I’m so NOT a foodie. My friends and family can attest. Particularly Travis, since he gets to witness my non-creative food creations. Rice cakes with peanut butter 10 days in a row for dinner?? Sounds about right.
I’m not even sure that non-blog readers will know what the term “foodie” means. Let’s consult Urban Dictionary, the Mr. Know-It-All of online dictionaries. Nearly as credible as Wikipedia. …so…not at all.
I snipped the top three definitions (there were a lot!). I swear I didn’t submit the second one – but I did laugh a wee bit.
So foodies are basically people who love food. They love talking about it, eating it, creating new ways to eat it. Actually I only know of the one way – through your mouth, but I’m sure that somewhere out there, a foodie is thinking up a solution to this problem. (<-Some wise crack is thinking that I forgot intravenous delivery – I DID think of that, but it didn’t play well with the joke. So there.)
Anyways….I’m not a foodie.
I don’t really cook. I don’t love spending time in the kitchen. I’d usually just rather have brownies out of a box and use that time I would have spent in the kitchen for doing pushups or reading or cleaning.
I like eating food, but I don’t find joy in CREATING food.
I have MAJOR respect for those of you who create and dream up food combinations. I think that is a GREAT quality – having that passion for something and finding freedom in the creative process.
I’m just not that girl.
And that’s ok.
There’s a post brewing in my head about this topic…but it all boils down to this:
You make time and create space for things that are important to you. If it’s a struggle to create the time for something, you probably shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.
Aka…Travis, you’re getting another “Lindsay Casserole” tonight. And some boxed brownies.
I wouldn’t complain.
While I’m not a foodie, I do enjoy eating food (a newish concept, as I spent most of my high school and college years AVOIDING food).
For more info on WHAT Foodie Penpals is, go here. In a nutshell, you send someone a package of food gifts and you receive a package (from a different person), then you blog about it. Fun.
I was paired with Kristi from Life Sprinkles. I think she “gets” me.
Kristi’s Easy Salad Dressing: 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp ACV + 1 tsp cinnamon! Easy peasy.
I told her that I like peanut butter and chocolate. So that’s what she sent!
The kinda sad thing: that Dark Chocolate Truffle bar MELTED all over everything. Dang Summer heat!!
I’m used to messes (I think their names are Henry & Clara), so I just rinsed the chocolate off in the sink and called it good.
Gotta say – that Luna bar flavor beat Chocolate Peppermint Stick out and is now my favorite!
Along with the chocolate, Kristi sent manna/the Holy Grail/Sex In A Jar. Some people call it Speculoos. Which is just as it says – Cookie Butter. As in ground up cookies in a jar. Plus some oil and more sugar and some more cookies for good measure.
Ways To Enjoy Speculoos (via Lindsay’s Test Lab)
- On ice cream.
- Straight out of the jar.
- As frosting for Teddy Grahams.
- On bananas.
- On apples.
- On any and every flat or non-flat surface ever made.
To balance out the chocolate and cookies, I also got this awesome JUICE SWEETENED strawberry jam!!
….That I honestly haven’t tried yet because I’ve been too busy eating Speculoos.
It’s on my radar though.
To do – Make Speculoos and Strawberry Jam Sandwiches.
A foodie would do that, right??
**A big thank you to Lindsay for hosting Foodie Penpals & to Kristi for sending an amazing package!!**
QUESTION: Do you consider yourself a “foodie”?? Have you ever tried Speculoos?