This Is… Thursday

This is the only way to properly condimentize Arby’s Curly Fries.

You have to open the cup first, and it’s a lot flimsier this way, but damn does it work.

Dino Egg Tea

I’ll admit.  I’m a tool.  I will follow food trends if I think there will be a health benefit.  And I’ve found one that frankly I’ll probably stick with even if it doesn’t have any health benefits.

Ch-ch-ch-chia.

Yup, that chia.  Everyone and their brother has probably already tried it.  If you’re curious, here‘s a little bit about the great stuff chia can supposedly do.

There’s a bunch of ways you can use chia, most of which involve smoothies or yogurt or making a faux tapioca or hiding it in baked goods.

I decided I would attempt throwing chia seeds in my tea.  For gits and shiggles and all.

It looks weird.  It feels weird.  And I love it.  But I also enjoy bubble tea, which I know freaks some people out.

There’s no real recipe here.  Steep your favorite tea, add whatever sweetener you may need, then stir in a teaspoon of chia.  When your tea is cool enough to drink, your chia seeds will be plump and slimy.

I’m not really selling this very well, am I?  I’m not going to lie.  Chia seeds are weird.  But I’m also pretty weird, and you like me, so you may just like it too.

I plan on trying some other chia recipes, with varying degrees of weirdness.  I’m planning on trying a pudding and some pancakes.  There ought to be something for everyone.

Stay tuned.

The Importance of Dish Sizes

They say if you want to limit the amount you eat, you should use smaller dishes.  And honestly, this makes a crap load of sense.  If you have a small dish, you can’t fill it with as much.  If you’re still hungry, you can always get seconds.  But there’s another aspect to it.

Even though this was plenty of food, looking at it was really disappointing.  Before I started eating, I thought it looked so pitiful.  I knew in my heart of hearts that it would be enough, but damn that’s a sad plate.

When in doubt, use smaller dishes.  Studies have shown that people given smaller portions are equally satisfied with their meals.  Of course, if it’s crab legs, there is no satisfaction until it hurts to eat another bite.