[UPDATED] This afternoon I made my second big batch of vegetable goop:
- a lot of chopped-up veggies and fruits — whatever you like;
almonds;[UPDATE: leave the almonds out, and add them to a bowl of the goop when you eat it] sunflower seeds;[Ditto]
- a couple of cans of tuna (or cut-up pre-cooked turkey Kielbasa);
- a dollop of mayonnaise [UPDATE: or yogurt, or sour cream, or a mixture thereof];
- optional: a little bit of horse radish;
- optional: some garlic salt.
Mix well. Refrigerate the left-overs.
It's not much to look at, but boy does it taste good, and the veggies and nuts are good for you.
When you think about it, we're talking a variation on vegetable stew.
[UPDATE: Next time I'm going to try leaving out the almonds and sunflower seeds, because I suspect that something in them is what causes the goop to taste just a little bitter after a day or two in the refrigerator. I'll try sprinkling the nuts and seeds on a bowlful of the glop just before eating it.]
A phrase bubbles out of my memory from high school: Nutritious, delicious, and good for you too!
[UPDATE: The goop is great on a piece of toast for breakfast, and also for a mid-morning or -afternoon snack.]
The first time I made the goop was a month or so ago. I wanted something to snack on that was healthier than cheese and crackers. It turned out that a small bowl of the goop filled me up for hours without making me sleepy. When my wife was out of town on business, I ate it for meals, and dropped a couple of pounds. So it's going to become a staple of my diet.