9 votes

If you had to choose only one meal to eat for every meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

For me, its Eggs Benedict.

Perfectly hand poached eggs, fresh scratch made hollandaise, fresh baked english muffins, ham steak (maybe add some spinach to make a Benedict/Florentine hybrid) served with potatoes O'Brien and an espresso. mmmm.....

27 comments

  1. [6]
    Jedi
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    Soylent. can I change up the flavors?

    Soylent. can I change up the flavors?

    17 votes
    1. Wes
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      My first thought as well. Choosing anything but a total meal replacement seems ripe for disaster as you'll quickly develop scurvy or other deficiencies. Probably best to go with a neutral flavour...

      My first thought as well. Choosing anything but a total meal replacement seems ripe for disaster as you'll quickly develop scurvy or other deficiencies.

      Probably best to go with a neutral flavour (maybe original) so you're less likely to get sick of it.

      8 votes
    2. [2]
      teaearlgraycold
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      Completely agree. I'd want something nutritionally complete and neutrally flavored. To avoid pragmatists like us the topic should just be worded as "what's your favorite meal?"

      Completely agree. I'd want something nutritionally complete and neutrally flavored.

      To avoid pragmatists like us the topic should just be worded as "what's your favorite meal?"

      3 votes
      1. ReapersGale
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        I think adding that whatever meal it is would become nutritionally complete. My current favourite meal is something my local brewery's kitchen makes but if I had to eat the same thing for every...

        I think adding that whatever meal it is would become nutritionally complete. My current favourite meal is something my local brewery's kitchen makes but if I had to eat the same thing for every meal I'm going nachos.

    3. [2]
      Nmg
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      You're gonna need to chew gum unless you want to lose jaw strength...

      You're gonna need to chew gum unless you want to lose jaw strength...

      2 votes
      1. Exalt
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        Better than losing your life.

        Better than losing your life.

        1 vote
  2. [4]
    vakieh
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    A 100 course degustation at a fancy restaurant. Of course, I wouldn't always be able to finish it, but I assume that's ok. Also one of the courses is a solid chunk of gold. Come at me genie bro.

    A 100 course degustation at a fancy restaurant. Of course, I wouldn't always be able to finish it, but I assume that's ok.

    Also one of the courses is a solid chunk of gold.

    Come at me genie bro.

    12 votes
    1. [3]
      SleepyGary
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      Genie logic: You said a fancy restaurant meaning a singular one, now you're stuck going to that restaurant for that 100 course meal, no doggy bags. That restaurant goes out of business sourcing...

      Genie logic: You said a fancy restaurant meaning a singular one, now you're stuck going to that restaurant for that 100 course meal, no doggy bags. That restaurant goes out of business sourcing all that food and gold. The chunk of gold isn't enough to pay for the entire meal and itself.

      Or, you have to pay for what you don't eat. Good luck swallowing that gold.

      6 votes
      1. [2]
        vakieh
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        or what? Take that genie!

        have to pay

        or what?

        Take that genie!

        1. SleepyGary
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          Banned for life (which won't be long since you can no longer eat)

          Banned for life (which won't be long since you can no longer eat)

          1 vote
  3. json
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    Probably ditto Eggs Benedict. Gotta have baby spinach in there for the greens. Definitely potatoes instead of bread. Might consider a mega-meal to bend the rules and add variety at the expense of...

    Probably ditto Eggs Benedict. Gotta have baby spinach in there for the greens. Definitely potatoes instead of bread.

    Might consider a mega-meal to bend the rules and add variety at the expense of waste.

    5 votes
  4. [3]
    Gaywallet
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    Unagi

    Unagi

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      EscReality
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      One meal for the rest of your life and you choose freshwater eel? Interesting.... and specific preparation?

      One meal for the rest of your life and you choose freshwater eel? Interesting.... and specific preparation?

      2 votes
      1. Gaywallet
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        Unagi refers to a specific preparation of freshwater eel - it is barbecued and covered in a specific sauce.

        Unagi refers to a specific preparation of freshwater eel - it is barbecued and covered in a specific sauce.

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    autopsy_turvy
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    Fruit smoothie with vitamin/protein powder. Won't get sick of it and provides all the nutrients I need.

    Fruit smoothie with vitamin/protein powder. Won't get sick of it and provides all the nutrients I need.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      teaearlgraycold
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      Depending on the fruit you might not get enough fat.

      Depending on the fruit you might not get enough fat.

      1 vote
      1. Nmg
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        Avocado is a fruit, so from that, you could

        Avocado is a fruit, so from that, you could

        2 votes
      2. autopsy_turvy
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        I could throw nuts in there or use a protein power that includes fat

        I could throw nuts in there or use a protein power that includes fat

        1 vote
  6. Nitta
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    An unusual choice but that would probably be some kind of buckwheat based meal (with butter, milk, mushrooms, vegetable oil or beans). Buckwheat is grain-like seeds rich in various nutrients...

    An unusual choice but that would probably be some kind of buckwheat based meal (with butter, milk, mushrooms, vegetable oil or beans). Buckwheat is grain-like seeds rich in various nutrients including complete protein. When roasted and then boiled, it has neutrally pleasant flavor that I can probably endure the longest if nothing else is available

    2 votes
  7. [2]
    spit-evil-olive-tips
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    If the terms of this hypothetical are a genie just magically producing the food for me to eat (so money / cooking time is no object) I'll pick sushi. If I have to narrow it down I'll pick a...

    If the terms of this hypothetical are a genie just magically producing the food for me to eat (so money / cooking time is no object) I'll pick sushi. If I have to narrow it down I'll pick a chirashi bowl - no fancy rolls, no deep-fried crap covered in wasabi mayo, just some raw fish on top of seasoned rice.

    If the hypothetical means I'll die if I eat anything else, but I'm on my own for the rest of it, I'll pick pho. It's delicious, cheap, fairly healthy, and widely enough available that I could live off it from Vietnamese restaurants and not have to deal with constantly cooking it myself.

    2 votes
    1. EscReality
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      Oh man, I didn't even think of Pho, I could definitely eat Pho for the rest of my life. Living in a cold climate helps.

      Oh man, I didn't even think of Pho, I could definitely eat Pho for the rest of my life. Living in a cold climate helps.

  8. nsz
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    Bread, nice full flavoured and thick. Wholemeal, brown flower with seeds and shit. Butter and cheese, also nice strong flavoured cheese – a gruyere maybe. Then a bowl of hot stew – no meat though,...

    Bread, nice full flavoured and thick. Wholemeal, brown flower with seeds and shit. Butter and cheese, also nice strong flavoured cheese – a gruyere maybe. Then a bowl of hot stew – no meat though, a veggo stew with potatoes, veg, runner beans, maybes some seitan – stew stuff.

    Guaranteed to be filling with the bread, got ja proteins with the dairy, and of course the veg.

    1 vote
  9. synergy
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    fish broth based ramen. had a few different ones in japan its the most delicious thing.

    fish broth based ramen. had a few different ones in japan its the most delicious thing.

    1 vote
  10. actionscripted
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    Assuming this isn't some antagonistic genie sort of thing: roasted chicken, mac and cheese, broccoli.

    Assuming this isn't some antagonistic genie sort of thing: roasted chicken, mac and cheese, broccoli.

    1 vote
  11. aphoenix
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    My comfort food is a breakfast skillet. I could probably eat it for every meal. hashbrowns frieg veg (mushroom, onion, pepper) (optionally add garden veg, like carrots, peas, corn, etc) sausage /...

    My comfort food is a breakfast skillet. I could probably eat it for every meal.

    • hashbrowns
    • frieg veg (mushroom, onion, pepper) (optionally add garden veg, like carrots, peas, corn, etc)
    • sausage / bacon / ham / ground beef (any one, or any melange of the four)

    Fry those all up together and place in a bowl. To the top, add:

    • a couple of eggs, preferably poached, but over easy is fine
    • some cheese - I like a medium cheddar
    • fresh ground black pepper
    • a big of sea salt
    • hot sauce (optional)

    Add a fresh french press coffee with just a touch of cream and a side of rye toast.

    I could eat that all the time.

    1 vote
  12. darth_vader
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    boiled chicken. succotash. maybe a plain baked potato and a piece of whole wheat bread. Probably wait a half an hour after that to down a glass of milk. Have a vitamin at the end of the day. It...

    boiled chicken. succotash. maybe a plain baked potato and a piece of whole wheat bread. Probably wait a half an hour after that to down a glass of milk. Have a vitamin at the end of the day. It would be bland as all hell but also really good for you and because its so flavorless you wouldn't get too too tired of it the way that you would really flavorful food.

  13. liberty
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    Probably steak and white rice. Pretty nutrient dense and easy to eat if I can grind up the steak when I feel like it. Also easy to prep assuming I have to cook it myself.

    Probably steak and white rice. Pretty nutrient dense and easy to eat if I can grind up the steak when I feel like it. Also easy to prep assuming I have to cook it myself.