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Better Sleep, Fewer Screens, and… Less Exercise?


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Here is what I am making for dinner tonight. So yummy! When it’s just my husband and I at home, I cook once and we enjoy this for dinner on two different days.

Once you have tried this, let me know what you think! Send us your questions and comments to !


Zucchini Pasta with Beef and Mushrooms

For the pasta sauce:


For the noodles:

  • 4 small or 2 medium organic zucchini
  • A spiralizer
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Saute the onion and celery in the coconut ghee till the vegetables are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add the beef and saute together until the meat is cooked through. Add the mushrooms, if using, and saute briefly.

Pour the pasta sauce into the meat and vegetable mixture, add the parsley, and heat gently. Meanwhile, use a spiralizer to create zucchini pasta, and in a separate large pan, toss the noodles in the olive oil and heat on medium for 1-2 minutes. Serve the noodles topped with the sauce.

Serves 4.

Preparation note:

If you don’t have a spiralizer, you may dice some of the zucchini and add it to the sauce with or instead of the mushrooms. It will be a different texture experience, but still tasty and satisfying.

* Mia’sis the most flavourful pasta sauce ever. The fresh-picked taste and quality shine through. Any variety of Mia’s pasta sauce will work with this recipe: I used roasted red pepper but am equally fond of tomato basil or kale. However, note that Mia’s Siracha pasta sauce is very spicy – not for the faint of heart - so I would recommend this one only if you like lots of heat, and then add only a little of the sauce at a time, until it tastes just right to you.

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