This picture is raw. No edits, no filters. How I took it is how you see it. Could use some editing but I love it just the way it is. It reminds me of mama being in the kitchen making her good sauce for the family. A meal so simple yet so flavorful that brings everyone together. It tells a story. I don’t know what yet, I’m working on it because this was a day that hubby and are were home alone and it was chilly and damp out. No big family, just us and HGTV.
Lately I’ve been cooking a lot of clean meals. Low carb, less sugar and additives, more of God’s green earth. Clean eating makes me feel so clean inside and veggies have always been my favorite. I struggle though in a house full of carnivores, to get something hearty on the table, clean and tasty so they won’t say yuck.
My belief is that part of my job as the lowly homemaker is to provide my family with the best options for life that I can give. Opinion only: My best option is healthy, clean and as close to natural as I can get it. I haven’t always been this way. I have my fair share of a sweet tooth, but in meditating on my role as mom and babe, I feel it is my duty to steward well all areas of my life because my first role is Jesus lover, God server. Call me a hippy.
Now I’m not saying this is going to turn into a crazy health blog where all I do is show you pictures of squash and quinoa ( pronounced kenwa says big sister). But in my efforts to get my family to a healthier place, you may see a few.
This recipe is from Melissa and it’s called pizza stuffed zucchini. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly to the Tee but it was good and flavorful.
1-24 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup diced bell pepper
1/2 diced onion
3 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp seasoning- oregano, basil, parsley
2 cups mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice zukes in half and place them cut side down. Cook for 10 minutes and then remove them from the oven. While you are waiting brown your beef. Add onions, green pepper and garlic and cook until tender. Add tomato sauce, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and 1 tsp each of basil and oregano. Cook to let flavors mix for 5-10 minutes. Fill zuke boats with meat sauce and top with cheese. Place them back in the oven and bake for about 10 mins or until cheese is melted.
The extra sauce made these very juicy which I love! It was also very filling. I gave my hubby two boats and he couldn’t finish the second one.
I hope this recipe makes it to your meal plan. Let me know how you love it!