- What do you like on your frozen yogurt?
Depends on the flavor, of course, but generally I don’t like things that harden in the cold, so no bits of candy. I make exceptions for the occasional Heath Bar smithereens (because one should always make exceptions for Heath Bars). Usually, though, I prefer almond slivers (especially in pistachio fro-yo), graham-cracker crumbles, granola, blueberries, or strawberries. I’ll slather on some condensed milk sometimes or even cheesecake pieces, but I seldom add more than two toppings.
- How do you feel about hot breakfast cereals?
I’ve had oatmeal for breakfast almost every day for the past year. I don’t know if that’s contributing to the drop in weight, but I don’t think it can be hurting. I’ve found that the key for me is to eat a lot of it — a whole dry cup, with a tablespoon or so of natural peanut butter swirled in, and a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon. That tides me over until lunch, so I almost never snack between breakfast and lunch anymore. But my recently discovered fondness for oatmeal has me super curious about other hot cereals for breakfast. Grits? Cream of wheat? I already eat lots of rice (it’s in the blood) and quinoa, but what might I do differently with them if I think of them as breakfast cereal?
- What did you last put brown sugar in or on?
Oatmeal. I didn’t have it for breakfast today (or the past few days because I’m sick and I’ve been having just one meal a day), but last Friday for sure.
- What’s a food item you willingly overpay for?
Cheese. The cheap stuff is fine, and in times when I’ve been underemployed or have had other reasons to cut costs, I’ll prefer it to no cheese at all, but it’s near the top of the list on things I’ll spend money on right up to the point of being ridiculous. This often means that I’ll cut down on costs by buying good cheese in larger amounts, but whatever. I’ll finish it eventually, so why not?
- What did you last add vinegar to?
As I have written many times before, I am a vinegar fiend, so I add it to stuff almost on a daily basis. Last night I made a chicken-pumpkin soup and added some coconut vinegar to that. The night before, I made tuna sandwiches and added some rice vinegar to the tuna. I was out of red wine vinegar, and that’s my usual go-to for tuna.