Eat Green, Drink Pink

I recently did one of my fairly regularly scheduled  look-through’s of Food & when I noticed that i gravitate towards green plated foods and pink hued drinks. I’m assuming that I’ve always done this subconsciously but now I have Pinterest to point it out by putting all the photos together in one place for me.

It might have something to do with the fact that I was looking under seasonal dishes and that my summer veggie preferences tend to fall green on the color spectrum (Except tomatoes but I didn’t see any particularly exciting looking tomato recipes this time). Here are some of the web-harvested highlights in the green department:

Herbed Fazzoletti with Asparagus and Burrata

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter and Queso Fresco

When I was in college I remember a particularly drizzly day while a friend and I were walking across the parking lot talking about the taste of colors. I tried explaining this concept to someone they said I was just doing what I always do, which is apparently making things up. But consider this: what ingredients or flavors would make a drink “pink”? Strawberries; Raspberries; Pink Grapefruit; and in the case of this absolutely fantastic piece of GastroPorn, Hibiscus syrup.

Hibiscus Mimosa

If these images (and their corresponding recipes, which can be reached by clicking said images) aren’t proof enough that eating green can be healthy and fun. And, if Dr. Suess didn’t make Pink Ink sound good enough, I hope that last picture did.