Top Ten Tuesday: Foodie Facts About Me

Foodie Facts About Me

Happy Tuesday! I feel as though I’ve been straying from the bookish path a lot recently with my Top Ten Tuesday posts, but it’s fun to switch things up every now and then. I’ve mentioned some bookish facts about me in many tags and award posts before, so I thought for this list I would talk about a differently topic entirely: FOOD. Food is something we can all relate to, making it the perfect theme for a fun summer list. That’s right, here are 10 Foodie Facts About Me!

nutfreeavatar1. I’m allergic to nuts.

I thought I would start off with this simple but incredibly important fact. It might seem obvious judging by the name of this blog, but it’s something that has shaped my life and the way I view food, health, and taking care of my own body’s safety. If you’d like to read about my personal nut allergy story, you can check out the post I wrote about it by clicking here. 

2. I’ve only tried drinking coffee twice in my life.

I’m an avid tea drinker, but it always surprises people to learn that I haven’t really given coffee a fair shot. The only coffee I’ve ever had is decaf from the dining hall at my college when they didn’t have any tea and I felt like I desperately needed something hot and cozy to drink. Needless to say, dining hall coffee isn’t the best quality in the world, so I don’t know if I can officially say that I don’t like coffee.watson tea

3. Breakfast is my absolutely FAVORITE meal of the day.

I LOVE breakfast food. Oatmeal, granola, cereal, eggs, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, bacon, fruit– the list goes on and on, and I love it all! I could seriously eat breakfast for every meal of the day (in fact, I definitely would if the dining hall served it!). One of my favorite traditions is eating breakfast for dinner with my family, especially when pancakes are involved. 🙂

IMG_06764. My cooking skills need some work.

My mom taught herself to be an amazing cook, but apparently that gene never got passed down to me. I can make basic food (toast, eggs, grilled cheese, etc.) but nothing too complex. Baking is even worse– I once ruined brownies in fifth grade by adding 1/4 of a cup of salt instead of a teaspoon, and I’ve been scarred ever since.

sunbutter5. I brought a Sunbutter sandwich for lunch nearly every day in high school.

Many people have never heard of Sunbutter before, so let me explain: it’s like peanut butter, but it’s made out of sunflower seeds instead. I’ve been told that it tastes similar to peanut butter, but I can’t confirm that for obvious reasons. However, that doesn’t stop me from loving it with every stitch of my being. Recently I’ve discovered that they sell individual cups of Sunbutter like they do for peanut butter, and my world has changed.

6. My friends often tease me about having weird taste in food.

There isn’t a lot of food that I don’t like, and as a result my friends are often amazed by what I choose to eat on a regular basis. I LOVE most vegetables, and I’m always up for some broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, carrots, and mushrooms (okay, so technically fungi, but whatever). Apparently choosing to eat healthy food is weird, but there you have it.

7. I love beach pizza.

IMG_1559Apparently “beach pizza” isn’t a thing everywhere, which is just a CRIME because it’s so yummy! Basically, beach pizza is thin and square with sweet sauce and limited cheese. It’s kind of difficult to describe, so I’ve included a picture for your reference. There are a bunch of places that make pizza like this near the beach I usually go to, and my friends and I always make a point to stop and get some on our way home. YUM.

8. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts.

Last Thanksgiving my mom made a full cheesecake for the first time, and it was AMAZING. It’s might not be good for your body, but it’s arguably fantastic for your soul.

9. I don’t think I could ever be a vegetarian– at least not for very long.

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I also eat far too many steak burritos to ever be vegetarian.

I have a few friends who are vegetarian and even one who is vegan, and I fully support their eating habits; however, I just don’t think I could ever follow suit. I could definitely limit the amount of meat that I eat– I basically do this now– but there’s just something about a good burger or grilled chicken on a salad that I would have a hard time giving up indefinitely. Also, it would be more challenging for me to be a vegetarian due to my nut allergy because nuts are a common source of alternative protein.

10. Home is where the heart is.

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Nothing says “home” like pumpkin pie.

Going out to eat is great every once in a while, but I much prefer eating home cooked meals. There’s just something about eating with my family all together that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. This is one of the reasons why Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays– with delicious food comes some even better quality time with family

There you have it! What are some foodie facts about you? What do you think of mine? What is your favorite food of all time? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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52 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Foodie Facts About Me

  1. It’s very strange for me that you’ve only had coffee twice! Or strange is not the right word… perhaps unheard of? I live in Melbourne and everyone’s SO CRAZY over coffee and drink numerous cups throughout the day — it’s part of the lifestyle, haha. That being said, though, I don’t drink it that often either, maybe like once a month? I’d say give it a couple more tries before you say you don’t like it for sure (if you’d like). I wasn’t a fan of it until I tried different types at different places that use different beans, and now I do enjoy it sparingly. 😛

    I have literally never ever seen a beach pizza in my life! Thin pizza with sweet sauce and limited cheese, yeah, but not square… and not with those round hams (are they hams?) right on top of them, haha. They do sound yummy, though!

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    1. Everyone where I live practically lives on Dunkin Donuts coffee, so I’m always getting strange looks when I go in there and only order a tea 🙂 I’ll probably try better coffee eventually, because I do adore the smell of it!
      You’re not alone! I think it must be a New England thing, or maybe just at this specific beach near my house, because my friends from other places have no idea what beach pizza is either. haha and the round things on the pizza are extra pieces of cheese 🙂 I probably should have clarified that, they do look a little mysterious 🙂

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      1. I’ve never heard of beach pizza either, but I’m totally onboard with you about the coffee. I’ve tried it and while it smells amazing (absolutely!) it never quite has lived up in terms of flavor for me…so I’ve been a dedicated tea drinker all my life. Can count on two hands the number of times I’ve had coffee.

        Cannot count how much tea – can’t even keep track of all the teas I’ve brought home over the years as I’ve traveled, either!

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    1. It is! It’s a great alternative to peanut butter even if you don’t have a nut allergy because it’s healthier than regular peanut butter. I highly recommend it! 🙂

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  2. I don’t know what I would do if I was allergic to anything food wise! I have recently become intolerant to nectarines, plums etc… But I love those fruits – it’s almost worth the awful itchy throat and ears… But not quite!! You should really give a decent cup of coffee a shot. I basically live off the stuff!

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    1. I think it’s helped that I was diagnosed with the nut allergy so young (when I was 2 or 3) because I’ve never known anything else. It’s horrible when people develop an allergy as adults and then have to completely change their lifestyles! If anything, I’m grateful for that 🙂

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      1. It is probably better that way – but it must suck having to make sure that everything you eat has no trace of nuts! That’s almost impossible to find today!!

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      2. It’s definitely challenging, especially when I go out to eat. I prefer to eat homemade food when possible because then I know exactly what’s in it and I don’t have to worry as much. But you get used to it after a while!

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  3. Your brownie story reminds me of Anne Shirley for some reason. You should still keep trying, I’m not a great baker, but I find it really soothing. Cheesecake is so so so good. I can only have a little at a time, but though few bites are like heaven. I haven’t heard of beach pizza, but I live in southern California and it sounds like something that should exist here.

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    1. You’re not alone! A lot of my friends from other places have never heard of beach pizza either, so I don’t know if it’s just a New England thing or maybe even just a thing at this local beach I go to. Whatever the case, it’s delicious ❤

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    1. I honestly don’t know how people do it! One of my friends is vegan and every time she eats in my presence I’m like “How on earth do you survive without cheese?!?!?!” I would never last!

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  4. I only started drinking coffee recently, so you’re not the only one. 😉 I still prefer tea though! I love cheesecake as well and like you I couldn’t be a vegetarian for long either… I enjoy eating meat/chicken etc way too much.

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    1. Kind of! I’ve never had peanut butter so I’m not really the best one to ask haha but my mom says it tastes pretty similar, so it’s a decent substitute for peanut butter at the very least.

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  5. Hello~ My friends teases me about having weird tastes too! Especially because I don’t like the taste of cheese and creamy things (except whipped cream and ice cream). Also totally love how your blog looks, so I will be following! 😀

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