Hi everyone! I know many people myself included, are faced with a new reality of having to stay home due to the current situation we are facing with the coronavirus outbreak. Yesterday I started feeling a little overwhelmed by all the media coverage of the virus- everywhere you look the headlines read “Breaking: New Cases of Coronavirus.” It’s everywhere-news outlets, instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, websites, school sites, etc. Although I like to stay informed spending too much time reading everything can cause some anxiety to develop.
I started feeling a little helpless too. This situation is affecting everyone from small business owners to large corporations, parents, students, hospital staff. There are a lot of people who are feeling the secondary effects that the outbreak has caused. I thought of what I could do to help bring some relief from keeping a distance. And it occurred to me that some people may want to see recipes for using up pantry staples. This is something I CAN do right now. So I will try to post recipes that are simple and that are comforting over the next few weeks. Please bare with me as I am still new to blogging and it does take me a while to gather my thoughts into writing. But I will do my best to upload recipes and ingredients for those who are looking for quick meals that you can make to use items in you pantry or produce your fridge that may expire soon.
I am also looking into organization that could use donations and I will be sharing this through instagram/ Facebook soon! Even if this helps one person it makes it worth it. For now I’ll leave you with this super quick recipe for Caprese Style Zucchini Noodles. It is only a few ingredients and really delicious. Stay safe, be patient, this will all pass soon!
(P.S. I always encourage people to get creative in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to substitute ingredients, especially during these times where you may not have all of the ingredient on hand, and you want to avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store. For example you will see that this recipe calls for frozen zucchini noodles but you may not have that. Maybe you have a whole zucchini or summer squash. You can slice these very thinly and make your own noodles. Or maybe you don’t; have asiago cheese but you have Parmesan or mozzarella! These all work fine. Put your own flare on it! )
[lt_recipe name=”Caprese Style Zucchini Noddles ” summary=”A quick recipe with a few simple ingredients. Zucchini noodles are a great substitute for pasta if you are gluten free or if you are just looking for something out of the norm. ” servings=”2″ total_time=”15 MIN” print=”yes” image=”http://www.thehoneydrizzle.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DSC_0720.jpg” ingredients=”12 oz. bag of frozen Zucchini noodles (or you can make your own);3 tbsp of pesto (glass jar or homemade);10 cherry tomatoes (halved);Asiago cheese (shredded)” ]Preparation:;;1. Using a small skillet or griddle, lightly roast the cherry tomatoes and set aside. (I don’t use oil in this step because I want them to be roasted not sautéed);;2. In the same pan warm up the zucchini noodles as per cooking instructions on the bag;;3. Once the zucchini noodles have de-frosted, dried and top with pesto and stir until they are all covered. ;;4. Top with the roasted cherry tomatoes and a little bit of asiago cheese, and you have yourself a quick lunch in just a few minutes! Enjoy[/lt_recipe]