Pasta alla zucchini

There are a few instances in my life where I’ve felt that I knew where I was going, thought that I was on a pretty clear path. But life has a funny way of changing when you least expect it. A few of those forks in the road have put me in some… odd situations to say the least that I once thought; me… NEVER

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Like dating again for example, I completely forgot how much work dating was… First you have to meet someone who’s worth your time, this step can take decades. Seriously normal decent guys are like unicorns, you want them to exist but nope just lots of donkeys.

But if you’re lucky enough to find someone who seems normal and worth your time then let the mind games begin. Do I call him or do I wait for him to call me, because if I call I seem too eager and that could scare him off. Then there’s the wait rule, where you have to wait before you return a call to not seem too desperate or too into him because that could also scare him off. Then you have to play hard to get and seem not that interested even though you are interested so he stays interested and continues to stalk you like prey.

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Or you can’t msg him too much or too often because if you sent the last message in theory it should be his turn now to msg you, since when did we start dating over text???

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It’s hard enough keeping up with the social media hole that seems to consume my life on a daily basis but now you’re telling me that I have to conduct my love life through text as well. What happened to calling a girl and talking to her on the phone? Now we send smiley faces and that’s suppose to be flirting??? NOT a fan…

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And what got me thinking about this is why can’t we just be who we are? I don’t want to pretend that I’m something I’m not. Take a zucchini for example, it’s quite the versatile vegetable don’t you think? And that’s why I like it so much, because when I make spirilized zucchini I know those zucchini noodles aren’t pasta, they’re zucchini and i’m ok with that, because if I wanted pasta I’d have pasta.

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Zucchini Pasta
Serves 2

Ingredients

2 small zucchinis
8-10 mushrooms
2 handfuls of spinach
2 -3 garlic cloves
1/2 pound ground turkey
1/2 a red onion chopped
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 jar of organic tomato sauce (I like the whole foods 369 brand)

In a pan on medium high heat cook your turkey, garlic and oregano until the turkey is fully cooked through then set aside in a bowl.

Turn down the heat on your pan slightly and add in a splash of olive oil. Throw in your mushrooms and oregano, once they’ve been going for about 10 minutes toss in the rest of your veg and turn down your heat to medium low. The zucchini noodles don’t take long and personally I like them slightly on the al dente side. Because really if you cook your vegetables until they’re mushy you shouldn’t even be allowed in a kitchen.

After about 4-5 minutes and your zucchini is looking a little bit more noodle like toss in your tomato sauce and cooked turkey and just heat until sauce is warmed.

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If only dating was this easy… and delicious

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