I’m starting to feel my body coming alive.
It’s Groundhog day. The weather’s changing, the sun is (hopefully) showing up a bit more, even though it’s still winter.
Around this time of year I always want to do something to change up my routine. I used to detox, but these days I don’t find that’s very helpful for me – it gets me too obsessive about food. This year I want to do something really different. Maybe a bit crazy (but not restrictive).
So here we go… 50 days of veggies.
Conversation with Rick yesterday:
Me: I’m going to make a different veggie dish every single day for 50 days. On Wikipedia there is a whole list of veggies and it’s more than 50 so I can totally do it!
Rick: Really? Don’t you think that’s a pretty intense goal? What if you miss a day?
Me: Nope. I won’t miss a day. I’ll do it even if the pictures are terrible or the dish was so nasty even Princess won’t eat it or if I’m so tired all I make is celery with peanut butter on it.
Rick: Ok… Good luck! Let me know how I can help!
Then he kissed me.
I love that man.
So today is Day 1. And you all have to help keep me accountable. I’m serious – I don’t usually demand my readers do things but I need help with this! I’m notorious for slipping up and not finishing when I start a goal. So anything you’ve got – motivation, quotes, recipes, even a kick in the pants – bring it!
Ok, let’s get to the food.
Mini Sweet Peppers
- 12 mini sweet peppers in assorted colors
- 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1/4 cup red onion, minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish
Place avocado in a bowl. Mash with a fork until desired guacamole consistency is reached (I like mine a bit chunky). Add in red onion, lime juice, sea salt and cilantro, mixing well.
Lying the peppers down, carefully chop a strip lengthwise off the “top” to make boat shapes. Fill each pepper with 2 heaping tablespoons of guacamole, garnishing with additional cilantro.
This is obviously not a very “wintery” vegetable dish, but I really wanted guacamole and it just came together in my mind so I went with it. Going forward I will be doing more hearty stuff using in-season vegetables. I want this to be about healthy, whole food, in-season produce as much as possible apart from if I’m having a specific craving! Lol…
Any ideas on recipes or requests? I’m going to need a lot of inspiration so please let me know if you have any thoughts on recipes or interesting veggies to use. And don’t forget to subscribe if you want to follow my veggie challenge!