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Porta-Veggies

25 Jun

Potties are not the only thing that can be porta ya’ know.

PURPLE Porta-Pot!!

It has been a busy start to summer. It seems like my hubby and I have been around the world in 25 days. I do not know if I have cooked a real meal all month- NO that does not mean we haven’t eaten veggies but it does mean a lot of them have been in diners, rest stops and brown paper bags.

As I have said before I flirt with vegetarianism – it is like dating the bad boy rebel – you know it is not sustainable as a lifestyle but you enjoy a walk on the wild side now an again. (Yes, carnivores veggies can get crazy – remember the PETA PSA?) I picked June to be one of those vegetarian months.  So, I have had to think of ways to infuse our lives with portable, road trip worthy veggie options. Figuring you needed some roadside veggie lust too – I thought I’d pass along my top 10 porta-veggie snacks. I can guarantee they taste and smell a lot better then that tailgate porta-potty.

10. Brother’s All Natural – Freeze Dried Fruit and Potato Crisps These are a great alternative to rest stop vending machine junk. Plus, the fruit tastes great as an addition to wet and juicy items -get your mind out of the gutter – I mean things like oatmeal or cereal with milk.

9. Baby Carrots – These little gems are my favorite on-the-go treat. They are sweet, delicious, portable and no bigger than a pocket rocket. Try dipping them in creamy things, yumm!

Often we associate PP with porta in this case Peas and Peas are the next two porta-veggies.

8. Wasabi Peas Some like it hot and these little balls are S-P-I-C-Y. Find them in your grocery store and partner with a rich pinot-aqua- yes folks, WATER.

7. SnaPeaCrisps Warning!! These snack salads are addictive, so open the bag alone in a dark room so you don’t look like a Snap Pea whore when you keep going back for more.

6. Ants on a Log – This Girl Scout favorite can count as a whole vegetarian  meal. Celery, peanut butter and plump raisins. Yumm.

5. Cream Shaft – This long, hard, green shaft filled with rich thick cream is just so I could make Ants on a Log perverse, but a good porta-veggie anyway. (Celery stuffed with cream cheese!!)

4. Grow Your Own! – Alright not totally porta-veg but good if you split your summer nights between Sea Bright and Berkley Heights, NJ (#justsayin). You can grow your veg wherever you’re at – check out the website they even have a lame youtube video in case you can’t figure out how to put dirt in a bucket.

3. Shish Kebobs – So, this is a real recipe I did for a tailgate this summer in Mansfield, Mass. It is really simple – toothpicks, mini-mozzarella balls, basil leaves and grape tomatoes  – stick one of each on a toothpick and walla – porta-veg!

2. Salad Blaster – No this is not what the big dump you take after a vegetarian meal but, a really nifty invention for eating salad on the go without the lettuce wilt cause face it – no one likes a limp veggie.

1. The “Champs” Bloody Mary – This drink is like no other, it is your full serving of veggies for a 24 hour period – many restaurants will try to imitate but none can top the Champs, State College, PA, Bloody Mary!!

So, veggie lovers and meaty pals when you are on the go don’t forget what your Mama always told you – “Eat Your Veggies!”

Got a porta-veg ideas? Leave a comment – below.

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“They taste really bad, when I eat them I usually puke.”

18 Mar

In doing my veggie research (and really trying to figure out why my full-grown, adult friend Kenny HATES vegetables, when I know he had good parents), I came across this you tube video. In the video the young lad asserts – “They taste really bad, when I eat them I usually puke”, referring to his peas & corn.

A few things come to mind:

1) If you take a look at his veggies they are not the most stunning I have ever seen – frozen peas and corn, YUCK!  I would probably agree with him that they do taste REALLY bad; I think the “they make me puke part” he just added for dramatic effect.

2) His Mom REALLY needs to subscribe to veggienation and mix things up. These carb laden veggies are NOT even close to  A-veggie-mazing.

3) Why would you post your kid’s veggie meltdown on You Tube. Entertaining for me, yes; going to haunt little Johnny when he goes to get a job someday (“I hate monthly reports and when I do them they usually make me puke”), maybe; flip camera misuse, certainly.

The moral of this story is: Peas & Corn (especially canned or frozen and ice cold) DO NOT = Good Vegetables!

As for Kenny, we will have to get back to him – that may be a case study in itself!

Watch the video, I would love to hear your comments on this one and stay tuned, stuffed peppers are coming your way this weekend and they are Y-U-M-M-Y!

Vegging out for now!

Peas & Love,

Vegina