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Sudden food obsessions?

fldhkybnva Feb 21, 2013 07:58 PM

I've never hated fruit and ate mostly strawberries and apples and grapefruit but recently I have become fruit obsessed with fruit - today's tally so far is 2 granny smith apples, 1 peach, 1 pear, 2 blood oranges. I'm glad at least it's not french fries, so I'll goo with it. Perhaps it's the season of fruit with all of the refreshing citrus, but it just hit me and now I can't stop. Anyone ever have random and sudden food obsessions?

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    prolix Mar 1, 2013 08:37 AM

    I'm having a moment with chicken livers. And parsley as a salad green.

    1. biondanonima Feb 28, 2013 07:21 PM

      Right now I'm obsessed with ginger. I rarely drink soda, but lately I've been having ginger ale every night, with extra fresh ginger grated into it. Ginger beer (Crabbies). Thai food with shitloads of fresh ginger. Straight up raw ginger. Pickled ginger with sushi. I don't know what has gotten into me but I've been like this for a week now!

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        hannaone Feb 28, 2013 07:28 PM

        Try slicing it then boil in a pot of water with sliced lemon (about 3 oz ginger and 2 lemons to 1 quart water) until the water is reduced by half. Pour some into a cup with some honey and enjoy.

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          fldhkybnva Feb 28, 2013 07:29 PM

          Same here, well it's been a sudden onset obsession for a year or so. I'm not sure how many nights a week I insist on an Asian marinated something or other for the sole purpose of adding a few inches of fresh grated ginger.

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            ItalianNana Feb 28, 2013 07:46 PM

            What a happy obsession. Isn't ginger full of wonderful health benefits?

            For 2 weeks now...bite of dark chocolate, a few grains of gray salt...chocolate, salt, repeat. Chocolate must be frozen! :-)

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              fldhkybnva Feb 28, 2013 08:01 PM

              Yup, that's what I tell myself it also makes me feel better about the fact that I must reek with my obsession with garlic.

        2. eLizard Feb 28, 2013 01:10 PM

          peaches. i've eaten close to 8 lbs since sunday. which is when we bought 8 lbs of peaches. i have 2 peaches left.

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            BuildingMyBento Feb 28, 2013 01:05 PM

            Almond florentines from Japanese convenience stores. They remind me of Rainforest Crunch bars, though I'm still jonesing for an addition of brazil nuts.

            1. alliegator Feb 28, 2013 05:46 AM

              Boar's head peppered ham is another one for me. Really take ham and swiss on rye up a notch.

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                SteveRB Feb 28, 2013 09:07 AM

                Giuliano Imported Golden Peperoncinis. I got addicted about a month ago and I have to have a couple of peppers every night. Love the mouth burn.

              2. pdxgastro Feb 27, 2013 11:11 PM

                Lately it's been cauliflower. And I'm so upset with the up/down pricing. One week it's .89/lb. The next it's 1.89/lb. What's up with that? It's down again so I'm happy.

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                  KayceeK Feb 28, 2013 11:12 AM

                  Oh gosh, me too! Have you tried cauliflower pizza crust? It's not as bad as it sounds - ha ha. Rice the cauliflower and then microwave it for about 8 minutes. Add some shredded mozzarella and 1 egg, seasonings (like oregano). Spread it on a greased pan and bake for about 20 minutes. IT. IS. DELICIOUS.

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                    pdxgastro Feb 28, 2013 01:35 PM

                    Nothing using cauliflower can sound bad!

                    Recipe is intriguing. Are you sure you rice it raw and THEN cook it? Wouldn't it be easier to rice if it was cooked first?

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                      KayceeK Feb 28, 2013 03:00 PM

                      Nope, raw (no liquid).

                2. KayceeK Feb 22, 2013 08:25 AM

                  Recently it is Ranch Dressing and veggies. Weird! Or Blue Cheese Dressing - gahhh! Never before have I been a blue cheese dressing girl, but I've had an insatiable craving lately. But the veggies I'm using as vessels for the dip cancels any calories. :)

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                    Jay F Feb 22, 2013 10:59 AM

                    I was the same way with Russian Dressing a few months ago, and it's something I hadn't made in decades.

                  2. alliegator Feb 22, 2013 07:34 AM

                    Sherbert/sherbet (?) for dessert instead of ice cream. Winter is just full of heavy dishes, so the lighter sweet treat is really nice.

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                      fldhkybnva Feb 22, 2013 09:42 AM

                      Perhaps this is my trigger...the heavy dishes. I have also developed a fascination with sorbet although i thought that was related to the fruit obsession but probably both related to many bowls of chili and other heavy food.s

                    2. GraceW Feb 21, 2013 09:33 PM

                      I eat a ton of fruit, because I like sweet-things, but I don't have the time, money, or want to be consuming hoards of baked/processed junk.

                      Enjoy. And if you need to slow down, then just keep the berries in the freezer.

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                        fldhkybnva Feb 21, 2013 09:59 PM

                        The freezer idea would probably work well. I am not a big fan of cold foods so often I'll go grab an apple or a plum and have to wait a while for it to warm up which slows me down a bit.

                      2. ipsedixit Feb 21, 2013 09:17 PM

                        I think this is a tell-tale sign of some sort of vitamin and/or mineral deficiency.

                        I know whenever I get a hankering for a big juicy hamburger or steak I tell myself it's because I'm low on iron ...

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                          calmossimo Feb 21, 2013 09:29 PM

                          I've heard that too, but I don't think I've eaten any vegetables (except for potatoes in fry form) in probably two weeks now... and I have no desire to eat a salad. I'm all about the carbs these days.

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                          calmossimo Feb 21, 2013 08:45 PM

                          I wish I had an obsession with fruit! I've been drinking a lot of ginger ale lately... bad, because I don't generally drink much soda. I've also been craving lots of savory snacks... chips and crackers.

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                            fldhkybnva Feb 21, 2013 09:09 PM

                            I just noshed on apple #3. This habit is getting quite expensive but I guess I'm loading up on fiber.

                          2. goodhealthgourmet Feb 21, 2013 08:29 PM

                            Lately for me it's D'Anjou pears, I have no idea why. I've always loved both, but it's probably been years since I snacked on a plain, whole pear, and now I want one every day.

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                              ahuva Feb 21, 2013 08:18 PM

                              vidalia onions. i'll get into this roasted vidalia onion craze, and eat 'em on just about anything.

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                                Jay F Feb 21, 2013 08:28 PM

                                Yes. Lately it's yogurt, this new Greek kind. I hate the containers some of them come in, with the flippy-floppy thing with the fruit. Are you supposed to flip the container with the fruit in it onto the yogurt container?

                                The fruit sticks in some flavors (strawberry) and I end up dipping yogurt into the fruit container. I have to use a tiny espresso spoon.

                                Before yogurt, I was eating a lot of grilled cheese, and also St. Andre with good bread.

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                                burlgurl Feb 21, 2013 08:09 PM

                                Yes! Never a nut person, but obsessed with almonds lately. Sometimes cashews too..find myself visiting 24 hr convenience stores to get my fix

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                                  SAHCook Feb 21, 2013 08:06 PM

                                  Well, yes ... every time I've been pregnant, lol!

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