Life is about moderation. I basically eat healthy 80% of the time with 20% of my time being filled with all things “non-vegetable related.” Life is too delicious not to enjoy all the things that fall in the “20” category. Ice cream, fries, frosting, fried pickles…I could go on.
So today I have one “80” bite for you and one “20”
bite sip for you.
Tomato Stack Salad. I used tomatoes from our garden plus a gorgeous yellow tomato from the store to add some color. I also left out the corn. We had an appetizer so I didn’t feel the need to add the corn – and I’m trying to save those precious baggies of corn for a
rainy fall day. Instead of center-cut bacon, we used boar bacon. Don’t ask. You send Big Guy to a “fancy” store (aka Whole Foods) along and that’s what happens. I did not add the final drizzle of oil – unnecessary. This was an incredible side dish. Served alongside fresh caught grouper.
Roasted Blueberry Basil Mojito. I followed the recipe expect I’m more of a rum girl instead of tequila (it was still light outside…I didn’t need tequila). This was amazing – I think that the blueberry-basil “mash” would be fantastic on top of pork or chicken. Incredible. The roasted blueberries added so much flavor. For one drink: 3 tablespoons of the blueberry “mash” (simply syrup), 2 shots white rum, squeeze of lime juice and finished off with club soda for a little sparkle.
Some nights you need a tomato stack and some days you just need a mojito.