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babka

Simple pleasures.

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At midnight this evening, my brain remembered that it hadn't been fed since breakfast. With the clock ticking down on a most undignified meltdown, I toasted a slice of brioche, smashed half a ripe avocado into it, and promptly lapsed into an undignified--but fully adult--state of mind.

What's your five minutes fix?

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I'll crack open a tin of smoked or teriyaki oysters, pull out some crispbread- butter it, grab a pickle and a handful of cherry tomatoes...call it good.


Shelley: Would you like some pie?

Gordon: MASSIVE, MASSIVE QUANTITIES AND A GLASS OF WATER, SWEETHEART. MY SOCKS ARE ON FIRE.

Twin Peaks

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Salad or raw veggies with dressing is always a good choice. I always keep a couple bags of prepared salad greens around, and most bottled dressings are decent enough, so toss some greens in bowl, drizzle something over it, and the hunger is satiated by something pretty healthy.


He don't mix meat and dairy,

He don't eat humble pie,

So sing a miserere

And hang the bastard high!

- Richard Wilbur and John LaTouche from Candide

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Toast. Or greens with dressing and maybe some tuna or a hardcooked egg. Since I almost always have hardcooked eggs in the fridge, perhaps a couple of deviled eggs.


Susan Fahning aka "snowangel"

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Crunched up Fritos or Doritos (or is that Tostitos?) Gold chips, splash on picante sauce, grate some cheese on top, nuke for a minute.


Linda LaRose aka "fifi"

"Having spent most of my life searching for truth in the excitement of science, I am now in search of the perfectly seared foie gras without any sweet glop." Linda LaRose

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milk and cereal


"I look around (the Amazon rainforest) and see a green wall. They (the Machiguenga Indians of Peru) look around and see a supermarket." -Austin Stevens

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Sometimes (rarely) even five minutes is more than I'm willing to spend. A piece of fruit (these days, prefereably a Bosc pear or a Pink Lady apple or a Cara Cara navel orange or a Rio Star grapefruit). Pita and hummus (I always carry both). Cucumbers. Carrots. Almond butter and Ryvita-- the kind with dried fruit. Smoked salmon. Also, smoked salmon.

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A frittata. Quick to make and suitable ingredients are always on hand.

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Beyond grazing (crudites, dips, salami, cheese), it would have to be grilled cheese and some canned soup.


If someone writes a book about restaurants and nobody reads it, will it produce a 10 page thread?

Joe W

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Quesadillas. Melty, gooey cheese and -- even better -- the little crispies that stick to the pan while you're cooking.


I'm on the pavement

Thinking about the government.

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Hmmm... theres always a salami or soprasetta and at least 4 cheeses in my fridge... roasted peppers if I've made some that week, and crackers/toasts of some sort.

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Cold rice, small can of salmon, a few slivers of pickled gai choy, green onions, splash of nuoc mam, microwave to warm up. Three minutes to heaven. AHHhhhhh. :biggrin:

Second choice, ditto to "werdna's" dish.

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Peanut butter and Fluff sandwich on whole wheat bread with a glass of cold milk.


Wearing jeans to the best restaurants in town.

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Mine is a variation of mdt's...peanut butter and honey on whole wheat toast. Toasting is key because the peanut butter gets all melty and wonderful. Second choice would be peanut butter on an apple.

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Laniloa, you said the magic word . . . apple.

A Granny Smith apple cut into wedges. Dip it into a good rich yogurt slightly sweetened and with some added vanilla. It tastes incredibly, ridiculously decadent.

One of my favorite things since I tend to snack in the evening.


Linda LaRose aka "fifi"

"Having spent most of my life searching for truth in the excitement of science, I am now in search of the perfectly seared foie gras without any sweet glop." Linda LaRose

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Thick slice of white bread toasted golden-brown, spread generously with 1/4 brick of cream cheese, and glazed on top with chunky strawberry jam

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steaming-hot, still fresh sticky rice. Raw egg cracked on top; splash of soy; stirred so the egg only just begins to set (think the texture in a proper carbonara)

My favorite food as a kid; I'd still make a new pot of rice just for this.

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Large curd full fat cottage cheese sprinkled liberally with crushed red pepper flakes.


Tobin

It is all about respect; for the ingredient, for the process, for each other, for the profession.

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Quesadilla with cheese, salsa and cilantro.

goat cheese on toasted whole wheat

granny smith apples and cheddar cheese

humbolt fog cheese and triscuits

CHEESE

I could never be a vegan but I could easily become a cheeseatarian.

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Labne sandwich: Labne, green olives, sprinkle of zaatar, olive oil in a rolled pita.

ANY piece of cheese on pain de mie stuck in a toaster.

ANY piece of cheese period.

Leftover white rice with grated parmiggiano and olive oil.


Edited by zeitoun (log)

"A chicken is just an egg's way of making another egg." Samuel Butler

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