Extreme Local Food

Local vegetables and lentils make for good eating.

Tonight, I made an incredibly healthy and tasty meal – using all ingredients from farmers within 150 miles of Austin.  Most of the meal – a yummy combination of red lentils, zucchini, okra, carrots, and green pepper, with Asian spices – came from sellers at the Austin Farmers Market, which is a producer-only market held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lentils were purchased at Whole Foods Market and are from Austin’s New World Sprouts.  The spices – garlic, ginger, soy sauce, salt, pepper, sesame oil – were not locally produced, but the appropriately named beer was from the East side’s Independence Pale Ale.  The beer was especially important since I made the food a wee bit too salty. 

2 Comments so far

  1. triman on July 7th, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

    Laura, thats a meal? Must have spent too long as a student ;-)
    Thats an appetizer!

  2. lauratex on July 8th, 2008 @ 8:49 am

    Just FYI, I could’ve made it non-vegetarian if I’d wanted, with some lamb from Loncito’s or bison from Thunderheart. Last week we had some feral hog, but I can’t recall the name of the farm it came from.

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