Growing up I was the pickiest eater. The only vegetable I'd eat was corn. I wouldn't touch anything with garlic or minced onion in it. There were times that out of desperation my parents would try to "force" me to eat a different vegetable like lima beans, not letting me leave the table until I finished them. I quickly got smart and found I could swallow them whole and wash them down with some juice. Probably not safe, but I got to leave the table, and I actually got the vegetables into my system.
Fast forward 20 years and I think it's safe to say that I love more vegetables than I hate. Signing up for a CSA box has really helped with that by forcing us to plan our meals around the produce we receive. Subscribing to a CSA has really changed my eating habits. Until now we've been picking up the box at the farmers marker and picking up everything else we may need (meat, grains, etc.) at Trader Joe's. Beginning this week, we've decided to buy just about everything at the farmers market while we are picking up our box. To us, it's not only about eating healthy, it's also about supporting our local farmers.
When we got home from the market on Saturday we whipped up this tasty (and simple!) salad. Ripped organic spinach, fresh goat cheese, prosciutto and poached cage-free eggs. That's it. Frankly, you can put a poached or fried egg on top of a pile of dirt and I'd eat it, but this salad is so delicious and just the right amount of food for a light summer lunch.
Stay tuned for my next post when I share another salad. Salad? I know! Mom and Dad are so proud.