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10 day “You” challenge: Five Foods

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FIVE FOODS

Not just nutrition but food also provides comfort to all of us. At times of stress, guilt, heartbreak – we all seek solace in a jar of nutella or a tub of ice cream. We all have memories associated with our favourite foods and some quirky combinations that are unique to just us. I will share that and more here about five of my gourmet loves.

  1. Nutella & Marie Biscuits: This love came about as a default – someone gifted my cousin a jar of nutella (I didn’t know till then what it was) and she offloaded it to me as she wanted to avoid the calories. I was happy to get a jar of chocolate (that’s what it looked like to me) and got it home where I happily stuck a spoon in it and was instantly transported to gooey nirvana heaven. To make the jar last (and not have too many calories) I applied some on a Marie biscuit and knew then and there I had stuck a goldmine! Since then Marie and nutella sandwiches have been my favourite go-to sweets at the end of a meal.
  2. Hot Buttered Popcorn: This love has been there as a child when in winters, we would pop some in the pressure cooker to munch on while watching TV (chips were forbidden when I was growing up). As I grew up, I discovered I liked cheese, garlic, oregano and other spices into the popcorn with tonnes of butter to make it just mmmmm.
  3. Cooked Spinach: I wasnt a Popeye fan, so can’t claim that he made me fond of spinach but fond I am. I simply love this leafy veggie and can’t get enough of it. I love to have spinach n paneer (palak paneer), spinach paranthas/puris, spinach-moong dal, spinach-kadhi, spinach-corn bake…. The list is endless! If you have a favourite recipe for spinach that’s not mentioned here, pls do tell me – I will be eternally grateful.
  4. Cream Cracker Biscuit: Growing up in the 70s I have fond memories of metal tins of biscuits like Bourbon and Cream cracker. I used to love the latter with some butter on it and then sprinkle some sugar – yeah call it weird but I would love it. To date its one of my comfort foods and my favourite biscuits. I love it with grated cheese and chilli flakes / tiny chopped pcs of tomatoes-onions, sprinkled with salt and pepper or just plain with butter.
  5. Cheese: I was hooked onto Kraft cheese that my dad used to get tins of from the canteen. I would sneak into the fridge to cut myself a piece whenever I could. Growing up, I developed a taste for other varieties and I appreciate and rate the buffet breakfasts in good hotels by their cheese spread. I have to say the best one so far has been at the Taj Lake Palace hotel, Udaipur where the variety was mind-boggling. And yes I love the pungent blue cheese too though I havent been near the maggot infested ones…. yet.

Food is what binds all of us together; what are your thoughts on this? Any favourite foods to share here?

Linking up this post for Day #14 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge

This post has been written in response to the prompt 10 day YOU challenge

Passionate about everything design, I am in love with photography, travel and baking. My writing journey was initiated with my letter writing hobby as a child and has metamorphosised into serious blogging. I indulge with reading fantasy fiction, day dreaming and sipping good wine.

22 thoughts on “10 day “You” challenge: Five Foods

  1. Interesting blog. Yes there are strange combinations. One of my friend loved adding some Amul butter to her tea:( . I never could do it but she just raved about it.

    1. ugh! amul butter in tea sounds revolting to me but then each to their own! I love to hear about quirky food combos! One of my cousins digs Tomato ketchup with Bournvita – go figure!!! 😉

  2. Popeye fan! Nutella lover and cheese! Me too 🙂 Though I haven’t had Nutella since months.
    In my fridge there will always be eggs, milk, butter, bread, coffee powder (I keep n fridge), ice-cream and meat.

    1. I also havent had it for months due to the calories…. but now there is some debate over it being cancerous !! 🙁
      I would loveto drop by seeing your fridge is so well stocked 😉

  3. I love palak paneer too…..Food definitely helps to uplift our moods….But you might want to stay off Nutella now – did you read the news – it isn’t good for health because of the carcinogenic elements found it ….

    1. I know the sad news about Nutella- not that I have been slurrping it in copious amounts- however much I would love too! Sigh!! All good things in life are…………
      Thanks for stopping by Sunaina

  4. I love food and I love talking about it. Going out to an art exhibit soon. I think that I’ll make hummus when I come home. I could go for some pasta, too. No butter in my tea or ketchup with anything.

  5. My son in law introduced me to the idea of dipping French fried potatoes in mayonnaise. It seems to be a trend here in the US? I don’t know but I’m not getting on that wagon. I want my fries straight up please, a little salt and that’s it. Not even tomato ketchup. I also love cheese, I’m not quite as adventurous as you into blue cheese territory.

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