Seasonal Eating

Do you have a tough time coming up with ideas for squash or sweet potatoes? Do you struggle with the idea that healthy eating is tasteless? Or you just want Bacon! You are not alone and the good news is bacon doesn't have to be unhealthy. Buy the uncured kind and trim some of the fat off. It's that easy! Oh and don't eat the whole package in one setting :)

Many of us think you can't go wrong if you are cooking with bacon so blend it with something healthy and seasonal. I decided to try it in a Sweet Potato Salad. Well Ya! it was delicious and I am here to share the recipe with you!

2 medium bowls
2 lg sweet potatoes (or) yams, butternut or acorn squash. Cut into bite size pieces
1 med red or sweet onion, cut into wedges
1-2 tbsp EVOO, extra virgin olive oil
4 slices of thick bacon. I cook the whole package and freeze the rest or use it for another meal later in the week. This cuts down on the mess of frying it again. 
1 tbsp cider vinegar 
2 tsp Dijon mustard
¾ c walnuts, pecans, raisins or a mixture of each
S&P to taste
Heat the oven *450. In one bowl place onion and nuts, in the other bowl place the potatoes. Coat each with 1/2 - 1 tbsp of oil.  Place potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake uncovered for about *10 min then add to the baking sheet onions and nuts, bake another 10 min or until tender not mushy. *You may need to mix the potatoes and spray a bit more oil at this point.  
While this is baking fry your bacon until crisp, remove to papter towel, pour off dripping s allowing a small amount to stay in the skillet. In a small bowl mix vinegar and mustard. Remove your baking sheet from the oven and place all ingredients in the skillet you fried the bacon in. Drizzle the dressing on top and mix.
Plate and serve. Lets just say Delish~