What dishes/foods can you eat on a weekly basis, if not daily basis ?
- Vietnamese pho
- Chickpea dal
- Palak paneer
- Chinese boiled dumplings
- Taiwanese beef noodles
- Fried chicken
- Cabbage rolls
- Chicken mole
- Chicken pot pie
- Singaporean chicken rice/Hainan chicken rice
- BBQ brisket
I have more, but the list would be too long. If/when I win the lottery, I'd hire a home chef to make these on a daily rotation :-)
What's yours ?
What I can (and do) eat (almost) every day:
Fruits: usually berry smoothies or pomegranates
Nuts: walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds
Vegetables: lettuce, peas, green beans, mushrooms or carrots
Meat: schnitzel (chicken breast) or whole fish (usually bass)
Pasta: usually penne all'arrabbiata
Bread: ciabbata, pugliese, focaccia, baguette, NYC style bagels or pita
Spices: cumin, paprika, cayenne, cinammon, turmeric
Extras: onions, garlic, ginger (I start out most dishes with these three), garbanzo beans, rice
Drinks: coffee with almond milk, water, green tea and wine
Greek omelette with feta and tomatoes
Russian sweet and sour cabbage soup
Roasted chicken with roasted rosemary potatoes
Fried egg sandwich with Frank's Red Hot
Clementines/tangelos (pretty much daily from Nov-Feb)
Caldo verde/other kale and sausage dishes
I think I'll keep better track next year, to see which dishes I end up eating every week.
Eggs I do eat every day, usually scrambled.
Chicken or turkey, NOT breast
Fish and other sea critters
Pork shoulder butt
Fried potatoes, cottage, French or hash brown
Cabbage in any form
Pasta in any form
Anything that comes with whipped cream on it …
Braised greens, any kind
I'd also add pho and all sorts of offal, except that being subject to gout means I can have that sort of stuff maybe once a month or so, and in moderation. Damn.
My fantasy includes:
-My mom's german chocolate cake
- roasted wild mushrooms and a chunk of fresh bread to soak up their juices
- greek yogurt from the middle eastern market with berries
- hazelnut gelato
- garlic knots with marinara to dip in
- sweet potato gnocchi with sage brown butter
-inniskillin ice wine
-my grandmother's pecan pie
My 'can' list is this:
Grilled marinated leg of lamb
spanikopita (really, most any Middle Eastern/Greek foods)
dungeness crab (hot, cold, with a dipping sauce; stir fried)
french onion soup
big salads I didn't have to make
awesome sandwiched someone else made for me.
my 'do' list
pizza (nearly weekly, even if just a slice)
tuna salad, cold sandwich or hot tuna melt
gallons of iced tea
Sichuan food. I do just that once a week at a chile head jour fixe in town, alternating between 2 very good Sichuan restaurants.
Cantonese roast duck.
Salads of any kind.
Pasta -- sadly only theoretically.
Good Greek/Turkish/Middle Eastern food.
Fresh buffalo mozzarella.
My man's lamb shish kebab, pizza or yuvetsi.
*Real* Wiener Schnitzel.
Beef noodle soup.
I could go on for a while but I'll stop here.
Pasta with some kind of tomato-based sauce. Recent favorite includes diced and browned proscuitto; chopped oil-cured black olives, fresh parsley and garlic; lots of pepper. Add tomato sauce made from canned tomatoes that have been cooked with good olive and garlic and then put through a food mill. Toss with spaghetti and serve with romano and pamigiano to be grated at the table.
Can or do?
I *can* eat lots of things on a daily, weekly or regular bases.
I likewise also *do* eat lots of things on a semi-daily, or regular, basis (assuming I'm not traveling).
The most immediate things that come to mind that I *do* eat on a (semi) daily basis is broccoli with mustard, cereal and diet coke, sea bass, Werther's hard candies, and eggs.
Most foods in this category, I consider not healthy to eat much....but if health was not an issue:
Crusty french bread with copious amounts of grassy french butter and maldon salt.....maybe Brie wedges....until the loaf is gone.
Hot dogs with ketchup, mustard, mayo, and raw onions
Potato salad (good potato salad)
Mac and cheese
It appears I deprive myself of many (rather trashy foods). I think that is why I believe I wouldn't tire of them. In reality, the novelty would wear off and I would probably get sick of them.
Potstickers from the Rice Box
Al pastor tacos from Tacos El Tio
Green curry from Bangkok
Chicken salad from Lockwood Diner
Ham salad from Publix
Chicken Ala king
My best friends black beans Puerto Rican style.
Chicago hard rolls and salted butter(even better if i had this dipped in the beans)
Popeye's red beans and rice and a biscuit
Old El Paso style tacos
Hot and sour soup and orange beef from Shanghai
Okay, looking at this I feel like a glutton. I'm not, I just wish i could have these on my regular hit parade.
Eggs - any which way - frittata, omelet, fried, scrambled, boiled
Chicken or turkey breast - I actually really enjoy both and eat them every day often by choice
Also here's a thread from the spring on a similar/the same topic http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903376