I’m slowly but surely returning to something that resembles normalcy. We went to the local farmer’s market this weekend. Luckily, we live in a place where the farmer’s market runs for two days – both Saturday and Sunday, so while Saturday was busy with shopping and unpacking, we braved the rain on Sunday to check out what was available and got a nice early spring haul of eggs, spinach, radishes, garlic and flowers.
I’m currently in an office space that has no external window, so flowers on my desk are essential. Ok – fine – even when I had an office with a window, I still brought flowers in every week.
I suspect I’ll be having a combination of lunch out and lunch at my desk, at least for the first few weeks. Today, Clay stopped by and we found this wonderful food right across the street.
I wish I’d gotten a better picture of just the herbs. This bowl of pho came with the traditional basil, but also a narrow-leaved herb that tasted like a more mild basil. A little research and I’ve discovered it’s an herb called culantro (common names include Mexican coriander or saw-leaf herb). It’s the saw leaf herb on the far left that you can just see in this photo.
The rest of my week looks like this:
The top two photos are of the bagel sandwich I put together tonight for tomorrow’s lunch. I made a veggie cream cheese with carrots, cilantro and a few red pepper flakes, which compliment quick picked radishes and carrots, avocado and spinach. Given I haven’t had much time for food prep, I’m also taking Terra chips for a side snack, and broiled grapefruit with honey and granola for later in the afternoon. I had to buy granola this weekend (gasp!) but hope to be back to normal home granola production soon.
I’ll have a recipe for the quick picked spring veggies coming up tomorrow on the blog. For a preview pic, check out my instagram feed (fixmealittlelunch).