Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer Good and Healthy.

I don't know about you, but in the summer I eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

In our refrigerator all summer: a very big ceramic bowl of in-season fruit, sliced, with one tablespoon of sugar and a little lemon juice. Eaten at will.

My favorite dessert, a bowl of fruit, natural yogurt topping, some healthy crunchy cereal (okay, all-bran) and I'm good.

Vegetables: summer means home grown tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. When broccoli is on the inexpensive side, I like to take a pot, add broccoli crowns, about a 1/2 cup of water, salt, heat and cover for a couple minutes. After they are bright green, throw on a little cheese and a few sliced tomatoes. Add to that some fresh bread from Whole Foods, a good hunk of cheese, and I have dinner 4 or 5 nights a week.

Heavy cooking is for winter. Summer in Texas is cooking outside, and plenty of cold fresh fuits and vegetables.


Anonymous said...

This isn't as healthy, but my wife and I cook a crown of broccoli in boiling water, then toss it (chopped up of course) into a pan with some olive oil and italian spice/herb mix, then throw in some grape or cherry tomatoes and toss it all to coat. Then the tomatoes burst in your mouth.

Since its summer I'll have to try your fresher recipe next time.

Francis Shivone said...

Sounds good to me. Add a little sliced garlic into the mix and you have broccoli robb.That's good summer fare. Thanks.