Thursday, January 14, 2010


I concocted the first garden recipe, Gardzagna (garden lasagna) today with items we should be able to grow this summer. It passed the family dinner test so here is the recipe:

2 large portabella mushrooms, sliced thin

"Filling" - Mix the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup finely chopped spinach
1/2 cup chopped sunflower seeds

"Marinara" = Mix the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cups chopped cherry or grape tomatoes
2 crushed garlic cloves (our fearless leader said this wasn't enough garlic, so if you like more, add it!)
2 large basil leaves, chopped

Brush bottom and sides of baking dish with olive oil (not sure if this was a necessary or "legal" step).
Layer "noodles" 1/2 of the "filling" and 1/2 of the "marinara". Repeat with another layer of "noodles", "filling" and "marinara".
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.


  1. Looks festive! Is it cooked or a raw dish?

  2. The Gardzagna was delicious! :o) Thanks for your creative cooking abilities! <3