Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Time to get Powered by Wild Planet

As a child I hated seafood. I couldn't even stand the smell of it. Even as a young adult I cringed at the thought of eating it. Over the years though, I have tried more things and have even taken a liking to some shrimp, crab cakes, and crab legs. I know the health benefits of seafood are so great so I will continue to try more seafood within reason. I still can not bring myself to eat sushi, so lets just say I will start trying more seafood that is cooked.


When I was younger, the only seafood-ish thing I would eat would be Tuna. This being tuna Salad or my mom's tuna and noodles casserole. Honestly, I don't even think you can consider this seafood, but it was fish-ish and I ate it. I actually liked it.   When I got married, my mom made me a cookbook of all my favorite meals from home. The Tuna and Noodles casserole was one of them.   So I made it one evening. It was such a simple recipe, what could go wrong?  I made it just like the recipe said, put it in the oven, and with in 10 minutes the smell had made me so sick. I had to go upstairs and lay down. I left my husband in charge of taking the casserole out of the oven when it was done. Because it smelled so bad, I didn't even taste it. It looked fine though.

I haven't made this recipe  for YEARS, until I got this package of tuna from Wild Planet.

So I decided to give it another whirl. This time, it came out excellent and no foul smell.

I met the Wild Planet people at a race expo when they were giving out samples of their tuna. I am one who never takes meat samples from expos ( or grocery stores), but for some reason this nice lady convinced me to, so I took the little Dixie cup of tuna she was handing out.  While I was sampling that, she was having a snack herself. She was eating the tuna right our of the silver pouch. She referred to it as a "tuna poptart".  I thought that was kind of funny.  But why not? This is a terrific product for athletes due to the abundant protein and omega 3 content – far greater than other brands, and without additives.



Guess What, Wild Planet is one of the cool sponsors of the Summer Run Scavenger Hunt and will be sending one participant one of their prize packs.  Free lunch!

Do you ever take food samples at an Expo? What about meat ( or seafood) samples?





 

15 comments:

  1. The link up says it's closed? Some computer error from last week maybe? I love tuna fish! I'll take anything for free at an expo ;-)

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  2. Yikes! Sorry about that. I haven't been very good with this link up thing lately.

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  3. I heard somewhere that albacore is healthier then tuna for omega-6 reasons... fun fact of the day :)

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    1. You are correct. Actually the prize pack that Wild Planet will be giving away is Albacore I believe!

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  4. The link is down :( I didn't eat seafood for a while because when pre-school lunches had fish sticks, the cafeteria smelled SO BAD. My parents tried to tell me fish sticks wasn't real seafood but it took a while for me to try what my parents cooked.

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    1. The link is now fixed! You are definitely right about the smell. That was one of the reasons I would never eat it!

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  5. I am all about the tuna for my lunches as of late! I love mixing it up as well, adding avocado or hot sauce! I feel so much better after my lunch of tuna!

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  6. I love tuna! I've never even seen free meats offered at an expo, but not sure I'd take the sample unless I knew I was going to eat it soon and it was fully pre-packaged and not opened at all.

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    1. Haha, I know. Its not something I would normally try but she talked me into it and it was quite good.

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  7. I tend to stay away from seafood in pouches/cans (its just a weird "me" thing)..but I do love me some fresh salmon or any other kind of white fish.

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    1. I understand. I am not a big "meat in a can" gal!

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  8. I am one of the world's pickest eaters, and sad to say I won't eat fish of any kind. Oddly when I was younger I loved Tuna, until I realized it was fish, LOL now I won't even eat that. My loss I know, its all in my head anyway:) Weird thing is, I love fishing, I'd go everyday if I could, but I am a catch and release gal:)

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    1. O gosh no! I would never eat any fish that was caught by hand. I think its just the fact of seeing it alive, and then dead, and then as food! My dad and husband fish often and they release sometimes, and sometimes they bring home. I never eat it and I would make my husband take his fish to my parents house because I would never clean it or cook it...haha. I don't mind actually fishing for the fish though.

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  9. I'm not a big seafood person because my parents never were but I will try anything once! :)

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