Chocolate Dreaming

Don’t know about you but these looked pretty darn good at Costco.


“Chocolate Dream”


Chocolate cream, whipped cream, and chocolate cookie.  


Now, how could that be bad?


Dreaming chocolate…


It reminds me of the other day when I saw someone daydreaming.


I said to him, “Are you okay?”


He replies, “I am far away!”


It sounded good, so I said, “Can you take me with you?”


Got a good laugh from him.  😉


(Photo Credit: Andy Blumenthal)

Square Watermelons

I thought this was pretty novel. 


A square watermelon. 


Why do you need a square watermelon?


It was created to make transportation easier and to fit on the tight shelves of small stores in Japan. 


How do you make a round/oval watermelon square?


Why of course, you put a box around it while it’s still small and on the vine. 


Ah, I think they broke the mold on this innovative idea.  LOL


The problem is that that because they are harvested before they are ripe, they are inedible. 


So the Japanese use them for decorations, and they can last about a year. 


They are so unique, they cost roughly $100 for one. 


Why be square, when you can be round? 😉


(Credit Photo: Defense Acquisition University)

Pastrami Sandwich @Char Bar

Yesterday, at the museum (The Phillips Collection), we went to Char Bar Kosher Restaurant in downtown DC. 


I ordered the 5th Avenue Sandwich:


Pastrami with mushrooms and onions and deli mustard on a french roll. 


Comes with the salty fries and ketchup. 


Pretty good.  


I would grill the pastrami and caramelize the mushrooms and onions to improve on it. 


Also add a little mayo. 


But overall, it was a nice experience there.  


Wait time on Sunday was really nothing…in fact, I couldn’t believe how quick the food was o the table. 


Wouldn’t mind, at all, if they opened one of these in our neighborhood.  


I think I’d be a frequent customer there at the right sandwich price. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 

Favorite Chocolate Pastries

So these are my favorite chocolate pastries. 


They are liked over-sized or really supersized Rugelach. 


When these come out of the oven, the soft, hot pastry dough interspersed with overflowing, dripping layers of chocolate are unbelievable!


This mound of chocolate pastries is from Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem. 


OMG, I can’t wait to visit again and have one (or more) of these–totally lose all self control! LOL  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Cheesecake Heaven

So I never met a piece of cheesecake that I didn’t like. 


This was an awesome display of the varieties of it at the Cheesecake Factory.


I remember my mom used to make a pretty darn great cheesecake (and a lot of other good food)!


I still can see the graham cracker crust with the sweet hot creamy cheese filling coming out of the oven. 


Unfortunately one of the conundrum of life is that all the good tasting things are so darn fattening and bad for us. 


I think though if they can make fake burgers like Beyond that taste like the real thing, then surely at some point they will figure out how to make a skinny cheesecake that tastes good. 


There are still some mysteries left in this universe for us to unravel. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Revolting Bug Food

So this is the latest food items in modern supermarkets.


It says:


“Eat Bugs”


Bugs are a source of high protein.  

Crunchy too. 


The ones above were Cheddar Cheese Crickets!


There was also Chile-Lime Crickets (with Pumpkin Seeds) and Dark Chocolate Crickets (with Amaranth Seeds).

Then came the BBQ and Honey Mustard Crickets 

 

And to top it all of some Salt and Pepper Mealworms.

OMG folks, we have gone back to the Stone Ages eating this crap. 


Or maybe this is all that will be left when Armageddon finally comes.  😉


(Credit Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

Cold-Press Fruits and Veggies

We starting watching this movie with Joe Cross called, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.”


This guy weighs a ton and goes on a 60-day all juicing diet.  


He stops all the food and just carries his juicer with him everywhere making fresh fruit and vegetable cold-press. 


While obviously a little extreme, I like the idea of reducing the food intake (especially everything gluten which is death itself), and replacing it with healthy juice. 


I tried one of the super green juices and it literally tasted like eating grass. 


Uh, that’s not gonna realistically work for me. 


So I settled on Evolution’s Organic Super Fruit Greens that has a combination of orange, mango, pineapple, cucumber, spinach, romaine, and kale. 


I actually like it and am sitting here sipping on one as I write this blog post. 


I went into the fridge and threw all the carbs in the freakin garbage–good riddance!


Gotta get and stay healthy!  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)