Zucchini and Summer Squash Fettuccine

by Jenn on July 12, 2009

in Dairy Free,Diabetic Friendly,Dips and Sauces,Gluten Free,Pastas and Grains,Vegetarian

Zucchini and summer squash noodles.  No flour.  Just beautiful ribbons of squash, served over a flavorful and vibrant sauce.  Given that I have the world of wonderfully ripe (and cheap!) farmer’s market squash in my kitchen, I’ve been trying to come up with creative new ways to use them so that 1) I don’t get tired of zucchini and 2) because being creative is far more fun than being boring.  This was also a “test” for my mother.  She is diabetic, and so pasta is out of the question.  She never cheats on her diet.  Not ever.  I’ve been really proud of her for making such a change in her life for the better, and seeing such great improvement!

I had seen ideas of squash noodles circulating around the internets (yes, I call it the internets), and thought if I could create a dish using squash for the noodles, then she could eat “pasta” and enjoy to her heart’s content.  It would be a really special treat for her.  I get to see her in less than a couple of months, and am going to be really excited to be able to make this dish for her!


Zucchini Fettuccine


Photography Note: I am fully convinced now that my color issue is WordPress. Two different people suggested it was a color space issue – color space is basically how the color information in your photo is stored.  In my camera there are two settings – sRGB and AdobeRGB.  I had been shooting in AdobeRGB, and so tried converting the file to the other one in Photoshop, but that also resulted in muted pictures.  This time I just used sRGB from the beginning to make sure it wasn’t an issue with converting from one to the other.  And know what? The same problem with the red.  So, I took the advice about putting my pictures up on Flickr, which is what I did here (for the ones with the red sauce).  What a difference, the photo is EXACTLY like on my computer!!  So the end verdict? WordPress does a crappy job at displaying color, especially red.

Other photography note – I did ZERO color editing on these photos, yes, the sauce really was BRIGHT red!!