Recent Food Obsessions

Now that Thanksgiving is more than a week passed, we can emerge from eating leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and start getting back to eating different foods over and over again. These are the ones I’m currently obsessed with.

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Everything on this plate, including microwave vegan fudge and 2 new recipes to come this week. What can I say? I’m a sweets person Smile

Smart Balance peanut butter. I think it’s an addiction when a full jar barely lasts a week. Yikes…

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Caitlin’s Perfect Baked Tofu. I discovered this recipe when I ran out of salt and wanted something flavorful. It’s so simple and tasty. Try it!

Walnuts. With everything. How did I forget how good they are?!

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Lastly—but certainly not least—garnet yams. I never believed there was a big difference between different yams until trying these. Roasted at 400 for 2 hours, these are soft and sweet and smooth. I could even live off of these for 2 months.

What’s your latest food obsession?

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15 Responses to Recent Food Obsessions
  1. Katie @ Live for the Long Run
    December 5, 2010 | 10:04 am

    I never really thought there were any differences between yams either. I always just see yams in a big bin. Where did you find somewhere that differentiates?

    That plate of sweets looks delicious. Send some my way!

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 5, 2010 | 11:34 am

      Whole Foods. And they were on sale! 🙂

  2. VeggieGirl
    December 5, 2010 | 10:10 am

    My latest food obsession = pumpkin seeds and hot chocolate (not together).

  3. Maureen
    December 5, 2010 | 10:50 am

    Walnuts! They’re so the rage now, all over health articles and such. What I love about walnuts over other nuts, is that I can stop myself at one serving and feel satiated.

  4. Lindsey
    December 5, 2010 | 11:34 am

    Green smoothies and anything eggnog-flavored. Including, at times, green smoothies! Delicious!!

  5. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    December 5, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    When I was home over Thanksgiving, I discovered a bag of chocolate covered walnuts my mom had been hiding away. Walnuts are always one of my favorites, but covered in chocolate? 10000 times better.

    Latest obsession = dates. I go through phases with them, and I’m definitely in the middle of a big kick now!!

  6. lynn @ the actor's diet
    December 5, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    i recently tried a japanese purple yam that blew my mind. i can’t find it anywhere though – it was in a restaurant

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 5, 2010 | 3:11 pm

    latest food obsession…gf vegan rice krispy treats w/ homemade vegan chocolate frosting. yeah. I am living off them 🙂

    Great post on Gena’s site!

    Yams…I knew there was a difference when I Started making baby food a few years ago..yams, sweet taters, white sweet potatoes, garnet yams, etc…they all cook up and taste a bit different.

  8. Kristina at spabettie
    December 5, 2010 | 3:14 pm

    ha… I saw that guy on the news. he said his wife even made potato ice cream. ew?

    🙂 I like this whole list (especially the first plate!) except for walnuts. I can’t do that.


  9. Sarah@Gluten-free tries Vegan
    December 5, 2010 | 5:21 pm

    Yum, love the look of that chocolate filled plate.

    My latest food obsession – apples, cookies (homemade, of course), and raw carrots. Oh, and I’m loving soup 🙂

  10. kate
    December 5, 2010 | 7:31 pm

    I should invite you over for yams. Ive got a million! Im loving bananas lately, which is weird for me.

  11. sophia
    December 5, 2010 | 9:55 pm

    Wait…are they really yams? I thought they were sweet potato? I’m so confused about the diff between sweet potato and yams…

    My latest food obsession is home-baked bread. 🙂

  12. Cara Craves...
    December 5, 2010 | 11:30 pm

    Love yams!
    Sweet potatoes are not available to me in Korea, so I yam it up a lot.

  13. Ela
    December 6, 2010 | 12:47 am

    Hey there!

    Moseying on over to check out your blog from your guest post at Gena’s – great job there. Nice list of recent obsessions: there’s a yam conspiracy going on at the moment and I think I’m ready to jump in too, maybe (finally letting go of some carbophobia!) My longtime and current food obsession is anything coconut, but avocado and even sometimes carrots have their place. And chlorella and nutritional yeast (yes, I’m one of those mostly cruditarians).

    I’m also a Classicist! Actually, an older friend of mine was a Classics prof at Brown for a while, but he recently moved to a position in Germany. Would be too funny if you knew him also.


  14. Iris
    December 6, 2010 | 2:24 am

    Your cake at Choosing Raw looks amazing, as does everything on this page. Thanks for sharing over there so I could find your blog!