May is a great time to get healthy. The last chills of winter have finally melted, and spring brings with it a flood of blooming flowers, fresh produce and sunshine. Nice weather and longer days create space for outdoor activity, and fresh fruits and veggies make eating better a no-brainer. Nothing fosters creativity in the kitchen quite like fresh and local produce. If you haven’t explored your local farmer’s markets, now is the time! Go, explore and see what you can find!
There is an enormous range of produce available this month, from artichokes and broccoli to cauliflower and cucumber. We are still seeing endive and the first fava beans of the season are making their way to local stands. Strawberries are getting sweeter as the weather warms up, and stone fruit such as apricots and plums line tables wrapped in burlap. It is a great month to be out shopping, in cooking and out and about eating.
Eating well is a great way to get off to a healthy start this spring. If you are planning to exercise or get in shape this summer, what better way to start than at the kitchen table? An abundance of fresh fruits and veggies make work in the kitchen a labor of love more than anything else this May, and we look forward to being there with you every step along the way. From breakfast tofu stir-fries to fresh fruit tofu puddings and midnight tofu ice cream shakes, we have something to add to every meal.
We look forward to taking this journey with you and seeing what you create. Share your ideas and recipes on our Facebook page and show us what you’re made of! Nothing inspires us more than seeing all the creative ways you work with tofu in the kitchen. Happy cooking and happy spring!