What’s Hiding Where?

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!

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15 thoughts on “What’s Hiding Where?

  1. Love that chick bowl! If I have leftover shredded zucchini and don’t need it right away, I measure it out and then freeze it in ziploc bags for later use. You can defrost it later and make the muffins again once you run out of the first batch!

  2. Ohhh yeah… I love ED&BV!!

    I feel the same about veggies, I don’t think I ate half of what I did a year ago. I can’t imagine my life without all these amazing veggies now!!

  3. another zucchini muff that rocks? the one from yellow rose recipes! it’s my favorite.
    Dreena can do no wrong, by the way.

  4. I can understand not liking artichokes, I do enjoy them, but only in certain applications and not too much of it in one dish. But I LOVE zucchini.

    Hahahaha! Hummus IS kind of a hippie thing, but others can enjoy it too. ;-)

  5. I want a zucchini muffin. Did you make extras for me?

    Hehe enjoy being mistaken for a teenager. You’ll be happy to look so young when you are in your fifties…
    or at least that’s what my mom tells me when I complain that people tell me I look 14!

  6. See? Zucchini really isn’t that bad! Now you just need to roast yourself some brussels and toss artichokes in with pasta. The muffins look really really good. I’ve been off my muffin kick for awhile so it might be time to start up again.

    Oh, and this may be late, but I like to use leftover grated zucchini to stuff into bell peppers (with other stuff like garbanzo beans, spinach, sundried tomatoes) and bake!

  7. If hummus is for hippies, well just consider me a dirty, patcholi-infested flower child. I love hummus! And I also love zucchini bread. I’m glad you’re giving it another chance. Now if we could just find a way to make Brussel bread or Artichoke muffins…

  8. I FINALLY got around to making your soul burgers, and all I can say is “I can’t believe I missed out on these for so long!”

    Thank you so much for the recipe. Someday I’ll get around to posting pictures on my blog (ugh, I am so behind in posting!).

    The burgers are definitely going to be a new staple in my house :)

  9. Your veggie love is growing – yay! I would put my leftover zucchini in a salad or use it as raw pasta noodles, but more than likely I would bake more muffins or bread with it!

  10. Those muffins sound really good, I love zucchini bread. And the picture of the hummus is nice. I like to add shredded carrot to raw shredded zucchini and toss with balsamic vinaigrette, it’s a nice side salad.

  11. That bowl—love it….could you please tell me who makes it….It would make a great gift for someone I know!!


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