Zucchini Noodles with Bacon & Shrimp

daisi - July 31, 2014
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I’ve been wanting to try the zucchini “noodle” trend for a while now. My mom got me a julienne peeler for my birthday so I figured I’d better give it a try. I didn’t have zucchini, but I had yellow summer squash courtesy of my baby brother so I used that instead. The peeler wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to use, but it wasn’t …

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roasted veggie tacos

daisi - June 18, 2013
roasted veggie tacos

I saw this recipe in Martha Stewart Living and immediately thought it sounded amazing. Roasted vegetables on a taco, why had I never thought of this before? It’s simple enough: roast veggies, slap them on a tortilla. Her recipe was for portobello and zucchini tacos and don’t they look amazing? I didn’t just stop at zucchini and portobellos though. I used all of the in-season …

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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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menu recap [weeks 27 & 28]

daisi - July 21, 2012
chipotle shrimp

[Week 27]  Also known as my birthday week o’ celebration was pretty uneventful on the cooking front, as in there was NO cooking at all. Lots of eating though… a happy hour at Doc’s on Friday. They have the BEST cocktails and appetizers. I recommend the andouille sausage spinach dip, and of course oysters on the half shell. [clockwise: gin & jam, linds-me-tree, drinks on fire, …

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bikini bread

daisi - July 5, 2012

The title of this post is a little misleading, this bread is in no way bikini-related. Bikini bread is what Sam’s little brother used to call Zucchini Bread and I think it’s cute so I’m sticking with it. My dad gave me 2 GIANT zucchinis (is that the correct plural version or is it zucchin-I, either way they were ginormous). I had one to use …

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menu recap [weeks 15 -18]

daisi - May 10, 2012
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Sorry guys – I promise I have some great recipes coming up. But for now, here is what I cooked the past 4 weeks. Not a lot, but some good things I’d like to share. In no particular order at all, mainly because I can’t remember back that far… Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken from AllRecipes.com I made this for a friend who just had a …

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Meatballs with Zucchini & Tomatoes

daisi - May 1, 2012

Around here it’s wedding go-time. AKA – no more procrastinating, which includes the diet. So, I am attempting to cut carbs for the next 3 weeks (excluding the bachelorette party this weekend) in a last minute attempt to shed some pounds and get a flatter tummy. Which brings me to this great website for low-carb, healthy, satisfying meals. It’s Paleo Plan and whether you’re dieting or …

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Meatless Monday: Stuffed Zucchini

daisi - March 5, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve done a meatless Monday recipe for my friends at Square. I feel bad. I’m such a slacker. But here is one for Square and for you. This recipe originated with this Cooking Light recipe so you know it’ll be good AND healthy. Here’s what you’ll need: 3 (1.3-ounce) slices day-old whole-wheat bread 3-4 medium zucchini 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided …

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menu recap [week 9]

daisi - March 4, 2012
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Sunday: Stuffed Zucchini with Cheesy Breadcrumbs I received my first produce bag from the Natural Farms co-op I joined. It was packed full of zucchini so I decided to try this stuffed zucchini recipe. We paired it with some leftover steak we had, but it’d be great with just about anything or by itself if you’re vegetarian. Monday: Roasted Chicken with Honey Glazed Carrots I meant to serve …

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Indian Pizza

daisi - February 6, 2012

Last week, I made an Indian Pizza inspired by this Rachael Ray recipe. I say “inspired by” because I changed a lot of it to suit my personal tastes. The result was an exotic, flavorful pizza. Feel free to try my version or hers, I’m positive you’ll love them both. It was also a very quick meal, ideal for a weeknight. Here’s what you’ll need: …

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