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!
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
Apparently “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.
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.
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!