Monday, July 5, 2010

Marinara craving

I hope your 4th was as great as mine! My weekend ended up extending one day longer than I had planned and I was able to enjoy the great weather and fireworks with family. The following photo is the sunset right before fireworks began.
Marinara sauce sounded really tasty so I decided to whip up a quick yet delicious meal. It is so quick I am able to enjoy the rest of the evening =).

Italian Zucchini
Modified from
Serves 2

2 T Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
2 medium zucchinis
5 small button mushrooms
1/2 c chickpeas
Salt & pepper to taste
1 c Trader Joes Tomato Basil Organic Marinara Sauce
2 T oregano
1 T garlic powder
1/2 T red pepper flakes

1. Heat EVOO in large skillet until warm over medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms, chickpeas and salt & pepper. Cook until tender.
2. Add marinara, oregano, garlic powder and red pepper flakes to zucchini mixture. Toss until well combined. Cook for 3-5 minutes until warm. Serve hot.

This last picture isn't the camera is stubborn and decides when it wants to work.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! Holly