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Old 07-18-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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I may have overplanted a wee bit. Anyway, my garden is producing two or three zucchinis per day. I need some recipes quickly. Zucchini bread, Zucchini bake etc. We try to avoid sugars and fat as much as possible. Just trying to get some ideas. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Near Devil's Pond, Georgia
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Sometimes I make a seat-of-the-pants casserole from zucchini and/or yellow squash. I put several cups of sliced zucchini and onion in a 2-quart deep baking dish, add a 1 to 2 cups of hot chicken broth, salt, black pepper, and maybe a little garlic, parsley, oregano, thyme, etc. if desired. You can also throw in some sliced fresh or canned mushrooms. Top it with some crushed Ritz® crackers if you like, and pour some melted butter, reduced fat spread, or olive oil over the top. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes of so, until things are nice and tender. You can also used the same basic components and method, but use a can of cream soup (celery, chicken, mushroom, etc., regular or reduced fat) and maybe a bit less broth. Of course this will generate a creamy dish. To either configuration you can also add some cooked/chopped (leftovers work) chicken, ham, bacon, turkey, roast pork, etc.

Like I said, I just wing it with this one if I am going on a lowered/healthier fat route. My more conventional squash casseroles on the other hand DO tend to be a bit fattier due to addition of cheese and other fats in sometimes liberal quantities.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I may have overplanted a wee bit. Anyway, my garden is producing two or three zucchinis per day. I need some recipes quickly. Zucchini bread, Zucchini bake etc. We try to avoid sugars and fat as much as possible. Just trying to get some ideas. Thanks in advance!
I found this on the net. Sugar free using natural honey. You be the judge if it will work for you.

Cooks.com - Recipe - Zucchini Bread - Sugar Free
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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I just made a really good roasted veg side dish tonight for dinner...

I sliced up a small eggplant, 2 zucchini, two portabello mushrooms...
Added about 1/4 cup evoo, tablespoon garlic (love garlic), some white balsamic- didn't measure- just poured for taste, salt, pepper, italian seasoning...
Tossed and baked at 375 for about 40 minutes... when it came out I tossed in some mediterranian herb feta... it was delicious
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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Thanks you guys! Time to go out to the garden for the daily harvest. BTW, I just had steamed zucchini for lunch. It's good, but I'll be glad to try something new. We are hosting a little get together tomorrow. I'll probably give some away, but I'm sure by the end of the week, we'll get to try some of these.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I know you are trying to reduce the sugar and fat but the only way I really like mine are sauteed in olive oil. I need the olive oil so that works for me. The zuchinni breads and such that I love have to much sugar. Maybe a corn muffin with zuchinni might could be worked up with a low sugar base. Just an idea. I also use them in a caserole with way to much fat with the addition of cheese maybe twice a year. But my tummy forgives me.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Zucchini Fritters:

2 large eggs
8-9 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2/3 cup milk
Parmesan cheese & grated marble cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 grated zucchini
¼ small onion, grated

combine everything except the zucchini in a large bowl. squeeze the grated zucchini in a paper towel to remove any excess liquid, then combine with the batter. Fry in a little olive oil or veggie oil until browned on both sides. I keep a little in the fridge for whenever I get hungry.

GREAT dipped in a little garlic aioli!
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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zucchini strand spaghetti | smitten kitchen

I think I'm going to make this tomorrow for lunch.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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I just sauteed it in some EVOO and s and p. Tasty! Or you can steam them with some Badia seasoning!
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:45 PM
 
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saute them with sweet onions, green/red peppers, tomatoes on the grill of course coat them in olive oil and whatever spices you like.....
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