"Muesli" has always been one of those words that I had no idea to pronounce. I say it like "mweeslee" in my head, but dictionary.com has just informed me that it's actually "myooslee". Whoops. Luckily it's one of those words I haven't had to say much because I'd never actually tried any until now.
I decided to adapt this pumpkin seed, walnut and blueberry muesli recipe from the August 2011 Fine Cooking to make a single serving version.
Almond, pumpkin seed, and raisin muesli
1/3 cup of large flake rolled oats
1 tbsp roughly chopped almonds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp raisins
Toast the first 3 ingredients in a 375°F oven for about 10 minutes. Remove and mix with the raisins, then serve with milk or yogurt.
I had mine with vanilla Greek yogurt, banana, raspberries and blueberries.
The next day I tried another recipe from the same issue of Fine Cooking for sourdough panzanella with grilled chicken. This was another dish I'd never tried until now. But one bite and I was sold - it was like a deconstructed bruschetta!
One more weird sounding thing I've tried this week is kombucha. I was pretty scared before I took my first sip - the mass of bacteria and yeast in it kind of gives me the heebie jeebies! The taste itself was okay though. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it enough to buy it again.
My first kombucha experience took place simultaneously with my first Whole Foods salad bar visit! I could try to make it sound like I just casually grabbed a bite at WF while I was out this week, but that's a lie. Like the nerd that I am, I planned it. First I called the store to make sure the salad bar was safe for my allergies. Then I made the plans with my mom. And then I nearly dragged her out of the door by her hair so that we could go try it!
I think I may have been a little too eager because my salad came to 1.7 lbs. Don't be surprised when I tell you that I ate it all. Because I did!
Baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, shredded carrots, broccoli, feta cheese, teriyaki tofu, hummus, pita, quinoa salad
It wasn't until after I had eaten that I realized there was another cold food bar with tons more options like grain salads, bean salads, kale salads, etc. Darn, I can't believe I missed all that! I guess it means I'll have to go back again soon. ;)
What are some funny sounding foods that you eat?
What are you favourite things to get from the WF hot/cold food bar?