Farmers Market Trip

farmers marketI love going to farmers markets! Everything is so fresh and the people are always fun to talk to and draw recipe inspiration from. Yesterday I went to my favorite farmers market in San Francisco, it’s at the Ferry building every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I think it is great to buy locally sourced produce, I love supporting any local farmers. I was even able to place an order for green tomatoes to pick up next week (get excited for that recipe)!

I got so many fruits and veggies this weekend, I found these gorgeous purple peppers, I haven’t decided what I am going to do with them yet but they were so beautiful I couldn’t resist. I also got Riesling grapes, they are a smaller grape and are really sweet, which I love!

When I got home from the market and started cooking! I really wanted to try something I am usually not a big fan of…. asparagus. I think it is really important to be open minded with food. A lot of the time when we try something and didn’t like it, it’s because of theasparagus1 way it was prepared. I had always just tried garlic roasted asparagus and never could develop a strong liking for it, but I figured let me go back to the drawing board and come up with something completely different

I have been pretty fond of Asian inspired flavors lately, so I made Soy glazed asparagus with red onion. Let me tell you, it was delicious! I will be eating this at lest once a week as a side to my dinners! It’s super healthy and so incredibly delicious.

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Soy Glazed Asparagus with Red Onion

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic,, minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 12-15 pieces of asparagus, cut into 1 in. pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced

Directions

  1. In a medium nonstick saute pan, over medium heat, add the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, bring to a simmer and reduce (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add in the garlic and ginger and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the asparagus and red onion and continue to saute for 5-8 minutes or until the asparagus and red onion are tender and enjoy!

 

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