New to me foods today – and out of my comfort zone. First off was breakfast. I bought some of this the other day.
I was going to get some plain chia seeds, but figured I would dip my toes in the water, so to speak. It’s got chia seeds, hemp seeds and sesame seeds and bits of dried fruit in it.
This is a serving size – 30 grams (2 tablespoons), 130 calories. Kind of like oats in that department. Instructions were to add 1/4 cup of either hot or cold water and let sit for 5 minutes. I added hot water.
Really? Seriously? Other than the slime factor look, the bulk eater in me pouted about that serving size. I took a tiny taste. A little slimy and crunchy at the same time. Hmmmm…. I decided I needed to go all Lori style on them and put them in a pot with some more water and a mashed banana, then added the liquid egg whites like I do with oats.
Much bigger serving, although very lacking in the looks department.
Verdict? Okay. I will not be purchasing them again. They didn’t fill me up for very long, either, which I can’t quite figure out as they should have. I thought they would stay expanded in my tummy. Only 9 more servings to go in this bag…
Dinner was also out of my comfort zone. I went and bought salmon fillets at the store yesterday.
Most of you know I don’t eat fish, but I keep trying periodically hoping things change because it is good for me (the fish and the trying). I can do tuna sometimes, but I have never bought salmon and tried to cook it.
I decided to leave it to John to cook the fish! I was nervous about dinner:
I know, it’s silly to be nervous over eating fish, but this is really, really different for me. John cooked up the salmon in a pan with maple glaze and a ‘maple magic’ seasoning blend (local product).
The verdict? I think I liked it. I didn’t love it, but I could see myself eating it again. Salmon doesn’t have a strong flavor like tuna does, and the meat was moist. John pointed out that it was a lot like eating dark meat turkey – and he is right. I like dark meat, so I didn’t mind the texture of this. It is one of those foods that I could get used to eating enough that I might actually come to really like it. Does that make sense to anyone? That happens to be fairly often if I eat a food over and over again.
So, I would say 1 for 2 on the experiments today! Gotta keep Monday’s exciting, right?