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  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 16,468 Member Member, Premium Posts: 16,468 Member
    I can't understand why more people don't love Fig Newtons.

    I LOVE fig newtons! the original

    Same. I love them too! An ice cream shop near me makes a fig newton goat cheese ice cream... Now I'm craving it. haha

    Fig newtons + cheese + wine = food nirvana

    who disagreed.

    Not me, but I get it. For one, Fig Newtons are too dry and not grain-y enough (I'm aware that this is personal preference, not objective Truth), and IMO they're too sweet . . . especially too sweet to pair with most cheese and wine, unless you're maybe talking an actual good desert wine, and a suitably matched cheese. But generically, wine and cheese plus . . . well, actual ripe figs would maybe be OK. Not the minimum-date rectangular sugar puck, though. ;););)

    The Fig Newton goat cheese ice cream sounds like it could be good, though. :)
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    I can't understand why more people don't love Fig Newtons.

    I LOVE fig newtons! the original

    Same. I love them too! An ice cream shop near me makes a fig newton goat cheese ice cream... Now I'm craving it. haha

    Fig newtons + cheese + wine = food nirvana

    who disagreed.

    Not me, but I get it. For one, Fig Newtons are too dry and not grain-y enough (I'm aware that this is personal preference, not objective Truth), and IMO they're too sweet . . . especially too sweet to pair with most cheese and wine, unless you're maybe talking an actual good desert wine, and a suitably matched cheese. But generically, wine and cheese plus . . . well, actual ripe figs would maybe be OK. Not the minimum-date rectangular sugar puck, though. ;););)

    The Fig Newton goat cheese ice cream sounds like it could be good, though. :)

    Yeah I get it...fig newtons and cheese and wine IDK... but FRESH figs wrapped in prosciutto with cheese and wine. yesssshhh

    And the goat cheese fig netwon ice cream is great. Sweet, savory, tangy, salty.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,525 Member Member Posts: 5,525 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    I can't understand why more people don't love Fig Newtons.

    I LOVE fig newtons! the original

    Same. I love them too! An ice cream shop near me makes a fig newton goat cheese ice cream... Now I'm craving it. haha

    Fig newtons + cheese + wine = food nirvana

    who disagreed.

    Not me, but I get it. For one, Fig Newtons are too dry and not grain-y enough (I'm aware that this is personal preference, not objective Truth), and IMO they're too sweet . . . especially too sweet to pair with most cheese and wine, unless you're maybe talking an actual good desert wine, and a suitably matched cheese. But generically, wine and cheese plus . . . well, actual ripe figs would maybe be OK. Not the minimum-date rectangular sugar puck, though. ;););)

    The Fig Newton goat cheese ice cream sounds like it could be good, though. :)

    Yeah I get it...fig newtons and cheese and wine IDK... but FRESH figs wrapped in prosciutto with cheese and wine. yesssshhh

    And the goat cheese fig netwon ice cream is great. Sweet, savory, tangy, salty.

    OMG that ice cream sounds incredible....
  • brilliantwordsbrilliantwords Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    Sriracha- on everything! (eggs, rice, vegetables, mixed with salad dressings, chicken.. so much you can do with it!)

    Cottage cheese

    Plain yogurt

    Spinach- I cant run out in my house. Daily essential here!

    Canned smoked herring- why does everyone except me think its gross?
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,282 Member Member Posts: 7,282 Member
    Yes...Fig Newtons
    -Dates
    -Red cabbage
    -Diakon
    -Cottage cheese
    -Sardines
    -Kimchi
    -Finishing salt
    -Roasted sea weed nori
    -Tempeh
    -Tofu
    -Lentil (lentil dahl...yummm)
    edited October 2019
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
    Sriracha- on everything! (eggs, rice, vegetables, mixed with salad dressings, chicken.. so much you can do with it!)

    Cottage cheese

    Plain yogurt

    Spinach- I cant run out in my house. Daily essential here!

    Canned smoked herring- why does everyone except me think its gross?

    Herring in general is gross lol
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    True story.... I had to google fig newtons and can honestly say that I have never had those things.

    WUT
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,950 Member Member Posts: 1,950 Member
    Kimchi .....i recently started loving this stuff ,,,,i know it is a staple for many people but I never tried it until this year.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
    Kimchi .....i recently started loving this stuff ,,,,i know it is a staple for many people but I never tried it until this year.
    Kimchi .....i recently started loving this stuff ,,,,i know it is a staple for many people but I never tried it until this year.

    Love it, but couldn't eat it for years because it stunk up the house. But now that I have my own place... :D
  • midlomel1971midlomel1971 Member Posts: 1,269 Member Member Posts: 1,269 Member
    Kimchi .....i recently started loving this stuff ,,,,i know it is a staple for many people but I never tried it until this year.
    Kimchi .....i recently started loving this stuff ,,,,i know it is a staple for many people but I never tried it until this year.

    Love it, but couldn't eat it for years because it stunk up the house. But now that I have my own place... :D

    My husband might leave me if I start eating that. I still have to hear about the time I roasted up brussel sprouts. I need my own house in the backyard.
  • OldHoboOldHobo Member Posts: 647 Member Member Posts: 647 Member
    What are some of your favorite foods that you think deserve more love?
    Herbs and spices.
    I made fried potatoes for breakfast. Cumin seeds supplied 50% of the minimum RDA of Iron. 55% of vitamin k came from parsley.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
  • MoxyLeighMoxyLeigh Member Posts: 437 Member Member Posts: 437 Member
    Ohh, now I want the english muffins with butter and jam AND soft-boiled eggs.

    I been wanting to give this a go... gist is all the flavors/ingredients in a devilled egg, but soft-boiled and not blended together:

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  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,268 Member Member Posts: 5,268 Member
    Here is something I bet most of you have never had....monkfish. One of the ugliest, slimiest, most creepy creatures from the ocean but some of the best tasting fish ever. (the tail) I worked commercial fishing back in the 80s . We primarily caught scallops, but many monkfish came up with the nets too. We'd filet them right on deck with the scallops.

    The last time I bought monkfish at the market we found it useless for sashimi. The raw flesh was scattered with hard bits of grey grit we had to spit out. What was that?

  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    acpgee wrote: »
    Here is something I bet most of you have never had....monkfish. One of the ugliest, slimiest, most creepy creatures from the ocean but some of the best tasting fish ever. (the tail) I worked commercial fishing back in the 80s . We primarily caught scallops, but many monkfish came up with the nets too. We'd filet them right on deck with the scallops.

    The last time I bought monkfish at the market we found it useless for sashimi. The raw flesh was scattered with hard bits of grey grit we had to spit out. What was that?

    Scales? Also.... monkfish for sashimi? You are brave.

    I would never have that for sashimi. No way
  • breanamockbreanamock Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    Parsnips
    Don’t add much to the look of a plate, since they’re just white, but they have lots of vitamins, and if you roast them, they get incredibly sweet.

    Fried okra
    Obviously not the healthiest of veggie preparations, but one of my faves that not a lot of people seem to like.

    Toast with strawberry preserves and sour cream
    Apparently it sounds gross to lots of people, but give it a try. The sour cream and strawberries balance each other out so well.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,195 Member Member Posts: 4,195 Member
    breanamock wrote: »
    Parsnips
    Don’t add much to the look of a plate, since they’re just white, but they have lots of vitamins, and if you roast them, they get incredibly sweet.

    Fried okra
    Obviously not the healthiest of veggie preparations, but one of my faves that not a lot of people seem to like.

    Toast with strawberry preserves and sour cream
    Apparently it sounds gross to lots of people, but give it a try. The sour cream and strawberries balance each other out so well.

    I can see the sour cream and strawberry... kind of like plain yogurt?
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