguette. For dessert, Fage 0% mixed with cocoa powder and sweetener.

                                                                                                                                                        1. Just finished up potstickers and edamame. And of course Chardonnay. I LOVE what you can find at Asian grocers. Those jumbo size bags of frozen potstickers are the best things ever invented. Ever.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Root Beer Ice Cream. not a float, but root beer flavored ice cream.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: MaspethMaven

                                                                                                                                                              I just had a scoop of Thrifty root beer ice cream. I was going for my what I use to eat as a kid, Choc Malted Crunch, but was blind-sided by this flavor. It was so yummy.

                                                                                                                                                            2. Trader Joe's Dried Montmorency Cherries. If you eat a whole bunch of them at once they taste like cherry pie.

                                                                                                                                                              1. Kai bi tang/Mandu soup hybrid. Beef short rib soup with boiled korean dumplings, sliced daikon radish, a sprinkle of green onion and black pepper. A bowl of sticky rice and kimchi. Simple, but sooooo good.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Bahn mi from Bun Bun in Springvale....

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Cream of spinach soup, applesauce and milk. I sprinkled the soup with garlic/cheese croutons. It's all softy food because I am having a dental issue and don't want to chew anything. The croutons are doing a good job for me, going nice and soft and "gummable." G*d bless my dentist: it's a Sunday, and he's meeting me in his office at three.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. toasted peanut butter sandwich and a big glass of milk!