Friday, March 16, 2012

Food Friday: Sometimes I Don't use a Recipe

No, I'm not a vegetarian, but I have experimented around with different ways to get my protein without having to consume meat. This is one of my favorites! I had it last night even. I wish I could tell you where I got the recipe, but I can't because I made it up myself. What I can tell you, is that it's super easy, fairly cheap, and very tasty. (My family even loves it!) All you need is the following:
Fresh Zucchini
Fresh garlic clove
1 sweet yellow onion
1 can black beans
Feta cheese

I like to saute my veggies in a cast iron pan. (I think they taste better.) Add a little olive oil to your pan and then add your zucchini, onion, and garlic. 

 Saute for about 7-10 minutes. (I like it to still be a bit firm.) Add in your black beans and heat until nice and warm.
  Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve. 
I choose to eat this as a main dish as it is very filling. Even if you're not a bean lover or may think feta is a bit strong, try this one out. I think you might be pleasantly surprised at how it tastes, not to mention it's quite filling, very good for you, and low in calories! 

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  1. I'm not a vegetarian either, but eat a lot of vegan recipes at home. I love tofu, and beans and homemade patties and such. Even make my own seitan as well. I'd eat your made up dish!!

  2. It looks like a good recipe! I also make things up as I go. It's nice to find different ways to get protein from foods other than meat.


  3. I think it sounds (and looks) amazing! I can't wait to try it out...

  4. I will have to try that. I make a side dish with zucchini that I love. I have eaten a whole bowl as a main dish. Dice 1 zucchini and put in a skillet with a little olive oil, sprinkle with lemon pepper (McComicks) and saute until desired firmness.