Friday, July 30, 2010

Writing Super-Foods

There's a collection of vital munchies and liquids that get me through my day -- writing or otherwise. I like to think of them as writing 'super-foods'. Each represents a particular phase on my writing day.




Coffee.

Of course, coffee. I start the morning energetic, ready to launch myself on my MS full steam ahead.







Bread.


Oh, I how I love bread. It's my mid-morning snack once the caffeine buzz wears off and I'm really kneading the heck out of my MS.






Nuts! When it's crunch time in the mid-afternoon and I need to buckle down and get my day's work done.








Cupcakes!

My sweet treat at the end of the day, once the hard work's done.








And finally... wine.


I can sit, sip, and let the day slip away.






What are your super foods? Happy Friday!

59 comments:

  1. I really don't eat much while I'm writing, unfortunately. Once I broke my coffee habit, it was just water from there on out.

    Though I did put a hurting on a bag of pretzel M&Ms during the home stretch of my last MS... :)

    In the evenings, though, beer me, baby!

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  2. Coffee (iced or hot), chocolate anything,beer in summer and wine in winter.

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  3. Just how i write...but mine goes this way..coffee in the morning, tea late afternoon then some nuts and wine in the early evening. Love it :-)

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  4. I agree with all of those, but prefer tea to coffee. Definitely have to have almonds too.

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  5. Coffee and chocolate for me =D

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  6. Gunpowder green tea with sickening amounts of brown cane sugar and citrus juice. And vinegar crisps!

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  7. Hot Tamales! Sorry, must pass on the coffee.

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  8. Coffee and because I'm on a semi-diet kick now, I've been munching on these little pretzels I buy from Costco. I'm a salt addict.

    CD

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  9. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a day of writing.

    I start the day off with coffee, too. One bad habit is always making a full pot of coffee, then if my husband is out of town, I drink it all myself! Everyone say...wired!

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  10. Ha. I'm with you on the bread and cupcakes. :)

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  11. Mmmm... coffee and cupcakes! That sounds delicious.

    Happy Friday!

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  12. It all sounds good to me!
    Coffee to get the motor running and then carbs to keep it going...

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  13. Can I start with coffee and then skip straight to the wine?

    Good choices!

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  14. for me it's green tea and red tea. and energy drinks but I'm trying to quit that habit!

    people in Okinawa eat random kinds of nuts every day - not much but every day - and they are known to be world's most healthy (and long-living) society, so good choice :) However, they don't usually drink any alcohol on Okinawa hahah :)

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  15. Strong cappuccino.

    CHOCOLATE.

    WINE.

    And BLOODY MARYS (veggie version - secret ingredients - splash of lemon and dry sherry). Sigh.

    :-)

    Take care
    x

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  16. Exchange the cupcake for a piece of chocolate and you have my day, too.

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  17. Hmm. Bread's definitely a winner for me too.

    What else? Tea. Usually chamomile or honey/mango. French Fancies, other little cakes. Definitely a nice cold drink, whether it's flavoured water or Pimms and lemonade.

    Guess those are my super-foods. This was such a fun post idea!

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  18. Talli,
    What kind of bread do you like--whole wheat, white, rye? What about croissants.

    Great that you eat nuts during the day for protein.

    I have to have my jasmine green tea w/ lemon. I also make sure I have cinnamon raisin toast slathered w/ VCO [virgin coconut oil] because it's the best oil for you.

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  19. I am partial to wine and coffee too, and bread, I guess - for the quick "while writing" meals. I must admit a more than slight addiction to writer's little chocolate, though... And bubble gum! Always!

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  20. Nice!

    Scary thought but I don't drink coffee. I am however rather addicted to Chai & Earl Grey tea so I think that counts.

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  21. licorice allsorts.
    And Baileys for love scenes....

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  22. I think I may be the only writer on the face of the earth who doesn't drink coffee. It's not that I don't like it, I just don't love it enough to take the time to pay and make for it. Although every now and again I do have this cappucino urge.

    What gets me going is cheese, guacamole, apples, and trail mix. Yum!

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  23. No coffee here either. Diet Coke, (ohh yeah, but not before noon) and maybe some popcorn. LOVE chocolate, but really ought to limit the intake.

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  24. I go in the other direction and try to not bother with the middle stuff too much.

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  25. Coffee, nuts and ice cream!!!! Sometimes I also have pepperoni pizza...I know my hips are getting bigger! Hahaha! :-)

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  26. Any day that doesn't start with coffee is unthinkable. Later, I drink iced green tea. My new day-over reward snack is a banana with just a tiny (like quarter cup) of vanilla ice cream. Yum.

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  27. Any meals? I have a hard time eating while writing but then I make up for it later! Now to go through all your 30 commenters to see what THEY eat while writing!

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  28. Coffee, definitely! When I'm really hungry but it's not mealtime, nuts seem to do the trick. And some candy never hurts, either. :)

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  29. LOL. What a great post.

    For me it's coffee, tic-tacs, sandwiches, muffins, and crisps. A nice healthy mixture!

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  30. Tea with honey and milk. I drink far too much of the stuff!

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  31. Like the pictures.

    I save my wine for evenings. If I sipped the day away, I'd be a mess!

    Sipping coffee all morning keeps me going.

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  32. add: berries n citrus fruits ;)

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  33. How did you guess all of my writing super foods???

    and to add to the list: candy :)

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  34. What a wonderful list! I'm on Weight Watchers. *Humph!*

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  35. You have all the IMPORTANT food groups represented! :)

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  36. I am a coffee and cupcake gal!x

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  37. Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate bar
    Lays Salt & Vinegar Chips
    Diet Coke
    *sigh*

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  38. Rooibosh tea, nuts and raisins, flapjack and fruit for me!

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  39. At the moment it is teeny tiny sweet tomatoes and plums from a special tree of my neighbours. Bottled water, Frappe, wine, Greek salad and Greek yoghurt and honey. It is so hot I do not even feel like chocolate today!

    Your cupcake looks tempting though ;0

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  40. all of these things make me absolutely GIDDY with creativity.

    that, and crystal meth.

    ah yes.

    (not really.)

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  41. All of the above plus a little pate and cheese and I'm good to go!

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  42. Sounds like my kind of diet.

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  43. Chocolate is top of my list followed by Morning Coffee biscuits which I have recently rediscovered... they have a lovely vanilla flavour and they remind me of my childhood.

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  44. Wine and coffee! That would kill me without a doubt! I just stick to a cuppa and biscuits. Snow white!

    CJ xx

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  45. You nailed me super foods?! I knew we had to be sisters, we just simply have too much in common :)

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  46. Definately wine in the morning and coffee at night. No wait, the other way around. I try to eat healthy throughout the day, but am partial to chocolate covered pretzels with peanut butter in the middle.

    Stephen Tremp

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  47. Coffee, Doritos, cupcakes/cake/muffins/brownies.

    Clearly I'm a healthy eater. ;)

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  48. Can't do the final two, so would replace with chocolate. Other than that, I'm with you!

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  49. cup cakes made me smile....

    but other then that i have to fully agree... you got it right....


    cupcakes... *smiles*


    wonderful stuff

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  50. I'm with you regarding the coffee! And I like to sweet myself up with a piece of frozen chocolate.

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  51. Supper foods, include mountain dew for staying in place energy, and jerky or star-burst for snacks, though the bread I've done a time or two- specially Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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  52. I'm rather partial to chocolate-covered espresso beans, which probably explains why I have to run at least three miles each day.

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  53. I love cupcakes! And gummy types of candy. And also Vitamin Water, which I'm sort of convinced will give me cancer...

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Coffee and wine for all!