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    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Zucchini Noodles - Perfect Replacment for Pasta - #grainfree

    Continuing on the Theme of Grain Free, I didn’t want to just have meat and vege, fish and
    vege. or boringly "Just Salad" on its own, so I looked around for some interesting ideas.
    Donna Hay had this recipe for Zucchini Noodles using Chili Tuna for your protein
    Haven't had canned Tuna for  a while and it was good.  This Tuna packed a lunch
    However I think this dish can be used with any protein. 
    In fact you will see further down, what we did with it, in the following week

    ¼ Cup (60ML) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    3 Cloves of Garlic thinly sliced
    2 Tablespoons Capers Drained
    2 Teaspoons of grated Lemon Zest
    6 Medium Zucchini Thinly sliced lengthwise with a julienne peeler

    Or a Spirializer or finely cut. they need to look like noodles
    2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
    ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
    ¼ cup dill sprigs
    2 cups Rocket leaves
    2 X 185 gms tins of Chili Tuna
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Toasted Pistachio Nuts, to serve

    First I have to mention my julienne peeler
    Love it
    Just slide it down the vegetable
    and Voila
    Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat,
    add the garlic, capers and lemon zest
    and cook for 1–2 minutes or until lightly golden and crispy.
    Add the zucchini, lemon juice and salt.
    Cook for 1 -2 minutes or until heated through.
    Remove from the heat,
    Place the rocket on a platter
    Pour noodles over the top
    Sprinkle the nuts and dill
    Divide between bowls
    Top with the tuna and serve
    Serves 4.

    SO the following week in my time at Pauanui on the Coromandel Coast
    So beautiful down there
    The kids practising their dance to the very popular and very annoying song from the Moana Movie
    "Shiny", we heard it a lot.

     Up she goes
    These Noodles certainly needed another outing
    This time served with Barbecued Chicken Breast
    We also blended the noodles with some packaged coleslaw
    Served with sliced Chicken Breast
    and some tasty Croutons over the top
    for a bit of extra Crunch
    These noodles are so good, I have been making them even just for me on my own

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