My favorite snack lately has been snow cones. They are light, fruity and the perfect temperature for hot summer days. But what I have found is even better than snow cones are granitas. True granitas are frozen desserts from Sicily, similar to an Italian ice but prepared differently by scraping the ice during the freezing process. The flavor possibilities are whatever your heart desires!
If you would have told me five years ago that cauliflower would become a favorite vegetable, I would have thought, “no way!” Cauliflower was always the last vegetable I would eat in the pre-prepared vegetable trays from the grocery store. And it had to be submerged in ranch dressing.
At the end of the day, one of my favorite dishes is a big pile of spaghetti with tomato sauce and mozzarella. With zucchini soon reaching their peak season, it’s an easy transition to make this dish healthier. Replace the spaghetti with freshly spiralized zucchini (aka “zoodles”). Add a little creaminess and fresh basil to really enhances the flavor. It has become one of my favorite dishes on rotation!
For those who love lasagna – you know it’s really just spaghetti-flavored cake. The layers of cheesy goodness melting with the meat sauce….mmmm. Lasagna is usually my go-to entree at Italian restaurants because it always leave me in a state of blissful satisfaction. In order to eat lasagna more often, we replaced the noodles with zucchini. Let me tell you, coming from someone who eats/breathes/sleeps/dreams of their carbs, these lasagna zucchini boats are pretty delicious!!
Night time is my weakness when it comes to food. If it’s in my kitchen, it will be in my mouth. Chips, popcorn and ice cream will always lose the battle after 6pm. And if I work at the hospital that day – forget it. Some may think by my nighttime eating habits that I am going into hibernation. For a decade.