Posts Tagged ‘chips’

The lesser chip

If you’ve read this blog more than a few times, you probably know how much I love Sun Chips.  I talk about them a lot.  I mean a LOT.

That linking took me forever.  I hope you appreciated it.

Anyway, my point is, I really like them, but Chris likes them more.  He will buy a bag on the weekend and it will be gone in about two days.  And then to rectify the situation – and life without Sun Chips is in fact a situation – he will go to the grocery store on his lunch break and buy another bag, as often as necessary, so that we always, always have them on hand.

It’s kind of a problem.  I mean, I know.  They have 18 grams of whole grains.  They are low in sodium.  They don’t have cholesterol or trans fats.  In fact, they have 30% less fat than potato chips. They can, apparently, make you a healthier you.

But let’s face it, really.  The things are basically glorified Doritos.  We were going through three bags of Doritos a week.

Not good.  So I had to put my foot down.  And Chris agreed with me, despite the fact that for two weeks, he continued to bring home “my good-bye bag, I promise.”  Finally, together we selected a replacement chip:


And it is a lesser chip, by any stretch of the imagination.  For starters, there is no cheese.  No cheese!  Like Sun Chips, they are low sodium, but let me tell you, with these guys, you can tell.

But that’s kind of the point.  This chip does not make me want to eat it.  It doesn’t whisper to me through the cabinet.  I truly can eat just one, and in most cases, I don’t even want that one.  I had a few with my sandwich today for lunch, and I actually put some back in the bag because I didn’t want them.  That never, never happened with Sun Chips.


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Taco Tuesdays

Sorry for the late post, I was really busy this afternoon and then had to rush out the door to get $2 tacos.


Anyway, this afternoon I ate some cucumber slices:

And then I had a Z bar while I was waiting for the train:

Then I met my friend in SoHo and we went to Rewind on the Lower East Side. They had plates of chips and salsa set out on the tables when we got there, so we scored a spot:

That’s my ticket for two veggie tacos.  I ate them.  I did not photograph them.  I forgot.  I’m sorry.  They were good.

I also had two margaritas, because the proceeds from the night when to a cancer research foundation and I am a-okay with drinking margaritas for a cause.

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I dragged Chris through the green market on our way to Trader Joe’s and managed to grab these before he dragged me back out:

Mung bean sprouts!  This is exciting to me, so instead of a conventional snack (like one of the 18 chocolate chip Z Bars we bought) I made a salad this afternoon:

I would have bought more at the market but we went during the worst possible time and I just couldn’t handle it.  I can’t take crowds.  Which is why I live in New York, of course.  No crowds here.

Also, for lunch I had a veggie burger (Morningstar Grillers Prime) with some Sun Chips:

And I also got an iced coffee at Starbucks while we were shopping:

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Took the plunge

I’m sure you’ll be very happy to hear that I finally bought Chris a new camera.

Actually, let’s be honest.  I bought myself a new camera.  I just keep telling Chris it’s for him because I did, after all, break his.  Also, it makes me feel better about spending the money.  And you know, if he’s nice to me, I’m totally open to letting him use it.

In fact, I was even going to let him pick the camera out, but he said he didn’t care what I bought as long as it “wasn’t pink or anything.”  I ordered a Nikon CoolPix.  It’s navy blue.  I think it’s going to be very cool, mostly because they say so and also because they spell “pics” in that wacky way.  And, I asked my photographer friend what camera to buy and she said either that one or the Canon Elph.  I’ll let you guess which one was cheaper.

So, in 3 – 9 business days, I will have my camera. Judging from my past history with electronics, I fully expect to have this thing up and running in 3 – 9 months.  That means that within a year, you’ll be viewing beautiful food photography on this blog.  In the meantime, we shall continue with the sharp blackberry images.  Which, of course, brings us to lunch.

My stomach has been a little mad at me lately, possibly because I ate nearly every single meal out for a week straight.  Not sure, but if I had to point fingers, that’s where I’d start.  So today I decided to keep things a little light with some plain yogurt, cantaloupe, berries, flax and walnuts for lunch:

Also some honey and, um, a few chocolate chips.  So yeah, like I said, a little light.

And then for a snack later I had an internal battle with a Z Bar, and lost:

The battle was mostly because I think it’s a little ridiculous to eat bars when you’re at home and you can have real food, but these things are so good.  I bought them yesterday and I’ve been dying to eat one ever since.  So I did.  But it didn’t really fill me up, so I also had some chips and salsa:

I didn’t eat the whole container of salsa.  I just like to eat things out of the jar whenever possible because I hate to do dishes.  I understand that no one likes to do dishes but I really, really hate it.  Just ask Chris.

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Bizarre evening

Last night I went to a party at a gym.  It was one of those swanky gyms that you imagine only celebrities use, the kind where you have to work out with a trainer.  All the machines were super high tech and, really, quite intimidating.  One looked like a space shuttle.  Also, most of the people there had lots of muscles and wore very small clothing.

I have no idea what we were celebrating, but my friend knew the owner and there was an open bar and a disco ball, so I was, of course, on board.  There was also a ton of food there, and let me tell you something – if there was always a dessert buffet next to the leg press, I’d be much more excited to go to the gym every morning.  You have not lived until you’ve eaten a brownie while standing next to a treadmill.

All in all, it was a disaster eating-wise.  There was shrimp cocktail, which we hovered, and I do mean hovered, over for most of the night,  the most amazing asparagus ever (I ate maybe twenty stalks, seriously, and I think they were each drenched in a tablespoon of butter), little mini cups of macaroni and cheese (I had half of one), mini crab cakes (countless), sushi (a spicy tuna roll), brownies (probably one and a half), strawberries (lots), cake (about a piece), and vodka sodas (way, way too many).

Then, when we left, they gave us sugar cookies and leftover cake.  I have no idea why a gym was giving out so much garbage, especially to people who so clearly could not afford a membership.  The four of us actually spent about ten minutes contemplating going to Duane Reade, buying some tupperware, and filling it with shrimp for later.  But since we’d all already eaten more than our share of the food, we decided to instead hand out cookies and cake to the homeless at two o’clock in the morning.  Have I mentioned that I’m a do-gooder?

Pre-party, I had some tortilla chips and hummus at home:

I didn’t eat all of that hummus; maybe three – four tablespoons.

I have some more stuff for today, but need to clean my apartment so I’ll post all later.

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