Eat in Colors

I love Farmer’s Markets in the fall, especially when they are so accessible. On my way home this past Sunday, I was happy to find one set up in my courtyard. The variety of vegetables and fruits contested that of my local supermarket, plus you can avoid the temptations of everything else. Perfect combo! You are guaranteed to find the freshest ingredients and eat what the season offers – apples for example!

photo 4I ended up picking up:

  • 3 red/green peppers
  • 2 purple onions
  • 1 Romanesco cauliflower

Total cost: $9.50

I also got to sample some apples and loved the junagold variety. It was sweet with the right amount of tart and super crunchy. It might be my laziness speaking, but I love veggies that are easy to wash like the peppers, onions and cauliflower. Rinse and scrub with fingers and ready for cutting and sauteing!

photo 5First, I cut up the onions and saute it first so the sweetness is sweated out. Each individual pine-cone- shaped spike on the Romanesco cauliflower is then cut off and thrown into the pan next. Flavor according to your taste – I used Teriyaki sauce and beef stock. Cover for a few minutes, leaving only a crack. I throw in the red peppers last because it’s delicious just the way it is and I didn’t want to over-cook it. Stir for another minute and it’s ready to eat. The cauliflower is delicious. It was actually my first time trying it, but I’m glad I did. It tastes like a mix between broccoli and cauliflower. Yum!

I ended up with a LOT of food that will last me for a couple of days. For the price of a single meal, I’ve got one that’s three times the amount. Love it!

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