David B. Agus’s “The End of Illness” offers a few simple suggestions for optimum health, one being the consumption of the freshest, most recently picked produce possible. The brilliantly written and inspiring “An Everlasting Meal” by Tamar Adler, offers endless suggestions on how to use every scrap and morsel of your farmers market finds for simple, rustic meals. She suggests baking all your root vegetables as soon as you get home from the market and placing them in the fridge for easy use throughout the week.
I challenged myself to a week of meals from my purchases at the farmers market with a few supplementary items from my local grocery store. Among the dishes were a beautifully bright roasted vegetable salad and delightful crustless vegetable quiche, both of which held up perfectly when taken to work for lunch. Here is a description of how I prepped and some recipes for a few of the dishes I made: