Zucchini Fries, Homemade Ricotta & A Spot in ING NY Marathon!

by Nicole on July 12, 2012

Hi! Where did the week go?

I’m poppin’ in to say hi before another full day of work. We’re going to the Jersey shore for a nice 3 day weekend. It’s going to be our version of a babymoon. Sneaking away from house work to head to the beach…I’ll take it.

Instead of boring you with what I’ve been doing the past two days, I’ll just tell you what I’ve been eating. Instead of coming up with my own recipes, I’ve just been scoping out different blogger recipes. I told you that dinner has been the hardest meal for me. I tend to not want to eat ANYTHING, but then all the sudden I’m starving and I need to figure it out FAST. Tuesday night I decided I was making zucchini fries and fresh homemade ricotta. This was one of my best ideas of the month, I’ll say.

The ricotta took about 20 minutes start to finish…SUPER easy. My only regret is that I wish I made more, but since it was so easy, I’ll certainly be making it again. The zucchini, also super easy. I decided to make spaghetti, tomato sauce and throw in some spinach to make this a nice well rounded meal. So really…do this.

with tomato sauce

Zucchini fries came from Caroline at Chocolate and Carrots. 

Homemade ricotta came from Erica at Erica Miss America. 

In other news:

If you want to win prizes from one of my most favorite companies Vega, then enter this photo contest. Show how you get energized and you’ll be entered to win TONS of prizes!

If you’re interested in a spot in the ING NY marathon and are interested in running with a team, check out this awesome opportunity! You can register to grab a spot hereAs a runner on the NYRR approved charity team, Team Girls Club, you and 19 other adult runners will help raise $100,000 for the Girls Club programs. Each team member is committed to raising $3000- $5,000 (everyone last year and the year before met their goal!) Not only will you be running for a good cause, but you also get a guaranteed spot in the ING NYC Marathon, organized group runs with Orchard Street Runners, a commemorative naming opportunity in the Lower Eastside Girls Club new building’s stone garden, and 19 wonderful training partners.

If I wasn’t going to have a very small newborn, I’d consider this! (OMG, a newborn…)

Lastly, check out my guest post about running while pregnant on Lindsay’s blog, Running with Tongs. And a MAJOR congrats to her and husband Neil for the birth of their beautiful baby, Edie!

I think that’s all for today. Back to Pure Bliss work. I’ll be back tomorrow with a pregnancy update now that I’m nearing 26 weeks!

Have a wonderful day! What’s the best thing you’ve made lately? Recipes VERY welcome!

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Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

I love zucchini fries! I also love ricotta but haven’t attempted making it at home yet. Glad to know it’s a simple process! The last dinner I made was whole wheat linguini with shrimp – it turned out pretty awesome :) http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/pasta/lemony-shrimp-linguini
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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

Congratulations to Lindsay and Neil! Zucchini fries sound good to me! Have fun this weekend getting away to the beach. I wish I could do the same!
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Christy July 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

I know I said this on instagram already, but seriously that ricotta is getting bookmarked. Love, love, love zucchini fries as well. I honestly have been heat lagged lately and haven’t been into dinners either. With you on that. I’ve been creating huge “powerbowls” or gulping lots of sunwarrior smoothies for lunch. Have fun at the beach! :)
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Kierston July 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Zucchini fries look amazing..miam!
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Pavement Runner July 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Woo hoo! 26 weeks…. that’s almost 1 week for every mile in a marathon.

Are you getting super excited? Guess I’ll have to read all about it on the next post.
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Charlotte July 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

i absolutely positively LOVE zucchini fries. so delcious
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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf July 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Yay for 26 weeks!! You are almost there! Both the zucchini fries and ricotta look amazing!
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Tara Burner July 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm

LOVE zucchini fries!


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