questionswhat do you eat when you want "something…

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I simply have an old friend for dinner, Clarice.

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you didn't mention Indian. butter chicken is one of my faves nomnom, and it doesn't have the plain jane yellow curry taste. (yes i called it plain jane, i do not like yellow curry. sorry! and it's what people think of when they think Indian) if you want to sample different items, look for an Indian buffet. also read the Yelp reviews so if you're disappointed you won't just write off all Indian based on that one place that happened to be bad

or try a kabob place or an Ethiopian place. all are sorta exotic and delish if you stick to the popular dishes, usually chicken, beef, lamb.

or go CRAZY and see if there's a vegetarian restaurant around you. i know, CRRAAZZY
a cheesesteak place? Noodles and Company? Boston Market? seafood? italian? quiznos/subway?
check out epicurious.com and glance through the pics to see if anything catches your eye. then either make it or go buy it

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Either look up decadant meals or recipe's online and fix them myself. Or (even better) go to a really nice restaurant that is known for excellent service. You will likely enjoy the experience as well as the food.

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home made meatloaf (50/50 blend of ground beef and ground pork). mashed potatoes. real gravy. a loaf of sourdough bread. A pint of ice cold whole milk.

The next day, fry up a slice of the meatloaf to make it crispy on both sides, and throw it on a sandwich.

Or get the 2lb sirloin from cattlemen's steakhouse. It's called the sheriff.

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Italian is always a good way to go if you're speaking about restaurants. Or go Polish anything :P

If I want something new I just run over to Meijer and check the frozen food aisle for something new. Yeah, not healthy or anything, but it works. Or I google crazy recipes and try to make them. I actually just learned how to make my own pasta =D

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Lately I've been doing Greek or Moroccan. There's also eastern european (pierogies!), Spanish, Ethiopian as @w00tgurl mentioned, and fondue.

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I agree with @w00tgurl. My wife and I make buttered chicken and Naan about once a week. If you have a Cost Plus World Market in your area, they sell a pre-made buttered chicken (just add chicken). I add a dash of sugar and salt to it to bring out some of the flavors. If I'm in the mood, I also add a little coconut milk.

Though I love yellow curry.

I also do greek food. If you have an authentic greek resteraunt in your area, try it out. Make sure to get some baklava for desert!

If you're interested in cooking at home, make the Haitian voodoo sticks:
http://www.food.com/recipe/haitian-voodoo-sticks-193378

I use 1/3 the cayenne pepper. But they are amazing! Use pinapple, greed/red peppers and onion in between the meat for added flavors.

Damn, now I'm hungry

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American food. I eat mostly Mexican food, followed by Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Middle Eastern, Greek and Indian. I'd eat Thai every day but we don't really have a Thai restaurant. I rarely eat plain old American food, so it's always a novelty when I get it, especially "soul food", which is what I grew up on with a southern grandmother.

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@w00tgurl: @prettywootprincess and I love the butter chicken. NOM NOM NOM

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Salad. I usually drench it in non-low fat salad dressing with lots of bacon and crumbly bits of cheese, and then try to convince myself it's still a healthy meal.

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Me? I eat my favorite food - never, ever tire of it. Sauteed chicken livers. Usually prepare my own, but Toojay's serves a fair rendition.

....Quietly going over to the corner to watch and listen to people retching. You either love 'em or detest 'em. An aside: Never thought of chicken livers as a "deviant" food, but I guess they could be. Brains, most definitely.

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@wingnutzero: You are correct. For most Americans, salad is quite the deviation from the norm.

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@gmwhit: I love sauteed chicken livers too! With nice brown caramelized onions and a sprinkle of Worcestershire sauce. But when I really want to gross my kids out, I eat a sardine and onion sandwich. mmmm...

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@turbinator42: Oh.... I love sardines in mustard sauce! Never thought of a sandwich. Thanks!!

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I can eat a peach for hours.

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Thanks @w00tgurl and everyone! Got some good ideas and new resources to work with now :) Gonna start with a seafood buffet I think...

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I just tried a new recipe - diced chicken thighs stir-fried with fresh veggies, with fresh chopped green basil, salt, pepper, and a dash of smoked paprika. The paprika adds a slight bacon-y taste that is really different and delicious with the basil.

Anyway, I thought it was wonderful. YMMV.

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Usually what I do is think of all of the things that I don't want to eat, and then cry because I don't know what I do want to eat.

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From what you mentioned (or rather didn't mention), I'd suggest Indian, Middle Eastern, Turkish, German or South American (say Columbian or Peruvian, both of which are quite different from Mexican).

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@baqui63: I've heard of some Peruvian dishes, but never got the chance to try them. I've never considered Turkish food or knew of any unique dishes they have, but I'll look into it now! Ahhhh SO many options now :D