Wow, we’re already through Week 2 of our 100 Days of Mini-Challenges. The days fly by!
During Week 2, our challenge was to eat at least one local thing for each meal, which ended up being easy due to the season. For breakfast, we’ve often have fruit from the farmer’s market, bread from a local bakery, local steel-cut oats, or locally-made granola.
For lunch, we had veggies grown in our garden almost every day. Lately we’ve had an abundance of cucumbers, snap peas, and quite a few beans as well. The tomatoes are starting to come in, so we were able to use those as well. Some of the items from our garden can be seen in the picture accompanying this blog!
For dinner, we used kale & lettuce from the garden, potatoes from the farmer’s market, and countless other local items. If anything, this challenge was a good reminder that we are able to eat a lot of local things during the summer. Here’s hoping that we can keep that mentality going in the cold winter months. I’m thinking some of our preserved items will taste extra good when the chill sets in.
Next week, our challenge is to eat only local meats. Now, I eat very little meat as it is, and only buy humanely-raised meat, and local as much as I can get it. Our plan is to go meatless for most of the week, with a few exceptions. I know many of our readers are vegan, so perhaps us finding local protein sources other than meat will also make for an interesting post for you. I’m hoping we can find some good local meat substitutes as well, to satisfy the carnivore in the home.
More updates to come next week!