Really Healthy, Minimal Fuss, Butternut Squash, Salmon

 This was actually a salad from the other day that ended up quite delicious and I'm seeing more and More and More how much fruit adds to salad, gets more greens in your body, and goes well with so many things!   

This was actually a salad from the other day that ended up quite delicious and I'm seeing more and More and More how much fruit adds to salad, gets more greens in your body, and goes well with so many things!   

 

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You just as I just started hash tagging this I'm realizing how great this would be as a side for Thanksgiving!  WOOHOO!! 

 

I keep meaning to more frequently post the healthy things I am making.     I believe in being healthy, and food tasting DARN GOOD!  Not like some sacrifice to be healthy that involves the taste of cardboard.  But what does one do when one hardly has time to complete all that one would if one were the type who didn't need sleep: i.e. Not human.  Even Wonder Woman needs sleep.  I used to think that was a qualifier: function with no sleep=Wonder Woman...mmmm nope, more like = Adrenal Fatigue and Autoimmune diseases...  I also believe reading the Omnivore's Dilemma is a good idea.  And that eating closer to the Earth is ideal.  And avoiding crazy inflammers like the evil 5

1. Alcohol

2. Coffee

3. Wheat  

4. Dairy

5. Soy

I think of wheat like sandpaper for your intestines.  American wheat anyway-  supposedly many people have luck with the wheat from the Middle East and Italy. 

 

But you want deliciousness, and you don't want nor are you even able to spend the day in the kitchen.   The cool thing is, these days it's getting easier to find pre cut items. And something like portobello-  cutting it is easy as pie!  Actually easier because there will be no concern about how bad pie would be for your insides.  No pie goo spilling all over... And it just cuts like you might imagine a cloud might- easily.  Or like gelatin, that's more relatable because it's on Earth, and also the whole "actually being a food" thing and something you might actually cut.  

 

Ok so what did I do- I should probably review all this before I forget myself!  Even if no one were to read this- it can be like a food journal for myself and any future generations...though I guess I'd have to figure out how to get it downloaded because once I'm gone who is going to keep this website open lol ok so anyyyywayyy I've got a lot on my mind and this is already going in many directions that are not the thesis lol.  

 

So let's get going, shall we?   

 First we start with the cut up butternut squash yay!   

First we start with the cut up butternut squash yay!   

 This was where  I added the sage-  I forgot which order I did things in- I think the onions and portobello are actually under here- but as I'm writing this I've gotten mixed up and had to put things out of order- now I have to go back and arrange again!  Ah which came first- the onion or the squash! 

This was where  I added the sage-  I forgot which order I did things in- I think the onions and portobello are actually under here- but as I'm writing this I've gotten mixed up and had to put things out of order- now I have to go back and arrange again!  Ah which came first- the onion or the squash! 

 I added to the butternut squash:  about 3-4 onions chopped.  Then portobello mushrooms I think again 3-4 after rinsing thoroughly.  Some salt, pepper, garlic, sage, olive oil.  Important: 1 portobello should hav 100% of your daily Vitamin D-  if you are finding the ones without it- there's not much point.  Did you know that it's pretty rare to be able to get Vitamin D through vegetables?  So since portobellos have it- USE it!   Portobello is one of the meat replacements that many vegetarians use- it's SO good and  it's not a sacrifice- it's a BONUS!

I added to the butternut squash:  about 3-4 onions chopped.  Then portobello mushrooms I think again 3-4 after rinsing thoroughly.  Some salt, pepper, garlic, sage, olive oil.  Important: 1 portobello should hav 100% of your daily Vitamin D-  if you are finding the ones without it- there's not much point.  Did you know that it's pretty rare to be able to get Vitamin D through vegetables?  So since portobellos have it- USE it!   Portobello is one of the meat replacements that many vegetarians use- it's SO good and  it's not a sacrifice- it's a BONUS!

 This is when it came out of the oven soooo good!   I was trying to follow the instructions for the squash but there were different options for roasting it-  I started with 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  It was still hard and the onions weren't cooked enough.  So then I did 450 for 20 minutes as that was another temperature listed....  And then when that was done, I decided to add another portobello,  which cooks pretty quick so I think then I did 350 for 20 more minutes.  The onion could STILL use more cooking IMO, the squash was more done than necessary, and the portobello was perfect- so I think in the future I might keep the onions in first and cook them extra- and or sauté them, and or do the slow cooker option since that works very nicely and turns out so yummy!  I know I have some in the freezer but I wonder where on earth I put them.... 

This is when it came out of the oven soooo good!   I was trying to follow the instructions for the squash but there were different options for roasting it-  I started with 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  It was still hard and the onions weren't cooked enough.  So then I did 450 for 20 minutes as that was another temperature listed....  And then when that was done, I decided to add another portobello,  which cooks pretty quick so I think then I did 350 for 20 more minutes.  The onion could STILL use more cooking IMO, the squash was more done than necessary, and the portobello was perfect- so I think in the future I might keep the onions in first and cook them extra- and or sauté them, and or do the slow cooker option since that works very nicely and turns out so yummy!  I know I have some in the freezer but I wonder where on earth I put them.... 

 I did  the salmon the way I always do-  broil 500 degrees for 20 minutes with whatever spices I want-  the photos don't do it justice by any means.   

I did  the salmon the way I always do-  broil 500 degrees for 20 minutes with whatever spices I want-  the photos don't do it justice by any means.   

 I still have a ton of organic greens I need to use up so put this over them- probably would have been better in a huge bowl so I could use even MORE greens- but it was so good!  And  added a few drops of dressing I made the other day for some of the lone greens.   Can't decide which is more satisfying: how delicious this is, or that it's SO HEALTHY!!! 

I still have a ton of organic greens I need to use up so put this over them- probably would have been better in a huge bowl so I could use even MORE greens- but it was so good!  And  added a few drops of dressing I made the other day for some of the lone greens.   Can't decide which is more satisfying: how delicious this is, or that it's SO HEALTHY!!! 

 

So that was today-  I have at least one more meal worth of salmon.  Maybe 1.5 quarts of the squash.  Still so many greens I need to eat.  I keep wanting to be more and more like those meal prepping people-  look- getting there!  

 

Love and gratitude!!!