So, you build and automate a greenhouse. You have food available to you every day, and the grocery store becomes an option you can add from when preparing meals. It's nice, but what do you eat?
For us, that starts with what is fresh and ready, and what it seems like even a teenager will eat. Usually that last part is the hardest.
What is ready mostly depends on work from a month or more ago, unless you are also growing microgreens or other quick nutritious food.
It's changed dinner planning a lot, the list of things we don't buy any longer is growing. We always have basil, thyme, mint, carrot greens, onion greens and more. I just need to regularly plant what I want to eat.
More GrowBots and irrigation tables are in the works, and more pushing the boundaries of our options.
This zesty salad is perfect for a quick side or main dish. Most of the ingredients are easy to grow, just harvest a few things from the garden and add a few spices from the cupboard.
My trees are small but I add some moringa or neem leaves to this when I can. When the trees are full-sized, they will become standard ingredients for their many benefits and great taste.
When available: 2-4 Neem or Moringa tree leaf fronds
You will need a small knife, a vegetable peeler, 2 bowls, and a strainer.
Serve without dressing, or add a sprinkle of poppy/sesame seeds or roasted pine nuts.
With the pine nuts and leaves, this is a complete meal containing a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, plus aminos and proteins, with anti-fungal and anti-bacterials as well.