The first summer I was in New York City, I worked as a reading tutor in a community center and kept a journal to share with my students. I stumbled upon this page recently:
And this summer? ....
So far this summer - two years later - I've established a sort of diet for myself too, though it's turning out a bit different. I still like quick and cheap, but I'm trying to cook my own food. I've found that I can still keep the cost down by spending money on simple ingredients, and that my body will thank me for the effort. Though I do miss all the beef patties and street food.
Looking at this year's journal, here are the elements of my new summer diet:
Beans and Rice (Habichuelas Rojas)
Organic Rotisserie Chicken (I've learned how to stretch this out for a week)
Homemade Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies (with peaches, mango, strawberries - whatever I have on hand)
Collard Greens with Herb Butter (including rosemary and basil from my windowsill)
Ice Cream (I'll never give it up!)
What is your summer diet looking like?