Real food. real life.
Well, it's been one full week with our first CSA shares and we couldn't be happier with our decision to do CSA's! Not only did we have tons of fresh fruit and veggies to use every day for meals and snacks, without having to run to the grocery store, we took pride in knowing where our food was coming from. It has pushed me to source out as many of our ingredients as possible locally. Our next venture might be adding meat shares to our CSA. We tried to add egg shares, but they were sold out! Luckily, we live close by to a year-round market that brings in products from the valley and locally, so there is always veggies, fruits, eggs, and sometimes meat there. I picked up a few extra things there to add to our meals this week. However, this has been the first week in a LONG TIME that the full week went by and on Saturday, we didn't really need to go to the grocery store! It's a great feeling!
Here's what I can remember, and what we remembered to take pictures of, of our meals this week to show you what we did with our CSA's and local food. Stay tuned, I will try to capture most meals next week!
Leftover Salmon with Roasted Purple Fingerling Potatoes (CSA) (mixed with one leftover white potato) with onion (CSA), garlic (Market), oregano, basil, parsley & Fresh Salad with Carrots (CSA), Apples, (CSA), Alfalfa Sprouts (CSA), Cucumber (CSA), Romaine Lettuce (Market), and a simple Honey/Lemon Vinaigrette
End of Week Everything Soup with canned Diced Tomatoes, Organic Vegetal Bouillon, Broccoli (Market), Celeriac (CSA), Purple Fingerling Potatoes (CSA), Sweet Potato (Market), Spinach (Market), Onion (CSA), Carrots (CSA), Pork Sausage (Market), Cumin, Chilli Powder, Fresh Home-grown Basil, Oregano, Summer Savoury, Bay Leaves. Garlic (Market)
Some meals that missed out on a photo op:
Truth: Life IS busy and unpredictable. And, yes, time is valuable. But what you eat can make or break it. So make it last. Make it count.
Cook. REALLY cook. Don't just tear open a package or crack open a jar. But cook - you know - mixing spices, simmering sauces, sautéing .. Yep, the real deal. It's really not that hard once you open your mind to it.
Read our story and try out some of our recipes. We really cooked these things (and ate them, too!). On weeknights. We even had time to do the dishes.
And yes, there is no refined sugar, soy, or dairy in any of these recipes. And often, they are vegan, gluten-free, or nut-free friendly.
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