In my Belly…Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

 

Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

 

All the Flavor of Spaghetti Bolognese without the bloat.  My kids loved it.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

Bolognese

  • 1 lb Organic ground beef
  • 1 16oz can Organic crushed tomatoes
  • ½ large yellow onion, chopped.
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely chopped.
  • Pinch Oregano
  • Pinch Thyme
  • S&P

Zucchini Spaghetti

  • 2 lbs Zucchini or Yellow squash, I used both.

    Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

    Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

METHOD

The Bolognese

1 Soften the onion in the Olive Oil until translucent. Set aside.

2 Brown the beef in the same skillet, really brown it!

3 Add the onion back.

4 Add the can of Tomatoes and cook for 15 minutes.

5 Add the garlic, Thyme, Oregano.

6 Add S&P.  Taste.  Cook for 20 more minutes.  Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

 

The Veg

1 Wash the squash.

2 On a mandolin, or your equivalent, julienne the squash lengthwise.

3 Place in a bowl and cover with a towel.

The Service

1 When ready to serve, microwave the faux spaghetti for 1 minute and place in a colander to drain.

2 Place a cup and a  ½ of the faux spaghetti on a plate and cover in the Bolognese sauce.

3 Enjoy the guilt free, veg spiked meal.

Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Zucchini Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

In my Belly…Cocoa and Coffee Rubbed T-Bone Recipe with Bagged Spinach Salad

Cocoa and Coffee Rubbed T-Bone Recipe with Bagged Spinach Salad

Cocoa and Coffee Rubbed T-Bone Recipe with Bagged Spinach Salad

Cocoa and Coffee Rubbed T-Bone Recipe with Bagged Spinach Salad

All the Flavor of Summer without the heavy Workload of trying to impress a Date

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large Organic T-bone (store called it a Porterhouse, too small I think)
  • 1 Bag Spinach salad (Cheat!)

Dry Rub

  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Espresso Powder (fine)
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Coriander
  • Pinch Ancho Chili powder (any chili powder works)
  • S&P

METHOD

The Flesh

1 Season your T-Bone liberally with the Dry Rub, allow to come to room temperature (approx 20 min).

2 Place flesh on an oiled grill (you’ve already got the grill ready) and cook to your desired temp.

3 Let rest at least 5 minutes.

 

The Veg

1 Prep the salad with the provided accoutrements.

 

The Service

1 Put on a plate. Serve without Starch.

2 I had this with a Merlot which I learned on a recent trip to Sonoma goes well with the Cocoa treatment. I would also recommend a Zin, Cab or Syrah.  And FOR SURE a big hoppy beer such as an IPA would do well here.

 

 

In my Belly…Simple Summer Mixed Grill Recipe

Simple Summer Mixed Grill Recipe

Mixed Grill Recipe

Mixed Grill Recipe

A grain-less way to celebrate grilling

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-3

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large Organic steak, I used a striploin (N.Y)
  • 2 Free Range Organic chicken breasts
  • 3 Bratwurst (not Organic)
  • 3 Endive, halved lengthwise
  • ¼ cup Shredded carrot
  • S&P

Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp Spanish extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard (Maille)
  • 1 tsp Champagne vinegar
  • S&P

METHOD

The Flesh

1 Season your steak and chicken liberally with S&P, allow to come to room temperature (approx 20 min).

2 Place flesh on an oiled grill (you’ve already got the grill ready) and cook like you know how.

3 Let rest. 

The Veg

1 Season your endive and place face down on grill for 10 minutes, flip and cook 5 more.  Remove and let cool (They are great hot, warm or room temp.)

2 Toss the carrots into the vinaigrette and Slather the endive with it.

The Service

1 Put on a plate. Serve without Starch.

Summer Mixed Grill

Summer Mixed Grill