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September Means Stuffed Zucchini, and Other Things I’m Thinking About (9-16-2014)

Low-Carb Meat, Tomato and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups are perfect for September!

In mid-September gardens are still flourishing in most parts of North America, but you may be thinking it’s time use those garden veggies in fall-focused dishes.  This is the time of year when stuffed zucchini seems like a perfect choice, don’t you agree?  There are as many recipes for stuffed zucchini as there are gardeners who grow zucchini, but the Low-Carb Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups shown above have been one of my favorites since September 2009 when I first posted the recipe.

Other stuffed Zucchini variations I’ve enjoyed include Stuffed Zucchini with Brown Rice, Ground Beef, Red Pepper, and Basil and Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini with Brown Rice, Black Beans, Chiles, Cheddar, and Cotija Cheese.  And in two of the recent Deliciously Healthy Low Carb Recipe Round-Ups, I featured Eggplant Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini Boats from The Iron You and Jalapeno and Chicken Stuffed Zucchini from Peanut Butter and Peppers, both of which sounds like a must try! 

I’m still buying zucchini at the Farmers Market every week, so zucchini is still on the menu at my house.  If you have a favorite recipe for Stuffed Zucchini, let us know about it in the comments!

Now here are a few more things I’ve been thinking about . . .

Did you know that most countries don’t refrigerate eggs, but there’s a reason that eggs are refrigerated in the U.S.?   I didn’t know this.  (Via Steamy Kitchen on Facebook.)

And I guess I will have to eat my words about not refrigerating tomatoes.  Kind of.  (From Serious Eats.)

I’m still a bit obsessed with the Spiralizer.  If you’re one of the many people who have bought one recently, you might want to follow my Pinterest board for Spiralizer Recipes.

Photo from The Kitchn.

Making oatmeal in the rice cooker is awesome, according to The Kitchn.  (It was an investment, but I love, love, love my Zojirushi Rice Cooker and can’t wait to try this.  And I also want to try Cooking Quinoa in the Rice Cooker. )

I’m still missing my garden, but I’ve been getting greens, squash, and tomatoes at the farmers market.  If you’re growing Swiss Chard, it’s probably abundant right now (lucky you!)  Here are 10+ Healthy Favorite Recipes for Swiss Chard from Kalyn’s Kitchen if you need ideas for using it.

Photo from Bitz & Giggles.

I think making your own Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tablets sounds like a great idea!  (Found on Bitz & Giggles.)

Dr. Mark Hyman has some good ideas about how to design a life where health and weight loss are an automatic side effect of your environment.  What do you think?

And finally,  Grist reveals The Secret to a Happy Life.  (Who could argue with that?)

(You can use the label Things I’m Thinking About to see more round-ups like this one.)  What have you been thinking about lately?  Please share in the comments, and if you’re spotted something especially interesting online, links are welcome.

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    4 Comments on “September Means Stuffed Zucchini, and Other Things I’m Thinking About (9-16-2014)”

  1. Val, lucky you to have a source for fresh eggs! And I can't wait to start doing some fall veggies in the spiralizer. The possibilities are endless.

  2. I get eggs from a lady at work so I knew about the eggs and their natural protective coating. I am also in love with my spiralizer!!!!

  3. Lydia, I am absolutely making those too! Great use for the lemons that get a little dried up on the counter.

  4. First on my list, as soon as we move back to the city, will be to make those garbage disposal tablets. What a great idea!