Thursday, June 4, 2009

CEiMB - White Gazpacho with Grapes and Almonds


White Gazpacho with Grapes and Toasted Almonds was hosted this week by Lauren of I'll Eat You. Lauren is a very creative blogger. Check out the recipe on her blogsite if you are interested.

I have just about decided that I am not the "healthy" food type of person. Don't get me wrong, I want to eat healthy. But I am really having withdrawal pains this week, missing stuff like fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn on the cob slathered in melted butter, cornbread with cheese and jalapenos, home-made ice cream, and fried pies. Maybe some potato salad on the side. Or a nice blueberry cobbler with a bit of whipped cream on top.

Instead, I made White Gazpacho with Grapes and Almonds. I didn't have any white grapes so I used red. I didn't bother to toast the almonds because I knew I was not going to like this dish. I love cucumbers and I would rather have had my cucumbers sliced with salt on them, or mayonnaise and pepper is always good, a little vinegar maybe. But not in gazpacho. The important thing to me is that I tried the gazpacho. I can honestly say this will not be a recipe I make again. I'm curious to hear how everyone else liked it.

I'll be in Connecticut on vacation when this gets posted so I apologize that I will not be around to leave comments on your wonderful posts. But when I get back on Sunday I promise to read them all! Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

Jessica said...

Have fun on vacation! I am so impressed that you tried this one -- I have a really hard time trying things that I know I won't like. I had to laugh about the healthy food because I'm pretty sure I agree!

applecrumbles said...

Have a good trip and as for the Gazpacho.. we loved it. Sorry it wasn't to your liking. I think it was your description of the corn dripping with butter, the blueberry cobbler...after your mind gets a "mental" taste of all that...why would it want Gazpacho?

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

Sorry you didn't like it, but thanks for being a trooper and giving it a try. I think yours is the first one I have seen that is truly white. Nice job!

(I am with you on the healthy foods, it is hard)

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

Healthy food = mostly taste like crap, hence CEiMB, which is for the most part a haven for acceptable -> good tasting healthy food.

If only I was rich and didn't give a crap about how much I looked. It would be all fried chicken, gravy and corn slathered in butter (reading that made me effing hungry). Have fun in CT!

--Nick

AJM said...

Enjoy your vacation! You beat me, I didn't even try this one, but I should have!!

Leslie said...

Good for you for making it even though you weren't feeling it. We loved it, but I really had to suspend disbelief to get there. Enjoy your vacation and make sure you eat some of those things you're craving!

pinkstripes said...

I love that you used a martini glass. It looks delicious!

Cathy said...

Hey, you didn't tell me you were going to CT!!! That's my homestate - I hope you have a ball! Sorry you didn't like this. I did (although too garlicky) but believe me, if you want to grab some fried chicken and cornbread for lunch, you won't have to ask me twice. Your soup looks beautiful!