• Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Favorite foods: mangoes, peanut butter

Favorite foods eaten at the 'wrong' temperatures?

cold cereal hot
i put it in the microwave

Where to buy groceries in Boulder, CO?

Whole Foods
Sunflower Market
Farmer's Market (Saturdays and Wednesday nights)

Cook the Book: 'Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes'

Medium/rare backyard cookout fresh beef on a lightly toasted whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, swiss, and 1/2 an avocado.
On the side: sweet potato fries and a chocolate malt shake

Threadless T-Shirt Giveaway: A Piece of Cake

Ice Cream Cake
my mom's super moist chocolate cake
coffee cake
spice cake with a cream cheese frosting
fun fetti

Threadless T-Shirt Giveaway: Baron VonFunburger's Haunted Castle Cavalcade

Good Times wild fries dipped and eaten in their vanilla custard


Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich and chocolate frosty

Threadless T-Shirt Giveaway: Pancake Mountain

1. My mom's swedish pancakes, sprinkled with powdered sugar, rolled up, wait a few minutes while the powdered sugar melts, and eat. I call that love.

2. Chocolate chip pancakes with pure maple syrup.


Cook the Book: 'Rustic Fruit Desserts'

in honor of today...a fresh raspberry-filled jelly donut lightly dusted with powdered sugar :)

Cook the Book: 'Rustic Fruit Desserts'

• My mom’s fresh-from-the-oven peach pie (made with fresh Colorado peaches) with French vanilla ice cream
• Banana bread
• Banana Split!! ( = love)
• Banana Pancakes with real maple syrup
• Belgium waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!
• Coconut ice cream
• Strawberry muffins

Help with mint ice cream!!

thank you for the suggestions!!

Crusts: Way or No Way?

pie crust = NO WAY

sandwich crust = Depends
I like the crusts only if the bread is toasted. If it is un-toasted NO WAY, not really sure why. And the crusts on bread @ restaurants...NO WAY. It's too hard.

Pizza crust = WAY!
I love to dip it in honey.

How much do you tip the food delivery person?

always at least 20%

but if he is cute....I'll add an extra 5% :)

My Shocking Food Confession: What's Yours?

i'm 25% Italian and I hate Italian food. I also used to work in an Italian restaurant...

I really have no "___ second rule". If I drop it, I will 100% most likely eat it. (unless it was in a bathroom)

When I was in elementary school I had the biggest sweet tooth and love powdered sugar. I would put it in a little cup and eat it with a spoon. It would kind of solidify with my spit on the spoon and form to it so it would be a powdered sugar spoon and then i'd bit it off in chunks. I also would eat "fun-fetti" frosting with a spoon that I hid in my room. (I no longer have the desire to eat sugar at all anymore...I can't stomach it).

My junior year of high school I want through a Ben&Jerry's Phish Food ice cream phase and ate a pint of it every night. I kid you not. And I never gained an ounce. :-)

It is no secret that I love mangoes, sweet potatoes, and butternut and acorn squash. They happen to be my favorite foods. I eat a mango everyday at breakfast and sweet potatoes and squash quite often as well. All of them happen to be very high in vitamin A. The secret is I have been told by many doctors to stop eating them! The palms of my hands have an orange tint ad the corners of my eyes have a very faint yellow tint (only I have noticed this), but I can't stop!!! AH

I have not gone a day without peanut butter or almond butter in 2 years. It's another serious addiction.

'No White' Diet: What Can We Eat?

I don't believe in cutting out all white foods in general, like cauliflower or potatoes. However, I have cut out all white sugar, flour, processed foods, ect. Basically I don't eat anything processed and I check all food labels and their ingredients. SO if you're follow this kind of diet, you can eat:

-all nuts (salted or unsalted)
-all beans (other than the baked beans covered in sugar)
-fruit (fresh)
-vegetables (fresh is best, frozen tends to be high in sodium)
-starches (yes even potatoes)
-chicken, fish, beef (lean)
-100% fruit juices (however you'll be more satisfied with the fruit, and get less calories)
-grains (choose whole wheat pasta over white, brown rice over white, try quinoa, barley, whole what couscous, whole wheat pizza dough, ect., but always check the food labels because half the bread products on the market that claim to be whole wheat aren't).
-as for salad dressings, some are good (try Annie's) but you can always make wonderful ones from scratch using anything in your kitchen (olive oil, lemon, grapefruit juice, etc.)
-at restaurants you can pretty much eat anywhere and just request certain ways for things to be cooked, substitute items, and ask how things are prepared, they are usually very accommodating.
-for sweets and baked goods, live a little and enjoy each bite, if you make it at home switch up the flours (using whole wheat, quinoa, etc) and reducing/replacing fats, and trying different sweeteners or reducing them

I'm not sure if I hit every thing but just be conscious of your food choices. it's a really easy way of living and really delicious, you are eating real, all natural food. Just choose the food closest to its natural state. However, the most important thing is to not be so strict. Live a little and if you love white pasta and go out to dinner with your husband at your favorite italian place get what you want. The simple changes I made in my diet changed my life and i feel great! *Also don't consider it a "diet" as what most Americans would consider a diet, consider it a life style change in the way you eat. Good Luck!

PB and J?

mmmmm I LOVE peanut butter sandwiches, my favorites:

1. 100% whole wheat dense bread (un-toasted) with crunchy all natural peanut butter and all natural strawberry or raspberry preserves with whole lot in the middle (chunks and seeds please). :)

2. 100% whole wheat dense bread (un-toasted) with creamy all natural peanut butter with honey and 1 sliced banana.

3. (for breakfast) 1 slice sprouted grain raisin bread, toasted, with all natural creamy peanut butter with 1 sliced banana.

AND these all must be eaten with a nice tall glass of milk (either skim or whole, nothing in between please) and a bendy straw. The masterpiece must be cut into 2 triangles (crusts either not eaten at all when made with the jam or eaten first to save the best for last, and when made with honey, the crusts are eaten last and used to scoop up the honey droppings.) mmmmm

Yes I am picky, but I know what I like.

Foods that make you go hurl

i have a few i could name off...

lemon head candies- i went on a mountain biking trip to Utah and brought those along for the ride thinking that they'd be good....not so good

pork (any and all)- the first incident was when i was a younger and I went to Red Robin with my friend and her family and had a corn dog. They next day we were going to go snowboarding, so excited! but immediately when I got home from Red Robin I was throwing up that corn dog all night. The second incident happened 2 Christmas' ago. My family always has honey baked ham on Christmas Eve, and usually only Christmas Eve. However, we had it on Christmas Eve, and the next two nights at the parties we went to, what do you know...Honey baked ham. Not only did I overdose my honey baked ham but I was also having digestive problems at the time, making me feel extremely sick. And so since then havent touched one.

Mayo- I hate the way it looks. feels. the sound it makes. ew.

Pizza- Everyday of my freshmen, sophmore, and alot of my junior year of high school I ate lunch at the pizza joint across the street. On top of that, my brother and his best friend (who i was head over heals for at the time) worked for Papa Johns, and hoping to see him I ordered pizza almost every weekend, and also my brother would force me to order pizza so my parents would tip him.

Almond butter- I use to love it. and I think i just OD on it and now can't stand the stuff. whenever i have it I want to throw up.

i think i'll stop there :)

Addicted to Food?


and peanut butter!!

(but not together)
at least not yet... ;)

Break Up Food/ Emotional Food

have a girls night in!
grab your closest girl friends and get together one night and all cook a big nice meal together. Start out with some appetizers and good wine, move on to a salad and then some homemade spaghetti and meatballs. And finish it all off with ice cream sundaes, more wine, and maybe some sex and the city. :) The boy obviously isn't worth your time and I know where you are coming from with the depressed-non eating issue, I am the same way and what gets me through it is surrounding myself with my best friends.

What to have with PB&J?

I'm personally a PB&Banana girl myself, but either way baby carrots and a nice cold glass of chocolate milk I think are the perfect sides of this old school sandwich. enjoy! :-)

Spelt help

thank you! I will def. have to try it in some cookies and other assorted baked treats :)

Favorite Fage mix-in?

there are so many tasty and wonderful ideas to throw into fage, but my favorite, without a doubt is...

diced mango, brazil nuts, wheat germ, and toasted shredded coconut

Over the moon for macaroons!!

Today (tomorrow for many of you), Sunday the 31st, is National Macaroon Day. I am sad to say that I have actually never had a macaroon before. Am I missing out? Macaroons, yay or nay? If yay, what's your favorite kind?

Apple Pie: Way or No Way?

Happy National Apple Pie Day!!

So, apple pie...way or no way?
If you like it á la mode? with whipped cream? hot? cold? crust or no crust?

Personally, I've never been much of a pie person except for apple pie. I love a freshly baked slice, still warm, and á la mode. NO whipped cream (can't stand the stuff) and no crust please. However, I also do love apple pie the day after (or however long) nice and cold, no ice cream, for breakfast. scrumptious :)

What about you?

Rice and Beans

In some parts of the world people live off rice and beans. Could you? If you had to, how would you spice it up (assuming you could). Would you switch up the type of rice, the beans? Add some sort of protein? What would you do?

I heart stuffed ________

French Toast! Stuffed with a vanilla mascarpone cream cheese and fresh raspberries, sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar and drizzled with real maple syrup! yummy :)

What do you love stuffed? Peppers? Squash? Do you love stuffing? What is your favorite? And what do you love it stuffed with?

What's your favorite stir fry?

I have really been getting into stir frying lately. It's fast, easy, healthy, and delicious. However, I am looking for some new inspiration. So what's your favorite stir fry recipe?

Recipe Request: Panini and Me

I love paninis, but I have found myself in a panini rut, eating the same one over and over again. I'm looking for some creative ideas! So tell me, what is your favorite panini? :)

Ice Cream: Way or No Way?

Ice cream..Way or No way?

If way, what is your favorite flavor? Do you have a favorite brand or place you like to go out for ice cream or do you prefer to make your own? And how do you like to eat it...cone (waffle, sugar, etc), or in a bowl? Do you like toppings?

Me...I LOVE ice cream, and am therefore a WAY!

Although I pretty much love any flavor, except some..bubble gum (yuck), my favorite flavors are coffee, mint chocolate chip, and Ben&Jerry's chunky monkey. With the coffee and mint chocolate chip I don't have a favorite store brand. But we have a local ice cream place here, Glacier where Ilove to go. Ice cream is always in a bowl or cup, with a mini spoon. And no toppings for me please!! So what about you eaters??

Omelettes mmmm good

so I have some crab meat that I want to throw into an omelette, but I can't think of what other omlette fixings would pair well with it, any suggestions? And on that note, what is your favorite omelette?

What's your favorite way to use *Star Anise*?

Recently in my local newspaper there was an article on foods/ingredients (what's hot/what's not food list) that were going to be BIG in '09. One of them happened to be *Star Anise* (bye bye cinnamon). I've never used it before but I love the smell and feel the need to get to know this yummy spice. So help me out eaters. What is your favorite way to use *Star Anise*? Feel free to include recipes!! :)

Hangover food

Happy New Years eaters! I luckily do not have a hangover today, unlike many people I know. However, when I do have a hangover, and I mean the worst hangover, the only food that sounds appetizing to me or that I can stomach is gold fish. If not for that snack that smiles back, I would most likely die. So what about you eaters? What is the one food that when you can't even think about wanting to eat but need to eat something is your go to hangover cure food?

What was the best thing you ate in '08?

Ok, only a few more days left in the year. What was the best meal or food you ate, or food you discovered in '08?

For me..big, juicy, sweet mangoes. I fell in love immediately.

What about you serious eaters? Let's here it!!!

*Also, if it was a meal, describe where it was, whom you were with, the whole 9 years.

How you like your rice puddin'?

My family is Swedish/Finnish. One of the traditional dishes from Sweden and Finland is rice pudding. It is our family tradition to have it every Christmas. I look forward to it every year, all year long, I LOVE it! However, every year my mom has to make two batches: one with raisins (for everyone else) and one without raisins (for me). Raisins cannot get near my rice pudding. In addition, when eaten, it must be piping hot! So how about you serious eaters? How do you like your rice pudding, do you even like it? And if you do, raisins or no raisins, hot or cold, or any other toppings?

Food in Rwanda

I am traveling to Rwanda this summer to do some AIDs volunteer work. I am a pretty picky eater and like to know what I am getting myself into before I go to a foreign country, to prepare myself so to speak. So I was wondering if anyone has been there and what the food consists of and whether or not it is good?

Where do you store your squash/potatoes?

Where do you store your squash/potatoes?
I know your supposed to store them in a cool/dark where do they end up?
Do you put them in the fridge? My room mate does this and I always found it kind of odd...and when you store squash in the fridge how long does it last?

Foodie Sins

I, a lover of food, a foodie, a food daydreamer...have sinned. With the holiday devoted to food just a few days away, it has come time for me to confess my sin. I hate Thanksgiving. It is my least favorite holiday. I like turkey and I love sweet potatoes (minus the marshmallows and extra sweetness added, which is only the kind of sweet potatoes served at my family celebration), but all the other foods just don't hit the spot like foods of other holidays like Christmas, Easter, the 4th of July, or my birthday. So fess up fellow foodies, what foodie sins have you committed?

Also while I'm confessing, a post a little while back ago was talking about pizza and dipping the crust in ranch or whatever else and many believe this ruins the pizza, a pizza sin. So once again I have sinned...I love to dip my pizza crust in spicy ranch or in honey.

I love ________ butter.

I've been trying to expand away from peanut butter (yes, I am addicted). I have tried tahini, cashew, almond, the original butter, walnut, and coconut. While i love coconut butter (second place to peanut butter) in my smoothies, nothing will ever beat peanut butter (smooth please!). Nothing beats peanut butter paired with a nice and cold honeycrisp apple, with celery and raisins (ants on a log!), stirred into my oatmeal, or a childhood favorite of a peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich.

So tell me, what is your favorite kind of butter? It doesn't have to be a nut butter, it can be the good ol' regular kind. AND, what is your favorite way to eat it with/on/in?

Healthy Banana Bread Recipes?

I have 3 over-ripe bananas and I'd love to make banana bread.
I'm looking for a 100% whole grain banana bread, no butter, and no sweetener. Is this possible or am I dreaming the impossible banana bread recipe?

Whose will SQUASH the rest?

I have recently fallen in love with squash. Butternut, acorn, and I just bought my first spaghetti squash and I am looking for the best recipes! So let's hear them and see whose recipe squashes the rest! :)

Sugar, spice, and everything nice...What's your favorite?

What is your favorite spice, sweetener/sugar, herb, etc. that you can't seem to get enough of? For me personally, it's basil (especially on my turkey and avocado sandwiches) and cinnamon (oatmeal, tea, french toast!! ) mmm. What about you? And what is you're favorite thing to use it on/in/with?

Spelt help

Happy labor day everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your tasty eats today. I have been recently wanting to try spelt bagels, pasta, etc. However on the ingredients list of many spelt items next to spelt flour in parenthesis is says wheat. What does this mean exactly? Thanks for the help :)