Several months back, I posted about my dislike for vegetables as a child. Now, thanks to a more adventurous palate, my bond with all things vegetable has gone out of control (in a good way)! There are still some vegetables I am hesitant to eat, such as artichokes, Brussels sprouts, and zucchini. In an attempt to trick my taste buds into liking at least one of the aforementioned, I made the Zucchini Spelt Muffins from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. Oh my goodness!! These were the most dandy yummy muffins I have eaten in a very long time (thanks for the recipe, Dreena)! And because the zucchini was hidden inside these muffins, I ate them without a thought. The recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients like flax meal, applesauce, zucchini, raisins, and walnuts. I added some lemon zest to complement all the flavors and it worked nicely. I also had to substitute whole wheat pastry flour for spelt, but they turned out beautifully nonetheless. Now I just need to figure out what to do with the excess shredded zucchini I have sitting in my fridge…I am open to suggestions, please!!!
And, because I am a kid-at-heart (and I am often mistaken for a teenager despite having crossed the 30+ line), I made the Kid’s Dynamo Hummus also from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. I used to think hummus was for hippies when I was a stupid naive fool. Thank goodness I have come to my senses! I LOVE this hummus! I mean, it has cashews in it! It has flax oil too! I added lots of extra garlic and ate it with some homemade pita wedges. Who’s the hippie now?
I also made some basil pesto, but we all know what that looks like, so there is no photo. But hooray for summery pasta meals!