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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Courgette / Zucchini roll-ups with mushrooms and chorizo

Don't know about you, but I always have mushrooms in the house and incorporating them in this recipe idea is such a lovely suggestion ...

Mushrooms "are a good source of the many B Vitamins which help provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and play a key role in the nervous system ...

Importantly, in the absence of sunlight or supplements, eating mushrooms is a good way to up your vitamin D levels. They are the only vegetarian food source of vitamin D, because ergo-sterols in mushrooms convert to vitamin D when exposed to light. There is always strong feelings and thoughts about Vitamin D deficiency, which is thought to be quite widespread in Britain.

Research also suggests that mushrooms may have anti-cancer properties, thanks to their rich array of phytochemicals and unique nutrient profile" ...

Read more about the nutritional value of mushrooms here

Now onto the recipe suggestion which can stand alone on your plate, or delight as a side dish.
Don't you just want to try some soon!

Here are the ingredients:
Serves Four
10g carb per serving
1½ lbs / 700 g courgettes/zucchini
½ teaspoon salt
3 oz. / 90 g butter
6 oz. / 175 g mushrooms, finely chopped
6 oz. / 175 g cream cheese
6 oz. / 175 g grated/shredded cheese
½ green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 oz. / 75 g air-dried chorizo
1 egg
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup / 240 ml mayonnaise or herb butter, for serving
2 oz. / 50 g leafy greens, for serving

Please see cooking instructions on Diet Doctor site here

Feel free to try this recipe with different cheeses for different flavours.
You can also make this dish with aubergine/ eggplant instead of courgette/zucchini.

You will find a variety of recipe ideas 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


Jo said...

Yes, I love mushrooms and this looks like a great recipe.

Sami said...

I love mushrooms and also use them often. A recipe to keep, thanks Jan.

William Kendall said...

That sounds tempting!

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

This recipe is definitely a keeper and *oh no* also the previous one makes me feel very, very hungry. :)
Thank you, dear Jan, for your lovely comments on my blog posts. I'm sorry I visit and comment so seldom nowadays. Perhaps when the cold and dark winter comes, I will have more time for blogging. :) Thank you for the interesting posts and recipes.
All the best! xx

Snowbird said...

I love mushrooms too. This would work well for me with vegan cheese. Lovely

Tom said...

...chorizo is new to me.

Martha said...

This does sound really good!

Mary Kirkland said...

Now this I would eat.

Carol Blackburn said...

Looks like another one for the recipe book. :)

Gloria Baker said...

I love all with zucchinis!!

Sandra Cox said...

Another good recipe.
I did not know that about mushrooms! I'm going to have to make an effort to eat more of them.
Have a great one, Jan.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love mushrooms and didn't realize they helped add vit. D! This recipe looks yummy - so cheesy good! Hope you are well. xx Karen

Kezzie said...

I'll just pretend you didn't use much hate M word and imagine that they are aubergines! Otherwise, looks tasty.

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you! Looks so good!

Sami said...

I've tried this recipe tonight and loved it. I swapped a can of tuna for the chorizo as I didn't have it and instead of rolling the cooked zucchini I layered it to make sort of a lasagne. Loved it, thanks Jan.