Sunday, July 29, 2007

Zucchini Madness

I had 3 giant(and I mean freakishly large) zucchinis from my SILs garden that I had to use up soon. Here is what I did:

1. Mad a giant dish of pasta served with sauteed zukes which fed us for 2 days.
2. Zucchini Pancakes. This was a total first for me, and I think they were pretty good. They are savory, although athena demanded maple syrup when she heard there would be pancakes. OK, whatever, she ate them with ketchup and maple syrup and I tried hard not to gag. The recipe is from Chris' first vegan cookbook called Simply Vegan from way back in 1991 (he became vegan in high school). Anyway, I think I'll make it again because you puree the zukes so a kid who usually tries to pick the zucchini out of everything actually consumed some. The only problem I had was they were a little gooey, I couldn't quite get them to cook all the way, I think I needed more oil, and a hotter temp.
3. Zucchini muffins. They are the veganlunchbox full meal muffins. I totally copied Lindsey as she just made them yesterday. They were quite good, Athena ate 1, and then started to try and pick the zucchini out. I guess I can't win them all. I added some ground flax just for fun, and otherwise stuck to the recipe. YUM.

*Just in case anyone is still reading, thought I would say that I went running for 2 miles today. Yay for me. It was still almost impossible but I am already feeling better and it has only been 1 week. This could be a good sign, but this heat keeps making me stay inside my air conditioned house. Wish me luck for next week.

1 comment:

lola coca-cola said...

*You can do it!