Food that Grows
by Sweets and Sweaters
No matter how many or how little hours I spend at work in a day I always come home feeling drained and tense in my body.
But I realized today, that I’m revived by making something delicious for my mouth as well as nourishing for my body. In the kitchen with my knife, chopping away I feel in my element.
When I came home today, I was expecting salmon to be prepared and ready-to-eat, but when I saw it wasn’t- I decided to make a salad.
Craving a pear and candied walnut salad, I didn’t have the pear vinaigrette I enjoy so much or the gorgonzola cheese– so I improvised with what I had.
Spinach leaves, beets, avocado, candied walnuts, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
And here’s what’s great: I feel nourished. Really nourished. My body received fats, fibers, calcium, energy and all kinds of other benefits I don’t even know about. I gave my body foods it could put to good use.
Because of this I feel great right now and grateful for foods that grow.
So I’m inspired to say:
Thank you, nature! For avocados (and spinach and walnuts and beets and olives and kale and berries and sun and flowers and water). You know just what my body wants 😉