How to Have the Perfect Lunch

How to have the perfect lunch:

1. On a sunny day…

2. Pack some simple yummy food…

3. and an interesting book…

4. Head to a park…

5. Enjoy yourself!

I had a really nice lunch today at my favorite little park.  I packed a peanut butter and honey sandwich and some corn and edamame salad.  I brought along The China Study to read while I ate.

Earth Balance peanut butter is one of my favorite peanut butters.  It has a couple more ingredients than I would like such as palm oil and agave, but it does not require stirring or refrigeration.  So I can keep it in my desk at work for snacks instead of in the community refrigerator where someone might mooch it!

This corn and edamame salad was simple and delicious.  I randomly threw it together this morning.  I remember seeing something like this in Veganomiconwhen I borrowed it from the library this spring.  I don’t remember how the recipe went at all though, so I just improvised.  In a container I mixed about 1/2 cup frozen corn kernals and 1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame.  Then I added a few pinches of seasame seeds and a drizzle of balsalmic vineagar dressing.  Pop the lid on and shake it up to mix the ingredients.  I let it thaw all morning until lunch and then ate it at room temperature.  I really liked it.

I started reading The China Study just this week.  I’ve been reading tons of fiction lately so I thought a non-fiction book would be a nice change.  I really want to read this book but sometimes I struggle with non-fiction.  I get so bored!  It doesn’t draw me in like fiction does.  I actually checked this book out before but I didn’t have time to read it.  I had to put my name back on the waiting list and now it’s my turn again.  So I need to read it this time around!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend here in the U.S.  After my nice little picnic lunch today, I’m hoping to fit another picnic in this weekend sometime.


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