http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... way-to-eat
The comments cracked me up - seems like many of us enjoy a good old pick! I don't think I graze that much, although I am a bit too thorough with 'tasting' when I am cooking - given how much goes into my mouth before it gets to the plate, I really ought to halve the portion I put on my plate (which should probably be about half what I give my husband anyway)!
Anyway, some of my favourite 'illicit mouthfuls' are:
- Morsels of cheese waiting to be added to sauces/put on top of scones etc
- Anything to do with roast chicken - the crispy salty skin before we eat it, picking over the carcass afterwards, a cold chicken leg from the fridge (if any survive meal 1)
- spoonfuls of nutritional yeast, sometimes sprinkled with sea salt for an added savoury burst (yes sounds and looks weird, tastes amazing)
- slices of salami/chorizo from deli packets
- tortilla chips from the cheap own brand 40p packets. Try not to buy these as I can't stop once I start - probably the high salt content!
- a lump of white chocolate from my secret stash. I think white chocolate is probably my guiltiest pleasure - pure sugar and fat and barely even any cocoa solids to provide any of the health benefits of dark chocolate. Sometimes it tastes of chalk but, get a good one and it's pure creamy heaven. White chocolate Toblerone (the large one) is the pinnacle of white chocolate bliss for me, or Hotel Chocolat white choc.
It seems as though my grazing is mainly a savoury thing (apart from the white choc), although I'm fairly sure more of our little jar of nutella has exited via a spoon than a knife...
Does anyone else care to admit their own grazing treats? Come on, don't tell me you are all angels that never snack! It's not really even about snacking - a snack is too formal, too planned. This is just a little taste of what you fancy! What's yours?