Sunday, June 27, 2010

This post is about produce

I'm amazed at how many students eat out here. There are some people who have eaten every single meal not at home all summer. Besides the fact we simply can't afford to do that, I'm at a loss for why people are not taking advantage of the unbelievable produce you can get! I know some are nervous about getting sick from street food, but I'm totally willing to risk it if I can walk two blocks down the street to a little farmer's market-esque produce market, and pick up pounds of tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, carrots, potatoes, onions, zucchini, okra, cabbage, you name it-- for about 20 cents a pound. There is also plenty of fruit stands everywhere as well, and again, I can get bananas, mangoes, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, apples, peaches, apricots for incredibly low prices. Everything is flavorful, fresh, and free of chemicals (I think, I'm making this assumption based on the fact that everything goes bad way faster than I'm used to). We've been eating loads of pasta with tomatoes and zucchini, lentils and rice with mixed veggies, veggie-fried rice, homemade french fries (not as healthy, but for some reason we are addicted to these now...), and for lunch almost every day I eat about four tomatoes with soft cheese on delicious fresh bakery bread.

And we definitely eat our share of koshary and falafel (very, very cheap street food) when we're too lazy or it's too hot to cook, but I want to take full advantage of veggies before the dearth during the winter in Provo.

5 comments:

  1. Ugh, that makes my heart hurt. Waaaant. Maybe I should move to Egypt.

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  2. I'm jealous. And now I can only think of how much worse it will be here in the fall.

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  3. Sounds yummy! Maybe they are not a good cook like you are. Are you cooking for the other couple you are living with?

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  4. hmmm . . .wonder who got you healthy people addicted to french fries . . . ahem.

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