What else does an unemployed college foodie do on rainy Saturday when the WREC is closed?
A is for Apple: What’s your favorite variety?
I’ve been on a Granny Smith kick since October. They are now a staple in my fridge (I prefer my apples cold), and they make an appearance in my diet almost daily.
B is for Bread: Regardless of nutrition, what is your favorite type?
Butternut Harvest Loaves are a fall favorite.
C is for Cereal: What is your favorite kind currently?
Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls – a simple, slightly sweet multigrain cereal – perfect for topping with homemade granola and cold vanilla almond milk.
D is for Donuts: You might not currently eat them, but what kind do you fancy?
I eat doughnuts once a year on Family Doughnut Day. My uncle makes homemade doughnuts – yeasted, jelly-filled, coffee-glazed, cinnamon rolled – during the holidays when all the of cousins are in town. I’m a fan of the dense, old-fashioned type.
E is for Eggs: How would you like yours prepared?
in cookies ;) I do enjoy my mom’s veggie frittatas & scrambles, too.
F is for Fat Free: What is your favorite fat free product?
fruits & vegetables.
G is for Groceries: Where do you purchase yours?
Trader Joe’s (1x/week), Safeway/Raley’s (1-2x/month for a few items), local farmers’ markets!, The North Coast Co-op/Chico Natural Foods (depending on my location)
H is for Hot Beverages: What is your favorite hot drink?
A latte or cup of tea, though I enjoy them both over ice.
I is for Ice Cream: Pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
Coffee with hot fudge and toasted almonds.
J is for Jams or Jellies: Do you eat them? If so, what kind and flavor?
Yes, I do. I’ve also made them. Raspberry & apricot jam are my top picks.
K is for Kashi: Name your favorite Kashi product?
mmm, no thanks. I don’t dig their longgg ingredient lists.
L is for Lunch: What was yours
1 hard boiled egg // 1/2 apple // 1 carrot // Food Should Taste Good multigrain chips + hummus
M is for microwave: What is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
I like microwaving a sweet potato and topping it with black beans, salsa, and avocado for a nutritious and speedy dinner.
N is for nutrients: Do you likes carbs, fats, or proteins best?
Picking a favorite macronutrient? Hah. Carbs/Fats > Protein.
O is for oil: What kind do you like to use?
Canola oil & olive oil… and coconut oil from time to time. I’d like to try avocado oil and flax oil.
P is for protein: How do you get yours?
Mostly from dairy (cottage cheese, Greek yogurt and low-fat milk), beans, nuts and whole grains. Sometimes, eggs, tofu, and fish. I typically lack in the protein department.
Q is for Quaker: How do you like your oats?
R is for roasting: What is your favorite thing to roast?
Beets, squash… what isn’t good roasted!?
S is for sandwich: What’s your favorite kind?
Load up the veggies! I don’t make sandwiches a whole lot, though I do enjoy toasted sprouted wheat bread with raspberry jam, sharp white cheddar and fresh spinach.
T is for travel: How do you handle eating while traveling?
Depending where/how I’m traveling… I pack colorful travel-friendly produce (carrot sticks, sliced apples, dried mango, oranges), dry oat mixes and/or homemade granola bars for cheap, healthy breakfasts, green tea, and always some sort of dark chocolate.
U is for unique: What is one of your weirdest food combos?
(see letter M above)
V is for vitamins: What kind do you take?
W is for wasabi: Yay or nay?
Yay… but I prefer my sushi as is.
X is X-RAY: If we x-rayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
oatmeal & iced coffee.
Y is for youth: What food reminds you of your childhood?
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins.
Z is for zucchini: How do you prepare it?
I l.o.v.e. zucchini!