Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Produce Promise

So the plan to not waste anymore produce is going well, and here's why. I am taking advice I have read about how to change one's diet or lose weight and am applying that to this new habit: start with very small steps. I have decided, at least for the next few weeks to only buy one vegetable that needs cooking per week and no more. Here's why. It's so easy to go to the grocery or farmer's market, see all the pretty vegetables, think how healthy I'd be if I ate them all, buy them all and then get busy and cook none of them. So last week, I only bought 2 eggplants and a ton of tomatoes (since all you have to do is slice them). I dug out my binder where I stick all of the recipes I want to cook one day and found an eggplant recipe I wanted to try. This recipe based on an ancient Greek recipe where you roast the eggplant and mix it with ricotta, walnuts and a little honey. Wow! It was delicious. I'm going to see if I can be strong at the farmer's market this weekend and only come back with one bag of produce and try to stick to my plan. We'll see...