I love my husband (pardon the sappiness). He decided some time last year to buy a juicer and, based on the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, to go on a juice fast. Several of said fasts ensued of varying success levels and length. However this year he buckled down and fasted for 60 days. S.I.X.T.Y. days. It was maddening.
As someone who loves to cook I couldn’t cook for him. Every morning involved an elaborate 20 minute juicing spree as he made his juice for the day and cleaned up. Little and I looked on, often hanging out in the kitchen keeping him company.
Dinner time was hard on me. I wanted to sit at the table and eat but Nathan would suck down his juice and I would scrounge for dinner. My sister and brother-in-law came over for dinner often, mostly so I could have someone to cook for and eat with.
But is over. As of last Thursday he is more than 40 lbs lighter (HOT!) and way in to eating veggies. But the best part of that last sentence is he is EATING. And I got to make him dinner.
That is him. Isn’t he handsome? That was his last juice breakfast. He had juice for lunch but I wasn’t there to photograph the very end. And that night I made him this for dinner. It was oh so good. Filling. Full of veggies. Full of love and care and affection that I hadn’t been able to give in the form of food for 60 days.
So proud of him. So glad this is over.
This recipe is entirely out of my own little brain. It is so easy. Feel free to substitute whatever you have on hand.
Sweet potato, zucchini, and sausage dinner (serves 2 and a Little)
2 small or 1 large sweet potato
2 small or 1 large zucchini
2 chicken sausages
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper
Peel and chop sweet potato in to bite sized pieces. Place in a pot of water over medium high heat and boil till fork tender. Drain. Chop zucchini, onion, and sausage into bite sized pieces. Saute zucchini, onion, sausage, and garlic powder in olive oil over medium high heat. When onions start to get soft add drained sweet potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy. Makes spectacular left overs.
(We are feeding Little whatever we are eating as long as it is soft enough for him to gum. This is also known as baby led weaning or baby led solids. This meal is perfect for the family and for your Little as they can eat most of the dish! My Little gobbled it down.)