Goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope your morning is treating you well <3

flowers

We had quite a feast last night,

feast

and I have a new love:

goat cheese-stuffed squash blossoms.

blossoms

When we picked up the squash blossoms at the farmer’s market yesterday,

goodies

I had a good idea of what they were destined for, but after a little bit of Google research, here’s what I did with them:

1. Cleaned them off with a moist paper towel and removed the tiny flower bud that was on the inside.

2. Made a semi-homemade style of herbed goat cheese with:

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-pre-made herbed goat cheese from AJs

-2 T chopped fresh chives

-1/2 t thyme

-sprinkle of garlic powder

-pinch of nutmeg

-sea sat, pepper

goat cheese 

3. Transferred the goat cheese mixture into a plastic baggie and cut off the end. Piped the goat cheese into the squash blossoms and twisted the ends shut.

suash blossoms

4. Next, I dipped each one into an egg, and then rolled in brown rice flour (which has such a nice, soft texture)

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5. Sautéed in a little olive oil until brown and glorious,

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and then sprinkled them with sea salt.

They came out AMAZINGLY- a perfect summer appetizer or side dish. Lightly crunchy on the outside, creamy and savory on the inside. I kept telling the Pilot, in between moaning, that it was like a healthy mozzarella stick 🙂

We enjoyed our feast with artichokes, salad, and the Pilot also had some stuffed chicken.

The Pilot’s dinner: (mine is the above)

pilots dinner

Not too shabby 🙂

This morning, I have quite a few to-dos to ninja kick off the list:

-Weights + half cardio

-Go to work to make dinner reservations for tonight (!)

-Write family post

-Make dentist appointment –I miss my Valdosta dentist!- and make Bella a vet appointment

-House stuff

We move in 2 weeks!!!!

Boxes have already started to make an appearance….

boxes

I love moving 😀

See ya soon <3

xoxo

Gina

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80 Comments

  1. Karen Carloni on July 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I saw this cookbook reviewed in a magazine and thought of you – being preggo in the Summer months makes these look divine:

    http://www.amazon.com/Paletas-Authentic-Recipes-Mexican-Frescas/dp/1607740354/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1310409259&sr=8-3

    Spicy Pineapple and Watermelon-Basil sound fantastic. I also heard of Avocado-Lime popsicles being sold at a farmers market in California. Sounds like summer bliss especially for a pregnant lady. I think these are all based on using a sugar-syrup but they might be fun to play with using honey or agave or stevia.
    Let us all know what you think.

    • Fitnessista on July 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      YUM!!! i love paletas! thank you for the tip 🙂

  2. kristi (sweet cheeks) on July 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    wow what a spread!! I haven’t heard of blossoms..they look awesome. pleasecomecookforme. 😀

  3. Sarah @ See Sarah Eat on July 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I’m moving in a little less than two weeks too! So exciting 🙂

  4. Michelle H on July 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    OMG…We move Aug 15th and I’ve started packing already! The boxes made an apperaence last weekend!

  5. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on July 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I love the fact that you’re eating flowers!! Too cool lol

  6. Reader on July 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Gina,
    I have been using Sun Warrior protein for about 2 years now. I love it, but am losing interest in how it overpowers everything you put it in. I use the vanilla flavor and all I taste is Sun Warrior in my smoothies or oatmeal. I do not taste the vanilla, just the flavor of the powder (if that even makes sense). I was wondering if you have any tips or if you feel the same way.

    Thanks!

  7. Annie@stronghealthyfit on July 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Wow, impressive! I have some squash blossoms in my yard (I’m growing zucchini and summer squash), and I keep thinking I should do something with them!

  8. caronae on July 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I’m studying in France right no and our host mom has made ricotta stuffed fried squash blossoms on multiple occasions…holy cow they are divine. Glad you got to try some! I am not sure if it is originally a French dish or not though…

  9. Emilia on July 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, those squash blossoms look brilliant! I’ve loved them ever since I had them fried in Italy, but I’ve never had them stuffed before. Think I shall be trying this soon… 🙂

  10. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    We grow zucchini at the farm where I work for the summer, so I’m hoping to coax my boss into letting me take some blossoms. Stuffing them with goat cheese is brilliant! 😀

  11. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on July 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Those look like something you would find at a fancy shmancy restaurant!! I’m giving you a virtual high five right now!! 🙂

  12. April on July 11, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I did the ab workout, Gina! I meant to do abs today at the gym but then did zumba after I ran so I was ready to get outta there. So thank you for the motivation! I love how you actually give your readers ideas so often!

  13. Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers on July 12, 2011 at 12:12 am

    That actually looks really good! I wasn’t too sure what you were going to do with those things, but I’m pleasantly surprised. 🙂 Might have to try this! Thanks!

  14. Lauren on July 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I almost picked some squash blossoms off of our squash plants the other day to test out, but I was afraid that would hurt their productivity. This makes me want to chance it 🙂

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