Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Clean Eating Stuffed Zucchini Boats

I was on Pinterest the other day surfing for new recipes (like always) and I came across this gem.  Let me preface it by saying I was not attracted to it because I just love me some zucchini.  It's ok.  It's not the thing I think of when I think of the word yummy, though.

HOWEVER, this recipe was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the original recipe.  

Here are all the changes I made (either on purpose or because I accidentally bought the wrong thing or forgot something).

  • 4 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise and middle scooped out and reserved.
  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef   We used 1 lb organic ground chuck from a local farm.
  • 1/2 cup chopped red/yellow/green peppers in any combination (We bought the prechopped pack at Publix that had all three colors of peppers.)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning  (used probably 2T of organic taco seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (used organic)
  • 1/2 cup of mascarpone cheese (cream cheese is excellent substitute) (<-- agreed... we used organic, local cream cheese)
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, chopped   (I hate parsley.  Ew.)
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded  (Forgot this one!  Used organic, local monterrey jack instead and it was awesome sauce...)
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin
First of all, we're really lucky we've discovered a local, organic farm recently called Happy Cow Creamery.  If you live in the upstate of SC or are visiting, I HIGHLY recommend you visit this place.  Baby J even got to have a cow eat hay out of his hand last time we went!!  Anyway, that's where we got a lot of veggies, the meat, and the cheeses for this and a few other recipes.  That way we knew we were supporting a local business while keeping pesticides out of our meals as much as possible.  

I followed the original recipe's directions as far as prep and stuffing the boats.  I wish I'd made a double batch as we each ate two (two boats, not two zucchinis worth) and they were phenomenal.  I shared a few bites with Baby J when I reheated them for lunch and he now chants "more tinni" whenever he hears me say the Z word.  LOL!  He loved them, too! 

Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner

Well.  Since everyone and their brother is writing about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, I figured I would, too.

I can summarize pretty much everything I think and feel in one sentence that doesn't have anything to do with that person.

I am a person who has made many choices that go against God's will.

What is buzzing right now is "news" (somehow) because it's against tradition, not because it's against most people's moral compasses. Yes- it goes against what God tells us in the Bible.  Yes- it goes against what I believe is right.  Yes- it pretty much goes against nature.

BUT- I go against what God's told me to do every time I lie, gossip, feel spiteful, or do any manner of things.  So- why is his issue/disobedience any worse or better than my issues or yours?  It isn't.

Famine. Disease. Murder. That's news.  One person's choice to disobey God is not news.

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