Day 2 of the Eat Local challenge-
Here's what I've eaten so far:
Garden tomato sandwich on 3rd Street Bakery bread (Duluth, MN) with homemade mustard and non-local Veganaise
Garden green beans simmered with non-local garlic and onion
Shredded vegetable salad (about 60% local)
Shanghai dumplings (not local at all)
Let me tell you about this one. Last night I wanted something a little sweet and a lot local. So I mixed up my usual biscuit dough using locally grown flour. Then I patted it out into a rectangle and smashed garden blackberries into the top and sprinkled it with sugar. I baked it just a little longer than usual biscuits and then sliced it into squares with a pizza cutter. I highly recommend this covered with ice cream, but it was also good cold as a snack!
I just picked up some lettuce and ears of corn from the co-op, so I might use those for dinner. Still not sure. I didn't get very far with planning my meals this week. Need to practice what I taught at the local challenge class tonight and plan my meals!
On a different note, but related to eating locally...
It's time to update you snobbery readers a bit. A few months ago I started eating a bit of local, organic cheese. I'd say my diet is still about 95% vegan, but I want to be totally transparent with you folks. You see, I'm not ethically opposed to dairy on principle, but know I need to avoid it because I have fibrocystic boobs (too much information?!?!) and allergies. My diet has shifted away from lots of really processed foods and I found myself preferring the thought of simple locally made dairy cheeses to various industrially-made non-local soy cheeses. So I'm giving a little dairy a try. I understand if you don't agree and that's okay.
One thing I'd like to try soon is to make my own cheese. I figure that I need to fully understand and participate in the making of my food- whether it's growing my veggies or baking my bread or making cheese. So I'll let you know if I do that. But otherwise, I don't think the content of this blog will change much. Just wanted you to know since this blog is all about the food I eat!
Yesterday's post was my 500th one! Woo hoo!