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peanut329 Sep 5, 2012 08:06 PM

I tend to make a habit out of discovering some food, drink or combo I love, then eating it day after day until I get sick of it or move on to my latest and greatest "food kick."

So, with that said. Lately, I can't seem to get enough:

1) Smashed avocado on toasted english muffins, with a sprinkle of sea salt.

2) Biscoff spread. Great as a blob on top of greek yogurt. Throw in some quaker oatmeal squares and you're in gooey-cinnamon-cookie-heaven.

3) Dark chocolate almond milk. Amazing stirred into toasted coconut coffee. Usually I like cream in my AM coffee, but I literally have been jumping out of bed in the morning to make this. Can't complain about that.

What are 3 foods, drinks, or combinations you can't get enough of lately?

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  1. EWSflash RE: peanut329 Sep 5, 2012 08:41 PM

    A big bowl of fat fresh dark cherries, but sadly that season has drawn to a close.
    Really good avocados, this was a good year, to me. I finally started doing what DH does, cut one in half, crosshatch the insides with a dul knife, squeeze lime juice on, squish back and forth to coat, add salt, and enjoy the divine avocado with a spoon. And then plant the pits. It's the law. :)
    This is the real guilty pleasure- Kraft mac & cheese, the original in the blue box. I must think I can't get enough of it because I only let myself eat it once or so a year. Maybe have it three times a week for a month and see if I don't get sick of it. I hope.
    Really good okra in the summer- I'll eat it raw, it's so good.

    1. EWSflash RE: peanut329 Sep 5, 2012 09:19 PM

      Iced matcha green tea, too.

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        cresyd RE: peanut329 Sep 6, 2012 06:24 AM

        I am with you on the Biscoff spread/Speculoos obsession. But I feel like I'm more trying to kick my habit.

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          Jpan99 RE: cresyd Sep 9, 2012 11:38 AM

          What do you do with Biscoff spread? I bought a jar and after tasting it, it's still sitting in the cabinet. I thought I would love it but I don't. I thought I would use it like peanut butter or Nutella, but I don't. It's pretty much liquid cookie. While I love cookies, I wouldn't spread one on a slice of bread.

          I don't hate it but I can't figure out a place for it to make sense for me.

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            iluvcookies RE: Jpan99 Sep 9, 2012 06:59 PM

            Biscoff spread is delicious with chocolate or with marshmallows.

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          cgarner RE: peanut329 Sep 6, 2012 07:21 AM

          it's the end of summer and I always get into this mode

          tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of sea salt, topped with basil
          peaches, washed and eaten out of hand
          fresh soft shell crabs, lightly dusted w/ flour, pan seared and served with a corn and black bean medley (like my fave restaurant does)

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            Baskerville RE: peanut329 Sep 6, 2012 08:59 AM

            1. Guacamole. I eat it by itself, dip pork rinds into it, mix it with whatever protein I'm eating, mix it up in my salad, dip veggies into it...can't get enough!

            2. Roasted/BBQed pork. Boston Butts, spare ribs...mmm. Salty, smoky, fatty, and delicious.

            3. Skin-on, bone-in roasted whole chickens. Spatchcock method, please! I love picking meat off of the bones.

            1. pinehurst RE: peanut329 Sep 6, 2012 09:23 AM

              Oh, heavens...

              1)I'm with the avocado gang. L.O.V.E. them.
              2) Shrimp, just boiled, peeled and deveined.
              3) Coffee

              1. RealMenJulienne RE: peanut329 Sep 7, 2012 03:24 PM

                Since recently moving back to Chicago, my consumption of red meat, pickled vegetables, natural casings, and synthetic nitrates has risen to irresponsible and possibly illegal levels. If I totally disregarded long-term health and short-term gastrointestinal function I could eat all-beef hot dogs, gyros and Italian beef sandwiches five meals a day.

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                  cgarner RE: RealMenJulienne Sep 8, 2012 08:54 AM

                  I don't see a problem with this as you are getting all of your food groups in with just a gyro alone!
                  :-)

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                    jmcarthur8 RE: cgarner Sep 9, 2012 06:51 AM

                    Not to mention the salad on the Chicago dog!

                    Now, there's two things I can't get enough of, simply because I live in Georgia ..Italian beef and Chicago dogs. It's a 50 mile drive to the closest Vienna Meats dive.

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                      RealMenJulienne RE: jmcarthur8 Sep 9, 2012 10:35 AM

                      Ugh, I totally understand. Until recently I was about 3000 miles away from the closest red-and-yellow-striped Vienna Beef awning. Now I'm making up for lost time.

                2. al b. darned RE: peanut329 Sep 7, 2012 04:04 PM

                  I had never heard of Biscoff spread, so I had to Google it.. It sounds so good I just had to go to Amazon and order some. OK 8 bucks per jar is a bit steep, but I don't intend to make a habit of it, unless, of course peanut329 is right.

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                    Wahooty RE: al b. darned Sep 8, 2012 05:54 PM

                    If you have a Trader Joe's within reach, their version is under 4 bucks. AND EVIL.

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                      pine time RE: Wahooty Sep 9, 2012 06:43 AM

                      Some WalMarts also have it, just under $4.

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                        al b. darned RE: pine time Sep 11, 2012 07:00 PM

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                        Some WalMarts also have it, just under $4.
                        <<<

                        Thanks. Something to check on the next WallyWorld run.

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                        al b. darned RE: Wahooty Sep 11, 2012 07:00 PM

                        Go ahead. Rub it in. One more thing I can't get because TJ won't come to our area.

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                          Wahooty RE: al b. darned Sep 11, 2012 07:22 PM

                          Hey, my nearest one is 3 hours away. Which is probably good, because otherwise I would most likely subsist on a largely cookie butter-based diet. I'm a little afraid to see if my Wal-Mart has the one pine mentioned...

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                        BuildingMyBento RE: al b. darned Sep 9, 2012 06:31 PM

                        For next time, if you're near a Wegman's or Food Emporium, they sell it too. Also titled speculoos.

                      4. Mutch2Do RE: peanut329 Sep 7, 2012 11:33 PM

                        1) Fresh ramen noodles....with all the toppings and more.....

                        2) Grilled cheese sandwiches....thick slices of French bread and at least 3 representations of cheese with a few perks....thinly sliced ham...avocado....sun dried tomatoes.....carmelized onions....bacon....anchovies....fried green tomatoes.....fried chicken livers....

                        3) Did I mention fresh ramen noodles with all the toppings yet?

                        1. Jpan99 RE: peanut329 Sep 9, 2012 11:32 AM

                          Chocolate
                          Chocolate
                          Chocolate

                          1. Rilke RE: peanut329 Sep 9, 2012 04:39 PM

                            1. Dried Turkish apricots

                            2. Brussels sprouts, roasted and salted a la Ina Garten

                            3. Fresh raspberries . . . usually on their own, sometimes mixed into full fat vanilla ice cream, so the ice cream gets streaked with raspberry and the berries freeze a little . . . yummmm

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                              Tripeler RE: Rilke Sep 9, 2012 05:41 PM

                              If I have any fresh raspberries I like to fill a pastry tube with coarsely ground good chocolate, then pipe it into the cavity of the berry. Seems like milk chocolate tastes better than dark with raspberry, and melts a lot easier into the desired paste.

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                                Rilke RE: Tripeler Sep 9, 2012 05:51 PM

                                Maybe I should invest in a pastry tube. . . .

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                                  Tripeler RE: Rilke Sep 9, 2012 07:05 PM

                                  You can use a plastic bag, and take a tiny snip off the corner with scissors.

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                              BuildingMyBento RE: peanut329 Sep 9, 2012 06:39 PM

                              Something Manadonese, probably with rica-rica (I can't remember the other sambal name, but this one's good too).
                              Bread with extra virgin olive oil, and ful.
                              Nigiri sushi, moriawase.

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