The anomaly that was September's gorgefest has ended and I'm slowly trying to get back to the usual...I won't say "normal" because...well, who really wants "normal?" Instead of the decadent meals and unending parades of chocolate goodies and lovely waiters, I'm back to my usual day-long graze.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I am part Hobbit.
Lately I've been craving higher-protein snacks -- soy snacks, cheese, seeds, nuts -- you know. Anyway, my favourite bulk food store(the one that smells like honey and dried lentils when you open the door and is staffed by a black-humoured but helpful shopgirl) had a new-to-me snack at the till. Wasabi-roasted peanuts.
MY GAWD, THEY ARE GOOD.
I love the pretzelly, slightly sweet shell that buffers the nut from the thinnest layer of wasabi paste. Each treat differs slightly in hotness--some are sinus-clearing, while others are (by comparison) quite mild. They all crunch very well.
I'm always worried that I'll drop one and a cat will find it. Even though they love playing football with small, roundish objects, I can't trust them to NOT taste it. I don't know if these things are bad for my feline friends, but I must admit that it would be amusing to see what would happen if they got one...
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