Zucchini actually really does work as pasta.
Even my poorly-cut zucchini. I need a good slicer tool. But the skeptical Kevin James even endorsed this as one of the best “healthy meals” I’ve made. I’m fairly certain that’s only because it contains meat, but I’ll take what I can get.
I made this lovely dish on 4th of July eve, but didn’t feel the need to blog. After all, we were watching the conclusion of North & South. I love Mr.Thornton. Now I can stop saying to Kevin like,”Mr.Thornton would never do that… ” Etc. I bet Mr. Thornton would like this “pasta” though.
The Skinniest Pasta (via the fit cook)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound ground turkey breast
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 14oz can low sodium tomato sauce
2 large zucchini
grated parmesan cheese to serve
1. Preheat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey and garlic, using a wooden spoon to break apart the meat. Add the bay leaf, red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper.
2. Add the tomato sauce, plus 3/4 cups of water to the pot, and bring to a simmer. Season with a little more salt and pepper.
3. Remove the ends from the zucchini, and cut each into 1/4-inch thin slices, lengthwise. (This is way easier if you have a mandolin, but not necessary.) Lay the slices flat on the cutting board, and use a sharp knife to slice into thin strips. They should look like fettuccine.
4. Add the zucchini to the sauce and toss for 3-5 minutes, or until the zucchini is slightly cooked, but still “al dente.” Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Feel free to add lots of extra crushed red pepper. Yum!!!
Note: For photos of the process check out the fit cook website.
I also tried this WOD from CNC.
Pretty self explantory. Pretty sweaty.
I clocked in at 17:37. I was trying to beat Tina’s time of 18 minutes. Lol. But she did it with a heavier kettlebeell and wall balls so it’s not really comparable. So I knew I had to break 18!!! Haha.
It was tricky balancing the kettlebell for that picture. I need some heavier ones. I’m also wanting to get a Lebert equalizer so I can practice my pullups. Kevin wants to DIY one instead of forking over $100. Excited to work on building my home gym!!!!
Speaking of gyms, I wish they’d build one of these “adult parks” in Denver.
Doesn’t that look so fun!?! NY Times article: Mom, Dad, This Playground’s For You.
Denver needs one!!! I feel like that would totally fit in here, right???!
2 days till Camp Kreisel — my family is roadtripping down here, leaving Saturday morning!! I gave them this idea to bake cookies in the car on the way here.
Have you ever tried any alternative pastas? I want to try spaghetti squash too. Although we don’t like squash. Yucky!!!