How to have an “Eat, Pray, Love” Veggie Moment


Remember the asparagus meal in “Eat, Pray, Love”? Elizabeth goes to the local Italian market, then slowly savors a deeply satisfying, magical, delicious and treasured joy….of eating 3 asparagus spears.

Crazy, right?

OK, I’m not sure we can all have a religious experience over a few vegetables, but you can get closer to it by taking a little extra time to:

  1. Buy fresh produce on the same day you plan to eat it.
  2. Reflect on where it came from and how it grew.
  3. Appreciate the smell, sight and texture, both in your fingers and your mouth.
  4. Eat with gratitude and without distractions.
  5. Chew long enough to experience the different flavor that comes after saliva exposure.
  6. Imagine you are Julia Roberts, and the veggies are a gateway to love and enlightenment. 🙂 OK, that might be going a bit far.

But with spring produce and farmers markets returning, it’s a chance to rediscover some “magic” in our produce, rather than just choking it down. See if a little extra time and appreciation can win you a beautiful veggie experience.

Have a good week!


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