Healthy Vegetables

Wild-Rhubarb

Rhubarb in the Paleo Works Garden

Supermarkets would have us believe that variety is being able to walk into a store and buy any and every agricultural product you can think of day in, day out 365 days of the year.

The problem with this is…it becomes boring.  Food becomes monotonous (again).  The variety of food never seems to change and inspiration can easily fade.  This is not the way nature intended.  Food variety should be driven by the seasons.  This is how we used to eat.  We would fill up on produce in season, eat it and bottle in and can it and store it and eat it again to the point where we thought we would never wish to ever eat it again and then the season would turn and a new variety would ripen and the cycle would begin all over again.

In this way food becomes exciting and our meals become invigorating.  Our diet is continually changing and we are feasting on foods that suit that time of year and the weather.

Like purple blackberries in autumn, fresh green asparagus and fiery watercress in spring, pumpkins, squash and fennel late summer and the sweet orangey tang of clementines at Christmas.

Last night we noticed this out the window of our back kitchen!  All through the winter months it has tended itself and kept hidden only to push through in April to provide a bumper crop for the next weeks.  And as we write, the cycle continues.

Shop local, keep to small-scale producers and independent food.  Check out your local veg box supplier.  In this way you will get back in touch with the seasonal quality of food.  The way nature intended!

In May, look out for elderflowers, outdoor rhubarb, asparagus, beetroot, radishes, wild rocket and watercress to season and flavor your foods.  In June the season is turning through to summer and you will find blackcurrants, cherries, gooseberries, loganberries, carrots, cucumber and turnips to add to May’s delights.

And keep it real!

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Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Caveman Diet, Stoneage Diet, Vegetables and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Lifting My Spirits and commented:
    I don’t really know much about the Paleo diet, but I like this blog. Maybe I’m already eating Paleo? I should check…

  2. Elizabeth Bennett RN MSN PhD

    Eating seasonally feels good for the soul, not only nutritional benefits. We were just talking about this today. Nicely done, thanks.

  3. I’m with you! I love the constant ‘special occasions’ generated by eating in season. My mother used to wax poetic about right-out-of-the garden baby lettuces, sun-warmed tomatoes and practically jump up and down when offered free rein on the neighbours’ rhubarb. I’m so glad she shared her passion for eating in season with me.

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