There is a four letter word that I have an obsession with... people live their lives around it, form cultures around it, fall in love with it, move for it, search it out, make livings off it, create television shows about it... I, of course, am talking about food!
I am a sucker for food blogs and city guides containing infinite restaurant options for me to explore. I love well done food photography, the Food Network, even food themed radio (ok, The Splendid Table is just the best thing, but it makes me hungry every time). I am a sucker for tucked away neighborhood markets, farmers markets, and well laid out grocery stores. Cooking for people brings me great joy and creating alternatives to 'normal' recipes (for people like me) is one of my favorite things to do.
With all the food styles out there, all the stats on what is good and what is bad (which change daily), the latest trend diets/fad diets and foodie culture... don't you wish there was a food group called f*&% it... or maybe just one day a month where we could eat whatever we want with zero reproductions (weight gain or otherwise). I most certainly do! You think I am kidding? I am not... I have thought a lot about this, about all of the things I would eat on the national holiday devoted to eating whatever we want and not feeling bad about it.
-Here are a few recipes I would try-
Harissa avocado toast with a smashed egg and goat cheese (though I would add bacon, because... bacon).
Apple Fritters remind me of my childhood. They are glazed and crisp and fluffy and perfect... I will take 6 please and thank you!
Pancakes and I have a long standing love affair... these sweet potato pancakes with coconut whip cream are calling my name.
More savory than sweet? How about bacon and scallion griddle cakes with maple creme fraiche?
Or maybe, given the holiday season, a turkey blat with a fried egg.
Not to mention dessert! Like waffle ice cream sandwiches, my uncles peanut butter pie(but this works too), peanut butter brownies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookie PIE, pumpkin cake, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread...
OK OK! I need to be done. My mouth is watering and mentally I am 300 lbs. However, that all being said, I am still into the idea of a f*&% it day, guilt free eating and all... what would you eat if there weren't any restrictions? Share in the comments below (so I can stop feeling like a fat ass).