I love to grocery shop. I love the produce, fresh and crispy, piled high, the stacks of freshly baked bread, the bins of bulk foods, just waiting to be scooped. I stopped by my local Whole Foods this week on my way home from meeting with a client. I was inspired by our discussion about simple home cooking and all the benefits you gain from the practice. I came home with a big tub of organic spinach, two big soft avocados, some French green beans, a bunch of collard greens, a big red pepper, and three huge crowns of broccoli. Here's my loot:
Unfortunately, despite all my good intentions I also came home with this:
Containers of raw broccoli salad, maple glazed carrots, beets, tofu summer rolls, and chili tofu. My dinner looked like this:
It was delicious and healthy, but not the great veggies I bought. Does anyone else do this? You have a fridge or pantry full of food, yet you buy prepared items? I am working on getting better - it mostly happens when I am at the store late after work and can't imagine cooking when I get home. Now the challenge is to use everything I bought before it spoils!