Lent Whole40 - Week 3

HEEEEEEY! What's up?! 

I'm salsa-dancing-girl all over this 3rd week of Whole30! 

My greatest NSV this week is that I used a curling iron and didn't need even 1 bandage! I'm more focused and careful, thanks to my squeaky clean diet. My fingertips, ears, and scalp are thankful. 

I stumbled upon an easy and delicious new batch cooking recipe. Cold veggie salad! It's like a potato salad but with lots of veggies and a super simple dressing. It's so versatile. It's perfect for my lunch when I have 3 other humans to feed at the same time. I need something I can literally plop on my plate and shove into my mouth. Bonus points if it's as heavenly as this salad.

Ingredients: 

Any veggies you want - stay away from ones that get soggy, like tomato.  I like sweet potatoes, green beans, onions, and broccoli. Have fun with this!

Cooking fat

Salt & pepper

Tessemae's Lemon Garlic Dressing & Marinade

Whole30 compliant mayo

Whole30 compliant dijon mustard (or regular yellow mustard) 

Directions
1. Heat cooking oil in a skillet and cook all veggies together until cooked through. You want them slightly crispy on the outside, so be sure your pan is hot when you put them in. Let them brown for a few minutes, then lower heat and cover pan while they cook for 5-8 minutes. 

2. Towards the end of the cooking, add salt, pepper, and pour 1/4c. of the Tessemae's dressing into the pan to deglaze. Scrape off all the brown bits!

3. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. You can put the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes or leave on the counter for an hour or so. If the veggies are piping hot when you pour the dressing, it will just melt. 

4. When the veggies are cool enough, add the mayo and mustard - as much or as little as you like! I like about 1/4c. mayo and 2-3 tbls. of mustard. But you do you. Season to taste. 

5. Cover with plastic wrap and enjoy throughout the week! The salad will last about 5 days. 

Enjoy! 

Here's my week in pictures...

Set up again at the Newmarket farmer's market, this time with a  Primal Kitchen  giveaway ; holding hands with my little Lucas ; my morning coffee after the gym is always THE BEST ; Lucas found the markers ; Agustin found the selfie button on my phone ; frittatas are my favorite   

Set up again at the Newmarket farmer's market, this time with a Primal Kitchen giveaway ; holding hands with my little Lucas ; my morning coffee after the gym is always THE BEST ; Lucas found the markers ; Agustin found the selfie button on my phone ; frittatas are my favorite

 

On the prayer front, I'm chugging along there too. It's hard to enjoy the silence when I feel like I have too much of it. Don't get me wrong, my days are LOUD with these boys, but I'm realizing how much noise social media also blared in my face, and the silence in the wake of that is unsettling. It's easy to feel lonely without social media, so I give it 1 point for that. However, I need to remind myself that I'm never truly alone because God is always in my heart <3 

Take care,

amanda