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seedove17 Apr 14, 2008 10:33 PM

I seem to go through food "addictions" fazes where I constantly crave one particular food. I will wake up in the morning with the thought of the food in my head. My recent past addiction have been

- plain old bread( anything fresh) and butter
- salmon sashimi
-soft serve vanilla ice cream?????

My current constant craving is the root vegetable Taro boiled in broth…..
What are your recent random additions?

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    moh RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 06:09 AM

    I seem to constantly have food cravings! I believe i am what they call "a raging id". Latest:

    Soup dumplings
    Fried chicken and biscuits
    Blackout cake
    Chocolate covered Matzoh
    Blood oranges
    Fufu and groundnut stew.

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      mrsmith RE: moh Apr 18, 2008 10:21 AM

      Fresh blood orange juice makes a fantastic screwdriver.

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        HillJ RE: mrsmith Apr 19, 2008 09:24 AM

        Blood orange olive oil makes everything delicious; especially grilled scallops and asapargus-definately a new addiction!

        Second to that...cream honeys...a new experience for me. Love chestnut honey on almost everything!

    2. Davwud RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 06:15 AM

      Cinnamon rolls. I had something with cinnamon in it last week and ever since I've had a craving.
      I did find out that the McDonalds Cin-a-melts are really good from this.


      1. kimeats RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 07:59 AM

        Lately tiny gherkin pickles, and american cheese! I'm a cheesehead and very rarely eat american cheese... but lately have been remembering when my grandma would buy it from the deli and get it sliced so thin you could see through it.

        1. vvvindaloo RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 03:14 PM

          I've had the short-term bread-and-butter addiction before. I can't explain it, but every now and then I go through a phase where I need some good crusty bread and high-fat, rich butter. Then it goes away.
          Lately, I have been on a fresh-squeezed orange juice kick. Whenever I see it, I have to have it!

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            vvvindaloo RE: vvvindaloo Apr 16, 2008 08:26 PM

            I forgot to mention avocado. I'll have some particularly good avocado and then... I will need to eat avocado every day for at least a week.

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              budlit RE: vvvindaloo Apr 28, 2008 03:58 PM

              yes, vvvindaloo, me too

          2. ArikaDawn RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 03:19 PM

            Whole wheat cinnamon quick bread. I fiddled with a recipe until i got it to my liking and now for two weeks i have been making and consuming it constantly. Also, I've been making muffins, mostly blueberry, like a crazy person.

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              TimeMachine RE: ArikaDawn Apr 15, 2008 03:49 PM

              That sounds really good--particularly the quick part.. :) Do you think this is something that raisins might be added to? When you have time. could you post your recipe?

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                julesrules RE: TimeMachine Apr 16, 2008 08:51 AM

                I would also like the recipe for this :)

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                  ArikaDawn RE: julesrules Apr 16, 2008 09:16 AM

                  Cinnamon Bread

                  4 tbsp. light butter substitute (I've successfully used Brummel & Brown and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
                  1/2 c. sugar
                  2 egg whites
                  1 c. all purpose flour
                  1 c. whole wheat flour
                  1 tsp. baking powder
                  1 tsp. baking soda
                  1/2 tsp. salt
                  1 c. unsweetened applesauce
                  Ground Cinnamon

                  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together all wet ingredients in large bowl. Sift together dry ingredients then incorporate in batches into the wet mixture. Add cinnamon to blended mixture until the mixture is dark in color, approx. 2-3 tbsp. Pour combined ingredients into a non-stick loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool before slicing.
                  Optional additions I have tried are raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, walnuts, oats, cinnamon-sugar topping, and crumble topping. I have also added a mashed ripe banana and cut down on the amount of applesauce a bit.
                  Clearly this is not a super strict recipe as it is my own formulation. If you're not watching calories one egg can be used in place of the two whites and real butter could be used. You may also add more or less sugar depending on your preference for sweetness. I typically just make sure the batter tastes good to me before baking and that works pretty well as a guide.=)

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                    julesrules RE: ArikaDawn Apr 16, 2008 10:45 AM

                    Thank you!

            2. chocolateninja RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 03:41 PM

              Popcorn...the past couple of months all I have been craving is popcorn. "Homemade" and not microwaved. I've played around with all kinds of toppings, but my current fav is olive oil, fine sea salt, white pepper, black pepper and a sprinkling of freshly-grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese. If I'm feeling really decadent I'll cut the olive oil with a little bit of melted butter as well. And for some reason I always have to have a tall glass of ice-cold milk with it.

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                invinotheresverde RE: chocolateninja Apr 16, 2008 10:48 AM

                Totally agree about with the popcorn. I go through phases where it's all I want. My favorite (strange) seasoning mix is basically medium-sweet kettle corn with black pepper and cumin added. It sounds twisted, but man, what a funky delicious combo.

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                  Davwud RE: invinotheresverde Apr 16, 2008 11:32 AM

                  Cumin goes great with corn so it shouldn't be a surprise that it goes good with pop corn.
                  Mrs. Sippi loves bbq seasoning on it and it has cumin in it.


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                    invinotheresverde RE: Davwud Apr 16, 2008 12:32 PM

                    That sounds great, too!

                    Sidenote: I thought the cumin/sugar mix was the odd part, not the cumin/corn part.

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                    chocolateninja RE: invinotheresverde Apr 16, 2008 01:56 PM

                    That sounds yummy! I think cumin and sugar would work well together, actually. I'm giving this a try tonight I think. How do you make your kettle corn? (i haven't had too much luck trying to make sweet popcorn/kettle corn with sugar, but maybe I need more practice.) Do you have a special pan?

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                      invinotheresverde RE: chocolateninja Apr 17, 2008 08:56 AM

                      Since I don't go overboard with the sugar, I just throw it in with the butter in a separate pan and cook them together, along with the salt, cumin and pepper. I think if I used more sugar it'd caramelize heavily and stick in the pan, but it hasn't been a problem.

                2. diablo RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 03:47 PM

                  I identify, seedove. Most recent food addictions are as follows:
                  Thomas' english muffins and peanut butter
                  Snow crab legs with clarified butter

                  Long term addictions include:
                  Cheese, cheese, cheese
                  Coffee, no decaf
                  Shrimp Scampi with exxxtra garlic
                  Mashed potatoes
                  Mashed rutabega
                  Peanut butter in general

                  1. galleygirl RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 05:33 PM

                    I could go with that taro, I love it...But for the last few weeks, after two visits to a great Cambodian restuarant, I have been cooking Cambodian food, one dish after another. The most authentic, pahok laden ones. Most have come off this amazing website. Everything I've made has been authentic, healthful , and tasted just like the reataurant's...


                    1. jeni1002 RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 05:36 PM

                      * Fresh, crusty bread. Nutty bread (multi-grain varieties from my local bakery). Fresh bagels. Sometimes just plain, no add-ons. Doesn't seem to go away.
                      * Cranberry pecan rolls from WH. I go through phases, some with more intense cravings than others.
                      * Almond butter.
                      * Goat cheese.
                      * Cinnamon puffins.
                      * Soy yogurt - the plain kind (every spring for the past 3 years)

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                        jenniegirl RE: jeni1002 Jun 1, 2008 05:52 PM

                        I teach, and there's something about walking in with a large iced coffee from Starbucks the last six weeks of school that just kind of keeps me sane. I put in a bunch of half and half and drink it all morning. Otherwise, I try not to spend too much money at Starbucks, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

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                        pellegrino31 RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 06:08 PM

                        Israeli couscous. I can't get enough of it. I like it with butter, salt and pepper and some fresh lemon juice. I could eat bowls of it.

                        A few weeks ago it was eggs over easy with beer glazed black beans. The beans are a Mark Bittman recipe and really easy and delicious.

                        I've also been drinking more Starbucks cappuccinos in the last 2 months than I have in the last 2 years. I bought one and there was something about the feel of the cup in my hand that got me hooked. And I'm not really that big of a coffee drinker.

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                          galleygirl RE: pellegrino31 Apr 15, 2008 06:43 PM

                          Oh yeah; I'm the last convert to the Bittman Church of UnKneaded Bread.....

                        2. meatn3 RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 08:31 PM

                          Every year for about a month during Jan. or Feb. I get huge cravings for breakfast cereal and milk. I can eat a box in a day. During the rest of the year I never have cereal and I never drink milk. It's not a specific cereal - just cold cereal. I've stopped trying to figure that one out!

                          Cravings for combo's or cheeto's seem to hit me in the summer.

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                            seedove17 RE: meatn3 Apr 15, 2008 09:43 PM

                            i forgot to mention cheerios... i swear i can sometimes smell them randomly

                            peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a glass of milk(its the only time i drink milk)

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                              beelzebozo RE: meatn3 Apr 16, 2008 11:40 AM

                              i have had a perpetual craving for cereal for the past ten years of my life, and no amount of the panoply cereal varieties can satiate my craving. i imagine myself still waking up every morning when i'm ninety and reaching for a box cinnamon life, and i like it that way.

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                                vvvindaloo RE: beelzebozo Apr 16, 2008 08:24 PM

                                my grandmother is in her 80s and she still wakes up craving her Cheerios. In the '60s and '70s it was Corn Flakes, but alas, her type-2 diabetes will no longer allow her to have it on a regular basis.

                            2. Vetter RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 09:18 PM

                              Pena Azul (blue cheese) with honey. And I'm told the USDA is putting the kibosh on it! Blast!
                              Chocolate ice cream with stuff in it. Chunks of whatever.

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                                Olallieberry RE: seedove17 Apr 15, 2008 10:16 PM

                                Right now I'm obsessed with banana bread, rice, jalapeno cheddar cream chese, vegan cream cheese (I'm not a vegan, it's just addicting!), green beans...

                                In the past it's been peanut butter, chai lattes, chips and salsa, cheezits, yogurt-covered pretzels, and many more.

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                                  meatn3 RE: Olallieberry Apr 15, 2008 11:59 PM

                                  Oh, you reminded me of periodic cravings for Thai iced coffee or Thai iced tea!
                                  Both are great on road trips.

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                                  Kagey RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 01:44 AM

                                  Lately I've been craving Haribo gummy bears like crazy. The fact that I can't find them anywhere must be driving the obsession. A few weeks ago, unable to find the gummy bears, I got a package of store-brand strawberry laces. Now I can't stop eating those.

                                  1. Emme RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 03:17 AM

                                    my latest addiction, and i mean eat them almost every day addictions... steamed brussell sprouts and cauliflower.

                                    also, shirataki noodles made into a warm pasta salad.

                                    white balsamic vinegar from whole foods.

                                    walden farms peanut spread

                                    seared scallops.

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                                      jeanmarieok RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 08:06 AM

                                      I had a french toast craving last month - I ate a piece or two almost every day, branching out into monte cristo sandwiches.

                                      I routinely get cheddar cheese cravings
                                      sushi (probably really just a wasabi craving, if I'm honest)
                                      ketchup - I used to think it was french fried I was craving, but I was wrong - it's heinz ketchup that I really wanted.

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                                        pepperqueen RE: jeanmarieok May 3, 2008 09:34 PM

                                        I'm glad someone else has wasabi cravings!!! I think I make up recipes just to have some tamari and some wasabi. Seared tuna is the best thing I can think of.

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                                          nosey RE: pepperqueen May 24, 2008 05:51 PM

                                          Try salmon with wasabi mayo smeared on top with buttered panko crumbs. Not too heavy on the wasabi mayo. Bake it.

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                                            mrbozo RE: nosey May 25, 2008 02:19 PM

                                            Love it !

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                                        swsidejim RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 08:08 AM

                                        my addictions do not change

                                        good top shelf tequila
                                        any kind of crab
                                        prime beef
                                        bbq from my smoker, or from a pitmasters smoker.

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                                          AlyKen RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 08:22 AM

                                          Potatoes (almost any form)
                                          These chocolate chip dipper cookies from Trader Joe's
                                          Dried cranberries, bananas and papaya
                                          Crystallized ginger

                                          I'm pregnant, though... That may have some influence

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                                            anzu RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 09:51 AM

                                            Ooh. Lovely topic. I send emails to my friend to update her on my weekly food obsessions. Some stay, but some are fleeting.
                                            -Sugar snap peas
                                            -Arugula, straight out of the bag with nothing else (but it has to be the right bitterness. Usually, the leaves are very small and tender. It has just enough bitterness that it gives it an interesting texture, w/o being overwhelming. It tastes like spring!)
                                            -this one is weird, but I can't stop eating fennel seeds.
                                            -Trader Joe's unsalted toasted pumpkin seeds
                                            -I'm craving a really juicy sweet tomato, but that won't happen for another few months.
                                            -cookies and cream ice cream
                                            -dried mangos

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                                              ms. clicquot RE: anzu Apr 16, 2008 09:59 AM

                                              I've been on a beet kick for the last couple of weeks and I've never really eaten beets before! They're great in salads. I've also been really into dried apricots recently.

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                                                chocolateninja RE: ms. clicquot Apr 16, 2008 01:52 PM

                                                Oh...if you are into beets, you should try the beet soup recipe that Clotilde has up on her Chocolate&Zucchini blog. I wasn't ever into beets and then I made her soup and I was a beet fan after that. It's simple, easy and amazingly tasty. Recipe here: http://tinyurl.com/5u3aks

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                                                  ms. clicquot RE: chocolateninja Apr 16, 2008 02:18 PM

                                                  Thanks for the link! I may give it a try - it looks good and a bit different.

                                            2. thew RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 09:59 AM

                                              coconut water

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                                                galleygirl RE: thew Apr 16, 2008 10:30 AM

                                                Hear, hear...Fabulous stuff, and SOOOOO good for you!

                                              2. Ruth Lafler RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 10:27 AM

                                                Every winter I go nuts over kumquats for a few weeks. Then all of a sudden I stop eating them -- right now I have about a pound in the fridge just sitting there because the kumquat jones went away. I think I'm going to have to make marmalade with them -- the idea of eating them is completely unappealing.

                                                I always love chocolate, but the type of chocolate changes. Sometimes I go on a kick for chocolate with salt, sometimes chocolate with spices, sometimes chocolate and caramel, sometimes chocolate with nuts.

                                                What's funny is looking in the fridge or pantry and seeing the huge stockpile of whatever it was, like the kumquats, that I was craving that's now sitting there untouched.

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                                                  moh RE: Ruth Lafler Apr 16, 2008 01:13 PM

                                                  Ruth, do you just eat the whole kumquat straight? Peel and all?

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                                                    Ruth Lafler RE: moh Apr 16, 2008 01:33 PM

                                                    Yup. Just pop the whole thing in my mouth and crunch like a grape (including the seeds). Unlike other citrus, kumquat pith isn't particularly bitter (and there isn't much of it anyway). It's like an explosion of tart citrus in your mouth.

                                                    Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLr7B...

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                                                      moh RE: Ruth Lafler Apr 16, 2008 02:00 PM

                                                      Thanks for the link! Didn't realize how easy it was to eat those little things, I will be on the lookout now.

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                                                        moh RE: Ruth Lafler Apr 19, 2008 02:22 PM

                                                        I have got some kumquats from a very kind friend who read the post. They are delicious! Thanks a lot Ruth! I followed the instructions on the video. Kumquats are very refreshing.

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                                                          Ruth Lafler RE: moh Apr 19, 2008 03:56 PM

                                                          Yes, they are. The first time I had them was when a friend brought them on a walk-a-thon, and they're great, because they're refreshing without any mess. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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                                                          AndyGanil RE: Ruth Lafler Apr 27, 2008 01:18 PM

                                                          haha, I'm chinese and we only eat the skin, not the rind though. It sounded kinda weird the first time I heard about it, but the skin has a really great flavor.

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                                                            alkapal RE: AndyGanil Apr 30, 2008 04:31 AM

                                                            my uncle gus grew kumquats and many other citrus fruits in sw florida back in the '60s. as kids, we'd eat the sweet-ish rind, but the flesh only if we wanted a big sour hit.

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                                                        meatn3 RE: Ruth Lafler Apr 16, 2008 08:09 PM

                                                        I have had the thought to preserve kumquats the same way I do lemons (Moroccan style with salt & spices). Thought I'd throw the idea out as an alternative to the marmalade. I think they would be great, but I never remember to this when they are in season!

                                                        I always loved kumquats. There was a house on my way home from elementary school with a kumquat tree in the front yard - I'd snitch one every day I could and eat it. The lady who owned the house was not happy - she never ate them, she like the look of the tree covered with the fruit. I became very sneaky...Even at that age it struck me wrong to let fruit rot.

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                                                          thew RE: meatn3 Apr 16, 2008 08:58 PM

                                                          i did that once. it was quite tasty

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                                                          OCEllen RE: Ruth Lafler Apr 19, 2008 02:54 PM

                                                          Candy and jar them whole in sugar syrup for later indulgence or to accompany other treats, great with a slice of plain cake, or with roast duck....or!

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                                                          Jimbosox04 RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 10:59 AM

                                                          Proscuitto with Deli Rye Bread and Emmentaler

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                                                            asiansensation007 RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 12:33 PM

                                                            Funny, but I have been craving things I formerly HATED...its the strangest thing. Its as if a light switch was flipped on over the last 3 months and suddenly I LOVE these things and dream of different ways to eat them:

                                                            siracha sauce
                                                            artichokes with parm
                                                            italian sausage
                                                            bacon (i never hated it, but i was ambivalent...now i use the fat for everything. i could bathe in this stuff)
                                                            bleu cheese
                                                            extra virgin olive oil
                                                            quality parmesan (wow and all i thought existed was the powdered green can stuff)
                                                            eggs (i go through a dozen a week--for myself)
                                                            fresh thyme and sage
                                                            wasabi and horsradish (i LOVE this stuff)
                                                            salt and pepper seared meats
                                                            brown rice, kasmati and quinoa
                                                            roasted garlic
                                                            brown butter

                                                            yeah, i was a picky, bland child.

                                                            I hope to one day like these things:

                                                            basalmic vinegar
                                                            wine (i didnt grow up with this and am not really a fan of the alcohol taste)
                                                            goat cheese
                                                            beans (the only kind I like are black)
                                                            potato salad or noodle salads (i have never tasted one i liked)

                                                            because of my overall aversion to sour flavors, greek and ethiopian are the only cusines I am not a fan of.

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                                                              Catskillgirl RE: asiansensation007 Apr 17, 2008 11:05 AM

                                                              I've been eating horseradish like crazy for the last 2 weeks. It's wonderful for my stuffy nose (spring allergies cropping up). And I don't think I'd had any for a couple of years!

                                                              Do work on the lentil thing. I love, love, love them in soup. And I know there are so many more ways to enjoy them - I've just been lazy about exploring the possiblities. Hmmmm... horseradish with lentils? Could be...

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                                                                Solstice444 RE: asiansensation007 Apr 18, 2008 06:34 PM

                                                                There is hope for you in the liking wine and tomatoes categories! I never liked wine, well, I never really drank it. Then I took a wines course in college that was extremely popular, it was one of those "must take" courses as a senior. We tasted wines (only very small amounts!) in class, and learned so much about wine and all the wine regions around the world. Now I love white wine, and red wine is starting to grow on me a bit. As for tomatoes, I am starting to not pick them off of sandwiches or burgers anymore, but I still don't like them plain. Maybe that will come next. It's progress!

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                                                                theannerska RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 01:18 PM

                                                                The most recent:
                                                                - pasta with garlic, ginger/scallion-infused oil, parsley, and parmesan (daily)
                                                                - linguine carbonara (painfully limited, due to cholesterol concerns, but still a craving)
                                                                - fried pork/chive dumplings
                                                                - a lengua burrito from this one place, located in the rear of a Mexican supermarket
                                                                - pulpo, Galician style -- but since I'm quite desperate for this dish, I'm about to try cooking it myself...!
                                                                - fried eggs over plain white rice
                                                                - Snickers ice cream bars
                                                                - sliced tomatoes and avocados with salt (can't wait for summer)

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                                                                  jenniegirl RE: theannerska Jun 2, 2008 01:51 AM

                                                                  what is really good is filling the well in the avocado with lemon or lime juice, and then putting salt all over that. We used to have an avocado tree when I was little in California. At the time I hated them-probably the texture. My parents just couldn't understand,,,I guess you don't know what you have until it's gone.

                                                                2. jnk RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 01:29 PM

                                                                  I would really love to have cravings/addictions to steamed vegetables as some of you do, but alas it's more like:

                                                                  Hollowed out bagel with may, pepper and tomato
                                                                  Chocolate from either Prides crossing confections in Mass. or Hershey kisses (don't ask)
                                                                  Good bread and butter
                                                                  Eggplant parmigiana the way they used to make it in Queens
                                                                  Vanilla ice cream. don't care if it's soft or hard, but it has to be good
                                                                  Steamed lobster (no butter)
                                                                  Sushi from Iso in Manhattan (they've retired so this one will go unrequited)

                                                                  That should just about do it.

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                                                                    littleneck RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 01:37 PM

                                                                    Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip
                                                                    Homemade cauliflower and radish pickles
                                                                    linguine with vodka sauce
                                                                    everything bagel with cream cheese and cucumber
                                                                    St. Andre cheese
                                                                    Soy sauce

                                                                    There is absolutely no rhyme or reason, and next week it will be totally different. Except for the soy sauce, that is life long.

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                                                                      ESNY RE: seedove17 Apr 16, 2008 01:44 PM

                                                                      Not chowish at all, but recently I've been craving McNuggets like you wouldn't believe. I haven't yet indulged my crave but there will always be a spot in my heart for those tasty little franken-nuggets with the hot mustard sauce. I also get a once a year craving for a sausage mcmuffin with egg.

                                                                      My current cravings have more to do with cooking one thing over and over again until i give up. last year it was texas chili (all beef, no beans). I finally perfected my recipe in my opinion and haven't cooked a batch since. I'm currently trying to perfect my pizza dough recipe... despite the fact that i live in NYC, the pizza mecca of the US and still get take-out pizza 2-3 times a week.

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                                                                        pepperqueen RE: ESNY May 3, 2008 09:58 PM

                                                                        I have a wonderful recipe for pizza dough made in food processor. Let me know if you would like to have it.

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                                                                          thew RE: pepperqueen May 4, 2008 04:25 AM

                                                                          i would love it

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                                                                          Smileelisa RE: seedove17 Apr 17, 2008 01:24 AM

                                                                          My latest craving has been for homemade bread. I have made a different kind every day for the past week. I eat a few slices then gave the rest away to our contractor that put on our new deck. Last nite it was homemade pizza which I shared with him and I am taking a piece to my mom's today. My kitchen has smelled wonderful for the past week! Good thing I like to bake

                                                                          1. Annie S. RE: seedove17 Apr 17, 2008 02:23 AM

                                                                            Cooking pork roasts and gobbling off the top layer of hot, crispy, juicy, delicious fat straight out the oven. I don't know if those are my arteries I can feel seizing up between bites but I know something ain't right inside. I don't smoke, I don't drink... that much... anymore, please God just grant me this vice.

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                                                                              moh RE: Annie S. Apr 17, 2008 07:13 AM

                                                                              Oh I love that stuff!!! Maybe this is another vice, but I find a 1/2 of good red wine with the pork fat helps decrease the seizing artery sensation. I don't call it wine, I call it "cordial" in Anne of Green Gables talk, or when I'm feeling the need to get extra guilt off my chest, "my heart medication". I like to have it around when cooking ;)

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                                                                                Annie S. RE: moh Apr 17, 2008 12:56 PM

                                                                                Damn straight :) Just a little raspberry cordial to take the edge off the pork fat, that's all that is... I'll be Anne to your Diana - any trouble cardio-wise or other we get ourselves into, you can put the blame on me!

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                                                                                  moh RE: Annie S. Apr 17, 2008 05:11 PM

                                                                                  So wonderful that someone has my back! I raise a glass of cordial to our health!

                                                                            2. Johnresa RE: seedove17 Apr 17, 2008 07:30 AM

                                                                              sherbet(any flavor at all)
                                                                              Steak and shrimp together

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                                                                                taboo RE: Johnresa Apr 17, 2008 11:40 AM

                                                                                every summer I get addicted to white peaches. I could have 8 in a day
                                                                                Other cravings - Vanilla Frozen Yogurt and Cereal......can't get enough.

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                                                                                  susancinsf RE: taboo Apr 19, 2008 08:53 AM

                                                                                  I could have 8 white peaches in a sitting! :-)

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                                                                                NickyPicky RE: seedove17 Apr 17, 2008 05:37 PM

                                                                                Sugar Snap Peas - raw - everyday for last 3 weeks.
                                                                                Shrimp cocktail - 2-3X week
                                                                                Popcorn, salted or kettle
                                                                                British Candy bars- my most recent obsession
                                                                                Chinese Foil wrapped chicken

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                                                                                  Emme RE: NickyPicky Apr 17, 2008 09:47 PM

                                                                                  which brit bars are your faves? ...i love the tudor house and the beverly glen market to get my fix...

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                                                                                  duckduck RE: seedove17 Apr 17, 2008 06:01 PM

                                                                                  Bubbie's bread and butter pickles. I'll snack on them straight out of the jar and have to practice restraint. I could eat them non stop. Been eating enough of them lately that I'm feeling guilty about all that left over pickle juice I'm pouring down the drain and thinking I should come up with a cocktail to use it up.

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                                                                                    KevinB RE: duckduck Apr 17, 2008 10:02 PM

                                                                                    Actually, pickle juice makes a great marinade for steaks and chops. I mix in a little balsamic vinegar, and, believe it or not, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale. Marinate overnight, and throw them on the grill - great flavour.

                                                                                    And my recent obsession - cheesesteaks. I hadn't seen Steak-Ums in Canada until a few months ago, and they make it so quick and easy to prepare a sandwich, I've been having three or four a week. Grilled onions, crusty roll, a couple of Steak-Ums, and good old processed cheese-type food. (Tried the traditional Cheez-Whiz; didn't like it as much.)

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                                                                                      theannerska RE: duckduck Apr 18, 2008 01:05 PM

                                                                                      I love Bubbie's pickles! I also eat them right from the jar. There was a thread on using pickle juice a while back -- I like to splash some on my salads, for example.

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                                                                                      jenniefer333 RE: seedove17 Apr 18, 2008 05:16 AM

                                                                                      Nice thread Seedove,

                                                                                      My latest addiction is mushroom-Sandwich.

                                                                                      1. Gio RE: seedove17 Apr 18, 2008 05:48 AM

                                                                                        Lately I can't get coffee strong enough. It's become an obsession. Went from French roast to TJ's Italian roast....Now I think I'll just drink espresso and be done with it.

                                                                                        My perennial cravings are:
                                                                                        Lobster in any incarnation
                                                                                        Fried whole belly clams
                                                                                        Eggplant parm
                                                                                        Genoa salami.... Love that stuff!

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                                                                                          moh RE: Gio Apr 18, 2008 06:07 AM

                                                                                          I have also gone the strong coffee route, and now primarily drink good strong expresso. I am very lucky to live walking distance from multiple really great local coffee shops with great atmosphere. The nice thing about expresso is that it is a small hit of coffee, and it doesn't leave you feeling full and bloated like I feel after knocking back a couple of lattes (which are also really good). With a little square of dark chocolate, or a little almond biscuit - heaven. f course, the bad thing is that I end up knocking back too many of them, and then watch out, bouncing hyper Asian missile with no particular flight path. My husband always rolls his eyes when I order a second expresso...

                                                                                          Ummm...Genoa salami - a classic....

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                                                                                            mrsbuffer RE: Gio Apr 19, 2008 06:12 AM

                                                                                            Yes! I recently had lobster tails at Warren's in Kittery, ME and now I am looking for ways to get me some lobster meat without having to cash in my 401k...

                                                                                            Ditto on the genoa salami.
                                                                                            Other cravings are good Parmesean cheese, mixed berry pie (I have a bag of Maine blueberries in the freezer that my old co-manager gave me when she moved so I mix in with cherry pie filling and a little sugar), a good Shiraz, Bloody Marys, and three bean salad as long as it contains chick peas.

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                                                                                              adventuresinbaking RE: Gio Apr 22, 2008 12:04 PM

                                                                                              Have you ever tried a red-eye? When I drank to much coffee, I used to love these. It is a cup of coffee with a shot of espresso in it. Not for the faint of heart.

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                                                                                                southernitalian RE: adventuresinbaking Apr 23, 2008 01:50 PM

                                                                                                We call a mix of beer and tomato juice a Red Eye. I could drink them all day.

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                                                                                                  Gio RE: adventuresinbaking Apr 25, 2008 09:22 AM

                                                                                                  Never had your Red Eye...but the beer and tomato jc - yea!
                                                                                                  There's a on-line store that sells ...get ready....WakeTFup coffee. I'm sorely tempted.


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                                                                                                    vvvindaloo RE: Gio Apr 25, 2008 07:21 PM

                                                                                                    I just had a good chuckle, Gio. Thanks :)

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                                                                                                      Feed Me RE: vvvindaloo Apr 28, 2008 06:34 PM

                                                                                                      Did you read the coffee reviews on that site?

                                                                                                      " I used to wake-up and play my drums. now i wake the f**k up and im a rock star!"

                                                                                                      Ha ha

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                                                                                                      moh RE: Gio Apr 25, 2008 07:55 PM

                                                                                                      Dang Gio, that is hilarious! Please post if you decide to get it and let us know if it works!

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                                                                                                        galleygirl RE: moh Apr 25, 2008 08:13 PM

                                                                                                        F**k, I may have to buy this S**T!

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                                                                                                          Gio RE: moh Apr 28, 2008 05:40 PM

                                                                                                          I almost ordered it today..... one more morning of lackluster TJ's Italian roast may just do it. I'll let y'all know....

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                                                                                                          Caitlin McGrath RE: Gio Apr 25, 2008 08:36 PM

                                                                                                          I would so buy a few pounds of this for a certain friend for his b-day, if only they sold it in whole beans. He uses a French press.

                                                                                                    3. puppymomma RE: seedove17 Apr 18, 2008 10:18 AM

                                                                                                      Lately I've been really been on these:

                                                                                                      Corn Bran cereal
                                                                                                      immitation crab meat (surimi)
                                                                                                      sea bass
                                                                                                      hot cocoa
                                                                                                      macademia flavored coffee


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                                                                                                        southernitalian RE: puppymomma Apr 18, 2008 01:07 PM

                                                                                                        I can't believe there's a Japanese word for "crab baloney".

                                                                                                      2. Chew on That RE: seedove17 Apr 18, 2008 10:24 AM

                                                                                                        Ok I think the two of us have VERY similar tastes. I always lovedddd salmon sashimi. I haven't had sriracha but I imagine I would love it because I love all things spicy, and I was going to say that my latest addiction is: harissa, a spicy red pepper paste that is just delllliiicious.

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                                                                                                          Ruth Lafler RE: Chew on That Apr 18, 2008 10:52 AM

                                                                                                          If you love harissa, you'll love sriracha. You should check out the thread: Srirach Chili Sauce Condiment or Crack?! http://www.chowhound.com/topics/438162

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                                                                                                            invinotheresverde RE: Ruth Lafler Apr 18, 2008 09:06 PM

                                                                                                            Truly, there is no more addictive condiment than sriracha.

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                                                                                                              beelzebozo RE: invinotheresverde Apr 19, 2008 05:28 AM

                                                                                                              truly. there are many days when i absolutely destroy myself putting it on white sticky rice, or all over cold sesame noodles. by the end my eyes are watering from all the heat, but it's so easy to construe them as tears of joy when it tastes so great.

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                                                                                                                Solstice444 RE: invinotheresverde Apr 19, 2008 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                I don't remember ever trying sriracha, and I really want to, but I'm sort of afraid I'll get addicted to it. I have an overall spicy food addiction, so it wouldn't surprise me if I became addicted to that as well! I also really want to try harissa, if I can find it.

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                                                                                                                  HillJ RE: Solstice444 Apr 19, 2008 04:35 PM


                                                                                                                  Harissa is listed under cooking aids.

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                                                                                                                    Solstice444 RE: HillJ Apr 19, 2008 08:39 PM

                                                                                                                    Ordering it online is a good idea. Thanks! And the next time I'm at the supermarket I will look for sriracha, I'm pretty sure I've seen it, just never tried it.

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                                                                                                                      Smileelisa RE: Solstice444 Apr 20, 2008 07:49 AM

                                                                                                                      You can get Sriracha at wal-mart. That is where I got mine. It was under 2 bucks

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                                                                                                                    Ruth Lafler RE: Solstice444 Apr 19, 2008 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                    Go for it -- as addictions go, it's a good one: a big bottle of sriracha is cheap and will last indefinitely in the fridge.

                                                                                                            2. jpmcd RE: seedove17 Apr 18, 2008 08:03 PM

                                                                                                              pancakes for breakfast lunch and dinner, all different kinds

                                                                                                              with bananas, blueberries, white flour, whole wheat flour, flax, even tried butternut squash

                                                                                                              1. Richelle RE: seedove17 Apr 18, 2008 09:18 PM

                                                                                                                This is a fun thread!

                                                                                                                Bison or tuna is best..but tartar..homemade and mmmmmmm
                                                                                                                Dipping bread in a mixtire of olive oil, parmasan, lemon juice and touch of honey..
                                                                                                                home made bruschetta
                                                                                                                salmon on a plank....
                                                                                                                Shake for lunch - yogurt, frozen fruit, banana and juice

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                                                                                                                  stolenchange RE: seedove17 Apr 18, 2008 11:18 PM

                                                                                                                  The past couple of weeks i've been obsessed with:

                                                                                                                  Pho Ga - with a healthy squirt of sriracha. Even better on a cold and rainy day.
                                                                                                                  Green seedless grapes - big, juicy and sweet.

                                                                                                                  These obsessions balance the weeks i'm obsessed with fried foods.

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                                                                                                                    piccola RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 04:58 AM

                                                                                                                    Canned okra, of all things
                                                                                                                    Eggs in purgatory (or variations thereof)
                                                                                                                    Chocolate pudding (the cheap kind)

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                                                                                                                      seedove17 RE: piccola Apr 19, 2008 06:30 AM

                                                                                                                      kimchi!!! fizzy, spicy, sour...... i just had to upgrade to the freakishly large jars because i go through the regular size too fast. the jar barely fits in my fridge

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                                                                                                                        moh RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 06:40 AM

                                                                                                                        You may need to consider the purchase of a kimchi fridge:


                                                                                                                        Not that I want to be thought of as an addiction enabler.

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                                                                                                                          piccola RE: seedove17 Apr 20, 2008 04:53 PM

                                                                                                                          Hahahaha I started buying quarts of it from the Korean market near my apartment. My boyfriend is afraid I'll give myself an ulcer.

                                                                                                                          I also picked up a small container of "seasoned garlic stems" - much spicier than kimchi, great with eggs and rice. Maybe a new addiction...

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                                                                                                                        foodwich RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 05:18 AM

                                                                                                                        fresh baked bread, dried mangosteens from trader joe's, i have learnt to suck on them and spit out the dried seeds. artisanal cheese, olive oils, salts i take a taste of salt each time i cook, i swear i can taste the sea ! oranges, my current favs are cara cara. i equate food to craving. its a natural progression in my life.

                                                                                                                        1. alkapal RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 06:38 AM

                                                                                                                          <hanging head in shame, and mumbling> microwave nachos for breakfast.

                                                                                                                          spread tostitos chips on plate, sprinkle liberally with kraft mexican four-cheese blend shredded cheese. make another layer. nuke for 1 minute. cover with fresh pico de gallo salsa from the giant grocery refrigerated case in the produce section. eat while watching news, jag, monk, and/or law and order: criminal intent or svu. chaser: coke zero.

                                                                                                                          now.... run away, run away from the doctor!!!!!! (well, the pico de gallo is vegetables, right?)

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                                                                                                                            hannaone RE: alkapal Apr 19, 2008 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                            Nothing shameful.
                                                                                                                            I just rediscovered Tim's Jalapeño chips. Nuked with the same cheese, fresh or jarred jalapeño slices, and watching the same shows.

                                                                                                                          2. hannaone RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 08:50 AM

                                                                                                                            I shouldn't have opened this thread.
                                                                                                                            Now I smell cinnamon, bacon, and can taste cheese and crackers.

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                                                                                                                              SharaMcG RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                              I often have cravings that I suspect are my body's way of telling me that I need certain nutrients. I'll go for weeks where I can't get enough fresh fruit and salad. And it's not that I don't normally eat these--I just seem to go through periods where I want a lot of them. The carby/sugary cravings I get are more emotional in origin, I suspect. It's pretty easy for me to work up a craving for pasta, good bread or ice cream, but I do try to balance those out with extra workout time at the gym!

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                                                                                                                                thew RE: SharaMcG Apr 19, 2008 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                lots of people suspect that, but in truth it probably isn't true. otherwise people wouldn't crave huge amounts of fat, or have salt when they have high blood pressure. it would be nice if it were true, but i have serious doubts

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                                                                                                                                  Olallieberry RE: thew Apr 20, 2008 12:32 AM

                                                                                                                                  I think you are right thew, but I do think your body can tell you when you are missing out on certain vitamins and minerals. I rarely eat red meat but once a month, just before or during my period (TMI, but relevant to the story) I get a craving for a steak or a burger, and at the same time I always crave spinach- both high in iron. I've definitely also get random cravings sometimes for very specific fruits or veggies (sweet potatoes, asparagus, kiwi...) that seem to contain nutrients I know I've been lacking.

                                                                                                                                  Then again could be just a coincidence...

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                                                                                                                                    thew RE: Olallieberry Apr 20, 2008 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                    or a case where you know what your body needs (as if you and your body were separate things) and have a conditioned response to gtting your period.....

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                                                                                                                                rHairing RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 06:34 PM

                                                                                                                                Key Limes, crumpets, roasted beets with goat cheese, and chocolate with chili peppers...Vosages Fire Bar is still in the lead. Recently had a chocolate ice cream with cayenne....

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                                                                                                                                  HillJ RE: rHairing Apr 19, 2008 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                                  rHairing, how you given Cowgirl Chocolates a try? Dark chocolates laced with cayenne pepper; varying degrees of hot...plus sauces.

                                                                                                                                2. madgreek RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 07:31 PM

                                                                                                                                  Granny smith apples. I just can't get enough of them lately. I'm averaging two a day. The crisper and tarter the better.

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                                                                                                                                    beelzebozo RE: madgreek Apr 19, 2008 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                    doctors everywhere give wide berth to the madgreek.

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                                                                                                                                      Catskillgirl RE: beelzebozo Apr 20, 2008 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                      I had to read this three times before I busted out laughing. Need more caffeine.... I too am in the throes of a Granny Smith addiction. I love them when they're so tart they make me wince. I really dislike sugary apples. These are perfect!

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                                                                                                                                        madgreek RE: Catskillgirl Apr 25, 2008 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                        It helps that the local produce market has had them on sale for $0.89/lb the last few weeks. All the more reason to eat tons!!! lol!

                                                                                                                                  2. fromagina RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 07:54 PM

                                                                                                                                    A breakfast "soup" of chilled V8 Juice,a squirt of Sriracha, a big dollop of Worcestershire sauce, a splash of Bragg's Amino Acids, freshly ground black pepper,and cottage cheese.. this craving has had a 3 month run so far.

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                                                                                                                                      almccasland RE: fromagina Apr 20, 2008 03:23 PM

                                                                                                                                      That sounds absolutely fabulous! And oddly enough, I just restocked on all of those items (except the pepper, of which I had plenty) yesterday....must be a sign to try this.

                                                                                                                                      To answer the question, I've been on a 4 year (no kidding!) oatmeal for breakfast kick. Every morning it's steel cut oats with either peanutbutter and banana mixed in, canned pumpkin and a dollop of tart greek yogurt, or just a sprinkle of nutritional yeast. Also, my snack of choice for the past several months has been raw mushrooms, squash, or zucc dipped in real bleu cheese dressing.

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                                                                                                                                      fpark RE: seedove17 Apr 19, 2008 11:11 PM

                                                                                                                                      Oh, where to start! I recall so many occasions where I would go to the supermarket and stock up on the certain addiction of the week/month/year!
                                                                                                                                      Bread- all kinds, fresh, loaves, anything breadlike with butter
                                                                                                                                      goat cheese
                                                                                                                                      jello and whipped cream
                                                                                                                                      Vanilla ice cream
                                                                                                                                      Vanilla soft serve
                                                                                                                                      sunflower seeds in their shells
                                                                                                                                      Kroger's low carb vanilla yogurt
                                                                                                                                      cottage cheese

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                                                                                                                                        Smileelisa RE: seedove17 Apr 20, 2008 07:32 AM

                                                                                                                                        Besides the homemade bread, been craving french onion soup. I love the stuff!!

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                                                                                                                                          boppiecat RE: seedove17 Apr 20, 2008 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                          Grapes and blue cheese dip - using the grapes as dippers. Very messy but one of my recurring addictions.

                                                                                                                                          Ricotta and raisin sandwiches made with Arnold's Healthnut bread, Trader Joe's nice, dry ricotta and a densely packed layer of giant golden raisins - carefully cut an gently squished so the raisins don't fall out. Washed down with ice coffee, cream, no sugar.

                                                                                                                                          Chocolate chip muffin tops ripped right off the rest of the muffin. The kind with the chunky sugar crystals on top. More iced coffee.

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                                                                                                                                            Catskillgirl RE: boppiecat Apr 22, 2008 09:43 AM

                                                                                                                                            Oh, just reminded me of yet another recent obsession! Raisin walnut pumpernickel bread, toasted, with cream cheese. Oh my oh my - calories be damned! It's sooooo good.

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                                                                                                                                            dorilou RE: seedove17 Apr 22, 2008 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                            green, black, stuffed, pitted, any kind of olive I can get my hands on!!!
                                                                                                                                            Tomatoes, not in season yet, but craving them anyway and settling for bland ones.
                                                                                                                                            dried cranberries, alone or in anything
                                                                                                                                            fried mozzarella sticks (made my own, much better than frozen!)

                                                                                                                                            1. mkmccp RE: seedove17 Apr 22, 2008 10:14 AM

                                                                                                                                              My current jags are:
                                                                                                                                              Maries Belizean Heat habanero sauce- I put in on my bagelw/cream cheese.
                                                                                                                                              Som Tum Salad- although its modified where I get it b/c apparently the traditional green papaya is hard to procure.
                                                                                                                                              Pretzel Jello Salad- bottom layer: crushed pretzels and melted butter, a little bit of sugar, baked until lightly browned. Middle layer: cream cheese, cool whip, sugar and vanilla all beaten until smooth. Top layer: raspberry jello gelled with thawed strawberries (yes, in heavy syrup) crushed up . I can eat a whole pan-ful.
                                                                                                                                              avodcados with a squirt of fresh lime and sprinkled with coarse salt, sometimes a few drops of the Belizean Heat
                                                                                                                                              Why can't I crave apples and green peppers or something not 1000 cal. per bite?

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                                                                                                                                                salvarez RE: seedove17 Apr 22, 2008 11:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                Fage yogurt with honey, strawberries and sliced raw almonds.

                                                                                                                                                Current sandwich addiction - Ham, cucumber, bacon, cream cheese and honey mustard on an everything bagel. Amazing at any time of the day, especially good aiding the relief of hangovers.

                                                                                                                                                I could also eat linguni with clams for days. Something about the dish makes me very, very happy.

                                                                                                                                                1. jfood RE: seedove17 Apr 22, 2008 11:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Until this Saturday night Matzah with peanut butter, matzah brie and gefilte fish with hot horseradish.

                                                                                                                                                  Without the religious input:

                                                                                                                                                  - The Florida navels are now season-over around here, jfood may buy some Texas beauties to have shipped. Did so last year and they were great.
                                                                                                                                                  - The yellow delicious apples have been stellar over the last three weeks.
                                                                                                                                                  - The nectarines, peaches, pluots and plums are not yet in season.
                                                                                                                                                  - Melons are not there yet
                                                                                                                                                  - Bananas are sorta 12-seasoners.

                                                                                                                                                  And when Pesach is over jfood is back to a small bowl of Frosted Flakes before bed.

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                                                                                                                                                    byeCalihelloBahamas RE: seedove17 Apr 22, 2008 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Anything with excess vinegar, especially:

                                                                                                                                                    Spicky Pickled Carrots
                                                                                                                                                    Marinated Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts
                                                                                                                                                    Red Cabbage Slaw



                                                                                                                                                    1. marmite RE: seedove17 Apr 23, 2008 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Spinach salad, my warm-weather staple lunch.
                                                                                                                                                      Hot Pockets... go figure.
                                                                                                                                                      Risotto- I wish I could make a decent one myself.
                                                                                                                                                      Grapefruit vodka with a splash of lemonade- nothing says springtime better than doors and windows open, Hudson breeze blowing in, and a tall vodka lemonade.
                                                                                                                                                      Avocado oil potato chips.
                                                                                                                                                      Cheddar and tomato sandwiches.

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                                                                                                                                                        ArikaDawn RE: marmite Apr 23, 2008 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Here's a great recipe for a basic risotto. I omit the addition of cream. There are also tons of helpful tips and variations in the comments section.

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                                                                                                                                                          marmite RE: ArikaDawn Apr 23, 2008 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                        seedove17 RE: seedove17 Apr 25, 2008 07:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                        I just go back from mexico and I can't get enough of saltines with guacamole. Everywhere I went in mexico they served saltines and tortilla chips with the ceviche, and for some reason the guac on the saltines, instead of the chips, was extra amazing.

                                                                                                                                                        1. Caitlin McGrath RE: seedove17 Apr 25, 2008 07:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Australian crystallized ginger, eaten straight from the bag. Four coins or so is my candy every day (except when I also have some chocolate, of course).

                                                                                                                                                          1. revsharkie RE: seedove17 Apr 25, 2008 08:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Cheeseburgers--luckily my husband's in on this one, too, because not too long ago we had cheeseburgers for supper twice in one week.
                                                                                                                                                            Lucky Charms

                                                                                                                                                            For awhile over the winter my main craving was roast beef and horseradish, and I indulged it in every way I could think of. I'm over that now.

                                                                                                                                                            1. chocolateninja RE: seedove17 Apr 27, 2008 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                              Asparagus, asparagus, asparagus....first of the season beautiful, luscious asparagus...any way I can get it....raw, steamed to bright green perfection in salads, with eggs, ham and hollandaise sauce, in frittatas, in stirfry, and did I mention raw standing over the sink with a tiny bit of sea salt so good I just can't be bothered to even make it to the stove?...I just can't get enough of it! It has even been invading my dream life! I've always loved asparagus, but this is the first time I've been so obsessed/addicted to it. '08 must be a prime vintage. :P

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                                                                                                                                                                piccola RE: chocolateninja Apr 28, 2008 09:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Please tell me you've tried it roasted.

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                                                                                                                                                                  chocolateninja RE: piccola May 1, 2008 03:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Oh yes...roasted too! One of my fav. ways to prepare veg. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Any way I can get the stuff! NomNomNom. I'm just now wondering if a salad of roasted asparagus, roasted strawberries, over a bed of fresh greens (lots of mache) with a bit of spinach mixed in (and some raw asparagus tips), with a reduced balsamic glaze dressing would work out as well in real life as it sounds in my head.

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                                                                                                                                                                Finsmom RE: seedove17 Apr 27, 2008 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Soladad Almonds by Sahale Snacks... TO DIE FOR!!! They are almonds with dried apples and dates, balsamic Vinegar, and pepper (I think)... So good! Anyone else tried them?

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                                                                                                                                                                  meatn3 RE: Finsmom Apr 27, 2008 11:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  I've tried several of the Sahale snacks - no losers there! I had to just go cold turkey with them, became too expensive of an addiction. I also became very agitated if anyone looked at my little hoard with interest...

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                                                                                                                                                                    HillJ RE: meatn3 Apr 27, 2008 11:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    meatn3, I'm a Sahale snack lover as well. The cashew version that came out early last year remains my favorite. I've seen the big bags sold for a variety of prices, Costco, Whole Foods, the discount chain Cost Cutters..but when you're jones-ing for that addiction...$ can take a backseat.

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                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal RE: meatn3 Apr 30, 2008 04:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      meatn3, you crack me up. i can picture you, eagle-eyeing your hoard of snacks, with an ear out for approaching footsteps. now i have to see this sahale phenomenon.

                                                                                                                                                                      edit: just googled to find some near me. even the website photos look good enough to eat! thanks for making me spend more money.

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                                                                                                                                                                        meatn3 RE: alkapal Apr 30, 2008 10:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        The stuff is surprisingly delicious. I first tried it when the natural foods store I was with sampled it. The price they had it at was very high. Until I tried it I couldn't understand why anyone was paying that! Now it is a more widely available and less expensive. But the flavor combinations are truly addicting, and my SO thinks a meal sized portion is a snack...so I hide the stuff and sleep better knowing my craving will not go unattended!

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Passadumkeg RE: seedove17 Apr 27, 2008 10:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    TexMex tacos. Since our trip to Austin where I gorged on taco truck tacos, I have become addicted. We bought a suitcase of good tortillas, chorizo and other fixin's. I am trying to replicate many of the varities I ate in Austin an New Mex. many moons ago. Are there any 12 step chapters of TA (Taco Anonymous)?

                                                                                                                                                                    1. revsharkie RE: seedove17 Apr 27, 2008 11:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      I thought of another one...sticky rice. But that's not really new; I've been eating all the sticky rice I can get my hands on for quite awhile.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Olallieberry RE: revsharkie Apr 28, 2008 09:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        oh my, that reminds me: COCONUT rice! I cannot get enough.

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                                                                                                                                                                        budlit RE: seedove17 Apr 28, 2008 03:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        citrus salad, made w/blood, cara cara, navel oranges, grapefruit (citrus must be perfectly segmented) avocado, strawberries, maldon sea salt and fresh black pepper, balsamic or banyuls vinaigrette.

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                                                                                                                                                                          cookingodyssey RE: seedove17 Apr 30, 2008 11:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Halloumi cheese. I just tried it for the first time last week and I can't get enough of it.

                                                                                                                                                                          And strawberries, of course. I've been buying them by the bucket load at the farmer's market every week.

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                                                                                                                                                                            moh RE: cookingodyssey Apr 30, 2008 01:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            I don't know if you are already doing this, but I am addicted to halloumi chees which has been sliced thinly and fried in a pan with a small amount of olive oil. Some kind of bread/pita/toasted bagel as the starch, and those yummy sounding strawberries with the fried halloumi make a wonderful breakfast!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                              galleygirl RE: moh Apr 30, 2008 03:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Now see, what I like better is brushing the halloumi with EVOO, then grilling it til it flames. THEN, slice it and proceed as above....

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                                                                                                                                                                                moh RE: galleygirl Apr 30, 2008 03:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, that is even better.... The only reason I pan fry it is that it is hard to fire up the entire grill just for a few pieces for breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                Halloumi is so darn good with fresh fruit, the fruit really offsets the saltiness. My favourite combo isn't strawberries, but a fresh ripe peach.... drool....

                                                                                                                                                                          2. AnnVL RE: seedove17 Apr 30, 2008 02:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            PB2 - love it w/ vanilla yogurt - it turns into PB yogurt.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Tehama RE: seedove17 Apr 30, 2008 03:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              I am totally with you. And I will go to the same restaurant over and over and over and over again for like 2 or 3 months at a time.

                                                                                                                                                                              My addiction right now is to go to the local Asian grocery store and get a back of frozen potstickers. Combo stir-fry/ steam several up with a side of edamame and I am set. I have been doing this for at least 6 weeks now.

                                                                                                                                                                              I am so grateful to Chowhound to have a place to admit this. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                              1. steinpilz RE: seedove17 Apr 30, 2008 05:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                I've been having a bit of a miso soup addiction for a few weeks now: yellow miso, dashi, wakame, plus a variety of additions depending upon the day (tofu, shrimp, mackerel, dried radish, shitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, etc...). It's great for this warm/cold spring weather and it makes me feel quite healthy.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. azhotdish RE: seedove17 May 1, 2008 12:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  1 pt campari + 3 pts grapefruit juice + 1 pt ginger ale
                                                                                                                                                                                  crepes - savory, sweet, whatever
                                                                                                                                                                                  mahi mahi + pesto sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                  grilled cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                  bbq pork
                                                                                                                                                                                  garlic home fries + poached egg

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                                                                                                                                                                                    johnecampbell RE: seedove17 May 3, 2008 02:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    I have a (slightly) healthy addiction,Hot & Sweet Spicy Sweet Pickles from Bell-VIew.

                                                                                                                                                                                    We were introduced by friends from Washington State, and now order them online...they are a constant in our pantry.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Great alone, or on sandwiches and burgers.


                                                                                                                                                                                    ORDER THEM, and no I don't work for the company :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal RE: johnecampbell May 4, 2008 04:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      i love the pickle logo in the url address header!

                                                                                                                                                                                      are they different than other brands' hot and sweet pickles?
                                                                                                                                                                                      like http://www.tabasco.com/tabasco_tent/m...
                                                                                                                                                                                      (though your price is better - by far -- per ounce


                                                                                                                                                                                      btw: fun to check out http://www.mtolivepickles.com/Recipes/

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                                                                                                                                                                                        alkapal RE: johnecampbell May 4, 2008 08:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        johncampbell, they're in penn, and you are in mass. how much is shipping for a 6 jar case?

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                                                                                                                                                                                          johnecampbell RE: alkapal May 4, 2008 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Alkapal, Last case I ordered was last summer, I want to say it was $10 to ship. These have the best balance of hot, sweet & vinegar of any I have tasted. One taste, you will be hooked.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Rick RE: johnecampbell May 26, 2008 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm in PA and they have these on the store shelf all the time, I'll have to give them a try!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            kpaumer RE: johnecampbell May 30, 2008 12:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I agree Bell-View H&S Spice Pickles are great, lucky for us PA Chowhounds we have access to the full range of Bell-View products were in Central PA. They have a great crunch and are seasoned well, with just enough heat!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            HillJ RE: seedove17 May 3, 2008 07:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            recipes calling for matcha powder.
                                                                                                                                                                                            so far cookies, frosting, pound cake, cheesecake and smoothies!

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. litchick RE: seedove17 May 3, 2008 11:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              anything with sichuan pepercorns -- sooo addicted to the numbing heat!

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. mrbozo RE: seedove17 May 4, 2008 05:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Latest food obsessions:

                                                                                                                                                                                                - homemade falafel (no pita, no condiments, just the the little golden brown spheres)
                                                                                                                                                                                                - Mott's low sodium Garden Cocktail (could drink it by the gallon but that would nullify the low sodium aspect)
                                                                                                                                                                                                - natural peanut butter on toasted multi-grain bread, smeared with Valentina hot sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                - homemade salt-free chicken soup with the addition of some type of Asian noodle, a green veggie and meat or tofu; with a dab of thai chili/garlic sauce and a tsp soy sauce

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  seedove17 RE: mrbozo May 28, 2008 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  i would combine the last two together. I love peanut butter on mg toast and dipping it into chicken noodle soup

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Solstice444 RE: seedove17 May 23, 2008 11:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  When I first read this post about a month ago, I didn't think I had any addictions to contribute. But now I do: Cabot's Habanero Cheddar Cheese. I like slicing off a few pieces and just eating them without anything else, enjoying the heat and flavor. I can practically feel the endorphins kick in as I'm eating it! I could probably eat a whole block if I didn't stop myself. My mouth is watering right now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Catskillgirl RE: Solstice444 May 24, 2008 09:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, I've got to try this! I love Cabot's cheddars with triscuits and fruit for lunch. I hope my supermarket has it - I don't recall seeing it. Note - speak to Dairy Mgr if it's not available....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Solstice444 RE: Catskillgirl May 24, 2008 04:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Where do you live? Do you live in/near the Catskills? The Hannaford in Wappingers Falls (and probably in LaGrange) has it, that is where I bought it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Catskillgirl RE: Solstice444 May 25, 2008 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I actually live near Ellenville, and my ShopRite doesn't have it. :-( They're pushing the new Vermont cheddars from Cabots instead. God forbid we have too many choices in our cheese! But thanks for the info!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          invinotheresverde RE: Catskillgirl May 28, 2008 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Horseradish Cheddar kicks total ass, too! Plenty of burn AND flavor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Solstice444 RE: invinotheresverde May 28, 2008 08:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mmmm I will buy that next!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Catskillgirl RE: invinotheresverde May 29, 2008 09:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nope, don't have that one either. I think I need to make a trip to civilization soon! I'm 40 minutes from everywhere. *G*

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. amydoll RE: seedove17 May 24, 2008 06:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm ashamed to admit this but I've been craving McDonalds $1 large cokes and also their iced coffees.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        mrbozo RE: amydoll May 25, 2008 02:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Trouble getting up in the morning?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catskillgirl RE: mrbozo May 26, 2008 12:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          :-) I've been puzzling "why McDonald's large cokes?" Are they different from other fast food's sodas? Or is it the $1 price that appeals? The silly things I wonder about at 2:30 a.m......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            seedove17 RE: Catskillgirl May 28, 2008 09:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love fast food fountain soda with cruched ice! also the mcd's orange hi-c....especially when im have a hangover

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Catskillgirl RE: seedove17 May 29, 2008 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I also love the mcd's orange! There's nothing colder on a hot day than
                                                                                                                                                                                                              a cup of this with not too much ice. I worked in a MacDonalds one hot summer during high school, and quickly learned that it was the only real thirst-quencher there. Long before the days of individual bottled waters, needless to say! I remember even longer ago, in Junior High, playing in the marching band. Parades in summertime were HOT in uniform, and the MacDonald's orange bowl was generally found at the end of the line! So, so good. But if I bought a can of Hi-C and took it home, it loses it's magical properties.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        smlltwnchow RE: seedove17 May 26, 2008 11:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        i go through a craving for liver sausage on rye bread or bagels every few months
                                                                                                                                                                                                        i also will eat just pickled ginger, don't even need the sushi

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rick RE: seedove17 May 26, 2008 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Right now it's scones and quiche. I've also been on a useless hunt for chicken and waffles, can't find that where I live!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            torta basilica RE: seedove17 May 26, 2008 11:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Used to be fairly healthy stuff - sugar snap peas with greek olive hummus & Maldon salt, or edaname & Maldon or anything & Maldon...

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've had bronchitis for over a week & swear I've gained 5 lbs. stuffing my face with cinnamon toast - MUST be that nutty grainy bread with lots of butter & sugar & cinnamon & all returned to the broiler to bubble away until the topping gets nice & crispy; chicken top ramen with Butterkase (monterey jack in a pinch) slices melted on top, a bit of sesame oil and several heavy shakes of toasted sesame seeds atop; coconut fruit a freeze popsicles (where did the watermelon go?); wasabi & soy almonds with Absolut citron with sugarfree limeade & crushed mint leaves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Need to get better & back to my former obsessions quickly...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              alkapal RE: torta basilica May 28, 2008 06:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              i love sugar snaps, but they just don't go with bronchitis. signed, fellow (?) allergy sufferer. even my fresh guacamole didn't taste great.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                jenniegirl RE: seedove17 Jun 2, 2008 01:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm craving chicken tortilla soup with lots of garlic and cumin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                iced coffee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                barbecued chicken/potato salad

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Catskillgirl RE: jenniegirl Jun 2, 2008 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm with you on the iced coffee! Just started doing this the other day. My office doesn't yet have a/c and it's getting warm!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mitchell25418 RE: seedove17 Jun 2, 2008 10:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emerald Nuts BBQ & Chipolte dry roasted peanuts!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LaurCar RE: seedove17 Jun 2, 2008 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    barley: risotto or pilaf.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      laliz RE: seedove17 Jun 2, 2008 12:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marcona almonds and honey crisp apples which are not available where I live right now

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BBQ Beef Ribs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pepperoni Pizza (thin crust)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chocolate ice cream

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      REAL Blue Cheese dressing/dip with rare thin sliced deli roast beef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TJs blue chees and pecan dip

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. FoodieKat RE: seedove17 Jun 2, 2008 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good topic! My current food addictions are, in no particular order:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cupcakes (trying to find the best ones in my area is an ongoing quest)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vietnamese bun cha (rice vermicelli)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fish tacos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salted pumpkin seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fish balls and fish sausages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sizzling rice soups and various types of congee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Perpetual food addictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Peanut Butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Noodles, of all shapes and sizes, but especially long and wide flat noodles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salty snacks (if cheesy even better)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fresh bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stuffed pizza (luckily I can only get this on very rare occasions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mashed potatoes and gravy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheese (don't indulge in this one very often)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ice cream, especially Ben and Jerry's (but I usually eat fro-yo instead)

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