It has been ages since I posted a recipe on this blog, but this one is just too good to not share! As you may have gathered, Thomas and I have been following a mostly primal foods diet, while slowly trying to change the kids’ eating, too. For us, this means that we eat as much meat and veggies that we want, some fruit, nuts and seeds. Since Speedy has reflux, I do not eat any dairy as I have read that it can do a lot to help, though the jury is still out on that one. I attribute eating this way to my controlled weight gain during my last pregnancy and the quick return to normal weight shortly after his birth. (At this point after having Sugar I was 20 pounds over, now I am only 4-5 pounds over.)
Anyway, we have been eating so many more veggies since eating this way, and I try to eat about 2 cups of veggies with each meal (though it only happens at breakfast about half the time). I came up with this recipe after combining two different recipes. It is so good that I will eat it with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Butternut Squash and Kale Goodness
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and diced
1 yellow onion, chopped
4-6 pieces of bacon, cut into bits (I use kitchen shears)
1 apple, chopped (I don’t bother peeling it)
6 large leaves of kale, cut into bite-sized pieces
Peel, chop into bite-sized cubes and de-seed your butternut squash. I find this to be the easiest if I microwave it for 2 minutes first. Otherwise, I almost cut my hand off or want to throw the squash out the window because peeling it is so difficult. You can either steam or boil your squash cubes until fork tender, but do not let them get mushy, though I have had that happen and it still tastes great.
While the squash is cooking, start the rest of the dish. In a large skillet, begin cooking your bacon pieces over medium high heat. When your bacon starts rendering some of its fat, add your onion and continue cooking, stirring every minute or so until the onion is very soft. Add in your chopped apple. After a few minutes, add in your cooked squash cubes. Stir everything well, and then stir in your kale. Continue stirring for a few minutes until your kale is softened and wilted. Serve immediately.