Tuesday, April 10, 2012

an ode to salt


I love it.

I am back in the game today, after my weekend of reckless debauchery, and the difference in how I feel physically is astounding. I never took notice of how I actually felt before when I was “dieting”…it was all about the fastest route to smaller jeans, whatever the cost…I’m still discouraged, because I am driven by results, aren’t we all? But today I feel better, and for that, I am thankful.

I just wanted to take a second to talk about salt….possibly my 2nd favorite substance on earth right after wine. I love a good chocolate chip cookie, and sure, I’ll definitely have a bite of your donut, twist my arm, but my true cravings are always for greasy, salty, gooey, sinful edibles.

  • Kettle chips with homemade caramelized onion dip
  • Scorching hot, super salty, greasy, crispy fries (dipped in Ranch, while we’re on the subject)
  • Thick sourdough toast slathered in salted butter, topped with slices of heirloom tomato and copious crunchy crystals of sea salt
  • Massive amounts of melty blue cheese dripping down the side of a fat, juicy, medium rare burger on a brioche bun
  • Spinach and artichoke dip with thin, crispy tortilla chips
  • Cheese popcorn
  • Perfect potato salad
  • Grilled corn on the cob, dripping with salty, melted butter
  • A giant slice of New York pizza with extra cheese
  • Hot dogs that snap when you bite them, covered in yellow mustard
  • Fresh, steamed lobster dipped on (you guessed it) salty, drawn butter
I could do this all day…..

And yes, I know that eating any of those things in the massive quantities which they are begging me to eat them would land me vomitous at best and hospitalized at worst however, a girl can dream….and salivate. It’s all I’ve got these days….

obviously,  this post was written by Adam Richman before lunch….also, here is a picture of Sweet Ben, because he is more delicious than anything every could be, no matter how salty, cheesy, gooey, crunchy or buttery….



p.s. PMS much?


Amber said...

Wow now I really want a snack. Ben is the cutest.

noreenmarie said...

Seriously, I can't even LOOK at the food pics you pin...it's just ALL too much for me. ha. I'm better off not seeing it or watching it (as on food network) It's just way too tempting for me.
I can't say I'm a huge fan of salt. I hardly use it other than on my eggs and if I bake fries. That's about it, but I understand the craving.
LOVE that picture of him! OMG, so cute. And I adore this background too!
Glad you're feeling better. xoxo

Jamie said...

Mmm salt... mmmm....

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

We're soulmates. Salt is mt biggest weakness. I will pass up chocolate cake any day if you just give me a huge carton of salty fries or a bag of chips. ha ha

Anonymous said...

Yeah, we're going to be needing the recipe for the homemade caramelized onion dip.

Janna Renee said...

I enjoy salty foods, but I NEVER add salt. The doc said that I actually have low sodium levels. Do you know how hard it is to have low sodium levels in this country? Alas, tempt me with French Fries and you won't be able to pry them out of my hands!