Talking about the weather is a pretty common topic with me. I get that is sounds bland as a subject but I feel so affected by the weather it is a huge subject. When the sun is out and warm I beam from ear to ear. I LOVE warm weather and know it is good for my soul. This week has being unusually warm for May and I’m already looking for no cook meals.
So far I’ve had two major cooking successes with keeping the house cool without turning on the AC.
!) Cooking in the morning. I realize this isn’t an option for people who have standard work hours. This is probably why slow cookers are so popular, though I confess I still haven’t gotten the hang of mine.
2) Grilling. I wrote about this last year and it is by far the best time saving strategy we have in the warmer months. We tend to grill as much as possible in one day, which takes quite a bit of prep. But then we freeze whatever we won’t use immediately and BOOM—> easiest healthiest frozen dinners.
Though I love to cook, sometimes I’m too hungry to prepare something elaborate (ie chopping lettuce, don’t ask, major pet peeve). Other days I simply don’t have the time, I’m always running late. Always. I generally arrive on time, but it is a mad dash to the door to get myself out of the house. And I almost ALWAYS have to turn around because I forgot something. Where does the time go?
This dish is pretty typical of what I eat at work. It is easy to through into a container and eat while teaching.Plus it has some of my favorite foods which always makes me happy. Do I fantasize about my meals while waiting for meal time? Yes, 100% yes. This is more of a “meal in the life of” kind of recipe. Meaning, I don’t think it is really a recipe, more like how I eat on an average day. Which as a reader I freaking love. I don’t know why, maybe they give an insight into the lives of the people we read?
Don’t skip the lime juice, it adds a lovely tang without being a heavier salad dressing.
- 1 small sweet potato, roasted
- 3-4 oz cooked chicken
- ¼ avocado
- ½ bell pepper
- olives, pitted
- salt and pepper
- lime juice
- Throw the sweet potato, chicken, avocado, peppers, olives, and tomatoes in a bowl.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and spritz with lime juice.