It’s morning. Probably. You’re disoriented, the inside of your mouth has been replaced by ass-flavored shellac, and somehow it’s 87 degrees at 10 a.m. The full weight of last night will soon come rushing back to you, and you need enough hair of the dog to qualify as taxidermy in order to steel yourself against the impending nausea.
From chewy farro to a simple pot of rice, barely a day goes by that we’re not cooking or consuming some kind of grain. Still, as with any staple, we can grow weary of the same old flavors day in and day out. Isn’t there an easy way to shake things up in the grain pot? Something that doesn’t involve more chopping or fancy ingredients? You bet there is!
This was actually an episode of “Next Iron Chef” several years back. The contestants had to make a first-class airline meal with the catch being that they had to over-flavor everything to make sure that it actually tasted good once they were up in the air. Very cool stuff.
1 cup/243 grams of tomato juice contains 5.6 mcg of vitamin K – 7% of the Daily Value (DV)
6 fl oz/182 grams of tomato juice contains 4.2 mcg of vitamin K – 5% DV
1 fl oz/30 grams of tomato juice contains 0.7 mcg of vitamin K – 1% DV
It depends on your diet, and much tomato juice you consume. If you are consistent, then it’s already built into your medication dose. But if you have tomato juice infrequently, and more than 1 cup in a day – I would not be surprised if you medication dose to fluctuate constantly. Which means more frequent blood tests, and worst case scenario – more trips to the doctors office to get new prescriptions.
Despite the fact that I never drink tomato juice on the ground, I’m once again craving the drink in mid air. In fact, on the very first flight I took as a kid – from Athens, Greece to Toronto back in 1991 – I distinctly remember ordering tomato juice. Now, why would a 10-year old kid crave tomato juice? And why am I now having the same craving?