I confess! I’m Vicki, and I’m a foodie!

It’s after 3 a.m. on an early Saturday morning and my thermos of coffee is doing little to quiet the hunger pangs in my belly, so I figured this is a great time for a post of foods I’m craving right now.

Well, you know; if you can’t beat ’em … 🙂

Yep! I’m a foodie – a 55-year-old foodie who could bathe in melted cheese and loves all foods meatless. I literally sit here at work and daydream about what food I’m gonna eat when I get off in the mornings. Before I started this post I was making a grocery and wine list. (I’m thinking this might be a homemade sangria weekend). My belly growled so loud a minute ago that it drowned out my patient’s snoring for a minute. But because I don’t want my butt spreading to another time zone, I refuse to eat at night anymore since that’s when I do most of my sitting. So, for about four more hours, my daydreams are gonna have to sustain me.

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Watermelon! My absolute FAVORITE summer fruit. This will definitely be my breakfast this morning. And come to think of it, there’s a recipe I recall seeing that had an upside vodka bottle poking out of a watermelon. Is that how you make vodka-infused watermelon? Cool! (Adding vodka to my list)

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Photo by Vicki T. Lee

Aren’t these beets gorgeous? I don’t know why it took me so long to buy raw beets and cook them myself instead of the canned version. I love beets in by themselves or in my salads. Speaking of which …

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Photo by Vicki T. Lee

I love salads! Not as diet food – no way. I refuse to diet. I just end up over-eating the foods that I gave up and dreamed about while I was dieting. Foolishness! I usually eat a salad every day. This one doesn’t have much but a raisin/coconut flake/beet/ cabbage/spinach/tomato/carrot/cuke and crouton salad is right up my alley. 🙂

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Photo by Vicki T. Lee

Ohhh myyyy! My belly just growled into overdrive! My homemade veggie pizza from leftover challah dough. I won’t make this during the summer unless my grandchildren are over because well, I don’t have a stop button when it comes to anything cheesy. I like to use the summer months to wean my body from the carbs I love so much.

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Photo by Vicki T. Lee

Now these are broccoli balls. Ever tried them? They’re pretty easy to make and they give you a fresh way to eat broccoli if you are bored with looking at little green trees on your plate. 🙂 Wanna try? There are a lot of variations but here’s one to get your feet wet. Enjoy!

 

 

Now as far as melted cheese goes, if it’s not on pizza, these have to be my all-time faves: broccoli with melted cheese, and my home-made black bean burgers with melted cheese. Doesn’t matter whether it’s vegan or dairy cheese – or a combination of both. Dee-lish!

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Well, so much for daydreaming. In about three hours it’ll be 8 a.m. and I’ll be getting off work. Cocktail time! Okay don’t judge us nightshift workers. 🙂 Whether you are getting off work or going in, have an awesome day! And a better one tomorrow!

Peace and blessings! 🙂

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