After a whole year am guest hosting In My Veg Box again, an event run by Vegetarian food blogger Nayna Kanabar of Citrus Spice UK. In March last year, the vegetable of choice for In My Veg Box was Cauliflower and you can view the recipes in my round up post here.
I have a long standing love affair with courgettes. Why? I think it goes back to childhood habits of eating loads of fresh cliced cucumber and in dahi raita with biryani very often. But now I am obsessed with getting just the right amount of Courgette curls for a Courgette ‘pasta’ OR even getting to bake a cake with Courgettes.
I have recently taken it upon myself to go on a weigh loss journey and in the process eat healthier, eliminate food waste and of course educate myself about the health benefits of various foods. Courgettes are very low in calories and fat, and have a high water content. 100 grams of Courgettes contain approximately only 15 calories!
Besides this the biggest health benefit is that Courgettes have anti-cancer properties and are known to inhibit cell mutations and therefore help in preventing colon and lung cancer. Not only that they contain a whole host of beneficial and necessary Vitamins – Vitamins B1, B2, B6, Vitamin K and Vitamin A. It is also a good source of folic acid, potassium, fiber, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium and copper.
They are also known to help prevent a whole host of diseases like:
- Heart Attacks
- Multiple Sclerosois
Now with so many health benefits this delicious vegetable must form a very important part of your diet, don’t you think?
Besides I think those who are lucky enough to grow their own vegetables can enjoy amazing dishes like stuffed Courgette flowers and make the most of this summer squash . At it’s peak in July, the Courgette which is part of Curcarbita is actually a fruit and is commonly mistaken as a vegetable. Popularly known as Zucchini in America, the beautiful golden yellow Zucchini makes for beautiful salads and is a gorgeous addition to many recipes.
Rules to Participate:
- Please prepare any vegetarian recipes using Courgettes and link your dish to the linky code below. You will need to enter the name of your dish, as well as the url of your blog.
- Current theme is COURGETTES.
- You must link your blog post to both this blog post on Travelsfortaste and to Citrus Spice UK, this is mandatory.
- Use of the logo is not mandatory but it helps to spread the word if you can use it.
- Multiple entries are allowed.
- Archived entries are also allowed, only if they are re-posted and updated with this event link, as well as the Citrus Spice UK link.
- Recipes must be added to the linky by 31st March 2015.
In the event of any problems with using the linky code, please email me your entry to email@example.com. Please include your name, recipe name, url and an image no larger than 300 pixels.
Thank you! Can’t wait to see variety of recipes that I am sure are possible with the humble cauliflower! Get Cooking Bloggers!
References: Courgette Recipes,U.K
*Disclaimer : I am not a trained health professional and what I have written about is from what I have read, please ensure that you consult a certified health professional and/ or consult your Doctor for advice relating to any serious illness, ailments, queries etc.
Jac -Tinned Tomatoes (@tinnedtoms) says
Adding it to The Food Blog Diary for you Manjiri.
Manjiri Chitnis says
Thanks, Jac I see it is now in the Diary, please do link up with your recipes too!
Heidi Roberts says
We love courgettes – that’s why we grow so many on the allotment!
Manjiri Chitnis says
Quickly link your recipes then!
I’m too late for the courgette challenge ( :
Hey Sylvia, why not head over to Nayna’s blog and link up with this month’s In My Veg Box