ABCs of Food
I saw this survey on another blog and thought it looked fun - so I did it. Don't fret - I will have a recipe for you soon! A is for Apple, what’s your favorite variety?
I can’t pick just one! My favorites are whatever I pick at the orchard in the fall – honeycrisps and pink lady are amazing. So are granny smith. I have an apple addiction. So does this gal:
She cries if you don’t give her any and she knows the word “apple”.
B is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains what is your favorite type to have a nice big piece of?
NONE. Obviously, I am gluten-free and really, I am not a huge fan of g-free bread. But before going g-free it would have to be either pumpernickel or French baguette with a heaping bowl of mussels. Oh yes.
C is for Cereal, what is your favorite kind, currently?
I can safely say that I probably haven’t had cereal in at least two years (minus when I was really sick and all I could stomach were g-free cheerios). I really don’t like cereal that much. But I do miss Grapenuts, I could eat those all day.
D is for Doughnuts, you might not currently be eating them but what kind do you fancy?
The gluten-free kind:
E is for Eggs, how would you like yours prepared?
Over-easy , poached, or baked – there are few things better than a perfectly poached egg.
I would like that egg over roasted scallops, bacon, and peas like I had last night. Oh. My. GOD.
Or wrapped in bacon.
F is for Fat Free, what is favorite fat free product?
Fat is flavor. And good fats are very good for you. Enough said.
G is for Groceries, where do you purchase yours at?
The farmer’s market – every Saturday. We supplement with bulk items (like grains, rice, nuts, etc) from Ellwood Thompson’s and the occasional Trader Joe’s/Costco trip (mostly to load up on butter, frozen fruit, and giant jars of pickles).
H is for Hot Beverages, what is your favorite hot drink?
Coffee, coffee, coffee.
I is for Ice Cream, pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping
I love most ice cream flavors – vanilla is always amazing when done right.
Ginger ice cream feeds my ginger obsession.
And for a topping – crumbled chocolate dulce de leche cupcake (note to self: make this immediately!)
J is for Jams or Jellies, do you eat them, and if so what kind and flavor?
I love orange fig jam. I usually only use it on g-free bagels and to top oats or buckwheat bakes.
K is for Kashi, name your favorite Kashi product
Wow, I haven’t had anything Kashi in at least a year. Their go-lean cereal used to be delicious though!
L is for Lunch, what was yours today?
A spinach salad with two soft-boiled eggs, a white radish, and a sweet red pepper – all drizzled with olive oil and some seriously awesome balsamic vinegar.
M is for Microwave, what is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
N is for nutrients, do you like carbs, fats, or proteins best?
I like all of the above – together – in peanut butter form.
O is for Oil, what kind do you use?
Olive oil or coconut oil for cooking/roasting vegetables, canola oil for cooking fish, and sesame oil for stir-fry. Yes, we have 4 different types of oil at all times. And five types of salt. It comes with the whole marrying- a-future-chef territory.
P is for Protein, how do you get yours?
Beans, nuts, fish, and eggs primarily. We also eat a lot of random meats since Brad brings home things from the Butchery and from school. For instance, in our fridge we currently have – pheasant (from culinary school), Serrano ham, breasola (cured beef – this is like heaven), and cured salmon (also from culinary school). We primarily eat fish but we are equal opportunity carnivores.
Q is for Quaker, how do you like your oats?
Overnight, with peanut butter and strawberries.
R is for Roasting, what is your favorite thing to roast?
Besides sweet potato fries?
S is for Sandwich, what’s your favorite kind?
Anything with avocado and turkey Reubans.
T is for Travel, how do you handle eating while traveling?
I pack my own snacks if I can, Google search just about everything on my cell phone, and ask a ton of questions. I occasionally pout and get pissy.
U is for Unique, what is one of your weirdest food combos?
Potato chips + ketchup. Yum.
V is for Vitamins, what kind do you take?
Probiotic, Glucosamine, fish oil (occasionally), vitamin d, vitamin b-complex
W is for Wasabi, yay or nay?
YES. Especially fresh, real wasabi (not that green play-do type stuff).
X is for XRAY. If we xrayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
I feel like you would still see dinner from last night:
Slow roasted egg with roasted scallops, bacon, peas, and microgreens.
Tandoori fried cauliflower (I want to eat this all the time. Seriously.)
Butter-poached cod loin with cured foie gras (HOLY yum. You can probably see my poor liver crying over this meal while my stomach does a happy dance)
Vanilla bean gelato.
Y is for Youth, what food reminds you of your childhood?
Tia salad (romaine lettuce with mayo, salt, and pepper – I hate mayo but love this so much), enchiladas, tamales, fried bologna sandwiches.
Z is for Zucchini, how do you prepare it?