Zucchini guacamole

I had those beautiful zucchini, not too large, not too dark, they are available only on summer and have this wonderful flower attached to them!

I’ve prepared the classic guacamole recipe, but with zucchini instead of avocados.

It was experimental, but it turned out deliciously!

My husband appreciated it even more the day after, when I’ve spread some on his sandwich!

Ingredients

  • 4-5 zucchini
  • 1/2 tomato, seeds and pulp removed
  • 1/2 red onion
  • cilantro leaves
  • fresh lime juice to taste
  • 1 fresh chili

Cut the zucchini into little chunks and cook them as you prefer, I’ve cooked over a no stick pan by adding some water (few at the time)  but I think other ways will work the same.

Using a fork mash the zucchini and add cilantro, chili, lime, salt. When it’s ready add the chopped tomatoes.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

I served with whole grain bread, toasted.

 

 

 

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Deliciously diet roasted veggies

Hallo everybody.

It’s been a year since I’ve post my last recipe.

Since then a lot of thing have changed in my life. I graduated from a master degree in Clinical Psychology and I’ve got married!!!

Now that I came back from our honeymoon, I can finally get back to food and blog 🙂

Over this year also my attitude on food as changed. I am trying to eat more healthy, and I can’t wait to share my attempt with all of you.

Yesterday I’ve made this delicious veggie casserole, oil free, butter free…. just vegetables!

I’ve just cut the vegetables into chunks and put in a casserole that I’ve covered with parchment paper. I’ve sprinkled mixed herbs, salt and pepper and put into the oven for just 30 minutes + 10 minutes of broiler function. That’s it!

Ingredients:

1 red bell pepper

2 zucchini

1 eggplant peeled

10 cherry tomatoes

1 or 2 red onion

fresh chili pepper

1 tblp mixed mediterranean herbs (oregano, rosmery, basil, thyme, majoran)

1 tsp smoked paprika

salt to taste

I am so sorry for the poor picture that I took with my phone, but believe me it was delicious even though no fat was added 🙂

zucchini soup with cheesy drops

I hate eating alone….but sometimes it happens and it ends up with me eating junk food!

Tonight it’s one of those, but this time I prepared dinner for my self…and I have to say…I was very satysfied 😉

I made a simple zucchini soup.

– Sautèe shallots with e.v. olive oil

– Add a little potato and 2 zucchini  cut into chunks

– cover with vegetables broth

– salt, black pepper .

In the mean time mix together a tbsp of philadelphia cream cheese with 1 tsp of pesto

using two teaspoons set up little “drops”

Once the vegetables are ready, purée it with a blender.

put the soup into the bowl , add the cheesy drops  and some croutons.

ENJOY!

Noodles in a hurry!

Tests are very close…I’m going to spend the night studing with a friend at my place.

I didn’t want to waste too much time cooking, we wanted some fast food….but homemade.

it came out with a veggie noodle recipe….it tooks just 10 minutes to prepare and 2 minutes to eat…my friend was very satisfied and suggested to put the recipe on the blog…

so here I am!

Bring some water to boil.

Slice 1 gold onion and let it sautè with 1 tbsp of olive oil.

Let caramelized the onions ( once the oil is over into the pan add some brandy and let it evaporates)

Add some frozen pea, frozen chopped carrots…basically add whatever frozen vegetables you have home and you like. I would have prefer green beans, but I didn’t have so I put zucchini

Add some water into the pan and let it cook for 5 minutes

Meanwhile cook the noodle a little less then  pack instruction.

Now  put the noodles into the pan, stir-fry for a couple of minutes and add cumin and soy sauce.

ENJOY!

salmon skewers & veggie cous cous

Yesterday I had a couple of friends coming over for dinner and they asked me to eat healthy ’cause they are on diet…

As usual I was in a hurry and this time with no idea of what to cook …While I was at the supermarket I sow a beautifull fillet of salmone and so I decided to go for it! yeah it is a fat fish, but it’s omega3 which is good….

here is the recipe…

1) prepare the marinade:

3 tsb balsamic vinegar, 3 tsb soy sauce, half lemon squeezed, few drops of worcestershire sauce, and mixed aromatics herbs (I have a mix of sauge, rosmery and fennil) be generous with herbs!

2) about 1 hour and half before dinner I have cut salmon into little cubes and put those peaces into the marined .

Once you are ready to prepare dinner …

3) Cook the cous cous according to the packing directions

4) prepare the vegetables: you can use froozen one or cook it yourself….that’s your choise! I use to cook them by myself in big amount and then freeze it. For this recipe I chose Peppers and zucchini

I peeled red peppers helping myself with a potatoes peeler and I have cut it into little pieces (in this way they will take less time to be cooked)

Cut the zucchini into little pieces as well .

Put the vegetables in a sauce pan with a little of oil and a couple of tsb of water and cook until tender. Mix to the cous cous.

5) put the salmon on the skewers and cook on a griddle….be carefull it cooks very fast and doesn’t have to be overcooked!

ENJOY !