Throughout this week Nashville Downtown is showing employee appreciation through multiple events throughout the city. Today’s treat was a free bag of produce from Smiley’s Farm provided by the Nashville Farmer’s Market.

Do you have a vegetable recipe that you throw together for dinner to eat something quick and healthy? This is that recipe for me. I purchased a spiraler to make zucchini noodles. The instructions say you also can make spirals from potatoes and carrots. However, I have not attempted this. Here is my recipe using part of the free produce today.


Zucchini Noodles


2 cups spiraled zucchini

1 cup grape or sliced tomatoes

3/4 cup baby Portobello mushrooms

1/2 cup green pepper

1/4 cup green onion

1/4 cup bacon

1 clove garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon fresh basil

Cook bacon in skillet or oven until crispy. Place olive oil in large skillet. Warm up skillet at medium heat. Cook minced garlic, pepper, onion, and mushrooms 4-5 minutes. Add tomato and zucchini. Saute for 5-8 minutes or until zucchini is cooked through. Sprinkle in bacon and parmesan cheese before plating.