Crookneck Squash Boats With Tomatoes, Basil and Blue Cheese

This is just a variation on the zucchini strips in the previous post. Crookneck squash make cute boats filled with anything – here some Bolognese meat sauce – served with tomatoes, basil and blue cheese. Crookneck Squash Boats With Tomatoes, Basil and Blue Cheese Per serving – squash boats: 1 crookneck squash 1 medium zucchini […]

Cajun Garlic Zucchini Strips

These are inspired by some wonderful garlic zucchini I had at one of the Greek Islands restaurants west of Chicago many years ago, although I think those may have been fried or even batter-fried – yeow! By contrast, there are almost no calories in these, just a spray of PAM or a teaspoon of oil. […]

Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Stuffed Squash Blossoms 6 Squash blossoms – cut early in the day with a long stem and place in water immediately until ready to cook 1 oz herb cheese – Allouette or similar 2 slices bacon crumbled 1/8 onion, chopped fine 1 oz shredded parmesan cheese 1/4 cup breadcrumbs or 1 slice bread cut in […]

Zucchini Uno Omelette/Scramble

Hard to believe, but this plateful is only one egg. Zucchini, like time, seem to accelerate. Right about this time of year, you and your zucchini will begin doing an imitation of Lucy and Ethel in the chocolate factory. Garrison Keillor claims that July is the only month country people lock their cars in the […]

Squash Blossom Salad

This morning my zucchini plants had a ton of (male) flowers so I made Squash Blossom Salad for lunch. I’m amazed at the picture – the flower really glows. Squash Blossom Salad Salad Several squash blossoms – cut up with scissors and save one whole one per plate for garnish. Negligible calories.


The classic French summer vegetable stew, low fat ratatouille is another perfect diet food. It adds color, flavor, texture and substance to any plate, and is famous as a filling for omelettes or a topping for pasta, or as a side dish with virtually any other savory food. “Ra-tah-twee” is also quite pronounceable with a […]