Friday, July 16, 2010

Picnic in the Park

The weather has cooled down a little bit here (meaning it's now in the 90s instead of the 110s), so Dennis and I decided to get out of the house and go for a picnic in the park.

I bought these pretty little purple potatoes from the farmers' market, and was itching to do something with them. I chose potato salad since we were going for a picnic. I love potato salad but don't make it often. The purple potatoes were looked like little geodes once I cut them. It almost seemed like a shame to cook them!

I added peas, chopped onion, and red bell pepper.

And then mixed in Vegenaise, mustard, salt, pepper, sesame seeds and a little dill.

I also made a quick quinoa salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and chickpeas. I added some olive oil, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.

And I made a garden salad using tomatoes, carrots and olives. Most of the produce I used to make this lunch was bought at the farmers' market.

This was such a delicious lunch, and seemed to taste even better eaten outside in the park under the sun! And of course, we need to get time out in the sun in order to get our vitamin D!

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1 comment:

  1. The potato salad looked really good before you even added the vegannaise! It looked like you were eating a rainbow with all the colors. Now I am going to try and find purple potatoes at my farmers market!