Zucchini and Feta Breakfast Casserole

Zucchini and Feta Breakfast Casserole
I certainly have been enjoying zucchini season and up next I have a Greek flavour inspired zucchini and feta breakfast casserole! I always enjoy a tasty savoury breakfast over a sweet one and it's nice to be able to sneak pack some seasonal veggies into it. This breakfast casserole has a base of eggs and cottage cheese and it's filled out with shredded zucchini and feta cheese along with plenty of fresh herbs including dill, parsley and green onions. In addition to being packed full of flavour this casserole is light, healthy and easy to make, taking less than 30 minutes. If you want to save a bit of time in the morning feel free to mix the ingredients the night before so you just need to bake in the morning. The leftovers are also great reheated so make a large batch for quick breakfasts all week long! This zucchini and feta breakfast casserole is a great way to enjoy some of the fresh summer zucchini!

Chicken and Avocado Burritos

Chicken and Avocado Burritos
Today I have some tasty chicken and avocado burritos for you! They are so easy to make, you simply wrap the chicken, avocado, cheese, salsa verde, sour cream and cilantro up in a tortilla, grill it and enjoy! Just make sure to put the cheese on the top or bottom of the burrito so that is melts and gets all nice and ooey and gooey when it's grilled. Feel free to serve these burritos with extra salsa and sour cream for dipping! These burritos don't take long to make, they are nice and portable, filling and most importantly, packed full of flavour!

Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday Recipes

Are you ready for a Meatless Monday? The idea is to eat one meal a week without meat. Now don't get me wrong I could never give up things like BACON, steaks, burgers, etc. but I do find that I eat a lot of meatless meals and they are just as tasty and they are usually pretty healthy! With all of the fresh summer produce around you have plenty of options to go meatless for a meal and I thought that I would roundup some of my favourite vegetarian recipes in case you wanted to go meatless this Monday!

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto
One of the best things about the summer is all of the fresh basil and one of my favourite things to do with that basil is to make pesto! Basil pesto is as easy to make and pureeing basil, garlic, pine-nuts, parmesan, olive oil and lemon juice in a food processor so there's really no excuse to not make your own in the summer! Once you have made your basil pesto it can be used on so many thing from pastas to sandwiches to soups, salads, etc (Take a look at the huge list of recipes to use your homemade fresh basil pesto in below the recipe!) Another great thing about basil pesto is that it freezes well so you can save the essence of summer for later.

Greek Goddess Grain Bowl with Fried Zucchini, Halloumi and Toasted Seeds

Greek Goddess Grain Bowl with Fried Zucchini, Halloumi and Toasted Seeds
When I came across this recipe for a Greek goddess grain bowl with fried zucchini, halloumi and toasted seeds on Half Baked Harvest I knew that I just had to make it, I mean it has so many of my favourite Greek/Mediterranean flavours in it! This recipe includes plenty of tasty ingredients but the stars of the show are the crispy fried zucchini, fried halloumi cheese (a Mediterranean cheese that holds it shape when fried and 'squeaks' when you chew it) crunchy toasted seeds and a fresh basil and lemon tahini dressing! Other ingredients in this salad include, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, salty kalamata olives, sweet and smoky roasted red pepper, artichoke heart, cool and creamy avocado and fresh herbs like basil and mint. This salad is amazing with it's wide variety of different flavours, textures and even temperatures with the hot crispy fried zucchini and they all work so well together, especially in that tasty basil and lemon tahini dressing!

Korean Style Cold Tofu Shirataki Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Korean Style Cold Tofu Shirataki Noodle Salad with Shrimp
It certainly has been hot the last few days so I thought that it would be a good idea to make a meal that did not require any cooking and that could be served chilled, this Korean style cold tofu shirataki noodle salad with shrimp. This is a noodle based salad and I went with some tofu shirataki noodles to keep things nice and easy (no cooking required!) and light (low calorie and low-carb)! For the veggies in the salad I like to go with a rainbow of colours for a nice presentation and they include green lettuce and cucumber, yellow pepper, orange carrot, red kimchi and purple cabbage. To make this salad a meal you need some meat and pre-cooked shrimp fits the bill perfectly since you don't need to cook is and it's already chilled! The final component of the salad in a simple and tasty dressing with gochugaro (Korean chili pepper flakes) for a bit of heat. If you are looking for a way to keep cool on a hot summer day, you can't go wrong with this Korean style cold tofu shirataki noodle salad with shrimp!

Summer Salads Cookbook on iTunes

Summer Salads eCookbook

The Closet Cooking Summer Salads eCookbook is now available on iTunes!

Caprese Stuffed Avocados

Caprese Stuffed Avocados
During the summer one of my favourite things is all of the fresh ripe tomatoes and basil and the combination of the two is absolutely fabulous! Things get even better when you add some fresh mozzarella and touch of balsamic vinegar to the mix, caprese salad style, and I often like to throw some diced avocado in as well. These caprese stuffed avocados are a slightly different take on that idea where an avocado half is filled with a mixture of diced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed in a homemade basil pesto served on a bed of salad greens all topped with a drizzle of balsamic reduction! The combination of the cool and creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil pesto and tangy balsamic vinegar is simply divine; pure summer on a plate!

Low-carb Recipes

Low-carb Recipes

Due to popular demand I have made it easier to find all of the low-carb recipes on Closet Cooking! I went through all of my recipes and labeled/tagged the low carb ones so that you can easily identify which recipes are low carb and search for them in various ways. As it turns out I have shared quite a few low carb recipes, almost 500, ranging from mains to sides, appetizers/snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, etc. Once I had identified all of the low-carb recipes it seemed only natural to share the most popular ones in a roundup and you can find them below!

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All Low-carb Recipes
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Low-carb Sides
Low-carb Appetizers
Low-carb Breakfasts
Low-carb Salads
Low-carb Soups

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