I've mentioned my love for broccoli a few times on my blog,
but never really elaborated.
Broccoli would have to be my favourite vegetable.
Once upon a time, I was a broccoli hating vegephobe,
today I'm a vegetable loving eighteen year old
who would much rather dig into a bowl of lightly steamed broccoli than a bowl of chips.
Yeaaah, i'm kinda odd like that.
So this got me thinking about my favourite foods.
Could I come up with an A-Z list like other bloggers I've seen?
It's worth a try!
They say one a day keeps the doctor away, but doctor or no doctor, I eat at least one apple every day. It's gotta be green though, Granny Smith - I love you!
My favourite vegetable, hands down. In pasta, on pizza, steamed, in stir fry - if it has broccoli in it, I'll probably be more game to try it!
A vegetable that is vying for the title of favourite vegetable. My lunch isn't complete without carrot sticks on the side and I love how sweet lightly steamed carrots are. They are way too good to be healthy.
Dried Fruit -
Raisins, Currants, Dried Apricot, Dates - you name it, I like it. I love making up my own trail mixes with different combinations of dried fruit, definitely nature's candy :)
Easter Eggs -
Okay, so I don't know if this really counts, but I can't think of any other "E" foods I like. Does anyone else agree that easter eggs taste a hundred times better than regular chocolate. I'm fussy with my easter eggs though, cheap imitations don't cut it.
Frozen Bananas -
I actually have a teeny obsession with frozen bananas. I will wait until the bananas have ripened, slice them up and put them into zip lock bags in the freezer. I have every intention of turning them into banana soft serve, but it's rare that they ever make it to the food processor.
Another example of natures candy! I'm so happy that grapes have come back into season. Not only are they sweet, juicy and refreshing but they make a superb portable snack!
Hommus, Hummus -
However you want to spell it, I'm a fan! Hummus makes a regular appearance on my lunch plates. I can't get my head around eating chickpeas by themselves, but I loveeee hummus.
Ice cream -
I'm a bigggg ice cream fan. The best thing about the weather warming up is that I can eat ice cream again. But don't worry, I managed to eat ice cream in the winter too! I just made sure to sit in front of the fireplace, wrapped in a blanket :P
I never used to like it as a child, but after my last trip to the US I fell in love with jam and cream cheese on toast. Strawberry is my jam of choice and Dalfour is the brand that takes pride of place in my refridgerator. I don't like ultra sugary jams, the more fruit the better :)
More specifically, puffed kamut. Kamut is an ancient grain thought to have originated in Egypt. I've recently developed a "thing" for puffed kamut in my trail mixes and yoghurt messes and it makes a great cereal. Kamut has 40% more protein than wheat and contains up to 65% more amino acids, so it doesn't just taste good. It's also super fun to eat - kinda like popcorn!
Laughing Cow Cheese -
I'm a bit of a laughing cow addict. I loveeee how creamy it is and how easy it is to spread. Truth be known, I was actually really upset when they changed over to the new recipe because I thought it had been discontinued. But alas, found it again whilst away at my grandma's house and we've been together ever since. (I actually made sure to buy extra to bring home with me - I told you... addict)
Surely mangoes are secretely crack disguised as a fruit. For me, mangoes define summer. As a child I remember eating mangoes and getting them everywhere. Juice running down your face, dripping down to your elbows and an extremely happy tummy. My primary school teacher actually told us that when she was a child, her mum would make her eat mangoes in the bath. They're sweet, juicy and delicious. Definitely one of my favourite fruits.
I think it's safe to say I love almost every summer fruit available. I love stone fruits. You can be sure I'm patiently awaiting their arrival at the fruit market.
In winter, there's nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. My favourite oatmeal addition would have to be banana, but I'm constantly experimenting with new flavour combinations.
Peanut Butter -
I loveeeeeeeeeeeee peanut butter. Crunchy peanut butter would have to be my PB of choice and you can be sure that at least a little peanut butter is consumed every day by me. Whether its stirred into my oatmeal, spread on crackers or sandwiches or eaten by itself.
Okay so I couldn't figure out any other foods I like that started with Q and I hadn't mentioned cheese - So why not turn spanish for a moment. I loveeeeee cheese. Vintage cheese, cheddar cheese, brie, camembert, string cheese, swiss cheese, laughing cow cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese - you name it. Cheese should probably be its own food group.
Especially if they're covered in dark chocolate. Raisins will always come before sultanas for me. They're perfect in oatmeal cookies, trail mixes, cereals and cakes or even just eaten by themselves.
I manage to make my way through at least half a kilo of strawberries a week (don't worry, that's only 2 punnets). Strawberries always make an appearance in my desserts and are a perfect addition to yoghurt, ice cream, custard, chocolate etcetc. You can bet I won't know what to do with myself when they go out of season. (Frozen strawberries? Bingo!)
Whether they're cherry tomatoes, egg tomatoes, roma tomatoes or crushed tomatoes you can guarantee I get at least one tomato into my body daily. I love eating tomatoes by themself with a little bit of salt and pepper. The colder they are, the better!
Unsalted Nuts -
Okay so I totally couldn't think of anything that started with U. But I guess Unsalted nuts count? right?
Yepppp, I'm a true Australian! I love vegemite on toast, with grilled cheese and I'm a big fan of Vegemite, Cheese, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches (don't knock it til you try it!)
I love eating ice cold juicy watermelon. It's one of those foods that remind me of summer. Super sweet, juicy and refreshing. And hey, its pink!
Xmas Pudding -
First of let me change that to Christmas pudding, but I couldn't come up with anything that started with an X. My mum makes the best christmas pudding and I look forward to it every year.
Plain yogurt is one of my favourite foods. Flavoured yogurts are too sweet for me so I make up my own yogurt messes by combining a random mix of ingredients. My favourite yogurt combination would have to be plain yogurt, strawberries and a small crumbled lamington. The perfect mix of chocolate, coconut, strawberries and yoghurt. Yumm!
I love grilled zucchini and zucchini also makes up part of my favourite vegetarian pizza - Broccoli, Zucchini and Feta.
That was easier than I thought!
I've discovered that most of my favourite foods fit into the beginning of the alphabet. I had plentyyy of ideas for the first 10 or so letters and by the time I got to U and X, I was stumped!
So tell me,
What's your favourite food?
and do you think you could come up with an A-Z list?
Do you eat anything that starts with a U or an X? :P