The next day after my chicken stir fry, I went to the market as per usual but this time really paid attention to my senses. Fruit and vegetables LOOK delicious and my eyes were so attracted to the variety of colors.
Before I’d buy a mango from my fruit vendor, she would often smell it to make sure it was fresh and in it’s best ripeness to eat that day. Mangoes do smell amazing!
While shopping at these fresh stalls, I asked myself: what foods make me feel vibrant, aligned with my values and in flow with nature? I happily filled up my cloth bags with foods I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into or cut up for my kids to enjoy.
Lots of veggies (our kids love carrots, cucumber and cherry tomatoes the most), home made tofu, sweet potatoes to steam, pumpkin and mung beans to stew up with coconut milk, ginger, garlic and cinnamon. Local sesame seeds, peanut butter, sugared coconut pieces…
And the fruit!!! Mango, papaya, dragon fruit, soursop (one of my new fav’s), guava, oranges for fresh orange juice, longan and rambutan (like lychee), those little delicious bananas that are small but a dark yellow/orange inside and bursting with flavor. Local watermelon. YUM!! My mouth and cells were watering!