Lori Wark doesn’t know how to cook. Well, she claims she can’t cook.
I met Lori via Skype a few months ago working with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, and I met her in person this summer while visiting my family on the East Coast. We had an excellent breakfast at a local diner in Bethesda, MD, and Lori told me about the new web site she’s created, Adventures in Climate Change, and new blog, Locavore’s Dilemma. She’s committed to shopping her local farmers market and avoiding plastic. All that’s great, except she doesn’t know the difference between sauteeing and frying (I’m not sure I know the difference either) and she can’t even boil an egg without messing it up.
So Lori’s asking (begging) for simple recipes using local, organic ingredients (of course, what’s local to her in Bethesda isn’t necessarily what’s local to you, but maybe that doesn’t matter for the purposes of this exercise.) And because I’m putting out the call on Fake Plastic Fish, the ingredients have got to be plastic-free!
One more catch: Each recipe must contain only 5 or fewer ingredients.
My contribution to her recipe collection is homemade vegan pesto, which I serve on cold baby potatoes. I can make the pesto with 5 local (to me) ingredients: fresh basil, fresh garlic, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, local almonds (because I don’t like pine nuts), and local olive oil in a glass bottle. I can find all of these ingredients plastic-free at my farmers market.
Will you please share your recipes with Lori in the comments of her blog? And if you are extra motivated, you could copy them here as well. I need a lot of kitchen help too!