Eating seasonally means eating what is growing right now in your area. Why is this important?
Traditionally, people could only eat seasonally until transportation made it possible for us to have bananas, pineapples, and tropical fruits when it’s freezing outside. People ate roots and nuts and heavier foods in the winter to help them slow down and conserve energy during the colder months, then light greens and young shoots in the spring to help them cleanse and lighten up as the temperature changed from cold to warm. Then fruits and fruit vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, and summer squashes in summer helped to hydrate and cool their bodies during the hot summer. Our earth is amazing! It naturally provides just what we need when we need it.
This month, look for fresh greens, spring herbs like cilantro and parsley, radishes, carrots, and spring peas. Asparagus has petered out in our area, but if it is still growing near you, get it while you can!
Try Sautéed Mushrooms and Baby Bok Choy with Quinoa. If you don’t have or like quinoa, replace it with rice, millet, or rices cauliflower. How about A Quinoa Radish Bowl? Or MAKE THIS DRESSING! Creamy Cilantro Dressing with taco salad or this Black Bean and Tomato Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing. Or, if it’s chilly, because it is still spring, make this Cream of Broccoli, Kale, and Spinach Soup.
Here is a link to more springtime recipes to try. These are not my recipes, and some of them do include animal products, but they are healthy and may be a good choice for you!
Eating locally and fresh from the farm not only reduces your carbon footprint, you get food picked at its peak proving you with peak nutrition.
Last of all… Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s out there. Here is a pic of me and my beautiful mom 6 months before “You Know What” enjoying the sunset with a summery drink while looking at the ocean. I miss her and wish we were on this beach together today. Soon!
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