Zucchini Pasta or Zoodles
If you are looking for an alternative to wheat or gluten free pasta, look no more; zucchini pasta are fantabulous!
At home, to avoid wheat or even corn (OGM corn), we have tried different kinds of quinoa and rice noodles.
They tend to get boring very quickly, being too mushy and hard to cook al dente.
Of course, the spaghetti squash is always an option but we felt we need something new.
Zucchini pasta, or zoodles – a short version of zucchini noodles – are a pretty cool choice as they can be eaten raw or slightly heated.
The trick is, you have to keep them crisp.
There is something that we can’t get enough of; we eat them every day. Salads.
You can imagine that salad dressing is something I always in the fridge. There is one salad dressing I make and it only has 4 ingredients.
This quote reinforces why I first got interested in straw bale gardening.
It is from Dr. Patrick Quillin about his fruit garden. “Welcome to my pharmacy!….If you are going to spend time on it, if you’re going to water it, make it something you eat’’.
I heard him say that on the Truth About Cancer series, while he was showing his very own fruit garden, down in sunny California.
Of course, California has a real water challenge. But his words did make quite an impact on me.
How should one eat organic produce and not pay too much for it? Simply by making an organic vegetable garden!
Which we did. Mike and I.
I just discovered this CRAZY new way of gardening using straw bales. This new technique will allow you to grow more food with less work, in less space and with no more weeding.
New Garden Ideas
Hard to believe? Take a look for yourself! Straw Bale Gardening
I think this is absolutely fantastic. No more weeding…just for that specific reason, it’s worth trying it.
If you had to choose one food to learn more about, what would it be? Your answer should be squashes! (in my opinion)
All squashes are so full of nutrients, vitamin A-C-E, fiber, magnesium (which is essential to assimilate your calcium) and potassium. The butternut squash turns into a bright orange when ripe. They also contain those precious Omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties.
My paleo chicken and shrimp stir-fry is one of the most versatile meal there is. You can almost throw in any types of vegetables, seafood and meat you have handy. When you are out of ideas for your next meal, quickly scan you fridge shelves and bins to explore new possible combinations.
Here are a few tips before you start :
I love fall season. The trees are changing, their colors are so bright and…it’s also time to prepare for the upcoming winter.
This past weekend, we worked hard preparing our future vegetable garden (we moved in this house 4 months ago).
We removed a small tree. Then, we added some manure that we got from a local farmer. He was very nice and sold us a bucket for $10. What a deal!
I think everyone should try to visit local farms. Like Chef Emeril would say ”Buy Fresh, Buy Local”. If they agree to sell direct to you, you get fresh and quality products that
Be sure to serve it cold.
It is creamy and crunchy at the same time.
This family recipe is definitely associated with some childhood memories.
Very tasty, it goes great with pork, steaks or chili.