Monday, July 2, 2012

Squash Blossoms for lunch?!

Every morning I awake to stunning golden squash blossoms peaking out from under the huge umbrella leaves of the zucchini plants in our kitchen garden.  My cookbooks tell me to stuff these blossoms with rich  mixtures of egg & cheese, then fry them before serving!  What's one to do on an oil-free Plant-Based diet?

Let's get creative...I already have some cooked brown rice and a newly opened jar of peach mango salsa.  Let's add some minced celery and red onion, chopped fresh tomato, lime juice and cilantro to make a delicately flavored rice salad filling. If you don't have these ingredients, experiment with what you do have.  Try another grain...quinoa, barley, wheat berries, bulgar, or make a bean dip, add your favorite minced raw or steamed veggies & herbs.  Now gently stuff the delicate blossoms.  You can eat them raw or steamed, but don't deep fry.  Leave that to the SAD (Standard American Diet) folks!  Enjoy! 

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