Photo-ful Weekend

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Thanks so much for all the support on my (rather long-winded) announcement. I’m trying to respond to comments more, as I know I love it when I get responses on comments I leave on other blogs.  I just hope the comment-reply emails are working!

There are some days when I never want to take pictures of anything.  No matter how pretty or delicious-looking my food is, there are times when I am just not in the mood to capture it – then I regret it later when I can’t think of anything to blog about.

Then, there are other times when I just want to photograph everything! So I take advantage of those days to do a photo-dump post.  Another weekend in pictures! (there’s a recipe in there too :-P)

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Friday’s post 5 mile run breakfast: egg-rito on a light tortilla, sprouted grain toast with Vermont PB Mad River Mojo <– love this stuff!

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There were many snack-y moments.  Which called for air popped corn with nooch!

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I took this baby to the graveyard, a.k.a. Staples.  He lost all energy and pooped out on me after only 2.5 years!

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Now I’m printer/scanner/copier-less and not too happy about it.  But a two months before moving out is not a good time to buy new appliances.  I’ll suffer through print labs and horribly dysfunctional copiers.

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My suite-mate and I had a lazy sushi night and watched Bones.  Love that show!

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One of my better oatmeal combos: 1/4 c oat groats (denser than rolled), 1 T chia seeds, a few drops coconut extract cooked in 1 c water. Topped with banana slices, more shredded coconut, cashini butter and a splash of almond milk (added later). I was full for hours!

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I spent a good deal of time yesterday in search of delicata squash.  No idea why, but I really wanted one!  I tried the farmer’s market and Whole Foods with no such luck.  I finally found a few at a local organic market – and I bought four (they’re small!).  And a kabocha.

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I decided it was time to create a new, easy, savory recipe with my delicata.

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Baked Delicata Squash 'Fries'

Prep Time: 28 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 2 side-dish servings, or 1 for a hungry person!

These adorable little squash have the taste and consistency of a sweet potato, with great nutritional boosts. The skin is edible, and gets nice and crispy when baked. Perfect for an appetizer, side dish, or just for snacking.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium delicata squash
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 5-6 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1t thyme
  • 1t cumin
  • pinch sea salt
  • other seasonings: pepper, rosemary, oregano

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400*F
  2. Rinse and scrub the squash well, as you will be eating the skin. Cut off the very ends (as little as possible), and cut the squash in half length-wise. With a spoon or paring knife, scoop out all the seeds and innards.
  3. Slice the halves into 1/2 inch (~1cm) half-moon slivers.
  4. Toss the squash in a bowl with salt & your herbs/seasonings of choice, and add 1 T olive oil to coat. If not all pieces are coated, toss with 1 more T of olive oil.
  5. Spread slices in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 mins at 400*F, or until golden brown and tender.
  6. For extra crisp-factor, set the oven to broil for the last 3 minutes or so.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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tossed with olive oil and herbs

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in a single layer on the baking sheet

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baked goodness

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I could eat these nonstop.

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And of course, I chose the homework snack option.  It even gets the quantum book photo-op!

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I also made some fluffy coconut millet for the week.  Let’s hope it lasts that long!

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And baked some scones.  I used this recipe, with a few minor adjustments (different PB, less sugar, all whole wheat pastry flour). Perfection.

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I even had one on top of my pumpkin & oat bowl this morning.

Phew. Glad I got that all out there.  Now I’m probably going back to not taking pictures and not blogging for a day or two as I approach the jam-packed days of my week.

Do you go through times when you really don’t feel like documenting anything?

Do anything crazy fun this weekend?

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7 thoughts on “Photo-ful Weekend

  1. Tara

    I love delicata squash! They are way too small though… I usually eat one in a sitting. Good thing they aren’t too expensive!! I totally know what you mean by wanting to take photos of everything. Some days I take none, and others I’m snapping away at everything!
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