This is one of my favorite bits of real food inspiration … because it has the potential to stop us in our well-worn tracks of thinking of food – particuarly healthy food – as time-consuming and complicated.
– Real food is a beautiful apple, sliced with love, and eaten one gorgeous slice at a time.
– Real food is a couple of farmer’s market carrots sliced into dimes and sizzled in a bit of olive oil until they caramelize.
– Real food is broccoli roasted until it’s crisp and brown, with simple sprinkle of salt.
– Real food is a half of an avocado, maybe with a squeeze of lime and a twist of black pepper … or not.
– Real food is parsley and mint, tossed with quinoa.
– Real food is a tomato, freshly picked from the vine and eaten while still warm with the summer sun.
– Real food is a mash of warm white beans, with a bit of roasted garlic.
Real food is simple, beautiful, and soul-warming. It can be mixed with other foods, but it is also complete unto itself. It demands to be eaten artfully and with attention, and returns this favor with flavor and health. Big thanks to the great Jamie Oliver for the reminder!