Friday, July 29, 2011

Yoga and Garden food- plus feta

I have something very embarrassing to confess. I've lived in Charlotte for four years with at least 6 great Farmer's Markets nearby and have never been to one. Never. So I was driving into uptown this morning and noticed the crazy backup on Kings Rd. It was the Farmer's Market! I ran my errands and then fought four other drivers for a parking spot. I was so overwhelmed- flowers, plants, vegetables, fruits, shrimp, and more. I gathered tons of food into my bag, grabbed some bananas then headed to pay. Then I thought I noticed something so I asked, "Is this cash only?" The response was cash or check. Well I don't even know where my checkbook is so that was out of the question. The lady was nice enough to hold my food for me while I ran to the ATM next door. I had no idea how much it would cost and I took out more than enough- it was only 14 dollars! I was so shocked and part of me wanted to go to Harris Teeter, put the exact same items in my card, and check how much more it would cost there. My guess would be about twice as much. I dropped off the groceries at home and then went to yoga. I've been at the beach since Sunday and though I ran there a few times my body was really missing yoga. I even tried to do it in the sand. This did not work as I was in the wet sand so my hands and feet sunk into the water. Not a good idea. Anyways, after yoga I came home, chopped up everything I bought, threw it into a bowl with a squirt of lemon juice, and went at it with a fork.  It was so delicious and fresh and refreshing! Check out the picture below- sweet potato (cooked in microwave and then cubed), cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, red onion, apples, and a bit of feta. Some people think it's weird to combine random ingredients but I think it is delicious. Fresh, raw food always makes me feel so healthy too!

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