I think we need to extend the name of this Holiday. Instead of just Labor Day, it needs to be FRUITS of OUR LABOR Day.
Let’s face it. Most of us will still be laboring on Labor day. If you’re a mom, you’ll be taking care of your kiddos. If your self employed (like us), you usually still work holidays. If you’re an athlete, you probably are still training (laboring). If you are a bum, well, good job, you’ve mastered your laboring by just sitting there. I kid, I kid.
Anyway, my point is this. Today we need to RECOGNIZE the FRUIT of our LABOR. Be thankful for it. And as corny as it sounds, EMBRACE it.
You’re probably better at this LABOR than you think. In fact, your fruit is probably EXQUISITE! Can I get a slice of that? hahahaha.
So here goes. I’ll start.
Today I walked in the gym for yoga and ended up having to sub a strength class. Improv outdoor strength is what I like to call it. LOL.
I labored. I had fun. I was silly.
And the fruit? Well, it came from the ladies who showed up and accepted this challenge. They showed such strength, motivation, and just plain FUN-NESS. No that’s not a word, but I am going to make it one.
Today I will also be in the kitchen. Laboring some Healthy Bites that need to be sent out tomorrow. The fruit?
Getting to share my passion. Getting to feed good food to others. Heck, even FRUIT based Healthy Bites. If that’s not some fruits of labor than I don’t know what is. Clever, I know.
And when the day is almost done, I’ll labor a little more. Making a meal for us to enjoy. Maybe I’ll get crafty in the kitchen. Maybe I’ll keep it simple. Either way, the fruit comes when the hubs and I get to sit down and share a meal together. Fruitful conversation (well, most of the time), fruitful quality time together, fruitful appreciation of each.
Hearts of Palm Red Pepper Pasta Carbonara (GF)
|hearts of palm pasta carbonara||
- I can heart of palm
- 1 egg
- red pepper flakes
- 1 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- Canadian bacon/turkey bacon/tempeh/etc. (about 1 cup chopped)
- basil (1/2 cup chopped)
- optional cream cheese or butter
- Slice your hearts of palm into think noodle like strips. Wash then boil in hot water for about 5 minutes. I like mine a little al dente so it boiled a little less.
- In a separate pan, combine your oil, peppers, basil, pepper, garlic, and bacon. Saute until pepper is tender.
- Drain your “noodles”, rinse, then place back in pot. Add your pan of peppers, bacon, oil, etc. Mix thoroughly. Keep the pot on low and add in your egg. Mix again and let the egg cook.
- For more creaminess, add in some full fat cream cheese, butter, ghee, or sour cream.
- For vegans, use nutritional yeast, cashew cheese or daiya instead of the butter and egg.
- Top your pasta with more red pepper flakes if desired. Or sriracha sauce.
What fruits of your labor are you enjoying today?