Umami has a mild but lasting aftertaste that is difficult to describe. It induces salivation and a sensation of furriness on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth. By itself, umami is not palatable, but it makes a great variety of foods pleasant especially in the presence of a matching aroma.
Wikipedia explanation on the Umami savoury taste.
Umm… Like. Bacon? Bacon and tomatoes apparently provide plenty of umami. Bacon and tomatoes were the main point of my ugly salad that I just couldn’t wait to post.
For letters R-U, a salad that I thought was pretty damned clever. And tasty.
Tomatoes, an heirloom, multicoloured mix of yellow, red, and purple.
U. Hmm. Ugli Fruit? Unfortunately, I can’t find this cousin to the pomelo anywhere in the greater Brisbane area. What vegetable starts with U? I have no idea. The first thing that came to mind was umami, the taste of savoury as some sort of recipe element. For a simple dressing, I shook together a Passionfruit, pulp and juice, with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Bacon is debatable on the healthy factor, sure. The plus side for omnivores, is that it is delicious and a good source of energy from fat, protein, and an impressive display of B vitamins and minerals.
This article is magic:
As with anything, moderation. Bacon breakfast, lunch, and dinner is a bit ridiculous. Just like eating just boring, plain salads isn’t a good idea. Boredom and routine is the killer of balanced nutrition.
It isn’t the most revolutionary recipe, meal, or blog post, but it’s honest and it’s exactly what I like: simple and filling. And totes Paleo. One thing I loath doing is packing my lunch for work, but it’s a necessary evil. If I don’t pack a lunch, I either go hungry and grumpy, or eat something regrettable (because I was hungry and grumpy), like just Finnish pulla, fresh out of the oven at work, only to be ravishingly hungry when I get home. Today I noticed that the other staff members at the lunch table all had a peek at what colourful bounty of “delicious food the nutrition student has this time.” To me, that comment followed by, “bacon?! GASP!” was motivation to keep taking a homemade lunch and snacks to work, along with constant energy and some budget saving.