Posts Tagged ‘organic’

I finally made it to the newest farmer’s market in our area.  It is being billed as the “Green Market” and is on Tuesday nights.  An odd time for a farmer’s market if you ask me, but it appears to be drawing quite the following.  I’d been trying to make it there for the past several weeks and finally decided that today was the day.  We do have a closer farmer’s market, but they do not offer organics.  This particular market appeared to have a pretty good selection of organic fruits and vegetables.

So along with fruits, vegetables, herbs and even orchids, there were tables with homemade breads, organic soaps and shampoos,  handmade hair accessories and clothing, sauces and even a hydroponics demo.  It was a pretty cool farmer’s market.  The produce was a bit on the pricey side as compared to larger local chain stores in the area, but I am looking forward to trying what I bought.  The middle photo constitutes my entire purchase, which totalled $17.


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So we had chicken quesadillas the other night and the hubs thawed out an entire pack of chicken thighs and had some left over.  It really wasn’t enough to make another family meal, but it would do for lunch.   So I thought chicken salad might be yummy.

I cut up some green bell peppers, red bell peppers, celery, fresh cilantro, rosemary, dill and garlic (all fresh and organic doncha know 😉 )and tossed it all together:

Added in the chopped chicken (there was light and dark meat in there) and mixed all ingredients:

Then I added dijon mustard, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste and gave it a good stir:

I tried a bite and YUM was it good!  Not bad for throwing a bunch of stuff together in a pinch!  I grabbed some whole wheat bread and remembered I also had a huge avocado in the fridge.  I sliced some up, laid it across the chicken salad, added some lettuce and voila! I wish I’d taken a picture of the final product but my battery died,  lol.  It was a gorgeous sandwich.  It would have been marvelous as a wrap, too.  The husband and I both had a delicious lunch, and it all started with a small amount of leftover chicken and me digging around in the kitchen to see what I had handy.  I think the whole process took 10 minutes.  The peppers and celery gave such a cool wonderful crunch to the salad and the fresh cilantro was heavenly.

Lunch anyone?

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