One of the healthiest habits I picked up this year stemmed from Disney World—Epcot, to be exact. What healthful habit could I have possibly have picked up at the
sugariest happiest place on Earth?
Of course I haven’t had one quite as good as that one with those amazing Korean flavors and mysterious tasty sauce, but I’ve had some almost-as-yummy ones. One day, someday, I will find a recipe or a restaurant that can reunite me with my precious or something similar. For now, I’ll keep experimenting and noshing on other variations.
I made some impromptu lettuce wrap tacos tonight while I was making corn tortilla tacos for Dustin. I had thinly sliced pork to use, so I made mine with “plain” seasonings (salt + pepper) and Dustin’s with Mexican seasonings. I opted for mild tacos, I guess, lol.
Foodbuzz and Birds Eye sent me some samples of their newest products, Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites, sometime ago. I thought they’d make a nice side dish, especially because they’re so easy to make. All I have to do was put it in the microwave and then open the bag.
Everything should be this easy, and this tasty. Of course I just couldn’t leave well enough alone; I steamed a bag of frozen broccoli too and tossed it with the potatoes + green beans. It was yummy!
Lettuce wrap pork tacos:
- Thinly sliced + chopped pork loin pan-fried with palm shortening + salt + pepper in (washed + dried) Boston lettuce leaves;
- Grated salsa jack cheese;
- Gringo Jack’s Santa Fe green cooking sauce – This stuff is amazing. Not only is it low in sodium (75mg per serving) but the only ingredients are vegetables; tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, onion, etc. I purchased it in Nature’s Pantry but was happy to discover that they have a web site and a restaurant that’s now on my bucket list.
My plate is very… green, ha.
You know what would have been fantastic with these? Diced tomato. Didn’t have any.
Fresh cilantro would have been nice too. Didn’t have that either.
Fresh avocado slices would have been a yummy addition too. And I had them! Didn’t feel like starting it just for a few slices though. You know how that is.
A bit of Greek yogurt or sour cream would be tasty too. But even without all of the bells and whistles, they were still delish and highly recommended.
Lettuce (wraps) tacos are so versatile. You could pretty much throw anything you like in there and it will probably taste good.
It’s snowing here in the Catskills. The kitties are restless; they want out, and Caesar doesn’t like when there’s any precipitation outside, so his walks are a struggle. He is from Los Angeles after all. I hear rain is rare and snow is unheard of there. So he’s probably like, WTF? Poor puppy. heh Historically, it almost always snows around or exactly on my birthday! My mom said this has been true since the day I was born. Sigh. (Probably before that too but I’m narcissistic enough to consider Decembers before my birth to be not as amazing.) Do you know how many times my birthday parties were postponed due to snow and poor weather conditions? At least 3 or 4 times throughout my life. Not cool. Not cool at all. It’s bad enough having a birthday 2 weeks before Christmas… have you ever tried competing with Jesus? Yeah, it just ain’t happening, lol. Sigh x2.
Life Beyond Lettuce and Legumes
"If a man proposes to redistribute wealth, he means explicitly and necessarily that the wealth is his to distribute. If he proposes it in the name of the government, then the wealth belongs to the government; if in the name of society, then it belongs to society. No one, to my knowledge, did or could define a difference between that proposal and the basic principle of communism." – Ayn Rand
I implore you to vote for this guy…
…because our Republic is on the line, America.