Friday, March 14, 2008

This is not food porn

This is not food porn because the pictures are such crappy qualities. I took it with my cell phone. My siblings and I tease our father all the time because his actual digital camera is the same mega pixel as our cell phones.

Anyway.

The reason for today's food pictures is to show you my favorite dinner that I made for myself last night. It's my favorite because almost everything was locally made or made by me, and very few things were store bought. It's my favorite kind of meal.

This salad:
The romaine lettuce was given to me by someone who grows her own vegetables. I love knowing people with their own gardens. The beets were bought by my local farmer's market and I roasted them myself, which is FAR better (and CHEAPER) than buying it canned. The tomatoes, I bought from Trader Joe's. I can't grow everything. And, the honey I used for the balsamic vinaigrette (which I also bought at TJ's) is honey made here, in Pomona. Using local honey can desensitize you from pollen allergies. Did you know that? I didn't, until a couple of weeks ago.

MMm..
More beets. And I made the hummus underneath. The celery (which I couldn't stop myself from eating half before taking the picture) was also grown by the same woman. The carrots, TJ. And the bread is Ezekiel's sprouted hamburger buns.

I love simple meals, and I love simple meals that I have on late nights during the week when the chaos of the day is temporarily put on hold.

5 comments:

Patrick said...

i'm hardly an avid localvore, but christ, i'm appalled that the salmon i buy here comes from Chile and the Kabocha pumpkin from Mexico. fuck.

Lisa said...

pat-

i'm barely a localvore myself on a regular day ( because, ironically, it's more expensive to eat locally), but kabocha from Mexico??? that's sad news.

Simple and Divine said...

OMG...Beets and Hummus in Pita SO GOOD! I looove to roast yellow and red/purple beats in the oven...some with EVOO, some dry and with S+P. I loove the mixed textures of the crispy chips and the soft/thicker roasty ones. And with hummus and sprouts in a warmed pita? HEAV-EN. You must try it!

Lisa said...

simple and divine:

i've never had the crispy effect with the beets since i almost always roast them wrapped up in foil. i must try.

Simple and Divine said...

OH TRY IT! You must...so yummmmmy :) Have a great saturday Lisa! I'd also love to add you to my blogroll! Let me know if that'd be ok with you!
-Julz