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8/6/07 9:36 A

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I cut up a zucchini and some yellow squash, onions, added some mushrooms, salt and pepper and about 2 cups of tomato juice and then I sprinkled parm. cheese on it and baked it in the oven. It was yummy! You can also use some low fat mozzarella too

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8/6/07 8:59 A

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A super easy recipe: saute thin zucchini slices in about 1T of olive oil, add a few rings of onion, a pinch of basil, pinch of garlic. It's ready just before it gets soft and mushy.



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8/3/07 4:17 A

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I make stuffed Zucchini boats and they are really good.

You boil the Zucchini for about 15 minutes until ALMOST tender, So you drain them and then let them cool. preheat the oven to 35. Slice off the top of the zucchini (length wise) Scoop out the pulp and put in a strainer and press dry. Then you put 2 table spoons sour cream (I use the fat free it tastes the same :D) 2 tablespoons light butter, 1/4 cup fat free cottage cheese, Salt and pepper and mix. Then you put all that back in the zucchini "boat" put it in a dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and parmesan chese back for 15 minutes and ENJOY! They are really yummy :D

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7/31/07 1:07 P

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Zucchini bread and chocolate zucchini cake are also very good!

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7/31/07 11:27 A

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I use it in Kabobs on the grill, and also fried in a pan with a tiny bit of olive oil and soy sauce.

 
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7/31/07 9:16 A

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I don't know if zucchini is too soft for this, but what about a modified cucumber salad? Chopped fresh tomatoes, chopped zucchini (instead of cukes), chopped onion, and then dressed w/ equal parts of white vinegar and olive oil with just enough sugar or splenda to cut the tang.

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7/31/07 2:52 A

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Getting a little inspired last week from looking at a zucchini parmesean recipe I put my own spin on it...might have made it a little less healthy though, but not too bad in moderation. AND TASTES DELICIOUS!!! I made a full meal out of this. I added cooked jumbo pasta shells stuffed with part-skim ricotta, REAL grated parmesean, and crab meat to a baking pan and added some sliced zucchini loosely and some plain marinara (I love Newman's own!). I baked all of those and then melted some mozzarella and more parmesean on top. (Even good reheated!) Real parmesean is pretty expensive but tough to go back to the other stuff after trying it; HUGE difference!

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7/30/07 10:33 A

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Thanks for the Mock Apple Squares recipe...I'm going to try it this weekend!

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7/29/07 5:37 P

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You can make Zuchini patties like you make potato pancakes. Instead of the potatoes, use grated Zuchini. Use some flour and an egg to help keep it together. Lots of grated onions and some garlic powder. Pan fry in Pam cooking spray until lightly browned. Yummmmm
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7/29/07 12:53 P

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Recipe for Mock Apple Squares

CRUST:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cup margarine
4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt

Mix until crumbly. Pat half of mixture in 9x13 pan. Bake 10 min @ 375 degrees.

FILLING:
8 cup sliced zucchini (peeled, cut out soft centers & slice as if for apple pie)
2/3 cup bottled lemon juice
1 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cook sliced zucchini in lemon juice until tender. Add sugar & spices & simmer 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup CRUST MIXTURE to thicken. Cool. Pour zucchini on warm crust.

SPRINKLE remaining crust mixture & 1/2 tsp cinnamon on top. Bake 30 minutes @ 375 degrees.

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7/29/07 12:34 A

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DAMIENDUCKS, I was gone all day today. Will try to get the Mock Apple Squares recipes on tomorrow.

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7/28/07 4:39 A

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Verdegrande,
Sounds like a good and tasty dish... I'll give it a try! thanks! Bobbie emoticon

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7/27/07 6:21 P

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Just last night I grated up a few zucchini, sauteed it with garlic, red pepper flake, and some oregano, added cooked angel hair pasta and tossed it around, then a little grated parmesan. It was really tasty!

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7/27/07 6:09 P

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Yeah, it's definitely zucchini season...it's amazing how much of it is out there, too...when I was in school, my assigned parking spot was in a lot that ran alongside this one woman's backyard. Since it was the end of July, it was hot, so I'd leave my windows down while I was in class--and a couple times I'd come out to a front seat full of zucchini!! I learned quickly to roll my windows up every day, heat or no! I like zucchini, but that was waaay too much!

Those mock apple squares sound good--how do you make them?

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7/27/07 4:38 P

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you know, I have just signed up on Sparkpeople and I love it. I have been eating raw zucchini with low fat cream cheese on it. I measure it out of course. I'm enjoying that. A neighbor gave me so much of it and besides needing to FINALLY get control of myself and lose this weight ONCE AND FOR ALL, I can't stand waste! emoticon

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7/27/07 4:32 P

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Wow! You can tell zucchini season is here! I just left another SparkTeam and they were talking zucchini also.

Have you tried Zucchini Fritters? Or for desert Mock Apple Squares? I have a ton of recipes if anyone is interested.

When my grandkids come over I have to bread & deep fry it for them. I cut them in spears (cut out the soft centers) dip them in egg/milk mixture and then a light breading mix and deep fry. I could use 2 huge zucchinis and they would eat it all up. Amazing!

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7/27/07 3:57 P

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I use a small melon ball scoop and scoop chunks of zucchini. Then I saute them in olive with minced garlic. Very fun and delicious.

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7/27/07 1:17 P

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Thanks for all the great ideas! I tried zucchini bread and that was awesome...I also tried broiling it with a little cheese (I loved it, hubby not so much)...maybe I can sneak it into pizza dough, though...I'd never have thought of that!

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7/26/07 7:39 P

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I grate it and make pizza dough with it - not a single person has ever guessed that it is in there. I also make chocolate cake with it - the cake is so moist that it doesn't even require frosting (so when I need my chocolate fix at least it is kinda healthy)

 
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I usually sliced, roll mine in egg, and saute it up. But not to add too many calories, I slice & bake at 350 degrees in the oven untl tender. Watch it close b/c it wont take long to bake..... ERNA

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7/26/07 4:00 P

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I like to cut in slices and saute them with little olive oil, onions, and garlic. Add some diced tomatoes, crumbled cooked sausage, and italian seasoning. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

I also like to use them in pasta dishes or grill them.

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7/26/07 2:28 P

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Slice them into rounds, sprinkle w/ salt, pepper, and grated parmesan cheese and broil in the oven until the cheese is golden brown. Serve w/ marinara sauce if you like.

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7/26/07 8:25 A

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I love all of these suggestions, and have done the same. I think ratatouille is fantastic and you can use that fresh thyme in the garden too.

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7/25/07 6:42 P

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Lasanga! Use zuchinni lightly sauted (till tender), instead of pasta for the noodles! It's delish! And really saves the calories, so you can have dessert!



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7/25/07 2:45 P

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I love to chop them up and add them to soups and stews. They go great in chili and minestrone, in jambalaya and taco soup. They really soften with long cooking and take the taste of whatever they are cooked with. They go great in pasta and sauted with spices and fish. I especially love them cooked with stewed tomatoes.

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7/24/07 4:54 P

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My mom and I made this zucchini bread last night- SO GOOD! you would never guess there was zucchini in it- we even put nuts and chocolate chips in one of them (great if you have kids) I'll find the recipe tonight, our garden is also overwheleming us with zucchini. I also made a ricotta pasta dish with roasted zucchini last night. Season them with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and stick them in the oven while the pasta is cooking. Add part skim ricotta to the pasta with lemon juice and basil, then add zucchini when finished WALA! very tasty and healthy!


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I grate them and add them to spaghetti sauce and other dishes to boost my kids veggie's without them knowing.
I like to grate zucchini into eggwhites then scramble with sauted mushrooms and onions .
I also like to slice them and cook with green pepper, onion , mushrooms,garlic and tomatoes stewed together and topped with a little parmesan.

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Alright, so zucchini season is officially upon us--what do you all do with the things? I usually grill or saute them with garlic, but I've got 4 pounds of squash of variying sizes (thanks to a coworker!) and I need some more (healthy) ideas!

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