oday was a beautiful, quintessential summer day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the leaves were rustling in the light breeze.
All clichés were in order, and life was good.
I tried to soak up as much of the day as possible.
I noticed this morning that although some of my plants had died from too much rain, others were flourishing. I plucked two ripe peppers this morning:
Aren't they cute!
Breakfast was 2 eggs with 1 slice of toast (hiding under the eggs) and a plum. I also had a glass of OJ and some coffee:
Later in the morning I met up with a friend at the farmer's market. We did some shopping and then had sushi for lunch (gyoza, tempura, soup, rolls).
This was my haul from the market:
I am especially excited for the lemon loaf:
I spent the afternoon reading outside on my deck while sipping fresh juice (grapefruits and green pepper):
Dinner was soup and salad. I used the farmer's market tomatoes and cucumber in a spinach salad with lemon poppy seed dressing:
The soup was Sopa de lima (lime soup). I didn't follow a recipe, and I didn't measure so this is very approximate. It will taste good no matter how much you put in of the ingredients.
Sopa de Lima (Lime Soup)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
1.5 litres chicken broth (low salt)
1 cup dried hominy
Saute the onion, garlic and jalapeno in a little bit of oil for a couple minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Add the hominy and return to boil. Reduce to low, then cover for 25 minutes. Add chicken, lime zest and juice from 3 limes, and oregano to taste. Serve hot with cilantro to garnish.
After dinner the hubby and I went for a walk. He was craving ice cream, so I made some Banana Brownie Batter VOO (Vegan Overnight Oat) parfaits.
Brownie Batter VOO
1/3 cup quick oats
just over 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
1 scoop chia seeds
1 T cocoa
4 drops vanilla liquid stevia (optional)
Mix together and leave in fridge overnight.
We SHARED 1 batch of these oats, layered with banana soft serve (1 banana whipped in Vita-Mix with 1 T almond milk).
His and hers:
Do you shop at farmer's markets? What do you typically buy? Is yours open year round? Outdoor or indoor?
In my city the farmer's market is only outside for a couple months, then it moves indoors for the rest of the year. I always buy tomatoes, and usually a small loaf of some kind.