Food Rules!

January 15, 2011

in dinner, lunch, restaurant, salads, sandwich

Sorry, Michael PollanI’m not big on rules when it comes to what I eat. But yesterday some random “food lessons” revealed themselves to me and I thought I would share them with you!

Lesson #1 – If you put Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter on ANYTHING it will taste amazing.


I smeared it on one side of Oliver’s Whole Grain Bread (dijon on the other) and it brought this sandwich to gourmet status!


The salami was a free sample from The Foodbuzz Festival (remember when I was so surprised to find meat in my SWAG bag?)



Lesson #2 – The best red apples aren’t necessarily the “Red Delicious” ones. They can be PINK!


This organic “Pink Lady” was straight outa Snow White – it was CRIMSON! I know they say the redder does not necessarily mean the better, but this apple tasted particularly phenomenal, partially because I was so taken with her beauty.

Lesson #3 – Any bread is addictive, if heated and served with good olive oil


I’m actually not that crazy about the baskets they bring at Prado, yet I always ask for seconds!

Last night I devoured 3 hunks, dipped in garlicky, herby goodness


Lesson #4 – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I have been to Prado dozens of times, and always wind up ordering the same thing. Have never regretted it.

The Caribbean Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken:


Lesson #5 – Encourage your dinner date to explore different foods…


…so you can steal tastes of something new!


Lesson #6 – If a salad is filled with properly marinated ingredients and chopped finely enough, you won’t need a drop of dressing…


…or cheese!


Lesson #7 – Eating mostly protein REALLY satisfies. I polished off all the chicken and brought these salad leftovers home. So satiated I didn’t even need dessert last night (who AM I?!?)


Lesson #8 – Groupon rocks. With tip, this meal cost a little more than half of what it would normally, but we still saved bank!


Lesson #9 – Marry someone like Abe.


Woops, that wasn’t food-related. But it’s the best lesson I’ve learned.

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