Go Shawty, It’s Your Verde
(Never have I ever had a mullet)
Never have I ever eaten a tomatillo until I received some from Casco Bay Organics.
….Okay your turn
I love that they send me things I wouldn’t normally buy in the grocery store because it forces me out of my habitual eating routine and allows me to experiment with new tastes! I feel like the macguyver of modern produce. Although, he has much cooler hair.
Do you ever go out of your way to try new foods? Or are you super comfortable right where you are with your bowl of buttered noodles PLAIN? Feed your appetite for adventure and you may just come away with new favorite foods and flavors.
I have likes and dislikes just like everybody else.
Likes: tropical fruit smoothies, ice cream, pumpkin flavored anything.
Dislikes: seafood, pickles, olives, mayonnaise.
I distinctly remember turning away a pickle at a birthday party when I was all of 7 years old. I can remember saying “No thanks, I don’t LIKE pickles!” and the mother of the birthday girl said “Keep trying them, your taste can always change!”
Everything I’ve ever known to be true in the world has been a LIE.
Well…not really. But since then, I have made it a point to always try the foods I dislike. I was so fascinated with this idea that one day I might ENJOY eating that which makes me cringe.
And you know what? My taste has TOTALLY changed. I’ve learned I like certain spicy seafood dishes. I actually enjoy pickle flavor, just not the actual pickle. You never know, someone could prepare a dish completely different than you ever imagined and you could fall in love with your least favorite food!
Some things turn my stomach and so I physically can not consume them. Avocados were very hard for me to eat because of this reaction and I thought it was a life sentence! I knew the crazy benefits of avocados and I just kept thinking “I gotta make this work!”
I began by hiding avocados in sweet smoothies and puddings. I would mask the weird flavor with chocolate and over time, I began to enjoy consuming avocados. Fast forward a year and now I can enjoy avocados on their own with a little salt!
I encourage everyone to try this simple idea out in their own eating endeavors. This is a wonderful way to discover new tastes, get to know your body, see how it changes and its a wonderful example for children who are picky eaters. It was a lesson I learned when I was very young and I stand by it today, 20 years later.
This week, I made a refreshing salsa verde with the avocados, tomatillos and jalapeno peppers I received from Casco Bay Organics! This recipe is too easy NOT to try! Just toss the ingredients in a food processor and voila!
SUPER EASY Salsa Verde
1 organic avocado
7-10 organic tomatillos husked and rinsed
3 TBS fresh cilantro
½ red onion
2 garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. Enjoy with some chippies, fresh organic veggies, or spoon on top of salad or grilled chicken! YUM YUM YUM.