Do you happen to remember Rachel Ray’s “$40 A Day” that aired on the Food Network a few moons ago? In it, Rachel Ray would visit a city and eat at some of the local hot spots – all for $40 a day or less! I, personally, loved that show! I mean travelling vicariously through her to all those cities was pretty amazing all by itself.
However, I always thought $40 a day for one person was kind of high. So, when my daughter and I visited a city, we would try and stick to a $40 a day budget for the both of us. Now, we didn’t eat at any pricey places, and, very often, our hotel would offer breakfast – so technically it was just 2 meals or one meal and snacks. But, we’ve managed to stick to this budget in just about every city we’ve visited. Of course, this is gave us a lot more wiggle room than my $40 a week budget during my college years!
Back during my college years, Bumble Bee® Albacore Tuna played a big roll in helping me stick to my then budget. And it was a delicious way to add lean protein, healthy fats, and important vitamins and minerals to my diet. In spring there were jalapenos stuffed with tuna. In summer, there was cold tuna salad on a cold baked potato (this sounds weird, but it is just so good). In fall there were tuna casseroles; and in winter, there was warm tuna salad – like I have here today.
This is nothing but sauteed onions, garlic and ginger with some cabbage, celery mustard and sesame seeds and some warming and aromatic spices like cumin, paprika, and turmeric. This can be eaten straight up, or you could use it as a dip even. All in all, I think this is a versatile, super easy and nutritious dish and I hope you do too!
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