SoulfulDetroit.com FORUM: Archive - Ending April 16, 2004: I'm HUNGRY!!!
Top of pageBottom of page   By jrlo ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:33 pm:

What are your absolute FAVORITE meals? Besides listening to great music, I love to eat!!!

Breakfast: Not really into breakfast but when I do have a taste for it I like french toast bacon orange juice and Coffee.

Lunch: Teriyaki chicken or beef...or foot long sandwich (I miss Blimpies!!) or Italian!

Dinner: Can't have it all the time...my HIPS won't let me but I love fried chicken macaroni and cheese. Now that's something I have once or twice a year...
I can also go for: roasted chicken with garlic and olive oil..grilled steak (thin) and Japanese food.
Ok..off to lunch!!

Oh and I must wash it ALL down with cherry coke!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Tony Russi ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:46 pm:

For lunch today I had spaghetti/meatsauce,collard greens & cornbread.My fave that my mom always cooked for my birthday is black-eyed peas over rice with collard greens & cornbread and dessert-pecan pie. Now I'm gettin hungry again-headin for the gymn.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:54 pm:

Breakfast (I'm a cereal-holic):

Cinammon Toast Crunch
Life with "very vanilla" soy milk and blueberries
Coffee with half and half and sugar
Peanut Butter Crunch
Grape Nuts


Peanut Butter and Jelly


Just about anything ethnic gets me....

Indian, Mexican, Chinese.....
Pasta with meatless pesto sauce, bread and olive oil
Chili and cornbread (my wife makes excellent chili!)
Good ol' steak and baked potato is nice, sometimes
Seafood: Catfish and gritz
Fish and chips

Favorite dessert remains: birthday cake! With butter creme icing!!

(Good thing I can't cook and my wife works and I'm not around this food all the time.....Typical dinner for me during the week is TV dinners, crackers....or cereal and fruit....sad, ain't it??)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Richard Simmons ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 05:56 pm:

This is the reason why so many people of color are fat & out of shape. How about watching your cholesterol intake, jogging, lifting light weights ? Drink more Soy milk as oppose to Budweiser. Drink lots of cranberry juice, and not so much Grape Kool -Aid.



You might as well put the shotgun to your heads and blow your brains out !! That's a more quicker death than a lot of your eating habits !!!

Get it together people !!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:06 pm:

LOL....Yeah, Richard.....I don't eat the above regularly.....I don't have the stomach to intake it all....

No.....I'm a runner and I lift weights twice a week.....I basically RUN so I CAN eat....that's the key and the trick......In fact, I'm motivated right now because I weighed today and saw I was up to 179....I typically like to be under 175, and I'm 6-0 tall.....Get that metabolism up in the mornings, and it gives you a little leeway when you eat.....

So what I do is use "bad" foods.....fried stuff....fast food.....for a reward day. For example, if I'm "good" through the week....have completed my workouts and eaten right, I'll pick up some quick fast food on Friday nights after work for a little "reward". Or maybe on Sundays I'll have a nice dinner with the wife. You have to play psychological games with yourself......set goals and go for it.....run a few miles, and eat something good afterwards...it's all about motivation....

Top of pageBottom of page   By Kev-Lo ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:14 pm:

Hi this is Kev-Lo I like soul food
Fried Chicken
Turkey Wings
Collard Greens
Macaroni and Chese
Potato Salad
Macaroni Salad
Candy Yams

Caribean Foods
Curried Chicken
Curried Goat
Steam Fish
Peas and Rice
Steam Cabbage

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:28 pm:

Well, Richard, if you are what you eat, you must eat lots and lots of fruit!

Kev-Lo, you've mentioned oxtails twice; what the hell are they? Are they, literally, the tail of an ox? That sounds awful, like caveman food. How would you prepare that?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:28 pm:

Well...since I just found out I have high colesterol looks like I won't be able to anything tasty anymore:(, anyhow this is my most favorite dishes:

1. Swedish Pancakes with lingonberries. Orange Juice.
2. Waffles with butter & syrup. Orange Juice.
3. Eggs Benedict captain style (with jumbo shrimp). Mimosa.
4. Mushroom or Western Omlet or Fried Eggs. O.J.

1. Lettuce & Tomatoe Sandwich or Club Sandwich with mayo. Iced Tea. Hot Fudge Sundae (maybe):).
2. Steamed Dumplings, Chicken Wings, & Jumbo Shrimp in Garlic Sauce from Chinese Resturant. Vanilla Coke.
3. Pizza, plain or supreme with thin-crust. Pepsi with lemon or Iced Tea.
4. Salt Fish & Dumplings, Fungi. (West Indian Style), Johnny Cake. Iced Tea.

1. Whole Lobster or Lobster Tail with drawn butter, Corn On Cob, Baked Potatoe. Key Lime Pie. Perrier or Perigreno with lime or Iced Tea. Champagne or Frozen Margurita.
2. Colossal Shrimp Cocktail, Prime Rib of Beef au jus, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus. Dinner Rolls. "same drink choices as above". Sloe Gin Fizz.
3. Deluxe Sushi (the works). "same drink choices" or Green Hot Tea. Green Tea Ice Cream.
4. Chitterlins or Barbeque Ribs or Stew Beef with Candied Yams, Macaroni or Potato Salad, Collard Greens, Cornbread. Iced Tea. Banana or Vanilla Pudding. Iced Tea.

Sweet Snacks:
1. Old fashioned Black Licorice Records or Black or Cherry Locorice Pipes.
2. Brown Licorice.
3. Marshmellow Candy (The Easter Kind).
4. Coconut Sorbet.

*Keep in mind this is not an everyday thing just favorite choices when the occassion arises.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:35 pm:

Hi Baby, I love Ox-Tails too, mmm mm good, should had them down as my 2nd. soul food choice.:)

Hey Richard Simmons;
Live and let live. You sound so immature & insecure to have to put someone else's looks down. How about posting a picture of the perfect / fake Richard Simmons, meaning your own self! (SMILE).......

All The Best,

Top of pageBottom of page   By jrlo ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:36 pm:

Soul sister,

I hear ya!! I LOVE fried chicken and macaroni and cheese..but since my cholesterol is so high I can only eat it..you guessed it...THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS! In a perfect world I can eat it until I get sick of it!

My 12 year old daughter is DYING to try lobster for the first time. So told her I will take her on her birthday in July for lobster. Just got to find a cheap lobster place...I mean if girlfriend hates it that stuff is expensive..it's sure not a happy meal!

Does anybody out there actually LIKE tofu? Has anyone tried it??? How do you cook the stuff?? :)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Juicefree20 ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:38 pm:

Hey Sis, I know what you mean. I just got a call from my Dr this morning. The cholesterol is 254, looks like Lipitor. The funny thing is that I don't eat a lot of fatty foods (some cookies here & there) & I'm slim. It just goes to show you, you can never tell. I wish us both the best! Other than that, I love lasagne, lobster tails, shrimp & shrimp scampi & filet mignon. I'm going to have some tomorrow. Guess I'll cross my fingers as well.


Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:44 pm:

Hey Richard Simmons;
Show some respect especially to yourself!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:50 pm:

Hi Juice;
Hope your well.
Yes, I just got the bad news too, I'm picking up my perscrip tomorrow.
I gained 35 lbs. over the last 2 years by eating things I never used to eat and eating on the run on the road while touring. Now I must change my eating habits and start getting on my exercise equipment, somehow making the time to do so. What a drag. But a neccesary one.
Take Care J and good luck, its hard to change one's eating habits.

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:52 pm:

Soul Sister,
So you eat oxtails too? I don't think that's very prevalent here in the South. Maybe I just haven't been to the right soul food joints. Somebody 'splain the oxtails to me. Sounds gamey/gross but I have an open mind and a pretty diverse palate and I'll try just about anything once (except what you were talking about, Richard Simmons! LOL!).

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:58 pm:

I hear ya',LOL!LOL!LOL! Tofu, soy, and other tasteless foods, ugh>>>>>>> Well I guess we need to at least make the attempt to live a healthier life if we're ever gonna get used to healthy foods. Will power with tasty foods is a tough one!LOL!

July is the best time to get the freshest and sweetest lobster, perferrably near the water if you live on one of the coasts. The seafood in the mid-west is terrible so is the pizza!!LOL! I laugh about it but its true, I hate the food out here, I miss the NYC area for good eating!
All The Best,

Top of pageBottom of page   By GOAT ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:58 pm:

Richard Simmons are you 6 yrs old?
It's attitudes like yours that had kept BLack folks, Native American, Asian, and any other minority down and subjugated.


I am a cereal junkie too. But love steak and eggs (when I can get it)

Leftovers from dinner the night before (or a good old fashioned PB & J)

Any food.

Top of pageBottom of page   By jrlo ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 06:59 pm:

Hi Juice!!!

What's up man??? :)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Destruction ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:03 pm:

My eating habits are quite simple:

No extremities - no ears, feet, tails, toes, nose, fingers, etc.

No organs - no brains, hearts, livers, stomachs, chitlins, pancreas, etc.

No spicy food, sensitive tongue.

I'll pretty much try anything not listed above.

When I was single and living in Mt. Vernon in Baltimore, within 3 blocks of my apt I could find, a Thai, 2 Indian, a Vietnamese, an Afghan, 3 sub shops, 2 rib joints, a brick oven pizza shop, and a half dozen others...and I've visited them all at least once.

I can't cook and have always relied upon the kindness of strangers...or friends...or anyone willing to share a meal with me....lol.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:12 pm:

Hi John;
How you be?
Ox-Tails actually is VERY tasty. Cooked and seasoned almost the same way beef stew is. Its on a round bone, a wheel of bone spaced with chuncks of meat, cooked in a brown gravy but not neccesarily served with the gravy, but so so tasty, especially tastes good with white rice and black-eyed peas.
Maybe someone else might want to elaborated on this.

I'm real suprise you haven't seen it down south. Maybe not all soul food resturants carry it but many do up north in the hood, but check in your local supermarket for cooking at home, they may call them beef tails in your area, they should be cut about an inch thick.
Give them a try, I'm sure you'll like them.:)
Good Luck,

Top of pageBottom of page   By jrlo ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:25 pm:

Soul Sister!

Hey I'm from New York too! Right now we live in California..when my husband and I moved here years ago we use to bust up laughing when we saw folks eating pizza with a knife and fork!! Pizza is NOT pizza when you can't fold it and have the grease run down your arm!!! :)
Everytime they opeen a "New York" style shop out here it never lasts! Folks out here don't know pizza either!!
Take care!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nosey ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:32 pm:

Soul Sister: I just cooked some oxtails about a month ago. $3.69 a pound ain't no joke! I brown them lightly then "stew" them until tender seasoning them with bay leaf, parsley, lemon pepper, very little season salt and some ketchup for color and then serve them over a bed of rice.

I love Italian and Chinese and seafood!

For Sunday dinner yesterday, I baked Turkey Wings with a can of mushroom soup, rice and broccoli in a teriyaki sauce. For dessert, I made a pear cobbler.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:37 pm:

You sound like a good cook, your making my mouth water!LOL! Come to think about it...it is time for dinner!
Check you out later,

Top of pageBottom of page   By jrlo ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:39 pm:


Can I come over for dinner next Sunday?? That sounds soooooooo good!!! :)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:42 pm:

You are cracking me up!LMAO!!! You are so right about that! N.Y. IS the ONLY place for real pizza.
Jimmy & I, would like to move to LA sometime in the near future, freezing our butts off in Cleveland!LOL!!! Miss both friends, sunny atmosphere, sunny, moods, & sunny people!LOL!!! Not to mention good food again!
I'm going to eat dinner now.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 07:50 pm:

Right now I'm on a mission to lose weight BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, but when I did eat, my faves were:
Breakfast- oatmeal,banana, yogurt, or an omelet of any kind, oj, coffee

Lunch- pasta salad,or a decent sandwich with small salad, diet soda or juice.

Dinner- Anything Vonnie makes

Sushi combo, miso soup ginger salad, red bean ice cream--or---

Any kind of soul food, even Seoul food--love chitlins on the holidays, except Passover.

calamari in a pea gravy,

Malaysian food, Thai especially Pad Thai,

non-Americanized Chinese food

Top of pageBottom of page   By Juicefree20 ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 08:21 pm:

Hey Sis, Jrlo, Bobby E, NOSEY!!!

This is one brother who can't stand the idea of snouts, tails, feet or ears. I can't bear the thought of eating anything like that. Now, as for womens' ears......hmmmmmmmmm :)

The other day at work, a friend began eating 3 fried fish heads, eyes included. Most of us looked away, it grossed us out. How can you eat something with its eyes staring right back at you (Human beings excluded :):) )? I mean, the poor fish was looking at her like, "Why are you doing this to me, WHY WHY WHY"??!!!!! I mean, didn't she learn anything from Nemo or The Little Mermaid?

I like my music soulful & a lil' bit greasy, not my food. I just can't handle those animal parts. Give me lobster tail, skrimp (that's ebonics for shrimp), flounder, chicken breast cutlets, filet & ground sirloin, or give me death.!


Top of pageBottom of page   By John ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 09:55 pm:

There's always a hater! (I'm referring to richard simmons) Look, all of us (black and white) could eat better and get more exercise. The key of course is moderation in all things. You could be the best physical specimen on the planet and get run over crossing the street. Let's not be so hard on each other until we have walked in each others shoes. PEACE!, and I'm out.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nosey ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:12 pm:

Juicefree: Skrimps! LOL! Last week my buddy and I had an ebonics day where we only talked in dialect. It was hysterical! You should hear our Ceil & Estah, two Jewish women who own a garment storah! Equally funny.

Also, my mom eats fish heads on occasion.

Top of pageBottom of page   By ~medusa~ ( on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:26 pm:

I feel ya Juicefree~
if it's good 2 ya
it must B good 4 ya


Top of pageBottom of page   By Juicefree20 ( on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:14 am:

Hey Nosey! That was some interesting info that you sent. I've gotta work on my Ebonics. I remember the fuss about Ebonics from the 90s. That was some crazy stuff, if I do say so myself. I'll be looking for your comedy DVD, do you ever tape your performances?

Now as for you Ms Medusa, we really must talk. It sounds as though you have a few things on your mind :) For shame, for shame!!! Girl, you're deep, too deep! By the way Medusa, I will be deeply offended if you don't send me an e-mail greeting. I would send you one, but, this is the only place that I can say hi to you. You stay sweet & behave yourself. When I have my Lobster & Filet tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you :)


Top of pageBottom of page   By LadyMystique ( on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:34 pm:

Curried Chicken and Rice
Soul Food

And I can COOK! LOL

Top of pageBottom of page   By Juicefree20 ( on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 08:57 pm:

Hey LadyM, I believe that you can burn. I know that my Brooklyn girl can represent in the kitchen, for sure :) You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but......


Top of pageBottom of page   By Dinelle ( on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 09:00 pm:

I love hot tamales(the Mexican food, not the candy), but there's something about frijoles and tortillas that drive me wild. I love Chinese food too. Sesame noodles among them. Of course, I do love lost bread(that's what people down in New Orleans call French toast) and I'm positively, absolutely crazy for beignets from "Cafe Du Monde" on the Riverfront on the Mississippi! Of course it doesn't help to have some red beans and rice, gumbo, and crawfish etoufee once in a while.

Top of pageBottom of page   By CORNBREAD ( on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 11:36 pm:

Had some of the most delicious fried chicken, many, many years ago at a truck stop off the I-40 near Forest City, Arkansas. I gorged myself that day.

I love broasted chicken. Years ago, I had some outstanding broasted in a small town west of Detroit. Can't recall the town's name. They served the chicken with broasted potatoes. Makes my mouth water just reminiscing.

Love my barbecue ribs (pork). Love cornbread too.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dinelle ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 12:13 am:

The cornbread was a dead giveaway.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 01:38 am:

Back in '69, when I played for the Vibrations, we were working our waay across country on the way to a gig at the Flamingo in Vegas.

We had two station wagons in our caravan.
I usually rode with the singers and the rest of the band had a seperate wagon.
Along the way the guys kept saying that they couldnt wait to get to East St. Louis to get some bbq pig snoots.

Man, when I saw them cut open those snoots and smear that bbq sauce on them and put 'em in the oven and they turned into a giant pork skin kinda thing, I just stood there with my jaw dropped.

Those snoots stunk up the wagon all the way to Vegas!!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By john dixon ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:16 am:

Hey Dinelle,
I hear ya on the beignets from the Cafe du Monde in Jackson Square. I will eat them and drink coffee until I'm so jacked up on sugar and caffeine that I don't walk out, I VIBRATE out of there!
I've only been to New Orleans three times but I'm convinced that no city in the US has better indigenous food.

The funny thing about beignets is that, on two occasions I've brought a box full home so friends who've never been down there or heard of them can sample what I've been raving about. But they never taste as good when you get home. It's like they lose that special sumpin' as you leave New Orleans' air space. Some sort of Crescent City gris-gris, I guess!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mike Sku ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:53 am:

An ideal breakfast for me would be just a simple cheese omelette with home fries and potatoes.
My favorite lunch used to be a fried bologna sandwich --fried onions and mustard on a round roll. I still like it, but my diet won't allow it. Maybe I'll have it once a month. Now I like Capicola, provolone cheese, and roasted peppers on a Crustini bun.
For dinner? I have lots of favorites, but I'm an eggplant addict. I could eat it almost every night. I am trying very hard to cut back on the fried food. It's not easy. I prefer chicken to most other meats, but I like a good pork cutlet now and then. Oh, and pasta....real comfort food for me.

Top of pageBottom of page   By DyvaNaye ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:13 am:

Eli: Dag!...snoots...lol...

My foods are:
WestIndian foods: Ackees and salt fish or Calaloo and salt fish with dumpling and banana for breakfast...cant go wrong...

Southern Food: all of it, but I have learned to eat WISELY over the years...

Italian Food: A weakness, the sauces get me...

Greek Food: Octopus! Yes! and 'Any-thing-kebob' is alright by me!

Spanish Food: If you are trying to cure a cold, get some spanish chicken soup and call the doctor and say 'never mind'...Spanish steaks are wonderful and their side dishes such as tostones con mohito (bananas and garlic) are a great asset to the meals they prepare.

French pastries are a delicacy that should not be taken lightly...the French have a way with treats...

and a shout out to the Vietnamese for the way they can grill dark meat chicken..they have an tastey way of preparing chicken with sauces...

I am elecctic with my palate....:-)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:34 am:

Hi Dyva Naye;
If your talking food you must be feeling better, I hope & pray so.

Speaking of Spanish Foods you got me craving, I hadn't had any since I moved out of Jersey City!
I love their so tasty "steak & onions", "tripe soup" is fabulous on a cold day or when you have a cold, love "tostones" and "sweet plantains". The frozen drink or shake made from "sour sop", mmmm mmm good!!! Good eating anytime.
I see you love "salt fish & dumplings" island stylee too!!:)

Take care of yourself DN and take it nice and slow & easy.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:39 am:

Fried chicken and sweet potatoes

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dinelle ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 06:18 pm:

Hey, John. I'm glad you agree with me when it comes down to beignets. Have you ever been down here for Mardi Gras?

Top of pageBottom of page   By The Count ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:22 pm:

I had lunch at the Landing Strip today, then went to the dentist for a hair cut, kinda gives away what i had for lunch.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:39 pm:

I had dinner at Roscoes in Hollywood...


Top of pageBottom of page   By Dinelle ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 10:30 pm:


Top of pageBottom of page   By CORNBREAD ( on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 10:30 pm:

Hey Count: I see you eat well .

Top of pageBottom of page   By LadyMystique ( on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 04:05 pm:

I hear ya Juice! :)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vandelron ( on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:12 am:

Lets not use any comments that put down or ridicules any groups of people.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight! ( on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:27 am:

Awe, Vickie: You were supposed to call me for dinner at Roscoe's. Dang. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Funny, Count: LMAO!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie ( on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:07 pm:

(((((sorry Chris)))

I had company in town and that's where we ended up one night..

I loved it!! and want to go again...I have to have gravy all over everything next time :)

Hiatus hits in May...

let's go!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dinelle ( on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 02:40 pm:

A hiatus? From what? The book project?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nosey ( on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 03:12 pm:

Made duck with an orange sauce today for my Sunday dinner. I cut it up like a chicen, quickly seared it in a very hot wok (to brown it) and then placed it in the oven with bay leaf, parsley, thyme, garlic, olives, orange juice and the orange sauce that came with the duck! So you can just call me, Shucky Ducky, quack, quack!

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