Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Food

As a participant in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I will be making my way through the alphabet all month.


I cannot stress enough how much I love today's topic. I love food. Probably too much. No…I take that back. I know it's too much. I spend an awful lot of time thinking about food and the new things I want to try.

Obviously, there are foods that I love and I have found some that I don't care for, but I will eagerly try anything. ANYTHING! Well…anything that is considered food. You just never know where your next favorite taste is going to come from. I've never understood the concept of being afraid to try certain foods. If you don't like something, you don't like it. What's the big deal?

Some of my favorite foods are things I would have never expected to like. Raw eel is absolutely amazing. I only tried it because I saw it on the menu in a sushi restaurant once and thought, "I've never had eel", so I ordered some. It's now my favorite sushi. I've even eaten octopus while it was still alive. I wonder what it would be like to eat an electric eel. I'm going to have to find out.

Of course, having this obsession with food has its drawbacks. The most obvious is my ever-expanding waistline. Luckily, I have good genes or a high metabolism or something that stops me from being as big as I probably should be considering how much I rake into my mouth. I have also spent considerable money trying out every ethnic restaurant I ever come across. And now that I live in a big city, instead of a small town, there is no end to the options.

To save some money, I've started trying my hand at cooking and I've learned that I'm actually pretty good at it. I love digging through Pinterest and finding foods I want to try. I've built up a pretty decent collection.

My favorite way to cook is with my crock-pot. Cooking with a crock-pot is like cooking for people who don't really know how to cook. It is so easy. Toss a couple of ingredients into the pot, turn it on and come back 6 to 8 hours later to a fantastic meal. Since I really don't like to do any more than I have to ever, this is the way to cook for me.

I really don't expect that my love affair with food will end any time soon.


  1. I'm a big fan of crock pot cooking! Off to check out your Pinterest board for some new inspiration.

    Cheers - Ellen |

  2. my favorite preach meal as to be frozen pizza!!!!

    1. It hurts me to say this, but I have given up pizza for a little while. I've eaten so much of it, I just don't want it any more.

  3. Hello, I am visiting from the A to Z Challenge. It kind of made my stomach wriggle when I read about you eating a live octopus. I also wondered why one might do that.
    I enjoy your writing!
    Lynda Grace from my blog
    Lynda Grace An Hour Away

    1. Actually,I was in Puerto Rico and it was placed in a large bowl in the center of the table. Tentacles hanging out the sides. It was part of the appetizer. Grab a tentacle and bite a chunk off.

      It was actually good.

  4. I agree with you on eel, but I could use more veggies in my diet that you carnivores prefer!

  5. Oh I love food WAY too much...I mostly just deny myself, which is sad. I also try to walk a lot...but even then, I just can't stay as thin as I need to be.

  6. I have to many allergies to be able to appreciate food the way it should be appreciated. Ever since I was a young child I've longed for the pill that would replace eating. LOL
    I have a family and I do cook, and I love the crock pot too! Yes, my family loves my cooking - even though most of the time I can't enjoy it with them, they appreciate a good home cooked meal. Been cooking since I was 12.

  7. I love food too. Between forcing myself to eat in moderation, working out like a beast, and a high metabolism, I'm not nearly as fat as the outside as I am on the inside mentally. Pass the eel, please. That kind of sushi is making my mouth water just thinking about it.


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