Eating Whole Foods

Reading these sustainability blogs is killing me, mostly because I’m so jealous that I don’t have a yard full of “edible landscaping” to use in my meals or to put away for winter. Since I likely won’t be able to do any of that on a large scale until next year (although I think I will try to plant some things in pots while it’s still warm here in NC), I have decided to move toward eating more whole foods and eating more simply. I also want to start trying to buy local when I can afford it. Unfortunately, that probably won’t be very often right now as we’ve got to focus so much on frugality right now.

Since I was feeling “whole food-ish” tonight, I made a cold rice salad that was SUPER yummy!

I used:

  • 1 2/3 cup brown rice (cooked)
  • 1/4 cucumber, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • a few sprinkles of shredded parmesan
  • a couple of tablespoons of light italian dressing

Just mix and dig in! It was absolutely marvelous, and eventually, I would want to make my own homemade italian dressing and buy some local cheese to use.

Joey and I also walked two miles this evening. We talked and talked (although slightly out of breath…it wouldn’t have been a workout otherwise). Honestly, I’m loving days like these, where I can come home and go for a liesurely walk and make a fabulous meal and then relax and blog and knit some and read.

I started the back of my tank top!


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