Simple and Seasonal
I love these longer warm days when we can spend more time outside. There’s something so peaceful about breathing in the fresh air and being surrounded by nature’s beauty. Spending more time with my dog at the beach or the park is often the best antidote to a hectic day.
Our bodies are naturally in tune with the changing of the seasons, craving more of what’s seasonally available. When we eat food that does not grow in the season or climate we live in, it sends mixed messages to the body. When we eat foods sourced closer to home, it can help us feel more balanced, healthy and connected. The change of seasons gives us a reminder and an opportunity to get out of the meal rut we’ve been in and add in a few favorites we haven’t seen in our local grocery or farmers markets in awhile. Eating locally grown, seasonal produce also tastes better because it is picked at the peak of ripeness and is the most flavorful.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables, and one of the few that EVERYONE in my family enjoys. They start to come in season here in the Northeast sometime in April and we eat them in many different ways all through the spring and summer.
I try to keep our meals simple this time of year, so I can spend more time enjoying the activities that I missed so much during the winter….but simple doesn’t have to mean boring or lacking nutrition.
These simply grilled asparagus get a big boost of flavor from a drizzle made from basic ingredients found in most kitchens. There aren’t any hard to find ingredients, any time consuming preparations, or many extra dishes to wash…..which will give you more time to spend with family and friends doing what you love.