8.12.2012

Sunday Social- FOOD.

Sunday Social: Food edition!
Sunday Social
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
 Those poofy pretzel bites you can get at the movie theater that you dip in that fake nacho cheese. AH. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!  True story: When I was at the end of my stomach tests and knew the doctor was going to tell me I had to stop eating gluten my mom brought me to the movie theater so I could get them one more time.  They still made me sick, but it was a last hoorah of sorts and I still dream about them!

What's your guilty pleasure/comfort food?
Good 'ole macaroni and cheese.  There are some very decent gluten free brands and it always cheers me up, just like when I was little!

What's the weirdest/craziest thing you've ever eaten?
 
KANGAROO.  
I was in Australia when I was 11 and my brother fed it to me and told it me was chicken. Traumatized is the only word to describe how I felt once I discovered the truth.  It does, however, taste exactly like salty chicken.

What foods do you avoid at all costs?
Gluten, apples, pears, plums, peaches, melon, almonds, pecans, carrots, green beans, cheery tomatoes, coffee, and peppers.  I'm allergic to all of the above :( However, I also STRONGLY dislike red and green peppers so even if I weren't allergic I would avoid them at all cost! Otherwise I am not a picky eater at all, I will eat anything if I'm not allergic to it! 

What meal reminds you of your childhood?
Seafood Paella. My father is Puerto Rican so he would always make it growing up and now it's my specialty as well.  My father also LOVES cooking with garlic so whenever I eat something smothered in garlic it reminds me of home :) 

Share one of your favorite recipes and the story behind it.
This chicken salad recipe is delicious and easy! It's my favorite recipe because it is the first recipe my roommate and best friend from college and I tried to make together and it became our ritual before every finals season.  Then, I made it for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it! He used to request it whenever I would fly up to visit him and soon his fraternity brothers would request it too! There's really nothing wild or crazy about it, it is just plain delicious. I hope you try it and like it as much as we do.

Ingredients
                4 cups diced poached chicken
                1 stalk celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
                1/4 cup sweet onion cut into 1/4-inch dice
                Bunch of sliced red grapes (I use lots because I love them :))
                1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon or fresh dill
                2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
                1 cup prepared or homemade mayonnaise
                2 teaspoons strained freshly squeezed lemon juice
                1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
                2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions
In a mixing bowl, toss together the chicken, celery, grapes and herbs. Set aside.  In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Add to the chicken and mix gently until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: If you let it refrigerate for at least an hour before trying, the flavors mix and it tastes even better!

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13 comments:

  1. Oh my! Kangaroo? That would be so traumatic. They're so cute (especially in cartoon-form) Ha.

    That chicken salad recipe looks great. May have to try it for myself soon!

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  2. Stopping over from Sunday Social- I tried Kangeroo when I was in Aussie too. Tasted like chicken but couldn't finish bc I just kept thinking of the kangeroos

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  3. Love soft pretzels! Totally craving one now.

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  4. Yum, I need to try your chicken salad! And Kangaroo...I'm gagging just thinking about it.

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  5. OH MY GOODNESS...KANGAROO?!

    Hi there! Found you thru the Sunday Social...following you now! YAY! I Hope you'll visit my little world!

    Tif
    Ramblings of a Southern Belle
    http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

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  6. Kangaroo?! Wow! I would be traumatized too!

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  7. I would be traumatized from eating kangaroo too! That chicken salad sounds extra delicious, I will have to try that out.

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  8. oh my goodness, Kangaroo?! ahh I would definitely be traumatized as well.

    New follower through the Sunday Social :)

    Southern Glamourista

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  9. You ate kangaroo!? OMG! haha Love your blog, we should follow each other:)

    Shelby xoxo
    shelbychasingbirdies.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh wow...I'm not sure how I'd feel about eating kangaroo LOL. My parents used to grind up deer meat and put it in hamburger helper or spaghetti and I could always tell that's what it was. It tastes kinda like liver to me..

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  11. Kangaroo oh my goodness. There is no way! I thought when I tried alligator without knowing that it was bad but kangaroo those things are too cute to eat! I would have threw up a thousand times over!

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  12. Oh man Kangaroo?!? I've never even heard of eating Kangaroo and I can't say that I would want to. I would say that you are probably scarred for life from that incident!

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  13. Um, delicious. I'm going to make this for Ryan's lunch. I'm always looking for new recipes!!!

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