Eat Low-Fat Food

Hi! I'm a mom of 2 and I love tasty (and fatty) food (Really, who doesn't?)! I own my love for the lards of life, but I budget my fats daily or else I easily overspend. By living a low-fat lifestyle, I hope to develop super powers (or something comparable would suite me just fine). At the very least, I hope my cholesterol levels will be thanking me as I gracefully progress through the ages and stages of life. Follow me on my eating journey to a healthier lifestyle through delicious low-fat food.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stewed Zucchini and Quinoa


One of my comfort foods is my dad's stewed zucchini. He lovingly would make this side dish as the zucchini from his garden would start producing.  He would often add a quart of his homemade stewed tomatoes from the garden. I remember watching it bubble and stew in his wok on the stove. You see, he cooked this in a wok because it was his biggest pan, and he was cooking for a family of 7. Such warm memories I have of this dish!  Tonight I served it with quinoa on the side. They were good together, so good that I actually ended up mixing the two of them together on my plate.


I don't follow a written recipe for stewed zucchini because my dad never did. However, in case my memory fades I would like to document the method of making this tasty dish. It's really simple.

Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini, sliced. 1 yellow onion, sliced.  1 to 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced. A bit of olive oil. 1 quart stewed tomatoes or 1 to 2 cans of diced tomatoes.  Salt and pepper.

Method: Sweat out the onions in olive oil with the garlic over medium heat. Add the sliced zucchini and sprinkle with salt and pepper and saute a little longer. Add the stewed tomatoes and stir it all together. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

You can always add more zucchini or onion or tomato or you can even use bacon drippings instead of olive oil, like my dad has done on occasion, if you like. But if you're trying to eat low fat, I'd steer away from the bacon.

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