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sweethunibabi

Current student at Penn State University, majoring in Psychology with a Business minor.

  • Location: New Jersey
  • Favorite foods: Roasted portabello mushrooms. risotto, avocado and Brussels sprouts.
  • Last bite on earth: A glass of good Pinot Noir, some risotto and the ones I love.

Are There Foods You Can't Keep In The House?

Pretzels or crackers or popcorn.
Also those lifesaver wintergreen mints. I'll eat 10 in a sitting and get an awful bellyache!

Comforting Pizza Toppings

Thin crust, well done. Fresh mozzarella, mushrooms and hot peppers.

What is in your salad?

Watermelon, feta and mint is DELICIOUS. My fave!

Incompatible flavors

Celery in anything. Especially when you don't expect that little CRUNCH. Ewwwww.

Mint and chocolate. Ugh, it is like eating toothpaste usually.

My roomie puts honey in her mac and cheese. Ugh, again.

Name this cake

It might not actually have a name, or it may be their variation on the Black Forest cake.

Your "Poor Era" Eats

I'm still in college. My Dad pays for my groceries every week, but I still try to keep it reasonable. I'm glad we have a Wegman's, because they definitely have the best quality produce around here, and 9 times out of 10, it's the least expensive. I love rice and beans, so I make those a lot, and oatmeal! I looove old fashioned oatmeal in the big container. Yum. Hmmm...I eat a lot of eggs (egg in a frame is one of my comfort foods! My dad always made that for me as a kid.) Whole wheat pasta and homemade sauce (which is kept in bulk in the freezer). And whatever yogurt is on sale. I usually have frozen veggies in the freezer, and most nights of the week, my dinner is some sort of steamed/sauteed vegetable and a protein like tofu or whatever fish is on sale. I do love Kraft Mac and Cheese still. Oh, and I make a huge batch of brown rice sometimes, and just add different things to it through the week (corn, peas, beans, tofu, peppers, onions, mushrooms, green beans, etc)

Data Visualization: Food Consumption and Obesity Maps

Pork Roll. What???

Taylor Ham is the first thing I plan to eat when I start consuming meat again. Taylor ham, egg and cheese on a hard roll. From a deli or diner, preferably with American cheese. But I''ve had with mozzarella...delish too :)

Your Starbucks/Cafe order

Triple grande no foam skinny vanilla latte,. I go every morning, I live above one. The Baristas in mine are SO friendly and chipper, they make my day each time I visit them! They know my drink before I even get to the register.

My Mother was a _____ Cook.

My Mom hates cooking for one. (She and Dad divorced when I was 13.) When they were together, she had home-cooked meals on the table every night. Always yummy. However, nowadays, when I come home from school for the weekend or for break...I leave 4-5 casseroles in the freezer (chicken parm, chicken marsala, baked ziti, veal francese...etc) for her to heat up during the week. Gotta look out for my Mama, she still cares more for everyone else than herself!

Cook the Book: 'Nigella Christmas'

stained glass cookies. sugar cookies with hard candies dropped in the middle, they melt and create a gorgeous glass effect.

Win a Free Organic D'Artagnan Turkey

Pumpkin bread...and brussels sprouts! I loveeee brussels sprouts!

The Varying Food Preferences of Conservatives and Liberals

I'm about as conservative as they come, and I fit mostly into the liberal foodie type. I guess going to an extremely liberal school will do that :)

Help me understand a confusing Giada salad

I make a black bean and corn salad with lime juice, among other things. Adds a nice zing at the end!

What's Your Favorite Sandwich?

Whole grain bread, nutella and bananas...grilled and sprinkled with brown sugar. Or whole grain bread with sharp cheddar and green apples, again grilled.

What would you eat for 30 days?

greek salad, or sushi. yum.

If You Smelled Like Any Food...

What Did You Eat Today?

So far just a Jonagold apple and a Skinny Vanilla Latte. My teeth are really bugging me from those super-extra powerful Crest Whitestrips.

What's your favorite food when drunk?

Frozen Pea Pops for Kids

It gives me an idea though...how about frozen blueberries, raspberries or strawberries? That'd be neat!

Creative Sushi Filling Ideas?

Granny Smith apples and tuna was a favorite...so was Mozzarella, Jalapeno and Salmon. I made one roll for my ex boyfriend that loved (totally NON traditional)...prosciutto, provolone, broccoli rabe and shiitake mushroom. it sounds like the weirdest combination...but it worked!! I also like one roll I had at a trendy sushi place here...Asparagus, mushroom and roasted pumpkin! It was the "Autumn Roll"

My Breakfast of Champions – What is yours?

Egg white omelet with asparagus and baby bella mushrooms, with lots of green Tabasco!!

Apple Pie in NJ - Please help...

Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck or Dearborn Farms in Holmdel both make EXCELLENT pies!

No Soup For You - Favorite Soups!

Minestrone, French Onion, Mushroom Barley, Broccoli Cheese, Miso, Tomato and GOOD Hot and Sour! droooooooooool....

SE College Division...

I'm in!! I go to Penn State :) I have some good tailgate recipes and stories :)

Brown rice risotto!

I may be late on the uptake at the possibility of brown rice risotto...but I made it last night, and it came out AMAZING. I also added shrimp and asparagus. The only difference was the increased cooking and liquid. I used Lundberg short grain brown rice (I found it in the Organic/Natural section of Wegmans) and I can say I am proud of myself :) I love brown rice, so the texture was just a bit firmer than regular risotto, but it was just as creamy and delicious!

Pure Food and Wine?

Hi all!

Has anyone been to Pure Food and Wine? I'm kind of intrigued about it. My boyfriend said he'd be willing to try it with me.

I'm a vegetarian, he is not. So, to anyone that's been...is it satisfying enough for a meat eater as well as a veggie? It seems a bit expensive, and I'd hate to spend that kind of money for something mediocre.

Thanks!!

Ordering sushi: how much?

Hi SE'ers.

I have long been in love with sushi (well, the vegetarian stuff.)

I frequently get takeout from the Japanese place behind my apartment, and my order is the same every time.

I'm curious about etiquette, I suppose. My boyfriend and I are going out with another couple next weekend to Morimoto in Philly.

My real question is...how many rolls am I "supposed" to order? I always get two plus a soup and maybe edamame when I order out...but is that "normal"? I've never actually gone out to a nice place for sushi before. How many rolls do you all order for yourselves? Do you order a whole variety for the table to share?

Sorry for my ignorance--I just always get nervous to go out to nice restaurants...I always fret about messing up, or being clumsy. Thanks for any help :)