CSA. Recently, I laid out some of my goodies, along side a jewel from our own garden (the green pepper) and a few peppers from our local produce store. It looked like a still life painting. Sure they were common veggies, but the colors and shapes were art on a chopping block. Who wouldn't be inspired to whip up dinner with this amazing bounty?
So I got to work, slicing and dicing. I used all the veggies above - peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, and onion in my dish. In the carnivore's I limited it to the peppers and onion. I also tossed in some organic sweet Italian sausage from West Wind Farms (who we are now getting a bi-weekly meat CSA from). I sauteed each in a bit of olive oil with kosher salt and freshly ground peppers. At the same time I boiled some whole grain penne (a new healthy switch we have made in our house).
So simple, but so satisfying. I enjoyed all the bright colors and fresh flavors. And the carnivore, well, he loves anything with fresh sausage. Even if it doesn't look like a work of art.