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.
apples, apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, coconuts, cranberries, grapes, guava, mangos, melon, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plums, pomegranates, raspberries, and strawberries
artichokes, asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cucumbers, dandelions, fennel, jicama, kale, lettuce, okra, watercress, and zucchini
acorn squash, potatoes
rice and oats (good option)
adzuki beans, black gram beans, fava beans, garbanzo beans aka chickpeas, and split peas
NUTS & SEEDS
coconuts, lotus seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds
ghee and rice milk
all represent good options: crab, fresh water fish, and shrimp in moderation
coconut and olive
all represent good options: maple syrup, raw sugar, and rice syrup
mayonnaise (good option)
chamomile, chicory, dandelion, hibiscus, mint, and strawberry leaf
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!