I went a little overboard for Day 1.
But who can resist when the colors are this pretty? A pint of okra, pint of heirloom tomatoes, yellow squash, and an eggplant. $8.50 total.
This was my first time buying and making my own okra! I've only ever eaten it maybe once or twice before so I wasn't totally sure what to do with it, but you can't go wrong with roasting. Even in the still-late-summer heat.
Everything tossed with coconut oil, cayenne pepper, salt, and oregano. Cooked in a 300* oven for about 25 mintues. I threw the tomatoes in at the very end. The only problem with roasting vegetables is that you smell the damn thing the entire time it's cooking so that when it's finally finished, you are ravenous and wolf it down without taking a photo. I didn't even add a sauce to it, or try to make a complete meal with a grain or a green or anything. So there's that.
Alternate use, and more appropriate for the weather is salad.
Raw kale, squash, tomatoes, and tofu. Simple, simple prep to highlight the freshness of the produce.