Grilled Acorn Squash

I’m on day 13 of the Whole30 now and I feel like I have “Tiger Blood” now as they call it. I just feel good. I wake up before my alarm and I feel rested and ready to go. My joints feel great (as they always do when I cut out sugar) and my body feels almost weightless. That’s the Tiger Blood speaking.

This week I went to a work event and turned down chocolate chip cookies, pizza AND cake from Costco (a favorite of mine). It actually wasn’t that hard to turn that stuff down since I now have Tiger Blood and all.

What I really miss the most is WINE! I thought I would miss chocolate or the stevia in my morning coffee or Reeces peanut butter pumpkins (they are in season!), but no. I miss wine. I usually only have a couple glasses of wine on the weekends but I’m realizing that those 2 glasses on Saturday night are really crucial to my spiritual wellness so I’m guessing when my 30 days are up I’ll be celebrating with a glass of vino.

I’m very excited to share this recipe for grilled acorn squash! This was the first time in my life to ever try acorn squash and man have I been missing out! The flavor and texture is almost the same as french fries (or maybe that’s the tiger blood speaking again). For real though it’s really good and I’ve grilled squash every day this week!

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Grilled Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash, seeds removed, sliced into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick slices (thinner slices are better)
Salt & pepper to taste
Nutritional yeast
Olive oil

Heat the grill to 400-450 degrees F. Brush both sides of each piece of squash with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Grill for about 4 minutes on each side or until nice grill marks appear and the squash is tender. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.

That’s it! It’s so easy and so so so good!!

Rocco is all recovered from his procedure last week. I don’t think he even knows he had anything done. I don’t even think he knew he had stitches! He never paid any attention to them. I got him a new blanket from Costco called the “sherpa blanket” and he just loves it. My husband and I are actually quite jealous because it’s the softest blanket we’ve ever felt!

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Oh and my awesome hubby got me new cross country skis for my birthday! I think it was a subtle hint that I need to exercise more. Ha! KIDDING! He got them because I emailed him a link to a ski set I wanted noting all my sizes and low and behold he got me just what I wanted! THAT is a good man. Here I am skiing in my living room. What a nerd…

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Have a great weekend!
Laura

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