Do You Eat These? Proof You're a Food Trendster ...

Food has is trends like everything else. Even to the point where sub cultures develop. You might even say that following a certain diet (Paleo, gluten-free, vegan etc) makes you part of a food sub-culture. But unlike sub-cultures which develop and grow over time, trends can be a passing thing. Take a look in your pantry and fridge and if you can see a few of these products lingering, you can definitely count yourself a food trendster.

1. Quinoa

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This is definitely one trendy food that is around to stay.

2. Kefir

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A fermented milk drink made with kefir "grains"

3. Kale

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Extra brownie points if you make your own kale chips. (I had some rainbow kale last weekend!)

4. Kimchi

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And you'll have made it yourself. No store bought kimchi for you.

5. Greek Yogurt

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It would be sacrilege for the yogurt space in your fridge to be occupied by sweetened fruit yogurts.

6. Home Made Cheese

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Why buy ricotta, cream cheese, cottage, mozzarella or even cheddar if you can make your own? You've even had a go at making smoked cheese.

7. Chia

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Do you really like the frog spawn texture or do you just eat it because it is so good for you?

8. Kombucha

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Kombucha is an ancient fermented tea-based probiotic beverage. It has been around for 3,000 years but Westerners have only in recent times woken up to its benefits.

9. Leftovers from a Food Truck Meal

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And if your leftover is tacos then you've hit a double food trend whammy.

10. Artisanal Bread

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You don't mind paying $15 for a loaf of bread when it's this good.

11. Farmer's Market Chutney, Jam or Pickle

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You love to wander around farmers markets tasting everything and you can't bear to come home empty handed. After every trip your pantry gets a new jar of something you simply had to buy.

12. Cold Brew Coffee

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As a food trendster you stay on top of what's happening with beverages too.

13. Ramps

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There hasn't really been anything new on the onions scene for hundreds of years, so of course you were excited when you heard about ramps.

14. Foraged Food

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Scouring the hedgerows, meadows and shoreline for food is your idea of a great day out.

15. Fancy Donuts

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You're on a mission to try every donut flavor on the planet.

16. Matcha Green Tea

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Your pantry is lined with at last 50 varieties of herbal teas but you know green tea is the best one so it's the tea you never run out of. And you can recite at least 6 benefits of it right off the top of your head.

17. Freekah

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Set to be the next "big" grain but you're ahead of the pack because you're already eating it.

18. Israeli Couscous

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Also known as pearl couscous. Has regular sized couscous had its day in your kitchen?

19. Foodstuffs from the "latest" Ethnic Cuisine

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In 2015 this means foods from The Philippines, South Africa and Lithuania.

20. Cauliflower

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Another of the veggies so in right now. And you don't just boil it or serve it with cheese sauce. You roast it, you make it into rice. You have more recipes for cauliflower than is decent.

21. Sushi Ingredients

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Because no food trendster would ever admit they don't like sushi.

22. Chipotle Chiles

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You like normal chilies but right now, it has to be the lovely smokiness of chipotle.

23. Savory Yogurt

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Can you really enjoy beet yogurt, or tomato or butternut squash?

24. Seaweed

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A definite favorite among locavores.

25. Hummus Made from Anything but Chickpeas

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Hummus is actually chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. You however, omit the chickpeas and experiment with all sorts of substitutes like avocado, sweet potato, edamame beans, white beans, bell pepper ...

26. Brussel Sprouts

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Not only do you love Brussels, you know about 20 recipes for them. Roasted is your favorite way of eating them.

27. Japanese Snack Foods

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You might have Shrimp-and-Mayonnaise or Avocado-Cheese Doritos; Lay's Hot & SourFish Soup Potato Chips; KFC's salty ginger-chickenchips; or Pepsi-flavored Cheetos

28. Salted Caramel

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When somebody decided to add salt to caramel you went straight to food heaven.

29. Fruit Butter

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Is this a passing fad or do you love it enough to eat it for like, ever.

30. Harissa

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Move over Sriracha sauce. Mexican cuisine has had its day. You've already moved on to Middle Eastern and North African food.

Now you've seen the list, do you qualify to be a fully paid up member of the food trendster club or are you a novice whose application is still pending?

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