Monday, November 8, 2010

Eating Right...

I don't think that I've ever addressed this in words - just in my subhead - but I really do strive, most of the time, to eat right.  This weekend was a mixed bag, but dinner last night was amazing. 
After finishing up a recovery run that was faster than it should have been, I hit up Whole Foods to do the weekly food shopping.  I know, we are members of a great co-op not two miles from the house, River Valley Market, but I was literally right in front of Whole Foods and they have more of the specific stuff we need.
Anyway, I picked up some wild-caught sockeye salmon - it looked amazing, expensive, but amazing - to go with the locally-grown, organic acorn squash and brussel sprouts that I bought at the Northampton Farmers Market.
I sliced the squash in half, coated it with a little coconut oil and placed them cut side down in a pan with water about an eighth of an inch deep.  They baked at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.  After that got started, I cut the ends off of the sprouts, threw em in a bowl, coated them with sea salt, pepper, a little garlic salt and some olive oil.  Shook them up real good and put them on a pan.  Slid the sprout in with the squash - for 30 minutes. 
While the sides were cooking, I heated my grill pan, seasoned the salmon and grilled them, skin side down for about 15 minutes.
When it was all said and done, we had a great, super healthy dinner - and clean up was a breeze.  I did, however, make the squash a little less healthy by mashing it with butter and cinnamon and sugar, but hey, what are you going to do...
Maybe I should start a recipes/menu page.  We do some interesting meals...would anyone be interested in that?  I mean, where else would you find out about cinnamon pear maple millet (an AWESOME hot breakfast)?

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