Cooking on Sundays: Fried Rice and Zucchini Patties

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It’s been a hectic couple of weeks and haven’t had the chance to sit down and blog. My busy season at work has started and September is only going to get busier since we have four events and I’ll be on the road for at least three of them. With so much on my mind, I didn’t really want to think about what I was going to be cooking this week so I went grocery shopping and went with what my body wanted. Meals this week include: fried rice with roasted veggies (and steak – not pictured because I’m going to make it fresh for dinner), zucchini patties with tzatziki and potato salad (because that’s what I’m craving). Keeping it super simple this week. Happy cooking 🙂

IMG_20160828_210423508Zucchini Patties

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis, grated
  • 2 inch block of cheese (I used Gouda), finely diced
  • 1 egg or flax substitute (ground flax seed mixed with water, 1:1)
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs green onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon super hot spicy chili flakes

Directions

  1. Grate zucchini and add some salt to it and let sit for at least 15 minutes. Wring out the water from the zucchini and place in medium sized bowl
  2. Finely dice cheese of your choice. I find that the cheese melts better when diced instead of grated
  3. Mix all ingredients together and form into patty shape. You can use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to mold it and keep consistent sizing
  4. Please molded patties into the fridge for 30 minutes so that it can firm up
  5. When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 350F and bake for 10 minutes and then flip them for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Tzatziki

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated or diced
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (I used PC lactose free yogurt)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Peel the cucumber, remove the seeds and then either grate or dice it – depending on your preference
  2. Combine yogurt, garlic and lemon juice with cucumber. Mix and place in fridge or use immediately
  3. Serve with your favourite veggie sticks or with zucchini patties
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