This is asparagus, one of the many bundles Bossy purchased and consumed over the past week. Bossy already loved asparagus, especially drizzled with olive oil and lemon and cracked pepper — but this particular spring, asparagus keeps revealing itself to Bossy through many sources over a prolonged period.
It seems every time Bossy picks up the phone which is exactly never, one of her friends is going on about asparagus!
Bossy decided her friends and all their asparagus talk was a sign that Bossy needed more asparagus in her diet, since it is such a good source of potassium and fiber.
So Bossy has eaten asparagus every day for a week straight, and she is going to tell you how amazing she feels, just as soon as she can prop herself in a desk chair without her stomach feeling as though it’s going to explode.
Asparagus revealed itself to Bossy, but other times she craves a specific food in an almost illogical way, which also leads Bossy to believe it is a sign her body needs the nutrients available in that particular food.
For instance last night Bossy was craving liver, and so Bossy took it as a sign her body needs iron. Just like her body needs fried onions. Bossy can sum up her food craving theory in this way:
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy about a particular food that suddenly keeps revealing itself to you, or share with Bossy something you crave for its nutritional value?
And be sure to check back later today for the craviest, most nutritional comments on the web.
corrie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:20 am
Perpetual cravings for olives with hummus!
SherylW saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:22 am
humm craving martinis, my body knows I need to relax.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:22 am
Bossy craves Kale, also good for iron. Yummy yummy Kale.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:23 am
Bossy craves a fat steak. Hollandaise sauce harder to rationalize.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:25 am
Bossy craves cheese. Calcium. On french bread. Carbohydrates with carbohydrates.
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:26 am
Mashed potatoes with bacon, swiss cheese, and spinach—my style of decandant potatoes that leave people speechless–their mouth is too full to speak. It brings strangers together and I believe could lead to world peace. It is a well known fact that I have been able to get many people to do great things for me just by promising to make my signature dish. If you would like me to show you how–just ask.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:29 am
Rhubarb keeps revealing itself to Bossy. In a pie, please!
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:31 am
Japanese breadcrumbs, Panko, keeps revealing itself to Bossy. Flaky, crunchy.
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:32 am
People tell me they crave my Turtle Brownies—that they wish they have never tasted them because they are too hard to get out of their mind! Even that they have dreamt (dreamed?) about them and woke up with tears streaming down their face. I once had a cardiac surgeon call me at home and ask if he could pay me to make a pan for his family. I worked as a nurse if you are wondering why a cardiac surgeon would call me at home. I can show you how to make this culinary delight—just ask!
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:33 am
Greek yogurt revealing itself. Where you been all Bossy’s life?
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:39 am
Lasange Bread!!! Beautiful! Made out of crescent dinner rolls instead of using lasange noodles—just can’t stand all the pasta. This is a beautiful, unique representation of traditional lasange only more beautiful with a sprinkling of sesame seeds over the flakey bread crust. Sometimes my family and friends put up with my crap just for this dish alone. A winner! You can have this in your arsnal of favorites too. Just ask me how.
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:41 am
My concoction of a fabulous peach drink with raspberries swirled in. All liqour–all the time.
Jean saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:42 am
craving red meat…must need iron…or a burger.
MariaV saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:44 am
I always need calcium, I crave an abundance of cheese.
Kait saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:44 am
Pears, kiwi, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, raspberries, blackberries, muskmelon, bananas.
fruit salad with greek honey yogurt!
MariaV saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:45 am
Short on iron if I crave red meat and spinach
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:46 am
Beef Burgundy that will leave you curled in a fetal position on the floor crying for more. This is made with whole baby onions, smoked bacon, and suculent beef with a burgudy wine sauce. Simmer for an hour an pour over noodles or mashed potatoes and serve!!! Heavenly is the word! Just ask me how.
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:47 am
A sure fire hit—resh Garden Pasta Salad with Dill—-you got it—ask me how!
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:49 am
Isn’t anybody listeneing? Ask me how! I am fishing for a guest post on Bossy’s site—I want to share some recipes with Bossy’s fans! Come on Bossy, take the bait and ask me how!
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:50 am
#18 should read fresh Garden Pasta with Dill–I am a much better cook that typist.
MariaV saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:52 am
Craving food, any food, eating once per day not good.
Jamie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:52 am
Morton’s Cajun Ribeye. I cannot sing praises enough. Instant Mouthgasm.
Jamie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:54 am
Anything with Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce. Anything! I’m not kidding.
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:56 am
The Lazy Ass Ranch Special—Pot Roast with self making gravy. Not your average pot roast. I have about ten ways I make pot roasts–this is one of the best you will ever have. Gravy made with roltel for a wonderful, rich spiceness that will leave you remembered long after your guests have gone home.
Jamie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:59 am
Am I the only one whose body NEEDS partially-cooked brownies?
Beth saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:59 am
Universal Craving: dark chocolate of course…or sweet and salty!
Jamie saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:01 am
Who is Leslie? She is either an angel…or spam.
10 words! OH, I kill myself. Ok, I’m done now.
Sewmouse saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:02 am
Sewmouse always craves carryout Chinese food when pregnant. Dunno why.
Lizzy saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:03 am
I crave Trader Joe’s frozen chocolate chunk cookie dough. Nutrition?
karen l saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:05 am
frozen dark chocolate M&Ms – cold & crunchy with diet dp!
BH saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:05 am
Pickled Herring! What in God’s name is that all about?
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:06 am
Bossy craves satay sauce because it is high in Satay.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:07 am
Fish. Bossy craves all fish, which is good for everything.
karen l saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:07 am
greek kebabs (beef) with tsataiki sauce – greek salad side dish!
karen l saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:09 am
fried shrimp – crispy hot with tartar sauce AND red sauce
karen l saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:11 am
nectarines sliced, greek yogurt and honey, cinnamon sprinkled on top!
karen l saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:12 am
This is hell on my diet. I’m.craving.everything. Crap.
Helen saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:20 am
I need bittersweet dark chocolate… a craving of the soul.
cynthiagirl saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:22 am
And some people use too many words.
liza saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:26 am
I crave the elusive food of, I want “something good!”
renee in Seattle saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:27 am
Fish. Morning noon and night. What’s that all about?
Mimi saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:28 am
Pork ramen for breakfast. With sliced jalepenos. How stupid!
liza saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:28 am
I got one–chips & black bean salsa, for the crunch!
kristin @ going country saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:32 am
Are there vitamins in brownies? Because I ALWAYS crave them.
Kelly saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:33 am
Sour cream and onion potato chips. I blame the hormones.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:33 am
Steamed edamame with a sprinkle of salt. Want some NOW.
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:34 am
Don’t know what spam is–but I bet I can make a recipe out of it!
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:37 am
sorry–new 2 this-suffering from a brain tumor-will do better-promise.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:38 am
Giant bagel. Real cream cheese. Nova lox. Red onion. Yum.
Della saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:40 am
Normally teetotaller’s pregnant body craving booze. Must need…. um… wtf?!
(ok, I’m not a teetotaller but i probably consume 3 alcoholic drinks a year. since I’ve been pregnant, no other liquid sounds or smells as good. if i drank a lot i’d understand- it’s just the forbidden factor- but as it is, this is just bizarre.)
Jill saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:43 am
Anything Marsala. Butter will kill me and I don’t care.
rockle saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:44 am
God so loved the world that He gave us Caramellos.
jeri saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:51 am
When blood sugar is low, I crave chicken, beef, pork.
RuthWells saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:52 am
Popcorn with salted butter. It MUST be salted butter, not unsalted with salt added. Doesn’t work.
Debby saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:54 am
After running, salt: pretzels, crackers, is the shaker too much?
Debby saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:57 am
Just remembered the fresh strawberries in fridge, heading home NOW!
steph saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:12 am
Strawberries and some more strawberries and then maybe some more.
Ranger saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:13 am
Blueberries – by the handful, in a cobbler, or on cereal.
Kirsten saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:15 am
Hard boiled eggs, but only on salad with ranch dressing!
Kris saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:21 am
Filled, maple nut frosted longjohn. Must need Omegas from nuts.
kim ellis saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:21 am
buttery, salty popcorn with a side order of PB fudge
liza saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:23 am
Real fish (haddock) and chips (with vinegar) for the tarter sauce.
Rosie saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:26 am
Void of bad cholesterol.
I crave them daily.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:36 am
Fresh pineapple. Severe guilt over carbon footprint doesn’t stop me.
Camille saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:40 am
Carne asada burritos. Carne asada burritos. Carne asada burritos. Carne—
TanyaK saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:49 am
Kefir: I can’t get enough of that creamy, sour stuff!
Chris saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:51 am
Blueberries are so good but so bad for my tract.
Meredith saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:56 am
Mangoes. Chocolate. Cashews. Cheese. Wine. Berries. Butter. Zucchini. Wine. Wine.
kay saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:57 am
I’d like to install a salt block in my kitchen.
vuboq saysMay 19, 2009 at 11:59 am
vuboq craves gin. Juniper berries are full of antioxidants. Right?
Michele P saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:03 pm
Asparagus, yum. Greek yogurt, even better. Popcorn, with butter, yes!
heidig saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:17 pm
for the love of god, bossy should let leslie cook.
Bobbie saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate.
leslie saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Thank You Heidig!
Audubon Ron saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Audubon Ron craves Bossy’s friend Martha because she’s a dish.
SnowWhite saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm
Left-over grilled salmon on toasted bagel, plain cream cheese, pepper!?
Black Hockey Jesus saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm
Everywhere I turn, Twizzlers Twizzlers Twizzlers. I can’t quit you.
David saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm
You diss broccoli and praise asparagus? I don’t know you.
choosy saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm
My smacking lips ask for…salty popcorn and butterfinger minis.
Carroll saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:31 pm
ice cream ice cream ice cream ice cream ice cream
SnowWhite saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Sushi…….morning, noon or night.
Chrissy saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Donna saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm
Fresh bread (all forms) is what I crave; damned carbs!
Amelia saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm
Tacos. Always with the tacos. Beef, Chicken, Fish, don’t matter.
anne marie in philly saysMay 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm
chocolate, wine, tomato soup, strawberry banana yogurt – tasty AND nutricious!
Debbie saysMay 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Salted, garlic-powdered, grass-fed beef patties fried in coconut oil.
Reeb saysMay 19, 2009 at 1:15 pm
Craved meatless meal. Yesterday: ginger-garlic kale lentil quinoa dal. Perfect.
Reeb saysMay 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm
Leslie, “Ten Word Tuesday” means use ten words. Exactly ten.
Reeb saysMay 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm
Back to friend-asparagus-factoid game: Which is which, Bossy? (You tease.)
Hokie Deb saysMay 19, 2009 at 1:38 pm
Anything that has chocolate and is easy to clean up.
jan saysMay 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm
Good’n Plenty hard candy covered licorice, what up with that?
Melanie Madrid saysMay 19, 2009 at 1:51 pm
I’m with you bossy. Greek Yogurt is the only reason I eat yogurt. I think it is magic. Low-fat yet tastes just like cream. Ah-mazing.
unruly helpmeet saysMay 19, 2009 at 2:01 pm
Lucky Charms, when pregnant, provides valuable nutrients. And colorful marshmallows.
kd saysMay 19, 2009 at 2:04 pm
Fat cashews. Raw or roasted. Salted or unsalted. More, please!
C Kay saysMay 19, 2009 at 2:10 pm
Apparently I am low in whatever nutrients are in Chocolate!
p.j. saysMay 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Ice cold skim milk and fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies.
Lulu saysMay 19, 2009 at 2:49 pm
cottage cheese; green chili chicken enchiladas; cottage cheese; dark chocolate.
Lulu saysMay 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm
please dog, help get me over the cottage cheese already.
Well Read Hostess saysMay 19, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Chocolate keeps revealing itself to me.
ON MY ASS.
Brava97 saysMay 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm
When I crave bananas, I know I’m getting a cold.
Almudena saysMay 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm
Gruyere fondue – i must need calcium and thighs rubbing together.
Auds at Barking Mad saysMay 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm
Body craves grilled steaks, my monster thighs crave loaded potatoes.
Maria saysMay 19, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Organic Chocolate covered peanut butter balls: protein, local, health food.
(Why do my 10 words always feel like hiaku? Could bossy start a Thirteen word Thursday?)
Kate saysMay 19, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Something salty. Then sweet. Salt. Sweet. Salt. Sweet. Salt. Sweet.
LopsidedMom saysMay 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm
Lemons, limes, grapefruit, orange anything. Oh, and BBQ. I’m pregnant.
magpie saysMay 19, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Last week, I named a post “Skinny asparagus is stupid”.
reen saysMay 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm
Fajita salad with avocado, spring mix, black beans, tomato, CHEEEEESE
Meg at the Members Lounge saysMay 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Homemade pizza – San Marzano’s, roasted garlic, fresh parmesan on top.
laurellee saysMay 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Bloody steak still mooing on the plate topped with horseradish.
Michelle M. saysMay 19, 2009 at 5:27 pm
Lima beans. With salt and pepper. And lots of butter.
karen l saysMay 19, 2009 at 5:30 pm
Salty roasted asparagus topped with parmesan shavings. Eeuuww pee! Why?
Swistle saysMay 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Fried fish OMG I want lots of fried fish.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Bossy seconds Swistle, oh lord does she ever second Swistle.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Yeah, lima beans. Bossy always craves them. Vehicle for butter.
BOSSY saysMay 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm
And about Lima Beans? A stomachache worse than even asparagus.
Tasha saysMay 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm
Nachos, cheese, steak salad, Mexican food. Oh yes, Mexican food.
Kerri Anne saysMay 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm
I crave crispy gala apples most of all tasty fruits.
Sofia saysMay 19, 2009 at 6:17 pm
Fruit smoothies, either pinkberry or all fruit made at home!!
Suebob saysMay 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm
In wintertime, I can’t get enough (especially purple) Brussels Sprouts.
zelzee saysMay 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm
White Russians are considered a food in some circles, right.
Michele saysMay 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Spinach cooked in olive oil with a little feta cheese
Michelle M. saysMay 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm
Perfect and timely post as May is national asparagus month!
Ellie saysMay 19, 2009 at 7:17 pm
Eggplant. Aubergine. Can’t stop myself. I crave it every day.
Stacey Ball saysMay 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm
Whole grains, like them in the form of Lucky Charms.
Catherine McP saysMay 19, 2009 at 8:31 pm
Pizza on the grill, smoky, my way, spicy, cheesy, daily.
CupcakeMurphy saysMay 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm
My love for broccoli— stronger than the gas it produces.
sugarpie saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm
Got to agree with the lima beans, fritos, tomatoes vinaigrette.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm
I crave tortilla chips because they transport salsa and guacamole.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:37 pm
Once a month, I crave liverwurst and Brach’s Nut Goodies.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysMay 19, 2009 at 9:38 pm
That would be Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies. And Kevin Bacon.
melanietai saysMay 19, 2009 at 10:44 pm
Pregnant in Hawaii, needed pierogis, no one knew Mrs. T…
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
CHOCOLATE IS HIGH IN MAGNESIUM.
MAGNESIUM CAN BE DEPLETED IN PREGNANCY, AND THE NEXT 40 YEARS (all but the last is true).
kel saysMay 20, 2009 at 1:23 am
I MUST have buttered movie popcorn with M&Ms thrown in.
Kate saysMay 20, 2009 at 1:38 am
In Israel. Kosher cafes everywhere. Obsessed with cappucinos and pastries.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysMay 20, 2009 at 1:38 am
Blog This Mom! craves Adam Lambert as in multiple lambergasms.
Debra saysMay 20, 2009 at 6:53 am
chickpeas, roasty toasty in the oven with some olive oil
confused saysMay 20, 2009 at 9:01 am
when I was pregnant I craved orange soda pop = fruit
AJMick saysMay 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm
Steak and rainbow rolls; not necessarily at the same time!
Dharmamama saysMay 23, 2009 at 9:22 am
Tall toffee nut soy latte with extra shot – craving unthrift.
tina de luxe saysMay 26, 2009 at 9:32 am
Just burnt my baguette while craving sushi. Sushi, not ham!
(Who went to Germany for Spargel?! Reminds me I want to get more from the farm before the season ends.)