How are you managing with this cold weather? Are you looking forward to summer or do you prefer to wrap up warm in your gloves, hat and a scarf and head out to feel the cold on your cheeks? Do you enjoy the shivers? Either way, it’s time to eat from the winter vegetable garden, because seasonal and local produce are the best choice for our health and planet. And we can take care of ourselves by taking care of the planet!
Think about a tomato. And a cucumber. They belong to the summer vegetable garden, just like gazpacho belongs to those hot afternoons. We bet you wouldn’t drink a gazpacho by the fireplace while you watch the snow pile up on the bare branches. We don’t want to wax poetic … Or maybe we do! The reality is that these foods do not offer the same nutritional properties that they do in summer, because they will have either spent a long time in cold storage or come from greenhouses.
We have long become disconnected from nature and the living rhythm of farming. However, we must remember the following: out-of-season foods generate waste and greenhouse gases that are increasingly harmful to our environment. For our health and for the health of all, we must eat according to the rhythm of the earth.
But how do I know which foods are in season? Don’t worry! This isn’t a science exam. We’ll tell you everything you need to know. On this blog, we’ll bring you seasonal foods and connect them to our menu.
So, which foods do we find in the winter vegetable garden? Which foods emerge from the earth under the shelter of the cold? Get ready … These products couldn’t be healthier. If we put on our boots and jacket and take a stroll in the winter vegetable garden, we’ll be greeted by: chard, artichokes, celery, broccoli, avocados, mangoes, papayas, spinach, lettuce of all kinds and colours, leeks, carrots, onions, rocket and beetroot – all perfectly ripe and ready to eat.
Would you like to see them in a few of our recipes? Well, read on, GreenViter:
- Grilled Avocado and Quinoa: Organic quinoa, pomegranate, pico de gallo, rocket and tamarind vinaigrette
- Tuna poke bowl: Fresh salad leaves, organic brown rice, mango, avocado, edamame, soy sauce and kimchi
- Hummus platter: Classic, beetroot, curry, tzatziki, pitta bread and crudités
- Veggie jackfruit: Sautéed seasonal vegetables, romaine lettuce, guacamole, tomato & chipotle sauce, pico de gallo and fresh chilli peppers
Eat well, live well. At GreenVita, we make it easy for you … All you need to worry about is sliding on your gloves and enjoying the cold … It won’t be here much longer!
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