Fabio 10 Celeb Magazine Questions- Food
KRISTEN ALDRIDGE, TV Personality and Entertainment/Sports Reporter
1) Let’s assume that I don’t know you. In a few sentences, please share with my readers why the world can use more of you?
I’m a midwestern girl, born and raised. So not only do I sometimes speak in a funny accent – oh ya, ya betcha – but I’m kind, fun, hard working, considerate, passionate, and want to make the world a better place! I love what I do and if I can help put a smile on someone’s face, then that’s a good day in my book.
2) What is one food you love and could not live without? What is your least favorite food that you wish would disappear from the face of the earth, and why?
Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate! I’m clearly an addict. But in all seriousness, I eat really healthy on a daily basis so I can enjoy my sweets! It’s all about moderation. As for my least favorite food? I’d have to say meatloaf. It’s just something I remember as a kid being horrified by, so as an adult, I’ve never given it another chance.
3) What is one thing you wish you had time to do but currently doesn’t fit into your busy schedule?
I love to read, but it’s been so busy that I’m usually working right up until bedtime. It’s so important to have that quiet time, and there’s nothing better for me to relax than divulge in some of my favorite books. I love anything inspirational. Right now I’m (trying!) to read “I Am That Girl” by Alexis Jones. It’s an amazing book about how to be, love, and express who you really are.
4) What is the weirdest things you have ever eaten and where were you?
I’m terrible about being adventurous with eating…but I once had fried alligator. I was working with ESPN at the time and we were in Florida covering a Gators football game. So I guess it’s only natural we’d end up eating gator. It tasted like chicken.
5) What is the one meal that reminds you most of your childhood/family?
Oh, so many things! My mom is such an awesome cook. I’m still in awe of all the great recipes she has made over the years. The meals that really stand out most as a kid were her famous fried chicken and taco salads. Both were so good. I couldn’t wait for them to even get on the table before I started to devour. She would also sometimes sneak a Hostess Apple Fruit Pie in my lunch bag. Those days were the best! Every time I see them in the grocery store it makes me smile.
6) What would be the last meal you would want to eat/make if you only had 1 more day to live?
I love Mexican food, so I’d definitely say a sizzling plate of chicken and steak fajitas with refried beans, super spicy salsa, and lots of peppers. My guilty pleasure just so happens to be chips and guacamole, so that would be the perfect side. Add on a glass of Malbec and I’m in heaven.
7) What is the hardest dish that you have ever had to make?/ Is there a dish that you have still never successfully completed?
I hosted our family’s Thanksgiving dinner last year, and I was so nervous! I’ve never made the entire dinner before — complete with all the turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh baked bread, and pumpkin pie. The hardest part was just preparing everything to be ready at the same time. Thankfully it went really well for my first time (but let’s be honest…mom was still there to help Cheesecake is the one dish I can just never get right, but fortunately my cookie-baking skills are on point!
8) Breakfast, lunch, & dinner: What would be your perfect 3-square meal?
For breakfast, I love Greek yogurt with fresh raspberries, blueberries, and granola. I also can’t live without a dark roasted coffee in the morning to get the energy flowing. For lunch, I’m obsessed with kale salads topped with chicken, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, and raisins. For dinner, grilled salmon with broccolini and wild rice is always a perfect meal for me. And of course, nothing is complete without a little dessert. I try to stick to a small square of dark chocolate to get the satisfaction of something sweet but without too much sugar.
9) Of course you want 2014 to be a good one. If all else fails, what would you want your one and biggest success to be?
I think as long as you’re going after your dreams and passions in life, you can’t go wrong! The journey might get bumpy here and there, but the greatest risk is not taking one. Being able to do what I love to do every day and visualize what goals I want to achieve next is what success means to me.
10) What is your most prized possession?
My wedding ring. It symbolizes the indescribable amount of love I have in my live. I just got married to one of the most amazing human beings on the planet. He is my rock and best friend. I’m a lucky girl!