Though somewhat sympathetical to the freegan philosophy, I usually don’t actively forage my way through (while on the other hand I always keep a look into garbage for furnitures). Today is a notable exception, for red berries have an incredible mouth-appeal (indeed, that’s what they’ve been selected for). So I could not resist to save these veggies and took my pick.
It’s all about three big red peppers, ca 3 to 4 kg of tomatoes and 250 g of strawberries. And they were by no way less clean than the veggies I can get at my farmers’ market (I regularly buy cheap older veggies to try reducing their waste).
Exactly what I needed for lunch today. A fresh salad with onions, tomatoes, peppers; I just added some salad and soy. Organic olive and sunflower oils and apple cider vinegar.
Before sitting at the table, my partner, who’s been riding her teenies on a boat through the Amazon, reminded me that cassava semolina makes a great topping on fresh juicy salads like this. Since we have some (there’s no fair-trade label here but there’s only a limited chain in cassava semolina economics and only three intermediates between the producers and us here so far), we added this last ingredient.
And here is the result! We had a great salad. A cheap, good, sustainable salad… (though probably not entirely organic). Who said “junk food” can’t be healthy?