Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer Eats

Sorry for going MIA, it's been a bit crazy here... Hi to everyone I met at the Healthy Living Summit!! I can't describe how awesome it was to hear "I read your blog!" :) I meant to attend some of the other festivities, but I had to make it out to the burbs to sit this guy...

Perseus

He was tuckered out after our long walks in the heat and humidity of last week! I was pretty much without internet access, so I'm still trying to catch up :/

I did have the realization that zucchini and corn make an amazing pairing! I had sauteed some zucchini with onions in a little EVOO, but didn't have a plan of what to use them in. I thought of combining it with corn on a pizza, but instead of making my own dough I took the easy way out and used pitas already on hand. I made this a few times during the week and varied the cheese (Laughing Cow, goat cheese, or fresh mozz), but I think my fav way was with the laughing cow spread underneath a heaping pile of zucchini and corn, broiled until crispy! Yum...

Zucchini Corn Pita Pizza

I was also beyond excited to find 2 pints of sour cherries at a store when I was looking something for my mom :) I immediately popped them in my basket (let's not think about the fact that I had a basket... when I went in for 1 thing that I could've held in my hands) and began to think about my failed pie. Maybe it was fear, maybe it was the heat and humidity... but I ended up making some Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt! My cherries were actually so good I could eat them plain, so I cut back on the sugar and used amaretto instead of the rum and almond extract. A great way to cool off :)

Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt

Looking at these pictures, I am appreciating all the natural light I get in my apartment :) (These were not taken in my apt) I am off for a long weekend home Thursday, so the next time you hear from me it will likely be another race recap!

46 comments:

lesley said...

Awwww what a cutie ; )

Zucchini and corn?? That sounds wonderful, I'll have to try it!

Erica said...

I've missed your posts! Glad to see your blog pop up in my google reader :) Perseus is a total cutie. Love pups.

That zuch and corn pizza looks fabulous- what a great idea.

VeggieGirl said...

Welcome back!!

Aww love Perseus :)

Mmm, fro-yo!!

Ricki said...

The summit sounds just wonderful. But I'd be willing to sit with that guy, too. :) Corn and zucchini are a great combination--will try that next with all the zukes I have!

Elina said...

Perseus is SO cute!

I love that pita "pizza" :) Oh and I'm going to have to give you that cherry recipe later because those measurements were not user friendly (1 russian container of sour cream... hmm, not sure how to translate that one).

Annie said...

Looks very appetizing. I was just talking to someone today about using corn as a pizza topping. Funny!

Miz said...

missed you but glad all is fine and just busy.

**settles in to wait fer the race report**

Karine said...

Your dog is so cute! :)

I had never thought zucchini and corn could go well together, but thanks to give the tips they do!

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Hey! Long time, no talk - and that's totally my bad, so I'm sorry! This MIAness can be stressful, fo sho ;o)

I love your zucchini corn pita pizza, and that you broiled it until crispy. That's the best way to eat it! And good call on the cherry frozen yogurt. My mom would LOVE that, as she is a huge cherry fan. I think I would be a pretty big fan, too!

Can't wait for the race recap!

Lauren said...

Both summer dishes look wonderful, Shannon. I love the idea of zucchini and corn on a pizza, and the cherry frozen yogurt must be so refreshing! Perfect ways to use some of summer's best produce.

You dog-sit the cutest dogs :)

Joanne said...

You have definitely been missed in the blogosphere! That pizza looks delicious. Zucchini and corn DO seem like they would pair really well. I like to enjoy them together with feta. Mmmm.

Good luck on your race and have fun with the family!

Adam said...

Sure I've been missing you, but I know what you mean, summer is busy. At least your racing and enjoying it.

Good for you for grabbing a basket at least, and not a shopping carts. I swear when I get a cart, I automatically spend $10-20 more :)

Cate O'Malley said...

Forget the food, focusing on the pup - too cute!

Morgan said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a war wound story!!! You are cracking me up... only once drunk! I've yet to run drunk but when I do you can be sure it'll make the blog adventure log! LOL!

That pita pizza looks delish!!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

love the sour cherry froyo...

Pam said...

The zucchini corn pita pizza is a great idea! The frozen yogurt looks tasty too.

Krista said...

Zucchini and corn....sounds like a great match to me!

Love that pup. What a cute face...

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of the corn & zucchini combo - definitely a must try! The puppy is adorable!

allijag said...

Aww, I'm totally crushing on Perseus (sp? sorry!) - he is too darn cute! :)

I missed you!

Kelly said...

Looks scrumptious. I don't want to be all life coachy but I think you should get back on the horse and try again, just with a different recipe. I am not much of a pie baker but for desserts In general I love the king arthur flour books because they always work.

Christina said...

Pizza!

Welcome back, and I'm glad you enjoyed the summer!

Jess said...

Both dishes look delicious. Good luck this weekend!

foodnfit said...

Zucchini and corn sound amazing together!

MelissaNibbles said...

Hi Shannon, thanks for checking out my site! The Race For The Cure is for a great cause and it's in a location that's pretty easy to get to. It should be a fun time!

The corn and zuch pizza looks delish!

Kerstin said...

Love that pita pizza, zucchini and corn sound perfect together!

What a cute puppy!

I hope you have a great time at homn and good luck at your race!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Thanks for finding my blog b/c now I found yours. Girlfriend, you can cook! Although I can't eat lots of things due to food allergies like the kale bagels or your raisin cream cheese frosting, I can totally appreciate the yum factor! Wow...delish lookin' food!

miss v said...

i'm loving the zucchini/corn pizza idea. i definitely want to try it!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

You dog-sit some of the cutest dogs I have ever laid eyes on!!! That pizza looks incredible!

RunToFinish said...

love the pooch!! so sad I missed the summit, seriously

Maria said...

Fro yo is my favorite summer treat!

Bec said...

what a cute pup! Love the corn pizza idea

Gina said...

Oooh, I love cherries and amaretto. Sounds super yummy :)

Cute doggie!!

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

yumm everything looks so delicious! i love the corn and zucchini combo :)

Joy Winner-or-Whiner said...

I will try zucchini and corn....will try them together.

Diana said...

MMM, zucchini + corn sounds like an EXCELLENT idea. Might have to make this happen soon.

pigpigscorner said...

I am in the 'zucchini mood' now and have been combining it with lots of other ingredients. and I agree it's yumm with corn!

Juliana said...

Oh! Such a cute dog...the veggie pizza looks great!

Nicole Chow - HealthyChow.com said...

Uh, hi, Shannon...that froyo looked like it came from JP Licks! Amazing!
Perseus is so cute!

Emily said...

Yum! Corn and zucchini pitas?! How good does that sound?

shellyfish said...

Doggie Love!
Zucchini & corn are a great combo, love 'em! Well, I love corn in general. Can't wait for the race report.

Kelly said...

I'm impressed that you've already made goat cheese truffles (per your comment on my post) but sad that I cannot find a post on it on the blog.

Matt (No Meat Athlete) said...

Wow you must be some cook! Who the heck makes spur-of-the-moment zucchini corn pita pizza and frozen yogurt?

Both things look delicious and that dog is awesome! (And has a great dog name.)

burpandslurp said...

Haha, it's time for your recap to appear, dear girl! And your zucchini corn pita pizza sounds amazing!

Quisha said...

i've never seen pizza like that, but i'd definitely go for it! i love your blog!

HangryPants said...

It was so great to meet you at the Summit! I wish we could have talked more.

I am all over that pizza!!!!

The Healthy Apple said...

Yummy foods; wow; I love the corn and zucc combo! Great idea

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