Isn't it amazing how seasonal foods reflect the weather? Bright green (and purple, and white) asparagus, pale pink rhubarb and potatoes in spring; pretty much everything in the summer; orange pumpkins and squash galore and carrots in fall; and lots and lots of cabbage and turnips in the winter. I think it's a wonderful reflection of the relationship between what we eat and our Earth.
Today's food struck me as being as beautiful as it was delicious, and it all reflected the delicious seasonal harvest:
This was amazing. The tart, slightly crunchy bursts of pomegranate were great in contrast to the creamy mellow oats and the chewy, sweet mulberries. Inspired by Vegan Parade's gorgeous chia pudding.
Lunch was steamed kale, raw (out of the package) tempeh, and curry-cayenne roasted kabocha squash from the farmer's market the other day:
And dinner, of course not as nice a photo due to the lack of light thank you very much, but very comforting and filling:
Rutabaga-fennel clapshot, steamed broccoli with pepper and nooch, more of Jes' beer baked beans (! - I had frozen a bunch when it became obvious I could NOT finish the entire batch before they went bad.)
Dessert will be a slice of Isa's Marbled Banana Loaf.
I'm loving this loaf. Another low-fat goodie but so, so tasty. It has a nice crust, it's not too sweet, and it has chocolate. Plus making the swirls was fun too. Can there be anything better?