Food Gawking

by Brittany on October 12, 2011

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! :)


Is it sad that I can look at pictures of food for hours?
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In other words, last night I spent a few solid hours looking through the food section on Pinterest.

I came up with a million different recipe ideas and inspirations, but forgot about each of them upon finding a newer, more inspiring recipe. When Will came over I invited him to join me in the sport of food gawking, and we both sat with locked eyes, scrolling down the page and falling deeper into a joint downward food spiral.

Especially when it came time to stare at these cinnamon roll cupcakes:



Will: “Make those! With the icing. Extra Cinnamony.”

For those of you heading over here from the What I Ate Wednesday party, I am so sorry for teasing you during your first visit. It wont happen again.


I talked myself out of having my new cinnamon Puffins for the sake of making the box last longer than a few days. Luckily, I was sensible enough to not even try to talk myself out of turkey bacon.


I served myself two slices of Ener-G toast smothered in Sunbutter,


a handful of fresh strawberries (because Costco allows me to eat out-of-season fruit for less ;) )


and four slices of turkey bacon.


Excuse me while I gawk.

A bit to think about: Do you ever catch yourself food gawking?

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Shannon @ Healthiful Balance October 12, 2011 at 6:49 am

Yummy breakfast!
I catch myself foodgawking all the time :D
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Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense October 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

Totally guilty of this one!
That’s the downfall of the internet… it sucks you in =)


Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense October 12, 2011 at 7:08 am

Oh and cinnamon puffins are another one of my downfalls! I have to put them outta sight so I don’t snack on them all day!
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Qi Ting @ Misadventures of Fat free Baking October 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

YES I DO!!! Funny thing is that when I eat with my eyes I don’t feel hungry! :D
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Kalie October 12, 2011 at 7:31 am

Yummy strawberries and that cupcake to die for
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Amy @ Turtle-speed Runner October 12, 2011 at 7:37 am

You should try putting the bacon in the bread with the sunbutter!! I bet that would be awesome.. unless of course you’ve already tried that before ;P
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Itty Bits of Balance October 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

You know what, that is a BRILLIANT idea!!!
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Sarah @ Feeeding Brain and Body October 12, 2011 at 7:43 am

I catch myself food gawking from time to time :) Your breakfast looks delish! :)
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Giulia @ Tutupa's Lab October 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

I think my favourite kind of photography is food photography (I assume I’m biased by the content of the pictures), so yes, I’m often caught food gawking :D
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Aine @ Something to Chew Over October 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

Not sad at all – isn’t that what we’re all about? ;)
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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

Thats what WIAW is all about for me!! Creeping on amazing eats! Bahah :)
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Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog October 12, 2011 at 8:32 am

I have the same problem. I can look at picture of food for hours. That cupcake look amazing! I love pinterest too. :)
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Errign October 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

Yes ma’am. Pinterest is like crack!
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Britt @runwithbritt October 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

I find myself food gawking on all the time. My roommate and I call it the “the crack”. Haha. :)
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Krystina (Organically Me) October 12, 2011 at 8:53 am

I mean, gawking at food is part of food blogging, so of course I do. :P
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Kat October 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

I tend to try to stay away from food gawking. I used to look for recipes ALL day, but then I found myself getting extremely hungry!! The food literally made me hungry just from looking at it haha


Faith @ For the Health of It October 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

Holy junk those cinnamon roll cupcakes look like heaven in a wrapper! I will definitely have to give those a go…heavy on the frosting ;)
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Carrie@Bakeaholic Mama October 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

Pinterest sucks me in everytime I log on.

I saw those cupcakes.

and I’m making them asap!
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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles October 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

Yep- food gawker, righ here, hand raised….. I hate that I get so overloaded though that I forget some really great things! There is just so much amazingness out there for us to enjoy!


Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life October 12, 2011 at 10:36 am

I foodgawk all the time :) It should be an olympic sport!
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Emma October 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

YUP. Whenever I read a food blog ;)
Have you ever looked at ohhh my word.
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Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food October 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

I do the same thing on Pinterest! I get all these great ideas and then they immediately leave my mind because I’m moving on to something else!

I’m loving your strawberries! I haven’t had any in so long!
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Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

I’m not really a food gawker at long intervals…but I will happily daze at gorgeous creations a bit at a time. Those cinnamon roll cupcakes being one. That just looks too perfect.
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Alexandra October 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

What a fab breakfast! All those strawbs look quite delicious :D
You should totally make those cupcakes!!
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Kiah October 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

That cupcake picture was cruel. Just cruel Brittany!

Jk…and yes, I GAWK all the time. Even at restaurants, at someone else’s plate. It’s awk. (Nice rhyme scheme I’ve got going on here, aye?) :-)
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Itty Bits of Balance October 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

You’re practically a poet ;)
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Molly October 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

i always look at “food porn” and I’m always slightly ashamed when I’m caught gawking. Non-bloggies don’t get it! They are like.. “why are you looking at pictures of food…weirdo..?!” oh well! i don’t care! :)
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Itty Bits of Balance October 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Tell me about it! When I have my laptop out in public I get the strangest looks haha :)
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Danielle Spellman @Squirrel Snackin' October 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I’m so making those cupcakes! Ahh I shoulda made em for John’s birthday today! Tell Will congrats on getting the job(from your last post)! I now know how difficult it really is. ;)
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Maren October 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I do that too when looking for recipes. I always think one is good but then keep looking. I need to just stop after I find one I like. Too much food torture.
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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I sometimes catch myself food gawking, but I usually quit before I get too into it so that I don’t get the munchies!
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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola October 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Ohh I def food gawk! Blogs are the perfect place to do it too- people make so many amazing things and then make the pictures so pretty! (Unlike my own food pictures which are usually iphone shots!)
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Sarah (everydaysapicnic) October 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I love food gawking :-) I haven’t discovered Pinterest yet, but I have a really I would get addicted very quickly.
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Baking Serendipity October 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I food gawk on Pinterest all the time. It’s my husband’s newest favorite thing to make fun of me for :) I haven’t seen those muffins yet though…dangerous!
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Liz @ Something To Chew On October 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I’m a licensed food gawker, actually. I can burn hours and hours on Pinterest. It’s really too bad that my creations are never quite as pretty!
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Nicole @ PancakesandPilates October 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Oh, I gawk all the time. I also like to follow food critic’s blogs because their words paint beautiful food pictures! I just discovered pinterest and I think I might be addicted. I like to gawk at the baked goods, but the beautiful photos of homes and travel destinations are equally gawk worthy :)
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Rachel October 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

food gawking is such a habit of mine. i prefer to call it “recipe hunting” or “investigative research for impending culinary adventures.” it sounds so much more productive that way ;)
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Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun October 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I am always looking at recipes on Pinterest. But I always seem to look at them when I’m really hungry. Bad idea!
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Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups October 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm Talk about food porn!
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emma green October 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

hehee! I ALWAYS have to allow for foodgawking time on a wednesday!!
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Sara Grambusch October 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Yes! Costco for the fruit!
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Natalie @ Cinnamon Bums October 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

hey girl!! foodgawking is def a guilty pleasure of mine. haven’t had too much time to do it lately but when i want to procrastinate, oh boy, i can just go on and on. i think food is not only tasty but visually SO beautiful!
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Hannah @ Mindrunningwild October 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

I indulge in food gawking so much!! Just watch out for stumbleupon. You can type in a key word and it will pull up relevant websites.
I was going to ask you what the mini toast was- so cute! And sunbutter is a favourite.
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