I've been experimenting with different vegetable lately. Trying new things, finding what I like (turnips) and things I don't like (beets). I have signed up for organic produce delivery and I love that there is usually at least one thing in the box that I haven't tried before. I've also tried rainbow chard and liked it very much. I made it very simply. I heated up a bit of olive oil, cut up the chard, and sautéed with some minced garlic. When it was finished I squeezed some fresh lemon on it. Delish! Sorry, I wasn't thinking of taking pictures when I made it but I hight recommend it.
I couldn't figure out what I wanted for dinner the other night. I dug through my fridge to see what kinds of veggies I had left. I found some kale, a huge yellow onion, a leek, a couple of roma tomatoes, some fresh green beans, a few baby turnips, and fresh parsley. I heated up a couple of teaspoons of coconut oil in a pan. I cut up all the veggies into good bite sized pieces. I even sliced a little bit of ginger. I put some lentils in a pot and let them cook. I sautéed all of the veggies in a pan, cooking the turnips for about 5 minutes or so by them selves. I threw everything else into the pot and squeezed from fresh lemon on it. I really enjoyed it. The flavor of the coconut oil along with the natural flavors of the vegetables made it taste fabulous. I mixed in some the lentils and called it a meal. It was literally a throw it all together meal.
I'm also now convinced that organic produce really is superior. They taste better and I know it has more nutrients than their chemical sprayed counterparts. I buy most of my produce at a local organic co-op and their prices aren't that much more than regular grocery store produce. I've been reading a lot on diet, nutrition, and food in America which is what has sparked this turn in the foods I eat. I've completely cut out dairy and soy. I drink almond milk to get my calcium. I'm eating mostly vegan but I am eating eggs. I could never give up my eggs. Or my coffee. I look forward to experimenting with more fresh produce and coming up with yummy dishes.