New Resolutions – Week 4

Paqui Haunted Ghost Pepper | resolutions seriesAs I write about resolutions for this week, my mouth is on fire! These puppies are HOT! And that was after only three. That being said, this weeks new resolution are the Paqui Haunted Ghost Pepper Nachos. I love hot things. Hot buffalo wings, hot chips, hot sausages, etc. I used to devour the Lay’s Flamin’ Hot chips all the time, now they are too hard to find. My order of Chinese food would always include the terms “extra spicy”. This is not me being braggadocios here, I am simply laying the foundation for the scale as to exactly how hot these nachos are.

Some people can’t handle spicy food and that is ok. For me, I think it is the endorphins released when I eat spicy food; it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I can feel the fire dragon tickling my stomach when I eat spicy food and that makes me happy.

Of course, it is not just the spice for me, it is the flavor as well. I don’t really care for something that is spicy just to be spicy. If that were the case, I would just pour myself a glass of Sriracha or other hot pepper sauce and drink it straight. That is neither appetizing nor is it smart.

The flavor of the nachos is like that of other chili peppers. Behind the heat, there is a hint of sweetness. Overall, the flavor is enjoyable. This is a flavor that I would chose even if there was no heat to it.

Recap from last week’s resolutions

Last week, as part of the resolutions series, I tried Kame Rice Crackers. I went two weeks in a row of something that I did not care for. The crackers were just the opposite of the nacho chips above. There was no flavor at all; they reminded me of Rice Cakes, remember those? I believe the phrase “Eating packing peanuts” came to mind. I would not eat these again, but hey, if eating paper is your thing, go for it.

New Resolutions – Week 2

New Resolutions - Honest Tea

Resolutions from Last Week

Last week, on ‘New Resolutions’…

I wrote about my newfound love of tea and the new teas that I was trying. I tried the Honest Green Dragon Tea and the Honest Assam Black Tea. Both were actually really good. I said something about not liking green tea, but liking dragons; well, the dragons won. I was pleasantly surprised because even though there was a sweetness to it, there was not the over-the-top sweetness that turned me off of most green teas.

The Assam Black Tea was pretty much what I expected, a nice, full body black tea. Not much else to be said about it other than it was good, just as I expected.

New Resolutions - Bizzy CoffeeResolutions This Week

This week, as part of my resolutions series, I leave tea behind and try some coffee. I’ve never been able to get into coffee but people at work drink it like mad. I have tried regular office rot-gut coffee, nice coffee shop coffee of varying varieties and have never really been able to hold an interest in it. Maybe its because I don’t like hot drinks, I don’t know. I’ve never been able to get into coffee.

I am going to try it once again this week.

As I was wondering the tea aisle of the grocery store, I came across some organic, concentrated, cold brew coffee by Bizzy. So I said to myself, “Self, you should try this.” So I am. I am hoping that the not so hot drink will appeal to me a little more, but as I write this and am sipping on it, I think it could use a little bit of warmth to it. I’ll report back the final results next week. For now I am going to (try to) enjoy it.

That’s all for now.

 

New Resolutions

While out shopping for groceries today, I came up with a wild idea. More of that later.

Grocery shopping is always fun. I get to look at all the stuff out of the ordinary. Organic, ethnic, in-store specials, cookware, etc. We were about three-quarters finished shopping, or, as I like to call it, seven-fourths of the amount of time and money I had planned on this outing when I came up with an idea for a resolution. I am going to try something new every week. This will not necessarily apply to food or food related items, but, at this point in time, it most likely will.

So my new resolution for this month is some new tea I found in the organic food section. Since I gave up alcohol and bad eating more than a year and a half ago, I have found an affinity for tea. I like black unsweetened teas that are served at room temperature. I know that this is probably breaking so many different rules of tea drinking decorum and that I will likely be confronted by the tea drinking police at some point in time, but this is how I like to drink my tea.

So, my new thing for this week is Green Dragon Tea by Honest Tea. It is fair trade organic which is always a good thing. In the past, I have not cared for green tea but I do like dragons so I’m hoping its a wash.

I’ll let you know how it goes.