[QUOTE=Cierra;1139345]This isn't necissarily a recipe, but I was at a beloved southern cookin' restaurant in Texas, where I grew up. My grandparents love the place, as well as almost everyone I know. I thought I'd be able to order [I]something[/I] there, but no. Literally, everything was breaded and deep fried: deep fried okra, onion rings, fried green tomatoes, chicken fried steak, etc. Theres also a designated "roll throw'r" who tosses baked rolls at you anytime you call him over. He also passed out sweet flavored muffins. I tried to order a salad, but once you take off the croutons an cheese and ranch dressing, it was just iceberg lettuce and sad tomatoes. Instead of forcing myself to have something I'd regret, I just enjoyed my company and passed on the food. It still blows my mind that *everything* was breaded![/QUOTE]
This totally sounds like the place we went for dinner last night. We are on vacation in Florida and Disney resort food is not very primal. We went to Cocoa beachfront a few days and tried to find a great Sea food place. The best rated place was totally packed and we had a wait even with reservations. The food was total crap like out of a box almost TV dinner style. I asked for pecan encrusted cod with butter sauce as I was told that it was wild caught. It came breaded ( WTF?), and the vege side was soggy like it sat in water all day. It feels like we're spending thousands of dollars on a vacation to go slumming it. I'm so spoiled by the good food I make at home and am so grateful that I can cook from scratch with healthy ingredients while the most of the US thinks this crap food is good!
I know I keep adding to this thread, but damn, it's just so fun to remember what I used to think was amazing and now think of it and gag!
Okay, so here is the ultimate horrible low calorie dessert that I came up with myself, in a desperate search for a massive amount of sugary food without many calories:
I filled a pan with some sugarfree flavored syrups (Torani or Skinnygirl Vanilla, or whatever... 0 calories OMG yesss) let it get hot and bubbly. Meanwhile, I'd get some of those no0odles (0 calorie noodles, zomg you can eat the whole package for like NOTHING. Sometimes I'd use the shirataki tofu noodles, but nooo those weren't as good because the entire package had 100 calories and that's just like, **so much**) and I'd boil the hell out of it because it smells really fishy coming out of that weird watery stuff. Once it was boiled and flavorless, I'd pat it dry and dump it into the caramelizing bubbly syrupy stuff and coat the noodles. Then, I'd DUMP a bunch of 0 calories Parkay "buttery spray" all over it, and shake a buuuunch of cinnamon onto everything. Then, I'd take it off the heat, let it set, and coat it in about 6 packets of Truvia granulated stevia. After a little while, it'd harden and get a bit crunchy once the syrup set and got caramelized. I'd just go to town on the whole thing, and it made a LOT of sickeningly sweet noodles. I honestly loved it so much and I'd eat it pretty often. No wonder I had horrible stomach aches and a bloated "fat" belly all the time.
Yeah, I used to eat a lot of those "Miracle Noodles". Yep, Miracle Noodles and fat free cheddar, mac'n'cheese. Good times.
Yeah, I used to eat a lot of those "Miracle Noodles". Yep, Miracle Noodles and fat free cheddar, mac'n'cheese. Good times.[/QUOTE]
I used to do that, too, except I couldn't possibly stomach the thought of cheese, god no! so I'd make my own "cheez" sauce with nutritional yeast and unsweetened almond milk (or silken tofu), mustard/mustard powder, and agar for thickener. yaaaaay vegan.
Cierra.... wow. That sounds awful. Send the recipe to Hungry Girl!!!!!
It's peep season! I used to put them on graham crackers and microwave them. Like a S'more without fattening chocolate.
Southern and midwestern food is bat, but when people try and veganize it. Whoa. A healthfood store near us used to sell chicken fried tofu. I believe it was gluten free as it was coated in nutritional yeast and Braggs aminos. It was bizarre- the tofu was really spongey and then the coating was, well yeasty. I liked it with mashed potatoes.
What was the name of that dish where you mixed canned fruit cocktail (heavy syrup) with mini marshmallows and a tub of cool whip? I know my friend's mom used to make this for "special" occasions.
How about corned beef jello? [url=http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/knudsen2/2.html]LILEKS (James) Gallery of Regrettable Food : Knudsen's[/url]
[QUOTE=MattyH;1141013]What was the name of that dish where you mixed canned fruit cocktail (heavy syrup) with mini marshmallows and a tub of cool whip? I know my friend's mom used to make this for "special" occasions.[/QUOTE]
I think you are thinking of "ambrosia". Actually, the original (pre-cool whip) ambrosia of my childhood had real whipped cream in it, so it wasn't half bad.
[QUOTE=eKatherine;1141017]I think you are thinking of "ambrosia". Actually, the original (pre-cool whip) ambrosia of my childhood had real whipped cream in it, so it wasn't half bad.[/QUOTE]
That sounds good! Use fresh fruit and the only problematic ingredient is the marshmallows.
Ambrosia is simply fresh orange sections with the juice and shredded (sweetened) coconut. Chill. Delicious!
Has anyone read the ingredietns in Gatoraid??? I am at my sisters and my nieces want gatorade. We had a battle over it which I of course lost because they have it all the time. It makes me so sad.