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Summer Squash Gratin

Here’s another one from the 21 Day Tummy Diet…

squash3Ingredients:
2 yellow squash sliced
2 zucchini sliced
3/4 cup 1% milk
1/3 cup almond flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp oat bran
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Pre heat oven to 450 degrees.

Heat the oil in a pan. Add sliced squash and salt and fry lightly for 6-7 minutes. Add milk and continue cooking until the milk almost halves about 3 minutes.Transfer to a baking pan.

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In a separate bowl mix together almond flour, oat bran and cheese. Top the squash with the mix. Sprinkle some fresh ground pepper and bake for 15 minutes or the crust slightly browns.

Enjoy warm!

Quick Lunch or Dinner: Tomato Quinoa

Tomato is one of my favorite vegetables. I always stock up on all the different varieties of tomatoes I can find in the grocery store. Summertime is especially fun, when the grocery aisle overflow with fresh local produce. This recipe is filled with luscious tomatoes and was so yummy, I wished I had made more. But no worries, I am sure I will make some again very soon 🙂

TQ3Ingredients:

1/2 cup quinoa
8-10 mini multi-colored heirloom tomatoes sliced
1 shallot chopped fine (use green onions if on 21 day Tummy Diet)
1 jalapeno (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
cilantro to garnish
lemon juice (optional)

Bring 1 cup water to boil and add quinoa. Reduce flame and let simmer until the quinoa is cooked, adding water if necessary. Set aside.

TQ1Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan. Add turmeric, chopped shallots and chopped jalapeno and fry lightly for 2 minutes. Add sliced tomatoes, salt, cayenne pepper, and continue to cook in medium low until most of the juices evaporate.

TQ2Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork and add to the tomato mix. Toss lightly, garnish with cilantro, drizzle with some lemon juice if desired and serve warm.

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21 Day Tummy Diet

January it seems is the month when most people make New Year Resolutions to try something different.

I am no different. Weight loss has been on my list the last few years…

Only this year, i decided to drop it from my top list…..

But it doesn’t mean any less…. I still hope to lose weight but it is not my top priority. Visit my flying blog for my other goals. Although I still hope to attain my other weight loss goals….

Readers Digest is something I have enjoyed over the years since my childhood. Coming across the 21 Day Tummy Diet I decided to give it a try…

This diet contains recipes, not all suited for vegetarians. So stay tuned. As I experiment, create my own recipes and make my progress.

Update: I created a new page listing the links to the recipes I have tried so far here.