Saturday, November 19, 2016

Zucchini Lasagna: Low Carb Recipe


  • 2 Zucchini
  • 12 oz Ricotta cheese (part skim)
  • 1lb ground beef/chicken/turkey (I used ground chicken)
  • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 cup marinara sauce 
Directions: Preheat overn to 325 and grease a 9x13 baking ban.  Then slice zucchini lengthwise into very thin slices.  Season with sea salt and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet and cook ground beef (or any ground meat you prefer) on high for 5 minues.  Add in green pepper, mushrroms, and onion and cook until meat is no longer pink.  Stir in tomato sauce, garlic, and basil and let simmer for 20 minutes.
While that is cooking, make the ricotta mixture by mixing all of the ricotta with the egg- set aside.

To assemle the lasagna, spread half of the meat sauce (with cooked veggies) into the bottom of the pan.  The next layer is half the zucchini slices and half the mozz and then half the ricotta mixture.  Repeat by layering the remaining meat sauce, zucchini slices, then rest of ricotta cheese and mozzarella. Spriinkle with parmesan cheese on top.  Bake for 45 minutes and let cool.

This was a hit in my house.. even my hubby loved it!  It's a little messier than regular lasagna but it's so delicious and saves so many calories.

Ever After,

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Shell + Bones | New Haven Blogger Event

    There is no doubt that New Haven has some of the best food and  restaurant choices in CT.  From world-famous pizza to classic hamburgers, you can find your personal heaven. 
    I was lucky enough to attend a blogger's event hosted by fellow blogger and friend Kat, owner of A Little Birdie Told Me, a social media and content marketing agency.  So many amazing #boss ladies attended at Shell and Bones Oyster Bar and Grill , which undoubtedly has the most beautiful view in New Haven!  Overlooking the harbor and Lighthouse Point Park, the sunset was absolutely stunning.
   Upon our arrival, we were greeted with hot apple cider cocktails in beautiful copper mugs which was perfect for a cool, fall evening by the water.  The appetizers were incredible- my favorite being the  Clam Chowder Remoulade, and the mouth-watering Tuna Tatare.  Blogger events are always a great way to network, try new places in the area and put some great minds together for ideas and content.

{Sweater: Nordstrom similar here | Distressed jeans: Primark |  Booties: Trask | Blanket scarf: Hollister}

Ever After,