Lemon zucchini walnut salad with ricotta

We lived in a temporary apartment when we moved back to Colorado and it came with cable but no DVR, so I watched A LOT of commercials. One commercial they played over and over was for “heart healthy California walnuts”. I think I was successfully brainwashed because I actually went to their website to look… Continue reading Lemon zucchini walnut salad with ricotta

Publix zucchini turkey taco “boats”

While living at the lake this summer, the drive to any grocery store was about 20 minutes. We could go 20 minutes to Newberry to the Walmart or BiLo or we could go 20 minutes to Chapin to the Publix. Chapin has a driving range, so we almost always chose Chapin because we would go… Continue reading Publix zucchini turkey taco “boats”

Grilled zucchini stuffed with a savory nut filling and yogurt sauce

I saw this recipe for eggplant stuffed with a walnut mixture on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen and I thought it looked really good so I decided to try it out. The store didn’t have baby eggplant when I went, so I decided to use zucchini instead and I think it can work as a good substitute. I… Continue reading Grilled zucchini stuffed with a savory nut filling and yogurt sauce

Enchilada skillet “pile”

Sometimes I want to eat enchiladas, but I don’t want to go through the process of rolling up the cheese and baking it in the oven. So that’s when I make what Pat calls a “pile” meal. You basically put everything you would want to put in enchiladas in a skillet. Mix it all together… Continue reading Enchilada skillet “pile”

Lemon orzo pasta with tumeric roasted cauliflower, leeks and zucchini

Sometimes I think about one ingredient and I can’t get it out of my head. It’s strange and hard to define, but I get a one track mind about something and that’s all I can think about! A few days ago, it was crispy tumeric roasted cauliflower. I knew I wanted to eat it, but… Continue reading Lemon orzo pasta with tumeric roasted cauliflower, leeks and zucchini

“Deconstructed pasta” – grilled zucchini and eggplant with blistered heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

I had a lot of tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant from the garden and wanted to make a pasta. Sometimes the vegetables get lost in the sauce if you just mix everything together, so I wanted to make something where the vegetables really stood out. My friend Lauren told me about a meal from Plated that… Continue reading “Deconstructed pasta” – grilled zucchini and eggplant with blistered heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

Turkey meatballs with veggie spaghetti sauce

I have a confession. I don’t like zoodles. Well, not as a replacement for spaghetti. In my opinion, no vegetable can replace pasta. I like zoodles as an addition to a pasta dish, but not as a substitute. I try not to eat pasta frequently, but sometimes I crave it and I have to have… Continue reading Turkey meatballs with veggie spaghetti sauce