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Old 08-19-2018, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Yes, I do.

I'll rotate five or six recipes for a couple of years and move on.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:56 PM
 
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i'll try to have a veggie kick......comes around maybe twice a year.... spinach leaves is usually the choice and I microwave with shredded cheese then add a protein..
I may have this a few times in a month …… thats good enough for me and veggies
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Moreno Valley, Ca
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Yes. Right now it is brown rice, veggies, and chicken. With avocado on top!
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Lately I've had a few things rotating through my meals. Breakfast is just peanut butter on an English muffin, but I've been eating a lot of baked potatoes with toppings, skin and all. Also street tacos - A schmear of guac on a small corn tortilla, some crumbled cotija and maybe some crushed pineapple and a squeeze of lime on whatever meat I'm using. THis week it was a package of pulled pork that I cooked with chipotle peppers and cilantro.

Also, lately I'm loving the 25-cent ramen. I have sinus issues and it's easy to make if I want to send some steam through my nasal passages. I can add spice to it to really get things "moving" too. And, being on a budget, it's only 25 cents!

And I'll generally have a few baby spinach salads every week with dried cranberries, shredded beets and goat cheese.

It's just really easy stuff with minimal cooking for a kitchen that has no air conditioning. But it's also what I'm generally craving right now.
Food kicks? BIG TIME!

I have two going on right now at once. One is identical to one of yours - baby spinach salads with dried cranberries and goat cheese. I have that for lunch a lot.


The other, is Mexican Street Corn, which I just discovered this summer. That stuff is DELICIOUS and for me, very addictive.


These "kicks" are running concurrently.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Yes, I do too. I have a hunch my body is needing something I'm craving. (No, I don't use that excuse for chocolate.)

DH could eat the same meal for days, but not out of preference, just out of duty. LOL. But I need a lot of variety.

Still I'll hit a phase where I want to eat the same thing several times a week for a while. For over a year now I want to fill up on fruit and nuts and then fill in with veggies, cheese and occasional carbs. So far it hasn't caused any damage.

My mom once told me that when I was a toddler I'd want the same thing to eat for a week or more - mashed hard boiled egg with butter, salt and pepper, Chef Boy-ar-Dee canned spaghetti.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I definitely go on "Kicks" when something comes into season and will be gone for the rest of the year. Certain fruits and vegetables.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Grilled steak and burgers. A friend of mine gave me a digital meat thermometer and that's when I realized I was overcooking then. Now, they're so much better.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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If you consider pregnancy cravings to be “kicks.”

Baby (and I) adore french fries. She’s also just decided that hummus, pretzels, and carrots should be eaten twice a day.

I’ve noticed that her cravings are all foods I like.. hmmm...
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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We go on "kicks" when we participate in challenges on another site. Right now the challenge is pasta, including gnocchi and spaetzle. We've made a couple homemade spinach pastas, sauces for dried pasta, homemade lobster ravioli and andouille gnocchi with spicy Creole sauce.
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Yes, I usually go through food kicks one week a month or so.

Last week I had a huge kick for Mexican dishes. Well, American-Mexican dishes. I made tacos one night, with enough leftovers to make tacos and taco salad that week. I had made fajitas, with a little lime, spinach, with some cilantro and rice on the side.

This week I have a whole chicken kick and will probably get 1-2 whole chickens. After I figured out a few good ways to cook a whole chicken, I like getting one at least one to two times a month. It gives me different leftover ideas, like casseroles or chicken dips.

With my tomatoes starting to ripen in my garden, I'm going to use those to make jars of homemade tomato sauce. I'll probably make some cheese, tomato and toast, plus add them into a salad of sorts.
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