Wednesday

Tortilla treats turn into instant appetizers



Try on this terror.

A friend telephones and invites you to a party or potluck. “Just bring an appetizer,” your pal says.

Instantly, your mind starts tumbling. What can you turn up in a hurry?

Grab a back of tiny tortilla shells. You know, those crunchy little cups? They’re sometimes called scoops or mini nacho cups.


Fill ‘em up with something yummy, such as:

  • egg salad
  • flavored cream cheese
  • guacamole
  • ham salad
  • hummus
  • onion dip
  • salsa and sour cream
  • taco meat
  • tuna salad
  • or another delight.

Go ahead, and eat the broken chips. You know you wanna.  


Garnish with a sprig of parsley, a few shakes of paprika, or a tiny vegetable dicing. Now arrange the filled tortilla cups on a plate, and you’re ready to go.

NOTE: If you love cooking and have time, you can make your own tortilla shells, using Non-Stick Tortilla Shell Makers. You can also flip a muffin tin over to shape them yourself.

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Tuesday

Sushi is sickening




 Do you savor sushi? I simply cannot stomach the stuff. Sure, it’s a delicacy, sort of like roe / caviar (See yesterday’s post.).

Sure, maybe I’m not a super sport of seafood, across the board.

But I love salmon, Dover sole, swordfish, and several other varieties of swimming sorts.

I just can’t stand sushi.

Yes, I see it’s something of an art form, when it comes to food presentation. Maybe sushi really is more visual  than victual, anyway.

It’s not for beginners, especially when it comes to slinging those sharp knives in the kitchen. Sushi takes a certain skill.

But I still don’t like it. Even the vegetarian sushi still smells somehow fishy to me.

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Monday

Roe is repugnant

Call it caviar, if you prefer. Go ahead. Label it a delicacy, and stick a sky-high price tag on it.


You can keep it.

Maybe the jet-set gobble the stuff up. But I’ll have none of it. The mere thought makes me recoil and retch.

I find raw fish eggs disgusting.

Dig in. Help yourself. You can have it all.

In fact, if you relish roe, you might explore these examples:


Knock yourself out with all the caviar you can eat. Personally, I think roe is repugnant.

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Saturday

Quinoa is quirky.




Quinoa is a little quirky, but I think I like it. 

I tried quinoa for the first time this week. I dropped in on one of my brothers, and he whipped up a wonderful supper in his home. He cooked up some yummy baked tilapia, accompanied by quinoa and fresh steamed spinach.

It was, without question, delicious.

But what in the world is quinoa?

I had to ask.  Quinoa is a nutty-textured grain, and it’s super healthy. Gluten-free, quinoa contains tons of protein, iron, and fiber.

Pronounced KEEN-WAH, quinoa is originally from Africa. Most often, quinoa is boiled in a saucepan, sort of like whole-grain rice. It soaks up the water and eventually softens a bit. 

Then various seasonings and toss-in vegetables (or even meat) may be added.

Quinoa is not a quick dish, but it’s pretty tasty, once prepared. And it’s almost always organic.

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Friday

Peanut butter is primo.



Pass the peanut butter, please.

You know those reality TV shows, in which producers pop participants into unknown environments and let them duke it out until one contestant remains? One of the team challenge loss punishments on Big Brother, one such show, has perennially been forcing the losing team to eat nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a certain period of time.

I could totally do that.

Honestly, I could survive for a really long time on peanut butter alone. I cannot get enough of it.

Just don’t pass me a chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. I can’t stand ‘em.

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and peanut butter and bacon sandwiches. 

(Don’t knock it, if you haven’t tried this one for yourself. Those high-protein treats are ideal ahead of a long run or another endurance event.)

Here’s another favorite: Peanut butter and honey on Shredded Wheat cereal with milk. That is crazy good, especially with Shredded Wheat Original Cereal, the larger wafer variety.
See? I did NOT make this one up.

When snack cravings strike, I might reach for peanut butter crackers, Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets, or peanut butter on apple slices.

Creamy or crunchy, peanut butter is the best.

Good thing I’m not allergic to peanut butter.

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