I do love fresh veggies!
But I have to be honest and say I've not been a regular down at my local farmer's market -
I've been traveling a bit too much!
[photo cred: their facebook page, link above -]
- I love it in the spring because not only do they have fresh veggies
[sometime washed, cut, and ready to cook!]
- but they also have beautiful spring flowers for the porch / deck /flowerbed.
But my favorite time to visit this market is in the fall
when there are rows and rows of colorful pumpkins and squash to choose from -
But I digress...
Here's a little meal that I cooked up this week from
locally grown new potatoes and tomatoes
[and basil from my own garden!]
I cooked the potatoes in the microwave then cut in half, scooped out the shell and combined it with a little cheese, onion [I usually use dehydrated - it's just easier that way -], and chopped bacon [again, we buy pre-cooked bacon - less trouble - ha]
and maybe, a teaspoon of mayo [BLUE PLATE]
then scooped it back in the shells and broiled until brown. Yum.
For the caprese' salad I loosely layered sliced tomatoes, sliced mozzarella
and broiled until the cheese was melty -
Then snipped fresh basil over the top and added salt and pepper. Double yum.
I also wanted to share a couple of other [relatively] healthy meals
that I enjoy from time to time -
This is the spinach shrimp salad from AppleBees
[with French Onion Soup - maybe not so very healthy -]
We've actually made this salad at home - and it's pretty simple
- spinach + almonds + bacon + grilled shrimp and and an Asian dressing. DELISH.
[Note - we leave out the onions - AppleBees serves it with tiny chopped up raw onions - ]
And then lastly, my all time favorite quick salad -
The Southwest [grilled] salad from MickeyDs.
- It's easy to replicate at home too -
Mixed greens + corn/ black bean/ pepper mixture
+ just a few tortillas strips + grilled chicken and a little lime dressing.
[That last photo is from a little instagram selfie challenge
I'm participating it his month - ha]
So, what are you doing to eat fresh this summer?
I'd love to hear about some of your favorite summer meals!