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

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

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

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        1. re: ahuva

          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.

        2. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: calmossimo

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

            2. 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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              1. re: ipsedixit

                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.

              2. 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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                1. re: GraceW

                  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. 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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                  1. re: alliegator

                    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. 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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                    1. re: KayceeK

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

                    2. 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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                      1. re: pdxgastro

                        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.

                        1. re: KayceeK

                          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?

                          1. re: pdxgastro

                            Nope, raw (no liquid).

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

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                        1. re: alliegator

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

                            1. 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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                              1. re: biondanonima

                                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.

                                1. re: biondanonima

                                  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.

                                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                                    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! :-)

                                    1. re: ItalianNana

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