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Re: Comfort eating

Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Apr 09, 2008 15:56

savethesavior wrote:I'm going to go get some fried chicken with biscuits.
You're taking the southern living very seriously! I've never been to a southern diner; it's one of those "things to do before I die." I hate okra though, so I hope they'll let me in.

I could seriously murder for a proper NYC slice right now. One of those big-fat, extra-cheesy numbers. I will begrudgingly concede that NY's pizza shits on Boston's.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Apr 09, 2008 16:19

You should come to Athens Popfest this year. The diners in Athens are amazing.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by savethesavior » Wed Apr 09, 2008 19:18

What's that one soul food place called? Three star cafe or something? Awesome collard greens.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Apr 09, 2008 19:22

The Five Star Day Cafe?

That place rules.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by savethesavior » Wed Apr 09, 2008 19:39

I knew there were stars in there somewhere. Ate there every day for three days.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Miss Spangle » Wed Apr 09, 2008 22:22

I was feeling a bit down today so I made myself some mash potatoes and mushy peas. With lots of vinger and black pepper of course. The only vegetable I hate are peas but I think the mushy variety are real lovely.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Thu Apr 10, 2008 22:43

Ooh! I ate mushy peas yesterday too. But I also love the unmushed variety and pretty much any other vegetable you care to mention. Although i'd have to agree with alongwalkhome that okra a bit beyond the pale. Why do they have to be so slimy? Grooo.

My top comfort food is probably a baked potato. With cheese.

Going by the posts on this thread, a lot of people seem to go for a carb with cheese when they want comfort food - which makes me think... It must be because the carbs trigger an insulin release, which increases the levels of tryptophan in your brain, and cheese itself contains high levels of tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to serotonin in the body, which as you probably know is involved in regulating mood, sleep, appetite and all sorts of other things. Apparently the calcium in cheese also acts as a tranquiliser! No wonder I felt so shit when I was vegan :D

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Miss Spangle » Fri Apr 11, 2008 14:30

wrapyrtroubles wrote:Ooh! I ate mushy peas yesterday too. But I also love the unmushed variety and pretty much any other vegetable you care to mention. Although i'd have to agree with alongwalkhome that okra a bit beyond the pale. Why do they have to be so slimy? Grooo.

My top comfort food is probably a baked potato. With cheese.

Going by the posts on this thread, a lot of people seem to go for a carb with cheese when they want comfort food - which makes me think... It must be because the carbs trigger an insulin release, which increases the levels of tryptophan in your brain, and cheese itself contains high levels of tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to serotonin in the body, which as you probably know is involved in regulating mood, sleep, appetite and all sorts of other things. Apparently the calcium in cheese also acts as a tranquiliser! No wonder I felt so shit when I was vegan :D
Science in the kitchen... :)

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Mr Bear » Fri Apr 11, 2008 14:37

I always maintained that cheese makes me happy, and now it has been proven. Thankyou. I might take a photo of myself laughing heartily while eating cheese later. Q.E.D.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Fri Apr 11, 2008 14:49

I just had a roll and chips. With a fritter. With loads of salt and vinegar. It got the office slathering. Chippy Chips always smell better than they taste and they still taste amazing.
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Re: Comfort eating

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Fri Apr 11, 2008 17:57

PandaBear wrote:I always maintained that cheese makes me happy, and now it has been proven. Thankyou. I might take a photo of myself laughing heartily while eating cheese later. Q.E.D.
I think that's what's known as a cheesy grin, pandabear, tee hee. Can't wait to see! I had a brie sandwich for lunch. Depressed? Moi?

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:40

I melted some butter with mixed in pan added milk then heated it, added honey, whisked the mixture till frothy (also can shake in some cocktail sharer stylee thing) then poured over a generous helping of brandy and sprinkled some cinnamon on the top. It was really really really good and I had to make another one straight after. Then I ran out of milk so just drank the brandy. Combine with watching Dr Who and you have a fun night in.
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Re: Comfort eating

Post by humblebee » Wed May 20, 2015 15:56

When did cheesy chips become a thing? They have been a thing for some time now. But I remember a time when they were not a thing. When did the one situation end and the other begin?

But yeah. There's possibly only one thing more comforting than cheesy chips, and that's cheesy chips with chilli.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by islandhopper » Wed May 20, 2015 16:36

humblebee wrote:When did cheesy chips become a thing? They have been a thing for some time now. But I remember a time when they were not a thing. When did the one situation end and the other begin?

But yeah. There's possibly only one thing more comforting than cheesy chips, and that's cheesy chips with chilli.
They have been and will always be a thing in Glasgow. Still my go to food on the odd occassion I actually find myself out late and hungry.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Wheatabeat » Wed May 20, 2015 16:45

I've had a right shit day at work and I'm going to have steak pudding, chips, peas and gravy from the chippy. With bread and butter. And a fucking massive chocolate bar afterwards.
Fuck your tea room.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Trev » Wed May 20, 2015 18:16

I just want a bucket of Strawberry icecream. 4ever.
not really here

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by tonieee » Wed May 20, 2015 20:34

humblebee wrote:When did cheesy chips become a thing? They have been a thing for some time now. But I remember a time when they were not a thing. When did the one situation end and the other begin?

But yeah. There's possibly only one thing more comforting than cheesy chips, and that's cheesy chips with chilli.
Yesterday I went to Endcliffe Park cafe and had cheesy chips with salsa and jalapenos. It was the best.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by humblebee » Wed May 20, 2015 21:15

*goes to Endcliffe Park café*

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by tonieee » Wed May 20, 2015 21:19

humblebee wrote:*goes to Endcliffe Park café*
It was from the specials board rather than the regular menu so you may need to be quick.

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Re: Comfort eating

Post by Sylvie » Wed May 20, 2015 22:15

There's a place around the corner from here that does pizza chips. Not tried them, but they do sound nice...

I can't comfort eat at all anymore and it makes me really sad.
Just be nice to me.

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