Vegan treats can be delicious as well as healthy and made in an instant

By Josh Resnek

This is for those of you out there who are vegan or vegetarian.

You know how good vegan treats can be.

You understand how easily they can be made.

And how quickly they can be consumed.

The above photograph shows a major league vegan treat that can be made in a matter of minutes.

What did it take?

One avocado, one tomato, lettuce, red onion, pickles, mustard and a bread roll made with flour and water only.

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Dumpling Delight goes down easy; short money for a bit of Asia in your kitchen

A tempting treat for a quick snack. (Photo by Josh Resnek)

By Josh Resnek

This is another Market Basket favorite of mine.

I don’t know about you, but I love dumplings.

These vegetable and pork dumplings, which are available frozen, are in the $6-7 range.

The entire bag of them heated up at the same time will take care of 3-4 people as a quick starter.

Others who have a flair for cooking Asian food, use them in addition to the full monte of Asian dishes.

Served with shaved beef and pho or with soup, they are a great add on.

Leave them out on the counter to thaw.

Once they have thawed they are ready to toss into a pan.

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My new favorite awesome treat

(Photo by Josh Resnek)

By Josh Resnek

Raw fish isn’t for everyone – so if you can’t stomach the notion of raw fish as a delicacy, well, please don’t read this piece.

Since sushi went main stream about 25 years ago, I have enjoyed it.

You can eat a ton of it and never put on weight, get sick, or feel stuffed.

Many claim sushi is healthy for you as raw fish is rich in nutrients and everything good for the human body.

The above photograph is salmon sushi.

It is a combination of vinegared rice and thinly sliced raw salmon.

The beauty of the salmon shown above are the fat lines shown in the body of the slices. That is a sign of tenderness and great taste.

For those of you who haven’t tried such a treat, you can find this at Market Basket for about $13 bucks.

It is served fresh every day.

The photo above is from Whole Foods.

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If you’re looking for a Falafel…

A Falafel wrap exactly the way it ought to be. (Photo by Joe Resnek)

By Josh Resnek

My son reported to me last week that he was out and about in Everett with his buddies the other night looking for falafel.

If you like Falafels, they are hard to find in the Revere, Everett, Chelsea nexus.

In fact, until making a discovery last week, I would have bet that a Falafel is impossible to find in general in this area, let alone in Everett.

Then a shocking surprise from my son.

Quite by chance he walked into Everett Pizza Place at the corner of Chelsea and Ferry Streets. Of all things, the Moroccan owners serve Falafels!

For those of us who have been around here for a long long time, this location has gone through a number of iterations.

During the 1980’s, the location was a fantastic, five star breakfast stop.

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Not exactly a health package! (Photo by Josh Resnek)

By Josh Resnek

I know many people who drink water throughout the day everyday as though they might become dehydrated and faint or develop diabetes if they drank anything sweet.

I also know folks who believe they will extend their lives by drinking copious amounts of water.

Those folks buy bottled water by the 12 and 24 packs. They keep the Poland Springs Company and others in business when they could be drinking the same water out of their tap.

This short bit is about what I drink, when I drink it and why.

The line-up in the above photograph shows you what I like to drink.

I love Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice. I grew up on it. My mother loved it. My father drank it. It always satisfies. But it is very sweet. Some doctors claim cranberry juice is good for the kidneys. That’s good enough for me. My father died of renal failure…When he was 91.

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