I originally created this recipe for another blog several years ago. By request, I dug it out of the archives to repost it here. Perfect for summer BBQs!
Zucchini is starting to come up like whoa.
If you're growing your own, you're probably seeing all the pretty yellow flowers bust out, as well. EAT THOSE. Squash blossoms contain vitamin C, beta carotene, iron and calcium. They're another way to add variety to your diet. Try out this recipe and you won't be sorry!!
This pasta is protein-packed and veggie-loaded. Perfect for when you're looking for healthy comfort food, or a meat-free dinner.
I used Banza pasta, which is pasta made from chickpeas and pea protein. I order it from Thrive Market, like most of my dry goods (click here to save 25% on your first order!) I think it's super tasty, but use whatever pasta you like!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I eat a lot of canned fish. In fact, I just got an email last week from a girl who was interested in my nutrition program, but was afraid that she would have to eat sardines! (First of all, that's hilarious. Secondly, you 100% do not have to eat sardines while doing Fueled+Fit.) If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, you can read more about my love affair with canned salmon here.
Today, I'm bringing you a whole new way to eat it.
I can't even with this recipe.
I'm posting this on the week of Thanksgiving because I think these would make an impressive addition to any holiday table. And if you're heading to someone else's home, this would be a great recipe to bring! Not messy, travels well, and easy to reheat. Oh, and they're SO GOOD.
I’ve been trying to get out of my food comfort zone as of late.
If you get my newsletters (get them here!), you recently saw that I’ve been tinkering around with some recipes. I hate following recipes, but…I’m culinarily bored, man. And the thought of having to cook dinner each night makes me want to claw my eyes out.
These photos are kind of the worst, but this recipe is phenom and pattypan squash are coming up hot right now...so I'm posting today. You can make them with or without goat cheese, depending on your dietary preferences...both ways are equally delicious. This is an awesome recipe to feast on the flavors of the season! (Pictured above with crispy chicken thighs from a local farm.)
Zucchini everywhere. Backyard gardens, CSA pickups, farmers' markets...there's even a basket of it at my yoga studio. People can't give the stuff away. Every other month of the year, I spend good money on this zoodle staple...and now? People are tossing around free buckets of fresh, local, organic zucchini every which way.
I've been in a food rut. Most evenings, the thought of preparing a meal both exhausts and annoys me. Back when I was a vegetarian, it was so easy to throw together a last minute meal. Cook up a pot of grains, sauté up some veggies...done. Now I eat a relatively grain-free diet, with far more animal protein. (With lots of personal experimentation, I've learned I feel better this way. This may or may not be appropriate for you. A great way to figure it out is by joining my Fueled+Fit program. This is basically the format I used to dial in my current ideal diet. I say current because since I'm a human, I will continue to change, and so will my diet.)
I suppose it’s a little cliché to talk about being grateful this week. But I’m doing it anyway.
Last week I detailed the craziness of my past few months. I got a lot of responses telling me to keep my head up, that it would get easier, that I was doing a great job. First of all, thank you for the responses. You’re awesome.
I have access to an awesome farm stand. Awesome because all the food is grown within miles of my house and because the produce is super cheap. I can usually fill a large shopping bag for $10-$15. It's the fruits - quite literally - of my neighbors' labor: they have a massive backyard garden that they share with others in an honor system style stand. I stop here at least once a week to supplement my farmers' market sprees.
I had a great day yesterday - taught a fun yoga class in the morning, had a nice conversation with one of my students afterward, got some studio stuff done, then came home to one of my best buds awaiting me at the beach for a long overdue catch-up sesh. An overall productive, fun and tranquil day. And then at 5:00, without warning or reason, the rage hit. I'm not sure where it came from or why it decided to embed itself so firmly into my psyche, but there it was plain and simple: I was AGGRO.