• Maggie Fekete

Eating with the Seasons | Summer Styles

Updated: Jul 27


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Our ancestors didn't have access to the level of convenience we do today. They ate off the land and with the seasons. I've never set 100% of my intention to eating with the seasons until now! My inspiration came from Ayurvedic Medicine; the science of life and the in-depth study of nature itself.


I figured if our grocery stores ever collapsed I'd have to determine what my summer harvest would look like sooner or later! I like to be proactive and keep on the safer side of life! Jajaja (laughing in Spanish)!


Check out my summer shopping list if you'd like to join in on the fun! 79% of the groceries provided are based on BEST practices for the Summer Season! 21% represent GOOD options to increase variety within specific categories!


I will publish my Fall/Winter and Spring Shopping Lists when the seasons are in the present!


The summer solstice usually occurs on June 21st and extends to September 23rd. The rulers of the summertime are The Moon, The Sun, and Mercury. The elements of this season are water, fire, and earth. The fullness and abundance of nature are revealed as new life from springtime grows to maturity. Life in the summertime moves at a slower and more sensual pace due to the warmest temperatures. Diets tend to be lighter as a result. On many levels life is easiest during this season.


Summer Shopping


FRUITS

apples, apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, coconuts, cranberries, grapes, guava, mangos, melon, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plums, pomegranates, raspberries, and strawberries


NON-STARCHY VEGETABLES

artichokes, asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cucumbers, dandelions, fennel, jicama, kale, lettuce, okra, watercress, and zucchini


STARCHY VEGETABLES

acorn squash, potatoes


GRAINS

rice and oats (good option)


LEGUMES

adzuki beans, black gram beans, fava beans, garbanzo beans aka chickpeas, and split peas


NUTS & SEEDS

coconuts, lotus seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds


DAIRY

ghee and rice milk


FISH

all represent good options: crab, fresh water fish, and shrimp in moderation


OILS

coconut and olive


SWEETENERS

all represent good options: maple syrup, raw sugar, and rice syrup


CONDIMENTS

mayonnaise (good option)


Herbal Teas

chamomile, chicory, dandelion, hibiscus, mint, and strawberry leaf


SPICES

chamomile and coriander

the following represent good options: anise, asafoetida, cumin, fennel, peppermint, saffron, spearmint, and turmeric


We change so very much in our lives seasonally why not the foods on our grocery shopping list? If there is something on the list above that you don't like, simply don't buy and don't eat, problem solved!


I took our shopping list to Kroger and this was my first take and spin on Summer!


May you feel a level of satisfaction in your bones that would be understood by your ancestors, whom never failed to eat without inspiration from the seasons!


Happy Summer Shopping!


Peace, Love, & Everlasting Protection!


Namaste,


Maggie


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