-2 lg. zucchini
-2 eggs, beaten
-1 T. water
-1 c. Panko bread crumbs
-1 T. Italian seasoning
-¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese
-½ t. garlic powder
-2 T. olive oil
-1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
-1 c. marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 400°. Cut zucchinis in ¼ inch circles. Place on paper towels and sprinkle the tops of zucchini with salt. Let sit for 10 minutes and the turn circles over, salt and let sit for 10 minutes. This help draw out moisture from the zucchinis.
Rinse off zucchini circles and dry with paper towel. Line baking sheet with foil and cover with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
Mix together Panko, Italian seasoning, Parmesan and garlic powder in shallow bowl.
Mix together eggs and water in a separate bowl.
Dip zucchini slices in egg and then in Panko mixture. Make sure to press Panko mixture on the zucchini to coat well.
Place zucchini on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes and then flip the zucchini slices.
Bake 10 additional minutes and then top slices with 1 teaspoon of tomato sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 more minutes.
Remove from oven and top with fresh chopped basil. Enjoy!
Makes 2 quarts
-1 large onion, sliced
-1 large zucchini, sliced
-1 c. diced canned or fresh tomato
-6 plump garlic cloves
-1 large carrot or several smaller ones, diced
-3 celery ribs, chopped-1 or 2 big handfuls of cilantro
-Large handful of parsley
-Several chard or beet leaves
-Handful of lentils
-Several anise hyssop leaves or a good pinch of anise seeds
-2 t. dried Mexican oregano or 8 regular oregano sprigs
-1 jalapeño chile, halved
-2 t. sea salt
-1 t. peppercorns, lightly crushed
-Tomato paste to taste, optional
Put all the ingredients except the tomato paste in a pot with 3 quarts water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat.
Simmer, partially covered, for 2 hours, then strain.
Taste for salt and, if you wish to fortify the flavor a bit, stir in a teaspoon or more tomato paste to taste.
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-1 c. summer squash of your choice, cut into chunks
-3/4 c. olive oil
-1/8 c. red vinegar
-1 bulb fennel shaved
-4 cloves roasted garlic (recipe below)
-Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425° and place an empty jelly roll pan in to heat up at the same time. Once the oven has preheated, carefully remove the tray from the oven, pour 1/4 cup of the olive oil onto the tray and place the summer squash on top. Turn the squash chunks over several times to coat in the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the pieces have browned and softened.
In a large salad bowl, mix the roasted summer squash with the shaved fennel, roasted garlic and the remaining oil and vinegar. Serve alongside a frittata or a pizza. Enjoy!
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-1 large head fresh garlic, top and ends cut off
-4 T. olive oil
-2 t. ground kosher salt
Preheat oven to 425°. Take a large piece of aluminum foil and place
then garlic in the center. Pick up the foil, placing the bulb in your hand so that the foil creates a pouch.
Add the oil and salt and seal the packet at the top by twisting the foil over itself. Roast in the oven for 40 minutes.
Be careful opening up the pouch, there will be some steam. Remove the now softened garlic from the aluminum foil.
Once it has cooled enough to work with, push the garlic out of its skin. The roasted garlic can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.
-1 c. chopped red onion
-1 1/4 lb. zucchini
-3 T. olive oil
-1 t read this article. salt
-1 t. ground black pepper
-4 c. veggie broth
-3 bay leaves
-15 sprigs of fresh Italian (or curly) parsley
Chop the onion and zucchini into small pieces, even pieces so they cook evenly. The pieces don’t have to be too small since it’s all going to be blended in the end.
Heat up the olive oil over high heat for a minute, then add the onion, salt, and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes, stir until translucent. Then add the chopped zucchini and cook for 6-8 minutes until the zucchini also begins to look a bit translucent.
Cover with the broth and throw in the bay leaves. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down to medium and cover. Let cook for about 20 minutes, then cut the heat.
Remove the bay leaves, rinse the parsley, and add it to the pot. Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Then, working in small batches, blend the soup into a fine purée. Be careful only to blend a cup or so at time, hot liquids expand when they are blended so they can pop the lid right off your blender. I always hold the top on firmly with my hand and start with a few quick pulses, then put it on a steady setting for 30-60 seconds. The result is a light, but very flavorful and slightly spicy green soup!
This would be great to eat if you are starting to feel ill, since parsley has a number of health benefits, which include curing the common cold. Enjoy!
-4 lg. zucchini, cut into discs
-1 onion, chopped
-2 cloves garlic, crushed
-1 handful Italian parsley, roughly chopped
-1 handful dill, roughly chopped
-low sodium veggie or chicken broth
-Salt and pepper, to taste
Fry onions over low heat until caramelized, stirring
occasionally. Takes around 15-20 minutes.
Once onions are golden, add garlic and cook for one
minute while stirring.
Add the zucchini slices and sauté until golden and
Add cooked onions, cooked zucchini, parsley and dill to a
food processor and process until smooth.
Add low-sodium veggie or chicken broth until you reach
Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat in a saucepan and serve
-3-4 medium zucchini, each around 6 inches long, sliced 1/4 inch thick
-1 small sweet onion, sliced
-1/2 lg. red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
-2 T. olive oil
-1/2 t. garlic powder (or use the garlic in your box!)
-1/2 t. seasoned salt
-1/2 t. freshly ground pepper
-Optional: Half a minced fresh jalapeno pepper added with the other veggies or a chopped tomato added just at the end of your cooking time, heated just enough to warm the tomato.
Heat a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and swirl it around to cover the pan.
When the olive oil looks shimmery, add the zucchini, onion and bell pepper. Season with the garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes. Some of your onions and zucchini will get brown and that’s good. Don’t overcook because you want the veggies tender but not mushy.
And that’s as easy as it gets. If there are leftovers, save them to scramble with your eggs the next morning!
Serves 4 as a side
-1 lb. (about 4 small) zucchini, cut into
-2 T. toasted sesame oil
-1 t. kosher salt
-1 T. kochujang (Korean chili paste)
-2 T. peeled, grated fresh ginger
-1 T. toasted black sesame seeds
Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat.
When it shimmers, add the zucchini, salt,
kochujang, and ginger.
Stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in sesame seeds.
Let cool to room temperature. Enjoy!
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-1 lg. zucchini or 2 small
-1 clove of garlic, peeled and minced
-¼ c. fresh basil
-¼ c. fresh oregano
-1 T. lemon zest
-¼ c. flour
-¼ t. onion powder or to taste
-1 t. salt or to taste
-¼ t. of pepper or to taste
2 T. olive oil or other oil of choice
Using the large holes of a box grater, grate zucchini. Place zucchini in a colander set in the sink and toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes, and then wring zucchini dry in a clean kitchen towel to remove moisture.
Place zucchini in a large bowl and gently mix in egg, garlic, basil, oregano, lemon zest, onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Slowly add flour, stirring so no lumps form.
Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until the oil sizzles when you drop a small amount of zucchini mixture into the pan. Carefully drop about 2 tablespoons zucchini mixture into pan; repeat, spacing fritters a few inches apart.
Cook fritters until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium. Turn fritters, and continue cooking until golden, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer fritters to a plate; set aside in a warm place. Cook remaining zucchini mixture, adding more oil to pan if necessary. Notes: If you want more veggies try adding a ½ cup of finely chopped kale or spinach! Enjoy!
Serves 2 as a main; 4 as a side
-1 zucchini, cut lengthwise in 1/2 inch thick slices
-1/4 t. salt
-1/4 t. pepper
-2 c. mixed lettuces
-1/4 cucumber, sliced
-1/3 c. stemmed and quartered strawberries
-2.5 oz. buffalo mozzarella, torn into chunks
-1 T. chopped fresh chives
-2 T. extra virgin olive oil
-1 T. balsamic vinegar
-Pinch hot pepper flakes
Season zucchini with half each of the salt and pepper.
Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid
and grill turning once, until tender, about 10 minutes.
Combine lettuce, cucumber, strawberries, mozzarella and
chives; set aside.
In small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar,
hot pepper flakes and remaining salt and pepper.
Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Enjoy!
This recipe is more of a guide to help with strengthening intuitive cooking, thus no measurements.
-Extra virgin olive oil
-Salt & pepper
-White wine (optional)
-Other spices (optional)