Farmer’s Market & Grilling Sundays!

Every Sunday I head over to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market to load up on fresh, locally grown fruits & veggies for the week. I not only save money, but I find that I am highly disappointed if I shop at any grocery store. The quality and taste is far superior! Check out this week’s haul:

FM Haul!

FM Haul!

I got  all of this beautiful produce for $22.50! But wait there’s more:
Shitake!

Shitake!

Those shitake mushrooms are simply beautiful! Oh and I also got some okra:
Okra

Okra

Can you believe I got all this stuff for such little money! My new obsession are these japanese eggplants. Not only are they pretty but oh so delicious. They are not bitter at all and their texture is just divine! The grower I get them from told me they will be in season for the next month or two and I plan to eat as many as I can til then!
japanese eggplant

japanese eggplant

I couldn’t resist getting these white pattypan squashes because they were so attractive (OMG I find vegetables attractive…):
Pattypan Squash

Pattypan Squash

I finally busted out the Weber last weekend and plan to regularly grill every Sunday for the summer. Nothing beats drinking a few cold ones and driving your neighbors crazy because you’re only grilling veggies and fruit! All of the veggies are grilled with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Here is that lovely japanese eggplant:
grilled eggplant

grilled eggplant

Grilled Okra (which by the way tastes delicious when grilled):
grilled okra

grilled okra

Cherry tomatoes and assorted mushroom skewers (my two vices – I could eat these for days!):
Tomatoes and Mushrooms!

Tomatoes and Mushrooms!

I also grilled an avocado. Yes, an avocado! Grilled avocado tastes quiet earthy and nutty and is just absolutely amazing! If you’ve never had one, I highly recommend it! Once its cooled scoop it out with some chips or spread it on bread…
Grilled Avocado!

Grilled Avocado!

And last but not least I also grilled some Tofurky Beer Brats because as you well know us vegans need our protein :)
Tofurky Beer Brat

Tofurky Beer Brat

This was my first time having one of these and it was pretty tasty!
I am totally set for the week now with a ton of great tasting grilled veggies that I can make sandwiches with, make a pizza or pasta, or just eat right out of the fridge cuz they’re just that damn tasty! My goal is to post once a week about my Sunday farmer’s market haul and grilling extraveganza so I hope you enjoyed this post!

  

6 Responses to “Farmer’s Market & Grilling Sundays!”


  1. 1 tinako June 18, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Your bbq looks awesome. I love those beer brats.

    Your blog title is “Wannabe a Vegan” but your about me says “Vegan.” Have you done it?

  2. 2 cestlavegan June 24, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Yum! Those vegetables are beautiful, and I bet they tasted pretty amazing on the grill.

  3. 3 kitchenspoon July 6, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    grilled avocado?—brilliant!! Gorgeous photos….

  4. 4 Marija July 7, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for the lovely ideas!! I can’t wait to try Japanese eggplant.
    Also, I just loooove your photos :)

    Keep the posts coming!!!


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