Fresh and simple food
Wouldn’t it be amazing if every meal you ate infused you with a feeling of well being? Great healthy cooking isn’t about complicated recipes or spending hours in the kitchen.
Try and celebrate seasonal produce and whole grains: fried rice or brown rice with vegetables, eggs, ginger, crisp carrots, snap peas, and fennel; kale leaves sauteed with sesame oil, garlic, and sesame seeds; roasted fresh poblano peppers filled with local cheese.
The other day I was observing shoppers at the farmers market – people are so moved by the beauty and the freshness of the food that they get inspired to cook for themselves.
Fresh is best
“Fresh” isn’t just a buzzword known for great food. It’s a basis for healthy cuisine, which is why I encourage you to buy produce, fruits and vegetables as locally as possible. Whether your fruits and vegetables come from the local farmers’ market, a CSA program, or your own backyard, the fresher they are, the easier it will be to turn them into a spectacular meal.
Fresher is better for so many reasons: taste, texture, appearance, nutrients. Take for example carrots or spinach from a farmers market. They are so bursting with moisture and their own flavors that you don’t have to overcook them or mask or enhance their flavors with cream, butter or salt. Try minimalist cooking methods, and the reward will be a vast complexity of flavors. Try this low carb spaghetti squash.