Garlicky Zoodles with Ground Turkey, Roasted Cauliflower and Parmesan 

I’m about to get into Game of Thrones right now.

I’ve been wondering, since the books have ended and the producer’s are making these episodes without a text to follow, if they are consulting with George R.R Martin to keep the series continuous, and make sure everything ties together.

I mean, was that episode really as thorough as possible? No, it wasn’t. What really happened there? How was Bran inside Hodor when he was still conscious in the flashback watching Hodor have a seizure? And if Bran was inside Hodor, how is Bran still alive if Hodor died? And why did the White Walkers go against the tree people if the tree people made them? And how did the White Walkers see Bran and touch him? And I’m still asking: what is Bran’s purpose? What else was that old man in the tree going to show him? Why wasn’t Bran ready, and ready for what? And why did the White Walkers destroy the tree?

Plus: where is Theon and his sister going?

I read online that the director’s spoke with George R.R Martin about Hodor’s story in order for them to make the episode. But I feel a bit of a disconnect; the fact that there are no books to follow is going to stray too far from what we’ve been following for 6 seasons; there are so many loose ends the producers will need to connect.

I know my questions will be answered. But it’s how they will be answered that concerns me, if it’s not coming from Martin.

And I know there’s no point in asking these questions, but it’s so consuming. And what else am I supposed to think about all week before the next episode comes and I’m sitting, drooling, biting my fingernails in complete fixation as I watch my little laptop portray this fictional life out to me?

I suppose I could think about life; but that’s just as obscure.

Or how to save the world; not going to happen.

How to achieve my biggest dreams; eh, save that for later.

And yet, isn’t that the point of entertainment after all? To escape from the subtleties of our real lives?

Until next week. And in the meantime, indulge in this satisfying summer inspiring meal of slurpy squash and zucchini noodles, peppery ground turkey and bitter greens, crispy roasted cauliflower and salty parmesan cheese. It’s a dish sure to bring some healthy pleasure.

You’ll need:

  • 1 yellow squash, spiralized
  • 1 zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 cauliflower steaks, trimmed
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Place cauliflower florets on a baking sheets and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast until golden brown and crispy.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a deep pan on medium. Add squash and zucchini noodles, add salt and pepper, until cooked. Set aside. Add ground turkey to the pan. While cooking, add 1 tsp red pepper, garlic salt, and pepper.

Add the veggie noodles and cauliflower to the pan with the turkey. Add arugula, and parmesan cheese. Add olive oil if need be.


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