We’ve been cleaning up our act around here with eating – mostly tightening things back up to where they were and incorporating more whole foods instead of gluten-free convenience foods. Although, I always seem to forget (and it’s a good reminder) that whole food can be convenient too. I was wanting something sweet last week after lunch, so I pre-bolused for some fruit and waited for my insulin to start working then enjoyed a banana sliced with a sprinkle of sea salt and cinnamon. Easy, tasty, sweet and salty! Sometimes it really is as simple as fruit with a spice on it.
All the summer fruits are ripe for the picking! That means summer salads that are refreshing in the heat, especially if you’re in, you know, Phoenix! Wowza.
Avocado Nectarine Salad
- 1 avocado
- 1 nectarine
- Olive oil
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
Dice the avocado and nectarine, drizzle with olive oil (I want to emphasize and HIGHLY recommend a really good quality olive oil. Like from Greece, no fake US olive oil. Thanks to hubs for bringing me real olive oil on his way home from deployment – holy shizz), sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy! Refreshing, filling and full of nutrients.
I’ve had two organic delicata squash sitting in my produce tower for weeks, last night, I decided it was time to roast them. I cut and cleaned them out, then stuffed them. I had no idea if they would turn out – but decided to wing it and they were amazeballs (and SO EASY)!
Mushroom Bacon Delicata Squash Boats
- 2 delicata squash
- 4 slices bacon
- 1/2 large sweet yellow onion
- 1 medium package sliced white mushrooms
- Ground pepper
- Sea salt
- Garlic powder
- Reserved bacon fat
Cut the ends off each delicata and slice lengthwise. Clean the seeds out so you end up with a little boat. Dice the and onion and mushrooms, and cut the bacon slices into pieces. Add everything together in one bowl and generously sprinkle with sea salt, fresh ground pepper and garlic powder. Melt a 1/4 cup reserved bacon fat and drizzle over mix. Toss to coat. Stuff (I used my hands so I could cram them full) each delicata squash boat with mixture. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. They’ll start to sizzle/pop around 10 minutes, it’s just the mushrooms and onions cooking in the bacon fat.