Keri and I have been getting into the Slow Food movement as part our lifestyle change. Tonight’s dinner and dessert are good examples of what you get when you skip the fast food and cook the slow food yourself. The salad is made of fresh romaine, sliced radish, diced red onion, chopped locally grown mcintosh apple, small cubes of locally made feta cheese, and topped with my homemade white balsamic brown mustard vinaigrette. Delicious! The main course was a rustic vegetable soup made with potato, red onion, yellow onion, green onion, green beans, roma tomato, carrots, and seasoned with garlic, oregano, basil, thyme and a good dash of Cavender’s greek. Served hot and with some of Keri’s latest loaf of bread. Dessert was homemade almond white chocolate milk chocolate brownie made from scratch and served with a glass of cold milk.
Prep time total for dinner was about 15 minutes tops. Dessert was another 10 minutes tops. Sitting in a fast food drive thru can take longer. For the most part, all of the ingredients used to make this meal are fresh, organic, and locally grown or produced. Our total estimated cost of this meal that fed not one but TWO people is 4 dollars. I can’t think of one fast food joint anywhere that you can get a better meal for 4 dollars that will feed 2 people.
One of the really great benefits of eating like this is how you really become mindful of what you are putting into your body. Eating is one of the most important things we do every single day. Slow food helps you realize that importance. Now, there are times when it’s convenient to make run for the border or McEat but I guarantee that your appetite is sated only for a short time if at all. You’d be better off carrying an apple or two to tide you over.