I know I have not blogged on MPM in a long time! In part due to being very busy this summer with my family, our garden, and the pursuit of some mega changes in the way we structure our days. Every now and then, though, I think, " this meal ought to be shared". And, today I happened to have the camera and snap a picture before our lunch was devoured.
The really cool thing about this meal is that many of the ingredients came from our garden. That was exciting for us! And, there is no better way to get your kids to eat their veggies than to include them in the growing process. The growing and tending to our own food is how we have eaten for thousands of years (not to mention foraging and hunting). So, something as simple as a little back yard garden speaks to us in a way that we understand down deep in our psyche. It is simple and good, strangely like a balm to the soul of the modern busy mind. Growing our own food is more than just amazing fresh produce, more than stewardship, more than incredibly frugal....its really about our purpose.
If you do not have a garden, consider it next year. Sometimes small. Container gardening even!
Borrow land from a friend. Do a community garden. Join a CSA. Visit your farmers market. Ask your supermarket manager to buy local farm fresh food. Pick your own.
There are so many ways to get in touch with the food on your plate.
And, enjoy preparing it. Include the kids. Take your time. Savor the process of cooking, preparing, presenting your meals.
It is not just food....it is food!
Survival! Celebration! Tradition! Food is important! Value it!
Um.....Oh geesh, really trully, I did not mean to go into all of that. I can not help it. This is exciting stuff for me.
Anyway, easy and lovely lunch.
We started with a sprouted grain tortilla. Spread it with avocado. Added sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a splash of lemon juice. Folded it up.
And whala! A nice, crisp, satisfying lunch.