Potatoes save the day. Actually they really do.
So, it serves me right for being cocky. But of course it caught up with me. This was a tough day! It’s not really that I’m craving anything in particular, it’s just that I’m wanting a break from the constant prepping and cooking and planning. Also I’m a little broke this week and it’s expensive to prep everything yourself!
Anyway, that said, it turned out to be a better day than I thought it would be. But I’ve been a little under the weather and grumpy, so I started out a little pissy.
We made up a breakfast scramble of smoked salmon, tomatoes and egg.
It was good but I’ve still been feeling a little over it all. For lunch we had those delicious potatoes (featured above) with some leftover chili. I was really feeling over the leftovers, though, so I chopped up an heirloom and an avocado and made this deliciousness below:
…and actually that made my day turn around. It was so good. And so easy. I didn’t have to dress it with anything. Just a little sea salt.
I totally got inspired by that salad and by dinner was feeling much happier and back on track with the whole 30 in general, which I had been cursing up till that point in the day.
And then I busted this out for dinner, which pretty much ended the food day on a super high note:
Kobocha Squash Stuffed with Curried Turkey and Potatoes:
- 1 kobocha squash
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 4 – 5 medium sized potatoes, thinly sliced
- olive oil
- 2 tbls. curry powder
- sea salt to taste
- Heat oven to 425
- Cut squash in half and seed. Sprinkle with olive oil. Once oven is hot, roast at 425 for 40 – 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey in a skillet over medium high heat. Ince brown, remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the potatoes to the same skillet and add water to cover.
- Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and cooked through. Drain, and mash.
- Add potatoes to bowl with ground meat, along with curry powder and salt.
- When the squash is ready, fill with potato turkey mixture and serve immediately.
This dish was life affirming. Also we shared one half and kept the second for leftovers.