Posts Tagged ‘Edamame’
I talk a lot about the healthy foods I eat (and yes I do talk about the bad ones too) and I talk about how I try to live a pretty healthy lifestyle. But I thought it was only fair to share with you some of my unhealthy passions and the things that I am, well, obsessed with!
Exhibit A: Soy Sauce
So yea…. I LOVE soy sauce. I love to eat soy sauce on just about everything. Some of the weirdest things I eat soy sauce on are stove stop stuffing and really any kind of chicken, veggies, and I love to eat it with edamame (another LOVE of mine). So I think the stovetop stuffing was probably the weird thing until… Until I decided to see if any types of shots contained soy sauce for fun. Lucky for me Paul was over and well he will try just about anything so I recommended trying a soy sauce drink. The shot he found was pretty simple and it was just soy sauce and vodka so I offered to make one. I think I put it just a lot little too much soy sauce and not enough vodka, which I found out after Paul almost threw up when he tried it. He was a real champ though and tried it again… this time with less vodka. Still tasted like crap and even though I have a deep love for soy sauce I did not enjoy the shot when I tasted it. So moral of the story…I love soy sauce except when it is mixed with vodka. But Paul- thank you for helping me follow my heart that always leads me to soy sauce… u are a real friend!
Exhibit B: Fruit Snacks
Sometimes I think I have the taste buds of a toddler because I could eat fruit snacks all day long and never get tired of them. If love were an affection you could feel for food I would feel it very deeply for fruit snacks. I have tried MANY kinds of fruit snacks throughout my life and my favorites for a while were the “Real Fruit” fruit snacks that came in those slightly large packages. But one time I got a bad pack of them and it turned me off a little so I started enjoying fruit snacks in the shapes of princesses, SpongeBob, and especially Scooby Doo. During one trip to Target I was once again craving fruit snacks so I tried Target’s brand of fruit snacks for the first time. Ummm HELLO HEAVEN. These are the most delicious little pieces of heaven I have ever tasted. The best part? The great price! Since they are generic they are lower priced than most and I can get this giant box for like 7 dollars or something. In any case I think it is safe to say that I eat at least 5 packs a week. Yepp- almost every single day. Oh and I don’t call them fruit snacks because that just sounds childish so I call them gummies. Yep- that way to a random stranger they could think I mean gummy vitamins or just gummy something else… maybe gummy bears? The Target ones have grape ones which are so tasty and Tim doesn’t like them so I get to eat all of his grape ones. Just another fabulous thing about those tasty treats!
Exhibit C: Green Olives
So unlike fruit snacks it is possible for me to get tired of these things HOWEVER for some odd reason I have to have 3 every single time I get home from work. Yes, you read that correctly. I have 3 green olives from the jar in the fridge every day when I get home from work. Totally weird right? I know that. I also love them in salads but other than that I don’t put them on much. Sometimes I cut them in half and put them on sandwiches but that takes a really long time and as much as I love them that is not worth it to me. So if I haven’t scared you off too much yet read on for a few more confessions.
Exhibit D: Ménage a Trois Red Wine
So this wine taste like wine but like a dessert wine. It is a mix of 3 wines (hence the name Ménage a Trois) and it is just so good that it is my go-to wine all of the time. If you ever need just a nice get-a-way glass of wine this is the one to turn to. I get it at our local grocery store, Acme, but I have seen it just about everywhere so go pick up a bottle NOW. Casey introduced me to this wine and since then I have turned Tim on to it and my mother as well. So now, it is almost always stocked at all of the houses I visit frequently so this is GREAT news. I believe Tim’s mom drinks it now too. The cork says something about enjoying fantasy which makes me laugh and makes it that much better.
Exhibit E: Edamame
Oooooo my favorite vegetable. Is this a vegetable anyway?
No I guess not since it is a soybean but who cares… it taste great. Tim has assured me this is a vegetable and that I had a serious brain fart when I wrote this originally. Therefore I am corrected myself. If I am ever hungry- even late at night- this will totally fill me up and make me feel great. I, of course, add soysauce to them but I just love those little beans. Plus, they are fun to eat! Who doesn’t want to just put them out at other people…. Peyton loves to do that. I started to love them when I would go out to Sushi and then I found them in the grocery stores when I lived in Boston. I was THRILLED when our grocery store started selling them and then all of the sudden they stopped. So as I was browsing around Sam’s Club one day I came across this GIANT bag that has smaller steam bags inside and well, I haven’t looked back since. We purchase this frequently and are NEVER out of stock on them. They are always the perfect side to any meal too which makes me a great thing to keep in the house.
So there you have it. I confessed it. I love some bad for you foods and I just can’t get enough of them. I have weird food habits and I act like a child when I rip open those fruit snacks.
So tell me… what confessions do you need to get off your chest?