Sunday, February 04, 2007

ZUCCINI PIE FROM NANCY LARSON EXERCISE LADY


ZUCCHINI PIE

This is a recipe from an old exercise show from the early 1980's called "Shape Up With Nancy Larson", which ran every day on the local Christian channel. Nancy was very slender, and preached about how sugar is bad for you. She often gave recipes using full-fat cheese, eggs, butter, etc. I remember her saying that this recipe leaves out the crust so it won't cause weight gain. So Nancy was Somersizing and didn't even know it! (Also, read my feature article about Nancy posted in April 2012)

The ingredients are: three medium zucchini (do not peel, 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 clove garlic (or garlic pepper), 1/4 teaspoon dill weed, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 2 eggs (beaten), 1 cup (or more) Monterey Jack cheese (cubed). Slice zucchini into 1/4" pieces. Pour into butter 9" pie pan. Mix spices into the eggs, and pour over zucchini. Top with cheese. Bake at 325 degrees until cheese is slightly browned and bubbly (cooking times vary; check after 20 minutes or so). Serve hot, with fresh-ground natural sea salt on top. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

DEEP DISH PIZZA
This recipe was submitted by a Somersizer on Suzanne's web site. It's the first Somersized recipe I ever made, and is delicious. Recipe: Four ounces cream cheese; 2 eggs; 1/3 cup cream; 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese; 1/2 t. oregano; 1/4 t. garlic powder; 2 cups mixed shredded pizza cheese; Pizza toppings of choice. Beat together cream cheese and eggs till smooth. Add cream, parmesan cheese and spices and mix again. Spay oblong casserole dish with PAM. Sprinkle 2 cups cheese into dish and pour egg mixture over it. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Let stand five minutes. Spread on pizza sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake till bubbly and browning. Let stand ten minutes.

Note: There are more easy low-carb and controlled-carb recipes on my weight loss site and blog (links above). There are also rants about how hard it is to find healthy cereal, and how Yahoo and so many others perpetuate the myth that fat makes you fat, etc. Just keep scrolling back and you will find all this good stuff. My weight loss story is repeated there, too.

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