Quick ‘n Healthy Zucchini Bread

I’m always rushing to get the kids out the door for school & my breakfast tends to get skipped so have been in search of a quick & healthy option to grab on my way out the door. Today I found this recipe via Peas & Love SF:

Zucchini Bread or Chocolate Zucchini Bread (if you so desire):

1 cup Zucchini, shredded
1.5 cups Bob’s Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 cup Evaporate Cane Juice, Pure Maple Syrup or Raw Honey
3/4 cup Walnuts and/or Sunflower Seeds
4 tablespoons Applesauce
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda or Powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Nutmeg (optional)
1 tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder (if you desire Chocolatey)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together Oil, Applesauce, Vanilla, Sugar/Honey/Maple and Zucchini. In a separate bowl, mix Flour, Nuts, Cinnamon, Baking Soda/Powder and Salt (and Cacao if using). Slowly mix in dry ingredients to bowl of wet ingredients and stir until batter forms. Pour mixture into square pan, loaf pan or muffin pan greased with Coconut Oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the sweet aroma permeates. Let cool first- then enjoy!

My Life – Honey Cake

I just made this delicious moist honey cake for jewish new year tomorrow mmmmm

so inspired by kenko kitchen – full of healthy delicious recipes (& an inspiring instagram account too!)

tx lucy

Passover Matzah Brittle

for those looking for something yum & suitable for passover this is one of the best desserts/treats ever! (And I reckon it’s for eating ALL year round!)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coarsely crumbled matzos
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F/160C degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment. In a bowl, toss matzo pieces with almonds.
  2. In a saucepan, bring butter, sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons water to a boil over medium, stirring constantly. Working quickly, drizzle matzo mixture with syrup, and toss.
  3. Using a heatproof spatula, spread mixture onto prepared sheet. Bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let chocolate melt 5 minutes; spread chocolate over matzo toffee. Refrigerate until chocolate has set. Break into pieces, and serve.

Lemon crinkle cookies. yes please

& damn fast & easy to make ;) – 10mins prep, 10mins to bake

Recipe By Lauren

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Butter (110g), Softened
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Powdered Sugar


Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease light colored baking sheets with non stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest and juice. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients (except powdered sugar) slowly until just combined. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly.

Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottom of cookies begin to barely brown and cookies have a matte finish (not melty or shiny). Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

*If using a non stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.

slow roasted green beans. it’s time you came to visit.

Recipe by Bon Appetit:

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds tender green beans, trimmed
  • 3 bunches scallions, trimmed with 1-inch green tops still attached, halved lengthwise
  • 6 large garlic cloves, each cut lengthwise into 4 slices
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl and season with pepper. Toss to evenly incorporate. Transfer beans to a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast beans, stirring every 10 minutes, until wilted, shrunken, and browned at edges, about 1 hour. (You may need to stir more often toward end for even browning.)

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the best brussel sprouts youll ever have?

i’m in!!!

Recipe by Joy Cho (adopted from Momofuku); Photo by Bonnie Tsang

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Garlic with Thai-Inspired Dressing
Serves 2-4 as a side dish

You’ll need:
For Brussels Sprouts & Garlic:
A bag of brussels sprouts (about 1 lb)
Olive oil
8-10 cloves of garlic (I like the pre-peeled packets to make it easier)

For Dressing:
1/4 cup of fish sauce (I like Tiparos or Red Boat)
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of sugar
3 tbsp. of finely chopped mint
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro stems
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (1 1/2-inch) fresh red Thai chile, thinly sliced crosswise, including seeds

What to do:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees with rack on the upper third.

Cut brussels sprouts in half, length-wise, and toss in a bowl with garlic and enough olive oil to lightly coat all pieces.

Place brussels sprouts with flat-side down (garlic can be tossed in any direction) on a shallow baking pan.

Bake until outer leaves are dark brown and appear crispy. Depending on the size of your brussels sprouts, this could be anywhere from 25-45 minutes, so start watching after 25 minutes and add time as necessary. Then, make a note of the timing for the next batch.

Make dressing while the sprouts are in the oven. Simply combine all ingredients and stir until sugar has dissolved. I like to put it into a small tupperware container and shake it up. Then, you already have the extra dressing in a container to save for next time. Once the brussels sprouts are done, pour into a bowl and lightly toss with dressing. You won’t need all of the dressing, so it’s great to save for later for your next batch. We’ve even added the dressing to some roasted potatoes!

tx cupofjo

this grilled cheese sandwich looks delicious!

Recipe below:

Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich

based on all those gorgeous green goddesses out there…

makes 1 sandwich

Ingredients

2 slices bread (we used a white bread, but one filled with lots of different whole grains and seeds would be *awesome*)
2-3 tablespoons Green Goddess Herb Pesto (recipe below)
2 slices mild white melty cheese like mozzarella
handful fresh baby spinach
¼ avocado, sliced
2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
olive oil (and butter if you’re so inclined)

Directions

Spread about 1 tablespoon of Green Goddess Herb Pesto onto each slice of bread (2 tablespoons total, but if you’re sensitive, go light, the pesto is STRONG).

On one slice of bread, add 1 slice of cheese, sliced avocado, crumbled goat cheese, spinach, second slice of cheese, then top it with second slice of bread. Press together gently.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. (If you want to use butter, add it to the oil and let it melt). Add the sandwich to the oil and cook until bread is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich lightly, then flip the sandwich over and cook until second side is golden brown.

Green Goddess Herb Pesto

Ingredients

1 clove garlic
1 (or 2 if you’re ballsy) anchovy fillet (in oil)
½ small shallot, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
handful chopped fresh Italian parsley
handful chopped kale
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped chives
¼ cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Pulse garlic, anchovy, and shallot in food processor until chopped. With the food processor running, add lemon juice, parsley, kale, tarragon and chives. (It won’t process very well yet, don’t worry).

Very slowly drizzle in olive oil until kale and herbs get sufficiently chopped and everything is the consistency of a pesto. You may need more or less of the olive oil depending on how big a “handful” of herbs is to you. You can also turn off the food processor and push herbs down the side of the bowl with a spatula every once in a while.

Season to taste with salt and pepper (You probably won’t need too much salt if you used 2 anchovies).

(This makes a lot, but you will use it all for other things. We added more olive oil to make it back into a salad dressing.)

gonna make me some pansy shortbread biscuits!
full recipe here

tx s

i love this idea!

Si‘s family makes pancakes every sunday…and have put the recipe on the wall.

what recipes/words would you put on your wall?

Such simple lovely diy to make a house into a home!