The Versatile Zucchini

A few weeks ago I posted my recipe for cheese-less noodle-less lasagne using zucchini slices as noodles. Yum yum yum! I wasn’t sure how much zucchini I was going to need though so I was left with this extra zucchini in the fridge and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I decided to get inventive and make a vegan stuffed zucchini dish. I was a little nervous about how it was going to turn out, but oh my was it good! I also feel like it is the kind of recipe which you could easily modify depending on what vegetables happened to be in the fridge that day. Obviously, sharing was in order.

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How Noodle-less, Cheese-less Lasagne Can Still Be Delicious

I’ve seen a lot of lasagne recipes out there using zucchini instead of noodles and I’ve always been intrigued. What I couldn’t find though is one that was also dairy free. Being lactose intolerant I wanted to see if it was possible. Though I’ll admit it isn’t quite the same as bitting in to some starchy noodles it is still really really yummy. I also noticed that once I let it sit in the fridge over night and then reheated it for lunch today that it tasted even more amazing.

So wether you call it a noodle-less lasagne or a zucchini casserole I still say it is pretty delicious.

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Guilt-Free Shepherd’s Pie

For the past three months I have been following the Carb Sensitivity Program developed by Dr. Natasha Turner. The intention of the program is to help your body reset its relationship with carbs so that you can enjoy them without watching your waistline swell. The program is also an eye opener in regards to which foods your body digests with ease and which ones it doesn’t handle so easily.

Though the book does come with some great recipes, after a while I got bored and started to branch beyond its pages. This was also around the same time that I finally jumped on the pinterest bandwagon so I thank the pinterest world for hooking me up with some great stuff (If you’re interested in what I found feel free to follow my pins). There are a few gems though that I can proudly say I came up with on my own and this one has gotten such positive reviews that I thought I would share.

It is a carb-free shepherd’s pie that is just as hearty and satisfying as the real deal. Some have even claimed it to be better! I’ll let you be the judge of that yourself though.

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