Use CSAs or Farmers Markets’ Organic Produce and Use Harvard’s Healthy Eating Pyramid
I cook fresh daily by using seasonal, organic, local produce either from CSAs or Farmers Markets and by following the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Department’s Healthy Eating Pyramid (available online) guidelines. That means less meat and more fruits and veggies. One pan is frequently all I use to first saute in olive oil the aromatic veggies, then add the main veggies. I scrape up any veggie pieces after removing them from the pan, add a liquid of my choice (wine, broth, a little water) to poach the meat (usually chicken or fish). This creates a nicely-flavored sauce (once the liquid is reduced and flavored with balsamic or a seasoned vinegar and a dab of butter) to pour over the meat. Salad or sides follow the pyramid guidelines. Fruit and yogurt (with crunchy toppings) is a favorite dessert. Healthy eating accomplished and only one pan to wash!