I don't seek out organic food or products, but when I find something I'm interested in and it's organic, it's a bonus. I was exploring the shops on NW Market Street in Ballard when I came across the HummingBird Juice Joint, an organic juice bar and cafe (2242 NW Market Street, Ballard, WA).
I had already spotted Cupcake Royale bakery on the same side of the street, so I thought that starting my shopping trip with a virtuous lunch would be smart. When I looked at the menu, I knew immediately what I was having. Kale Nicoise salad.
You can see the beautiful greens, nicoise olives, sunflower seeds, cold boiled potato slices, fresh tomato, capers, blanched green beans and a "beet-kissed hard boiled egg," all dressed in a light herb dressing. It was delicious and I felt that in the days to come, my hair would be shiny, my eyes bright and my conversation sparkling. Surely this was the kind of food I was supposed to be consuming.
Then I went to the bakery...