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When the need arises, what is your go to late night snack?

For me, its a bowl of cereal, usually grape nuts or cheerios. Sometimes with blueberries. Quick and easy.

Also, weird fact;

I put table cream or half and half in my cereal. My grandmother grew up on a dairy farm on PEI and when they were kids the best cream was always used by her family for cereal or tea. Well, she had 6 kids, who then had 13 more and all of us use cream like weirdos (and drink lots of tea). And no, we are not all obese because of it, everything in moderation. =)

^ I may or may not be eating grape nuts and cream right now.

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  1. [2]
    Amarok
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    It used to be peanut butter, a jar and a spoon and rather excessive consumption. I'd go through two jars a week. I've been cutting back on that though, so now it's cashews and peanuts, and...

    It used to be peanut butter, a jar and a spoon and rather excessive consumption. I'd go through two jars a week. I've been cutting back on that though, so now it's cashews and peanuts, and crackers with ultra-sharp cheddar cheese. Maybe some hard salami or summer sausage or pepperoni or beef jerky. Once in a while, cheese dip and chips. Those have all become my buffet of go-to late night snacks since I started ditching the sugar. The cashews are definitely my favorite. I find I don't need nearly as many, just a handful or two is usually enough to stop a snack attack.

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    1. EscReality
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      You know, I have known a few people that eat peanut butter out of the jar regularly. Don't get me wrong I love peanut butter, but it has always seemed weird to me. Delicious, but weird.

      You know, I have known a few people that eat peanut butter out of the jar regularly. Don't get me wrong I love peanut butter, but it has always seemed weird to me. Delicious, but weird.

  2. MimicSquid
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    I am at this moment eating nachos fresh from the toaster oven. Corn chips, black beans, avocado and salsa; it's almost healthy if you look at it right. <.< >.> <.<

    I am at this moment eating nachos fresh from the toaster oven. Corn chips, black beans, avocado and salsa; it's almost healthy if you look at it right. <.< >.> <.<

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    CALICO
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    If I'd been drinking that evening I'll usually whip up one of two thing: an Eggslut sandwhich, with SPAM but no chives (never have them on hand); or I'll boil up a brick of ramen, mix with a few...

    If I'd been drinking that evening I'll usually whip up one of two thing: an Eggslut sandwhich, with SPAM but no chives (never have them on hand); or I'll boil up a brick of ramen, mix with a few heaping tablespoons of gochujang for fun, and toss in a couple of soft boiled eggs that I made beforehand.

    If I'm sober I'll generally cut a slice or two from that weeks' sourdough loaf, and have that with either butter or a hot pepper jelly, or I'll grab a small bowl of cabbage kimchi.

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    1. [7]
      cfabbro
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      My go-to "pimped up" instant Ramen broth recipe is using chicken broth with some red miso paste, Huy Fong chili garlic sauce, oyster sauce and sesame paste (Tahini) mixed into it, instead of the...

      My go-to "pimped up" instant Ramen broth recipe is using chicken broth with some red miso paste, Huy Fong chili garlic sauce, oyster sauce and sesame paste (Tahini) mixed into it, instead of the gross flavor packs it comes with. I also usually add some diced up roast vegetables as well (bell peppers, sweet potatoes/butternut squash, onions, carrots, etc..), which I roast myself then freeze in individual serving ziplocks for just this purpose.

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      1. [6]
        CALICO
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        Yours sounds a hell of a lot more nutritious, and certainly more interesting, than mine! I'm not sure if I've ever had tahini—I always go for tzatziki with my falafel—how strong is the sesame...

        Yours sounds a hell of a lot more nutritious, and certainly more interesting, than mine!
        I'm not sure if I've ever had tahini—I always go for tzatziki with my falafel—how strong is the sesame flavor? I've killed a couple stir fry's in the past by adding just a little too much sesame oil, and it overpowered everything.

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        1. [5]
          cfabbro
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          Everything I add to my broth is pretty dang potent, so I definitely have to be careful not to add too much. In about 3-4 cups of broth I only add a 1/2 teaspoon of red miso paste, a teaspoon of...

          Everything I add to my broth is pretty dang potent, so I definitely have to be careful not to add too much. In about 3-4 cups of broth I only add a 1/2 teaspoon of red miso paste, a teaspoon of Tahini and oyster sauce, and a tablespoon of chili garlic sauce (more if I feel like having it extra spicy). Sometimes I add fish sauce too, but only a few dashes since that stuff is super super strong.

          p.s. I adore tzatziki too. I sometimes even use it as pizza crust dipping sauce. ;)

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          1. [4]
            CALICO
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            I'll have to try something similar to your way sometime, it sounds pretty interesting. That being, your pimped ramen and your curious dipping choice. Dipping my pizza bones in tzatziki is not...

            I'll have to try something similar to your way sometime, it sounds pretty interesting. That being, your pimped ramen and your curious dipping choice.
            Dipping my pizza bones in tzatziki is not something that would have ever occurred to me in a thousand years. I'm not sure what I think about that, other than I'm just immensely curious to try it.

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            1. [3]
              cfabbro
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              If you're a Ramen lover like me I would definitely suggest giving the roast vegetables a try, at the very least. I roast a big batch every month or two, and having them frozen in individual...

              If you're a Ramen lover like me I would definitely suggest giving the roast vegetables a try, at the very least. I roast a big batch every month or two, and having them frozen in individual serving ziplocks makes it super convenient to add them to my Ramen. They add such an amazing depth of flavor to the broth and sometimes I even roast them with a bit of tarragon or sage as well just to mix it up a bit.

              And have you never had dipping sauce with your pizza before? If not, you're missing out! It's pretty common, at least here in Canada. My favorite is a habanero queso one that my local pizzeria carries, but I rarely order it since I usually have tzatziki (or the components to make it) in my fridge anyways, so I usually go with that instead.

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              1. [2]
                CALICO
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                I dunno that I call myself a ramen lover. Growing up my folks didn't have very much, so chicken flavored instant ramen with a peanut butter sandwich or two was pretty common fare. I've had more...

                I dunno that I call myself a ramen lover. Growing up my folks didn't have very much, so chicken flavored instant ramen with a peanut butter sandwich or two was pretty common fare. I've had more fancy ramen a few times at a Wagamama in Boston a few times which I've really enjoyed, but now that I live around DC, pho is the local noodle soup.
                Instant ramen, these days, is usually something I make for either the sake of laziness, or nostalgia. Nonetheless, adding some roasted veggies and assorted accouterments to the blank canvas that is a brick of instant noodles sounds like nothing less than a real good time.

                As for my pizza bones: in at least in the places of the US that I've lived, there hasn't been any kind of dipping culture or anything like that. The bones are generally either not eaten (a waste!), or eaten plain without any additions.
                I personally tend to dip the bones in something like a marinara sauce if it's available if I'm getting something either takeout or eat-in, but that's not the norm among my friends anyway. If I make a pizza at my place though, I'll brush the edges of my pie with a garlic honey, which is a real game changer, I must say.

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                1. cfabbro
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                  Oh, baby... Pho is the king of soups, IMO! It's just such a PITA to make proper bone broth and I no longer live in a metropolitan area so there is no Viet restaurants nearby. So pimped up instant...

                  Oh, baby... Pho is the king of soups, IMO! It's just such a PITA to make proper bone broth and I no longer live in a metropolitan area so there is no Viet restaurants nearby. So pimped up instant Ramen is about the closest I can get to Pho these days (while still being incredibly lazy, that is). Sometimes I treat myself by adding some bean sprouts, basil and cilantro to my Ramen to try and get as close as I can to Pho, but it's just not the same. I really miss having access to legit Pho. :(

                  And yeah Marinara is pretty common as a pizza dip here too... but there is already some on the pizza to begin with and there are usually many other, better pizza dips available here (e.g. creamy garlic, habenero queso, blue cheese, etc) so I rarely go for that. I'm a big fan of parmesan garlic butter brushed on my homemade pizza crust too, but I have never tried that fermented garlic honey. I will have to make some and give it a try next time I make pizza!

                  p.s. <3 Brad! :P

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    2. EscReality
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      Oh man, I needed the Eggslut sandwich in my life, i have most of that in my pantry already. Totally making one before I go into the kitchen today. Thank you =D

      Oh man, I needed the Eggslut sandwich in my life, i have most of that in my pantry already. Totally making one before I go into the kitchen today.

      Thank you =D

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  4. [7]
    cfabbro
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    Hey, a fellow late night cereal snacker! But for me it's usually Special K with a cut up banana in it or with some blueberries on top. It's super easy on my stomach, which tends to be super touchy...

    Hey, a fellow late night cereal snacker! But for me it's usually Special K with a cut up banana in it or with some blueberries on top. It's super easy on my stomach, which tends to be super touchy late at night and first thing in the morning.

    p.s. Off-topic but I really hate the new Special K recipe they switched to a few years ago. It stays crunchy longer in milk but also often has rock hard little bits in it now. Bring the old recipe back, damnit!!! :(

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      EscReality
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      Oddly enough, I don't normally buy Special K, I keep Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats on hand so my flaked style cereal slots are kind of already full. Having never tried it, would you...

      Oddly enough, I don't normally buy Special K, I keep Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats on hand so my flaked style cereal slots are kind of already full. Having never tried it, would you recommend it?

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      1. cfabbro
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        I mean... it's really plain and bland, which is precisely why I like it and usually mix some fruit into it. It's basically Rice Krispies without the snap, crackle and pop. So, would I recommend...

        I mean... it's really plain and bland, which is precisely why I like it and usually mix some fruit into it. It's basically Rice Krispies without the snap, crackle and pop. So, would I recommend it? Not really unless you also enjoy plain/bland cereal. ;)

        Raisin Bran is also a favorite of mine too. But even bran on its own has a lot more flavor than Special K. My all-time favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch though... but that shit is sooooooo sugary and bad for you, so I only buy a box once a year at most. :P

        p.s. A user on Tildes (can't remember his username. sorry) actually runs a cereal related Youtube channel that is pretty fun and I subscribed to ages ago. Anyone interested in cereals should check it out:
        Cereal Time TV

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      Emerald_Knight
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      Man, I completely understand the touchy stomach thing. Personally a find that a colder snack like a bagel or some greek yogurt tends to work well for me. If I don't get enough sleep, though, then...

      Man, I completely understand the touchy stomach thing. Personally a find that a colder snack like a bagel or some greek yogurt tends to work well for me. If I don't get enough sleep, though, then I'm pretty much screwed the entire day no matter what I eat :)

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        cfabbro
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        Yeah a plain buttered bagel/toast and vanilla yogurt is another of my go-to meals as well. But when my stomach is really bad, often times all I can hold down is lemon water, which I have as my...

        Yeah a plain buttered bagel/toast and vanilla yogurt is another of my go-to meals as well. But when my stomach is really bad, often times all I can hold down is lemon water, which I have as my "breakfast" pretty much every day already anyways. :(

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          Emerald_Knight
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          Ouch. That's no fun. I get that, though. It's not often, but some days I just can't eat much at all.

          Ouch. That's no fun. I get that, though. It's not often, but some days I just can't eat much at all.

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          1. cfabbro
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            Yeah, it's really not. I have panic disorder and whenever I have a really bad panic attack I usually puke, so my stomach is pretty touchy all the time as a result. I also have to be very careful...

            Yeah, it's really not. I have panic disorder and whenever I have a really bad panic attack I usually puke, so my stomach is pretty touchy all the time as a result. I also have to be very careful about what I eat or I risk triggering it. e.g. I can't eat chocolate, caffeine, too much sugar, too "heavy" a meal, etc. :( So I am definitely in the same boat as you where some days I can't eat much at all, too.

            Hence the copious amounts of plain/bland cereal with fruit, herbal tea, bagels/toast, yogurt, ramen and lemon water. I think in this comment section alone I have already discussed like 90% of my diet, LOL. :P

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    dubteedub
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    Heat tortilla on gas stove few seconds each side Apply copious amounts of peanut butter Fold in half Consume and get liquid PB all over beard

    Heat tortilla on gas stove few seconds each side

    Apply copious amounts of peanut butter

    Fold in half

    Consume and get liquid PB all over beard

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      EscReality
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      This.... this sounds amazing.

      This.... this sounds amazing.

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        dubteedub
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        It's really good I like it with banana too Maybe a bit of honey or cinnamon if you feel like it

        It's really good

        I like it with banana too

        Maybe a bit of honey or cinnamon if you feel like it

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        1. EscReality
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          It may be weird, but the texture and taste of warm peanut butter has always been something I love. I actually make my son and I grilled PB and Banana sandwiches every once in a while.

          It may be weird, but the texture and taste of warm peanut butter has always been something I love. I actually make my son and I grilled PB and Banana sandwiches every once in a while.

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  6. clerical_terrors
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    Whole-grain crackers with slices of some old cheese, currently I'm back on the old Amsterdam train with that one. Often I add a few slices of cucumber and a little bit of salt to give it some...

    Whole-grain crackers with slices of some old cheese, currently I'm back on the old Amsterdam train with that one. Often I add a few slices of cucumber and a little bit of salt to give it some extra taste.

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  7. Diff
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    Just a spoon of peanut butter

    Just a spoon of peanut butter

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  8. LemonHead
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    TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® and a jar of homemade salsa.

    TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® and a jar of homemade salsa.

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