FarmersMarket:I’m prepared!

The local West Side Farmers market is pretty tiny. Maybe a dozen or so booths in total, 1-3 fish/poultry/meat vendors and pizza, Mexican and American-pulled pork – breakfast taco type stand for cooked foods. There is usually a coffee vendor, but probably to everyone’s dismay, he wasn’t there. 😦 I’m not able to drink coffee, but it’s the first thing we do when we get to the market. Order coffee!

There is a flower vendor, some starter plants, wine and organic chocolatier that show up here. Sometimes, there’s a live guitarist or small band.

My hubby likes getting the Americanized taco: usually it comes with pulled pork, arugula, a poached egg and bacon on a flour tortilla, about $9-11. My go-to is from the authentic Mexican stand where they mash fresh corn meal, flatten it on a tortilla press, steam it up and serve under stewed chicken, chopped lettuce, fresh salsa and queso blanco (white cheese). Mine is cheaper than his at $5 and offers more fresh food. I always joke I should order him a fresh tortilla and have them just prepare a bowl of the filling.

Today, I came prepared! I brought my leftover brown rice, added beets and kimchi into the bowl and sprinkled togarashi pepper on top.

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I also had some coconut water to drink. I watched him eat his slice of wood-fired pizza, but I didn’t feel jealous at all. In fact, my rice bowl was delicious!

This is what I came home with from the market.

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The most exciting find were the fresh guavas. The second were the red peppers. You can eat them raw and they are quite sweet.

When I got home, UPS dropped off my nutrition bars!! My bike pal at allseasonscyclist reviewed these bars and just reading the ingredient list of organic and whole foods piqued my interest.

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I bought a sampler pack.

When I get off my cleanse, one of these bars is the first thing I’m going to eat! 😉

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