From Books to Impulse Buys, My Favorite Things of 2021

The Best Ways I Stimulated My Mind, Body, Spirit

2021 was a rough year for most of us, this has been a well known fact. But, there were pockets of good times, moments of joy, fresh breathes and the like. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite things from the year, so if you’re looking to make your 2022 a little bit brighter perhaps some of these suggestions might help that happen! 

Favorite Book

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

When I checked this out from my local library I had no idea that it was going to be AS good as it was. It was so good in fact that I returned the book to the library then went out and bought five copies to send to my friends. It’s not only my favorite book of 2021, it has moved into one of my top five favorite books of all time. It definitely spoke to me specifically in a way no other author has seemed to be able to capture via time/place/mentality and I’m all the more better off having read it (now one and half times but I’m sure many more to come). 

Runner Up

Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Favorite App

Insight Timer

For years many different people have suggested that I take up meditation. I often found it to be an insulting suggestion. Like, what bro, you don’t think I’m chill enough?! Turns out, I’ve never been chill enough. I am the wind that moves the fire. 

After struggling with falling asleep and trying all sorts of things from melatonin to Tylenol pm to sleepy time tea, I decided to try yoga nidra and sleep meditations. At first I was doing them on Spotify and Youtube but ran into some advertising problems that really threw the whole mood off. Then I discovered Insight Timer. It has SO many meditations (123,937 as of today) and of all different styles, genres, lengths etc. These sleep meditations work wonders on me. On top of that I’ve tried so many different topics such as lucid dreaming, cord cutting, and morning affirmations to start my day off on the right foot. I highly suggest this app to anyone who already likes meditation, struggles with meditation, or has been told by countless people that they should start meditating. It makes it so much easier. (And yeah, maybe those people who suggested that were right.)

Runner Up

Cappuccino-A daily personal audio show featuring your friends.

Favorite Phallic Food Diet Recipe

I came up with about thirty different recipes for the Phallic Food Diet. I am hoping to turn them into a cookbook sometime in the near future, maybe by the end of 2022 if I actively pursue it. If you’re interested in a copy let me know, I’m sure agents and book publishers would be happy to hear that other people think it’s a fun idea. Anyway, these frozen chocolate-covered bananas were my favorite due to their simplicity, big phallicness, and sweetness. Maybe not the healthiest of the recipes but not the worst dessert out there for you either.  

Runner Up

Meat-Wrapped Cream-Stuffed Pickles

Favorite Streaming Workout Channel 

Sydney Cummings 

I’ve been working out to her streaming videos for like three years now. It took me a while to find someone that was consistent, motivating, challenging, and above all not annoying (some of those online trainers–wow!). Anyway, if you’re looking to up your workout routine but don’t want to or don’t have access to a gym then streaming at home is a good choice. I use these adjustable weights, they don’t take up a lot of space and they go from 6 to 24 pounds. 

Runner Up

 Kaylie Daniels (yoga and pilates)

Favorite Non-essential Amazon Random Purchase

Karaoke Microphone 

This bluetooth karaoke microphone was an impulse buy during a flash sale and honestly it was the best thing I did for myself all year long. I had so much fun with this thing both by myself and with other people. Anytime I was in a funk or feeling the need to express myself  I’d turn it one and sing myself a song or two in front of the mirror. I’m sure my neighbors loved me. Especially those late nights on the porch with friends and too much whiskey. My go-to songs are Cher’s Turn Back Time, Wilson Phillips – Hold On and Celine Dion’s It’s Coming All Back to Me.

Runner Up

Beeswax Food Wrappers

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Severed Halloween Hot Dog Fingers

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Get Gross and Spooky with the Finger-Licking Good Hot Dogs

I suppose it was only time that we here at the Phallic Food Diet test kitchen turn a hot dog into a finger and send you on your way toward a good time. Severed Halloween hot dog fingers is a very simple recipe, particularly if you need a last minute spook-tacular idea or you want to mildly freak out your family or friends. 

It really takes fingering to the next level. 

Speaking of fingering. These severed Halloween hot dog fingers remind me of the time when I was in sixth grade jumping on the trampoline with all my friends. I was trying to show off my cartwheel flippy thing and being kind of an asshole about it from what I remember and I flipped right over the trampoline, landed on the back of my neck and hit my hand on the metal bar and broke my middle finger. I don’t know how I didn’t break my neck. I got very lucky. 

I had to walk around school with this giant cast on my middle finger so it looked like I was constantly flipping everyone off and in middle school; that’s pretty much the dream right there. 

Anyhoo. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, with the darkness, the mystery, the intrigue and of course the costumes. Makes my fantasy mind go into overdrive. One day I’ll meet a pair of Luigi and Marios that want to take me to another level, you feel me? Anyhoo. Here are those bloody fingers. 

halloween recipes

Severed Halloween Hotdog Fingers Recipe

What You Need:

  • Hot dogs
  • Ketchup
  • Buns or quinoa 

What You Do:

  1. Boil hot dogs via their packaged instructions.
  2. Remove from pot.
  3. With a paring knife (very carefully since these dogs are hot), cut the tip of the hot dog into the shape of a finger nail. 
  4. From there, slice two slits where each knuckle on a finger would be (not all the way through). Cut the other end off. 
  5. Place in buns or on top of quinoa for that maggot-like vibe and squeeze a bunch of ketchup on the ends so they look nice and bloody and gross.  
  6. Serve to all your ghost and gobblin friends for a frightening fingering fun time.

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Gluten-Free Baked Cheese and Pickle Chips

keto pickle chips

A Healthier Chip? Prob Not Technically. 

If you ever felt like you wanted to know more about me the first thing I’d tell you is that I’m really into pickles…. I suppose that is pretty obvious considering I am the creator of the Phallic Food Cookbook. BUT! This is the part of the blog that I’m supposed to write something about my relationship to food so there you have it, I love pickles. I love all kinds of pickles, I am not one of those people who only like DILL, I find that to be ridiculous, give me a good bread & better, a spicy garlic, a curry cayenne, I really don’t care, as long as it’s crisp, clean, delicious. 

There was a time when I was trying to be more keto-friendly with my diet. I had to go on stage and take off my dress in front of like 90 people from around my hometown every night for 6 nights, so I was trying to like, tone up, which meant I had to quit eating potato chips (my guilty snack pleasure). I found a recipe similar to this on someone’s facebook page and adapted it. I adapted in the sense that I used my mother’s homepage bread and butter pickles and I perhaps added way too much cheese. 

These cheese and pickle chips are pretty weird, I’ll admit to that. They’re okay. They grow on you. I don’t really know how else to say that they’re worth trying but aren’t like the best food you’ll ever have in your life. IDK maybe a different combination would work better than the one I tried. Let me know if you find a good combo! 

I made a batch on a flat sheet and a batch in a muffin tin, the flat sheet makes them crunchier which I preferred but the muffin tin makes them thicker, which some of my food samplers said they liked better.

Gluten-Free Baked Cheese and Pickle Chips Recipe

What You Need:

  • A dozen of your favorite pickle round slices
  • Your favorite shredded Cheese

What You Do:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Spray nonstick spray on oven pan or muffin tin
  • Sprinkle 12 circles of cheese on pan or muffin tin
  • Pat dry pickles on both sides
  • Place on top of cheese
  • Sprinkle more cheese on top of pickle
  • Bake for like 15 minutes 
  • Enjoy!

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The Chubstep Chicago-Style Phallic Hot Dog with Cumback Sauce

recipe for chicago-style phallic hotdog

You’ll keep coming back for more of these hot juicy dogs

We’re doing it Chicago Style today, my friends. Thanks to the creative and talented guys from Chubstep Podcast, we’ve got ourselves another amazing phallic hot dog recipe in the books!

If you haven’t taken a listen I’d highly recommend checking them out, they talk about anything and everything– there’s a chance you’ll even laugh… more than once!

They reached out to me MANY months ago as I was the only other person to ever hashtag the phallic food diet. They even interviewed me about it (link at bottom of recipe). And now here we are, several moon cycles later working together on hot dog recipes.

There’s really nothing better on a warm summer day than a nice juicy phallic hot dog and you can’t eat a hot dog without doing it Chicago-style at least once! I asked the Chubstep fellas to help me out with this one since they’re still Windy city living (I haven’t lived in Chicago since 2010).

If you want it done right sometimes you got to call in the experts.

So, here’s Chubstep’s take on the Chicago-style phallic hot dog with a Cumback sauce twist–perfect as I return from my 2+ month hiatus.

The Chubstep Chicago-Style Phallic Hot Dog with Cumback Sauce Recipe

What you Need:

For the Cumback Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp. Yellow mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp. Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • Juice of Half a Lemon

For the Relish:

  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. celery salt

For the Doggie Style:
Dill pickles
Sport peppers
Grilled hot dog or Polish sausage
Toasted bun

What You Do:

  1. Make the sauce. Aka mix all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Make the relish. Chop up the tomatoes and onion toss in another bowl and mix with the vinegar and salt.
  3. Grill your Weiner.
  4. Toast your buns.
  5. Slide Weiner into bun.
  6. Slather with cumback sauce.
  7. Slop on the relish.
  8. Top with pickles and/or sport peppers
  9. Shove in mouth.

The Chicago-style phallic hotdog

The Chicago-style Polish Dog

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The Original Phallic Hot Dog with Carrot Pickle Relish

go eat a carrot hot dog

Hot Dogs! Get Your Extra Long Phallic Hot Dogs Here!

Nothing says Phallic Food Diet better than the Original Phallic Hot Dog! Toasted bun smothered in mayo, topped with a crunchy carrot pickle relish. You’ll be surprised by how tasty this actually is. So don’t delay, put that extra long, hot juicy wiener shaped piece of meat in your mouth today.

More hot dog recipes to come all month! If you’d like to be featured for your big and tasty hot dog recipe send it on over to me and I’ll see what I can do with it.

The Original Phallic Dog with Carrot Pickle Relish Recipe

What You Need:

  • ½ cup shredded carrots 
  • ½ cup of pre-made pickle relish
  • Handful of pecans
  • 4 Extra long hot dogs
  • 4 Hot dog bun
  • Mayo

What You Do:

  • Make relish
  • Add ½ cup shredded carrots to ½ cut of pre-made pickle relish, throw in nuts if so desired.
  • Cook hot dogs according to package direction of your choice. 
  • Toast hot dog buns (optional)
  • Slather buns with mayo. Throw hot dogs on top of buns, top with the relish. Enjoy.
delicious hot dog recipes

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Shred That Carrot Salad with Chickpeas and Nuts

carrot chickpea salad

In Honor of Go Eat a Carrot’s Anniversary

Well, it’s almost Easter weekend yet again. For those of you who are new, Go Eat a Carrot originally formed right around this time, 3 years ago I believe. Crazy how time flies! The blog has definitely evolved, where it was originally a place for me to express any and all of my thoughts, particularly those thoughts evolving around sexuality and dating, it is now mostly used to showcase my Phallic Food Diet Recipes. 

This shredded carrot salad would make a great addition to any spring-time food gathering festivities you’ve got going on. It’s also one of those interchangeable recipes, feel free to change out the chickpeas, the nuts, the dried cherries, or the herbs with whatever you have on hand that you think would work well. 

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy this delicious and healthy carrot salad recipe!

Shred That Carrot Salad with Chickpeas and Nuts Recipe

What You Need:

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Tablespoon of Honey

For Salad:

  • About 5 carrot, shredded (or buy pre-shredded if you so choose) 
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • ½ cup pecans, rough chop optional
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • A handful of  fresh basil, tore up

What You Do:

Make the dressing– in a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. 

Make salad– in a medium-sized bowl (preferably one with a lid that you can put in the fridge), throw in the salad ingredients, stir it up a little bit, then toss the dressing over the top and stir some more until all is fully covered. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Can probably make a few hours or even a day ahead, though you can also just eat it right away if you so choose.

Enjoy!

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St. Patrick’s Big Banana Mint Shake

healthy shamrock shape

A tribute to the Shamrock Shake with a phallic twist

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of the Shamrock shake. I am not however, a big fan of the establishment in which you procure such a delicacy. Thus, I have attempted this adaptation. In honor of St. Patrick’s day, I’ve put together a healthier phallic-food centered recipe (aka a frozen banana) to try. I’m drinking this big banana mint shake right now actually, and it’s mostly good. Feel like it could use something though (probably ice cream haha) so, give it a whirl, and if you come up with an adjustment that makes it tastes EVEN better, let me know. I’ll give you a shout-out and hook you up with a digital copy of the book whenever I get it put together. 

Cheers and hope you enjoy your Irish heritage celebration wherever you happen to be! 

St. Patrick’s Big Banana Mint Shake

What You Need:

  • 1 overripe large frozen banana
  • 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract 
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup frozen spinach
  • pink of salt
  • chocolate chips, as desired

What You Do:

Take all the ingredients, throw them into a blender, and blend until completely smooth. If you’d like, you can wait to put the chocolate chips in until the end or not at all. Also, feel free to use green food coloring instead of spinach if you’d like the less healthy version. Pour into glass, top with more chocolate chips if so desired and enjoy.

Thanks for coming!

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Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas with Nuts

frozen bananas

They’re hard. They’re Chocolate. They’re nutty. 

It’s BANANA Month! 

Oh, yeah, because this shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Now that I have that song stuck in your head, I shall continue. I hated bananas until the age of 34. So, the banana boat is something I’m just now hopping onto. I still don’t really care for banana-flavored stuff but I do not think I’m alone here. 

Anyway, these frozen chocolate covered bananas are a perfect treat for yourself or your lover or both and easy enough to make that you’ll look like a real champ if you are looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate the holiday of love aka Valentine’s Day. Or you just want a moderately healthy dessert to shove in your mouth. Before your bananas turn to mush turn them into this sweet treat and have them on hand anytime you’re in the mood for hard, chocolatey nuts on your tongue. 

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas with Nuts

What You Need:

  • 2 Bananas cut in half
  • 4 Popsicle sticks
  • ½ a bag of chocolate chips
  • Nuts of your choice (I used pecans and peanuts)

What You Do:

1.

On baking sheet with a piece of wax paper on top, put popsicle sticks up each banana

Let freeze for like 15-30 minutes

2. 

Once bananas have gotten hard, melt the chocolate–a microwave works best but a double-broiler works too (I have neither so it made this much more challenging)

3.

Dump some nuts on a plate. Dip, cover, coat each bananas in chocolate and then roll each banana in the nuts. Place back on wax paper.

4.

Freeze for like 30 more minutes than shove in mouth. Or store in ziplock bag until ready to eat. 

Thanks for coming! 

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Go Eat a Carrot Hummus

go eat a carrot hummus

Stick your Pretzel in this Nutritious Dip

Yum! Carrot Hummus. As I continue to create the Phallic Diet Cookbook the more interesting facts I find out the foods that I typically feature. For instance, the carrot. Turns out that cooked carrots are actually more nutritious than raw carrots. 

According to a 2008 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry boiling carrots until tender boosts the concentration of carotenoids by 14 percent. Carotenoids convert into Vitamin A, which not only helps our eye health (one that most of us already knew carrots helped with) but also improves and regenerates damaged collagen in our skin, and boosts our immune system. 

Why all this information?! Well, to justify why I cooked the carrots in this hummus recipe. Sure, it’s an extra step but isn’t it worth that 14% increase in nutrition? Plus, it makes it easier to get blended up.

Feel free to adjust the spices according to your own flavor profile and/or add whatever toppings you enjoy. I like to add spicy stuff to my dips so I blended up some chipotle + adobo sauce but that is kind of a pain in the ass, so sriracha works just as well.

Add nuts for some crunch and you got yourself a tasty (and pretty healthy) little snack. Would also be a hit at covid-friendly social distancing gathering, like a Big Game party, if you’re into that kind of thing. 

Go Eat a Carrot Hummus

What you Need:

Tools:

  • Blender
  • Saucepan
  • Stirring spoon 
  • Serving bowl

Consumables:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • ½ pound carrots, chopped
  • Big pinch of kosher salt 
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ cup natural smooth peanut butter

Optional Toppings:

  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Olive Oil 

(One or some or all, depending on your personal desires)

+  Whatever you want to dip into this hummus. 

What You Do:

Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a medium saucepan over medium. 

Add carrots, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender, 6–8 minutes. 

Add chickpeas and remaining spices; cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are completely tender, about 5 minutes. 

Let cool slightly.

Transfer carrot mixture to a blender and add garlic, carrot juice, peanut butter, lemon juice, and 4 Tbsp. oil; blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add toppings of your choice right before serving. 

You can eat it right away or let chill for a couple of hours and/or days.  

Great with pretzels or pita chips. 

Yum. 

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Put Some Nuts in Your Mouth Pecan Pesto

This Pecan Pesto Packs a Punch for Your Mouth

Yum yum give me some. This nutty pecan pesto is simple to make and can be put on or in whatever your heart (and stomach) wants. 

I chose to use pecans in this pesto because they have a robust full flavor. I also picked them, literally. My grandma has a pecan tree and last year she had so many blowing off the limbs we barely could collect them all. This year there were zero–I guess they do that sometimes? I am no pecan expert.

I did just move to a house that has one in the yard too but also– no nuts this year. I am hoping for lots of nuts next season though.

Of course, if you do not have pecans you can sub any other nut of choice. Same with the herb. I used parsley because it was in my fridge, but basil would also work nicely. I have even seem someone use the greens of a carrot. So, if you do that let me know how it turns out!

Put Some Nuts in Your Mouth Pecan Pesto Recipe

Serves 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of half of a lemon)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno (stem and seeds removed) (optional) 
  • Big pinch of sea salt
  • Medium pinch of red pepper flakes 
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (sub nutritional yeast if dairy-free)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, more for a smoother pesto

What You Do

  1. In a food processor, chop up those nuts. 
  2. Add the garlic. Chop chop. 
  3. Dump in the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and pulse a bit more. 
  4. Add the parsley, keep it pulsing until combined.
  5. While your food processor is still a humming, drizzle in the olive oil until combined. 
  6. Add the parmesan cheese, if using, and pulse to briefly combine. 
  7. For a nut-filled pesto, use less olive oil. For a smoother pesto add more olive oil. 

Add pesto to your favorite pasta, top on soup (check out my Nut and Cream Topped Carrot Ginger Soup) or toast, or do whatever you like doing with it. 

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