The ABCs of Food Favourites: Part B

Missed Part A?



Oodles of noodles. P was reserved for peanut butter so pasta was out. But noodles is a way cooler word anyway.
Noodle, use your noodle, noodle, do the noodle dance.

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Pretty sure this one goes without saying.

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Peanut Butter.

I could have gone with nut butter for the letter N but peanut butter takes top nut butter spot for me. Plus I need to get the PB&Co in there.

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Quark Cheese.

I have professed my love for it recently and I couldn’t think of a better fit for the letter Q. No. Really. How many foods actually start with Q? Quail? No thanks. Quinoa… better but it’s no Quark. I’m a dairy diva, what can I say.



Bonus: A Peanut Butter Boy Quark How-To!


Roasted veggies.

Roast anything and it tastes good. I haven’t been doing a ton of roasted veggie plates lately but they are totally making a comeback this winter. The ultimate chilly evening food, a giant plate full of roasted veggies tossed in olive oil and seasonings. Or roasted SQUASH. Mmm.

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Grocery store or out to eat,
I’ll take it all,
It’s quite the treat.
Yay sushi.

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Tuna sandwiches have been on my regular menu since I was a wee one. Tuna still has regular meal time attendance today, only now it’s more often piled atop greens rather than bread slices. More often but not always.

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Unsweetened Almond Breeze.

My milk staple, this is what goes into all of my cereal bowls, oat bowls and smoothies. Plain, Vanilla, or Chocolate, I drink em all with vigour.

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Veggie Burgers.

Plain jane or loaded and sandwiched, homemade or store bought, veggie burgers are the perfect quickie meal to have on hand.
– Fav store bought: Probably Gardenburgers.
– Fav homemade: A work in progress. So far Spelt Veggie Burgers are up there though.

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I almost feel wrong picking this one for W since I’ve never even made my own waffles from scratch (Oh the horror! But a waffle maker is necessary for such a feat) but plain and simple frozen waffles do the trick for me just wonderfully.

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Xanthan Gum.

The super smoothie thickener. A life changing experience in the task of smoothie consumption, this made my summer beverages much more exciting.



Once again, dairy diva over here. I just can’t go without my yogurt. Usually it’s plain or strained (Greek is too uncommon and too pricey to buy regularly here), sometimes it’s flavoured, always it’s enjoyed.

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I love zucchini raw. Just straight up cold and sliced. In a salad, on it’s own, or dipped in hummus. But zucchini is a genius little vegetable and I’ve had great successes making it into chips and “pasta”, or baking it into loaves, muffins or oats. Zucchini is zuper.

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Have you done your Food ABCs yet?
If you have, show me the post!


17 thoughts on “The ABCs of Food Favourites: Part B

  1. You should combine your O and your Z! I put shredded zucchini (with a bit of splenda and loads of cinnamon) in my oats every day! Tastes like zucchini muffin batter – yum!

  2. i love your choices!! and way to go with your choices on z and q! i would have been stumped…but how could i forget about my beloved zucchini! nom nom!

    and question, when you use xanthan gum do you always add ice? i made a smoothie with some and no ice and i thought it was so rubbery i wanted to cry…

  3. Strangely, I was out for a walk this evening, and was mentally working on my ABC list. And then there you go ahead and post your second half. Weird eh?

    And I love how I totally fprgot about Quinoa when thinking about Q. I must be getting old.

    PS – is there any food that starts with X other than Xanthan?

    • Nothing very promising. Trust me, I searched. I think the second best choice I found was a brand of gum that started with X. I have no idea what I would have done for that letter had I never tried xanthan.

    • WOO! I’m so glad you love Quark! For the ABCs I mostly went through my Tags list for each letter that I was having trouble with. And if that turned up nothing, on to Google!

  4. I simply ♥♥ LOVE ♥♥ your blog. There is not much more to say. ;-) Thanks for being there and for inspiring! It’s quite interesting too to know I will be somewhat closer to you when visiting Canada next week! :-)

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