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Apr 14, 2008 10:33 PM

Latest addiction

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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  1. 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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    1. re: moh

      Fresh blood orange juice makes a fantastic screwdriver.

      1. re: mrsmith

        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. 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. 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. 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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          1. re: vvvindaloo

            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.

          2. 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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            1. re: ArikaDawn

              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?

              1. re: TimeMachine

                I would also like the recipe for this :)

                1. re: julesrules

                  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.=)