Farmer’s market & Macro platter recreated

You probably already know about this article by Marie Claire and read opinions about it all over the blog-world, so I will make this short. Since I identify myself as a healthy-living blogger as well, I feel the need to express my thoughts about the matter.

  • The article is way too harsh to these ladies. Although I don’t read all of them now, at certain point in time, I did read them regularly and I met most of them in person. They’re real and nice. Only mean people will describe them like the article did.
  • Although too harsh, the article has some truth. But the truth about triggering ED and responsibilities that bloggers should take applies ALSO to any health magazine or media in general. Β It’s a paternalist way of thinking to ban or force providers of the info to be responsible of the info instead of making the reader responsible of the info they choose to take.
  • Personally, I don’t post about what I eat everyday (I did it before) because it’s troublesome and it’s not the aim of this blog anymore. Different people need in different point of time different inspirations. Some of them needs detail guidance about eating so they find reading food diary helps them to know what to do/eat. Others who is also interested in other topics might find food diary blogs boring and prefer a blog that talks about other things in life. It’s a matter of preference, and preference is just preference, it’s not good or bad.

okay. moving into farmer’s market that I went on Sunday in Dupont Circle.

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Anyone else finds fresh veggies specially beautiful and photogenic? πŸ˜‰

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here’s what I got for $20.


and then I also went to Tj’s for some other necessities


the macro platter that I had on Saturday was really good and it seems easy to make. So I tried to recreate it at home.

Ingredients for the carrot ginger dressing (Maggie asked the waiter): carrot (1/2 lb), ginger (1 inch), garlic (3 clove), onion (1/2 small), olive oil (1/4 cup) and salt.


blend everything and voila!


I wouldn’t say it’s as good as Good Health‘s, but it was pretty good. πŸ™‚

Coco’s macro platter: couscous, seaweed salad made with miso and tahini, aduki beans, roasted corn squash and broiled greens.


such a colorful, tasty and balance meal! πŸ˜‰


Q1: What’s your favorite grain?

Q2: What’s your take on the marie-claire article?


Filed under dinner, review

8 responses to “Farmer’s market & Macro platter recreated

  1. thedelicateplace

    1. i don’t eat any grains :0(they don’t like my digestive system)
    2. i wrote my quickie response in the comments section and on my blog re: marie claire. i agree with everything you said coco. it’s just really shameful/sad that the writer was trying to divide the community and slander those bloggers.

  2. the farmers’ market looks gorgeous, and your re-creation of the macro platter is great!

    i think the article was poor journalism; she manipulated quotes and responses to fuel her viewpoint and sadly missed an opportunity to call readers to responsibility for their own behavior modification when viewing healthy living blogs.

  3. I need to make this! I am so lazy about recreating dishes, but I will definitely definitely make this one.

  4. Recreating favorite dishes is so much fun! Yours looks every bit as amazing as the original. I’m definitely going to make that carrot ginger dressing!

  5. i DO find veggies especially photogenic, however i can’t take a photo to save my life. πŸ˜› let’s just say there’s good reason why you don’t see them on my blog.

    to be honest, i haven’t read the Marie Claire article yet. i should REALLY get on that since it’s everyone’s latest discussion!

  6. My favorite grain these days is probably bulgur or couscous!

  7. I agree with you 100% on that article. Very harsh indeed and taken out of context, I think.

    I love looking at and taking photos of fresh produce at the market. So many beautiful colours.

    The macro platter looks really interesting. Lots of options so your mouth doesn’t get bored…

  8. LOOK at all that color! Gorgeous photos of the farmers market!

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