I am famous around my friends and roommates for waking up early. As in, before 6:00 a.m. I’m up and running. While sometimes I do need a cup of Bulletproof Coffee I am mostly wide awake without any aid. I’d love to use that time to clean, but since the vacuum at six in the morning would be torture for my roommates, I cook.
I’ve mentioned it several times now: if you are not eating veggies you are not eating Paleo. Hell, if you are not eating veggies you are not eating healthy, period. But I understand that it can be a chore for some people, who find them tasteless. This recipe, that I got from The Bitten Word makes a marvelous job at bringing those flavors out. First, we peel and roast the butternut squash, drizzled with olive oil, salt, pepper and chili powder.
While the squash is roasting, I toasted some pumpkin seeds on the stove top (following Elana’s method).
This is how it looked in the end. The white crumbles? Goat cheese. Eh, was on sale at Whole Foods, I said why not. Remember people to check for your own allergies, sometimes dairy is a no-no no matter how much you can miss it. However, what made this salad delicious was the dressing. Oh, Sweet Baby Gandalf, the dressing!