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Take your kale and shove it, I'm having a cheat day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Juice, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Juice

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    Whenever I go visit my parents back home, I make a point to visit a small little pizza place. The place is a local staple and has been there for 30+ years and the prices have never, ever changed. You can get a large pepperoni or sausage pizza for around $9. When I think of comfort food, this place and its food is the first thing I think of. I've had better pizza, in better pizza places, with better service, and more options, but this place has always been one of my favorites. Maybe I look at through nostalgia goggles and it really isn't as good as I make it out to be, but its pizza always helps when I'm having a tough time.

    Focus: Whats your go-to comfort food when you're having a bad day?

    Anti-Focus: What foods do you avoid at all cost (allergies aside)?
     
  2. The Village Idiot

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    I LOVE eggs. Throw some hot sauce on them, and voila, instant feel better. Fried chicken too. I love fried chicken, I could eat it every day.

    Having just been to Scotland, I can say with authority I avoid haggis and blood pudding. Other than apocalypse type scenarios, I don't see me eating this stuff. Same goes for scrapple, even though I'm in Philly. I've tried squid, not a fan.

    Oh, eggplant and sweet potatoes. Cannot stand either of them.
     
  3. Binary

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    Generally, I love pizza and that's a good comfort food for me.

    There's a New York style bagel/deli place nearby, though, that makes a awesome, greasy steak sandwich. They bake their own fresh bread every morning and when I'm getting frustrated at work, I'll go there for lunch and get a steak/onions/green peppers/swiss cheese on a crusty sesame seed roll. The thing is about a foot long and there's usually enough steak falling off of it to make a whole extra sandwich.

    I usually feel like taking a nap when I'm done but it sure does make the bad day go away.

    Anti-Focus: Mushrooms. Fuck, I hate mushrooms - what a shitty food. Raw, cooked, canned, whatever.
     
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    Best Friends Forever BV! Right on! Add raisins to that and I'd probably stalk you as well. They're both just so...mushy. Why would someone ruin a perfectly good cookie by adding a raisin to it? That doesn't even make sense.

    I love potato chips that are cooked in lard. These are a perfect example:
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    As are these:

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    I can make myself sick on those.
     
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    Mmmm, bacon

    Focus: Whats your go-to comfort food when you're having a bad day?

    I know people do this, but I don't have a "comfort food." If I'm having a shitty day and need to consume something, it's beer, not cookie dough ice cream. Wait, cookie dough ic- no, no I'm sticking with beer. Maybe bacon. Nope, beer.

    Anti-Focus: What foods do you avoid at all cost (allergies aside)?[/quote]

    Pistachio nut salad or any congealed salad. I literally just shivered with a disgusting nausea feeling trying to type that out. Blech.

    Also, my mom is a fantastic cook. But, she has this thing where she washes iceberg lettuce right before making a salad, and the leaves are still wet. It makes me gag. I just have to refuse an offer of salad from her now, when I go over to her house for dinner. She didn't used to do this, so I don't know what's up. Put me down for a no on slimy lettuce.
     
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    Focus: Whats your go-to comfort food when you're having a bad day?

    Mapo tofu - szechuan silken tofu with minced pork and green peas. God, I love that dish more than life itself. And if not that, oreo cookies with milk. And if none of the above are available, white bread and butter. Preferably a good warm crusty bagette.

    Anti-Focus: What foods do you avoid at all cost (allergies aside)?
    Avocado. That stuff is heinous.
     
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    Mmm. Food.

    Comfort foods - Chips and salsa and queso.
    When I go back to Texas I want to go to this one little Mexican place that has the best best best fresh fajitas. Their salsa and queso is fresh made in house every morning, and as they need it through the day. It's unreal delicious.

    I'm not eating that at all ever ever - Cauliflower and mushrooms taste like dirt. Every bite of fish I've ever tasted tastes like dirty pennies. That makes me sad because some of that stuff looks amazing. I will NOT eat olives. I hate Kale too, but that's because last time I ate it I pooped a salad.

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    All fish. Even tilapia. When The Husband eats salmon, the smell makes me gag, because it smells exactly like it tastes to me. It's weird.
     
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    Comfort Beer, beer counts as food at this point. When I get stressed I don't really crave food, in fact I tend to eat less. However, a good beer really hits the spot.

    Anti-focus Mayo. If Mayo is on a sandwich I simply won't touch it. I've bought sandwiches before where the people accidentally put it on it, and I threw the whole thing away. For me, mayo is one of the most disgusting things out there.

    Mushrooms, I will not eat fungus. Not sure what it is, I just find the thought of eating fungus gross. I've had them a few times, and never really enjoyed them. As well, for some reason they give me explosive diarrhea, so maybe that has something to do with my little aversion to them.
     
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    Ohhh. I forgot beer.
    Yes. Good beer.
     
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    Comfort: Chocolate, more specifically dark chocolate. And Coke-Cola. I have a major sweet tooth.

    Anti-focus: Cooked spinach, egg plant, avocado.
     
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    Focus: Chocolate is also a big one for me. Give me a hot fudge sundae, snickers or brownie cheesecake, or chocolate chip cookies, and I'll feel at least a little bit better. As far as non-sweets go there is nothing better than a good steak or a good Italian veal dish.

    Anti-focus: I am not a super picky eater, but I'll have to second mushrooms as being my absolute least favorite food. I also don't care for sushi, and will only eat Chinese and Japanese food if it comes from a nice restaurant.
     
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    Focus: I have a terrible diet, so I suppose I take my "comfort" foods for granted because I eat them all the time. One food I love that I don't get to have very often is lasagna. Then there's sushi, which is just fucking expensive.

    Anti-Focus: Despite being from the Chicago area, the one food* I absolutely cannot eat is Italian beef. I feel like I should like it, but bringing that beef and gravy up to my mouth makes me gag. I don't even like the buns.

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    I'll take the hot dog, thanks.

    *=Food that normal people eat, that is. There's no way in hell that the vile, Lovecraftian ichor from the deep otherspaces commonly called headcheese is getting anywhere near my mouth.
     
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    Focus: Oh man, I am a big believer in comfort food. Cheeseburgers. I could eat a cheeseburger any time. And macaroni and cheese. I think if I was on death row, my last meal would be a cheeseburger with a side of macaroni and cheese. Matza ball soup, obviously. And dim sum. There's a light within me that starts to fade if it's been too long since I've had dim sum. And it can't be satisfied by just any ol' Chinese food, or even any ol' dim sum, but by going to this one dim sum place my dad has taken me to ever since I was a little kid and HIS parents took him to ever since HE was a little kid. It used to be only Chinese people and Jews in there but around 5 or so years ago it must've started getting written up in NYC tourist guides because it keeps getting more and more threatened by being ruined by white people. Sigh.

    Even though I have a huge sweet tooth, I don't have too many sweet comfort foods, but sometimes I just need to be a chick and eat a pint of chocolate peanut butter Haagen Dazs while watching a romantic comedy.

    Alt-focus: There aren't really too many foods I don't like, but any kind of vegan alternative to dairy or gluten-free alternative to real food is just disgusting to me. I worked in a health food store in high school and I've been haunted ever since. I like some vegetarian things that are pretending to be meat, but whenever one of my hippie friends insists that I try some protein chunks with vegan cheese or whatever because "it really tastes just like the real thing!" I start gagging.
     
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    Comfort foods. My go to are two Cincinnati staples. Skyline 3 way for the meal, Graeters ice cream for desert. This has become a semi regular combination on hung over Sundays. From my Shanghai days, Xiaolongbao, which I just started getting in the states frozen from a local asian super market.



    anti focus- Olives. All fucking olives disgust me and picking them out of food, like pizza, ain't helping because the disgusting brine residue is always left over.
     
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    Focus: A Penn State from this Italian restaurant a few blocks from my house. It's a cheesesteak with chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, fries, hot sauce and bleu cheese. It's a little under a foot long and I eat every bite. I will always order this right after I have a particularly bad anxiety attack because anxiety makes me completely unable to make a choice about my food options. I live on pop tarts and handfuls of Cheese-It's when I'm anxious, so I'm always starving once the fog clears.

    Alt-Focus: I don't eat anything that calls itself a salad, but uses mayonnaise as a possible ingredient. Chicken salad, tuna salad, potato salad, noodle salad... if there is mayonnaise holding pieces of other foods together in a congealed blob, it is not for me.
     
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    Focus: I am apparently a big fan of tan things. Quick comfort food options if I have been foolish enough to stock them: cheese sandwiches, ramen noodles, fish sticks, pizza rolls, and frozen white castle cheeseburgers (aka the devil incarnate). If I'm going to buy comfort food, my go to would probably have to be french fries. The hard to get comfort food because it is an hour drive away - the house dressing and bread ends from the Cheese Shop. All of these things are TAN.

    anti-focus: bleu cheese and beets are the two that come immediately to mind.
     
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    Focus: I have a major sweet tooth, always have. However, since I did a no sugar, no refined flour diet for about 3 months last year, if I indulge in something I don't want it again for a reeeeally long time. While vaguely depressing, it's been good for the size of my ass. That said, if it's been an ugly day my husband knows to bring me something chocolatey with a caramel or truffle center. That, or a giant slice of buttered, salted grilled bread, preferably sourdough.

    Anti-focus: Eggplant. I can't even with the slimy texture. There is no way you can cook it that can make the texture disappear and trust me, I've tried - I'm generally a pretty adventurous eater. Mushrooms? Yum! Uni? Yes please! Foie gras? Every day and twice on Sundays! Octopus? Obsessed! Eggplant? NOPE.
     
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    Focus: A big 'ol dark beer in a big mug. I could demolish a pile of good kettle cooked chips too, but it's beer first for me.

    Anti-focus: Peas. Olives and capers. Sauerkraut. Congealed or cold salads. No no no. My girlfriend likes to eat olives out of the can like they're nothing and it disgusts me.
     
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    Given that my husband insists on growing it in our garden, the way I cook eggplant to make it palatable is to salt the slices or chunks and let it sit for awhile. Once all the bitterness oozes out, I rinse them, toss in a little olive oil and then roast in the oven. Once fully cooked, I add it to whatever dish I'm preparing as an extra veggie mix in. It has a slight tang to it, similar to artichokes.
     
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    Alt. Focus Tomatoes. They taste horrible and even when you take them off something like a burger they still leave their little tomato jizz residue with seeds and crap. Even sundried tomatoes taste like satan's upchuck to me.

    I'm game for pretty much anything else though within reason. I've had everything from exotic game to live octopus (never again) to blood sausage to grubs (never again; did it on a dare) to lionfish (it tastes delicious and is fantastic for the reef systems).