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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Courgettes/Zucchini ... don't come better than this !

Following on from our 'dream to reality', which regular readers of this blog may recall, we have settled in so well … but if you don't know what I'm talking about see this post here

We have some lovely neighbours who grow their own organic vegetables and were kind enough to give us some wonderful courgettes (zucchini), pictured below...


I just knew how I was going to use them … washed and sliced, then sautéed in butter with mushrooms, some cherry tomatoes, seasoning and lovely mixed herbs. So simple and so delicious! They went perfectly with a fillet of salmon and a spoonful of mashed swede (rutabaga), such a tasty low carb meal. I just happened to have some feta cheese in the fridge too, so I cubed it and 'sprinkled it' over the courgette (zucchini) mix... 


If you’re already living the LCHF lifestyle, you will know that courgettes/zucchini are low in carbs, just 2g. carb per 100g, and they are probably high up on your must buy shopping (or growing) list. They may not pack the nutritional punch of other green vegetables (broccoli, kale etc.) but they do contain significant levels of potassium to control blood pressure and vitamin C to boost your immune system. Hope you may enjoy some courgettes (zucchini) soon !

A variety of articles and recipe ideas are within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

18 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks really delicious. Hugs, Valerie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love cutting them in half, sprinkle oil on them and grill! They taste so good hot off the grill!

Tom said...

...this is a tasty time of year. 😀

Christine said...

They look so fresh!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

We've been growing courgettes in 'Britain Acres'; very tasty too! Yours look nicer, though...

William Kendall said...

Quite a mix.

Elephant's Child said...

Rich, colourful, delicious.

Teresa said...

Los calabacines, me gustan a la plancha y en puré. Besitos.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

We love the summertime when the squash come to our local markets. How lovely to have neighbors share their bounty. Your recipe looks wonderful. So pretty and just right for this time of year. I'm glad you are enjoying your new home! ♥

happyone said...

That sure does look good. We love zucchini here at my house.

Martha said...

This looks really great! And so colourful, too :)

Amy Purdy said...

The meal you had sounds delicious! I love zucchini.

Lorrie said...

We arrived home from a couple of weeks away last evening, and I picked three wonderful zucchini and a handful of small tomatoes. Zucchini is such a wonderful and versatile vegetable. Your dish sounds delicious.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

this looks like something my hubby would love to eat :)
Hope you get some cooler weather and some rain soon too!

Bob Bushell said...

You cannot beat it, lovely Jan.

Crafty Green Poet said...

That looks delicious, courgettes are great

Snowbird said...

So glad to hear how well you have settled in and how you have such wonderful neighbours! I hope you get amn endless supply of fresh veg, those courgettes look lovely and fried with toms and mushrooms....oh yum, a favourite recipe of mine.xxx