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.