Lemme tell you about a fantastic food merger that will change your salad-eating experience forevermore.
Bold statement, I know.
But it’s one that I’m willing to stand behind because its just so damn simple and tasty that it can’t not rock your socks.
Rock your world.
This merger involves two foods which are phenomenal when eaten separately, used as garnishes and dips with other foods.
And when brought together? Their combined powers make for a perfect storm of taste bud entrancement and optimal creaminess, which is exactly what I look for in a salad dressing.
Ever wary of commercial salad dressings, as they’re typically rife with inflammation-promoting Omega 6 fatty acids in the form of soybean, safflower, corn or canola oil, I’ve taken to making my own in recent years.
While this is all well and good from a nutritional standpoint, it can put a cramp in your style as far as timing and convenience are concerned.
Part of the beauty of salads is that you can throw a bunch of veggies together and call it a day.
Or call it a salad.
Don’t get technical with me.
Anyway, I prize salads for their ease of preparation.
And so it doesn’t make sense to cancel out all that efficiency by toiling away in the kitchen to concoct a tasty and nutritionally sound salad dressing, now does it?
Ergo, I merged two of my favorite packaged, yet minimally processed, foods to create an easy breezy salad dressing. (Note that you can make it all on your own, from scratch, but homegirl lives in the real world and opts for a balance of home crafted cookery and store bought convenience.)
The two foods I’m talking about are hummus and salsa.
Or until you drench your salad in it and chomp it down.
I just mix equal parts hummus and salsa together – usually 2 – 3 tablespoons of each (I eat big salads) – then stir, pour over my salad, and enjoy.
And to evoke the ubiquitous advertising slogan, I have to say that making this dressing is…so easy, even a Struggle Muffin could do it.
While we’re on the topic of magnificent mergers, I have to mention this tasty little number that may or may not have sidled up to me in the cereal aisle at Whole Foods today and sweet-talked me into taking it home with me.
Yup, Barbara’s done it again.
I’ve loved Barbara’s Bakery cereals, namely the Peanut Butter Puffins, for a long time. As I see it, they’re the perfect cereal. PERFECTION, I tell ya – perfection.
And I didn’t think perfection could be improved upon. But it has been. In the form of Peanut Butter AND CHOCOLATE Puffins.
I know. I KNOW.
Oh, and I would be remiss if I wrapped up this post without discussing the second portion of its title: Acquisitions.
So it is with sheer amazement that I announce myself as the new owner of a…
CAN OF NAIL HARDENER SPRAY.
The ‘sheer amazement’ would be in reference to my own capacity for completely checking out mentally and leaving the nail salon, nail hardener in tow.
My memory’s a bit hazy (clearly) but I think it went something like this:
Meghan sits down at the nail-dryery-thingy-machine. Waits.
For what seems like FOREVER.
And is probably only 3 minutes.
4 minutes, tops.
Stands up, grabs spray can in one hand, gathers bag, phone and keys in the other and – feeling triumphant for having gathered so many items without dropping anything, smudging her nails, OR falling down on her face – makes her exit.
What failed to occur was the spraying of the nails, the subsequent placing of the can down on the nail-dryery-thingy-machine and of course, leaving it behind.
Another day, another struggle.
And another question…or two… for you:
Have you ever thrown together a few standalone foods to make a real prize pig of a food creation?
Have you ever unwittingly stolen something? (Bonus points if its something incredibly mundane and moronic like the above-mentioned can of nail spray)