Monthly Archives: August 2013

It’s late and I have to get on the road early in the morning to teach a big class.  But since I already took all of the pictures, I thought I would try to get my “What I Ate Wednesday” up on the blog. I’ll try to make this one quick since that’s how my day went anyway :)

Breakfast was kind of light. My stomach can’t handle a heavy meal before teaching a paddle yoga class. So, before I left this morning, I blended up 3/4 cup light coconut milk, about 1 cup of fresh pineapple, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and some ice and water. Tasted exactly like a piña colada!!!!



I had to go straight to an appointment after teaching my class, so I packed myself a little snack – a zucchini blueberry spelt muffin, fresh organic strawberries, and a few almonds.  The muffins were a combination of recipes and turned out awesome.  I plan on making a huge batch of them to freeze for school lunches!!



I was starving when I finally got home, so I made an open-faced sandwich on toasted Ezekiel sprouted grain bread with homemade hummus (made last week), cucumbers, and tomatoes with kale chips and fresh fruit. An awesome and filling lunch!!!!


Jake and I snacked on bananas with a little peanut butter this afternoon.

Then we made a huge Cobb Salad for dinner with two kinds of lettuce, grilled chicken, nitrate-free bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives, avocado and a little crumbled blue cheese. We topped it off with some homemade balsamic vinaigrette.


The kids made their own little salads too! They had their bacon on the side along with some scrambled eggs :)


A very rare dessert – this is some of the leftover homemade key lime pie from Darren’s birthday yesterday. If I’m going to squeeze the juice out of 30 teeny tiny little key limes, you better believe that pie isn’t going to waste!!!!  SO yummy and so worth it!!!!


Are you wondering what to do with all of the zucchini that is in season right now??  Try this stuffed zucchini on the grill!!!!

Slice up a few zucchini and hollow them out…..


Then, fill them up with a yummy mixture of chicken sausage, garlic, onion, summer ripe tomato, bread crumbs, and Parmesan…



Grill them up and serve alongside a green salad filled with garden veggies and you have a great little summer dinner!


Italian Stuffed Zucchini on the Grill
4 zucchini
3 links all-natural Chicken Sausage, chopped or crumbled*
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium tomato, diced
2 slices Ezekiel sprouted grain bread, toasted and zipped through the food processor to make fresh bread crumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
Extra virgin olive oil or grass-fed butter
Sea salt & fresh ground pepper
Dried seasonings – basil, oregano, or Italian blend

*I used these Sweet Italian chicken sausages from Al Fresco, but next time I may try these breakfast sausages instead.  It is tough to find clean ingredient sausage in the grocery store!


We tag team in order to make this meal! Darren does the grilling while I make the filling!

Preheat grill to medium heat.

Slice zucchini lengthwise and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds, leaving a half-inch thick shell as shown in the photo above.  Keep the zucchini insides and chop up to add into the filling mixture!

Brush with olive oil or melted grass-fed butter and season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

Place zucchini halves cut-side down and grill for about 5 minutes.

Remove zucchini from grill and set aside.

Heat a large skillet pan to medium heat and cook sausage, chopped zucchini insides, diced onion and garlic.

When sausage and onion is cooked, add diced tomato and season with 1 tsp dried seasonings (Italian blend, oregano, and or basil are all great) and some sea salt and fresh black pepper.

Remove mixture from heat and stir in 1/3 cup bread crumbs (keeping a few tablespoons aside for topping) and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Divide mixture among pre-grilled zucchini shells.

Mix remaining bread crumbs and a couple tablespoons of Parmesan together to sprinkle on top of stuffed zucchini.

Place stuffed zucchini back on the grill for 7-8 minutes to finish cooking.


 We all loved this awesome family summer meal outdoors!!!

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