Organic Farmers Market Heaven & Grilled Pineapple Salad

Our weekly local farmers market means the world to me. I have been taken Faye every week since she was a few months old.  

If you follow my Insta Stories you have probably spotted us there.  

Getting organic, seasonal produce super fresh and also browsing, touching, feeling and smelling the fruits and veggies while chatting to all the friendly vendors which know Faye is just so much fun.  

The photos here are from the market in Bondi Beach on the weekend, where we all went together. Sadly, I don’t have many photos of me and Faye at the markets as it’s usually just us and I am having my hands full with baskets and bags.

We eat about 80-90% fresh fruits & veggies. I eat raw a lot, especially from Spring throughout Autumn.

Faye & I are probably more on the 90% side and Dave sneaking in vegan pizzas & nuggets at every chance hits probably just the 80. But, hey, he has come such a long way...
He also suggested getting a bigger fridge as ours is usually just a little too crowded with all the fresh food.

When I posted pics of our dinner on Instagram a few of you asked for the recipes...
so I am sharing one of them here: (honestly, I just make things up as I go along, so it's always tricky to write down the quantities afterwards, so please, feel free to adjust and use to taste!)

Grilled Pineapple & Quinoa Salad

1/2 Pineapple
1 Cup Quinoa or wholewheat Couscous
1 Carrot
1 small Zucchini
2 Handful Baby Spinach
2 Tbsp Sultanas
3 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
3 tbsp Sunflower Seeds
1/2 Avocado (optional)

Start by boiling the Quinoa (or couscous) and put to the side to cool.
Cut the pineapple into slices and grill until golden brown.
In the meantime grate the carrot and zucchini and combine with all the other ingredients.
If you own a spiraliser make zucchini noodles, which add great texture but I usually just grate them.

2 Tbsp Unhulled Tahini
1 Tbsp Fire Cider (Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Chili, Garlic & Herbs, you can use regular Apple Cider Vinegar instead, always organic and with the mother!)
3 tbsp Tamari

Mix together and adjust quantities to taste. Instead of the vinegar, you can also use fresh lime juice, which is a perfect addition. Pour over the salad, mix everything and enjoy!

I will also make up a post of Faye’s favourite foods and baby friendly smoothies. 
Many of which I know the correct recipes/quantities now, so I will share.
I seem to get quite some questions on food, so keep them coming and I hope this was helpful.