Foodie Friday!

Though its rainy and temperatures are dropping again, its still the weekend, so WOOOOHOOOOO!!! Happy Friday!

Since diving season started my weeknights are getting later and later. I am not getting home until about 10pm some nights, so I have to opt for something easy to make, easy to eat and easy to digest! When it comes to awesome food, simple is best! This spicy zucchini and quinoa stir fry has both intense flavor and incredible nutritional value! I can’t decide which I do faster, make or eat, this insanely delicious dish!


ALSO, it’s gluten, dairy, soy and meat free; though I am eating wayyy later in the night then I would like, I am not giving my body anything difficult to digest.

Spicy Zucchini and Quinoa Stir Fry:

  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1/3 cup homemade veggie stock
  • 2 zucchini squash
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat tbsp of EVOO over med. heat while mincing onion and garlic and chopping the zucchini squash. Cook down onions and add garlic once the onions become translucent…stir frequently to prevent burning. Add the red pepper flakes to the onions and garlic – let cook together for about a minute before adding little bit of the stock.  Add zucchini and allow to cook for a few minutes until tender…add remaining stock, cooked quinoa, cayenne, salt and pepper. Allow mixture to cook together until well incorporated and heated through before diving in!

While I feel like my description is lengthy, it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish; which is perfect for someone like me who is looking for homemade, nutritious, flavorful food with minimal effort!

Have a wonderful weekend!



Zesty Zucchini!


If it isn’t easy, healthy and delicious, it isn’t me and this yummy lunch, side or late night bite is no exception!

Zucchini is one of those incredibly delicious, versatile veggies you can eat in many different ways and in many different dishes. Low in calories but high in nutritional value zucchini is one of my favorites to simply grill or ribbon into pasta or bake like this AmAzInG dish that tastes like perfection!

Crank the oven to 400, slice your zucchini and season it with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne. Grease your sheet pan, place the zucchini face down, bake for 10 minutes, flip over to sprinkle with parmesan cheese and just let it melt for a minute or two. While the zucchini cooks you can chop some herbs (lemon balm,parsley, chives) to sprinkle on top.

This cheesy, delicious zucchini literally takes 15 minutes and couldn’t be more delicious! Zest up your next meal…enjoy!