Things I’ve Eaten A Million Times

April 6, 2018

Do you have a favorite meal you could eat every day?

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True confessions?

Even though I do enjoy trying new recipes, I'm the biggest creature of habit, especially when I find something I love to eat. My husband, on the other hand, likes to mix it up

I keep reminding him that I'm in good company. Victoria Beckham eats salmon every day.  Willie Nelson's staples are oatmeal, bacon, and eggs. Ina Garten's loved Irish oatmeal for breakfast for the past ten years

So I've been thinking about a few of my go-to's over the years (and I'd love to hear yours)

Baked Vegetable Risotto with Poached Eggs - Soft, creamy risotto filled with veggies and topped with poached eggs is a complete (and delicious) meal

A Risotto (of sorts) – When I was growing up, a staple at our house was either ring macaroni or rice (always mixed with melted cheese to make it creamy).  I can still remember my step-mom reserving her bowl with a “Do not eat” note.  A warning (or plea, really) to the hungry teenagers that were sure to descend before she got home

Nowadays I've upped my game a bit.  Instead of a handful of cheese, I'll stir a spoonful of Veganaise into my bowl of sushi rice, along with whatever roasted veggies are in the fridge.  A sprinkle or two of nutritional yeast and a squirt of mustard to round it out

Nothing says comfort more than a warm bowl of tomato soup. The sort of dish you want to make in a matter of minutes. Fussy recipes need not apply

Tomato Soup – Usually served with grilled cheese to please my inner 5-year old.  Sometimes, if I'm feeling fancy, I'll bake fresh bread, slice it while it's still warm and slide in a fat wedge of Brie, so it gets extra nice and melty

Photo Credit – Top With Cinnamon

Eggs – I've always enjoyed eggs, but it wasn't until our neighbors started keeping chickens a few years ago, that I really got hooked.  I've never seen yolks as deep orange, and their taste is unbelievable

In the morning, you'll either find me using this trick to fry them in some Avocado Vinaigrette, or Jacques Pépin's technique for making the best-scrambled eggs

The Ultimate BLT Wedge Salad - Pure salad heaven. Bon Appetit boasts that this is the ULTIMATE wedge and they couldn't be more right

Wedge Salads – A retro creation that's all about simplicity.  And yet, a celebration of flavor and texture.  Iceberg lettuce dripping with dressing and scattered with crisp bacon, tomatoes, and more.  They're simple to make, and we've eaten them for dinner more times than I can count

Slow-Cooker Three Bean Casserole - You know you have a winning recipe when it shows up again and again, no matter where you are or what the occasion.

Three Bean Casserole – Whenever we have a family get-together, a slow-cooker full of this is a must.  A total '70s throwback from our old country church's cookbook.  One can't help but wonder about all of the small-town Iowa church potlucks the beans have been served at.  No doubt on a styrofoam plate, next to potato salad and a white-bunned sandwich

Drip Beef - One of our favorites .. a tender, wonderfully flavored meat that is great not only for sandwiches .. but tacos, soups, wraps .. just to name a few

Drip Beef – The first time I made the recipe, it was such a hit that it quickly became a staple.  The meat is so good that I like to eat it unadulterated with a simple side of veggies.  For my husband, on the other hand, I'll use good whole wheat bread, add horseradish and some spicy mustard, slap on a piece of cheese and stick it under the broiler until the cheese is bubbling.  Delish!

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes - Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes are prefect in so many ways .. a healthy, clean slate for any flavor combination

Greek Yogurt Pancakes – My dad always made pancakes for us when I was growing up (Aunt Jemima with extra butter and warm boysenberry syrup). I made them for my kids, and now my son makes my greek yogurt version for his little guy  >cue Lion King circle of life music<

Zesty Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Pot Sticker Stir-Fry – I’ve always made dinner with an eye towards leftovers for lunch the next day. I don't know about you, but sometimes it feels like so much of my day is spent figuring out what to eat and actually eating, that I get a bit food weary. Having some go-to's in the fridge for easy lunches always helps. The meat for either one of these is wonderful on its own, in the lettuce leaves, plopped atop a salad, or even in a wrap.

What about you? Is there something you always find yourself wanting to eat?  Any good recommendations?

ps: Artisan mustard and the easiest fritters


(Featured image photo credit:  Instagram – @lauraponts)

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  • Reply Alli Smith April 6, 2018 at 4:23 am

    I’m all about a good bowl of tomato soup and a grilled pimento cheese sandwich. It’s the ultimate comfort food combo for me. I don’t eat salmon every day, but I do eat it a couple times a week. It’s a favorite of mine, too.

  • Reply Angela April 6, 2018 at 4:53 am

    I can totally relate! I have certain Filipino cuisines that I will go back to even on a daily basis. But as for others in general? It will be all kinds of pasta and sushi.

  • Reply Jana April 6, 2018 at 6:25 am

    My easiest and (almost) tastiest dinner is: Half a jar or tomato garlic pasta sauce, a can of tuna, and rice. While the rice is cooking, I’ll warm the tuna in the pasta sauce. Once it’s finished, I’ll add a good-sized spoonful of pesto, and dump the lot over the rice. It turns into a soupy, almost-risotto-like blend that takes literally ten minutes. It’s one of my late getting home from work dinnertime staples!

  • Reply Amber Myers April 6, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Lentil stew with sauteed onion and garlic; a spice mix of curry, cumin, turmeric, and a pinch of cayenne; and whatever veggies are around (usually tomatoes, carrots, spinach, etc.). Sometimes we throw in chickpeas too. It’s so versatile – anything goes!

  • Reply Candy April 6, 2018 at 7:47 am

    When the weather gets warm I like to make a big batch of tuna macaroni salad (pasta, tuna, a bag of shredded carrots, a bag of frozen peas, mayo, relish) and rely on that for quick meals all week long. In fact, I remember seeing one that you have on the site that’s similar, except you used French dressing. So good!

  • Reply Anita Anderson April 6, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I definitely go through cycles. Five years ago, I was on a chicken stir fry kick or those potstickers from Trader Joes with a salad. Now, I’d say it’s usually grilled cheese or a BLT (although I add mustard and avocado)

  • Reply Jeanette April 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I agree with you. I do like to mix it up every once in a while but I do have my fallbacks and I love them. I think one of my favorite fallbacks (just like you) is tomato soup. I could eat it every day!

  • Reply Esther Irish April 6, 2018 at 10:55 am

    You’ve mentioned some of my favorites, but I’d have to go with quesadillas. I have them multiple times a week with a little side salad. I use whole grain wraps and add onions, mushrooms, sometimes sliced meat from the deli, fresh herbs.
    Very versatile and fairly healthy!

  • Reply Sheena April 6, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I rediscovered tuna melts. During my 20s they’re what I lived on. While lamenting the weight I’ve put on since then, it dawned on me one day that I now consume a much bigger meal at dinner than a tuna melt. So one night, when my husband was at a loss as to what to cook (he does the cooking in our house), I said, “Tuna melts coming right up!” They were such a hit with him — you’d think I’d suddenly graduated from the Cordon Bleu! I use a good whole wheat bread, mix a dollop of mayo and good mustard, sprinkle dried basil with tuna (fresh dill if we have it), top with a tomato if in season, slap on a piece of cheese and stick it under the broiler ’til the cheese is bubbling. Delish!

  • Reply Samantha April 6, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Tacos: refried beans, cheese, tomatoes salsa and avocado in a corn tortilla, heated up in a cast iron skillet. A bowl of grits in the microwave. A cup of brown rice in the rice cooker. A pot of coffee. Cheap, easy, reasonably healthy, and really yummy. My family has this meal at least twice a week.

    Hey, I’m a Texan, OK?

  • Reply Gisele April 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that eats the same things all the time. That way going out to eat is a real treat! I’m stuck on cold cereal in the morning then oven-fried fish with cornbread for dinner. Your wedge salad and three bean casserole look awesome!

  • Reply Tomi C April 6, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Give me a nice monte cristo or a hot ham and cheese melt any day. That’s my goto meal. Oh wait, I love a good reuben too. What can I say I have a lot of faves.

  • Reply Bonnie G April 6, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    So many, it’s hard to narrow them down
    1. Open face sandwich w/ cheese, dried basil, sea salt and tomato or broccoli
    2. Fried rice with leftover veggies/meat or even just eggs
    3. A tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, feta, and spinach. Sometimes hot-sauce as well
    4. Rice, milk, honey, almonds, raisins, and spices for a creamy rice pudding that’s surprisingly healthy and feels like a major desert for dinner meal.

  • Reply Leah April 6, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    It’s not really a meal, as much as it’s just a side dish…but I could eat mashed cauliflower with bacon and cheese every single day. It’s one of my absolute favorite things. Add some salt, pepper and garlic and you have perfection!

  • Reply Carol April 6, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    I love pasta in different sauces and ingredients. It’s just the best and it reminds me of my childhood. But I’ve also been faithful to my diet and I enjoy simple recipes like avocado on toast.

  • Reply Jhilmil Bhansali April 7, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Wow, that’s some of the great choices you have, Iceberg lettuce salads with some great sauces are one of my favorites after pancakes. Yet for me, fruity oatmeal and rice with mixed pulses/kidney beans curry make my favourite which I can have almost every day!

  • Reply Sherman April 7, 2018 at 6:02 am

    I grew up on Shirl Swirls at our small town’s diner. They made the most delicious food in all of the world. Their cheeseburgers and fries were amazing, especially when served with an ice slushy and soft serve ice cream to put in it.

  • Reply Lauren April 7, 2018 at 8:03 am

    There’s a little Chinese restaurant on the corner of our block that serves the best General Tso’s Chicken. I can’t get enough of the crunchiness of the chicken. The cornstarch slurry is a trip. Is it a solid? A liquid? I have no idea, but somehow it works!

  • Reply Danik April 7, 2018 at 9:08 am

    The real truth? Yogurt. Trader Joe’s chocolate yogurt. If my husband’s home, then grilled ham or turkey and cheese. And sometimes those Beddar Cheddar polish sausages and mashed potatoes. Please don’t tell my mother. I’m pretty sure she’d march right down here and tell me something about cruciferous vegetables and a multi-colored diet and an apple a day!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose April 7, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I usually whip up some combo of: quinoa, celery, spinach, sunflower seeds, tuna or smoked salmon or marinated baked tofu, seasoned black or pinto beans, apples, cashews, sprouts, sauerkraut, rice vinegar.

  • Reply Brittany April 7, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Toast, smashed avocado, lemon juice, and flaky sea salt. While it isn’t unique, it has become my go-to meal for the past couple of years. It’s easy, healthy, and super filling!

  • Reply Sara Welch April 7, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    I’m all about eggs – fried, scrambled, hard/soft-boiled or omelet-style – with veggies and avocado…plus a bite or so of good, hard, preferably raw cheese.

  • Reply Yu Yan April 8, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Noodles in China. Every afternoon, I used to sit in a sort of stall in the streets of Xian, watching a man roll, then stretch out the dough, slice it magically into noodles against his arm, after which he’d throw it into a huge, steaming bowl. He’d proceed to serve generous portions of it, and I could barely see his slim face and straight, black hair through the clouds of steam. Those noodles were spicy, hot and worth a trip back to China, which I plan to do.

  • Reply Dalene April 8, 2018 at 8:32 am

    A million times is a sure way to talk of the things we’d eat too much; and in fact, we never get bored at all! Well, your list sounds very convincing but of course, I’d beat you when it comes to eating the Zesty Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and the Pot Sticker Stir Fry…it looks very delicious . Anyway, I eat too much beef and eggs that I can’t count.

  • Reply Gemille Sleweon April 8, 2018 at 10:57 am

    When i find something that’s quick and easy that I really like, I will eat it a million times as well. For me, it’s black bean corn salsa. I make it at least once a week lol

  • Reply Reesa Lewandowski April 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    This got me thinking what do I eat a million times? Funny, I love wedge salads, but I have barely heard of anyone else who does!!!

  • Reply Stella April 8, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Costco bagged salads have completely changed my lunches. They’re very inexpensive, extremely tasty, and pretty much guarantee that I don’t go out and buy something. I often have leftover meatballs, or chicken, or grains from last night’s dinner to load them up with. At any given moment there are at least 4 bags of them in our work fridge..

  • Reply David Allen Elliott April 9, 2018 at 1:33 am

    I would have to say that all of your dishes look amazing, and I can understand why you would return to them. The eggs dish reminds me i need to go back to eating more eggs. It fills me up for breakfast and makes me not as hungry throughout the day, which is a good thing. As for my habits, I am like your husband. I would have to say that I prefer to mix it up. It’s not that I don’t have favorites, like sushi. I just couldn’t do it every day, or even every other day, or possible every third day either.

  • Reply Iya - Louisa April 9, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Wow this all just looks soo good! And although it wouldn’t be the best thing to eat but my dads chips, I could live on them! (get really fat in the process but part of me feels like it would be worth it haha)

  • Reply Audra April 9, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Oh man, Tater Tots were all I ate during the first trimester when I was pregnant with my son. It was the oddest thing, but the only thing I could really stomach was potatoes. We had literally never bought them before and my husband was more than stoked to get to eat “bad food” (haha) every night instead of the salads I usually made. Can’t wait to get prego again and have another three months of #TotLife

  • Reply Kumamonjeng April 9, 2018 at 6:05 am

    The thing I eat a million times everyday is the eggs. Why? Not because I really enjoy it at first, now I enjoyed it a lot. I started eating hard boiled eggs when I started with bodybuilding few years ago. I love your zetsy Thai Chicken lettuce wrap. Why? Because it does not contain any carbs. It has the tasty Thai style which I love and also chicken and plenty of vegetable. I think I could eat up to 5 lettuce wraps for my dinner. It is easy to make and I shall do it for my dinner this week.

  • Reply Tiffany April 9, 2018 at 6:18 am

    I’d have to agree with eggs! I can’t get enough of them. I love them because most of the ways of cooking them are simple and fast and there’s so many things you can do with them. I love eggs with salmon too.. yum.. Now I am remembering how close to lunch time it is! The zesty lettuce wraps look SO good!

  • Reply Joanna April 9, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Strangely enough, as I haven had it until about 5 years ago, I could easily eat curry every day. I was so happy in India where I could try a different one each evening, and sometimes at lunch as well. I find the blends of spices so flavorsome and simply can’t get enough of it. I like it so much that I have developed my perfect recipe for it, which is sweet and spicy and has layers of flavors, that I can’t get enough of. 🙂

  • Reply Joan Cajic April 9, 2018 at 8:50 am

    You have given me ideas to add into in my menu and also made me realise how I’ve missed some meals like the tomato soup and some lovely yogurt pancakes. Just delicious.

  • Reply Margarida April 9, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I grew up eating fritters. My mum made the best ones, with any leftovers around, rice, potatoes, or stale bread. Just mix some veggies, protein, diced onions, and eggs. They ’re good warm or cold, with a salad. I’m Portuguese and we call them “tortas fritas” 🙂

  • Reply Lex April 9, 2018 at 9:17 am

    My o my. You sure had a massive confession right here. Hahahaha. I like the salads n drip beef but the part i am guilty aswell is the egg part. I love eggs and can eat alot of it regularly. Good list.

  • Reply Stacie April 9, 2018 at 9:49 am

    I’m a pizza fiend. It doesn’t matter how much of it I eat, I can always eat more. My favorite is deep dish Chicago style.

  • Reply Emily April 9, 2018 at 10:52 am

    One of my favorites is finely chopped cauliflower and/or broccoli, sauteed, with a couple slices of cheese melted in at the very end. American cheese is my guilty pleasure for this!

    You also can’t go wrong with an apple and smoked gouda! Or an apple and my favorite nut butter, Trader Joe’s salted almond butter.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey April 9, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Tomato soup, salmon you most definitely have some of my favourites that I eat over and over on here. In fact you have reminded me I have salmon in the fridge I may use that tonight.

  • Reply Amber Myers April 9, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Oh yum, this post has certainly made me hungry. I do eat tomato soup quite often. And pasta. I love my pasta. The real kind, not the kind made from veggies. Yuck.

  • Reply Natalia April 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I don’t think there is a more repetitive person in the kitchen as I am. In fact I “always do the same thing” is that wrong?
    My staple dishes are: arroz con pollo, zucchini in crust, spinach pie, solomillo, and all kinds of pasta!

  • Reply Catherine April 9, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I started working from home a few summers ago, I since I’ve eaten the same thing almost every day. A toasted pita topped with hummus, chopped tomatoes, cucumber, toasted pine nuts, olives, and some salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. I never got tired of it and best of all, it fills me up until dinner!

  • Reply Glamamom April 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Okay well now I’m starving lol! I find myself gravitating toward the same meals, yes. One of my favorites is a gallo pinto egg bowl and local organic shop sells. So yummy.

  • Reply Amy April 9, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Belgian waffles with cream cheese and blueberries. Shepherds pie. Grilled seafood. Spicy Garlic Shrimps. OMG, the list is endless! I love to eat and when I crave for something, I make sure I have it within the day.

  • Reply Dinah April 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    My kids and I are obsessed with Ezekiel Raisin Bread and eat it every day. Everything goes with it! Nut butter, butter, brie, hummus…

    Today I made cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches with it and it was perfect.

  • Reply Pam April 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I can totally resonate with this, once I find something I like, I don’t mind eating it over and over. Btw, Your food always looks so delicious Alison! That Chili looks so yummy and the Greek Yogurt Pancakes, I am sure my daughter would love them!

  • Reply Joely Smith April 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Those are some amazing go-tos! I could eat any of them daily!
    I always have to have eggs, waffles, and sausage – comfort foods and I adore homemade pastries of any kind.
    Multi-grain bread is a favorite.
    None of that is very healthy however lol.
    My healthier favorites are tons of fruits and veggies of all kinds.
    I could live off killer cheese plates with fresh fruit and veggies!
    Oh and a glass of merlot 🙂

  • Reply Khushboo April 9, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Greek Yoghurt pancakes look so delicious. I think my favourite day would be if I get to eat pancakes for breakfast, sel phulka for lunch and pani puri for dinner. I can eat them a million times!
    (Those are Indian dishes :D)

  • Reply Lynn April 9, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    I love my crockpot. I inherited one with a sweet 70s brown striped and floral-pattern. I think it’s only a four-quart but it’s plenty big enough for just myself. I like to make a pork tenderloin with chopped dried apricots, applesauce, shallots, and cider vinegar. The apricots break down as they cook and the sweet/tangy sauce combo is so killer.

  • Reply Robin April 10, 2018 at 4:25 am

    I’ve actually never had risoto before. I have seen them make it on Hells Kitchen about a thousand times, but never actually sat down to make it.

  • Reply Melissa Dixon April 10, 2018 at 6:04 am

    I have eaten more salads then I can count at this point. I went through some health issues that kept me from eating it for years and I could not wait to eat it again so when I was able to, that is all I want anymore.

  • Reply Chandra April 10, 2018 at 6:12 am

    My husband’s lasagna! The first time I had it, my then husband put an apron on, chopped, measured, timed, drained and baked it in a pretty pan, which he set with flair at the center of the table. As I ate, I thought “A man who cooks. With an apron. I think I love him.”. When I looked over, he was looking at me, wide-eyed. “What are you thinking?” I asked, hopefully. “You just ate four servings of lasagna” he responded. (To his credit, he wasn’t horrified. He was in awe.). I thought the power of pure, true love would make me immune to caloric consumption. (It didn’t).

  • Reply Elizabeth O April 10, 2018 at 6:25 am

    It was really interesting to read about the foods you have eaten a million times. It has made me crave tomato soup today!

  • Reply Anosa April 10, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Your post has definitely given me a food for thought {pun intended}, I love eggs, porridge and oatmeal for breakfast and then chicken casserole and fish {any sort} I could eat forever.

  • Reply Marysa April 10, 2018 at 6:53 am

    You have a great list – I don’t know that mine is so creative! I love bagels, lol! I’ll have to try some of your faves.

  • Reply Felicita Moncada April 10, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I think I am pretty similar to you – I love my comfort food and do not mind eating it weekly! Definitely scrambled eggs – I won’t eat eggs any other way (weird right?). I’m also Latino so rice and beans are a must but I have learned to eat them in a healthier way. Tacos! I could eat tacos all day! Love how it could be switched up easily.

  • Reply Meg April 10, 2018 at 7:51 am

    The meals I make over and over again are rice melanges… Paella, Risotto, Jambalaya etc. They are so variable… you can include almost anything and the rice makes a great ‘carrier’ for all the flavors. Jiaozi and other Chinese dumplings are a VERY close second

  • Reply Annie Cho April 10, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Everything in your favorites list looks so yummy and comforting!! I want to try the cheesy rice bowl! The Thai chicken lettuce wraps look so flavorful too!

  • Reply Melissa Chapman April 10, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I love your pictures, the eggs do look fresh. I thought the tomato soup with grilled cheese is so all-American. My go to meal is pasta, sauteed vegetables with soy sauce a sort of pasta primavera

  • Reply Sue Tanya Mchorgh April 10, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I love this post. I love a good BLT sandwhich. It always give me a good feeling and it is one my go to snacks. I love avocado, pastas, pastries… I love food.

  • Reply Preet April 10, 2018 at 10:09 am

    The first picture on this post got me like, it is so colorful and yes even looking at it gives me the healthy vibes. Apart from that, yes I am a very repetitive person when it comes to cooking. Not just me, even my kids are sometimes all about the same thing. Eggs, pancakes, and yes tomato soup, they are the most loved in my house.

  • Reply Amanda April 10, 2018 at 10:53 am

    My goodness I love how you styled the eggs in the first photo! My favorite thing that I can eat over and over is my family’s sauerkraut casserole. It’s basically a big giant hug from my Nana who I miss more than words.

  • Reply Val April 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

    That Tomato soup looks terrific. I can eat a few things daily, one of which is soup (not necessarily same soup every day). I could eat cheesecake every day for sure.

  • Reply GiGi April 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Salmon. Sweet Potatoes. Spinach.

  • Reply katriza April 10, 2018 at 11:45 am

    You are making me hungry! All my mom’s cooking is something I’ve eaten a million times! It sucks though because I can’t replicate it like hers!

  • Reply Janine April 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Tabouleh and hummus at my Godmother’s house. She was Lebanese and everything about her radiated a sophistication I could never quite belong to. The flowing hair. The silk robes. The white fluffy rugs. The low furniture. Having a meal while sitting on the floor. And, hummus! Who knew that could be done with a chickpea? To this day I don’t eat it without thinking of my Godmother who, somewhere in heaven, must be appalled that I still leave the house without a lick of make-up on.

  • Reply Riley April 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    We have eaten so many dishes over and over, even growing up. My youngest could eat spaghetti every day if I let him.

    Here are a few that we have made a ton: grilled chicken, spaghetti, hamburger helper, chicken alfredo, pizza, cookies, protein bars, and more.

  • Reply Willow April 10, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    My favorite thing in the entire world is my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies. Before she passed, I asked her to teach me how to make them and now always have the dough in my freezer. I end up passing a lot out to the people that I see during week: husband, coworkers, father-in-law. Such an easy thing! and a perfect way to say thanks 🙂

  • Reply Laura Dove April 10, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I love this and your photos are AMAZING! For me it would be toast, chocolate, pizza, burgers, ice cream, cheese and pasta, All the good stuff, right?

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar April 10, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I think we all have go to favorite foods that we reach out for daily. I don’t think there is anything wrong in that as long as they are Bt unhealthy.

  • Reply Heather April 10, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Hummus and salsa, but hummus doesn’t like me a lot of the time. Pasta is seriously a weekly occurrence, although I’m trying to limit the carbs.

  • Reply Lisa Favre April 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Wedge salads are seriously the best, so I could see why you’ve eaten them so many times. I am a creature of habit as well but I’m more like this when it comes to restaurants!

  • Reply Krystle April 10, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    My mother and I used to make bread together and growing up, it was the thing lived on. I imagine her, sifting and measuring and wiping everything down, me sinking my hands into various “wet” or “dry” mixtures and squishing the contents through my fingers. I don’t remember the actual act of making bread, but to this day the sight, smell, and feel of flour remind me of her and the efficient, full-fledged production that was her cooking.

  • Reply Joanna April 10, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    I get in a rut where I eat the exact same things all the time. I think I’ve eaten tacos, spaghetti, hamburgers, and hot dogs a million times.

  • Reply Ada April 10, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Oh all of these sound so yummy! I am always eating ceasar salad and the same few chicken dishes.

  • Reply Christina April 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Something tells me I’m going to be adding something from this list to my list of faves based on those amazing photos!

  • Reply Censie Sawyer April 10, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Well honestly I could eat any of these recipes you have shared every day! SO GOOD! 🙂 My favorite thing to eat is Grilled Cheese sandwiches. I could literally eat that sandwich every day! NOM!!! And I love adding to my traditional sandwich too.

  • Reply Blair April 10, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    My Mom’s version of fried rice, eggs and salad. I could eat them everyday and it doesn’t matter. It didn’t mind eating them and not having cravings to try others, well coz its my Mom’s cooking.

  • Reply Rosey April 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I’m good on my faves more times than not too. I don’t feel guilty at all either. Ya love what ya love. 🙂

  • Reply Britney April 10, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Wow! You’re pictures made my mouth water. I used to love chicken Alfredo, it’s just not the same now that i’m vegan. Mac n Cheeze is my go to!

  • Reply Lisa Marie Heath April 11, 2018 at 12:07 am

    I can literally have the same thing day after day, but my boyfriend absolutely can’t! Leftovers? NOPE! My boyfriend won’t eat the same thing 2 days in a row!

  • Reply Kartika April 11, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Wow! Everything look so delicious . I’ve definitely haven’t had any of these dishes this way . But yeah we have our Indian version of some of the dishes . Which I think would be completely different in taste. I would love to try them all .

  • Reply Lindsey April 11, 2018 at 5:14 am

    I go through stages of things I eat all the time, currently it is pesto prawn with spaghetti. I mean anything with carbs I am all over.

  • Reply Renata April 11, 2018 at 5:49 am

    The Risotto with the egg – I want it right now!
    I’m a creature of habit, too, especially when it comes to breakfast: At home I’m having muesli in yoghurt with an apple and berries in Summer and an orange in winter. Every work day.
    On travels – which are frequent – I’m having what they feed me – which is often eggs…on a daily basis. I hope no doctor reads this. But I’m often at home working, i.e. muesli, yoghurt, fruits=healthy as hell.

    • Reply Sigrid April 12, 2018 at 3:03 am

      Yes that risotto is killing me…Ugh…Maybe this weekend I can schedule a trip to our favorite Italian restaurant in the city!!! Uggghhhh Can’t wait to go. Your food photos are always making me drool Ali!

  • Reply Lisa Lisa April 11, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Gosh your pictures always look so life like, look as though they are coming right off the page!! I can eat any of these meals everyday. But, now since I have gotten older I find myself enjoying a good hot bowl of soup everyday!

  • Reply Kristi Ann April 11, 2018 at 8:21 am

    I have a Mediterranean orzo salad that is my go to! It makes a large batch and sits well in the fridge so it’s perfect for a few days of easy lunches or dinners.

  • Reply Nancy April 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I do the same thing! There are just some things that I want to eat over and over again because they are so delicious.

  • Reply Maria Magdalena April 11, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Mine are chicken porridge, fried chicken, fried fish, and fried duck! I can’t resist them!

  • Reply Corinne April 11, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I love risotto! It’s also something I have been eating so many times! In so many variations! A dish I eat a lot is nachos… I never get tired of them! they are just so good!

  • Reply Karlyn Cruz April 11, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    You make all of these things look so appetizing! I love how you can make even the most simple foods look so good! I’ve really started to enjoy and appreciate lettuce wraps. Rice was my weakness because as a Filipino, it’s our staple. We eat it with everything but since I started to put “everything” on lettuce, I’ve started to lose a bit of weight too.

  • Reply Rachel April 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    I absolutely love a wedge salad and I don’t know why. I tried to recreate it at my house and you would think it wouldn’t be so hard, but it was. It definitely didn’t taste the same.

  • Reply Dee April 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Everything here looks great. i would eat them all a million times too!!

  • Reply Nina April 12, 2018 at 4:37 am

    I find myself eating the same things more because I improvise over using recipes. I always say that I need to break out and try new things! But in the end, it ends up being pasta, soup or a stirfy with rice and veggies.

  • Reply Codrut Turcanu April 12, 2018 at 5:29 am

    I love pancakes and cannot get enough of ’em. Thank you for reminding us about these cool ideas!

  • Reply Emman Damian April 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I also love to try new recipes but then I love eating the comfort food that gives me joy. I have a confession to make. I love peanut butter so much. It really makes me happy!

  • Reply Idora April 12, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I would definitely say that my go to food is pizza, in any form. Flatbread, new york style, it’s an addiction! I’m gonna try that wedge salad, it looks delicious!

  • Reply Kim April 13, 2018 at 5:51 am

    We like lots of the same foods! I’m always up for pancakes and grilled cheese with tomato soup has always been a favorite.

  • Reply Lidia April 13, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I grew up in Hungary no beach but lakes, among them the most famous is lake Balaton. Spent many summers there. The one thing I remember I ate all of the time was chimney cake almost the exact same as the one in San Francisco called the Chimney Cone where they put Ice cream inside. That smell that comes out of the chimney when they making them is just draws people there from miles and miles away

  • Reply Riley April 13, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Sandwich is one thing I could eat million times.. Means I can eat as a brrakfast-lunch-dinner??? love to mix it with some ingredients ..remix sandwich you can say? We just fall love while reading ur blog?

  • Reply Elise Ho April 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    That image is beyond fantastic! I can eat anything avocado over and over again.

  • Reply Daria April 14, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Oh I have so many! beef chilli or beef stew, kale pesto on anything, anything with avocado, Wiener Schnizel and once a month anything with chocolate:)

  • Reply Kathryn Maher April 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    I’m so glad to read this post as I thought I was probably the only one who was a creature of habit when it comes to food. I can clearly see that I am not …LOL! One of the food habits we have in common is the simple boiled egg . I love mine with cracked top off and swimming with melted butter accompanied with crispy toast. I also love crepes and berries and I eat peanut butter ( a great organic variety with no added sugar) everyday.

  • Reply GiGi April 14, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I don’t even really like trying new recipes – LOL! I make the SAME MEALS EVERY DAY when I am not making things for my blog!! SALMON. SWEET POTATOES. SPINACH. THAT – IS – IT! hahahahahah! I NEVER EVER tire of it!

  • Reply Aria April 15, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Nope I am not that routined when it come to food that I eat the same thing everyday. However, I would have smoothies and tea daily. I love tea!

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus April 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I am somewhat of a creature of habit when it comes to what I make at home although that being said I am much more adventurous when I am not home. I usually make something with pasta and cheese out of convenience but if I was to order a veggie breakfast when I am at a restaurant i would definitely be a creature of habit in that instance as I would have avocado and poached egg on toast. I do have to say that when I am very ill I do like to make myself some soups like yourself as I find them very soothing.

  • Reply Terri Steffes April 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    It cracks me up how alike our food choices are. I am a big tomato soup fan. I make it like Bob’s grandmother did, with home canned tomatoes when I can get them. I love avocado toast now, and eggs daily. I buy mine from a farm close by. I know what you mean by the orange yolks. I like my eggs with the brown lacy edge.

  • Reply Tania Artemova April 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I can’t imagine my day without a smoothie. I am so happy that it’s time for fresh fruits and vegetables, as such spring beverages give me a lot of energy for the whole day!

  • Reply Maria April 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Dear Ali: You are the best. I love your recipes and the way you take care of us so they all turn out so perfectly.

  • Reply Karla April 20, 2018 at 8:35 am

    All these food made me hungry. This makes me think about my own go to’s! I think I’d say boiled eggs for breakfast. Haha!

  • Reply Lindsey April 23, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Alison, I too am a creature of comfort, there are always go to dishes that I make and eat time and time again. Fridays if we do not get a takeaway consists of prawn and spaghetti, Sundays are a roasts and Mondays are leftovers with cauliflower rice.

  • Reply Amalia Silva April 28, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I love this post because it really reflects me! I must have eaten a million times some of these foods too, but nothing beats eggs on toast, still my favorite food ever and not just for breakfast!

  • Reply Mira April 29, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    What a great and healthy selection of daily dishes.One thing I’ve never tried are Zesty Thai chicken Wraps. I’ll have to check out your recipe and try it.

  • Reply Ann Snook-Moreau May 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I usually get obsessed with a dish for a few months and then move on. I was really in a stuffed pepper phase for awhile, then it was chili, now it’s chicken breasts stuffed with veggies and cheese.

  • Reply Melanie May 18, 2018 at 5:15 am

    I’m like your husband I like to mix it up too. I might eat a dish often but there tend to be loads of others crammed in in between. I’d love to try my hand at the Greek Yogurt pancakes – they could become a good go to for the kids at breakfast.

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