[blockquote]If you want to take charge of knowing where your food comes from, what better way than to meet the people who grew it?[/blockquote]
Two words: Farmer’s Market. Better yet, lets make it four words: Farmer’s Markets are rockinawesome!
If you want to [frame title=”Farmers-market” href=”” src=”http://www.powerofpositivity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Farmers-Market-ingredients-recipe.jpg” width=”250″ height=”150″ type=”right” alt=”farmer-market”] take charge of knowing where your food comes from, what better way than to meet the people who grew it? Here in my town we have “Market Night” on Thursdays, with a complete produce and food section. On Saturdays there’s the local farmers market, which i really enjoy. I like to head down to the farmer’s market and pick up a few items then come up with a dish based on what I’ve just bought. This is a totally fun way to eat!
My latest farmer’s market creation: The Heirloom Tomato, Tofu, and Bacon Avocado Stack.
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Heirloom tomatoes are the quintessential apex of tomato flavor in my book. Each type has it’s own unique, delicious taste. The Bacon avocado is a type of avocado that is super soft and buttery, making the perfect start for a spread. I also added a chimchurri that I had made a few days prior to this, along with just a dollop of vegenaise, for a luscious spread to add to this plant-based Neapolitan.
Now the Tofu… What can one say about tofu? I like to eat tofu occasionally because it’s a high protein source and quite adaptable in my dishes. I used extra firm organic sprouted tofu in this recipe because it has a great texture and flavor.
Sprouted extra firm Tofu
Red Chile Flakes
ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) – I like it better than the red wine vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Veganaise – Original
So get down to your local farmer’s markets to meet the farmers and their families. Eat seasonal and eat hardy. Fresh food from the farm to your plate is definitely rockinawesome!
Do you like to create new meals with your fresh farmer’s market foods? Share your favorite meal ideas and recipes below!