Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vegetarian Meal #6 of 10 and Introducing ...

For the first time on EverydayFoodie ... Oats in a Jar!



This is definitely a favourite in the blogosphere ... and I finally tried it for breakfast today! I used what was left of my almond butter, and threw in 1 T unsweetened coconut, and 1 tsp mini chocolate chips. It was excellent.



Lunch was leftover Pad Thai of course:



And also the perfect pair:


No pun intended :-)

After a great day at work, and coaching a v-ball game, I came home famished! I snacked on the 2nd fresh roll from last night while whipping up Vegetarian Meal #6 of 10.



Zucchini Lasagna (sans noodles):

In this dish, the zucchini takes the place of the noodles. I found this recipe in a book, but altered it a bit to make it more protein rich, and awesome.

Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs zucchini, cut into thin strips lengthwise
- 1 3/4 cups bread crumbs
- 2 T butter
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 5 shallots, chopped coarsely
- 2 carrots, diced
- 8 oz chopped asparagus
- 3/4 cup cream
- sprinkle of Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup or more of hemp seeds (for protein)













Directions:

- Put some oil in a pan and sautee the zucchini for a couple minutes, then set aside
- Heat 1 T of butter and brown the garlic and then add the bread crumbs and brown a bit, then set aside



- Saute the shallots and carrots in the remaining oil until lightly browned. Add the asparagus and cream and cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt. Dump in 1/2 cup hemp seeds and stir.





- Line the baking dish with 1 layer of zucchini, then a layer of the asparagus mixture, then some bread crumbs. Repeat, ending with breadcrumbs. Toss a little parm on top.



- Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 400 degrees.



- Gobble down





After dinner I made a run to the post office to pick this up!



A FREE popcorn maker! I won this in a contest on Gareth's blog: Stumptown Savoury. Sawwweeeet!

I also made a run to Wal-Mart to buy a bunch of big tupperware for organizing our basement!
It is almost done. Before and after pictures will be within the next couple weeks.

I am headed to bed peeps.
G'night!
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8 comments:

flipflopgal said...

That lasagne looks amazing! Yum! I love zucchini

Jem

Simply Life said...

I love that you had oats in a jar! I definitely learned that online but have yet to attempt it! My husband hasn't seen those blogs yet and I don't want to scare him too much :) Your veggie meals look great and congrats on winning the popcorn maker! So fun!

Sarah (Finding My Balance) said...

Ooh, your zucchini lasagna looks really interesting! For some reason, I wouldn't have thought to put asparagus in lasagna, but I think that sounds good!

And I love the pair/pear pun. I'm a sucker, what can I say?

eatingmachine said...

mmm your lasagna looks yummy!

Anne Marie said...

I've never had my oats in a jar, but whenever I see another blogger making it, I keep reminding myself that I need to save my next almost empty jar!

katsdailyplate said...

The zuchinni "lasagna" looks amazing! Good for you for trying all these new recipes!

joyofood said...

I've seen the oats in a jar, but I just can't do it. Something about a used, empty jar really puts me off.

Taylor

peanutbutterbliss said...

oats in a jar & pad thai def. sounds like a fabulous day of eats :D