Spring is almost here! Tis’ the season of renewal and rebirth!
It also means baseball, my birthday, some vacay, bathing suit shopping and the return of flip-flops which also make spring one of my favorite times of year.
I feel like a new girl and I was definitely overdue for a change. 🙂
Spring is a GREAT time to make a change – try a new hair color or cut, a new item of clothing, a new workout or new food.
Here are some of my favorite springtime foods:
– Asparagus – roast them, grill them, use them in salads. Whichever way you cook them, asparagus (is asparagi the plural??) is a great springtime food and one I’ll definitely be taking advantage of this year. Sure they make your pee stink, but they’re also packed with folic acid, B vitamins and potassium.
– Strawberries – oh how I’ve missed this fruit! Although summer is the official strawberry season, sometimes in springtime you can get your hands on a delicious basket that tastes just like summer.
– Artichokes – Yesssss! I freaking LOVE artichokes and let’s face it, this is just not one of those veggies that is OK to eat if they’re not in season. They don’t taste so bueno. Spring is the time to get your hands on some artichokes. Steam them, sprinkle with sea salt and serve with a little aioli of mayonnaise, lemon juice salt and pepper. Bomb!
– All things greens – Greens of all varieties taste great in the spring. During springtime we start eating a little lighter as the weather starts to warm. Arugula is especially a great springtime green. Toss it in a little olive oil, squeeze some lemon over the top and sprinkle with Himalayan salt for a simple but flavorful salad.
Sure these thing are available year-round at the grocery store but they taste SO much better if you buy them when they’re in season.
Welcome spring and don’t forget to change your clocks Saturday night!