Have you ever eaten cactus? Prickly pear cactus paddles, known as nopalitos, are not only edible, but they are darn right delicious! Sort of like a cross between green beans and okra, and good for you too, high in vitamin A, calcium, potassium, and with plenty of fiber.
Perfect for those of us wanting to follow paleo, vegan, gluten-free, or low carb diets. (Note that I said “wanting to follow” rather than “following”. I desire to eat more a more healthy diet than I do most days.)
Like okra, there’s a bit of a slime factor when you cook them, but that can be easily rinsed away.
The prickly pear cactus grows all over the southwestern United States and the mediterranean and the young, tender paddles are a staple in Mexican cooking.
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Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Guam May 31 in support of Pacific Partnership 2016.
The guided-missile destroyers USS Decatur (DDG 73) and USS Momsen (DDG 92) are scheduled to arrive in Sasebo, Japan for a regularly scheduled port visit, Jun. 2-4.
As the last U.S. Navy ship traveled safely up New York Harbor, and the supporting sea service members said their final goodbyes to the area that graciously hosted them during the week’s evolution, 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY) officially came to a close, May 31.
Rear Adm. Stephen C. Evans, commander, Naval Service Training Command represented the Navy at Memorial Day events around the Chicago region, May 28 and 30.
A good friend of mine is a mail carrier, and he’s about to retire. He is a very intelligent guy, and not afraid to speak his mind — especially when his retirement date is near enough that it would take longer than that to fire him….