That Tastes Like Raw Pumpkin Innards!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 23, 2009

I had so much fun reading through your Green Monster stories. I can’t wait to post all of them on Green Monster Movement!

First up today, the winner of the Amazing Grass Package #2!


Congrats to Charlotte!

She submitted a Green Monster story to GMM:

Hi Angela,
I’ve dealt with/attempted to suppress/been proud of/secretly savored disordered eating since the age of 8 – literally as far back as my conscious memory takes me. I’m now becoming aware now of the strength, beauty, and worth of my own body – all of which I had refused to see before. I’m taking little steps, day by day, to get better – my favorite advice you gave was to look in the mirror at least once a day and sincerely smile at the face I see. Instead of looking for ribs in my back or sallow in my cheeks, I search now for that glow. Some days it’s a struggle to find it (or even to want to look in the mirror at all), but I always see it best through a smile.

For my fav green monster –

-1 cup spinach
-1 stalk celery, chopped
-1 handful fresh basil
-1/2 banana
-1/4 cup blueberries
-1/2 cup frozen papaya
-1/4 cup almond milk
-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup ice

Pure deliciousness. The cup looks a bit sloppy because I couldn’t refrain from taking a sip before I took a picture.

So inspiring Charlotte! :) Please email me your mailing address so we can send these awesome goodies to you. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated. For those of you who submitted a GM story, it will be going up in the next week or so so keep your eyes peeled! Don’t despair if you didn’t win, the GRAND prize package will be drawn on the closing ceremonies of the SGBC!



For lunch today I was looking for another hot meal! Our weather has been the pits lately and it is quite chilly outside. I decided on a hot stir-fry and I continued my love affair with Quinoa as the featured grain.

Look how cute that Quinoa is!!! What a dainty grain. :D


My view was very GREEN today…


It was my first time trying yellow zucchini today…



  • 1 green zucchini
  • 1 yellow zucchini
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 orange pepper
  • pinch cinnamon
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Italian dressing (to replace oil)
  • 2 bay leaves for flavour


Bad news:

I was not a fan of yellow zucchini. It tasted like I was eating raw pumpkin innards…hahaha. Was I supposed to remove the skin perhaps? I just couldn’t get paste the taste. I think I would like it in a recipe with a sauce (like a veggie lasagna), but not in this stir-fry.


It sure did look pretty though! The rest of the stir-fry tasted great. It was my first time trying cinnamon in a stir-fry and I LOVED it! It had such a wicked flavour.

For dessert, I had an ‘Endure’ Cranberry Apricot Spelt bar so I could get through my crazy busy afternoon.


Japanese Sencha loose leaf. God, I’m so addicted to green tea again! I live for that caffeine kick.


I’m off to finish some orders and then get back to nutrition labeling!

Three updates:

1. Green Monster Movement is now on Twitter! Follow @ilikeitgreen for all your green monster fun!

2. Glo Bakery is now on Twitter. Follow @globakery for updates on sales, special offers, and US shipping updates.

3. US residents:  Don’t forget to enter my Glo Bar Sampler Pack giveaway! Ends tomorrow!


Enjoy your Thursday! :)

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christina July 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm

That stir fry looks delicious!!!


britt July 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm

i’m not sure if yellow zucchini is the same as golden zucchini but i love the golden. we get it here in dallas at the farmers market often and it tastes so good baked or sauteed as veggie fajitas. it caramalizes and gets sweet and yummy.


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm

your quinoa dish looks FANTASTIC! Love that you added cinnamon! One of my favorite spices ;)


Jessie July 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

One of these days i’m gonna get to try amazing grass!!!

Visit my site to enter to win an AMAZON.COM gift card!!


Alex July 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm

where is that fun white bowl that your bar is sitting in??? Having ice cream out of that puppy could be a challenge!


Kim July 23, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Hmm…I never thought the yellow zucchini tasted like pumpkin. I wonder if the cinnamon made it taste more like that? I season my yellow zuke with sea salt & ground pepper & usually saute in EVOO with green zuke & mushrooms. I have also grilled it & roasted it, too.


Pam July 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Congrats! Charlotte!


Brandi C. July 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm

If yellow zuchinni is the same thing as yellow squash/summer squash I ABSOLUTELY love it! I think you should try it sauteed with a big vadilia onion, and salt and pepper for a side dish! Ummm, SO good! My family also likes it fried, like okra….But me don’t eat many fried foods!


MarathonVal July 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I love yellow zucchini! Maybe try it a bit differently. It is awesome grilled with a lemon/herb marinate……… or in pasta….. maybe you just didn’t like the texture and perhaps you would enjoy it more if it was grilled or maybe breaded and oven baked?


Beth July 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Hi Angela,
Love your blog! I want to make some healthy changes in our lifestyle, but I’m pretty overwhelmed. Any recommendations on where to start?


Eve July 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm

That’s too bad you didn’t like it! Summer squash is the family. Zucchini is one type of summer squash. Yellow summer squash is what you used :) Sometimes they are bitter, is that what it was like? Bitterness usually means it was overgrown or overripe. If not it’s possible you just didn’t like it! But typically they are very mild.


Holly July 23, 2009 at 5:37 pm

the stir fry looks so yummy! it’s too bad about the yellow squash- it’s one of my favs :o( i say give it another shot….perhaps it was a bad one (recently had a bad experience cooking eggplant for the first time and i know i do like it!)

question for ya- do you measure the quinoa before or after cooking? thanks!


[email protected] July 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Charlotte’s story is so inspiring! Thanks for posting.


Christina July 23, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Aw that’s weird about the yellow zucchini. I never noticed a difference in taste from the green ones. I’m gunna pay more attention next time I eat it!


Heather July 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

The trick with zucchini is to cut it small. Next time try sauteing onions, then garlic, then add zucchini (cut in quarters then chopped into pieces about the size of a dime, not too thick), add a few chopped sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped roasted red peppers and add some Adobo seasoning. It’s my favorite quick veggie dinner!



Katie July 24, 2009 at 12:50 am

That pumpkin pie GM sounds beyond amazing…that has moved to the number spot of new GMs I need to try!

BTW, I received my prize package from Amazing Grass today and I’m LOVING it! Thanks again, girl!


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