Last Flavors of Summer

September 17th


Delish -- for days



Double chocolate chunk

More pesto with basil fresh and warm from the garden — for portabello pesto pizza

Strawberries fresh from the market — for my sweet tooth

Double chocolate chunk cookies — as bribes for good behavior with the gardening kids

Yesterday, a friend on Facebook posted she was having Slimfast for dinner. I cringed. I’ve had such things for dinner before and probably will again, but ew. The chalkiness, the complete lack of satisfaction, the nonsense behind such products that make us think they make us healtheir. I cannot pronounce the majority of the ingredients.

I simply feel incredibly fortunate to have this hunger for real, whole foods. You know, with ingredients such as strawberries. Basil. Garlic. Walnuts. Olive Oil. No fine print required.ย  It hasn’t always been this way. There was a time I very happily lived on $.69 bean burritos from Taco Bell. I honestly cannot tell you the last time I ate fast food, other than the occasional Rubio’s splurge. I’m no where near the sustainability and domestic creativity of that Finny, but I’m hopeful those meal-in-a-can/bar days are behind me.


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6 Responses

  1. Your photos are tantalizing and I couldn’t agree with you more about whole foods. Just wish Arizona were around the corner so I could beg for an invite to one of your community dinners!

  2. With you on the shift to eating more whole foods … and I think there are places like Rubios that offer somewhat decent choices and even some frozen entrees that can be deemed healthy real food choices.

  3. I’m so happy to have landed a spot on your blog! You are right; Slim Fast isn’t so tasty, but it’s quick, easy, somehwat healthy, and it calms the hunger pains ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ugh, you and me both, girl. But I’ve never craved any fast food as much as I have a warm tomato from the garden when I’m sitting in the dead of winter ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Yum. I haven’t had a fast food burger in a long time, but I love me some Chipotle–Mmm. One day I’ll have a garden though and cook more often!

  6. Love the last paragraph about real food.
    ..and all the underlying major questions concerning nutrition in our overly prepacked world.

    This basil looks seriously yummy ๐Ÿ™‚