Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Arugula: The new prison shank

Last week I had a salad with flank steak and arugula.  Sound good?  I have been eating all kinds of leafy greens and trying to switch it up from the standard romaine to include spinach, arugula, radiccio, endive, escarole, and kale.  Why?  Because Tony Horton told me to, aaaand because this leafy crap is chock full of vitamins and minerals that you would never get unless you ate these items.


Bottom line?  I hate it.  All of it.  These odd greens taste like dirt and are very bitter.  I have tried mixing them with romaine and they still ruin the salad for me. Don't pretend that you are "peppery" or "strong" tasting.  Arugula, you taste like offensive dirt and are often times sharp.  I will never buy you again because last week I am almost positive you cut the corners of my mouth like a bad paper cut.  Ever since my dirt and meat salad, I have had these little oh-so-irritating cuts on the insides and corners of my mouth that will not heal.  I have been through one tube of black label chapstick and cannot laugh, yell, or take a big bite of anything without reopening the wound.  It's annoying.  Because of a flippin' salad.

I would never serve Arugula to guests and feel it not should it be served anywhere, especially not in prison.  You could shank someone with this crap.

8 comments:

Trophy Life said...

THE CULT OF TONY! you will go to all ends of the earth and that's what i love about that quirky guy.
i too hate arugula.

Dri said...

Finally, someone else who completely understands my "some lettuce tastes like dirt" opinion that I've had for awhile. Other people I've said that to look at me like I'm a crazy person. Bleck. I hate dirty lettuce.

AthenaBee said...

I always cut my mouth like that with tortilla chips. Do I HAVE to shove the whole chip in there at once?

Written Permission said...

Arugula STINKS. I really don't like it. I'll gladly wait an extra 10 minutes to eat so I can pick all of it out of my salad and set it to the side. Yecccchhhh. Healthy food should not have to taste like ass.

Moey said...

i almost spit my lunch out when i was reading this - i was laughing so hard! Do they taste as much like dirt as bean sprouts? like on a panera sandwich! TAKE ME TO MCDONALDS before i start crying!

hilarious!

All Things Red said...

I loved this post - and I was laughing all the way through it!!! A lot of those fancy lettuces are HORRIBLE tasting! I think a couple different varieties taste like poison and have a horrible texture. I think they are the same plants that I pour poison on in my yard and wish they would go away. ICK!

wrestling kitties said...

I got this spring mix salad for our diet and there is arugula in it and I have to eat it every day - blech. It is seriously gross.

Stupid arugula

Jeff Schaaf said...

Personally, I don't mind a little arugula. However, escarole is far superior! I highly recommend it.