Sunday, March 15, 2009

When in Rome...Eat lots of Vegetables

Mixed Greens salad with Balsamic vinagrette.

California is certainly known for its health conscious citizens, so it seemed fitting that a move to California could serve as an opportunity to adopt a healthier lifestyle. So AJ and I have decided to go vegetarian for a month, with the ulitmate goal of introducing more vegetables into our diet. After a month we are going to introduce fish into our diets, but aiming for a mostly vegetarian diet.

Being vegetarian doesn't have to feel like a punishment. I have been super excited about the great produce and farmers markets that California has to offer. AJ and I bought a delicious bag of mixed greens with edible flowers, that inspired a wonderful salad dinner our first night in our new apartment.

Cheers to good health and good eats!

We chose some strawberries, broccoli, yellow peppers, shredded carrots,  and green peppercorn goat cheese to add to our greens. I made a simple vinagrette with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, water, honey, salt, and pepper. The strawberries added a nice sweet yet tart vibe to our greens. The textural contrasts of the broccoli and peppers was nice. The goat cheese added a pungent, tangy, creaminess to the salad. 

PS We got our goat cheese for free at Whole Foods. Talk to your cheese guy, you might just get some free samples!


Anonymous said...

The salad looks delicious! Welcome to the Hotel California. Such a lovely place.


Ariel said...

Thanks mom! Miss you.