Whole30, Day 9

I'm sure you've all caught on by now, the food in my house isn't any more exciting on a weekday than anyone else's! That sancocho has lasted a ridiculously long time, about a day and a half more than I thought it would! Which is great - less cooking for me! (Yes, even I get sick of cooking once in a while).


There was really not even a full bowl of sancocho left for lunch, so I polished that off and then made myself a sweet potato. I love mashed sweet potato in general so this one only needs a little altering. Applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger...and then just to be fancy I threw some grapes under the broiler until they popped and tossed those in there. 


Mashed sweet potato with roasted grapes. 

Mashed sweet potato with roasted grapes. 

I surprised myself with dinner. I had a beautiful bunch of kale from a local farm we had a shoot with over the weekend that I wanted to use. Kale, in my mind, goes great with pork - so now I'm thinking, kale, sausage...and? Apples. Introducing, the Sausage, Apple & Kale Skillet (Delight! as my 17 year old brother-in-law added). This was another really good dinner that felt like real food that we would eat anyway. Plus I had so much of it, I stuffed some into an acorn squash and stashed that in the fridge for tomorrow. 

Sausage, Apple & Kale Skillet - REALLY good!

Sausage, Apple & Kale Skillet - REALLY good!


Whole30, Day 9, 1.2 lbs. lost

Breakfast: scrambled egg, 1/2 avocado dresses in salt, red pepper & lemon

Lunch: sancocho, sweet potato mash w/ roasted grapes

Dinner: Sausage, Apple & Kale Skillet


Roast Grapes:
Preheat broiler. 
Remove grapes from stems and rinse well.
Coat in some grapes oil, salt & pepper
Roast on a foil lined cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes until grapes pop open and are charred in spots.

Sausage, Apple & Kale Skillet
Chop 1 onion, 2 apples and 1 bunch kale (stems removed)
Remove sauste meat from casings and brown in a pan, but don't cook all the way through.
In a separate pan, heat some olive oil. Saute' onion for about 5 minutes. Add in apples, sausage meat and kale. Season with salt & pepper. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until sausage is cooked through. Serve hot.