It’s that time again, where your pants become snug and you realize that the dryer is not the culprit (SIGH). Personally, my blog is fifty percent food, I have a job to uphold here (one that I love). So, I’m always busy taste testing and creating the next food recipe to bring you. Thus, the lighter recipes, but I refuse to reduce the flavor or deliciousness.
This Coodles Recipe is an EXEMPLARY WAY TO ENJOY EATING LIGHT AND FRESH!
Warm Roasted Tomatoes with garlic, on top of crunchy fresh coodles (cucumber noodles), with bites of Mediterranean feta, all drizzled with lemon dill dressing.
When it comes time to bunker down and eat healthier I crave fresh foods. This Coodles and Roasted Tomatoes with Lemon Dill Dressing is just that, FRESH! Sure, you can call it healthy. Some would argue that cheese is healthy, but I personally think cheese, especially feta, is a gift sent straight from Heaven. Anything from Heaven is good for the soul, therefor cheese is healthy, 😉 everything in moderation is key of course.
Need a Spiralizer?
I love long walks with the kids in their stroller, when and if their behaving of course. Like most parents and care givers know, it only takes a million snacks and bribery with the park at the end of that walk. Well, my broken toe has halted these walks, resulting in a drop to my current mood and increase in waist size. To counter act those negative feelings of not being able to exercise I eat chocolate. Yup, I’m human and fall into that guilty pleasure of eating to feel better. Even if just for the moment, sometimes you just have to put on your fat pants and indulge, whatever keeps you going and smiling.
This month has been rough, negativity in the media, not to mention my personal life has been handed a lot of ciaos to interject. Just don’t forget, life is all about keeping yourself smiling and grateful, for every difficult moment remember, you can always change your path. Happiness is a state of mind and I while have not mastered being happy 24/7 yet, I have realized no matter what I’m going through, I will over come that difficult moment, I will smile again. Hold on to your spirits people, there will always be negative things to bring it down, but there are always a million things to bring it back up.
Todays to do list, praying for world peace, deep breathing and making this delicious Coodles Recipe
- 3 large seedless Cucumbers
- 1 16 ounce container grape tomatoes, halved
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- Trader Joe's Crumble Feta with Mediterranean herbs or feta of choice
- Olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Fresh or dried dill
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Place halved grape tomatoes on baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
- Roast for 16 minutes
- Using your spiralizer make your Coodles
- Lemon Dill Dressing: mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and desired amount of salt, pepper, fresh or dried dill
- Plate your coodles, adding desired amount of mediterranean feta, then top with roasted garlic tomatoes and last but not least drizzle with Lemon Dill Dressing