It’s that time again…it’s Try Something New Tuesday!
Here is what we’re trying today…Garlic Gold Parmesan Nuggets!
(Hello, giant photo of my baseball-mitt-like hand. That photo is just slightly larger than life size. Practically.)
I ordered the Garlic Gold nuggets through OpenSky after seeing them on a bunch of other healthy living and food blogs like Kath Eats Real Food and Carrots ‘N Cake. I need more veggies in my life, as we all know, and I thought that the Garlic Gold nuggets would be a nice steamed veggie or salad topper.
I steamed a pile of broccoli, zucchini and mushrooms and then sprinkled the Garlic Gold on.
All in all, I enjoyed it…I think I prefer a sauce to a sprinkled seasoning (my favorite stir-fry or steamed vegetable sauce is Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki), but the Garlic Gold was an okay change. I like the little crunchy bits. I think the reason I say that I prefer a sauce is because it feels like you’d have to add quite a bit of seasoning to have the vegetables seasoned all over. A sauce would do a better job of giving it a really flavorful punch.
But that’s just me.
The package I ordered from OpenSky had 4 different “flavors” in it, so I’m eager to sprinkle a little Garlic Gold on a salad and see how I like it. Either way, I think Garlic Gold is worth trying. It’s organic (bonus round!) and tasty.
I will say, however, that I was really unhappy with my OpenSky experience. I ordered the package way back in the beginning of November, and it took them almost six weeks to even ship it to me. Somewhere around the one-month mark I emailed customer service to tell them that if they didn’t ship it within the next day or two, to just go ahead and cancel my order. I mean, really? Four weeks for it to leave the warehouse? That’s just silly. I can order it on Amazon for about the same price and have it the next day. For free. Customer service never emailed me back…or maybe I just got an automated email to tell me that my item had shipped a few days later. I don’t exactly remember but at any rate, I finally got my package. And they only just charged my credit card last week…a full two and a half months after I made the purchase! Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be ordering from OpenSky again.
But you can if you want to.
That’s it for this episode of Try Something New Tuesday! Coming up next week…something else new.