YOLO

Happy Sunday, friends!

I just devoured, enjoyed the tastiest BLT sandwich of my life. I consider myself to be an intuitive cook. What I mean by that is, I don’t follow recipes, I just trust my gut and get creative in the kitchen. Anyhow, one of my favorite spots to pick up groceries is Natural Grocers. I trust the quality of their products, and love picking up new items to try. On my last trip I picked up a brand of bacon I had not tried. The label looked good, no additives and stuff that gives me headaches so I gave it a try. Turns out I made a great choice!

My husband has never been a pork eater. At first I thought it to be a bummer and wished he’d change and start eating it to satisfy my hunger for it. I grew up eating pork, and to this day it is still one of my favorite cuts of meat. For years I deprived myself of it, never giving myself permission to enjoy it as I did growing up. I started cooking turkey bacon and stuck to chicken, beef or fish as our preferred protein selection. I missed my good ole’ cuts of pork though. This Mexican girl right here grew up eating pork posole, pork tostadas, pork tamales, you name it, all of my young life. ❤

One day I decided to start cooking pork dishes for myself even if I was the only one in the family that ate them. My eldest son hopped on board and thanked me for changing things up a bit. He loves pork too! One of my favorite things to do is char-grill or roast pork chops, and eat them with green salsa and corn tortillas. Yum! Today I crisped up that bacon to perfection. Toasted up a few slices of pumpernickel bread. Spread a generous amount of tahini on the tomato side of the bread. Sliced into some vine-ripened Campari tomatoes. Washed a head of red-leaf lettuce, and put together the most delectable BLT. I paired it with bread & butter pickle slices, and voila!

I had to remind myself that it was okay to enjoy the fruits of my, and Mother Earth’s labor. So many times I feel guilty for indulging in such a feast, and forget to just give thanks. Also thankful that my husband doesn’t eat pork so there’s more for me, LOL! Ahhhhh.

Con mucho amor,

Beatriz

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