One of my favorite food blog, Cheap Health Good, asked the following hypothetical question this week:
Q: You can only eat three dishes for the rest of your life. They’re dishes, not single foods; this means you can choose bananas, but you can also opt for Spaghetti Bolognese. You must consider proper nutrition. Side dishes are not allowed. Which three do you choose?
What a challenge! Well, mostly because you have to consider nutrition – there are plenty of things that I could eat forever that have very little nutritional value.
I think I would choose:
Tuna Melts! Okay, not the most nutritious – but I do include lots of veggies in my tuna melts. And we eat them every single week now, so I don’t think I could go without them for the rest of my life.
Farfalle with Tomato and Zucchini – My go-to recipe for last summer, adapted from this recipe in Food + Wine. (I cook use “grown-up” zucchini, so I cook them a little first and Farfalle is the preferred pasta in our house, but otherwise I follow the recipe). This is great for using up summer garden bounty and so yummy that we never managed to take a picture of it last summer – we always went straight to the eating. And I can’t imagine life without pasta.
Corn Chowder – I use the recipe in the Joy of Cooking and it is just perfect – fresh and tasty with a little bit of bacon. Mmm, bacon.
What would you eat?