When I was a few decades younger, I dated a Rock and Roll drummer named Billy who LOVED anchovies. But, I couldn’t stand those stinky little fish!
If we ordered pizza (which was often on a Rock and Roll budget), he would get half the pie covered with anchovies. And, if any of those smelly anchovies got onto any of my slices, it was ruined for me.
Bleachhhhhhhhhh!!! Disgusting! I would have to settle for a couple of garlic knots and a salad instead.
It’s interesting how tastes change as we grow older and wiser.
Today, I LOVE those stinky little fish!
And, they love me right back.
Turns out that anchovies are exceptionally good for health.
They are rich in:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B12
- Omega 3 fatty acids
For such a tiny fish, they pack a big nutritional punch.
Most anchovies are salt-cured, so if you are salt sensitive, give them a quick rinse in water before using them.
I don’t necessarily eat them on pizza these days, but I do incorporate them into other delicious recipes.
Here are two of my favorite ways to enjoy anchovies:
Try these stinky little fish.
And, if you want, put them on your pizza – just like Billy did.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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