I spent my first Sunday morning in So Cal at a farmer’s market, of course. I made it out with the best strawberries I’ve ever tasted, beautiful avocados, and some zucchini blossoms given as a bonus by a super kind farmer. I’m lucky that where I’m staying this summer has a ton of produce growing on the property, so I’m set for a few staples. Lemons, lettuces, and herbs are growing abundantly even this early in the season.
Simple, nutrient-dense sweets with functional ingredients are by far my favorite thing to make for a week’s meal prep. This last week included a lot of travel, and consequently a lot of snacks instead of meals. The write-up for this recipe happened mostly while on a flight to California, snacking on a few for sustenance.
This drink is ideal for those who don’t like to eat first thing in the morning but still need the nutrients and caffeine to get the day moving along. This drink has been sustaining me for 2-3 hours before needing to eat something light for breakfast.
I wasn’t sure I had will to give up my coffee routine, but here we are. My relationship with caffeine in general has changed significantly within the last few months. Instead of brewing coffee the minute I get up out of habit, I’m waiting an hour or more and then making a cup of matcha instead. If I feel like having more food in the morning, I’ll stick to just water and matcha with maybe a splash of almond milk.
I got back to my parents’ house last night and in short, it’s a smorgasburg of produce here. Having the time to slow down and cook for everyone is something I’ve looked forward to at the end of every semester. It’s a lovely feeling to have the time to make meals and eat them in no particular hurry.
In a truly relaxed fashion, I made myself a sandwich and enjoyed it out in the sunshine. Not my usual setup for food photography, to say the least. Even used an automatic mode on the camera.
This is the last supper in Boston for a while for me, using up what’s left in the kitchen before I’m gone for the next 4 months. I’m sure I’ve said it before that I thoroughly enjoy the game of making a meal with no plan, and this was one of those games. I’m not saying I want to compete on Chopped or anything wild, but I do enjoy the challenge.
I don’t know what else to call this other than a scone, but it’s not quite one. A biscuit, perhaps? Call them what you will, but these bites are grain-free, free of any sweetener, and super refreshing.