hullo again everyone! once again, i am away at camp all this week so i have another prewritten tag post for you all. this one is quite unique seeing as it has little to no real rules or instructions, and it was created only a short while ago. if you guys don’t know the creator of this tag, it’s the fabulous croissant sav the lion. you really should be following him by now if you weren’t already because he’s wonderful and amazing even if he did laugh at my accent (just kidding sav, you’re still the derp king no matter what). alrighty then let’s get into it!
- write about food, some examples being your favorites, least favorites, favorite places to eat, etc.
- there are no others because who wants to be tied down by stupid rules?
since i’m in a bit of a rush to write this at the current moment and can’t really sit and come up with a whole bunch of food related questions to answer, i’m basically just going to be answering all of what sav did on his version of this tag (and maybe a few others if i can think of some that i want to answer). here we go…
first off, i have a ginormous sweet tooth. literally anything sugary is amazing to me, and i both love it and hate it because i can never seem to get enough sugar and thus am always worrying about if i’ve eaten too much or if i’m hogging the sweets when i’m supposed to be sharing with friends. i’ve never had a cavity though, which is kind of odd considering, but i’m not about to complain. i also love fruit, like watermelon, strawberries, mangoes, pears, anything really i just love fruit and fruity candy. also, i’m obsessed with soup for whatever reason. not like broths soups or noodle soups or anything like that, i love thick, creamy chowders and stews and cheesy soups. i cook for my family quite often, and as many times as i can i always try and make soup. my recipe book is about 90% soup recipes, i love it so much. i was also one of those weird children who actually liked to eat their vegetables, for whatever reason i really like cucumbers, brussels sprouts, green beans, broccoli, etc, especially if they’re cooked and seasoned really well. a few other random favorites would be chicken, pasta (especially with cheese or cream sauces), and potatoes. i know, i know, it’s a bit of a stereotype for me to live in idaho and love potatoes but i do. i could seriously eat mashed potatoes and gravy for every meal if i could. i also really love mexican food, enchiladas and chimichangas are my favorites, but i also really love the whatsitcalled something spicy rice and beans. if you’ve ever eaten at a legitimate mexican restaurant and gotten a plate with your main dish, then rice and beans and mixed the rice into the beans and eaten it, you know the true meaning of life. it’s like the best thing in the world, that’s the only way i eat it now.
i don’t really have many least favorites, but i have a lot of foods i’m okay with eating but i don’t want to eat all the time for whatever reason. i used to be super picky, but around the time i started cooking, i started to appreciate a lot of foods i never used to like. a few that stand out to me right now that i don’t like are peanut butter, but only straight peanut butter. i don’t mind peanut butter cups or desserts with peanut butter in them, i just hate straight up peanut butter. also, pb&j’s. i’ve just never liked them, i think they’re slimy and gross and have a weird texture so i just don’t eat them. tomatoes are another, for whatever reason i just hate tomatoes. i’ll eat tomato sauce or dishes with tomato chunks in them, but i hate tomatoes straight up. that’s pretty much all i really dislike, but i just straight up don’t eat red meat. for the longest time i’ve wanted to go vegetarian, but that’s really hard in my family because we eat a lot of meat, and i love chicken so much. it’s easier to replace things like burgers with a chicken patty or a steak with fish rather than eat salad all the time, and i legitimately do not think i could survive without chicken, so avoiding red meat was my compromise. also, the weirdest thing about me is probably that i don’t really like chocolate. even though i have, like, the worst sweet tooth on the planet, the only time i ever really crave chocolate is when i’m on my period. other than that, the only candies i really like are chewy, fruity flavored candies. sometimes i’ll randomly crave chocolate when it’s not that time of the month, but that’s pretty rare.
my favorite places to eat:
i really love mexican, as mentioned before, so i love going to this one restaurant downtown where i live that has the best enchiladas and chips. i also really love italian food, because pasta and breadsticks, and every year for my birthday we go to olive garden for dinner. one of our old neighbors who was also a really good friend of our family’s works there, so it’s nice to go see him and catch up when we can since we don’t get out to where our old house was very often. my dad and i love mongolian stir fry places too, but my sister and mom hate them (my sister is ridiculously picky, she has the palette of a five year old), so the two of us go to one of them whenever we’re on our own.
what do i think of my country’s food:
bleh. i mean it’s america so we pretty much have taken all of the cuisines from different countries and made them our own, but things like burgers and fries which we are famous for i just don’t like. i like fries just fine, just not fast food fries or anything like that, i’m talking big, thick, really well seasoned steak fries that you get at pubs and steak houses. funny story though, at one point ruby sent me a snapchat video of her at an “american food” truck at a fair, asking what was good and if this was really what we ate. sadly, it really was (it was literally just all burgers, fries, fast food, etc, all the fattening stuff we’re famous for) and i felt the need to apologize to her on behalf of our country because all that stuff is just loaded with grease and nastiness. the one part of american cuisine that i do love though, is southern food. fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, biscuits, sweet tea, all that good comfort food is my favorite thing ever. it’s just so delicious. kfc is by far my favorite fast food place, even though their food hardly compares to real southern cuisine. sadly, i’ve only had the chance to experience real, home cooked southern comfort food like that once, in virginia when i went on our class trip to washington, dc. kfc and other places that sell food like that will just have to do for now, until i find somewhere with food just as good as that.
my food issues and weird food habits:
so despite how much i love food, i do have a rather large and sad problem with it. a lot of foods i love (and i know i love), my body just rejects. most of these types of foods are things like super duper rich desserts, but there’s also the most random of foods like uncooked broccoli, regular old plums, bagels, almonds, or even some breads that i can’t eat without getting sick. it’s not like i have an allergy / intolerance or a health problem or anything, i just can’t eat a huge amount of some foods without getting sick. it really depends on the day, sometimes if i haven’t eaten much that day, i’ll be fine, but other days even if i still haven’t eaten much that day, everything makes me sick. i’ve gotten used to the things i know i won’t be able to deal with, even though it’s honestly the broadest and oddest assortment of foods with really no category to them that i just for some reason can’t keep down. like today before i was writing this, i had some nachos at my sister’s tourney and even though i’ve had them before and i know i’ve been just fine in the past, i just couldn’t handle them for whatever reason and had to stop eating them. because of this, there are a lot of foods that most people love that i just can’t eat. pizza is one i’m just not good with, especially thick crust pizza with red sauce, anything from pizza hut or dominoes (even though dominoes crust is the best) or papa murphy’s is a no-go for me. when i get pizza, i get it from places that have either all thin crust or a thin crust option and have a white sauce option. my go-to pizza is from blaze, if you know what that is they basically make really good thin crust personal pizzas right in front of you and then “fast-fire” them in their oven which is super hot and cooks it in 3 minutes. i always get their thinnest crust, with white sauce, chicken for a topping, and cheese. that’s pretty much the only pizza i’ve had at this point that hasn’t made me really sick after one piece. my family is also super weird about food, my dad doesn’t really have many issues but my mom is gluten and dairy intolerant, and my sister has some weird allergies and intolerances that give her really bad eczema, so we eat some weird food replacements so they don’t get sick. a few examples are: i’ve had almond / coconut milk in everything instead of regular cow milk for as long as i can remember (which isn’t bad at all, it’s actually quite delicious even though i don’t like milk straight), we always have gluten free flour in the house along with regular, and my mom refuses to buy anything with any kind of chemical in it. my mom is super into really healthy, organic, all natural foods, which isn’t bad at all since i just grew up with it and have learned to deal with it, and she also buys us snacks and stuff like that, just nothing really chemically or sugary or anything like that. i just didn’t grow up eating anything like fruit by the foot or gushers or lunchables like a lot of other kids in elementary school.
so yeah, that’s pretty much all i got for today. thanks for reading and i hope you’ve all had a great week while i’ve been gone. this is probably the last tag for while i’m gone, i should be back a couple days after this goes up and i’ll have something prepared for you all then. i’ll probably be active on twitter and such and respond to comments and things that were posted while i was gone so you all know that i’m back. after that, i’m going to be pretty busy, but still going to try and post quite a bit like i have so far this summer and be active in the community all year. this is actually the longest post i’ve had scheduled for my absence, and it’s still under 2,000 words! aren’t you guys proud? anyways, that’s all i have for today, i hoped you all enjoyed my talk about food and leave me comments and like this and i’ll be back for realsies soon enough (tuesday most likely). i miss you all so much!