Foodie or Nah?

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Never would I go as far as calling myself a foodie. I do like food though. There are a million restaurants in Los Angeles that I want to try. I think if I had a bit more time on my hands, I’d be a food snob. I’m kind of fascinated by yummy and creative recipes. While I do like good eats, my favorites are pretty simple. I don’t have a specific favorite dish but more fave ingredients. If these things are present in a dish, I’m probably going to order it.

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Spinach – This probably doesn’t make the favorites list of most people. What can I say, I’m odd that way. I like to eat spinach in salads, sauteed or in a dip. Pretty much, I’ll take it however I can get it.

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Goat cheese – Done deal. I keep some in the fridge to sprinkle over salads. Every now and then I have a log of it covered in blueberries to spread on to crackers. Love this stuff!

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French fries – How simple. Fries have been my favorite food since high school. I used to eat them so much that at 18 my doctor told me to slow up before I started having health issues. Pfft.What did he know? *I did slow WAY up and hardly eat them now. But when I do…

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Plantains– I’ll take them dried or fried, just hand them over. My favorite Cuban restaurant here in Los Angeles serves them as a staple side dish. It’s usually the first thing to go on my plate. My son gets so excited about them too. He starts smiling and wiggling in his seat. I’ve created a plantain eating monster! LOL!

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Linguine – For some reason this is my favorite pasta. I totally prefer it over spaghetti. Sometimes I make it with olive oil and a few herbs or use a plain marinara. It’s perfection either way.

Use any of these in a recipe and I’m probably a guaranteed fan. Suddenly, I’m hungry…

Tell me, what are some of your favorite things to eat?

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31 Responses to Foodie or Nah?
  1. Natalie
    October 8, 2014 | 11:41 am

    Oooh we would totally be friends in real life…I love all the foods you listed!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    October 8, 2014 | 11:45 am

    I do consider myself to be a foodie. I don’t care what it looks like, but LOVE to eat.

  3. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    October 8, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    I love everything you have listed here. Except, would you believe I have never had a plantain??? I think I am missing out.

    • Nicole
      October 8, 2014 | 4:50 pm

      Wait, wha???? Back the truck up, you’ve never had a plantain before? You have to try fried plantains, with sweet cream (I have a recipe) they are SO good. It’s an El Salvadoran traditional breakfast.

  4. LaShawn
    October 8, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    I absolutely adore ceviche, perfect fries, oxtails,and lasagna. I don’t eat any of these on the regular, but when I do…

  5. Pam
    October 8, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    I’ve always loved goat cheese and spinach, too. Especially if they’re in a dish together! I wouldn’t call myself a goodie, but I can definitely enjoy some tasty food.

  6. Jeanine
    October 8, 2014 | 4:24 pm

    I love fries too! Probably too much. I also am obsessed with Chinese chicken balls and sweet and sour sauce! Yum

  7. Shannon Gosney
    October 8, 2014 | 7:02 pm

    I love taking pictures of food before I eat it. Especially those ones that your mouth waters over and over again!

  8. Kate K
    October 8, 2014 | 7:47 pm

    Oh yu,. I love me some food too! I like exploring new restaurants and different ethnic foods.

  9. Debbie Denny
    October 9, 2014 | 3:15 am

    These are great foods. I like Spinach also.

  10. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
    October 9, 2014 | 4:43 am

    I’m so excited to find someone that loves spinach like I do! It seems like a weird thing to people if you say your favorite food is spinach when their’s is like pizza. Spinach pizza is great too!

  11. Veronica
    October 9, 2014 | 4:47 am

    I love spinach. I eat it everyday! I don’t like it cooked though except in spinach soup. I love plantains too

  12. Ronni
    October 9, 2014 | 6:44 am

    I am so all about plantains. It’s almost obsessive!

  13. Brett
    October 9, 2014 | 6:45 am

    I can’t say whether you’re a foodie or not. But I can say you’ve got good taste!

  14. becka
    October 9, 2014 | 6:53 am

    I have ate most and most are my favorites but I have never had plantain.. what do they taste like?

  15. Tracey
    October 9, 2014 | 7:48 am

    I love food! There are so many great restaurants in my city and I try to get out there and try new foods as much as I can.

  16. Travel Blogger
    October 9, 2014 | 8:07 am

    Can I have one of everything please? It all looks delicious.

  17. Janel (A Mom's Take)
    October 9, 2014 | 8:52 am

    I want to try this all. I’m very pregnant and just the sight of those fries is driving me mad, but in a hungry, good kind of way.

  18. Krystal
    October 9, 2014 | 9:32 am

    You have such a variety of foods listed, and reading your post. Well, I think maybe you ARE a foodie, and you don’t know it!

  19. Billie Rowell
    October 9, 2014 | 10:18 am

    Yum! It all looks so delicious!

  20. Christina
    October 9, 2014 | 10:29 am

    Your food looks so good, I need to eat before I come online lol. I am definitely a foodie and this whole post made me smile!

  21. Christie
    October 9, 2014 | 11:50 am

    Anything pasta gets me. And chocolate…but not together 🙂

  22. Beth@KCMompreneurs
    October 9, 2014 | 11:56 am

    I will pretty much eat anything with peanut butter. I am very much a sweet tooth.

  23. Ann Bacciaglia
    October 9, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    Those french fries look delicious. All the food looks great. I love to try new foods.

  24. Carly Anderson
    October 9, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    I enjoy all of these foods, except for the plantains. I’ve never tried those, although I’ve heard they are good.

  25. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty
    October 9, 2014 | 5:36 pm

    Ok, goat cheese I understand. Spinach I only like raw. I’ll try ANYTHING that has Brie or Truffle oil in it.

  26. Dawn
    October 9, 2014 | 5:46 pm

    I’ve never had a plantain, but they look amazing. I also love spinach! Especially in dip!

  27. Rosey
    October 10, 2014 | 12:52 am

    Linguine with a little pesto has such a nice bite to it. I like spaghetti, but I like the linguine better too.

  28. Kiwi
    October 10, 2014 | 12:52 pm

    Girl I love me some spinach! Yum I could eat that with basically anything!

  29. K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    October 12, 2014 | 11:13 am

    I love seafood and fried fish is always a favorite for me as well as crab cakes. Bread is also another food weakness of mine. I’m sure I should cut back more than half my bread intake, but they’re just too yummy breads out there.

  30. Adelina
    October 15, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    I don’t think I’m a foodie either, but I sure love cooking, trying out new recipes and new restaurants. I’m a big fan of spinach too even though I know most people don’t like it, but I just don’t see it. Also I could pretty much eat anything with potatoes in it. Yum!

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