The Foodie Files – The Annoyed Thyroid

Welcome to the next instalment of the Foodie Files! Today I’m chatting to Sam, also known as The Annoyed Thyroid! I really love Sam’s blog, it’s an awesome mix of delicious recipes, fascinating interviews and all kinds of other interesting topics. She’s also one of the hosts of the weekly Ultimate Rabbit Hole linkup which I love – I find such great posts there every single week!

If you’re not already following Sam’s blog I highly recommend you start – I have no doubt you’ll love it! So, without further ado, here’s Sam!

The Foodie Files: The Annoyed Thyroid

Do you have a philosophy towards food?

I like good food and food that’s good for me. Between us, my husband and I have had two touches of cancer and one stroke between us, and I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t had a huge impact on the food we eat, at least in so far as we prefer to make as much of what we eat from scratch (within reason) and to eat meatless meals most of the time. However, we both have mouthfuls of sweet teeth and I’m addicted to baking which balances things out. Put it this way, we’re not going to quit sugar anytime soon!

What’s your favourite food memory?

I think it would be making Bread Pudding with my nana. She made the best Bread Pudding. Have you ever had it? It’s can be served as a cake or a pudding and it must not be confused with it’s cooking cousin, the Bread and Butter Pudding. I can’t remember what I did yesterday, but I can still remember the sight and the smell of bread pudding cooking in nana’s kitchen. I tried to create it on the blog hereI think nana would be proud!

The Foodie Files: The Annoyed Thyroid

Do you have a go-to food of choice?

Curries. If I could eat curry every day, I would. My friend Dharish makes the best curries, and she’s shared some of her (now not so) secret recipes on the blog. They’re some of my favourites. Simple, easy and delicious.

What’s your favourite meal of the day?

That’s tricky because I love all my meals, but I think I’d have to say breakfast because it’s so versatile… porridge, green smoothies, overnight oats, avocado on toast, eggs and beans and pancakes! I never met a breakfast I didn’t like.

The Foodie Files: The Annoyed Thyroid

What’s the strangest food you’re ever eaten (and would you eat it again?!)

I once ate snails and tripe (not in the same meal, thank goodness) on a French Exchange when I was a teenager. Once was quite enough. No, never again.

If you were showing a visitor around town for a weekend where would be your must-eat destinations?

Well, we’d definitely go for breakfast with a view at The Boathouse, a doughnut from Doughnut Time for elevenses,   dumplings at New Shanghai for lunch, high tea at The Gunners Barracks and for dinner, we’d give our credit card a workout and swoon over the harbour views at Cafe Sydney. Dress code for the weekend would be stretchy pants, obviously.

The Foodie Files: The Annoyed Thyroid

Where can people follow your food (and other!) adventures?

Facebook: The Annoyed Thyroid

Instagram: The Annoyed Thyroid

Pinterest: The Annoyed Thyroid

Twitter: Annoyed_Thyroid

Yummly: Sammie Colden

The Foodie Files: The Annoyed Thyroid

How cute is that picture of Sam and her nan! I have to admit, I managed to avoid the whole tripe eating thing when I went on exchange to France when I was 16 because thankfully the French word for tripe was remarkably similar to the English one, so I weaselled my way out of that meal!

I hope you enjoyed this Foodie Files chat with Sam, The Annoyed Thyroid!

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12 Comments on The Foodie Files – The Annoyed Thyroid

    • peregrinationgourmande
      May 11, 2016 at 2:57 am (4 years ago)

      Sam!!! You forgot Bill’s!!!!
      Ok so on the list you still have to take me to high tea!
      Well done Liz! good interview! But Sam is such an esay person… too easy to question her! haha! Love for you both! xx cathy

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      • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
        July 19, 2016 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

        I might have to come to Sydney and go on an eating tour with you both!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 19, 2016 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for being part of it! xx

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  1. merilyn
    May 7, 2016 at 9:45 am (4 years ago)

    thanks liz!
    I love sammie! she is adorable in everyway!
    love that photo!
    I have eaten snails in france too! …
    I loved them in their buttery garlic sauce!
    have a good one! love m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 19, 2016 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

      I ate buttery garlic snails in France! Not sure I’d do it again even if I wasn’t now vegetarian!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 19, 2016 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Vicki!

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  2. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    May 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I love Sammie – she has a great foodie philosophy. Her recipes are always delicious and I love a go online recipe that never fails to impress.

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 19, 2016 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

      Isn’t she a delight!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 19, 2016 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Same!

      Reply

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