Not really, there is no such thing as a free lunch. But I did manage to throw this together for lunch today. It took me 15 minutes and only cost $375.00. Cheap. Most of this came from my CSA, community supported agriculture, or from my FGL, friend's garden leftovers.
I steamed some little potatoes and then rummaged the fridge for veggies. I made a quick dressing in a ball jar, 3 parts oil, 1 part vinegar, a little mustard, garlic, herbs, lemon and white wine. Shake and serve.
I cut some corn off the cob and seasoned with lemon and chives. I steam all my green beans when I get them so I just grabbed a few, had lettuce washed and ready. Chunked up some cukes, carrots and a fat tomato. By now my potatoes are cooked. I cool them a bit in cold water, split and toss with a little dressing. Open a can of locally raised free range organic, carbon neutral tuna and lunch is served.
Yes, I have mad knife skills but you can easily throw together a simple lunch like this. Just keep lots of fresh veggies in your house. Wash and bag your greens, blanch veggies ASAP and keep fixin's around for salad dressing.
Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom, cook like you mean it. G