Favorite Shots: Cilantro Chunkie

My dad is somewhat facebook-ly famous for his raw/foreign/unique food pictures that he posts. He especially loves “green drinks,” brightly colored chunkies filled with fruits and vegetables. I’m calling them chunkies, not smoothies, because heaven knows they are not smooth. Anyway, I want to be just as cool as my dad, so I decided to post a shot of what he forced me to drink a couple weeks ago.

I saw him blending something, but I didn’t pay much attention until he said, “Hey Lo, want some of my smoothie?”

After figuring out that the smoothie was approximately 40 percent watermelon, 10 percent peach and 50 percent cilantro, I said, “Um, no.” I could tell he was hurt by my flat refusal, so I eventually told him I’d give it a try. He poured me but a pauper’s portion from his tankard, but to me, it seemed a little much. After one sip I was done.

I have issues with cilantro because one time when I was little, I woke up from a nap to this sick boiling cilantro smell. My dad had picked it all from the garden and was making some rando cilantro soup. And I’ve been scarred since.

Aren’t you glad you know these stories from my life? Why do you even read this? :]

16 days cilantro-free,


8 Responses to “Favorite Shots: Cilantro Chunkie”

  1. 1 1postamt August 11, 2011 at 9:20 am

    haha like!

  2. 2 Sharon Hedstrom August 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Yum! Uncle TC’s gourmet food!! It rocks! Shar

  3. 3 Roger Messner August 11, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    A little cilantro goes a looooong way. When you order a burrito at Taco Taxi on Bloomington & Lake they always ask if you want it “Mexican style” or “American”. Major difference between the two…yup, cilantro!

    Why do I read these? You have cracked me up since you were a littlin’ & my daughters think you are cool. Your pics are great & honestly waiting for a Piping Dreams open call for Carnival Models!

    Also, I love your dad!

    Not only do I read these, I share them.



    Oh & for the record Taco Taxi is totally worth it & “Mexican style” is the only way to go. The only down side is that it might lessen ones Chipotle love.

  4. 4 Lauren August 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Roger, you are funny. :]

  5. 5 voordeelcodes November 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

    This surely makes great sense to anyone!

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