Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bulgur salad, Elvis Burger and Chicken Skin Tacos

Bulgur, white beans and tomato salad
Food Diary (May 10, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, toasted coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Bulgur, white beans and tomato salad with chili apple cider vinegar dressing
Dinner: Caramelised onion omelet with flaxseed rye sourdough

Caramelised onion omelet probably sounds good. It tasted OK, though not as good as it sounds. Onion omelet where the onions are just cooked is far more delicious. 

Today's Favourite Photo
Elvis Burger - pork and bacon patty, bananas and peanut butter with honey oat buns 

Today’s Favourite Blog
Todays favourite blog features an ‘interesting’ and perhaps sinfully delicious recipe for crispy chicken skin tacos with habanero salsa. That’s right, only skin, no meat, almost a vegetarian dish. In case you used to throw away chicken skin now there is an interesting use for it. It is probably not as sinful as it sounds. If the fat is rendered and not used, the remainder is mostly collagen (I think) and this is healthy to eat. Of course some fat will remain so you can balance it by skipping butter from your morning toast, or baking cookies with oil!

This is my favourite post because it brings back memories. Until some years ago you could buy turkey tails in Samoa and Tonga. I presume the leftover, the rest of the bird, remained in the US. BBQ stalls all over the islands sold turkey tails, and it was quite popular. When I was there I had to try it, after many beers of course. As expected the tail was fatty and I think there were traces of meat. The governments in those countries banned turkey tail imports some years ago so if you have been seeing turkeys with tails in the US in the last few years now you know why.


  1. Omg. That Elvis burger. Not sure whether to eat it or stay away.

  2. I wonder....why is it called the Elvis burger?? Any connection in terms of the flavors of the burger to the legendary king of rock and roll? :D (just curious though)

  3. Christy: Elvis was fond of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich. Interesting combination, I have never tried it myself

  4. simply adorable..inviting clicks..
    first time here...lovely posts..love your presentation...
    glad to follow u..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  5. The Elvis Burger stacked up so high, LOL.

  6. Peanut butter, bananas on bacon and pork burger, that certainly looks a bit unique I must say. Very odd combination.

  7. Your bulgur salad looks very good, the only way I use bulgur is in the Lebanese tabouleh...
    I have already heard about the Japanese restaurants using the chicken fried skin, have never tried it, but must do it some day. I love crispy chicken skin!

  8. Elvis Burger, this is new to me, but it look so tasty!

  9. That elvis burger is INSANE. And yeah, it's too bad about the caramelized onion omelette...that does sound like it should be amazing!

  10. Wow that Elvis burger looks phenominal- I would love to sink my teeth into that. And those coconut cornflake cookies sound sooo good- I have to try them!


  11. Chicken skin tacos sound very interesting indeed! And that burger looks CRAZY! But I bet it tastes amazing!

  12. So fun to find your blog...I really enjoy the format. Your bulgur salad sounds right up my alley...I'd love to try it :)

  13. I was going to say the same thing as Lizzy (above me). Your blog format is very interesting and I never seen anyone is posting like you. I LOVE the originality and creative idea! Plus, I may be nosy but I like to know what people are eating! ;-D