I just introduced sweet potatoes back into my diet. I don't load them with anything but a bunch of cinnamon :] I always eat my potato last...even if theres a huge piece of meat on my plate. I can always eat a sweet potato, they taste delicious, fill me up, and I always feel great after eating them. They bring me pure joy...seriously.
If I could only have 4 things in life it would be bacon, sweet potatoes, wine, and dark chocolate.
What foods make you more than satisfied but literally change your mood!?
Anyone who says the paleo diet is too restricting is plain wrong. I've been exposed to more wonderful foods now since I don't eat grains.
My new favorite food is aged Gouda cheese. It is pure bliss to bite into.
Bone marrow and the strip of fat found on a sirloin steak (which has been caramelised on the BBQ) - words cannot describe the visceral, deep seated animalistic orgasmic pleasure they induce in me...
slow-roasted pork belly, where the fat just melts in your mouth, with a side of sweet potato to mash into some of the rendered fat. OMG. top me off with a glass of wine, and i'm one happy camper!
This list could be much longer.
Ribs made with a mesquite dry rub.
Pastured eggs lightly fried in ghee so the yolk is still liquid, with few grains of sea salt on the yolks, maybe a touch of turmeric on the yolks as well, and a 3-4 strips of bacon.
Steak with a little bit of ghee melted on top, maybe some A1 and bacon, and/or some shrimp.
Roasted Yam/Sweet potato mashed with cinnamon, a tablespoon of coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
A square of 99% dark chocolate, or even 90%.
Macadamia nuts, when I can find them.
Coffee with coconut milk and vanilla extract.
A good single malt, i.e. Highland Park, Oban, Auchentoshan, etc.
Teaspoon of Nutella.
I used to love cheeses, but they cause me GERD, otherwise, I'd list things like blue cheese, very old aged gouda (when it has salt crystals in it.)
You mean besides fruit? Okay, the answer is fruit.
Seriously, in modest amounts fruit brings joy; in excess, it makes me less serene and we might say irritable.
Beef brings joy and serenity and there are no portion limits. I can eat nothing but beef until I'm full and I will feel calm, steady and serene. No bloat or GI discomfort either.
Other foods, even those I love, don't seem to affect my mood as long as I stay away from wheat.
This list would be much longer if I included compound foods, it's combinations of certain foods that really make me happy. But, seeing as everyone else seems to be listing whole foods...
Picanha, a specific cut of beef sirloin cap served in Churrasciras with the fat cap intact. The meat has sirloin flavor, but the fat comes out crispy, like a beefy bacon.
Manchego cheese, a Spanish sheep's milk cheese that is hard, nutty like Asiago but slightly sweet. It goes very well with cold leftover roasted beef.
Chèvre, as long as it's got a pronounced lactic tang, I absolutely love this with apples.
Peking Duck, or any duck with crispy skin.
Honorable mention to cherries and plums. When they are properly ripened and just sweet enough, there isn't very much in the botanical kingdom that can make me happier.
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