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Mexican vegetable soup and HOMINY.

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So I have a confession.  I don’t tend to eat the most healthy of foods.  Anyone who knows me understands this to be true.  I would eat bacon everyday if someone handed it to me.  And chocolate should be a mandatory part of anyone’s daily diet.  

But, 2013 is going to be a big year for me.  For many reasons; the least of which is I’m going to try to eat a *tad* more healthy.  And this soup is probably the healthiest thing I’ve ever made.  It’s not half bad; for being healthy that is.  It made me eat lots of vegetables.  Even carrots, which I hate.  And let’s face it: I’ll eat anything with avocados.And in my quest to be more healthy, and make this soup, i discovered a new love:  hominy.

What is hominy you ask?  It’s basically dried corn kernels that have undergone a process called nixtamalization.  Whatever, it’s good.  The taste conjures up some Mexican street food from my past, but I can’t quite put my finger on how to describe it exactly.  It’s delicious.  Just try it.   It would probably go great in salads, other soups, mixed in with grilled chicken as a topping with some garlic.  Just go crazy.

Seriously. Salt.

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Salted avocado toast for breakfast?  Yes, please.

Is there anything better than salt?  My favorite part of our fancy meal in Barcelona was the trio of salts – pink, black, and white.  We had foie gras, tuna, stuffed squid with black sausage, suckling pig, and chocolate three ways for dessert.

And the thing I remember the most is the salt.  I wonder if I can find pink or black salt here?  I have a little bit of a salt problem.