Beans, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, white beans,
Adzuki, chickpeas and lentils.
Grains and grain-like things, rice, bulgar, farro, quinoa,
oats, groats and barley.
Greens, kale, spinach, dandelion, bok choy,
lettuce, cabbage and endive.
Fruits, apples, pears, berries, melons,
plums, banana and mango.
Vegetables, zucchini, cucumber, tomato, eggplant,
peppers, avocados, summer squash and pumpkin.
(I know, all of those vegetables are really fruits.)
Real vegetables, potatoes, onions, garlic, leeks,
beets, radishes and carrots.
Seeds, sesame, sunflower, poppy, flax,
celery, chia, pumpkin and hemp.
Nuts, almonds, cashews, pine nuts, walnuts,
macadamia, hazelnut and (legume alert): peanuts.
PIEROGIES, STEWS, DIPS, CRACKERS, DAHLS, SOUPS, CHILIES, HASHES, SCRAMBLES, SUSHI, BARBEQUE, CUTLETS, CAKES, PASTA DISHES, KITCHARI, STIR-FRIES, TACOS, KEBOBS, SNACKS, “BURGERS,” BREADS, CEREALS, PIZZAS, WAFFLES AND PANCAKES, BURRITOS, CASSEROLES, LASAGNAS, SUBS, SMOOTHIES, WRAPS, SANDWICHES, COOKIES, MUFFINS, CURRIES…AND…
(Louie nose a good poem when he smells one!)