Sunday, September 30, 2012

Zucchini Carbonara

I was surprised at how easy and tasty this side dish was when we first made it.  I have to thank Mark Sisson for this recipe.  It comes from his cookbook, "The Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals."  We purchased his books in June of 2012 and we just love them and all his recipes.  Thanks Mark for turning us onto your primal ways.

Primal Zucchini Carbonara
Adapted  from Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals Cookbook

(Serves 3)

About 1 TBSP of olive oil for greasing pan
3 to 4 large zucchini, cut into large strands - like lasagna size noodles
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of coconut milk (or use heavy cream)
4 - 5 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
salt and pepper to taste

This is one you can do some of the prep work ahead of time, just like I did in the picture above if you have time before work in the morning. 

Slice each zucchini into long strips like lasagna style noodles.  Set aside.

Cook your bacon in a skillet or microwave it.  Let it cool then dice it up.  Set aside.

Whisk together your eggs and coconut milk (or cream) with salt and pepper seasonings.  Set aside.

Sautee the zucchini in a skillet with the olive oil.  This should take five to seven minutes.  Add in the cooked bacon and the whisked eggs.  Stir continuously until the zucchini noodles are well covered with the bacon bits and the 'scrambled' eggs.  Mark Sisson says not to scramble the eggs but my husband and I like them that way.  This is very easy and very tasty.

A great and unique side dish to add to your regular family meals.  Enjoy!

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