Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Zucchini Blues

This time of year many people are suffering from a bad case of the zucchini blues.  Got too many in your garden (I do)?  Do friends run when they see you with an armful of zucchini?  Remind them zucchini are low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol and a good source of thiamin, niacin, fiber, protein, vitamin a, c, b6 (contrary to what Morgan thinks), folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.  So there.  Combine this with the honey from our bees which has flavonoids and phenolic acids that act as antioxidants that work to prevent cellular damage leading to heart disease, aging and cancer and you've got one healthy combination.  Here's a few easy zucchini honey recipes.
Oh oh more zucchini

 Zucchini Honey Muffins Recipe

Ingredients

3
eggs
2
cups zucchini
1/2
cup honey
2
cups whole wheat flour
1
cup oatmeal
1
cup canola oil
1/2
tsp baking powder    
2
tsp baking soda
1
tsp vanilla
1/2
tsp nutmeg
1/3
cup walnuts



Directions
  1. preheat oven 350
  2. Grate zucchini combine eggs oil and honey in large bowl
  3. mix all dry ingredients together well add to egg mixture blend well add zucchini and nuts use paper cups or grease muffin tins bake 20 minutes

Makes 24 muffins


Grilled Zucchini with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients

4 medium sized zucchini cut in half lengthwise
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1.5 tbsp honey
salt
pepper
terrigon (optional)

Directions

1. Heat up your grill.
2. Put wine in your wine glass
3. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half and season with salt and pepper
4. Take a drink of your wine
5. In a small bowl combine balsamic vinegar, terrigon and honey
6. Take another drink of wine
7. Place zucchini cut side down on medium hot grill
8. Turn over after 5 minutes and brush with balsamic mixture
9. Take another drink of wine
10. Cook another 5 minutes then brush flat side again and turn over
11. Brush uncut sides with remaining mixture and cook another 5 minutes or until the zucchini carmalizes
12. Drink the rest of your wine and eat your zucchini

Makes 4 servings or 2 if you're real hungry

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