livestrong preview (a.k.a. still life with calabasitas and yellow heart)

I was making calabasitas to bring to work today and realized that if I put a heart into it (I cut a heart out of a yellow squash with a cookie cutter), I could use a shot of it for tomorrow's livestrong day 2010. This is the runner up for my flickr posting for tomorrow. I may have to do more than one picture tomorrow since I can't decide just what food to do.

http://www.winosandfoodies.com/2010/08/livestrong-with-a-taste-of-yellow-2010-heart-series.html

Calabasitas
1-2 t olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1-2 green chiles, chopped
1 lb. zucchini, sliced, diced or quartered and sliced 1/2 inch thick
8 oz. corn kernels
3 Roma tomatoes, diced or quartered and sliced 1/2 inch thick
salt and pepper
1 C shredded cheddar cheese (more or less, to taste)

Heat the oil in a heavy pan. Cook the onion and green chiles until starting to soften. Add the zucchini and corn and cook for a couple minutes. Add the tomato and season with salt and pepper. lower the heat and cook slowly until the vegetables are cooked. Stir in the cheese and heat until melted. This is good as a side with Mexican meals and also makes a nice vegetarian burrito.
hhhmmmm so what time is dinner???
posted October 2nd, 2010  
wow! looks so yummy!! :D
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Nice looking food group!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Wu
awesome :)
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Like it.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Yummy!! Cool shot
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Perfect! I just love this shot!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
It looks delicious and very creative with the heart. Thank you for giving me your heart.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Oh, very cool!! And another vegetarian recipe I can steal--heehee.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Great looking dish.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
looks wonderful! great heart!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
So good to see another supporter of our lovely Barbara's "Yellow Food Day" for liveStrong! How delicious to include this recipe as it looks wonderfully tasty! More and more I'm liking vegetable dishes as a meal, so I'm printing this one out to surprise Ken that I found something new! And from my friend, Weslyn as well! Thanks so much!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
looks yummy...I like the yellow heart too
posted October 2nd, 2010  
Looks yummy, great colors!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
So wonderful to see your great photo to support Barbara's "Yellow Food Day" for Livestrong. Excellent capture and it looks delicious.
posted October 2nd, 2010  
fantastic submission!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
wow this is a PERFECT heart!! i should go get one too!
posted October 2nd, 2010  
@Weezilou I actually made this in the crock pot. After sauteing the onions and chiles, I put all the vegetables into the crockpot and they cooked in about 2 to 3 hours on high and then I added the cheese. This was a bit more convenient since I didn't have to keep an eye on them.
posted October 3rd, 2010  
@clarissajohal no need to steal, I share willingly.
posted October 3rd, 2010  
@weshook Oh good--I'll terrify my children with it tomorrow night...
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Thanks for the advice. I might still cook them in a deep pot after sauteing the onion and chiles...I love my veggies "al dente"... I can just tell by the list of ingredients, I'd love the taste. I've printed out my copy!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
@winosandfoodies Thank you for giving me this opportunity. I got a little carried away and posted to flickr and facebook too. I had more shots planned, but some just weren't worthy, and I toasted the heart-shaped tortilla chips too long. I hope the extra exposure helps.
posted October 3rd, 2010  
@nikkers Whenever you want to come...
posted October 3rd, 2010  
The picture is great and the recipe sounds delicious. I'm going to give it a try!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
I like this. Thanks for the smile it gave me.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Love this pic, looks great and good for you!
posted October 4th, 2010  
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