I was doing an interview for a European food journal and the guy asks me the question that we all secretly dread in my biz: “What’s in your fridge?” I was horrified. Here's why:
a) I don’t want to dent the mythological chrome fender of my food life and let people in on the secret that I don’t have teams of elves stocking my larder with homemade bon bons and artisinal cheeses 24/7/365.
b) We have a nineteen-month-old evil wizard who casts spells on my kitchen, turning freshly chilled lobster salad into Go-gurt.
But I sallied forth and proudly ran down the list of our fave must-haves, and I realized that Rishia and I should share our food-tastic finds with you:
Watermelon, this summer we ate almost one a day.
Just Fruit, the freeze-dried stuff . . . the banana-strawberry one is the most popular in our house.
Mushroom Veggie Burgers, the frozen ones from Gardenburger. Heat one in the microwave on top of some fresh tomato sauce . . . heaven.
Frozen Haagen Daz coffee yogurt. Enough said.
Valbreso Feta . . . can’t live without it in the fridge. We use it in everything.
Kashi . . . it rocks.
Snyder’s pretzels dipped in port-wine cheese spread. One a day has to be good for you.
Edamame . . . we all love them, especially our son.
Solo Berry Bliss bars . . . Rishia turned me on to them and they are the best energy bar I have found.
Old Home cottage cheese, the giant curd one in the yellow tub.
Pom . . . especially mixed with Fresca
Ba Tempte pickles . . . the real McCoy—no vinegar, kids, real pickles.
Emergen-C . . . the tangerine kind with glucosimine and chondroitin.
Edy’s popsicles . . . lime and tangerine are my faves, RZ loves the berry versions.
And what are your desert island food must-haves???