Someday I will post about the balancing act I try to do with food. Just as a quick background, I should perhaps let you know I’m not vegetarian, but I am working towards having at least 2 vegetarian suppers throughout the week – maybe more. (part of the reason is that we try to eat organic just-about-everything, and organic meat is expensive; the other part, because I’ve been won over by some arguments about how our high meat consumption is affecting global warming).
That’s why I’ve been on a quest to re-shape my thinking beyond “supper must include a meat for protein.” I”m trying to find veggie recipes that are delicious, healthy & easy. If you know of any great sources or cookbooks, please let me know!
The following recipe for “zucchini-roni” is based on a Rachael Ray recipe. Some people love her, some definitely do not – I have found her an inspiration in my cooking.
Thinly slice zucchini.
Combine the following in a bowl, then put in the zucchini slices to toss:
2 cloves garlic
extra virgin olive oil
red pepper flakes
salt to taste
I’ve made these a few times and never been disappointed – they have a great flavour punch. (mind you, I’m not a hard-core pepperoni sort of girl. I like bacon best).
Most recently I made pizza using Sepp’s whole wheat organic tortillas for a crust (not sure you can get them in the USA – they are BY FAR the best tortillas I’ve had), tomato sauce, zucchinironi, red pepper, cheddar & parmesan cheese. Delicious!
I’m looking for help on a taco kind of recipe – trying to sub out the ground meat for black beans. I cooked up onion, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and black beans in some extra virgin olive oil in a pan. It was still “meh” so I put in some salsa, which was a good touch – but it’s still lacking something. Maybe lemon juice? Any ideas?
The ultimate destination is to do it up like a taco in a wrap or tortilla, with cheese, sour cream, salsa/tomato, lettuce etc. Thanks!