Wednesday, April 18, 2012

quick meals from the garden

i am often asked how our family has the time to eat so well & on top of it all- eat the food we have grown. it is simple, really. fresh food doesn't take that much time. it only takes planning, a cutting board & a knife. maybe a pot of water if you're feeling fancy.

the lunch above was prepared on my lunch break. my husband made a big bowl of chicken salad this weekend & i purchased vegetables from the farmers' market. i added some salad greens & edible flowers from our garden to the mix. i even had time to sit down & read an article while enjoying my meal before heading back to work.

along with a simple salad, here are a few ideas for quick healthy meals at home or on the go:

- boiled broccoli & asparagus. boil until it is to your liking. add a squeeze of lemon or some freshly grated parmesan cheese.

- fried egg on top of seasonal greens

- prepare roasted root vegetables the night before. enjoy cold with a scoop of couscous or warm up in the oven.

- kale chips. crank the oven on 400 degrees. tear leaves & mix with a bit of olive oil, minced garlic & salt. place on baking sheet for 10 minutes.


1 comment:

  1. that is a gorgeous salad! Thanks for the recipe ideas. We finally have lettuce volunteers appearing in our garden...can't wait to have a salad this week. :)