Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Losin' it with Mamakat

I'm taking Mamakat's challenge so thought I'd close out Two Oh Oh Eight with my Top Ten "Favorite Stuff I Ate/Drank" - all here in my humble kitchen because you won't find me in restaurants much.

10. Zola Acai juice - the best acai you can buy IMHO. Unfiltered. Perfect after-workout refueler.

9. Pom Wonderful pomegranates - this has to be one of the best seasons for them!

8. (My) Power Bars. They are to die for. Just ask my kids.

7. Chilean Sea Bass from my local HyVee. $25 a pound for something that makes you moan and your eyes roll back in your head is worth it - once in a while.

6. Green tea. Green tea. Green tea. Loose leaf, please. Genmaicha is my favorite but I'll drink anything green (if its tea).

5. Panera whole grain baguette. Yes, I could eat one saturated in olive oil in one sitting all by my lonesome. Now how would I know that?

4. Caramelized onion, sun dried tomato, and goat cheeze pizza. Oh yeah. Even Ron Burgundy likes that one. That's saying something.

3. Brown rice and wild mushroom risotto. Worth every minute it takes. And it certainly does take a few.

2. (My) Chicken Tortilla soup. Tweaked just the way I like it. Hot. Very hot. With my own crisped tortilla strips.

1. (My) Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa. Came close to winning a contest with this one. More requests for this recipe than anything I've ever brought to a potluck. But then, that's all I ever bring...

There you have it.

Now, I'm resolving to eat less of all of it in 2009!


14 comments:

-stephanie- said...

Mmmmmm you eat goooood!

While putting our girls to bed tonight, we asked them what the best part of their year was, and my 4 year old said "the food"! Sounds like you two would get along great.
and can I find that black bean/corn salsa recipe anywhere in your blog?
Happy New Year!

Summer said...

Oh my, a healthy one!!! ;-) Mine is more like PB&J, Fiber One Bars, 100 calorie snacks...

ha ha!

Beth E. said...

Hmmm...I must be the complete polar opposite to you! I enjoy all of the things that are NOT good for me. I need for you to live closer to me...you know, for inspiration! Wanna mover here? :o)

The Odd Duck said...

I had black bean and corn salsa for the first time at a Christmas party last week. I thought it would be disgusting before giving it a try anyway. Yummy.

Green tea is also wonderful.

- Kendall from Mama Kat's.

blueviolet said...

I'm not showing your list to anyone in my family because you eat and drink way better than we do.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Wow Candace...you are brave...

No WAY I want to list things I eat...it would make it all too real...

Happy New Year!!
Jay

Sherri said...

Love your site - I stopped over from SCL. We have a lot in common as far as liking good food. (Love green tea and any wild "new" berry juice), however I "balance" it with Velveeta cheese!

I'm a wanna be healthy eater. I'll do well, then fall off the wagon.

I enjoyed your post!

JHS said...

You can come cook for us. That tortilla soup sounds wonderful.

Happy New Year!

katdish said...

Hmmm...

You are way healthier than me! I do enjoy green tea, though. Not the grocery store kind, the kind you get when you go to a Japanese restaurant -- burning hot.

The carmelized onions are good. Rachael Ray has a recipe for onion dip with carmelized onions, a beef boullion cube, EVOO, cream cheese and sour cream. Yum-o!

Jenners said...

Visiting from Mama Kat's Writers Workshop...

Good grief ... if I ate this, it would be like a 1000% improvement in my diet! Cool approach to the prompt!

Elaine said...

Yummy.... You made me hungry. Praying for a blessed New Year, for you and your family...

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Jen said...

Ok so I so want to try those things. They sound wonderful!

Mama Kat said...

Not a good list to read whilst hungry. Thanks a lot! ;)

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