“Local food is about getting the freshest and best tasting food. It’s also about connecting to and strengthening your community” Anna Lappé
Whenever I visit my local food markets, I am always eager to buy the latest fresh fruits and vegetables and try out some quick and easy dishes for my household. I love the variety that we see in the spring and the summer, and I enjoy creating colorful salads with a twist. The Sweet and Savory salad shared in this post was made from fruits and vegetables I bought today. Instead of the usual run of the mill ho-hum salad items, I decided to add a few more delicious fruits/veggies like the Korean Pear, Heart of Palm, Marinated Artichokes and Red Bartlett pear. Another great thing about the above salad is that it is made of fresh, raw and grilled ingredients so there isn’t much cooking involved in creating this colorful, healthy and delectable dish. Do come back for the recipe and the ingredients that gave the salad a savory kick.
More Below!“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” Harriet Van Horne
I love fruits and vegetables and especially that we can eat most of them raw. In the spring and summer, I make extra effort to visit my community markets and buy local produce grown in my area. It is not only a way to support local farmers but also a way to try new heirloom foods and enjoy the fresh taste that comes from eating foods that are local and combining them with foods/ingredients that have traveled thousands of miles to reach our table. All good food is worth waiting for. What are you serving your friends and family this spring?
Have a Happy, Healthy 2017!
Positive Motivation Tip: Spring is here… go for the variety at your local markets
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection except cauliflower via Pixabay