This past week my mind has been elsewhere. It’s been restless, its been torn, but it has been reflecting. Stay with me, I have a point.
And so goes the “nevers” in my life.
I NEVER thought I’d be the girl to pick up my bags and move to Hawaii…..
But I did,…….and I’m GLAD.
(note: I lived there 2 years)
I NEVER thought I’d marry my best friend and drop everything to pursue our dream…….
But I did,……… and I’m GLAD.
I NEVER thought I’d actually become a food/healthy living “blogger.”
But I did, ……..and I’m GLAD because I’ve met some pretty amazing friends!
And lastly, I NEVER thought I’d grow into liking MARMITE!
But when you marry a Kiwi (aka New Zealander) who requests it on everything……
You start to adjust your taste buds and………..
pretty soon your eating marmite on GF toast with tomatoes and cheese. Oh I never thought I’d eat this!
MARMITE- 3 ways
- On Potato Chips: Just as you might spread to tomato ketchup on some plain potato chips, try spreading some Marmite thinly on the surface of each fried potato fragment for a unique taste sensation. Hello Salt Kick!
- To make Savory Broth: you can simply combine Marmite and water to create a quick soup base. Throw in some leftover meats and some diced vegetables to create a quick and easy soup to go, just heat up the mixture and pour it into a thermos. Done this one several times!
- As a Vegetarian Meat Substitute: One of Marmite's characteristic qualities is its strong meaty flavor, known as umami in the culinary arts. Being both naturally vegetarian and vegan friendly, Marmite can be used to add a meaty flavor to almost any dish. Liven up your next crock-pot of vegetarian chili by simply stirring in a couple of teaspoons during the cooking process. Or, enhance any meat substitute by spreading some Marmite on the product before use. Veggie burgers will come out brown and tasty, while vegetarian sausages will turn caramelized and savory.
I think I’m just trying to justify my “non-american” taste buds here. haha!
But when it comes down to it, reflecting on the past has made me realize where I’ve been and I where I am now. And ya know what, I would not change one darn thing!
Sometimes God has different plans for us even though we think we already have ours set, right?
Never say Never friends, you just might miss out.
Cheers with LOVE!