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I tend to spend Sundays meal planning and while I am not on any great weight loss plan or anything, I am very strict about anything I cook at home being fairly healthy* and leaving my unhealthy habits to when I eat out**. Thinking about starting a weekly*** thread so we can share recipes.

This morning, I am noticing all the ideas appealing to me include bacon. I probably should use some bacon and get it out of my system, huh? I love bacon.****


I started subscribing to Buzzfeed Food’s twice-weekly email list and it’s actually great! I mean, it just aggregates lists of things that fit into certain categories, but for some reason that is really helpful to me. Plus I get exposed to different websites.

Here are some things I made last week*****:

  1. Summer squash vegetables n stuff: I cut summer squash into sticks (like, maybe 1/2" thick), zucchini into about 1/2" thick half-rounds, and red onion into reasonably thin slices. Sauteed red onion and garlic in some olive oil for a few minutes, threw in the squashes and cooked until al dente******. Toss with lemon juice, a dickload of dill, and good nice wet feta cheese.
  2. “Salad” with bulgur wheat, the rest of that feta cheese, and all the things in my fridge lightly sauteed (zucchini, carrot, onion, calamata olives, broccoli, different bell peppers), plus not-sauteed parsley. Dressing: balsamic vinegar, honey, touch of olive oil.
  3. This. Roasted veggies, basically (red onion, carrots, fennel, mint). I found the mint didn’t add much - the rest of the flavors kind of overtook it.
  4. Sorry I don’t use a ton of actual recipes, haha.

* For me, personally, healthy means light on the cheese and reasonably lean meat choices, light on the butter/etc, and carbs are whole grains and root vegetables. With some flexibility, of course, haha.


**I eat out too much. This is pretty much my sole challenge to eating consistently healthy.

***Don’t trust me to do this on a weekly basis.

****I’m annoyed that it’s supposedly trendy to like bacon. Not because I’m trying not to be trendy - because people are throwing all this shade at bacon like it’s a hipster thing. I see how it can seem hipster-y to add bacon to a drink or a dessert or something but this is not actually new. CULTURES ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE BEEN USING PORK BELLY TO FLAVOR THINGS FOR A LONG TIME!


*****I made more things but like, is it important I post “grilled a pork chop?” Probably not.

******I literally gag at squishy squash. My mom used to think I was faking it when she would cook a squash for like 12 hours or whatever they did in the day.

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