I am always trying out chicken recipes since I can always substitute with turkey because of our allergy to chicken. And the easier the recipe the better as long as it is tasty! I came across a recipe not too long ago that sounded great and I wanted to try it out… however I’m the type that can never stick to the original recipe without changing it up or adding to it. I just find it is way too hard unfortunately to keep to the original.
Nevertheless, my version came out really tasty and the turkey came out very tender and I savored every bite and even went back for seconds!
Even though October is on its way out I am still getting zucchini in my garden which is something odd since september is usually the cut off before the freeze hits. Nevertheless, I needed to come up with something different and thought Chocolate Zucchini Bread would be the zing we needed.
Gluten Free Double Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Ingredients 1-1/2 cups Gluten-Free Flour mix 1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa powder – 100% Cacao Special Dark 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon xanthan gum 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3 extra-large eggs 2/3 cup cooking oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups to 2 cups shredded zucchini 1-1/3 cups dark chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease a loaf pan. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt. In another bowl mix together vanilla, eggs, brown sugar, zucchini and granulated sugar. Mix until well combined. Add flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Scrape batter into the loaf pan and smooth top. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs on it. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Originally written on July 9, 2014
Tonight I used the Spiralizer to make Zucchini Noodles. It is so easy and quick to use. It makes perfect noodles with every zucchini or yellow squash I tried. If you would like to get one yourself go to Amazon at:http://goo.gl/uyz84g
What I did for dinner tonight was…
Zoodles with Tomato Meat Sauce
a jar of Classico pizza sauce
a jar of Classico Alfredo sauce
Normally I make my own sauce but realized I was out of canned tomatoes. Anyhow, I improvised and ended up eating 3 helpings because it was soooo tasty. My daughter even asked for 2nds!
*** Disclaimer: I received the Spiralizer® Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer for free from Bitoni USA. I am not required to write a positive review. And all opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Originally written on July 24, 2014
Spaghetti with Italian Sausage
Tonight I made yummy spaghetti for dinner with diced Italian sausage, zucchini from my garden and topped with a sweet butternut squash sauce & slivers of parmesan cheese!