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January 20, 2011

Dreaming of Steaks, Walnuts and Omega-3′s Thanks to Prevention Magazine

20110120_goat_cheese_walnut_dip.jpgI’m not a big fish eater. I need to eat more of it. My husband doesn’t eat it at all, under any circumstances, ever. So I normally order it when we eat out at high-end restaurants, which our pocketbooks encourage us to keep to a minimum. Fish is a great source of the healthy omega-3 fats that we all hear are so good for us. But if you’re not a fish eater either, walnuts are another good source.

The February issue of Prevention magazine says that we only need three whole walnuts to get our daily recommended amount of omega-3. I can totally do that! The article also has three recipes that all highlight the nutty superfood. I couldn’t resist trying the Walnut Goat Cheese Dip–no cooking required. I think it took all of four minutes to whip up.

I didn’t have fresh veggie sticks on hand, but I did have some pita chips that I knew would let the dip’s flavor take center stage. And it did! But with the first bite, as I savored the flavors of the goat cheese and scallions and vodka (yep, there’s vodka in the recipe), I started dreaming about how awesome the dip would be smeared on top of a fresh-from-the-grill steak, still warm enough to gently melt the goat cheese and infuse the dip with that hearty and warm steak flavor.

Before I kept dreaming and ate the whole batch, I covered it tightly to put it in the fridge. I imagine the flavors will continue to get bolder as they sit and chill together. And I imagine asking my husband to throw some steaks on the grill for dinner tonight. If we can dream it, we can do it. Right?!



About the Author

Summer Huggins
Summer Huggins is an amateur photographer, dog-lover, cupcake-eater and shoe-shopper in Austin, Texas. She loves to travel, cook and take in a good movie, and she volunteers with a local pet-rescue organization as a photographer and dog-walker.




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