Friday, June 02, 2006

Fruit Salad

I confess I do not each as much fruits and vegetables as I should. But I have a good excuse, I don't have a vary varied pallette when it comes to such foods. After reading in Karen's blog about her family food adventures I have a renewed enthusiasm to try more. I like the regulars, and the bare minimum regulars. For example; I love apples, grapes, bananas and that's it for fruit. I try to eat oranges in the winter but I have no idea what peaches, pears, cantaloupe or various melons taste like. I also enjoy peas, carrots and well, that's about it for vegetables. Although I recently tried eggplant and although I did not cook it right, I will try it again.

Now I have a really good excuse for not eating such foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are stinkin expensive! And I have a hard time justifying spending so much of my grocery budget on foods that become, literally, poop. I think that's a fair excuse.

But we did the South Beach Diet a while ago which is a lot more fresh foods and man did we feel energized and healthy. I'm hoping I wont loose my drive for fresh this time around. I just bought some strawberries and cut them up and put them in serving sized dishes in my fridge. The best way to eat them is with a bit of sugar right? I think I'll have some with lunch tomorrow. Who knows, maybe by the end of the summer I'll even be passionate about passion fruit!

7 comments:

geeksters said...

I can't believe you don't know what peaches taste like. They're amazing and sweet and drippy and soft. Stop by a fruit stand and they'll give you a sample - but there's a good possibility you'll end up with an expensive but healthy addiction.

Angella said...

No doubt! Or make a trip to the Okanagan - cherries, peaches, nectarines - SO SO GOOD!

Jen said...

Nectarines and fresh pinapple ... yum! I LOVE fruit. And veggies. But I don't eat nearly enough!

T said...

Strawberry's and vanilla icecream on a hot summer's night...nothin' beats it! It's like nature's candy=) YUM!

Robyn said...

You are in for such a treat! I'm so used to having lots of fruit and veg that its very weird to think that you may not have tasted so many things. Have fun experimenting!

karen said...

Fruit really is so expensive, so.... like Angella said, come visit! Everybody (except for us) seems to have fruit trees in their backyard, so you'd get lots for free!

:)

Jen said...

Yes Amanda! A visit would be lovely. :)