A Meal Fit For a Man: Zucchini!




When I got home from work on Friday evening my husband Dan was working in the garage on his long term project of rebuilding two ATV’s at the same time.  Long term in this case can be defined in two ways: he has been at it off and on for a couple of months; and,  he was working on the ATV’s when I went to bed Thursday night, was still working on them when I left for work Friday morning and had continued all day long Friday.  When I walked into the garage to say hello Dan immediately expressed his desire for dinner as he had not eaten in 24 hours.  He said that he was not going to cook his own dinner, as he usually does since he eats meat and I don’t, but would gladly go to KFC – at which point I interrupted him (EEK! KFC! I thought.) to say that I would make dinner for him…manipulating or just starving, or both, he got me to fix him dinner.  He thanked me profusely and said repeatedly how delicious it was and that I should write about it this week.  Feeding a starving man can be great for your ego.

The focal point of Dan’s dinner was actually zucchini; amazing huh?  Every time I have made Dan a zucchini dish he lets me know that he enjoyed it, even though I have made it differently every time.  Actually every zucchini meal so far has been more of a winner than any other healthy dish I have made for him. As the raw vegan population is quite small, I am sure most of you know a meat-eater or even prepare meals for one. Maybe you can healthy up your meat-eater’s diet with some zucchini too.

Here is some of what makes zucchini healthy:

It is full of water, filtered perfectly by nature; great for hydration
It contains wonderful nutrients such as protein, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium
It contains fiber; great for digestion
It is low in calories, about 30 calories for a medium zucchini; great for weight management

Easy  Zucchini *Pasta*

• 1 zucchini, cut in ribbons with vegetable peeler

• 1 teaspoon olive oil

• 1 clove garlic, crushed

• 2 tablespoons fresh basil, cut in ribbons

• 1 tablespoon raw pine nuts

• Pinch sea salt

Toss all ingredients together.

Enjoy!

Have you made any zucchini *pasta* lately?  Dan says it is delicious (I think so too)!

Happy Eating!
Mary
Voice Of The Vegan

Disclaimer:  This information is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe or treat illness.  It is valuable to seek the guidance of an alternative health care professional before making any changes to one’s diet and lifestyle.





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4 Responses to “A Meal Fit For a Man: Zucchini!”

  1. By Doll on Sep 24, 2009

    I fell in love with zuc pasta this week. Bought some sun-dried tomatoes and will make Nick and spectacular raw Italian dinner for his birthday. SHHH don’t tell him though. It’s a surprise.

    Thanks for sharing the health info on this great veggie!

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  2. By Elizabeth on Sep 24, 2009

    For skinnier noodles you can use a julienne slicer. Much cheaper than a spiralizer.

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  3. By Tami on Sep 24, 2009

    I made variations of this a lot last year using my veggie peeler and wishing I had a spiralizer,but now I think the veggie peelers will do awhile longer because it really is pretty fast and easy — and portable! I may have to make this this weekend yet! Thanks for the reminder. :-)

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  4. By Doll on Sep 26, 2009

    I had some amazing Zucchini pasta with Tera last week! So amazing that I’m making it for my great, supportive guy tonight for dinner!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe Mary!!

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