Cannot even imagine a world devoid of eggs. Scrambled, fried, poached, hard or soft boiled, painted, sitting tan and pretty in their paper crate- I love them. I pay not a thought to cholesterol and have at least one egg each day. Satisfying in a way only eggs can be.
I don’t eat mayonnaise often, but I will say that it is my favorite condiment. Real, full fat and yolky mayonnaise. Hellmann’s or Best Foods only. A dollop is creamy and rich and so smooth it hits every taste receptor in my mouth and makes me smile upon contact. Nothing compares to egg salad with mayonnaise, a thick smearing on a sandwich, melting under the cheese on a steak sub, in just about every aioli…pure joy for me.
3. Pure Vermont Maple Syrup.
I used the sugar-free kind for years after I lost several trillion pounds. I thought the pure version to be unworthy of so many calories. I was content with my 25 calorie faux syrup. And then I tried the real stuff. My whole world turned right side up.
It’s worth every dripping, sticky drop of a calorie. The satisfaction you’ll find if you dip pancakes, waffles, french toast, and bored fingers, into syrup tapped from some husky maple in Vermont, is one of the purest pleasures of life.
4. Coconut Water.
I did not anticipate liking it as much as I do.
I’d seen it around and simply thought that it was trendy and wildly overpriced. Both those things are true, but it is absolutely delicious. Slightly sweet and subtly coconutty.
Super duper hydrating. Lots of vitamins, minerals, and about a zillion electrolytes. Zico is good, Naked is just fine, but this can, this brand- it’s sweeter, milkier almost, and it’s absolutely worth 2 bucks.
5. Beans- navy, pinto, black, garbanzo, kidney.
I eat a cup of beans each day. I don’t know how or when or who lets me eat them so relentlessly, but I adore them. For years I bought the conventional & canned, then moved to organic & canned, then I began soaking dried beans overnight and simmering them for an hour ‘til their tummies turned soft and pasty.
I won’t say I’ll never go back to canned, because, well, I love things in cans- green beans and creamed corn, included. But the soaked and simmered beans are by far the best in taste and texture- they’re firmer and fresher tasting.
Which foods are you loving right now?