Farmer’s Market Steal

Red Peppers, Red Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes, Red SlicingTomatoes
  • Like, seriously, I feel like I stole those. This entire bowl—$5! Dude, seriously? I kid you not.
  • Yes, I know one should eat a rainbow of produce. Red is my favorite color. Red peppers are more expensive than green peppers. (Hey, Kaitlyn, remember you had to tell me how red peppers were made? Oh, silly, Anna!)
  • Yes, I do, indeed, have an organic vegetable delivery service (Shout out—>Hometown Harvest) And? What? I like going to Farmer’s Markets and shopping for vegetables. Better than a shoe habit or a nail polish habit (full disclosure: I suffer those habits, too.) The way I see it, a Sunday visit to the farmer’s market is time to hang with my pal Jess and supporting local business. Win-win.

The real question here is, why do I keep subjecting you to photos of my produce purchases? Because I feel compelled to share. To share that I am not a cook, nor do I take pleasure in the task. However, I see the value in cooking for myself (controlling what I eat, saving money, saving calories) and to prove the point that it doesn’t have to be difficult or hard or terribly tedious. (Hint: enjoying an adult beverage makes kitchen tasks less boring. I am off adult beverages at the moment, so not indulging currently. Instead, plowing through like the trooper whiner that I am.)

So, what’s the plan for these red beauties?

  • Roasted Red Peppers
    Toss ’em on the grill. Steam in ziploc baggie. Peel. Done.
    Enjoy in salad and with eggs. I may puree some and make a red pepper sauce or dressing.
  • Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
    See those cherry tomatoes? They’re from Hometown Harvest. Every week, I order them in bulk and say I’m going to cook ’em but instead I just end up eating ’em. I’ve experienced it for myself: when healthy, tasty fruits & veggies are in sight and at hand, you do eat them.
  • Beet & Carrot Salad
    This is one I’ve been meaning to try but haven’t yet. We’ll see how it turns out.

What are you cooking up for the week? Please share in the comments below. Seriously, please share. I need ideas! (And I’m nosy.)

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