Zucchini Breakfast Bars

Plate of Zucchini Breakfast Bars

Want something healthy that you can make in a large batch and serve up for snacks or breakfast?! And….it uses zucchini and oats in a way your kids won’t even guess? Heck yes! Well….here it is! No refined sugars, oils, Continue reading

Saucy Chickpeas and Zucchini

Bowl of Saucy Chickpeas WIth Zucchini and Fresh Greens and Basil

So I was trying to whip up a fast dinner for the family the other night and had zucchini, peppers, basil, & greens from the garden. I always have freshly made beans in my freezer, for nights when I need Continue reading

Oil Free Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread and Muffins

My zucchini bread has gotten a make over! This year, I have tried to limit our intake of oil, since it offers nothing beneficial to the body except fat (and we can get fat from whole food sources). My traditional Continue reading

Zucchini Issues-Squash Vine Borer

Zucchini Damaged By Squash Vine Borer

Does your plant look like the zucchini in the above picture? Once lush and huge, this zucchini took a turn for the worse.  What happened? Zucchini can be damaged by several forces. Since it’s the plant that feeds my family Continue reading

Red Lentil Ragu with Zucchini, and Fresh Basil

Bowl of Red Lentil Ragu With Zucchini and Basil

So we needed a fast weeknight dinner-enter….red lentils. I took what we had on hand, zucchini, scallions, and fresh basil from the garden and this came together in 15 minutes. If you want this more like a soup, add more Continue reading

Nut Free Pesto

Zoodles With Nut Free Pesto

So the other day I had to teach in a nut-free school. The theme was creepy crawlies, and so I thought, let’s make zucchini noodles to look like worms! I thought I could whip up a nut-free pesto to top Continue reading

Summer Veggie Hand Roll

Summer Veggie Hand Rolls With Wasabi Soy Sauce

It’s summertime. It’s hot. You have NO desire to cook. OK, maybe that’s me right now?  While I love cooking, sometimes I just want something super easy and light to eat. But….sometimes I’m also sick of eating salad! You too?  How Continue reading

Sun-Dried Tomato Lentils With Fresh Basil & Greens

Close Up Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Lentils

As the summer progresses, what’s cooking is based on what we’re harvesting. Right now it’s swiss chard, kale, and basil in large quantities. If you don’t grow your own, visit a farmer’s market this weekend to source your ingredients locally. Continue reading