You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays with ideas preparing the abundance of fruits and vegetables you might get from your CSA or the market. —The Mgmt.
Sitting in a booth at my local Whole Foods during a bustling lunchtime the other day, I tried hard not to let the groans of pleasure escape my lips too audibly. Palak paneer, red lentil dal, lemon rice. Even from the hot-foods bar at a supermarket halfway around the world, eaten with a disposable fork out of a self-consciously compostable cardboard box, vegetarian Indian food can be so good it puts me over the edge. Meat could not have been less crucial to my happiness that day.
That same shopping trip, I picked up the gorgeous little tomatoes in the photo above, which Whole Foods had sourced from a local farm. Just looking at those little buggers makes me smile.