Many common foods can be categorized by temperature (warming and cooling). According to Ayurveda/Chinese medicine, during different seasons it is wise to eat more cooling or warming foods to help combat the rapid changing weather. As autumn approaches and the days get chillier here the northeast I lean towards more heartier meals with warmth. Although zucchini’s are better known to have a cooling effect, the way you prepare the dish can make all the difference. This red sauce zucchini & onion side dish is perfect for the chilly days ahead.
2-3 organic zucchini (depending on your serving size)
coconut oil (or EVOO)
organic tomato sauce
- Rinse and cut the zucchini into 1/2 inch slices (lengthwise). Steam until tender.
- Cut your onion into rings and saute in coconut oil (low to medium heat) until tender.
- Combine the zucchini & onion in the pan and add in the tomato sauce.
- Heat all together at a low temperature to let the flavors mix and serve hot.
That will warm you right up!