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Coffee - two cups (black) every morning except Sunday when I lace it with Aquavit!

Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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Only one?


I can sub tea for coffee, but at least one of those would be nice.

Maybe if it's really hot weather I can survive on fresh lime soda....


Yogurt (my good South Indian tummy gets severe yogurt withdrawal

after 2-3 days)

Spices (bland food gives me the heebie jeebies after maybe 1 or 2 meals max. I have been known to travel with a bottle of lemon pickle

that I'll mix in as needed.)

Chocolate was there but my expanding waistline

has moved it out of the "daily" category.....


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I was tempted to quote everyone in the "Coffee" column, but it would have resulted in one of those frame-after-frame eternal mirror-image things, I think. Include me for COFFEE. Or Espresso. Or Cap, Latte, Mocha or any variation of the above. I washed all the lids to the coffee cannisters one day last week, left them in the dishwasher overnight, and when I emerged from my bedroom that morning, the house smelled like HEAVEN.

And I also chime in for salad, in almost any form. Even with burgers or sandwiches, I shred lots of iceberg, pile it on a plate, salt it a little and eat it like fries. And never is my fridge without cucumbers--from the little pickling ones to those nice crisp long ones which come in their own little Saran outfit, ready to slice and enjoy.

And lately, yogurt---there are probably forty little containers piled in the fridge drawer upstairs, every flavor from Key Lime Pie to plain old plain.

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Yogurt for me. I have some medication that has to be taken with food and I have found that yogurt is the easiest thing, not requiring any "fixin" or even a dish. Straight out of the container since I am the only one who eats it.

And bread. I have to have at least one piece of bread each day. I count bagels, English muffins, crumpets and regular bread in this category.

I don't count the sweet things such as muffins, sweet rolls, pancakes, waffles and etc.

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Coffee, oh yeah. I just don't feel right if I haven't had at least one sweet thing during the day, but candy doesn't count. I'm not much of a candy person. I prefer home-baked things, but in a pinch a slice of cinnamon toast before bed will do.

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I like routine, so I guess I eat the same meals more than most people. Obviously there are exceptions, but when I'm feeding myself (ie not eating in college):

Breakfast is always tea and oatmeal (preferably steel-cut oats, salt not sugar).

Lunch is usually some sort of sandwich, more tea, and an apple, with additions depending on what's on hand.

I like to have another cup of tea around 4ish as well.

Clearly I have a tea problem. :raz:

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Over-ripe bananas, tomatoes and multi seeded bread.


That's quite a sandwich!!!

.......... and very healthy :rolleyes:

Just to clarify, it ain't a sandwich, however in some countries it probably could be. :biggrin:

I suppose if I include the balsamic glaze and sea salt on the tomatoes, I eat that every day as well.

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Screamingly painful hot sauce and about a half head of some kind of lettuce. Every day. It used to be three triple shot, non-fat lattes, half a pack of smokes and about 4-6 pints of ale but then, I turned the corner on 30 and saw 40 looming in the distance. Time to clean up my act, just a bit. :biggrin:

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nuts and/or nut butter


chocolate (unless by some misfortune there's none in the house)

tomatoes in season

When I was growing up, I could have added rice to the list, often twice a day. It's amazing all Cajuns don't have rice-induced diabetes.

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Butter. I can't remember the last time I consumed absolutely no butter for an entire day. I'm counting butter in things as well as on things.

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Until a short time ago, it would have been coffee for me as well.

I am currently on a low-iodine diet that forbids dairy, soy, egg yolks, fish & seafood, and rice. :blink: The one thing that's making me crazy is milk. I always have at least one glass every day. I could (and did when I was pregnant) give up coffee much more easily.

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I used to make sure to have my USDA Recommended Minimum Daily Adult Requirement of Caffeine, Nicotene and Velveeta, (aka: the Nutritional Triad), but when I quit smoking I lightened up on the Velveeta consumption too.

SB (still gets plenty of caffiene though) :wacko:

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Diet Pepsi....for over a year I had meatballs almost every day at work....they were Good


The great thing about barbeque is that when you get hungry 3 hours later....you can lick your fingers


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The only thing I can think of that I have almost every day is tea. Rice would be a close second.


Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. - Harriet Van Horne

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Oats (oatmeal or some oat-based granola mixture)

I miss salad when I don't have it, but we usually have Chinese takeout a couple of times a week, & thus I go without.

There was a time when ice cream would have been on the list - a time that lasted, oh, close to three decades :wacko: - but I was finally able to break that addiction a couple of years ago.

Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea!

- Sydney Smith, English clergyman & essayist, 1771-1845

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H'm. Traditionally, the Classical Singer's Five Food Groups are:






Once one has consumed far too much of most of the above, it's time to go home, rehydrate deeply, practice, and sleep.


Me, I vote for the joyride every time.

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