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8/19/12 7:48 P

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I've used zucchini in a great vegan brownie recipe.

Below is the Food.com version of their vegan zucchini brownies:


Vegan Zucchini Brownies - Yield: 24 brownies

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons vanilla
1/2 cup oil
2 cups peeled and grated zucchini

Directions:
1 Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa in a bowl.
2 Add the vanilla, oil, and zucchini and mix well.
3 Bake in an ungreased 9 x 13 inches pan at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
4 NOTE: You can substitute the sugar for splenda or add a 1/2 cup of chopped nuts if you wish.****



**** I don't use splenda - if trying to cut back on sweetener, just decrease the amount of
sugar, experimenting until you find the right amount for your taste. **********


The zucchini adds a lot of texture and moisture!

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8/16/12 3:59 P

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I would cut it up & add it to the other veg I put into the juicer once or twice a day. Full of naturally filtered water and very densely full of nutrients. It has such a mild flavor that it would be good juiced with anything you like.

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8/16/12 2:35 P

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I was given a huge zucchini too. I grated it up and made zucchini and spinach lasagna with part of it and froze the rest in 1 cup portions to use later.

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8/16/12 1:36 P

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We had an almost-three-pound zucchini earlier this summer. We made two loaves of zucchini bread and used the rest in a stew. It still tasted fine, though we had to scoop out the large seeds in the middle.

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8/16/12 8:55 A

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Lisa's stuffed zuccinni idea sounds good! But I'm kinda like Sweet Mag: if the zuccinni has gotten too big while on the vine, it may have "gotten old" and will have an off taste. But it all depends on the zuccinni. If it's still good, you've got a huge veggie to work with and can make different things with it! And I agree with one of the members: send us some! Hehe!

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8/16/12 7:42 A

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hmmm - great suggestions, thank, everyone!

i like the idea of stuffed, i have some leftover lentil and spelt salad, some mushrooms in the fridge, i think even a few pine nuts and some walnuts - sounds like that's what we are having for dinner - and lunch tomorrow!

Edited by: SWEDE_SU at: 8/16/2012 (07:42)
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8/16/12 7:05 A

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I have used big zucchini for bread. Grate it up and what you can't use now, you can freeze. If it is really big I've had to pitch it... Had a bitter taste.

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8/16/12 2:48 A

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Mmmmmm.... Stuffed zucchini! Cut it in half lengthwise, scoop out the center, make some sort of filling, and bake.

I'd probably make the filling with the scooped-out zucchini, mushrooms, pine nuts or walnuts, and maybe bread crumbs, out meal, or rice to bind it.

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8/16/12 12:49 A

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a neighbor gave me an enormous zuchinni that is occupying half my kitchen counter (well, maybe not that much...) and i am wondering what the best thing to do with it might be. i usually make zuke soup (zuchhini, potato, onion, celery, broth, cook until soft, use stick mixer, lunch), but i wonder if this big guy would taste good in soup? occasionally i have done roasted vegetables, would that be better? or is this monster what you use for zuchini bread? any suggestions appreciated...

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