8/18/10

COOL, CLEAN AND GREEN

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Montreal makes me want to eat clean, simple food. Perhaps it's the humidity that has me craving greens and grains and fruit and strong coffee. Perhaps it's the proximity of a lovely little grocery store just around the corner that has me cooking so simply. It's so easy to stop in, pick up whatever looks fresh & delicious, toss together a simple summer lunch and then do it all over again for dinner.

I've also been reading Rachel Eats a lot lately, a favorite food blog written by a UK ex-pat living in Italy. She has a way of making food seem so wholesome, so delectable, so simple and precious and nourishing - the Italian way I suppose. I'm inspired by these simple blends of simple ingredients which transform lowly lettuce, for instance, into something quite special indeed. These things make me happy:

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Fresh picked greens,

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& sunflower sprouts,

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With crisp English cucumbers,

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Lots of fresh parsley,

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Creamy avocado,

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And cool, silky herbed tofu with sea salt,

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Tossed together with lemon and tahini and I'm in heaven.

And then I replaced the ballcock on our toilet - cause that's just the sort of renaissance girl I am.

1 comment:

Mary said...

I've been eating practically the same thing! A friend has been giving us fresh greens from her garden and it has been amazing.