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If you could eat any food/meal and it have no effect on your health, what would it be.

princeofpork3 Jul 23, 2012 11:25 AM

For me it would be the Big Mac and Fries. I would eat this 3 times per week if I could. However, its so bad for you I never eat it more than 2-3 times a year.

My other choice woul dbe a rack of baby back ribs, mac and cheese, cole slaw and corn bread.

  1. Candy Jun 11, 2013 07:29 PM

    Oh it would be foie gras.

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      SomersetN Jun 11, 2013 01:20 PM

      Chicago deep dish spinach pizza from Gino's.

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        fara Jun 7, 2013 05:42 PM

        Really good steak frites with any of the traditional french buttery sauces, my favorite is the mustard based one with l'entrecote.
        Along these lines, french fries with aioli or any other vegetable or fried item with aioli. Really good eggs benedict subbed with lox or REAL canadian bacon, not that hyper-preserved stuff that usually comes with it.

        Caprese salad made with great fresh tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella.

        Grilled cheese- made with pain de mie or any great fresh white bread, good american cheese and butter. fried in a cast iron pan. eaten with excellent hot chocolate- made from melted bittersweet hot chocolate shirred into whole milk.

        French onion soup and duck in a can from Au Pied du Cochon in Montreal. Along these lines- great preparations of foie gras with sweet accompaniments and a nice Saucerne.

        Eel over rice, my favorite is sea eel- of course tastier than the fresh water version.

        At another meal, lots of beef and chicken yakitori with scallions.

        Crab cakes with remoulade, fried oysters, fried shrimp, fried whole belly clams, lots and lots of fried fish.

        Barbecue Lays or other simple potato chips, Cheetos, Fritos. PIzza.

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          C70 Jun 7, 2013 10:56 AM

          a kilo or so of peanut butter, right from the jar.

          I can't control myself with the stuff so I don't buy it.

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            ola Mar 28, 2013 05:59 PM


            1. goodhealthgourmet Mar 27, 2013 08:26 PM

              All the glorious gluten-filled bread products I can no longer enjoy - pizza, bagels, bialys, pumpernickel, seedless rye, naan, flour tortillas, whole wheat, multigrain, focaccia...you can keep the pasta, donuts, cakes & cookies, just give me the bread.

              And cereal. I'd kill for a big bowl of bran flakes, Cracklin' Oat Bran, Uncle Sam's, Honey Bunches of Oats, toasted oat squares, Cinnamon Life, Corn Flakes, shredded wheat...sad, I know.

              Oh, and all the fresh & dried fruit my little heart desires. Thanks to fructose malabsorption I have to stick with mostly low-sugar varieties and limited amounts.

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              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                fldhkybnva Mar 28, 2013 09:14 AM

                I love Bran Flakes, not sad at all!

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                adventuresinbaking Mar 27, 2013 07:34 PM


                I miss all of the delicious stuff that wheat was in, before I had to go gluten free.

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                  JillyLeigh Mar 27, 2013 06:20 PM

                  hand cut fries. and mayo based honey mustard(like Outback's). maybe some chicken fingers too.

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                    Puffin3 Mar 27, 2013 10:48 AM

                    Bouillabaisse from Chez Gilbert in Cassis. Still using the original fish types only found off Marseille. Our own fresh caught steamed 'red crabs'/prawns/rock cod served with lots of clarified brown butter and fresh cilantro crispy mini baguettes.

                    1. Lillipop Mar 15, 2013 08:26 PM

                      If I were still eating meats it would be cheeseburgers made with perfect ground sirloin and fries.Then reuben sandwiches.Fish almondine with brabant potatoes. Any smoked fish....smoked turkey...smoked brisket....smoked tri tip served with cheesy au gratin potatoes.Yum yum yum.

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                      1. re: Lillipop
                        sedimental Mar 15, 2013 08:49 PM

                        Go big...or go home! Hahaha.

                      2. pikawicca Mar 15, 2013 02:16 PM

                        Anything and everything at Galatoire's,

                        1. Elster Mar 13, 2013 06:04 AM

                          Pumpkin-seed-covered soft pretzels, every day, with every meal.

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                            Kalivs Mar 13, 2013 01:27 AM

                            Ribs from Bludso's & mashed potatoes

                            1. Lillipop Mar 12, 2013 11:47 PM

                              I just read through this thread.This has to be the most fun stuff I have ever read on CH.One girl wrote *vats of nutella*.That was funny.

                              1. alliegator Oct 10, 2012 09:39 AM

                                A grapefruit cut in half, sprinkled with brown sugar and stuck under the broiler. Love me some grapefruit but have to avoid it because it messes with the release of my migraine prevention medicine. It's a sad, sad thing :( Ok, not in the grand scheme of things, but it's sad to me, haha!

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                                  Tudor_rose Oct 10, 2012 07:19 AM

                                  Chocolate pecan pie to my heart's content.

                                  Fried oysters in a cornbread coating

                                  Seafood gumbo chock full of seafood

                                  Baklava (or any sugary syrupy Greek desert covered in phyllo)

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                                  1. re: Tudor_rose
                                    mcf Mar 15, 2013 02:07 PM

                                    Oooh, good choices!

                                  2. Bill Hunt Sep 23, 2012 09:54 PM

                                    Foie gras.


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                                    1. re: Bill Hunt
                                      Stephanie Wong Sep 26, 2012 03:30 PM

                                      Thanks for restoring my faith in CHers - I was getting concerned (of course, I might have missed it in the above). Foie gras was my first thought.

                                      What wine would you pick as an accompaniment?

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                                        princeofpork3 Sep 26, 2012 05:11 PM


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                                      MrsCris Sep 17, 2012 08:14 PM

                                      In this dream world, hollandaise sauce would become hollandaise soup - served in a bowl with a spoon. Same with gravy. And would come with a side of French fries.

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                                      1. re: MrsCris
                                        mamachef Sep 19, 2012 05:41 AM

                                        This may trump all. OMG: a big bowl of Hollandaise and fries. I have just achieved the tabula rasa in my mind.

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                                          suzigirl Sep 19, 2012 07:01 AM

                                          French fries? Nah. Gimme a spoon. Maybe it's passe' but a crab stuffed flounder would work too. No one has that on the menu anymore. :-(

                                          1. re: suzigirl
                                            lynnlato Sep 20, 2012 06:16 PM

                                            " Maybe it's passe' but a crab stuffed flounder would work too. No one has that on the menu anymore."

                                            Head over to Hilton Head or most NC or SC beach town restaurants - I see crab-stuffed flounder on the menus often.

                                        2. re: MrsCris
                                          happybaker Sep 23, 2012 10:07 PM

                                          OMG MrsCrhis - you just made me snicker with joy.

                                          Apparently I have been dreaming too small!

                                          1. re: MrsCris
                                            mariacarmen Oct 9, 2012 10:49 PM

                                            i'm sold.

                                          2. luckyfatima Sep 17, 2012 06:13 PM

                                            All my favorite rice dishes, all my favorite Chinese and Vietnamese noodle dishes, fluffy naans with all my food, copious amounts of fresh yuca fries, beef ribs, Cantonese BBQ duck, endless amounts of dim sum, chocolate mousse, New York style cheesecake, NYC style pizza, gorditas, sopes, carrot cake, rich chocolate cake, vats of nutella, tons of almond rocca, pancakes, waffles...I feel so repressed writing this all out! Now I am craving so many things!

                                            1. lynnlato Sep 17, 2012 05:08 PM

                                              Pizza and chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.

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                                              1. re: lynnlato
                                                mcf Sep 17, 2012 05:46 PM

                                                You may be the woman of my husband's dreams. :-) I made him a really good reduced carb chocolate cake with PB frosting for his birthday one year, but the use of such a lot of xylitol in the frosting (I ground it to 10x) had us running for the john all night long. Never had that reaction before, but it was a LOT of SA... even blended 50/50 with liquid sucralose. If I ever find out I'm terminal, I'm having pizza with the crust... it's been years.

                                                1. re: mcf
                                                  lynnlato Sep 19, 2012 05:51 AM

                                                  Hahahaha!!! So that stuff really is gastrointestinal-y evil, eh? I admire your efforts. I've never cooked/baked with xylitol. The real thing is a very rare treat... but man, do I savor it when I do indulge.

                                                  I can remember as a child, my mother scolding me for not eating the pizza crusts and telling me it was the best part. Then she'd take my crusts and eat them herself. As I got older I learned to love the crust, and then in my 20's I was diagnosed with Type 1. So cruel... lol.

                                                  BTW, on that Green Smoothies thread on the Special Diets message board I mentioned peanut butter powder. Have you ever used it? I'm wondering if that would be helpful in making a better chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. I'll bet it would.

                                                  1. re: lynnlato
                                                    mcf Sep 19, 2012 07:13 AM

                                                    I haven't used it, but may have to experiment. Thing is, I *like* full fat versions of things.

                                                    1. re: mcf
                                                      lynnlato Sep 20, 2012 06:15 PM

                                                      I do too.... *sigh*

                                                      Fellow Chowhounder, GoodHealthGourmet, turned me on to Byrd Mill which makes several different peanut flours (basically the same thing, minus the sugar & salt). They have different fat contents and darker roasts. You should check them out too.

                                                      1. re: lynnlato
                                                        mcf Sep 26, 2012 05:38 PM

                                                        Thanks, I noticed that post. Nothing wrong with all the fat, though, doesn't budge my glucose and it's improved my lipids.

                                                        if it weren't so greasy, I'd have a nut butter and brie sandwich! ;-)

                                                    2. re: lynnlato
                                                      EWSflash Mar 28, 2013 08:14 PM

                                                      Xylitol, sorbitol, I bought some sugar-free salt water taffy from a vendor at work once and it was great so I ate a bunch of it. Suddenly I was heading to the bathroom every five minutes, didn't know why at the time but i had to leave work so I could go home and go in relative peace and quiet. Nearly shat myself inside out, I did. In retrospect I used to eat too many Ricola sugar free herbal drops from Trader Joe's , to, with the same results. I'm not sure what a safe dose is, in my case I had overdone it every time, though.

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                                                        fldhkybnva Mar 28, 2013 08:25 PM

                                                        Yup, nearly every day for me! I have an unhealthy obsession to sugar free gum and within 2 sticks it's to the bathroom for me, serious gas pains and I regret it everytime. I've been 2 days clean now...here's hoping that I stay on the wagon for my sake.

                                                        1. re: EWSflash
                                                          mcf Mar 29, 2013 07:50 AM

                                                          It really varies from person to person.

                                                          1. re: mcf
                                                            sedimental Mar 30, 2013 09:08 PM

                                                            Yes, it really is an individual system thing. I can eat all I want of any sugar alcohol and have no effect. I just have to remember not to serve to guests! Well...unless I don't like them ( insert evil laugh).

                                                            1. re: sedimental
                                                              mcf Mar 31, 2013 08:21 AM

                                                              In my family, we don't have issues with a typical serving. But I made powdered xylitol once for a thickly frosted cake frosting, and while not totally miserable, we won't be doing that again.
                                                              Theory is that if you get the bad gut reaction, you're getting calorie free servings, but some of us digest SAs just fine, and need to count them as carbs.

                                                          2. re: EWSflash
                                                            juliejulez Jun 7, 2013 10:49 AM

                                                            Same thing happened to me in college with sugar free Creamsaver candies.

                                                    3. petek Sep 17, 2012 02:30 PM

                                                      Potato chips and other salty deliciousness +ice cream...

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                                                        ceekskat Sep 17, 2012 10:45 AM

                                                        S.Indian rice dishes
                                                        french toast from a place in Carmel, CA that must be made out of funnel cake batter :) Actually, why bother...just the funnel cake will do.

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                                                        1. re: ceekskat
                                                          BuildingMyBento Sep 17, 2012 10:55 AM

                                                          Sushi. A bowl of Oatmeal Squares and Cracklin' Oat Bran. Coconut Milk. On the OTHER hand, fearlessly consuming any street vendor food might be the winner...

                                                        2. KitchenBarbarian Sep 15, 2012 08:14 PM

                                                          If we're going to Dream the Impossible Dream, personally I'd rather dream big.

                                                          Which food would I like to eat without it negatively affecting my health?

                                                          ALL of it!

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                                                          1. re: KitchenBarbarian
                                                            chartreauxx Sep 17, 2012 10:07 AM

                                                            i like your style.

                                                            1. re: chartreauxx
                                                              KitchenBarbarian Sep 17, 2012 06:21 PM

                                                              That's just the way I roll...

                                                              *tries to look super-cool*

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                                                                happybaker Sep 23, 2012 10:04 PM

                                                                + 1

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                                                              CarrieSeas Sep 15, 2012 05:35 PM

                                                              lobster, crab legs, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, sour dough bread, grits, New England clam chowder, and fresh creamed corn

                                                              ^^^all of the above with lots and lots and lots of butter^^^

                                                              Angel hair pasta w/Rao's marinara sauce, mac'n'cheese w/tons of cheese, rich, creamy cheese

                                                              donuts, donuts, donuts - Krispy Kreme

                                                              Blue Bell Dutch choco ice cream

                                                              nacho cheese dip and guacamole dip

                                                              Chocolate cake w/glass after glass of whole milk

                                                              bag after bag of boiled peanuts w/extra salt

                                                              I just gained 30 lbs. typing that, maybe 40, might be 50, ugh!!

                                                              1. soypower Sep 15, 2012 09:45 AM

                                                                I have always wanted to try a Loco Moco but have never been able to justify the calories, fat, and carb content. With a side of potato or macaroni salad, of course. To dream a bigger dream, there is a restaurant that makes their Loco Moco with pork katsu instead of hamburger patties. I dream, I dream...

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                                                                1. re: soypower
                                                                  princeofpork3 Sep 15, 2012 05:14 PM

                                                                  whats a Loco Moco?

                                                                  1. re: princeofpork3
                                                                    suzigirl Sep 15, 2012 06:03 PM

                                                                    A bed of rice and either macaroni salad or pottato salad with a hamburger patty or sometimes another protein depending on where you go. All covered in brown gravy and a fried egg. Gut bomb for sure.

                                                                2. PotatoHouse Sep 14, 2012 01:53 PM

                                                                  Blowfish Sushi.

                                                                  1. gingershelley Sep 14, 2012 12:07 PM

                                                                    Oooh the list is SO big of what I would eat all the time if it didn't hurt me! I like the addition of 'if it doesn't hurt the environment or species either, since this is fantasy land...

                                                                    Start at breakfast:
                                                                    Eggs benedict, crab benedict, shirred eggs, blueberrybuttermilk pancakes with thick slabs of bacon on the side, a big country sausage patty and soft scrambled eggs with alouté cheese melted in. Croissants, both plain with homemade jam - at least three kinds; wild strawberry, cherry, and apricot - on the side. A twice baked almond croissant as well.

                                                                    baguette with bordiér butter; a chacuterie plate with pate, chicken liver mousse, sliced saucisson, etc. Sole meuniere with loads of brown butter and almonds. Rivers of dry unoaked french chablis. A huge crab Louie salad with homemade Louie dressing. A bottomless shrimp cocktail with both homemade lemon mayo and cocktail sauce. Thick clam chowder with lots of crackers on the side. Dessert is a huge slab of lemon merangue pie and a chocolate chip cookie.

                                                                    Mid afternoon snack;
                                                                    Perfect slice of Neapolitan pizza, or a couple of tacos, maybe a side of a deep fried puffy chili relleno. Or maybe a slice of cold quiche lorrainne made with lot's of cream and gruyere....

                                                                    Dinner; Foie gras starter, some langoustines with dipping sauce; a nice slab of rare tuna with a soy and wasabi drizzle (the overfishing thing); Huge aged ribeye, or a slab of prime rib. On the side is creamed spinach, and Jean-francois' Potato Gratin Dauphinois, for sure. Sauteed mushroom in brandy...corn on the cob with tons of butter and salt. Lot's of both white, then great red wine.

                                                                    Cheese cart unlimited, with sides and more bread.

                                                                    Dessert; perfect sour cherry pie, chocolate cake with ganache frosting, coffee ice cream, an eclair, not-too-sweet cheesecake with strawberries. Little dark chocolates and caramels to finish. Champagne!

                                                                    Late night snack;
                                                                    A fried glazed donut, another dish of ice cream, and maybe some digestivo to wash it down.

                                                                    It's ok to dream!

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                                                                    1. re: gingershelley
                                                                      mamachef Sep 15, 2012 01:19 AM

                                                                      I've changed my mind. I want YOUR last meal.

                                                                    2. chowmeow Sep 13, 2012 04:48 PM

                                                                      It would be bread and cheese. I'd start with freshly baked baguette slathered with camembert for breakfast, then for lunch a nice toasted grilled swiss cheese sandwich, where part of the cheese melts on the pan and browns to a crisp, and then a nice cheese plate with at least 4 different cheeses for dinner (with maybe some token fruit or salad for a fresh contrast.) The next day would include fondue w/nice chunks of challah bread (or sour dough, or country), pao de queijo for snack time, mozzarella tomato sandwiches for another meal, and Triscuits (not exactly bread) w/cheddar, and so on and so on! I wish this could be!!

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                                                                      1. re: chowmeow
                                                                        fara Jun 7, 2013 05:29 PM

                                                                        these have also become my no-no's. everything in moderation...but bread and cheese unfortunately

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                                                                        pedalfaster Sep 13, 2012 04:33 PM

                                                                        This may be a weird one, but since I saw another medical condition listed, I'll spill mine.

                                                                        What I miss/want most?
                                                                        Nuts and seeds.

                                                                        Currently on a low-fiber diet (medically induced and prescribed). I crave almonds. Toasted sesame seeds. Hazelnuts in chocolate.

                                                                        1. tiffeecanoe Sep 13, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                          Oh goodness.. fried chicken livers. Oyster Po' Boys. Salads filled with blue cheese, bacon, avocados and corn, topped with a creamy and delicious blue cheese dressing...

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                                                                          1. re: tiffeecanoe
                                                                            mcf Sep 13, 2012 04:18 PM

                                                                            Except for the corn, those are the kinds of salads I eat often, to control my diabetes and improve my health. Love Cobb salad!

                                                                          2. chartreauxx Sep 13, 2012 03:16 PM

                                                                            i have a pancreatic condition, so i can't eat anything red meat or anything deep fried, and even pan-fried stuff is limited... if THAT no longer mattered, STEAK AND FRIED STUFF!!! lol!

                                                                            i'd also eat macaroni and cheese. fettuccine alfredo. pork belly, foie gras. tuna, salmon, etc (big, heavy-metal-carrying species of fish) to my heart's content. ... can we just throw in another element to my fantasy world and say "it doesn't damage the environment/species stability"?

                                                                            homemade fruit pie. pumpkin pie. tempura fried corn. my dad's fondue. raclette. roqueforte. any cheese, or cheesy thing, or cheese-stuffed/covered/smothered/sprinkled thing (almost). dim sum. fudge (homemade). kurogoma pudding. cheeseburgers. peking duck. croissants of all kinds.

                                                                            and... not so gourmet... but...soft drinks. teas. yogurts. sodas and juices. i love them. all flavors, still, sparkling, you name it and i want to try it! fruit punches, -ades, fruit drinks, smoothies, granitas, italian sodas... birch beer, sarsaparilla, root beer, ginger beer, strawberry pop, cream soda, egg cream, green river, dusty miller, floats, frappes, spritzers, sparklers... what can i say, it's a vice.

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                                                                              dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 03:15 PM

                                                                              Cheese fondue, cheesecake, poutine, fabulous bread and croissants, leg of lamb, and really all cheeses and everyonce and a while an entire box of chocolates or 12 Mars bars.

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                                                                                Clams047 Sep 13, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                That's easy - Klondike bars. Local grocer is having a sale this week - $2 for a six pack - must buy three. Hmmmmmm

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                                                                                  peanut329 Sep 13, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                  those big ol' chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. I once had one for breakfast at 7:30 am, straight from the gas station.

                                                                                  1. YAYME Sep 13, 2012 03:29 AM

                                                                                    Being diabetic nearly everything is off my list. But I do really miss chocolate mousse and creme brulee! I can make both of those things, so it's a worst. When I have stuff for it it gets so tempting.

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                                                                                    1. re: YAYME
                                                                                      mcf Sep 13, 2012 07:02 AM

                                                                                      I'm diabetic, and the only thing I have to restrict is carbs to have great control.

                                                                                      Creme brulee and mousses are super easy to make low carb, and very rich with fat from cream... Very adaptable diabetic desserts.... fat restriction is not necessary or helpful, it's the carbs... use alternative sweeteners.

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                                                                                        dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 03:12 PM

                                                                                        yes, chocolate moussewith80% cocoa and eggs. Fabulous.

                                                                                    2. mamachef Sep 12, 2012 11:12 PM

                                                                                      Fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, corn pudding, squash casserole, tomato-cheese pie, rolls and butter, gravy. And a huge caramel cake for dessert. With really good homemade lemonade. and maybe some slow-cooked string beans with ham just for kicks.
                                                                                      Gawd, I sound like a piglet. :)
                                                                                      On the other hand, Prime rib with twice-baked potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, creamed spinach, and a huge salad with blue cheese crumbles doesn't sound bad by half either. Heavy as heck, but gooooood.

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                                                                                        pinehurst Sep 13, 2012 06:51 AM

                                                                                        And crusty french bread and butter at every meal.
                                                                                        And (whispers sheepishly) Ring Dings.

                                                                                      2. jw615 Sep 12, 2012 10:32 PM

                                                                                        Mine are probably a little different from most folks.

                                                                                        I have adult onset food allergies to about 20 foods. Of the 'swell up and die' type. There are few things that I cannot make in a way that is safe for me, but some things there are no substitutes for.

                                                                                        That being said, if I could eat them without the whole death thing (or at least an injection and an ambulance), I would have deviled eggs, lemon bars, fresh peaches and a peach pie, fresh watermelon, fresh cherries, cheese ravioli with tomato sauce, and a hot apple cider. Those are the only things that I haven't been able to make for myself that I really miss. And I'm working on the pasta...

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                                                                                          ola Sep 12, 2012 09:29 PM

                                                                                          pastrami on rye with coleslaw and russian dressing and a big slice of New York cheesecake.

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                                                                                            tardigrade Sep 12, 2012 09:18 PM


                                                                                            Chile con queso for breakfast, with a cheese omelet on the side. Grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese soup for lunch. Souflees, quiches, mac and cheese for dinner, salad with roquefort dressing, cheese biscuits - with a cheese plate for dessert.

                                                                                            OK, maybe I'll temper the cheese with a little bacon...

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                                                                                            1. re: tardigrade
                                                                                              jmcarthur8 Sep 13, 2012 06:52 AM

                                                                                              Can I come eat at your house?

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                                                                                              Tovflu Sep 12, 2012 04:59 PM

                                                                                              Fried chicken
                                                                                              Fried fish
                                                                                              Onion rings
                                                                                              Pillsbury flaky rolls (yeah, really)
                                                                                              BBQ ribs
                                                                                              Roasted duck
                                                                                              Corn bread

                                                                                              Roast duck probably wins though.

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                                                                                                jennc Sep 12, 2012 01:27 PM

                                                                                                Pierogies smothered in bacon and onions with full fat sour cream to accompany.

                                                                                                Homemade Mac and cheese.

                                                                                                T-bone steaks til I'm blue in the face.

                                                                                                Nanaimo bars ad infinitum.

                                                                                                Cafe con leche.

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                                                                                                  rHairing Jul 30, 2012 05:55 PM

                                                                                                  Hmmm...meal...apps of deep fried buffalo wings and gooey nachos. Fried chicken with that cheesy potato casserole thing from Cracker Barrel and creamed spinach and good fried okra. Beer to wash it down. Graeters double chocolate chip ice cream for dessert...

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                                                                                                    biscottifan Jul 30, 2012 05:34 PM

                                                                                                    Ribeye steak or baby back ribs followed by cherry pie with vanilla bean ice cream.

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                                                                                                      ginaatcateror Jul 30, 2012 11:43 AM

                                                                                                      Bacon! Or possibly fried chicken. Hellish on health, but utterly delicious.... Cool thread, loving reading though all these!

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                                                                                                        zuklaak Sep 26, 2012 05:46 PM

                                                                                                        How about chicken fried bacon?

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                                                                                                        cresyd Jul 29, 2012 03:27 AM


                                                                                                        It's rather pathetic, but that's basically where my childhood tastes immediately gravitate to. Savory fried food, sweet fried food - whatever - just dunk it in the deep frier and I'd be good to go. So if it made me neither fat, nor the other medical woes I suffer after eating fried food - I would happily relish being able to eat something fried daily.

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                                                                                                          fara Jul 27, 2012 07:17 PM

                                                                                                          I will take a slightly different tactic: really really spicy food, which tends to upset my digestive system. LIke a really great red Thai curry with salmon or lamb vindaloo.
                                                                                                          Also upsetting that I would love to eat more of: samosas, fried fruit pies, sundaes, baked ziti, really good fettucini alfredo, eggs benedict, pancakes, jalapeno poppers, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese made with american cheese, just about any kind of tex-mex or eastern european dish. any kind of fried dumpling or spring roll.
                                                                                                          fortunately my stomach has no issues with pasta or bread. Wow, I guess I'm glad for a sensitive tummy, otherwise I would be 1000 lbs.

                                                                                                          1. prunefeet Jul 27, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                            Ice cream
                                                                                                            Fried chicken
                                                                                                            French fries

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                                                                                                              Tripeler Jul 27, 2012 06:53 PM

                                                                                                              Prunefeet, aren't these the four major food groups?

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                                                                                                                mrbigshotno.1 Jul 27, 2012 06:59 PM

                                                                                                                Make it five, Tacos.

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                                                                                                                  prunefeet Mar 26, 2013 02:36 PM

                                                                                                                  Oh, I forgot fettucine alfredo - can we make it six food groups?

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                                                                                                              ashleynicole Jul 27, 2012 03:20 AM

                                                                                                              eggs benedict, green curry mussels with french fries, lemon tart, blueberries, an endless supply of very strong lattes with two sugars, edamame, chocolate tart and cheese and tomato omelette with sea salt and pepper.

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                                                                                                                PHREDDY Jul 27, 2012 05:17 AM

                                                                                                                About 15 years ago we were on vacation at a beautiful resort that included a fantastic sit down breakfast....my daughter found eggs benedict after I ordered one....since you could order as much as you wanted of anything, she proceeded to eat two orders each of the next three mornings plus an assortment of breakfast pastries.....when she got home she found out that each order contained about 1000 calories and that she consumed 7000 calories on vacation of just that.....she swore them off...but when on vacation today, she limits herself to just two orders!

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                                                                                                                  ashleynicole Jul 28, 2012 05:37 AM

                                                                                                                  Phreddy, unfortunately eggs benedict is loaded with calories, if I had the choice and it wouldn't effect my health my breakfast for the week would alternate between eggs benedict and almond croissants. yum!

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                                                                                                                  mcel215 Jul 27, 2012 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                  I can't have caffeine any longer and I fell in love with chai lattes, so yes endless chai lattes for me, Not to menton all of the calories too. :)


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                                                                                                                    suzigirl Jul 27, 2012 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                    You don't have to answer but may I ask why you can no longer have caffine. I was disallowed caffine this year for heart problems....prinzmetal angina. No artificial sweeteners either. Boy do I miss diet caffinated soda.

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                                                                                                                      mcel215 Jul 28, 2012 03:04 AM

                                                                                                                      Hi Suzi,

                                                                                                                      In March I was diagnosed with Tachy Brady syndrome. I had given up soda over a year ago, without missing it much. But, it took a week for my headache to go away from eliminating my ONE cup of coffee a day. I'm doing decaf now, as the docs suggested.
                                                                                                                      There are some good decaf's out there now, so no complaints. :)


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                                                                                                                        suzigirl Jul 30, 2012 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                        Caffine is an evil monkey to get off your back...

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                                                                                                                        PHREDDY Jul 28, 2012 06:08 AM

                                                                                                                        SG...I too had the same problem, and gave up caffine about 7 or 8 years ago.....since then, I kind of lost my taste for coffee...if I have it (decaf) in the morning or not i just don't miss it.

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                                                                                                                        ashleynicole Jul 28, 2012 05:39 AM

                                                                                                                        Chai lattes are definitely amazing, it's such a shame you can't have them any longer, unless you get decaf!

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                                                                                                                          mcel215 Jul 28, 2012 06:48 PM

                                                                                                                          Thank you ashley, but I give up most things for high fat anyway, but do treat myself once in awhile.

                                                                                                                          If I find a good Chai latte that is decaf, I'll definately treat myself. :)


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                                                                                                                      gator28 Jul 26, 2012 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                      Fried chicken, absolutely. I love it. A close second would be a big bowl of ice cream every night before bed.

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                                                                                                                        Rick Jul 26, 2012 03:30 PM

                                                                                                                        If i had to pick one thing, I'd have a real hard time choosing between potato chips or ice cream.

                                                                                                                        For a meal I'd have to pick an Indian buffet, I just love an Indian buffet!

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                                                                                                                          zzDan Jul 27, 2012 02:32 AM

                                                                                                                          I'm voting Indian buffet too but it has to have a lamb dish and shrimp dish on it in addition to tandoori chicken. Plus a tomato rich salad I can put that white yogurt sauce on

                                                                                                                        2. PHREDDY Jul 26, 2012 02:19 PM

                                                                                                                          Pasta with any sauce you can imagine....cream bases, meat, processed meat. Then move on to prime rib, porterhouse, filet mignon, roasted pork sammies.

                                                                                                                          Pork ribs, pork skin and pork fat. Desert..... Lock me in a good bakery and let me out in the morning.

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                                                                                                                            Jpan99 Jul 26, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                                                                            I'm coming with, to the bakery, with a gallon of milk!

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                                                                                                                              PHREDDY Jul 26, 2012 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                              Make mine chocolate milk! And please wipe that whipped cream off your chin!

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                                                                                                                                happybaker Jul 26, 2012 08:54 PM

                                                                                                                                I'll bring the black coffee, for later!

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                                                                                                                                  PHREDDY Jul 27, 2012 04:58 AM

                                                                                                                                  I would start in the refrigerated case and eat enough to make room so that I could lay in there horizontially and eat eclairs, chocolate cake with fudge frosting, and then all of the customers could see me!

                                                                                                                          2. jmcarthur8 Jul 25, 2012 02:13 PM

                                                                                                                            Homemade traditional macaroni and cheese with a side of cheese.

                                                                                                                            Cheesecake for dessert with a side of homemade strawberry jam.

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                                                                                                                              LovesPickles Jul 25, 2012 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                              in-season corn-on-the-cob with lots of butter and salt

                                                                                                                              good ice cream-like Jeni's

                                                                                                                              homemade summer fruit pies with perfect pastry

                                                                                                                              deep dish pizza

                                                                                                                              bacon cheeseburgers

                                                                                                                              Haystack Onion Rings (a dish at Six Penn Kitchen in Pittsburgh)-it is literally a giant pile of very thinly sliced and perfectly fried onions. As much as I love regular onion rings these are so much better/crispier, and they come with house-made ketchup that is delicious.

                                                                                                                              1. Tripeler Jul 24, 2012 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                Pork rinds, specifically the Mexican variety with a layer of fat still attached.
                                                                                                                                A very superb snack for really bitter IPA.

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                                                                                                                                  Veggo Jul 24, 2012 08:29 PM

                                                                                                                                  chicharrones grueso. works.

                                                                                                                                2. John E. Jul 24, 2012 07:54 PM

                                                                                                                                  I'll chime in and agree with a few others and say potatoes, French fries first and then potato chips. Another category would be bread, including fried doughnuts such as glazed, chocolate covered, and glazed apple fritters. I'm currently on a low-carb diet so the thought of these foods is almost torture.

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                                                                                                                                    mcf Jul 25, 2012 06:11 AM

                                                                                                                                    The cravings go away if you stick with it long term. Mine did and even the two things I miss most haven't been cravings or anything like torture for years now, just fond memories.

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                                                                                                                                      princeofpork3 Jul 25, 2012 07:19 AM

                                                                                                                                      Interesting how many folks talk about low carb eating habits. WOnder of this is purely for weight control or other reasons.

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                                                                                                                                        mcf Jul 25, 2012 07:51 AM

                                                                                                                                        For health. I was very thin when I began controlling my diabetes, lipids and improving my overall health with low carb. I don't need any meds and have reversed a lot of health damage and risks. And feel better, without hunger.

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                                                                                                                                          princeofpork3 Jul 25, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                          Thats great news. I didnt realize carbs had such an impact on Diabetes. Thoughts it was more sugar based but as I am writing this I realize carbs are transformed to sugar if not burned.

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                                                                                                                                            John E. Jul 25, 2012 11:02 AM

                                                                                                                                            My recent low-carb adventure is both because my weight is affecting my health. I'm a large man anyway, but when the bp and blood sugar both are a little high, the carbs are the first things to go in order to get things under control. My problem is that weight loss comes relatively easy for me, it's the maintaining the weight loss that is more difficult. The last time I dropped a substantial amount of weight all I did was to eliminate most carbs and snacking and the pounds just melted away. Let's hope I can do it again.

                                                                                                                                            I'm considering marketing a weight-loss pill. It would be made of inert material and it would be taken 8 times per day on an empty stomach.

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                                                                                                                                              mcf Jul 25, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                                                                                                              The key is to find your critical carb level where you can eat some, but in amounts and types that don't trigger cravings that derail you. Which is why I don't eat pizza crust or bagels.

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                                                                                                                                              mcf Jul 25, 2012 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                                              All carbs convert to sugar... not just unburnt carbs, which are converted to triglycerides for storage as fat, with excess not converted floating around doing damage to every cell.

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                                                                                                                                      Querencia Jul 24, 2012 04:58 PM

                                                                                                                                      An entire box of See's chocolates.

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                                                                                                                                          mrbigshotno.1 Jul 26, 2012 08:14 PM

                                                                                                                                          And ice cold whole milk to wash them down!

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                                                                                                                                          sedimental Jul 24, 2012 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                                          Wow...would you share them? But I only like the harder ones. I was the kid that always in trouble for poking the bottoms of the chocolates to see which ones were caramel :)

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                                                                                                                                            khh1138 Sep 15, 2012 09:34 AM

                                                                                                                                            Good one!! We always got one box at Christmas when I was a kid (and that was a huge indulgence - money was tight) and I will always think these are the most lovely chocolates in the world. There may be "finer" chocolates out there, but none that make me happier.

                                                                                                                                          2. mcf Jul 24, 2012 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                                            I've been eating extremely low carb for over a decade, and while I don't miss them in my daily life, I always say that if I find out I'm terminal, I'm going to eat a hot, fresh slice of NY pizza followed by an everything bagel with butter and cream cheese.

                                                                                                                                            But not until. Those are the only two things I ever miss at all; it's been years.

                                                                                                                                            I have never eaten a Big Mac, even when I made them at McDs in college. Nor any of their hamburgers.

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                                                                                                                                              princeofpork3 Jul 25, 2012 05:39 AM

                                                                                                                                              Have that slice of Pizza. Its so worth it.

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                                                                                                                                                mcf Jul 25, 2012 06:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                Not worth it, healthwise. Diabetic, staying in normal numbers this way.

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                                                                                                                                                  PHREDDY Jul 26, 2012 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                  A bite or just a taste...I manage that once and a while

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                                                                                                                                                    mcf Jul 26, 2012 04:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                    I have one bite about once a year if it's around. Or eat the toppings off. But until I find out I have something terminal, that's it.

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                                                                                                                                                      PHREDDY Jul 26, 2012 05:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Remember this is fantasy board...so it is nice to dream!

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                                                                                                                                                        mcf Jul 26, 2012 06:48 PM


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                                                                                                                                                    Kalivs Mar 13, 2013 01:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I understand completely. Sometimes, I wish my H1AC would take a hike for a couple of days. But, stable blood sugars make such a difference in the long run.

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                                                                                                                                                      mcf Mar 15, 2013 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                      ALL the difference. Stable and low normal for me. No meds, I don't have cravings or feel deprived ever, but I do remember how much I enjoyed pizza...

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                                                                                                                                                  biondanonima Jul 25, 2012 12:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                  I've been low carb for over a decade as well, although since I am not diabetic I don't have to be nearly as strict about it as mcf. However, even though I do sometimes indulge in carbs, I do so knowing that they are in NO WAY good for me - and if I could magically make certain foods healthful (or at least health-neutral), carbs would be it. And pizza and bagels are right up there on my list!

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                                                                                                                                                    mcf Jul 25, 2012 01:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                    I didn't know I was diabetic when I began low carbing, until I got a glucose meter and checked at one and two hours after meals... hence my dropping starches and sugars almost entirely. When I cheat, I make it worthwhile, brief and not a day long thing. I got so many health improvements, some literally overnight, that I've never been tempted to go back to the things that really bring on symptoms, like wheat, white potatoes, rice. Especially pizza and bagels. For decades, I'd wondered why I always got kind of sleepy/groggy after pizza and bagels... Very rarely, I'll buy an everything bagel, slice off the side with all the good stuff, scoop out all the doughy part, fill it with veggie cream cheese, capers and pile on smoked salmon, but it's been so long I can't recall the last time, because it always gives me a post meal reading I hate to see. Even that way. :-(

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                                                                                                                                                      dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 03:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                      I'm very interested in your post since I've just been diagnosed. I can't see myself giving up carbs completely though. I have been trying to keep the potion of carb very tiny when I can't resist and cut out the things I never much cared for anyway, like rice and pasta. Much more expensive to eat this way and I still have to make carbs for the hubby.

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                                                                                                                                                        mcf Sep 13, 2012 04:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I haven't given up carbs, I'm just eating the ones that are good for me, and don't raise my glucose. Email me to discuss further, mods don't like medical discussion on the food boards. Hubby will be better off eating your way, in the long run. Mine is, and he has no health issues. Just low carbs for the preventive benefits and weight maintenance with no middle age gut.

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                                                                                                                                                  AngelaID Jul 24, 2012 04:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                  How did I ever make it to 50 without ever tasting a Big Mac? I used to love their fries. Not the same anymore. Mine would be hard salami, copious amounts of cheeses and warm french bread with real butter!

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                                                                                                                                                    suzigirl Jul 24, 2012 03:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Oh boy, where to start.....
                                                                                                                                                    Nowadays, I want chicken wings super hot,Thai spicy green curry, tex-mex chili. Anything hot....got a bad tummy
                                                                                                                                                    Lobster,crab of any kind drown in gobs of butter.
                                                                                                                                                    Fried clam strips, pickles, green tomatoes,okra, tater skins,
                                                                                                                                                    Prime rib w/ horseradish cream and loaded baker and creamed spinach
                                                                                                                                                    Chimis, flautas, nachos etc
                                                                                                                                                    Pork brains in eggs
                                                                                                                                                    Summer sausage,salumes,cured meats, even spam
                                                                                                                                                    Corned beef
                                                                                                                                                    I could go on and on.

                                                                                                                                                    Oh yes, vodka beer and bubbly

                                                                                                                                                    1. Veggo Jul 24, 2012 11:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Bloomin onions

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                                                                                                                                                        scubadoo97 Jul 27, 2012 07:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                        The last one I had at the state fair swore me off them for good. It's been a long time

                                                                                                                                                        Just made spare ribs on the smoker. Id eat them more often if they were like health food

                                                                                                                                                      2. mariacarmen Jul 24, 2012 11:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                        thin, salty, crispy french fries sprinkled with fried herbs, aioli and champagne

                                                                                                                                                        but, of course, potatoes of any kind, fixed in any way.

                                                                                                                                                        any and all cheeses

                                                                                                                                                        eggs benedict

                                                                                                                                                        bacon, pork belly, pork ribs - pork anything

                                                                                                                                                        lamb anything

                                                                                                                                                        fried chicken

                                                                                                                                                        fried eggs

                                                                                                                                                        fried fish

                                                                                                                                                        pate, foie gras, liverwurst

                                                                                                                                                        rare rib eye steaks

                                                                                                                                                        bernaise, hollandaise, composed butters, aioli

                                                                                                                                                        lobster with drawn butter

                                                                                                                                                        sushi til i burst

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                                                                                                                                                          princeofpork3 Jul 24, 2012 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Why would you consider sushi not healthy? It is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

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                                                                                                                                                            mariacarmen Jul 24, 2012 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                            white rice isn't super healthy, if i'm eating nigiri (as opposed to sashimi), and i said "til I burst" - anything you eat til you burst can be unhealthy.

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                                                                                                                                                          Harters Jul 24, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                          I never deny myself food (which is why I'm fat).

                                                                                                                                                          That said, I enjoy a varied diet and wouldnt want to eat anything, however good, several times a week. It just wouldnt be as much fun.

                                                                                                                                                          I no longer drink alcohol so I guess that if it wasnt going to affect my health, I could go back to it. Any chance of cigarettes being classed as food in this new perfect world?

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                                                                                                                                                            princeofpork3 Jul 24, 2012 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Not unless you want to rename this board to Butt-Hound

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                                                                                                                                                              mariacarmen Jul 24, 2012 11:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                              even in this imperfect world, Harters, I deem smokes a food group (even if not overly indulged in.)

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                                                                                                                                                                bagelman01 Jul 24, 2012 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Not cigarettes unless they are the candy variety, BUT you can make a case for Chewing Tobacco

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                                                                                                                                                                AnneMarieDear Jul 24, 2012 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Cheeses w baguette, also butter and preserves for the bread, other cheese plate accompaniments, and I actually would like a simple green salad w/ vinaigrette because I like it with a cheese meal.

                                                                                                                                                                Dessert could be strawberry shortcake (or any good white cake) with lots of whipped cream and strawberries, also pastries. Something lemon in there, too. I just ate half of a raspberry Kringle last night. Sad, but true.

                                                                                                                                                                May I add croissant because I would love to be able to enjoy them with a free pass.

                                                                                                                                                                The main thing is cheese, butter, bread. And my beloved croissant, and desserts. Oink.

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                                                                                                                                                                  AnneMarieDear Jul 24, 2012 11:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  And charcoal grilled burgers once a week!

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                                                                                                                                                                  redfish62 Jul 24, 2012 08:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Japanese blowfish

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Crockett67 Jul 24, 2012 07:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Fries, nachos, spaghetti, pizza, Ice cream, and cheese burgers.

                                                                                                                                                                    Apparently I would regress into a 5 year-old.

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                                                                                                                                                                      LeoLioness Jul 24, 2012 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      I would eat french fries dipped in mayonaise every single day and drink my coffee with heavy cream.

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                                                                                                                                                                        dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 02:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        I thought it was just me and the Austrians that did this! Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone.

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                                                                                                                                                                          khh1138 Sep 15, 2012 09:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Ah, I'm one-quarter Austrian. Good to know I have an excuse! I can just say I'm being true to my heritage from now on.

                                                                                                                                                                          I love this variation on the "last meal" question. For me: T bones (which I eat anyway), all kinds of potatoes (which I eat anyway), bowls full of pasta instead of little side dishes, thick smears of brie on baguettes (which I eat anyway)...
                                                                                                                                                                          I guess the truth is, I do eat all the stuff I love, just not as much as I wish I could.

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                                                                                                                                                                            happybaker Sep 15, 2012 08:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Moderation in all things is healthy, happy, smart.

                                                                                                                                                                            It's just sometimes, gosh, it feels too moderate!

                                                                                                                                                                            My fav road trip snack I developed with my aging mom just over a year ago? Triple cream brie, kept melty on the dashboard, scooped up and eaten with Trader Joe's triple ginger cookies. Awesome! I can't eat it every day but man, that time, that place - perfection.

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                                                                                                                                                                              khh1138 Sep 17, 2012 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Now that I've GOT to try. I like the way you road-trip!

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                                                                                                                                                                                happybaker Sep 23, 2012 10:03 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                I hope you do try it : )

                                                                                                                                                                                The other triple cream brie option is to have it nice and soft and serve it with fig jam. (Make your own or get it at whole foods or TJ's.) Scoop it up with water crackers and as one of my friends said 'It tastes like ice cream!"

                                                                                                                                                                      2. Jpan99 Jul 24, 2012 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Bread, all kinds. Everything made with white flour. Bread, doughnuts, croissants, sticky buns, apple fritters, bagels. Chewy, crusty bread spread with lots of butter. Love bread, love butter.

                                                                                                                                                                        Fried food. Fried potatoes, zucchini, fish, onion rings...fry it baby.

                                                                                                                                                                        Eggplant parm, fried crispy, tons of cheese, ooey gooey cheese. Paired with a green salad with a citrus dressing and, um, Italian bread with lots of butter!

                                                                                                                                                                        Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Chocolate chip cookies. Pie, all kinds. Homemade of course. Candy, lots of candy.

                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, and bread.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Njchicaa Jul 24, 2012 05:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Mozzarella sticks. Can't go wrong with deep-fried cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                                            princeofpork3 Jul 24, 2012 06:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            I love how the ratio of savory to sweet is like 5:1

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                                                                                                                                                                              EWSflash Jul 27, 2012 05:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Same here- that's my kind of ratio.

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                                                                                                                                                                                littlemissmuffin Sep 17, 2012 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                Not me - when I read the topic, I instantly thought sugar. I would eat nothing but key lime pie and peanut butter brownies!

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                                                                                                                                                                                  mcf Sep 17, 2012 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  I'd follow your tastebuds anywhere. As long as the pie is tart and the brownies are dark chocolate. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                          2. BabsW Jul 24, 2012 04:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            Any carb ever created. :D

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                                                                                                                                                                              newfie29 Jul 24, 2012 04:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Cheese fondue - any and all kinds, with amazing crusty bread for dipping (hard pretzels will do the trick in a pinch) and copious amounts of cabernet with which to wash it down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                lilmomma Jul 30, 2012 12:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Thats for me too! Love my carbs and all fried foods!

                                                                                                                                                                              2. mcel215 Jul 24, 2012 02:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Fried foods, especially fried haddock with french fries.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Lasanga, tiers of melty ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, and sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                3. Pizza, haven't met one I didn't love.

                                                                                                                                                                                4. Potatoes, any kind, with lots of butter or cheese, especially potato gratin

                                                                                                                                                                                5. Tiramisu, with hazelnuts, mascarpone, coffee, brandy


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                                                                                                                                                                                  KSlink Jul 24, 2012 02:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Probably every single thing I learned how to make in pastry school...where I gained 25 lbs, BTW!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                    pinotho Jul 23, 2012 11:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    fried chicken, a breast and a wing, sometimes with cream gravy, sometimes with french fries, sometimes with french fries and dill pickles.......

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                                                                                                                                                                                      lsmutko Jul 24, 2012 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Add a thigh into the rotation, and some mashed potatoes and gravy, gravy on the fries and a side of mac-n-cheese and I'm right there.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Maybe fried pickles, too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        pinotho Jul 24, 2012 02:29 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        oh yea, great additions....how could I have overlooked fried pickles?

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                                                                                                                                                                                          lsmutko Jul 25, 2012 07:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          It's possible you considered them a vegetable and might therefore be construed as healthy.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. ipsedixit Jul 23, 2012 10:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't think I would any food (good or bad) if there were no health repercussions involved.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Part of the reason I like a Fuji apple is because of its healthful benefits (and, of course, the taste).

                                                                                                                                                                                      Part of the reason ice cream is so tempting -- and so godly good as a guilty pleasure -- is because it is sort of high in fat, calories, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The very quiddity of ice cream, besides its smooth creamy velvety texture, is the sort "forbidden fruit" element to it. Take that away, and I'm not so sure I would enjoy ice cream just as much.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        ricepad Jul 23, 2012 10:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Steamed pork fat in shrimp paste.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          happybaker Jul 23, 2012 09:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh you are asking us to dream impossible dreams!

                                                                                                                                                                                          That said, if it could only be ONE thing? I agree with Maximilien - french fries.

                                                                                                                                                                                          If I am allowed multiples? The fries in first, then pastries, then ice cream, then things on TOP of fries.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Terrie H. Jul 23, 2012 08:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Cheese, please please please....

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Boychucker Jul 23, 2012 08:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Pizza. I love every kind of pizza. Thin crust Neapolitan, Chicago deep dish, greek style, even Totino's party pizza. I wish this wasn't true, but I would eat it every day if I could.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                MonMauler Jul 24, 2012 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                The funny thing about this response is that I too love pizza and could eat it every day. The only real difference between us is that I almost do eat pizza every day. The past week is generally representative of most weeks for me, and I've eaten pizza on five of the last seven days. Of course, most days I only indulge in a single, usually just cheese, slice so there really isn't any deleterious effect on my health. I've actually been doing this for years while maintaining my weight, physique and overall health, all of which are significantly better than average for my age and height according to my doctor and those crazy charts - bmi, muscle mass, % body fat and other metrics I don't truly understand or pay much heed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                I think I could easily indulge in pizza every day without measurable negative physical effects. The only real reason I dont is for the sake of variety. Since pizza is high on my list of favorite foods, I find this query difficult to answer. I guess I get my fill of pizza, beer, whiskey and wine, so they probably wouldn't be an appropriate answer to this question.

                                                                                                                                                                                                I guess I would eat more sandwiches and fried foods if I thought I could do so while maintaining my weight and physique, but even with these I indulge a few times a week and feel I generally get enough of such foodstuffs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boychucker Jul 26, 2012 09:28 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  You are lucky. I wish I was so lucky.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    woelkaru Jul 29, 2012 03:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Do you work around pizza? I worked at a pizza place, and basically did the same thing every day...fun for awhile, but I had to bring fruit or else...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  chefathome Jul 23, 2012 06:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bacon. Crackling.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  All the gluten I want. I have celiac and really miss it - especially chewy ciabatta bread, cinnamon buns, dougnuts, Beef Wellington...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Main Line Tracey Jul 23, 2012 05:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bacon, camembert, bread, chocolate croissants, gosh there are so many things!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. maabso Jul 23, 2012 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nutella, croissants, ramen noodles, lobster with butter and a chocolate milk shake... ideally all in one sitting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. aching Jul 23, 2012 05:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Basically every potato product ever invented - French fries, potato chips, potato skins, hash browns, tater tots, mashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin - you get the idea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          aching Jul 23, 2012 05:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, and if I can have them with some kind of dairy - butter, cream, cheese, sour cream, aioli, ranch dressing, etc. - so much the better.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            mariacarmen Jul 24, 2012 10:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ooh, when this mythical time finally arrives, i'm coming over to your place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            and i'll add booze. bubbly, wine, cocktails, you name it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              hyacinthgirl Jul 24, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              me three! Potato ORGY!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                dianne0712 Sep 13, 2012 02:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                plus 1!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  happybaker Sep 15, 2012 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plus 1 as well!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And I'll bring wine or champagne. Potatoes and wine - extra fine!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    aching Sep 17, 2012 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sounds like we need to plan a potato party, ASAP.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                tcamp Jul 24, 2012 06:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'd like to get in on this too. Lobster/butter and cold white wine are a close second, however.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mariacarmen Jul 24, 2012 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yep, first course, second course, far as i'm concerned....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                sedimental Jul 23, 2012 08:13 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Me too. Every bastardized potato concoction invented. I would also add onion rings, jalapeno poppers, nacho's and basically ANY "bar food" ever invented.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aching Jul 24, 2012 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nachos are bad for you?!? What?!?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fldhkybnva Mar 15, 2013 11:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes! Count me in, potato in any form!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. tim irvine Jul 23, 2012 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I would have a nice healthy rotation of cheeseburgers, chicken fried steak, barbecue, lasagna, beef stroganoff, chili dogs, eclairs, fried eggs and sausage, coconut cream pie, and every form of potato, with occasional bowl of steel cut oats for palate relief, all washed down with bourbon or martinis and followed with coffee. That's pretty much my plan. Thanks so much for letting me know I will suffer no ill effects.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    princeofpork3 Jul 24, 2012 06:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When I started this thread I didnt even think of booze. I would drink bourbon like water. Once the kids went to bed of course.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hyde Jul 29, 2012 03:50 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Green Jul 25, 2012 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tim has the right idea -- I also would choose steel-cut oats for the palate relief, but would substitute goulash for the stroganoff, bacon for the sausage, vary the desserts and skip the booze. Otherwise, that's about perfect. However, if I could only select one thing, it might have to be Eggs Benedict. But wait, there's the cheese......

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Mutch2Do Jul 23, 2012 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Slabs of prime rib, lobster / butter, red wine....lots and lots of it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PHREDDY Jul 24, 2012 04:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        +1.....and throw in some creamed spinach and a Porterhouse or two...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          boyzoma Jul 24, 2012 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ++1 But I'd have to have pasta too. Any kind of pasta.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EWSflash Jul 27, 2012 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mutch2do,phreddy, and boyzoma, is there room for me at your table?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              boyzoma Sep 12, 2012 01:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There's always room for more. Come on over :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maximilien Jul 23, 2012 12:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        French fries.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          zzDan Jul 24, 2012 03:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Expertly done with minimum grease, New England style fried scallops and fried whole belly clams with a tartar sauce that is 80% pickles, 20% mayonnaise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          High quality French fries. Hot, crisp and slightly brown. Along with a grass-fed green chili cheese burger. Along with a lamb burger. Along with Schweppes ginger ale to which I can add vodka as I please. Cucumber or lettuce salad on the side with lots of the best ripe tomatoes. With bacon bits and a malt vinegar dressing. I just might eat the salad first to make sure this is a healthy meal.

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