Some people think we live on lettuce leaves and kale. This is really what we eat.
Fruit: mangoes, bananas, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, oranges, cherries, etc.
Vegetables: lettuce, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, carrots, etc.
Stems: celery, rhubarb, asparagus
Tubers and starchy vegetables: potatoes, yams, yucca, winter squash, corn, green peas, etc.
Whole grains: millet, quinoa, barley, rice, whole wheat, oats, freekah etc.
Legumes: kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, lima beans, cannellini beans, black beans, etc.
Nuts: almonds, pecan, cashew, walnuts
Mushrooms: portobello, white button, shiitake
We eat Pizza, Burgers, Lasagna, Curries, Creamy Soups, Quesadillas, Nachos and lots of salads, char-grilled vegies, stir fries. There is so much variety in our day to day meals and the internet is a wealth of information and recipes.
We go to the Farmers Market every Saturday morning and source fruit and vegetables. We are trying food we have never tried before and are loving the variety and colours on our plate.
Every week we try a new food that is in season because that is when you get the most flavor and nutritional value and when it is the most affordable. We buy locally, getting our fresh foods that are seasonal, fresh, and we support local farmers our community. We may wind up spending more to put our money where our taste buds (or personal ethics) are, but it is a trade-off that's worthwhile in the long run. eating what's in season is that you get a broader variety of foods in our diet. Those foods expose us to dishes and ingredients we may not have otherwise explored, and it also helps us eat a more well-rounded and balanced diet as well.