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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

**I miss this thread, and think we need a new one. Hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes.**

The last thread kicked off during the holiday seasons, and ended mid-February. With the weather shifting (at least here in SoCal!), do your snacking choices change with the seasons?

Dinner? Sure. But snacking? Not on my end.

While I like to eat seasonal meals, my snack cravings remain unaffected by what's at the farmer's market.

This evening, I steamed then shallow-fried a chopped white potato, sprinkled liberally with Lawry's seasoned salt and dipped in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. For whatever reason, this was the tastiest potato I've had in ages. Crispy, deep-golden edges gave way to soft tender insides.

I also baked up a batch of apple-cinnamon hand pies and old fashioned gingerbread. These are tastes of fall I've been missing, and I enjoyed nibbles of each.

What are you snacking on???

 
 
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  1. I missed this thread too...I rarely posted but miss lurking.

    I am snacking on some peppered bacon leftover from last nights bacon, egg, and croissant breakfast.

    1. Definitely miss this thread. Just had some baked sour cream and onion chips.

      1. I missed it too...very timely, bison jerky!

        1. I suddenly had a sweet tooth, unusual for me. I hope someone helps me eat these!!!

          I made some ginger molasses cookies with cinnamon icing, then more *super moist* Hana Maui Banana bread (with maraschino cherries).

          I thought it would be nice for later evening with tea....but...afternoons work too!

           
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            1. re: BuildingMyBento

              ^ LOL -- good one. i thought it was a slice of meatloaf, too. and thinking oh yeah, get some white bread and mayo and i'm ready for a sandwich. now, not so much. banana bread sandwich? ah, i can get some cream cheese and put it between the banana bread slices and then put in a grill press.

          1. So close to dinner time but just made a stop at Aldi. Snacking on Emmentaler cheese bites. So glad they brought it back since it has been gone since before Christmas.

            1. Pico de gallo and anasazi chorizo dip. Have a couple loafs of french bread rising, may do a bread with oil and herb dip for game of thrones.

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              1. re: carrytheone

                Yum, love fresh bread dipped in oil/garlic/herbs. Add some cheese on the side, and that's dinner for me.

                1. I just had a yummy slice of balogne...nice and thick from the deli counter. I may have another!

                  1. I ended up snacking until i made an early-ish dinner today.
                    A few dates with almond butter, lots of snap peas and cucumber slices with baba ganoush (which i can't spell!) and a few spoonfuls of dk chocolate coconut bliss ice cream..... I must be forgetting something...

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                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                      I found a tasty combo, dipped BBQ flavor rice cakes (Quaker Quakes, I think, bite size) into Sabra babaganoush. Talenti apple caramel gelato.

                      1. re: BeeZee

                        All of that sounds really good! I have not seen BBQ flavor rice cakes. Will look for them. And I have 4 huge eggplants that need cooking so I will make the babaganoush. Thanks for the tip!

                        1. re: BeeZee

                          Sabra uses mayonnaise in its baba ghanouj. Can't do it.

                          1. re: BuildingMyBento

                            Mayo??? Weird.
                            I always buy Fairway's- its really good and surprisingly low fat/cal. No mayo!

                          2. re: Ttrockwood

                            I just picked up a pint of almond milk ice cream, mocha with chocolate fudge and nuts. It's so good!

                            1. re: nothingswrong

                              Oh that sounds wonderful!! I've been lactose intolerant since the dark ages of non-dairy so all of these "new" non dairy ice creams make me so happy!!

                              1. re: Ttrockwood

                                It is wonderful! I've been lactose intolerant since about 15-20 years ago. It came on literally overnight and I get HORRENDOUSLY sick with real ice cream.

                                I'm so glad they make non-soy-based ice creams these days. I'm particularly fond of the rice milk-based products. My local grocery started carrying about 30 new flavors, and I'm so excited to try them all.

                                1. re: nothingswrong

                                  Sounds like an awesome goal for this summer :))

                                  When i'm being cheap i blend frozen cubes of full fat canned coconut milk with frozen mango i let thaw for 10min and another splash of coconut milk if its needed- turns super creamy like the best soft serve ever.....

                                  1. re: Ttrockwood

                                    That sounds interesting. I don't like mango (I know, I know) but do you think that would be doable with other fruits??

                                    I tried that 1-ingredient banana ice cream last year and thought it was pretty good. I like simple things like that...

                                    My favorite iced treat ever is lemon granita--just with water lemon juice, sugar. I bought a dozen lemons today and am planning on doing that or a blended slushie tomorrow.

                                    1. re: nothingswrong

                                      There are a million different ways! Use whatever fruit you like :)
                                      Also check out these posts for more ideas:
                                      http://food52.com/blog/4308-one-ingre...

                                      I didn't use the matcha powder and this one was still awesome:
                                      http://www.choosingraw.com/green-tea-...

                                      http://ohsheglows.com/2012/06/06/summ...

                          3. I have no idea what I'm eating but it is very pleasant. I can't read the writing on the package! Also some Yogi honey lavender tea and a tiny little pineapple cake that's pretty dry, but is nice with the tea.

                             
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                                1. re: MrsPatmore

                                  The thing on the left is a brown rice roll with a seaweed-flavor.

                                  1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                    Thank you, BuildingMyBento. I was hoping someone would chime in here to explain. I'm addicted to these snacks!

                                2. Blue brie on a sliced baguette with honey drizzled over it. I was drinking cucumber water( so refreshing) but I'm switching over to a chilled rosé.

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                                  1. re: itsmejessica

                                    Just added brie, baguette and cucumbers to my shopping list!

                                  2. I had some soft pears so i baked pear tart with the recipe I got from here. So good and so easy to make. Required a stick but had a whole 8 oz so instead of using the half, I baked another tart with frozen berries...came out good too. I think I must had at least a whole tart by myself today.

                                    1. Tortilla chips, cheese, veggies, hot sauce. NACHOS!!!

                                      1. Kipper snacks, boiled eggs, drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of extra bold pepper.

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                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                          I hope i never have a desk next to yours at work.... ;))!

                                          1. re: Ttrockwood

                                            Haha, good thing it was a bedtime snack :) I wouldn't torture my coworkers. I do eat sardines and eggs occasionally but go outside.

                                        2. Trader Joe's Sea Salt Pita Chips and their hummas.
                                          I cannot stop eating them once the package is opened, which is way too often.

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                                          1. re: latindancer

                                            Love those pita chips. They are super addictive. I'll eat them with anything.

                                          2. Since it appears mamachef has stopped posting here(very sad. I love her) I am glad someone revived the thread. I love this one so much.
                                            Earlier today was Popeye's single serving size of red beans and rice with ridiculous amounts of hot sauce. Yum

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                                            1. re: suzigirl

                                              I miss her posts too! I have learned so many things from her posts.

                                              Beer cheese and saltines is my bedtime snack.

                                            2. Fruit smoothie with mango, banana and pear. Splash of unsweetened almond milk. However, what I really would like right now is a bag of spicy shrimp chips!

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                                              1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                @MrsPatmore I would like the smoothie without the banana please. But even more so the spicy shrimp chips! I wonder if I can find them at the Asian store when I go next week.

                                                1. re: vttp926

                                                  oh my, yes, I'm quite sure you'll find shrimp chips! I like them all, but these are my favorites. Wasabi or hot/spicy flavor

                                                   
                                                   
                                                  1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                    I am actually not a fan of the wasabi flavor Calbee shrimp chips and sometimes the Nongshim hot/spicy ones doesn't agree with me. I wish my Asian store would carry the hot garlic Calbee shrimp chips again.

                                                    1. re: vttp926

                                                      I have not seen hot garlic flavor but now that I know, I'll be on the lookout. Sounds delicious. I've always loved shrimp chips but now that I've discovered the spicy flavors, the regular ones just don't hold the same appeal. Also I don't find the squid chips as good as the shrimp chips. Not sure why as I surely love squid!

                                                      1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                        Try cuttlefish chips. I like those better sometimes. I really miss living near an Asian grocery stores now.

                                                      2. re: vttp926

                                                        I love the hot garlic shrimp chips but i hate the smell lingering on my fingers even after 2 thorough hand wash.

                                                        1. re: Monica

                                                          Where do you buy the hot garlic shrimp chips in NYC? I only see the regular Calbee shrimp chips around here.

                                                          1. re: Monica

                                                            Hmm I can't remember if I ever had that problem.

                                                      3. re: vttp926

                                                        oh my, yes, I'm quite sure you'll find shrimp chips! I like them all, but these are my favorites.

                                                        1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                          The Asian store answered my prayers and the hot garlic shrimp chips were in stock. Grabbed me 2 bags for now since I had so many other treats to buy.

                                                          1. re: vttp926

                                                            OH YOU LUCKY DUCK!!! I have no good snacks here at the moment. I would pay a hefty premium for one of your bags of chips right about now !

                                                            1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                              Heheh. I wish I lived closer to the Asian stores so I didn't have to go so long between good snacks.

                                                      4. re: MrsPatmore

                                                        That smoothie sounds perfect for weather like this!

                                                      5. This afternoon was dry roasted edamame and the green juice i made this morning: kale, cucumber, lemon, ginger, cilantro, a few broccoli stems and a clementine. Good stuff.

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                                                        1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                          @Trockwood, I keep forgetting that I can add cucumber to a smoothie. I have 2 that need to get used today, so thanks for the reminder! Regarding the clementine, do you put the whole thing in or take off the skin? Also are you juicing w/an extraction juicer or blending with a Vitamix (or similar?)

                                                          1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                            That was through an actual juicer, so all the stems and such became the pulp.

                                                            I do love cucumber in smoothies made with a blender! My favorite combo is: one peeled cucumber, a handful of cilantro, one peeled lemon (take out the seeds!) 1/3 peeled ruby red grapefruit, and a handful of pineapple chunks with a tiny pinch of salt. I often freeze the pineapple so the smoothie is cold. Its a super refreshing combo, adjust the grapefruit and pineapple to your taste.

                                                        2. Baked a batch of these incredible butter cookies: http://dinnr.tumblr.com/post/73842646...

                                                          Snacking on those now, and am going to add in a scoop of the mocha/almond/fudge almond milk ice cream in a second. Plopped in front of the TV, waiting for the lunar eclipse.

                                                          1. I legitimately just ate some Cheetos. Someone was talking about them in another thread and it planted a seed. Haven't had them in ages. Just as deliciously gross as I remembered.

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                                                            1. re: nothingswrong

                                                              Don't knock em'. I've been known to enjoy them on occasion :)

                                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                Problem is, I want more now. The beast has been unleashed. I bought one of those packs of mini pouches for kids' lunchboxes thinking it would be good for portion control... not so much.

                                                              2. re: nothingswrong

                                                                If they aren't in the house, things can get ugly. James eats at least a half bag a weekend. I prefer the puffy ones but I make that sacrifice rather than have them go stale. I must get the mini size now.

                                                                1. re: suzigirl

                                                                  I prefer the puffy ones too. I wish they made them in the mini bags! I stopped buying puffy Cheetos years ago because I will literally eat the entire bag in a day and make myself sick. I just have zero self control with certain things...

                                                              3. I just had another pear/mango/banana smoothie because the one I had yesterday was so delicious.

                                                                1. those nut package from a vending machine..only $1 for a good size bag.

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                                                                  1. re: Monica

                                                                    Why are vending machine snacks so much more alluring than any other snack??
                                                                    $1 for a baggie of nuts sounds like a good deal at least!

                                                                  2. Really long day with almost six minutes for a so called lunch break.... Is an almond milk cafe o lait a snack?? (Thank you intern) also had: a coconut health warrior chia bar (love!!), a baggie mix of dry roasted edamame, puffins original, salted pumpkin seeds, raisins and dried strawberries, and most of the box of cherry tomatoes while making dinner.

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                                                                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                      I just spotted the chia bars at Whole Foods, now I'm tempted to try. I'm addicted to chia seeds.

                                                                      1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                        They are awesome!! Good snack size, and the coconut is the best flavor. Dunno how much they are at WF now but i order with amazon prime, think its about $1.25/bar :
                                                                        http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008MIG...

                                                                    2. I wish. I'm out of snack food.

                                                                      1. Today was almost all snacks...

                                                                        More of the cinnamon cookies I baked yesterday.

                                                                        Roasted carrot chips (my new obsession)--thin slices of carrots roasted with olive oil, a pinch of sugar, garlic powder, salt, and chipotle powder 'til caramelized. I ate several carrots' worth.

                                                                        String cheese melted in corn tortillas.

                                                                        More cookies.

                                                                        Oh, and some potato chips.

                                                                        Real healthy eating over here obvi.

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                                                                        1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                          Yummm!!! Love veggie chips of all kinds....
                                                                          And isn't it common knowledge that homemade cookies are only good for 48 hours?? ;)

                                                                          1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                            These carrot chips are incredible. They don't get totally crispy, but the chew mixed with charred crispy bits and the chipotle powder is so addictive.

                                                                            As to those cookies... Frankly, I woke up yesterday (day 3) excited to have a few more with my espresso only to find the bf had eaten the last 10 or so in the middle of the night! They were only about 1" in diameter, but come on!!!

                                                                            1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                              Guess you just need to make some more...;)

                                                                              (And hide a secret stash from the bf in the back of your pantry!)

                                                                        2. I'm the only one eating buttered matzo all day?

                                                                          1. Jordan almonds
                                                                            Feta cheese-stuffed olives
                                                                            Spicy pickled eggplants stuffed with walnuts and red pepper
                                                                            Coconut milk ice cream with crushed Samoas
                                                                            Girl scout cookies in general

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                                                                            1. re: JungMann

                                                                              Haven't had a Jordan almond in years... Used to love those as a kid!

                                                                              1. re: JungMann

                                                                                Where did you find spicy pickled eggplants at and what kind of eggplants are they? That sounds pretty delicious.

                                                                                1. re: vttp926

                                                                                  I get them from the Middle Eastern store. They're called batinjan makdous or just makdous. They're made from small baby eggplants so a couple make a good snack.

                                                                                  1. re: JungMann

                                                                                    So that means unless I can find a recipe i won't ever get to try it. I don't even think they have a Middle Eastern grocery store in Charlotte which is one closer big cities.

                                                                                    1. re: vttp926

                                                                                      I know a lot of Middle Eastern folks in the Triangle so I know there must be stores there, but it's obviously quite a drive for pickled eggplants.

                                                                                      If you have a nearby farmer's market where you can get baby eggplants midsummer, this blogger has a great play-by-play for making your own batinjan makdous. http://www.orangeblossomwater.net/ind... I'm a fan of the graffiti egggplant she uses when it comes to Middle Eastern cooking, but there are lots of small Asian eggplants that work just as well.

                                                                                      1. re: JungMann

                                                                                        I wonder how it would be taste and texture wise. We do the pickled Thai eggplants at home but I am not a fan of them due to the vinegary taste. Maybe I need to try them again one day.

                                                                              2. Another crazy day....another almond milk cafe o'lait via intern (don't worry i buy her a coffee too!)
                                                                                I didn't even get a chance to have much til late afternoon... Snacked on marinated baked tempeh cubes, sugar snap peas, and homemade "rainbow juice" (picture is of all the juice pulp!) with kale, carrots, beets, cilantro, ginger, lemon, cucumber, and half a green apple.
                                                                                Tasted like a rainbow too!

                                                                                 
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                                                                                1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                  That pulp is beautiful. Do you do anything with it?

                                                                                  1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                    I should have but there was ginger root pulp which is yucky so i tossed it. When i don't have ginger in there i'll save the pulp in the freezer for soup or my meatless burgers/balls. There are actually a ton of recipes out there for juice pulp yet i've only used it for a few...

                                                                                2. Crackling of the Day is duck.

                                                                                  1. My last TJ mini pecan pie...I wish I would have bought more of them...

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                                                                                    1. re: brilynn79

                                                                                      Have you ever made those 5 ingredient pecan pie "muffins?" They taste just like pecan pie. Best baked in a mini muffin tin. So easy a child could do them.

                                                                                      I always add a bit of vanilla and some salt, but this is the basic recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pecan-pi...

                                                                                      1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                        Those look easy enough that even I can make them. Thanks for sharing.

                                                                                        I love the little TJ pies because the crust tastes like sugar cookies...I bought 5 boxes of the pumpkin ones not paying attention thinking they were pecan, but they are not as good.

                                                                                    2. An apple, some raw cashews and a bit of Ombra cheese.

                                                                                      1. Extra thinly sliced hot house cucumber, soaked in white balsamic vinegar.

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                                                                                        1. Chia seed pudding with coconut almond milk

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                                                                                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                            I had chia pudding for breakfast! (As usual)
                                                                                            Mine was with unsweetened vanilla coconut milk, vanilla vega protein powder, then added lots of semi defrosted raspberries and some of their "juice" this morning after the pudding had set up- it turned everything bright pink! :)

                                                                                            1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                              Great idea on the berries! I often add chocolate whey powder.

                                                                                            1. I'm baking eclairs, just took them out of the oven. While they baked, I made the filling... And just proceeded to eat a little bowlful of graham crackers dolloped with it. MMMMMMMM.

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                                                                                                1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                  Oooohhh.....what do you make for filling? Coconut whipped cream?

                                                                                                  1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                    That sounds good, but no, just a more traditionally flavored vanilla one. I ate way too much of it, as per usual.

                                                                                                2. Snacks today included a few of those cocoa goji berry "energy nuggets" from the bulk bins at WF, like these:
                                                                                                  https://chunksofenergy.com/shop/cacao...
                                                                                                  Also more baked marinated tempeh, an almond milk cappucino, snap peas, and an apple. Snacks added up to lunch since this was yet another crazy day.....

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                                                                                                  1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                    Pass the baked marinated tempeh, please! :-)

                                                                                                  2. Time for some Trader Joe chili mangos. I need to go to Trader Joe soon since I getting super super low on my mango and mango gummies.

                                                                                                    1. Reester Bunnies...I just love the name.

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                                                                                                      1. re: brilynn79

                                                                                                        I do too! I always buy one of the Reese's eggs. For some reason they taste better than a plain ol' Reese's PB cup.

                                                                                                      2. A blueberry and orange muffin.

                                                                                                        1. Just had some roasted seaweed even though I shouldn't have. Would rather eat a piece of Ferrero Rocher though.

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                                                                                                          1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                            Shouldn't have? Why? It's so tasty.

                                                                                                            1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                              I love the seaweed but it always leaves a fishy aftertaste in my mouth that lingers. Beside I really need to get to Trader Joe or an Asian grocery store since the stores around me rarely have them and it cost more.

                                                                                                              1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                True they are super expensive anywhere else. It reminds of when I happen to nibble on kimchi before work and then remember it has salted shrimp. I once had to buy a toothbrush, the lingering taste was too much and didn't want to share the fish smell with others in the office.

                                                                                                            1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                              Taste like buttah. And cashews. Oh, cashews!

                                                                                                              1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                Oh no cashews! I let them back in the house but they were quickly sealed in a jar.

                                                                                                            2. Jar of crunchy almond butter. It's been that kind of day. I'll likely regret my transgression tomorrow but for now...

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                                                                                                                1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                  Well it was opened the day before and there might be a spoonful or two left. I'm not proud. I blame my deadlift workout, maybe my muscles needed it :)

                                                                                                              1. Sugar snap peas and a bit of leftover hummus from my favorite place in nyc for hummus (nish nush), greenish juice made from kale, beets, lemon, cucumber, cilantro, carrots and a lot of ginger- it had a nice gingery bite to it.
                                                                                                                The little box of raspberries will most likely not see the morning.....(splurge impulse buy)

                                                                                                                1. The bf brought home a box of Vanilla Sandwich cookies from WF. I'm not normally into prepackaged sandwich cookies, but these ones demand I eat one or two every time I walk by them in the kitchen.

                                                                                                                  1. Four slices of bacon dipped in maple syrup.

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                                                                                                                    1. Snacked my way through the farmers market, sampled several kinds of apples, some $$$ jam, and a chunk of hard pretzel that made me afraid i would break a tooth!
                                                                                                                      Had a fig bun and soy cortado from maison kayser as biking fuel mid afternoon.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                        Yummy! I'm looking forward to my weekly trip tomorrow. Not sure if all the vendors will be there, but worth a visit hopefully.

                                                                                                                        1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                          I just ended up with some salad greens and fennel, still rather sad selection since the east coast has had the neverendingwinterfromhell

                                                                                                                          1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                            The market was quite sad looking this morning. I did manage to score some nice treats - goat meat, duck eggs, but the produce was just sad. There weren't even many greens.

                                                                                                                      2. Fresh pineapple with lots of tajin sprinkled all over it.

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                                                                                                                        1. I ate a whole can of Bartons almond kisses..I don't know why these are so addictive.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                            Oooh! I've had those before and they are delicious!!

                                                                                                                          2. Quesadillas: just corn tortillas, melted cheese, some seasoning salt, and Cholula. Perfect.

                                                                                                                            1. Thinking it is time for a couple eggrolls. I would like some of the meat sticky rice but they put mung beans in them which I am not a big fan of when it comes to sticky rice.

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                                                                                                                              1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                Sign me up for eggrolls. Love them. But what is "meat sticky rice"? Sounds intriguing. Is it like joong/zongzi?

                                                                                                                                1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                  Definitely nothing like zongzi. It's a savory version of Vietnamese sticky rice. But my mom steams it with the chicken and chinese sausage. Here is a recipe that is similar but we don't have any shrimp and pork floss included in our recipe.
                                                                                                                                  http://www.theravenouscouple.com/2009...

                                                                                                                                  1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                    Wowzer@vttp926 . . . I'm jealous of your mother! LOL (my mom hated cooking and it showed) And thanks for the link to the ravenous couple site! I love their recipes and they'd sort of fallen off my radar recently. Now I have a powerful craving for Vietnamese food, though!

                                                                                                                                    1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                      I wish my mom had the patience to teach me. I can help with prep work but haven't gotten recipes just like my mom yet. I am relying on Vietnamese food bloggers to try to recreate some of these recipes. I really like The Ravenous Couple but they haven't been updating their site as much. Same goes for The Wandering Chopsticks who is another Vietnamese food blogger.

                                                                                                                              2. Cheddar, sweet gherkins and salami with whipped cream cheese.

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                    Reminds me of the relish tray at my grandma's house when I was little. A very nostalgic treat.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                      Add a slice of crusty bread, and that'd be a perfect dinner for me too.

                                                                                                                                  2. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                    What does the cream cheese go on.....? Do you dunk the pickles....?!

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                      Spread on the salami. pic downthread

                                                                                                                                  3. risotto balls (frozen, from Mocchia Urbani), with homemade ketchup

                                                                                                                                    1. Forgot the pic and it won't let me add it.

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      1. Brunch wasn't very substantial for me since as a vegetarian i end up eating the veggie sides....(aka lettuce with cucumbers and a bit of wild rice)-regardless it was a lovely gathering at my friend's- i just got a bit tipsy from the mimosas!

                                                                                                                                        Snacked on a few dried apricots with almond butter and picked up a soy cortado late afternoon.

                                                                                                                                        1. Smoked almond butter and pork rinds

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                            Holycrapwhat?!?!
                                                                                                                                            Smoked almond butter????

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                              I know! After my previous almond butter indulgence I refused to buy anymore but then I discovered the nut butter vendor at the Farmers' Market. I even got a frequent nut buyer card...dangerous! The butter is awesome!

                                                                                                                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                Damn. I was hoping that was a national treat. It sounds crazy good.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                  I should suggest it to them, it's darn good. I might try the Cajun peanut butter this week.

                                                                                                                                                2. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                  Hmm. Maybe a good thing its not available nation-wide....! I bet that would make an amazing nut buttery sauce for veggies. (Wheels churning. Nut butter. Tiny droplets of liquid smoke. Saucepan, whisk, lime juice ? , soy......)

                                                                                                                                            2. More quesadillas... Why don't people eat these every day? I forgot how awesome they are. Crispy, chewy, gooey cheese. I think this is one of the best snacks ever.

                                                                                                                                              1. An open-faced sandwich? Crostini?

                                                                                                                                                Slice of toasted homemade French bread
                                                                                                                                                +
                                                                                                                                                Roasted carrot batons (olive oil, garlic, sugar, pepper)
                                                                                                                                                +
                                                                                                                                                Mozzarella
                                                                                                                                                +
                                                                                                                                                Balsamic reduction
                                                                                                                                                +
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                                                                                                                                                  1. This afternoon i had baked tempeh "sticks" dunked in a peanut buttery soy sauce lime juice mix.

                                                                                                                                                    More sugar snap peas, this time with some za'atar and salt

                                                                                                                                                    Odds are the coconut coconut bliss won't live to see the morning.....:)

                                                                                                                                                    1. Warm naan and roasted red pepper hummus so yummy!

                                                                                                                                                      1. I missed lunch today so it's blue cheese flavor Rondele ($1.99 for 8 oz. at Grocery Outlet this weekend, woohoo!) on Ritz crackers.

                                                                                                                                                        The spread sort of reminds me of that blue cheese mixture for cream cheese that was popular to stuff into celery when I was a kid, only with a fluffier, whipped consistency. I just might even get some celery at the store tonight for old time's sake.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: RelishPDX

                                                                                                                                                          I still to this day only like celery raw when dipped in ranch dressing.

                                                                                                                                                          We had a nanny who served us celery stuffed with peanut butter and raisins every day as an after school snack for years. Ants on a log!

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                            Oh that reminds me of celery stuffed with classic onion dip - made by mixing lipton onion soup and sour cream. I just might need to make some dip, haven't had it in years.

                                                                                                                                                        2. Anchovy stuffed olives and Mary's Gone Crackers with cream cheese. Ohh god.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Since I had a super late lunch, just had a small snack of a piece of Mexican "cornbread". Well at least that is what the panaderia calls it. But to me it taste more like a piece of yellow cake.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Angie's popcorn--Caramel+ cheddar mix.. mostly all cheddar-flavored.. I wish there was more of a balance

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                Ballreich's makes a 3 mix
                                                                                                                                                                Chedder, butter and Carmel popcorn. So good, great balance of sweet and salty.
                                                                                                                                                                I used to only eat it at our neighborhood bar and thought it was the drink that made it taste so good. Just bought it recently and still good. I hate packaged popcorn, but this is really good.

                                                                                                                                                                Eta: Ballreich's is an Ohio potato chip company, I'm not sure it sells nation wide.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                  There's a garrett popcorn here with "chicago mix" that's the same thing. Actually haven't tried it myself though...

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                    Yep... I am a Chicago girl... Garrett's is my ultimate favorite thing. I mean, favorite food..

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                      Don't bring it near me. A coworker brought it in last fall and while I'm usually restrained around snacks, popcorn is my weakness and that was crack corn!

                                                                                                                                                                2. mixed olives some very sharp provolone and a glass or red

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: JTPhilly

                                                                                                                                                                    Yum!!! I love olives- and somehow they pair great with nearly any wine too

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Snacks today included a coconut health warrior chia bar, and my homemade juice from cucumber, kale, cilantro, lemon, half a red grapefruit, and a tiny pinch of salt and pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Strawberry shortcake. The local pick-your-own strawberry farm opened this week. Macerated strawberries, homemade pound cake, fresh whipped cream.

                                                                                                                                                                      We don't generally eat dessert after meals so the strawberry shortcake and various other strawberry pies/cakes/muffins, etc. will be our snacks for the next few weeks.

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Springhaze2

                                                                                                                                                                        That sounds like fun. I haven't been strawberry picking since I was a kid, but planted 6 this year in my own garden and get at least one berry a day. Not quite the same experience, but hey.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Springhaze2

                                                                                                                                                                          I'm so jealous!!! I could never go to a pick your own....(one for my mouth, one for the bucket...) i adore strawberries!

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Snacks today... Nothing redeeming. 3 types of cookies (Pocky sticks, and homemade "butterscotch pecan icebox" cookies and chocolate chip cookies), and some classic Ritz crackers with cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Extra firm crumbled tofu sprinkled with Squid brand fish sauce, cold from the fridge. Followed by a strawberry/banana smoothie and a handful of olive oil/black pepper triscuits. Good thing that I'm home alone!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Cup of cheddar, ham and bacon soup.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Just had some of the Wheat Thins sweet onion flavor. Just meh, a bit too sweet for my taste when I am looking for a more savory flavor. But not really oniony either.

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, what is going on with Wheat Thins? I used to love them but the last few boxes tasted like Capt'n Crunch cereal. Way too sweet. I believe that they've changed the recipe. What a bummer.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                    This is the first flavor that I bought in a while. Maybe I need to get some of the regular ones and see how the taste is on those.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. the snacks in the foil tubes are extremely addictive. Very light, super crunchy, and neither too sweet nor salty.

                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I was a bottomless pit today! I've been biking a lot and I think it caught up with me.....
                                                                                                                                                                                    Snacks were a primal strips vegan jerkey (thai peanut flavor- love this stuff!!), snap peas and baba ganoush, a sandwich baggies of baby carrots with spiced salt, and a cup of greek yogurt with chia seeds, raspberries and almond slices.
                                                                                                                                                                                    There's a new bag of frozen mango that will likely become late night snack when blended with a little coconut milk...

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                      I was a bottomless-snack-pit today too, but I will not post a play-by-play, since none of it was very healthy :/

                                                                                                                                                                                      You eat very well!

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. More carrot chips. I need to remember to always make 2x as many as I think I'll eat. Officially the most addictive things ever, right up there with French fries.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Pre-roasted photo. Such beauties.

                                                                                                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                        YUM!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                        At this point when i make kale chips i just make the whole bunch.....(i live alone!!) they have never lasted more than 24hrs.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                          Roasted veggies are such a delight, aren't they? I have a friend from the south who's in his mid 30s and won't eat ANY vegetables. Not even salad greens. He'll do potatoes, corn, and one slice of ripe tomato on his burger, and that's it in the produce department.

                                                                                                                                                                                          I've been adamant for years now that he just needs to try them cooked right. I'm thinking of finally having him over this summer for a veggie tasting. I think it'd be a good excuse to also invite over some people and have a little dinner party. The plan would be to roast and grill up a variety of veg, plus maybe a massaged kale salad (Caesar with lots of shaved parm seems like a good gateway kale dish?). Ideally, I'd like to do at least one dish of each veg I can get my hands on.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Okay now I'm all excited... Will do a whole post on this for dish recommendations if/when I get around to it.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                            Oooh! That would be an awesome party!!
                                                                                                                                                                                            I suspect many vegetable haters grew up eating veggies that were frozen, from a can, or cooked to death- and that would make anyone hate them!
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kale ceasar would be perfect- the best version i've ever had was at pure food and wine here in nyc (i'm veg, so no fish), the dressing is made with cashews and nutritional yeast and the salad has toasted nori strips in it. Soooo good.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                              Great idea for a cashew dressing!

                                                                                                                                                                                              I agree about the veggie haters growing up on canned/frozen. My parents are both Midwesterners but us kids were born in SoCal. We had fresh produce (usually at least 3 types) at every dinner and endured maaaany lectures from our parents along the lines of "When I was your age, we had to eat canned asparagus. Just plain, canned asparagus." Lol. My mother truly embraced the lovely fruits and veggies here and completely revamped her style of cooking from casseroles and meatloaf to grilled lean meats with 3-4 sides of fruits/veggies at dinner. I love how she cooks, and that she always took us to the farmer's market and stocked the kitchen with tons of healthy nibbles. That said, I do love my cookies :)

                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm so looking forward to this veggie party!!! Will probably do it in the next month or two.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Last day of my freelance gig, i treated myself to a coconut date cashew "energy ball" thingy (for $2!!) about the size of a dollar coin, quite sweet but really good.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Juice today was a mix of beets, kale, tomatoes, cilantro, lemon, ginger, and half and orange. Love the beets and orange together.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Glass of reisling when i got home

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. toffee nut cookie I bought from Panera Bread really early this morning. So glad I saved it till the end of the day for my something sweet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                            I love when that happens--having the foresight to save something that totally hits the spot later.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Today, the bf and I spent all day making.......... A NEW BED!!! It was simultaneously exhausting and tremendously fun. He did most of the wood cutting, I did most of the upholstery/batting/tufting, and we split the rest of the work. We were going nonstop from 11 AM til 10 PM, but we finally got the bed together. He showered and went to sleep and I'm up snacking :)

                                                                                                                                                                                            So, most of the day was snacks for me:
                                                                                                                                                                                            -A slice of the apple galette from yesterday
                                                                                                                                                                                            -Various cheeses and crackers
                                                                                                                                                                                            -Roasted veggies
                                                                                                                                                                                            -Baby potatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                            -CHEETOS
                                                                                                                                                                                            -A chocolate chip cookie fresh-baked from the freezer
                                                                                                                                                                                            -When the sun came out finally this afternoon, I also had an ice cold Coca Cola and it was delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                              Very nice. I love when a project comes together.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                Impressive!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                Yummy snacks there- esp the freezer cookie :)

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. An elementary school flash back - hot dog wrapped in a slice of smoked Gouda

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I posted another thread about my exciting dollar store finds. I just ate smoked oysters on crackers with butter, eclairs, and a shrimp egg roll. All from the dollar store!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Main Line Tracey

                                                                                                                                                                                                    If it is Family Dollar Tree check out the chicken dumplings in the freezer section. Shockingly good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Weekends i end up snacking vs having a proper lunch at any point....
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Today included seaweed rice crackers, a sliced red bell pepper with plain hummus i added some olive tapenade to, a few slices of smoked tofu, juice made from kale, beets, cucumber, ginger, lemon, and half an orange.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your food choices are always inspiring, Trockwood. I should have had some fruit but instead I just ate a small dark chocolate bar from Aldi's

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ha! Thanks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dark chocolate is just as important of a food group as fruit :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Beef bologna with piccalilli and eaten out of hand. Thank god there is no judgment here. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Sabra's roasted eggplant dip with Naan bread. So so good. I can eat the entire container.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I haven't seen the roasted eggplant dip. Must go look for it! Where did you buy it at?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bought a large container from Costco. It is very hard to find at supermarkets I realized. It's called roasted eggplant spread or dip and it's one of sabra's Mediterranean series.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Is it the caponata? If so, I bought it at Wegmans and it's delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sabra makes a babaganoush. Of course, it does not taste as good as homemade. But it's pretty tasty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Today was sparse on the snacks, just a wonderful almond milk macchiato from my favorite coffee shop, a baggie of snap peas, and a coconut health warrior chia bar thingy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Made some Trapanese pesto ("red pesto") for the bf's pasta salad lunches. Snacked on some of that (makes a great dip!) with a few slices of homemade French bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chocolate chip cookies with chocolate-covered toffee bits will be eaten soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. More roasted red pepper hummus with veggie chips.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Deep river brand sweet maui onion Potato chips. Very good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Never heard of this brand but gosh does that sound delicious. I could go for some of those chips right this minute and it's only 6 am here!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My daughter likes it so much that I bought a box of 80 small bags for her school snacks...but I think I already had 10 bags with my husband. he

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Worked from home on this cold rainy crummy day, so lunch was several snacks and endless huge mugs of chai tea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leftover roasted carrots dipped in smoked salt, a few slices of smoked tofu (i swear its like smoked cheese only won't make me ill), juice mix of kale, beets, lemon, ginger and an orange, and the last of my seaweed rice crackers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Spicey candied ginger will be paired with sleepytime tea for late night.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, I haven't had a chai tea in years. My first job was at Coffee Bean (West coast chain) and they made us drink their own drinks... I got addicted to the chai tea lattes (chai brewed fresh and strong, mixed with CB's vanilla powder and some warm soy milk). They were so good on cold days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also I love that you've found a lovely sub for smoked cheese. I'm also dairy-challenged and have to be careful with my intake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Celestial Seasonings makes chai tea bags that are pretty darn tasty even if not 100% "authentic"! LOL Also have found myself addicted to certain teas made by "Yogi Tea" - especially the honey lavender flavor. Amazon sells 6 boxes @ less than $18 . . . in my local stores, 6 boxes would cost more than $30! Thank you for enabling an herb tea addict, Amazon! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love yogi teas! That's who made the chai i had, and i adore their vanilla hazelnut and the ginger one (its a very strong ginger flavor)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I always just buy the chai tea bag teas but that chai latte sounds good...!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. It's 11:30 PM and I just devoured a gigantic russet potato in the form of roasted oven fries. Sprinkled liberally with Lawry's seasoning salt and dipped in Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Yes, I already ate dinner. Today I'm a glutton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I also consumed several more of the chocolate-covered-toffee chocolate chip cookies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Lately I have been making a simple nachos then making fresh quacamole. Other than that peanut butter is great just a spoonful or two or Justin's nut butters single serve packs. Target's Butter crunch cashews, freeze dried fruit. And mostly fresh in season strawberries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I had a little-kid craving for sugar wafers.. the yellow (vanilla) ones: the definition of unhealthy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. utz mini butterfinger pretzels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ate almost half the bag! Now I am enjoying a chai latte.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Triscuits dipped into fat-free refried beans and pickled jalapeno slices. Sometimes I just get a craving for pickled jalapeno slices, and can eat a whole jar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love pickled jalapenos also. I can eat them like pickles, one right after another.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I found organic raspberries on sale so for a snack i ate the whole box :)) just one of those little half pint sized ones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chia pudding made with coconut milk and a glass of moscato as my appetizer tonight

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I was going to ask about this 'chai pudding' and realized I misread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I had a nice chia chocolate 'pudding' the other week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Now I'm trying to think up how to make a coconut milk chai pudding hmm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Easter may have pass but this girl is still munching on sour jelly beans from Easter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Kinda random, but the bf brought me a whole mess of fortune cookies from his favorite takeout place, since he knows I love them. I've been snacking on them randomly and I get a kick out of the fortunes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nothing better than fortune cookies crushed over chocolate ice cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Woodchuck Summer edition hard cider - apple with a hint of blueberry. divine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jujuthomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ?!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That sounds awesome!! Must find myself some.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                it is SO good. I picked up two more 6 packs at wegmans Saturday as well as a six pack of their Pink limited run, part of the proceeds go to cancer research. haven't tried it yet though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DO NOT mistake the SPRING edition for the summer - the spring has a maple syrup flavor and while drinkable is not nearly so yummy... I haven't seen the spring in stores lately, but just a word of warning. the labels are similar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. cleaning the kitchen and find my progress is better when I'm snacking on dates and wine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I'm so glad this is still going. I took a long, long hiatus but am back, and right now am fighting a migraine, so my snack fix is noodles in broth and buttered crackers with a little pepsi. Hi y'all!! Nice to be here! Glad to see the rest of you!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marci!!!!! I thought you gave up on us sweetie. I am glad you are back. I hope everything is okay in your life(besides the current migraine).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yay! welcome back! Hope you are kicking that migraine's butt!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Welcome! Hope the migraine is on its way out, that's rough

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks for coming back, mamachef - and thanks for starting my all-time favorite thread!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Glad to see you back, mamachef. I always enjoy/learn something from your posts and my mama-self was starting to worry!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh come on, suzigirl and the rest of you. I wouldn't ever give up on CH, or this thread, or youse guys. I'm way over delighted that someone stepped in to keep it alive, and as always I'm glad to be here. Migraine's ass kicked, and I am eating the only post-M thing possible: Kraft Mac and Cheese in the blue box.That's pretty pathetic, considering that a friend just brought me some homemade soup, (that would probably be much much better for me,) but what's more pathetic is that over the course of the day, I'll eat all four portions. :) C'ie la Vie!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glad to see you back, and hope the migraines stay away!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Btw, around here, the blue box is just two servings--one for lunch, one for dinner :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Just had 1/2 of my cherry cheese pie/cup from the bake sale at work on Friday. Next time to pack them in clear cups instead of styrofoam but definitely more for me since it wasn't a great seller.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Today included carrots dipped in almond butter (soooo good!), snap peas with smoked salt, and a primal strip vegan jerkey- the thai peanut flavor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Ahh, yesterday was all snacks again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Baked some "Rocky Road Cookies" the night before--brownie-like dough with chocolate chips, toasted walnuts, and mini marshmallows. Had a few of those.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Had a new sectional sofa delivered which required some assembly, so the bf and I spent a couple hours doing that, in between quesadillas and various chip type snacks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We both fell asleep on said new sectional (so much room!) and woke up around midnight. He went for some strawberry blondies I'd baked, I went for some homemade French bread with butter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It sounds like you've been busy baking some amazing goodies!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The sofa sounds fabulous too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks, I'm so in love with this new sofa! I'd been wanting a sectional like this for years, but couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger. We are spending lots of time on it, cuddling, napping, watching Anthony Bourdain reruns.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Dill triscuits topped with tuna salad then put under the broiler with sharp Cheddar cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Way to many of them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Earlier I had a slice of coffee cake, fresh from the oven (cinnamon streusel inside, maple glaze on top).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Waiting for the bf to come home for dinner and I'm HANGRY so I had a slice of French bread with some parm melted over it to tide me over.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. The thread about people who refuse to share "secret family recipes" made me think of Bush's Baked Beans, which lead to a craving for same, which led to an inspection of the deep recesses of pantry . . . where I found a lone can of Bush's Baked Beans (vegetarian) and promptly consumed the whole can!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Snacks today included a soy cappucino, later- snap peas with smoked salt, a few slices of smoked tofu (see a theme here??), and a glass of moscato. Looks like late night snack will be the new half pint of raspberries paired with sleepytime tea and the rest of my murder mystery :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I just taste-tested brownies and muddy buddies for Mother's Day--probably a bad idea after midnight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Definitely no bad ideas. Just some yummy ones!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Agree! Post-midnight is a good time for snacking.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Ugh, I don't know what's going on today but I have a serious craving for sweets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Woke up, had cereal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Half an hour later I ate the last slice of cinnamon bundt cake. Kinda dry by now (day 3) but no matter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Half an hour after that, I ate the half of an iced sugar cookie my bf left from a nearby bakery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Now I ate approximately 6 pie crust "cookies" I made with excess pie dough--baked up coated liberally in cinnamon sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I feel like I could just eat sugar today, by the spoonful. Perhaps I will.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Just had a red bean sesame ball that I bought from the Asian bakeries yesterday. So good! I wish the Asian bakery was closer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh my! I love those and want one right now. I'm on a treadmill and could use some carbs! LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Can of salmon mixed with Boursin shallot and chive cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. A few chunks of tofu after i baked off a batch for the week (soy vay marinade), i made my first smoothie of the season this afternoon (!!!) from frozen blueberries, lots of spinach, almond milk, chia seeds, and a smallish gob of almond butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. This is my nighttime snack: a spoonful of kimchi and then a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter. Sounds strange but if you want a theoretical justification, red pepper and peanut go together in North African and Thai cuisine I think.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: lamb_da_calculus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No justification required, but I do like the way you think!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: lamb_da_calculus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Awesome! I actually make a stew in the winter that has sweet potato, cabbage, and other veggies with coconut milk and peanut butter so i'm with ya here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Ruffles potato chips and an ice cold Coca Cola.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I'm an idiot who forgot that dinner involved a long, slow braise so it's snack time - chia seed pudding with almond milk, vanilla, chia seeds, dash of cocoa powder and heavy cream.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yum!! Although i also make my own i picked up one of these chia pods as a snack the other day- and it was amaaaazzzing! Not cheap, but i love that there is such a thing for sale now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.thechiaco.com.au/product/p...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The blueberry is my favorite! I bought one before a hike in Estes Park and it sustained me all the way up the mountain... surprising, given that it's so small and I seem to eat like an Olympian when at altitude.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Frozen mango and a large glass of ice water with lime juice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It was a nice warm day, then it rained and now, its so humid!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Coffee and crema, strawberries, and an everything bagel topped w/ veg. cream cheese. Some would call it breakfast, but I'm going out for a late brunch with a friend, so this counts as a snack!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Pork rinds and TJs Cheddar Jalapeno Pub Cheese. Not classy, but darn tasty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Lunch was a bunch of snacks....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Roasted chickpeas with sesame seeds, toasted sesame seed oil and a little soy sauce (great new combo!), smoothie of spinach, cilantro, cucumber, lemon, and pineapple, and a few of those "energy nuggets" from the bulk bins with seeds and goji berries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Right now I'm munching on some RF Wheat Thins with some RF Garden Vegetable cream cheese. So good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This afternoon I had some Celtic Cheddar from Trader joes with some Branston Pickle. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Pre workout fat bomb aka frozen treat made with coconut oil, almond butter, cocoa, and vanilla

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Sugar snap peas with horseradish hummus, the bag of freeze dried grapes from trader joe's. Way better than raisins!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes!! They're this crazy crunchy texture like a freeze dried marshmellow! Only no funky junk ingredients...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love those freeze dried grapes...and yes they are crunchy and then kindof melt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Fresh pineapple. Aldi's had huge pineapples on sale last week for $1.19 each. I bought six. I think that I'm going to turn into a pineapple soon. (They are incredibly delicious, however!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Very jealous. Pineapples and strawberries--perfectly ripe and in season--are tied as my absolute favorite fruits. Can't eat either anymore. Enjoy them for me!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I ate enough for you, me and my entire neighborhood! ;0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aww man I wish I knew! I so would have love to get in on that deal!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Tortilla chips with miso paste. I'm having a huge craving for salt after the gym today. And a 2 liter pitcher of ice water with lime.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tortilla chips and miso..... Haven't heard that one before!! LOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm sure you finished off the water!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Bread cheese aka Juustoleipa dipped in coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Made some cheater char siu bao/biscuits and been snacking on that. Need to adjust the sauce next time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Ham salad on crackers with Louisiana hot sauce dotted on some followed up with popsicles.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Whenever I see popsicles in the frozen food section, I think of you, suzigirl! LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am the popsicle queen. Just killed a grape and an orange. ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Junky but salty deliciousness of Ruffles and French Onion dip.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. An obscene amount of green juice went into me today- made and drank about a quart until i ate at dinner. Obvs there was coffee this morning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Two batches, first a kale/cucumber/lemon/cilantro/broccoli stems/half apple and the second was kale/beets/celery/lemon/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    parsley/ginger.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Very satisfying....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Pepperoni and cream cheese

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. So happy there is no judgment...all of the skin from my Costco rotisserie chicken. Wish there were two.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Earlier I had some TJ chunky applesauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: brilynn79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          haha, ever since my 5 yr old daughter learned to enjoy the skin, I only get to eat meat without the skin...both chicken and fish. when her teacher asked to write her favorite mom's food, she wrote, chicken skin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Ripe banana with flaked sea salt. Sweet + salty makes me happy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Just bought a container of Ronnybrook peach yogurt. A bit disappointed. A bit too curdiling and runny.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I was also suprised and disappointed by ronnybrook's yogurts i have tried- and i little pissed cuz they're not cheap!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You're in nyc, right? Have you already tried the chatham farm sheeps milk yogurts? About the same price and worth every damned penny! The maple is my favorite...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://shop.blacksheepcheese.com/yogurt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Yesterday had a snack of grilled cheese mid-afternoon. Sprinkled with some seasoning salt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Last night I had a few roasted baby potatoes dipped in romesco sauce. Delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And maybe at 1 AM I had 2 bowls of Cookie Crisp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Actually, I will tell you what I had for snacks yesterday for my husband's birthday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brie de meaux, good as always
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                French imported munster cheese, nutty, sweet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Another semi soft French cheese the guy recommended that was good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Store made foie gras, velvety, sweet and smooth...nutty..amazing stuff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                store made country pate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spanish Iberico chorizo, nutty, smooth...with a bit of spice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ate them with really good fresh baugettes and quince paste.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aprioct pistachio tart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                raspberry almond paste pastry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A nice bottle from St Julien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and then a nice afternoon nap.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What an amazing assortment! That apricot pistachio tart sounds divine...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Trader Joe's Chile Spiced Mango! Definitely got a slight kick tonight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Whoah! More than 300 posts!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yesterday i went back to my dry roasted edamame and a coconut health warrior chia bar thingy, both are my go to snacking on the go solutions. (Ha, literally since i was on the subway!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Today was a juice from carrots, kale, lemon, ginger, lots of cilantro, and a cucumber. Very refreshing and a kick from the heavy hand with the ginger!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also had a bunch of cherry tomatoes that i stabbed with thin pretzel sticks and ate together- salty crunchy acidic sweet amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Tunnock's caramel wafers brought over from Scotland. Wife tells me to keep my hands off of them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: helmut fig newton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yum, those look so good. What are they? Wafers with caramel and coated in chocolate? Are they as sweet/dense as a candy bar?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm always looking for sweets that are a bit lighter than, say, a Snickers bar, but still have similar flavor profiles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sorry missed your question till now. they have thin crispy layering but are dense and chewy. A bit lighter than snickers and not as soft --they have a bit more chew..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: helmut fig newton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks, sounds delicious. I'm going to see if I can hunt one down :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://www.amazon.com/Tunnocks-Real-C...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think I am going to order some today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All these good stuff in the World and they want me to go on a low carb diet?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My thoughts exactly!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks for the link.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: helmut fig newton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          that looks so good...caramel chocolate wafers are my favorites!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. A can of sustainably harvested salmon that isn't red, but is delightful. Even water-packed it's delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Asiago cheese bagel from Panera topped with pimento cheese toasted with 2 hard boiled eggs on the side. Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A slice of Costco Pugliese bread with a schmear of cream cheese and a topping of sliced green olives, with pepper on top.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That sounds like a great snack. I love Pugliese bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Baby arugula with shaved Manchego and red wine vinaigrette...I've been eating lots of this lately...ready for summer veggies and fruit and for things to be a bit lighter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. My sweet tooth needed a fix so having a cup of red velvet yogurt.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hmmm...I'm intrigued by that flavor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is more of a confessional, my poor pancreas with the carbs I have consumed today!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm snacking on TJ chimchurri rice- I have taken to overcooking a small amount in the microwave so it gets all crunchy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have went off the deep end today- strawberry cupcake for breakfast followed by 9 cookies (4 chocolate chip, 3 iced sugar cookies, 2 no-bakes) over the course of the day popping into the break room.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tomorrow I must eat/snack on real food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: brilynn79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I bought it at Aldi's when they had a limited time run. I wasn't a huge fan of it maybe if I stuck it in the freezer but not really as is. I think I may snack on the boston cream or the apple pie flavor yogurt if I have any left in the fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Today's lunch was snacking...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Toasted seaweed snacks, a baggie of grapes, a few everything flavored pretzel thins, a coconut chia warrior bar, and juice from kale, cucumber, lemon, ginger, a big beet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Quite a few Destrooper Almond Thins. So good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Strawberries from the farmer's market and .89 pineapple this week at Aldi's. Awesome combo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I also bought some Stacy's baked banana bread chips on clearance so maybe in a bit, Ill try those out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: brilynn79

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Strawberries and fresh pineapple=the best fruit combo. Add some ripe kiwis and I'm in heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. I've been lurking on Chowhound for years but finally got up the the nerve to post tonight. I'm in a late night snacking mood. Just had some Castelvetrano olives (am addicted to these) and a handful of roasted almonds. I live in Austin and we have a local company called AustiNuts -- best nuts hands down and the most interesting flavors as well. Their chocolate covered chipotle cashews are about to become a part of this snack as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jenifood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Welcome to chow. Your snacks sound like my kinda treats. Especially the olives. I have just discovered them and have a huge jar in the fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks for the nice welcome. I had no idea they came in jars. I've been paying $10/lb for them on the olive bar at Central Market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: Jenifood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Welcome to Chow. The snacks sound great! I've been ordering nuts online lately and threw in a bag of chocolate covered espresso beans for something sweet. I can't pass by them in the kitchen without having a few.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: nothingswrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks for the kind welcome. I love chocolate covered espresso beans too -- combining chocolate and caffeine is always brilliant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. A kind bar (coconut almond).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I've been eating salami and cheese lettuce wraps with Caesar dressing and everything pretzel thins.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also steamed cauliflower with salt and pepper and tons of "a taste of thai's" chili garlic sauce on it. It's insanely Unami!!!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: SharynT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That salami/cheese wrap sounds like something I could eat daily without tiring of it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: SharynT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Those everything pretzel chips are SO good!! Great on their own and even better with guacamole :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Wheat toast with a fried egg... then passed-out twice shortly-after, twice. I have been on the elimination diet .. so I guess wheat or egg might be an issue. So long, favorite combo!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yikes! Hopefully you find what is going on soon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Passing out is scary. I hope you get this sorted out very soon. Good luck.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Some Blue Diamond Salted Caramel almonds but I am not too sure how I feel about them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. On my recent trip, I bought a container of Pringles for my daughter to eat it in the plane ride. I havn't had it for about 20 years and I couldn't believe I used to think Pringles was the best tasting snack in the World..that's when I was in junior high or high school. It tasted like salted thin cardboard. haha, amazing how one's taste bud changes so dramatically. I now prefer to eat roasted brussel sprouts over potato chips. Even my 6 yr old didn't want to eat Pringles...not that she likes roasted brussel sprouts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. So far for today a boston cream pie yogurt, leftover summer rolls from last night dinner and a caramel pecan cookie. Haven't really had breakfast or lunch but surprisingly not hungry after eating these small items.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I had an extra pie crust I made yesterday and stuck in the fridge. Rolled it out just now, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, cut into strips with a pizza cutter and baked.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Topped with a thick coating of powdered sugar like beignets. The boyfriend and I just ate the whole pan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. drinking the last of the sangria from yesterday with some habanero jack cheese and all the wine soaked fruit at the bottom of the pitcher.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Pickled okra and a chunk of cheddar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, I love both of those things! Yummy snacking. +1 suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Low on groceries at home so nothing to juice in the fridge.... Picked up one of my favorites at juice press, tastes great and has a spicy kick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'd drink that in a heartbeat, Ttrockwood, it sounds delicious . . . However, the label makes me smile: table salt is a "rank poison"! Um, okay, I prefer sea salt anyhow. LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Haha! I didn't notice that!! I'm pro-salt myself, generally i have about six kinds in my cupboard- and none are table salt ;) so i guess i'm saved from the rank poison!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They make one called sweet potato pie that's my favorite juice evereverever... Its sweet potatoes, carrots, a little apple and warm spices. I've made my own versions but can't quite get it to taste the same...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Strawberry wafers in my tummy now but actually thinking about getting some Aldi brand Cheez-its now...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Have you tried the Aldi brand "goldfish"? They are shaped like penguins. I did a side-by-side comparison with a few friends and all of us preferred the Aldi brand penguins to Pepperidge Farm goldfish. Have not tried Aldi cheez-its but will look for them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: MrsPatmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have not tried those but the cheez-its are really good in my opinion. Wish they would come out with other flavors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: vttp926

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love wafers..vanilla, hazelnuts, chocolate...strawberry, banana....funny, they seem to be more popular in Europe and Asia but not so much in USA. I love the soft crunch contrast with the creamy flavored cream. My current favorite brand is Loacker bite size wafers filled with hazelnuts or tiramisu flavor.