Cucumbers growing in my greenhouse… plus some self sewn borage and squash. 🌿 #homegrown #organicgarden (at Sunshine Coast, BC)
Typical summer #gardnetotable salad tonight… seriously never gets old! Lots of lettuce, kale, swiss chard, figs, mushrooms, yellow zucchini, cucumber, various cherry & heirloom tomatoes, blackberries, onion blossoms & my current fave dressing: blended mix of 1/2 zucchini, 1 red bell pepper, 1.5 tbsp tahini, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, a few scallions, 1/2 lime, 1 beet & some fresh cilantro.
Hot day today! Cooling off with a homemade vegan coconut-blackberry popsicle! Blended the meat from one large young coconut with 3 tbsp maple syrup (dates work awesome also, I just don’t have any at the moment), 1/3 cup cashews, a little vanilla bean, and a bit of coconut water to get the blender going… then poured that mixture into some popsicle trays along with some crushed wild blackberries. A few hours later… Voila!
Mid-morning berry bowl! Homegrown blueberries, local raspberries, & wild blackberries!
Hey tumblr! Not food or garden related… But… there was a little frog in my bedroom last night, and then one fell on me this morning when I was just walking around outside… (different frogs)… what is the universe trying to tell me? Anyone know anything about frog symbolism?
Sungold cherry tomatoes! ☀️ #homegrown #organicgarden (at Sunshine Coast, BC)
Collard wraps! Filled with heirloom tomatoes, ataulfo mangos, cilantro, avocado, baby swiss chard, cabbagw, chioggia beets, zucchini, scallions, cucumber, & lime juice.
Simple garden veggie wraps for dinner tonight! Zucchini, cucumber, tomato, ataulfo mango, red cabbage, scallions, chioggia beets, cilantro, baby swiss chard, avocado, & lime juice wrapped up in some medium sized collard leaves.
Look up on google what fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains or whatever foods you eat contain the highest amounts of zinc, and try to eat more of those. I recall pumpkin seeds, cabbage, and dehydrated tomatoes being fairly high. Also, here is a good tip I learned, taking large doses of iron around the same time you are eating zinc will inhibit the zinc absorption. So, If you take an iron supplement, or are eating something really high in iron, try to eat your zinc-filled foods at another meal. :)
Rainbow #gardentotable raw vegan salad this evening! Lots of leafy greens (lettuce, baby kale, baby swiss chard, & spinach), tomatoes, yellow zucchini, pineapple, cucumber, chioggia beets, scallions, cilantro, wild blackberries, nasturtiums, arugula blossoms, violas, & a dressing made by blending 1 small red bell pepper, 1/2 zucchini, 2 tbsp tahini, 1/2 garlic clove, & the juice of 1/2 lime.
Cool, you’ll love it. I got mine online at amazon.ca… but I know Gorilla Food downtown used to sell them and maybe still do :)
If I’m not mistaken they’re owned by Pepsi so I never liked them for that reason, AND I recall there being some problem with them labelling them as “natural” because there were some ingredients in there that weren’t actually natural… you’ll have to google it, it was a big national story! Lawsuit or something. Also by the time you drink them the nutrients are so depleted from oxidization. Fresh is a million times tastier, plus healthier… but in a pinch those types of pre-made juices/smoothie are okay… maybe just not that brand!
Sometimes! But that’s only when I buy really expensive special fruits or things like young coconuts ($5 a pop at the moment where I live! Occasionally they’re only $2). Buying in bulk helps, or on 10% off day (once a month at two of my local grocery stores)… or just avoiding the expensive stuff. All in all cheaper than the wild fish and organic dairy and meats I used to buy!!