Welcome back for this month’s Cooking with Astrology “Libra”. I am so grateful that so many of you are following along and enjoying this series. I am having so much fun creating it!
This month is a little bit different, in that I do not have an “inspiration date” that is dictating the food direction. I was married to a libra for 24 years, so trust me when I say that he would have loved this meal!
My inspiration was wanting to make a Spanish meal. Between this week being the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and Simple Living and Eating starting a Food of the World party (this month was Spain), it all just seemed to fit together very nicely. I thought about making Sangria to go with this meal, but I did not want a full pitcher of sangria sitting around. I opted to go for Margaritas instead, and the meal turned into a combination of Spanish and Mexican cuisines.
Libras are all about Balance! They like for everything to be fair and balanced, and do not do well with a lot of chaos or upheaval in their lives. The dates for Libra are September 24th – October 23rd, and they do best when paired with Aquarius, Sagittarius, and Leo. They should avoid Taurus and Pisces (cough…cough)
Instead of another salad, I chose to go with an appetizer….Zucchini Fritters with Pine Nut Sauce. I like changing things up every once in a while! For the main course we will have Chicken Fajitas…..
I had a very difficult time photographing this meal. The weather was not cooperating, so the lighting is less than perfect! For dessert we have another dairy-free re-creation of one of my all time favorites…..
Caramel Custard (Flan) <insert happy dance>!!! Then for breakfast I went a little bit crazy and we have two recipes…..
Huevos Rancheros two different ways, and…..
a Tequila Sunrise seemed like a nice “breakfast” drink, and a great way to finish a very long weekend of cooking! 😉
Okay, back to our Zucchini Fritter with Pine Nut Sauce…..
I LOVE fried zucchini with Ranch dressing, but these were even better. They are light, and crispy without the heavy breading of traditional fried zucchini. The pine nut sauce was quite flavorful and made for a perfect companion to these fritters!
We actually ate these as part of a tapas meal with the Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce. They are both incredibly delicious.
Todos Disfruten! (Everyone Enjoy!)
Zucchini Fritters with Pine Nut Sauce
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||20 minutes|
- Pine Nut Sauce
- 2/3 cups pine nuts
- 1 Large clove fresh garlic
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons water
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh flatleaf parsley
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper
- Zucchini Fritters
- 1 Pound baby zucchini
- 3 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 Large egg
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- oil for frying
This recipe will be partying at these link parties!