I went to the Fancy Food Show today at
the Jacob Javits Center. Chocolate and shoes are two things that
women like to indulge themselves with now and again, so well I guess someone had to come up with a chocolate shoe, right?
There also were some healthier foods
like peaches, plucrots and black apricots from California. They were
all delicious but I had a big fight with the sales rep about
conventional vs. organic produce. (He thought organic was just an advertising ploy).
I liked the idea of these tea
popsicles, and I think I'll experiment and make my own frozen
hibiscus pops in the next few days.
I was inspired by combos I never
thought of before like watermelon sprinkled with chilipowder and lime
from Mexico. (Try it, it's good. Also a good popcorn combination.)
There were healthy foods with hemp seeds and chia but with funny names.
I was glad to see more artisinal
I was also happy to see some of my favorite health
food products like shoyu and umeboshi vinegar that have been used in
macrobiotic cooking for years and years being sold.
But I think these gluten-free falafal
chips were what I'm most looking forward to eating over and over
again. I can see crumbling them up and using them like panko on fish or tofu. The packaging promised that it had more antioxidant value than
what's found in green tea or vegetable juice. Well, I wouldn't
substitute processed chips for vegetable juice, but I could see
myself eating a lot of these with some hummus and being very happy.
A healthy guide to cooking, eating and aging gracefully.
Cooking and eating using a healthy, whole foods, gluten-free diet.