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What Are You Eating Right Now?

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Consider this is the gastro equivalent of "What are you wearing?" laugh.gif

Right now I'm eating a late lunch: a bagel thinly spread with cream cheese and piled with cold smoked wild salmon, slivers of vidalia onion, and very thin slices of brandywine tomato, pausing every few seconds to lick the tomato juice running down my arms.

What are you eating?

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Late lunch also, after picking up the kids at summer school-in our quest to find a good Chinese place close by, my son suggested we try Hunan East, at the south end of Rt. 1 (Sacramento Shopping Center), close to Ft. Belvoir. After being stuck in traffic, after a school bus crash!, we went down & ordered fried dumplings (my son's benchmark), Hunan Shrimp, & Cashew Chicken-after a decent wait (they warned us the fried dumplings would be at least 20 minutes), we carried everything home & dove in-this will definitely be a takeout place, fried rice was PLAIN-no veg, just the way the kids like it, nice large portions, hunan shrimp not as hot as China Garden (over near Kingstown library), but still good-we've been feeling kind of left out, as we haven't found too many good take-out places where we've moved (south end of Rt. 1, close to Ft. Belvoir-good location for BRAC, but not much in the way of restaurants, wish I had the cash to finance one)...Thistle

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I'm eating a martini.

Yum.

I'm eating a couple of squares of dark chocolate (72%) and drinking wine. Just what I needed.

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Reheated half of a two day old chicken chimichanga from The Well Dressed Burrito and a Dickel and Coke.

For the future, is there a minimum standard for these things?

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Reheated half of a two day old chicken chimichanga from The Well Dressed Burrito and a Dickel and Coke.

For the future, is there a minimum standard for these things?

Nope. Just curious. :P

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Salad from the food bar across the street from my office. Romaine, carrots, mushrooms, green peas, red cabbage, scallions, blue cheese, cheddar, slivered almonds, and sunflower seeds. Lite Caesar dressing.

Very colorful.

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Leftovers -- black bean, corn, and cranberry salad and tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. Oh, and a couple of mini milky ways.

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A slightly underripe necartine from Reid's. ( I thought they were all at the perfect stage but clearly this one snuck in on me.) And it's too cold although it's been sitting in my totebag for 4 1/2 hours. :P

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Hey, no more :wub: .

Me - :P

Sour Cream & Onion Pringles (1/3 Menos de Grasa que los Pringles Regulares) and Black Cherry Powerade Option from Rite Aid. Something is terribly wrong. I'm melting.

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Pizza from CPK (I was at the mall to buy a baby gift and both kids wanted pizza :P ). Goat cheese, roasted red pepper & eggplant, and surprisingly good bacon. Just wish the sauce and crust weren't so sweet. With a San Pellegrino Aranciata.

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Bile, raised by anger over the idiocy of co-workers (see above)

Goes well with a fifth of bourbon.

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Bile, raised by anger over the idiocy of co-workers (see above)

Goes well with a fifth of bourbon.

Do you need to click this?

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Seal Bay triple creme cheese that I just picked up from Cheesetique. I didn't see it in the case when I went in, but asked for it. It was already out on the back table where it had previously been cut for an earlier customer. That meant it was perfect goo and I bought the whole, albeit small, chunk.

It's now in my kitchen about half gone, accompanied simply by some WB Lanham bread that I bought yesterday at Penn Quarter market. Washing it down with a glass (and soon to be an entire bottle) of Ommegang belgian-style ale from Cooperstown, NY.

The Mrs. better get home soon, or she's going to miss out on the Seal Bay.

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I'm alternating between Fun Dip and fruit juice filled wax soda bottles from Dylan's, my new favorite store :P

There's nothing like a sugar high at 9:30 on a Sunday

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Diet Coke With Lime and some chocolate from Montana that a guy brought in as a thank-you.

Too many disappointing centers in the chocolate, though. Lots of marshmallow ones. And one fruit jelly, ew. I'd rather have a box of See's, where I might occasionally alight upon the delicious sugary sweetness of unexpected marzipan.

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overly fried and overly salted oysters on a bed of ancient arugla, followed by a dried peice of tuna that was served rare - at least they got that part right. oddly it was paired with a poorly executed burre blanc and topped with a "sweet raisin chutney" which did nothing to compliment the flavors - what little there were. the plate was finished with truffled mash potatoes that had neither the hint of truffle or a single crystal of salt.

had a meeting at a restaurant and someone orderd for me as i was running late. note to self - be more punctual.

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overly fried and overly salted oysters on a bed of ancient arugla, followed by a dried peice of tuna that was served rare - at least they got that part right.  oddly it was paired with a poorly executed burre blanc and topped with a "sweet raisin chutney" which did nothing to compliment the flavors - what little there were.  the  plate was finished with truffled mash potatoes that had neither the hint of truffle or a single crystal of salt.

Staff meal at Notti Bianche? :P

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Strawberry Tsunami from Jamba Juice (with a bit of a boost thrown in for good measure). I am giving an informational interview tonight - must stay awake!!!

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Pre-bed snack of champions: chunks of Reggiano and balsamic vinegar, and life-giving, hangover-preventing water from the traditional Kozmo cup!

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A little but of curried chicken salad, and a giant glass of water to counteract the 1 1/2 delightful gin concoctions drunk at Firefly.

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hangover-preventing water from the traditional Kozmo cup!

I always used to use a Fribble glass from Friendly's. Sometimes two. :P

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Pop Tarts Rule!

(Esp. the strawberry frosted ones)

Those are second only to the cinammon ones.

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Careful, you could get drummed out of DR.com for admitting to this.

Well, I didn't toast it, does that help? Are there Pop Tart Factions I need to watch out for?

The scary thing is, the huge box of Brown Sugars came with four free... I don't know if I can even say it...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pop Tarts.

:P

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Pasta with "raw" heirloom tomato sauce and a fist full of fresh grated reggiano. I could eat this every day....and sometimes I do this time of year!

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Delicious Pepto tablets following this afternoon's "Staff Appreciation Lunch Cruise" on the Odyssey.

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I'm eating a gin and tonic right this minute. However, for lunch I made a Bacon, Tomato, and BASIL sandwich. Does anybody else substitute basil for lettuce?

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I'm eating a gin and tonic right this minute.  However, for lunch I made a Bacon, Tomato, and BASIL sandwich.  Does anybody else substitute basil for lettuce?

had not substituted basil for lettuce before today. i had that as a pre-shift snack, i made a few modifications though.

grilled soprasota, sliced proscutto, heirloom tomatoes, and fried basil, and a thin layer of garlic agliata on toasted flat bread.

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had not substituted basil for lettuce before today.  i had that as a pre-shift snack, i made a few modifications though.

grilled soprasota, sliced proscutto, heirloom tomatoes, and fried basil, and a thin layer of garlic agliata on toasted flat bread.

:P:wub::P I don't have access to all of that. I'm thinkin' Pepperidge Farm "Italian" bread with Hellmann's mayo and whatever bacon is on sale at the Safeway and tomatoes from the farmers' market. (I buy a bag of basil every week at the farmers' market all during the summer--some of it goes bad before I can use it, but not often. I just think it adds such a wondeful flavor.)

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At the risk of sounding sad and pathetic, here goes...

Chicken Tikka Masala takeout in front of the computer in my hotel room in San Diego

Finishing it off with the free bottle of water and chocolate chip cookie they gave me when I checked in yesterday

Wishing I was brave enough to go have dinner at the bar by myself at a nice restaurant but there is no Palena here

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Lunch a la Madeline (that's my 10 year old daughter)

Quinoa topped with grilled veggies and "Mama Maddie's Zesty Vinegrette". she's quite the mix master. She used three kinds of fresh herbs, two types of vinegar, lemon, lime and pineapple juice. And you know what, it awesome! But I'm a little biased!

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Last nights squash stir fried with fennel, cumin, mustard seeds and some homemade Indian flat bread. And a LARGE can of coke.

Can you tell I am cooking again LOL

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well, not right now, but about 2 hours ago, a tomato, basil and mozzarella sandwich on a baguette that took most of the weekend to bake and covered my kitchen in flour. But it's good, dammit!! :P

oh- and the annoying details: tomato and basil from the CSA. Bread: from Rose Levy Berenbaum's The Bread Bible.

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cafe americano, and one of the biscotti that we give away to people who walk by and read our menu board. breakfast of champions.

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nothing...absolutely nothing. My appetite went on vacation yesterday afternoon and has yet to return. :P

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Just returned from Taqueria Poblano where I had one fish and one chorizo & potato taco.

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Chipotle burrito bowl with steak. Rice, black beans, extra fajita veggies, steak, extra mild tomato salsa and lettuce. Topped it off with Tabasco Jalpeno sauce and lime juice.

<burp>

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SoHo is the closest place to my office so I eat there all too often. They do make a decent red beans and rice though, so I'm chowing down on that along with a soggy eggroll.

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SoHo is the closest place to my office so I eat there all too often. They do make a decent red beans and rice though, so I'm chowing down on that along with a soggy eggroll.

SoHo, the buffet chain with the red and black sign? It's a big deal to admit that! Kudos.

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SoHo, the buffet chain with the red and black sign?  It's a big deal to admit that! Kudos.

That's the one. I work in Silver Spring, so options are limited, WAY limited. At least within easy walking distance on a HOT freakin day.

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I am enjoying a tasty iced latte from Caribou, and playing with my new digital camera. This is what the guy at the camera test lab was apparently eating: noodles7mw.jpg

(There! Offsite hosting!)

Edited by shogun

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Delivery from Spices. I had a bad day. :P

Aged tangerine peel beef, fried dumplings, burp.

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French-style (Gerbet, to be specific) Macaroons. Vanilla and non-traditional Maple, both types filled with matching-flavored buttercream.

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I started off with by finishing my goat cheese stuffed squashblossoms but I have moved on to just eating the cheese straight from the piping bag :P

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Lemon Sorbet (delish!)

Our building was just sold, and the new mgt company is providing an "ice cream social" :P

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Stale Bugles. OK, OK. My stomach was rumbling because I could not bring myself to eat the egg roll I got today at the building's cafeteria. Blech. It's Chinese Day! Not. I didn't want to go near the "General Tso's Chicken" or the "Fried Rice." I've eaten plenty of bad egg rolls in my life, but this was the worst. Even worse than those little baby frozen ones you can get at Giant.

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Ritter Sport bar, marzipan covered in dark chocolate.

The key to bliss is to eat the chocolate first, then the marzipan. Mmmm.

Jael

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This is my first time here :P Nice to meet everyone!

Right now I'm 'tasting' my latest experiment: saffron & pistachio cookies. I'm working on a low-(sat.)fat recipe that use no butter and yolk :wub: It came out pretty nice.. though not all the spices came through (saffron was too powerful, perhaps?).

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Hi brooke. And welcome.

Saffron can indeed be overwhelming.

If you gave your working recipe, I am sure that some of the bakers on the site (aka not me) could help you out).

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Guacamole, spicy guacamole. It's my second time making the stuff at home and this time I used fresh jalepeno pepper. [Last time, I made "mild" guacamole, with only a few drops of hot sauce.]

That's powerful stuff! I minced two slices of the pepper, probably 1/4" thick each, to go with two avocados. Personally, I love the spice, but if I make guac for guests, I think I'll have to tone it down slightly.

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Reduced fat breakfast sandwich from Starbucks and a grande Columbian coffee of the day with 4 sugar in the raw and a good dollop of whole milk.

Surprisingly, the sanwich is quite tasty! I am pleasantly surprised.

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Yeast-raised, maple-glazed, homemade doughnuts.

Yeah, rub it in! I'll just go back to eating my Dunkin Donuts Boston-creme-filled chemical foam, thank you. Was going to make buttermilk pancakes, but I ended up having to help a friend move. Pancakes for dinner now. :P

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Bratwursts from German Gourmet on Lee Highway and a salad. Mmmm...bratwurst. Oh, and a bottle of Belhaven Wee Heavy Scottish ale.

Edited by JimRice

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Ollie burger with cheese and medium ollie fries

they have a new promo running...after 5 burgers you get a free angioplasty

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Just this minute, I bit into, and chewed, a previously undetected jalapeno pepper on a shredded pork sandwich from Banh Mi DC Sandwich in Falls Church.

Clicking on "Add Reply," and then heading straight for the Deer Park water cooler,

Rocks.

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Just this minute, I bit into, and chewed, a previously undetected jalapeno pepper on a shredded pork sandwich from Banh Mi DC Sandwich in Falls Church.

Clicking on "Add Reply," and then heading straight for the Deer Park water cooler,

Rocks.

kong lay uck

phonetic spelling of "no hot peppers"

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Just this minute, I bit into, and chewed, a previously undetected jalapeno pepper on a shredded pork sandwich from Banh Mi DC Sandwich in Falls Church.

Clicking on "Add Reply," and then heading straight for the Deer Park water cooler,

Rocks.

It was full? :lol:

What you needed was a glass of milk or a nice lassi

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Powdered Green Tea and adzuki bean cookies from Hinata in Bethesda, MD. They're almost like a matcha tulie. Yuuuum.

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Jasmine tea smoked duck breast with a strawberry balsamic sauce and a roasted beet salad.

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Leftover cracker-crusted pork and green beans with bacon. The pork didn't reheat well but the (formerly) green beans are delish.

Jael

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A 'Berry-Lime Sublime' Jamba Juice, and the rage of dozens of law students as I wave back from them from behind the glass of a computer lab closed for maintenance. Man, something profoundly bad happened to this lab, and I"m not sure what.

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Barbara's Bakery's Snackimals Whear-Free Oatmeal animal cookies with a tall iced coffee w/ milk and sugar from Starbucks.

Yum. Trying to be good and trying to resist the call of the potato chips in the vending machine!

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First pear of the season from Reid's.

I discovered pears just in the last few years and it's been a real love affair. This was a regular Bartlett--hoping for the red Bartlett's soon.

I love this time of year--still getting tomatoes and necatarines but the apples and pears are starting to appear.

Yum!

Jennifer

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First pear of the season from Reid's.

I discovered pears just in the last few years and it's been a real love affair.  This was a regular Bartlett--hoping for the red Bartlett's soon.

I love this time of year--still getting tomatoes and necatarines but the apples and pears are starting to appear.

Yum!

Jennifer

You're eating?! What happened to the pre-Eve fast?

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You're eating?!  What happened to the pre-Eve fast?

Lightly snacking... :lol: I've had an apple and a pear plus the last of some very nice expensive dark chocolate. Will probably eat a necatarine later....

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Having just missed out on the Eve dinner, thanks to our server deciding a nap was in order at just the wrong moment, I am eating a gin and tonic.

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I'm drinking.

I have to report, though:

I'm drinking Victory Golden Monkey in a 9.4 million dollar house, on the clock.

I'm eating peanuts. That big Virginian kind in the can from Marvelous Market.

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