Thursday, February 5, 2009

Food Thats Oh So Good!

Its been a while since I have done a Good Food Review and there really is so much good food out there.  Here are a few of my favorite indulgences...mmm, makes my mouth water just thinking about them!  Now heed my warning, these are not low fat, low cal items, but every now and then its good to indulge your senses in something absolutely delicious!

Hummus & Tandoori Naan

Lets start with hummus. I had never heard of it until 8 years ago when I married my husband. Its a regular at his family's get togethers and it is good. You really have to have the right stuff, though. I've had brands that are flat out gross, but when its good, it is dang good! I like Trader Joes' original hummus. They have a bunch of other flavors - I've had garlic and tomato & basil (both good, but a bit stronger tasting), and I today I just bought Cilantro & Jalepano for my hubby to try - we'll see. I also like Athenos - my favorite is the roasted red pepper hummus and Sabras (you can buy a big batch, as well as individual serving size containers at Costco). Its good with veggies, on sandwiches, and my personal favorite, Tandoori Naan. Oh my goodness, this is one of my new favorites. I've only had naan (a bread from India) at Indian restaurants until now. My mother-in-law introduced me to T.J.'s. My hubby prefers garlic naan, I like their whole wheat. It is chewy and flavorful and full of yummy goodness. Dip it in some good hummus and I could eat all day long. Mmm!

Gnocchi Gorgonzola

For those of you who don't have a Trader Joes near you, I apologize on this one. I don't think there is a substitute anywhere for it. This is another hidden treasure of Trader Joes for sure! Its in the frozen foods section - it literally takes 7 minutes to whip up and it is delicious! We've hooked most of our family on it. I love this for a "I feel lazy, but want a good meal" kind of night. In fact I made it last night with some grilled chicken and cooked carrots. My husband LOVES it, my 5 year old downs more of this then probably anything else (except for the fish I made here), and I haven't seen my 1 year old eat so much for dinner in a LONG time! Yes, its good stuff!

Jalepano Smokehouse Almonds

Last, but certainly not least are my almonds (yes, MY almonds!). They're Blue Diamond's Bold Jalepano Smokehouse Almonds. These are so not me! I don't like very spicy, I'm not a huge nut fan, but WOW! I (or rather Santa) actually bought these for my husband's stocking, but when he opened them up, he said, you would love these. Boy was he right! He had about 5, then I took immediate ownership over the can. I've been in love ever since. I really have to hold restraint with these puppies...they're so not low fat (although almonds are the good fat, right? :) ) and they can give me heartburn, but every now and then its worth it for a few minutes of bliss!


Anonymous said...

I agree - hummus is just delicious. I wonder if you've tried the "white bean" variety at trader joe's. They have it in both basil and sun dried tomato flavors. This sounds kinda funny, but i sometimes enjoy hummus on toast in the mornings. I just can't get enough of that stuff! I am going to tell a few of my blogging friends about this site - hope that is okay. :)


Julie said...

But of course! Thanks!