Showing posts from February, 2014

Simple Bruscetta

Here's a really easy bruscetta for topping sandwiches and salads. My mom always buys this store made garden salad. It's just iceberg lettuce, cucumber, peppers, onion and a tomato. But then she never eats the tomato. There's a whole tomato in there and she just doesn't want it at all. Yet shee still purchases the salad. So I try to use it if I can. Tomatoes are good. They deserve to be used. I'll just dice it up small and then add 3 cloves minced garlic. Then some ground ginger (fresh if I have it), dry cilantro and ground fennel. Plus some salt and black  pepper. Sometimes I'll also add some balsamitc vinaigrette. But that's not a requirement. Let it sit a while in the fridge. The tomato will give up its joices and the flavors wil mingle. It's good on sammies and salads. It's just a nice clean, fresh flavor works well in any situation.


An interesting thing happened to me after a while of not eating meat. Other foods began to taste incredible. So much better than they ever had before. Potatoes, peanut butter, cheese, salad dressing. You name it. Everything I put in my mouth began to taste like heaven. In some ways this can be bad. I mean, it's hard to eat regularly when your mouth is having multiple orgasms. I don't know if anyone else has ever had a similar experience. Would be interested to find out. It's probably just because there are too many chemicals in meat, more than meat itself is bad. Or maybe eating lots of vegetables has some strange effect on the brain. Who knows. Not I. Does anyone do studies regarding this? The pleasure principles of food for veggies vs. omnivores. Sound like something that ought to be explored. Food is a curious thing to begin with. There's the one aspect, where we have to eat to live. But how many of us actually do that. Potato chips, french fries and cheese