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Old 07-27-2012, 08:13 AM   #121
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Unstuffed Zucchini

A long-time go-to recipe for me when I'm in a hurry for dinner:

I love stuffed zucchini boats as they are so good and ever so attractive to serve! But frankly, I don’t like all the fuss. So unless I’m serving to company, I usually just make up my usual recipe like a casserole. Tastes just the same and is so much easier! The older I get, I look for EASY in my kitchen This dish is Induction friendly. Though it is higher in carbs than many of my recipes, when you see the nutrient percentages below, you’ll see it’s worth the carb price! This is a very healthy recipe for your family!

INGREDIENTS:

2 slices bacon
3 oz. onion, chopped
14 oz. zucchini, sliced about ¼-½” thick
1 can (14 oz) crushed or diced tomatoes, drained well
12 oz. ground beef (or lamb)
3 oz. green bell pepper, chopped
3 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
2 T. grated parmesan cheese
1/3 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
Pinch dried basil (or 1 T. fresh, chopped)
1 lg. clove garlic, minced

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Coarsely chop bacon. Over high heat, brown bacon in a non-stick skillet just until done, but not real crisp. Add chopped onion and bell pepper and sauté until tender. Add ground meat, breaking up with spoon as you sauté until meat is no longer pink. Add tomatoes, zucchini, garlic and spices. Stir well. Lower heat to medium, cover and sauté (stirring every few minutes to submerge zucchini below juices) until zucchini is no longer opaque, but not fully cooked. This will take about 10 minutes and you should have very little juice in the pan at this point. Place half the mixture into a well-greased casserole dish. Cover with half the mozzarella and half the parmesan. Spoon the rest of the mixture on top. Now add the rest of the parmesan and finish off with the rest of the mozzarella. Bake at 350º for about 30 minutes. I serve this with a nice green salad.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 adult servings, each containing:

391 calories
23 g fat
14.8 g carbs
3.9 g fiber
10.9 g NET CARBS
33 g protein
763 mg sodium
121% RDA vitamin B12, 43% B6, 42% C, 42% copper, 51% Iron, 22% magnesium, 23% manganese, 48% niacin, 32% Riboflavin, 48% selenium and 84% Zinc
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #122
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Peggy that sounds very easy compared to stuffing the zucchini. Gotta try it soon.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #123
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We LOVE that one, Gello. If you try it, you won't be sorry. I fix it once a month, for sure.
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I took my mom's old Zucchini Bread recipe and made a lower carb version. The loaves had a nice rise and they tasted GREAT!



ZUCCHINI BREAD

mix:

3 eggs
2 c. sugar…..(I used 24 drops Ez Sweetz + 1 c. Steviva)
1 c. canola oil

then add:

3 c. flour…..(I used Jen's Splendid LC Bake Mix)
1 t. soda
1 t. salt
½ t. baking powder
3 t. cinnamon
2 c. peeled and grated raw zucchini
3 t. vanilla
½ c. nuts, chopped (optional)....(I used chopped walnuts)

Grease and flour 2 large or 3 small loaf pans....(I used one 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 & two 6 x 3 1/2)

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour....(1 hr seemed too long. I baked mine for appprox. 30 min.

Freezes well.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:18 PM   #125
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Zucchini Chips

These are pretty good. Not a potato chip , but good in a different way. I sliced 2 big zukes 1/8th inch thin. Sprayed them with butter spray, and lightly salted them. Put on dehydrator for 24 hours.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #126
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It is about the time of year to bump this thread again!! My zucchini are blooming.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:18 AM   #130
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I tried Buttoni's unstuffed zucchini recipe yesterday. We really liked it. I just added a little red pepper flakes as a tweak. So if you have zucchini coming out of your ears, here's another easy tasty recipe to try. We made it with lamb, but I think it would be equally delicious with beef.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:42 PM   #131
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Oven Roasted Zucchini
Slice or cube zucchini, Red Pepper 1-2" squares, mushrooms halved, onions cut into 1-2" pieces. (I've even added chunks of fresh tomato before but a little more watery) To lower carbs, omit the onion, garlic and tomato.

Place in roasting pan and liberally coat all with olive oil, Lowrey's garlic salt and pepper.

You can add some chopped garlic but wait until veggies are browning first before adding garlic or it will burn.

Roast/bake in oven on high heat around 500+ turning veggies two or three times during roasting.
This method brings out the natural flavors of the veggies without making them watery.

This goes really fast in the oven while you are cooking the meat on the stove. 10-15 min. max. and your done.
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not terribly LC but I love zucchini sautéed with carrot shreds, parsnip shreds, white turnip dice, onion, garlic and crispy bacon. When its all lovely and tender, I put a splash of heavy cream, dot of butter, salt, pepper and grated parmesan, with a teensy sprinkle of nutmeg. It makes a really great fall/winter side dish, with roast beef.
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Love love love this thread! Any more faux apple recipes would be deeply appreciated as well ;D
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I also like shredded zucchini with scrambled eggs and cheese. Just saute the zucchini is butter first, then scramble your eggs into it and top with cheese.
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Love love love this thread! Any more faux apple recipes would be deeply appreciated as well ;D
This is the recipe I have from my Grandmother;

4 c. sliced or cubed zucc
1/3 c. lemon juice
1 cinn stick or 1 t. cinn
1/2 c sweetener - I use 1/4 c. splenda + 1/4 c. xylitol
1 1/2 t. apple pie spice

Simmer until the zuccs are tender.

Use as apples

I have made apple crisp, apple muffins, Chars danishs, and Jens Apple Chesecake Bars

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Cherry Danish

This is Chars danish recipe.
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This is the recipe I have from my Grandmother;

4 c. sliced or cubed zucc
1/3 c. lemon juice
1 cinn stick or 1 t. cinn
1/2 c sweetener - I use 1/4 c. splenda + 1/4 c. xylitol
1 1/2 t. apple pie spice

Simmer until the zuccs are tender.

Use as apples

I have made apple crisp, apple muffins, Chars danishs, and Jens Apple Chesecake Bars
aaagh thank you I'm so glad you posted one without that sugar-free cider mix! I think the mix is brilliant but I took a look at it in the store and it wasn't something I personally wanted to use. This one looks so simple!

And speaking of products people probably wouldn't want to use, I bet cooking it in a bit of Walden Farms apple butter could work, too...hmm..
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My Grandmother used this recipe 50 years ago. There was no cider mix back then.

They didn't have apples available every year either.
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My Grandmother used this recipe 50 years ago. There was no cider mix back then.

They didn't have apples available every year either.
Made this today. It was tasty but to me it didn't really taste like apples. Going to try and find apple flavoring for next time
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In case anyone is interested, I saw on the Netrition.com Facebook Page that they shared a chocolate zuchinni cake recipe (August 7th).
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Just found a recipe for micro wave zucchini chips and made them, they came out pretty good a lot faster that doing them in the oven for an hour.
Just lightly spray a micro wave safe plate with oil, put thinly slice zucchini on plate not touching spray lightly again and sprinkle with a very little salt, micro for 5 min.

I find because they shrink so much you have to watch the salt.
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Made this today. It was tasty but to me it didn't really taste like apples. Going to try and find apple flavoring for next time
Totally fallen in love with this stuff. I have made this like 5 times now using apple spice tea. I brew a tea bag in a small amount of water to make it strong, cubed my zucchini, added butter and sweetener with this tea. Cooked it covered till almost soft then upped the heat and cooked it down. I did sweeten it with Ideal that is a mix of xylitol and splenda which makes it have a thickish sauce. I didn't add anything else. It is terrific. I let this cool and topped it with a scoop of vanilla carb smart ice cream and a squirt of smuckers s/f caramel topping* optional, and some s/f whipped cream. I love this stuff
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