-Seared Sea Scallops

-Avocado, Cucumber and Mango Salad

-Lime and Cilantro dressing

I created this quick and easy dish during the summer when the ingredients are in season!  It is important to try and cook with the seasons not only for optimal flavor but also for the nutrition.  Vegetables from their natural growing season are grown in optimal climates where the plant can draw from a natural source of nutrition.  Sunlight and temperature obviously affect photosynthesis which will affect the growth of the plant.  Artificially grown tomatoes taste dramatically different than a seasonal garden tomato, and other vegetables are the same way.  There is some research out there talking about seasonal vegetables and nutrition so I won’t get into that.  I’m just making a recommendation to eat seasonally.  It will taste better, and will be healthier for you.