Sunday, September 13, 2009

Junk food

Every now and then I crave something simple and not-so-good-for-you. Some people love chocolate, some love salty snacks, while I love stinky stuff. That's right. Curry, Doritos, garlic, whatever will make my breath stick is what I love. Thankfully, I have a partner who loves stinky stuff as much as me and can take raw onions and hot peppers like the best of 'em. Though I did not have this today, I often make nachos to satisfy my stinky junk-food craving. And if you want to make nachos less heart attack-inducing you can make some sneaky substitutions for a semi-healthy meal.

I think the secrets to a good plate of nachoes is layering ingredients and lightly broiling them for extra crispiness. For the nachos above, I added roasted chicken and lots of veggies like green and red peppers, tomatoes, onions and lots of jalapeno peppers. Use homemade or low-sodium store bought salsa, keep a light hand with the cheese and use organic and/or multi-grain tortilla chips (or there's even flax and baked seed ones out there now) and there's not too much bad stuff on there. Now, it won't be as satifying as a oozy, cheesy, sour-cream laden pile of fried chips. But there's enough stinky flavour on there to keep me happy!


  1. just found your blog via the foodie blogroll. those nachos look so delicious!

  2. Sometimes you just have to go with your craving!