Loaded baked gem squash

The first Time Trials {running club} started tonight, so I cooked ahead…
More about dinner later. Ugh, I hurt my ankle about 3 weeks ago and have been taking it slow ever since and I actually haven’t done ANY exercise for the past 2 weeks. I decided to go for a run tonight, only 3km, to see how it feels. Well, it hurts!
Luckily I had a nice home-cooked meal to come home to {how nice is that?!} and didn’t have to spend any time on my feet.

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These beautiful little gems {no pun intended!} came straight from our veggie garden. Apart from the gem squash, you will need:
Bacon {half a pack, about 125g, diced}
Mince {I use venison, 250g}
1 onion, chopped
Peppadew spice
Sweet chili sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Salt

Boil the gem squash in water until they are cooked. In a heavy pot, sauté the onions until soft and golden brown.
Add the diced bacon and cook. Add the mince and a few shakes of Peppadew spice and cook until the mince is just done – not dry! Add about a tbs of sweet chili sauce and season with salt.

Halve the gem squash and remove the seeds. Scoop the mince mixture inside and top with grated mozzarella cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven of 180C for 20minutes or until the cheese has turned a golden brown.

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Enjoy with a salad of rocket, basil, fresh tomato, toasted pine nuts and olive oil. Nice and simple! X

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