Saturday 4 May 2013


I honestly feel like I robbed someone today. Here's a top tip: if you want a truckload of fresh produce at knock-down prices then make your merry way to a large produce market. Even though I hated going to the market with my mum as a kid (it was always too noisy, crowded or smelly), I'm beginning to realise that our parents and grandparents had it good! Nothing beats the experience of actually "looking, touching and smelling" before you buy. It's a highly sensory experience, not to mention the opportunity you'll get to practice your haggling skills!
When it comes to fruit and veg, most supermarkets will only charge you for the extra packaging, and chances are that you'll be left with some measly items that are totally lacking in taste and personality. Well, sometimes anyway...
So, whether you live in a small town or a big city, I encourage you to get out there and see what's on offer. Spread your wings a little and pay some extra attention to the food you allow in your body.

~ Almond milk, yam, plantain, red onions, avocados, dark chocolate (vegans need treats too!), pawpaw (or papaya), tomatoes, spinach, maize meal, black-eyed beans, egusi ~

A few shots from the market I visited today.


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