Posts tagged ‘zucchini’

February 21, 2012

Zucchini Patties with Feta

I’m always looking for ways to use up zucchinis, especially in the summer when they’re in season, so when I came across this recipe I had to try it. I couldn’t wait for the summer. And I’m glad I did, because C ate three in a sitting. S was lukewarm on them, telling me she prefers spinach patties. Oh, well. You can’t please everyone all of the time.

I bought so many zucchinis that I ended up doubling the Epicurious recipe.  To make it gluten-free, I simply substituted Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour for the regular wheat flour. Other than that, it calls for eggs, feta cheese, green onions (which I subbed with sautéed white onions and garlic) and fresh parsley and dill. I left out the dill, because I wasn’t sure the kids would like it. Instead, I minced and stirred it into the Greek yogurt dipping sauce that accompanies the zucchini cakes. As it turns out, the kids loved the dill in the yogurt. Next time, I’ll definitely mix it into the patties. I may also try it with Parmesan Reggiano or Pecorino Romano, instead of the feta.

We had them as side dish with dinner, and the next morning C asked for them for breakfast. Even though S thought they were just meh, I packed them in her lunch. I froze the rest, so I could have an easy, healthy snack on hand.

CLICK HERE for the Zucchini Patties with Feta recipe.

 

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September 14, 2011

Leftover Pasta with Meat Sauce and Salad

It’s leftover day! Hooray! I sent S to school with some pasta and meat sauce with zucchini. And, we had some leftover Moroccan Chicken Salad from California Pizza Kitchen. The salad is chock full of goodies such as butternut squash, beets, dates, egg, avocado and toasted almonds. Together, the brown rice pasta and salad made for a complete lunch.

Whole Foods had some wonderful grass-fed ground beef on sale last week ($4.99/lb.!), and it was delicious in our pasta sauce. I also added some garlic, chopped onion, zucchini, oregano, basil and organic strained tomatoes from Bionaturae. Not quite as easy as a jar of pasta sauce, but almost. It tasted super fresh!Pasta with meat sauce and CPK's Moroccan Chicken Salad

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