Cooking Delights

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Stuffed Zucchini and Zucchini flowers


Lunch today was almost totally from our garden. We feasted on stuffed zucchini, zucchini flowers, fresh lettuce and tomatoes from our garden. I stuffed the zucchini with the recipe for stuffed peppers found in Vegan with a Vengance. It has, are you ready for this, can you guess it? Why yes, it has quinoa in it! It also has black beans. So it is quite a nutrient dense meal. I have been reading Joel Furhman's Eat to Live, and he talks a lot about the nutrient density of your food. I chose to garnish the salad with almonds and pumpkin seeds in an effort to eat more nuts and seeds. Pumpkin seeds are one of the healthiest seeds around...they actually help to lower cholesterol. Almonds, the queen of nuts, also help to lower LDL (that's the lethal kind) cholesterol. Eating fresh, organically grown vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as found in this meal, results in a lower risk of many types of cancers and chronic diseases, and promotes healthy aging and higher energy levels.

8 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, 15 August, 2006, Blogger fusion boutique said…

    Looks delicious and I love that I am learning about the nutritional value of the foods as well. Can't wait to see what you make for lunch .. can I bring anything??

     
  • At Tuesday, 15 August, 2006, Blogger Melissa West said…

    Thanks Fusion Boutique!

    For lunch on Sunday I'm thinking about an assortment of finger food. I'm thinking about tapenade, a roasted red pepper or eggplant dip, roasted garlic - all this to eat on multi grain crusty bread. I think I will also do a puff pastry pizza. Of course I will serve my famous raspberry lemonade. And I think there was a request for peach pie....

    Can't wait to see both of you.

     
  • At Tuesday, 15 August, 2006, Blogger Melissa West said…

    oh yeah, there will definitely be some sort of salad from the garden....

     
  • At Tuesday, 15 August, 2006, Blogger Urban Vegan said…

    Looks great. I wish I could get my mitts on some zuke flowers.

     
  • At Tuesday, 15 August, 2006, Blogger Melody said…

    mmmm... lovely meal..

    I adore pumpkin seeds.. I had them in a big salad for lunch today.. (actually, I eat them everyday).. my dog LOVES them...

    Focusing on nutrient dense foods is sooo good...

     
  • At Tuesday, 15 August, 2006, Blogger Vicki said…

    i love that lunch was almost totally from your garden -- soo yummy & healthy -- i want to cook w/zuchinni flowers!

     
  • At Wednesday, 16 August, 2006, Blogger fusion boutique said…

    Todd can't wait for the pie. I am excited about the garlic ... can't wait to see you either!

     
  • At Monday, 21 August, 2006, Blogger KleoPatra said…

    That looks SOOOOOOOOOO good!!

     

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