Snippets Issue 8 : The DIY Issue

How To Eat Like A Hot Chick

Tell us what your perfect comfort meal is and be in with a chance of winning the book.

How To Eat Like A Hot Chick

By Cat Morley

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"Eat what you love, love how you feel" is the motto of How To Eat Like A Hot Chick authors Jodi Lippi and Cerina Vincent. So this winter, we're asking you to eat what you want and tell us what your dream comfort meal would be. Three lucky winners will win a copy of the book.

How to enter:

(Brownie points for entrants who go the extra mile and post one of their own delicious recipes in the projects after entering, meaning we can all be taste testers!)

competition closed

The winners: queercat, Emma Rose & Emma T. Congratulations!

You can find more out about the book on the website, Hey Day Productions.


My favorite comfort food is a hot spiced apple cider. First buy a good 1/2 gallon of apple cider (if you can get it fresh pressed where you live, I recommend buying it), pour it in a large pot. Take an orange and cut it into half inch slices. Press 6 cloves into the slices (about two per slice) and arrange them in the pot. Throw in a cinnamon stick and simmer for 20 minutes. It's perfect for a crisp fall day. If your feelin naughty, add some spiced rum (after its poured of course)!! Enjoy! Blessed Be!
Oooh. Roast potatoes. Maris pipers, cooked to a crisp, but they alway manage to stay nice and soft inside, almost creamy. Which is an odd thing to say about potato, but somehow they manage it.

Dessert though, a scoop Ben and Jerry cookie dough with a ooey chocolate pud. Good stuff, that meal would cheer me up anyday.
Peanut butter and strawberry jam with the crusts cut off is the absolute best<3
Especially on a really good Chala bread.
I love the classic melted-choc-with-marshmallows, but with my own twist, which is to add smarties and hundreds and thousands, break a few up and sprinkle on the chocolate before you dip your marshmallows in... yum !!!1
nothing goes past smooth creamy porridge with brown sugar and fresh cream. it makes me all warm and gushy thinking about it. sometimes in winter if i have a real bad day at work i will eat just porridge for dinner. awwww, now i wish it was winter.
One of my favorite comfort foods is wheat toast dipped in ice cold milk. When I was younger, my grandma would babysit me, and she would dip her wheat toast in her coffee. I wasn't old enough for coffee, so I would use milk, and I still love it today. Yummmmmmy!!!!
My very favorite comfort food is Beecher's Macaroni and Cheese...or really any mac & cheese at all.

Beecher's is the best because when you finish baking the pan (I'm lazy...I have the recipe but haven't dared to try it yet) the cheese on top forms this crispy crust, but the cheeses inside are still melty...the penne is just a little al dente (never EVER soggy!) and it takes me about 20 minutes, but I can usually eat the whole pan.

Sometimes I have a nice loaf of Fremont bread with it too...a sourdough with a nice crisp crust and a soft chewy center...and now I am hungry Happy
my favourite comfort food is home made greasy fatty chips (fries)and a pouched egg with the yolk all runny so i can dip my chips in it. And afterwards home made apple crumble with vanilla ice cream or just the ice cream with sticky toffee sauce and lots of sprinkles! YUMMY!

On a sunday morning my comfort food is a slice of fresh sourdough bread (the really good stuff you get from the bakery) with a thin bit of butter topped with vegimite and swiss cheese and melted under the grill. Pure heaven!
and to make it even better I like some freshly squeezed orange juice and mixed berry cous cous( it has cous cous, apple and cranberry juice, cinammon stick, orange zest, fresh raspberries and blueberries, strawberries, mint leaves-to garnish, greek yoghurt and golden syrup)
My comfy food is actually a good bottle of wine with some nice chocolates. Godiva, White chocolate peanutbutter cups. Yummy!
Sushi- oddly enough- is comfort food to me. Warm rice, yummy tuna or freshwater eel followed closely with green tea ice cream. I feel better just telling you about it.
Sadly, I can not make the lovely sushi, but my husband can and for that I am a very happy lady.
Hot, nutmeg-infused, yummy-scrummy, rice pudding - just like my grandma used to make - deelish!

It's the perfect belly-warmin' fill-me-up on a winter's evening and eating it makes me feel like I'm wrapped in the softest of blankies - perfecto comfort food!
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Can't post pictures at the moment, but my favorite comfort food at the moment is a red, white and black pizza! Make a pizza crust or buy a premade one, spread some four cheese tomato sauce, sprinkle with white cheddar cheese, and top with sliced black olives, red onions, and dried cranberries! Bake as at 375 for about 10 to 12 minutes! Delectable!

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