In the past we have enjoyed noodles made from raw carrots and zucchinis but we wanted to try something a little different with this recipe. We wanted noodles that could be enjoyed without the raw crunch while still keeping the recipe as healthy as we could without sacrificing flavor. Steamed lemon ginger carrot and zucchini noodles were born! This recipe features no additional salt, no gluten, no soy, no dairy and the nuts used are optional! The steamed noodles are served with a zesty lemon ginger dressing that is bursting with flavor! As an added bonus, this recipe is low in calories and easy to prepare! This recipe is another one of the recipes we are posting for the food blog awards we are participating in. If you are interested in supporting us, click here and then click like to vote for us. Thank you for your support!
A reader of ours had a request for a new category, where we would gather all of our low calorie recipes for those trying to lose weight or follow a low cal diet. Sounds like a great idea, especially since we are eating all the food you see us making for this blog! At least Jake is exercising daily, but I can’t say I am. Now that swimming season is over there is no need to hide underneath the hoodies! So, trying recipes like this Quinori Salad is the best solution for me right now. Somehow Jake managed to make it very tasty, without a drop of olive oil (which to a Greek person sounds surreal)! I was easily convinced after tasting it and washing the dishes was so quick and easy without olive oil!
Quinori is a mix of legumes and seeds, including quinoa, sesame seeds, lentils and chickpeas. After being boiled, quinori can become a salad or soup. We found this mix at Botanica here in Patra, but I also saw it at Bamboo Vegan in Athens. However, if you can’t find it, you can use another legume mix or just plain quinoa.