Chocolate Zucchini Bread from twopeasandtheirpod.com

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa or unsweetened cocoa 
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  •  2 large eggs, at room temperature
  •  1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  •  1/4 cup canola, vegetable oil, or melted coconut oil
  •  3/4 cup  packed light brown sugar
  •  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  •  1 1/2 cups packed shredded zucchini
  •  1 cup  semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the eggs, melted butter, oil, vanilla extract, and brown sugar. Stir until smooth. You might have a few small brown sugar clumps and that is fine.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t overmix. Stir in the shredded zucchini until just combined. Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips over the top of the bread. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out mostly clean, you might have some melted chocolate chips on the toothpick and that is fine. You just don’t want a lot of gooey batter.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack until slightly warm. Cut into slices and serve.
  7. Note-if you use coconut oil, make sure it is melted and slightly cooled. The bread will keep on the counter, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 4 days. This bread also freezes well. To freeze, cool the bread completely and wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing

State Fair Lemonade, chef john

  • 6 lemons
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 5 cups cold water

  1. Wash lemons and peel off all the zest using a vegetable peeler. Set peeled lemons aside. Add the lemon zest to a bowl and cover with sugar. Toss to combine. Cover and let sit for a minimum of 2 hours, or up to overnight.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a pot over high heat; turn off heat and pour in the lemon-sugar mixture. Stir and let sit until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour through a mesh strainer back into the same bowl and discard the zest. Let cool to room temperature, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze into the bowl. Pour lemonade into a serving pitcher. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill thoroughly before serving over ice, at least 2 hours.
  • Chef’s Notes:
  • If your lemons feel waxy, give them a good scrub under hot water before using.
  • Feel free to adjust amounts of lemon juice and sugar.

broccoli delight by carla

1-2 lbs broccoli
4 oz. Cheddar cheese

Separate the crowns from the stalk, then cut the florets into big wedges. Trim and peel the stems then cut it crosswise into large coins. Hear the pan and drizzle with olive oil.Add the broccoli, seasoned it with salt, and arranged it so the flat sides make contact with the pan.

Break the cheddar into ½-inch bits, scooted them back into a pile.

Once the broccoli develops a nice dark brown seared edge on one side and turning bright green and steamy on the top sprinkle the cheddar all over the broccoli. the green broccoli tops will be covered with melty cheese.

Serve

California Tacos from allrecipes.com


3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 avocados, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 eaches corn tortillas
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked white rice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 dash green pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to tast
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  • Step 1 Mix tomatoes, avocados, onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, and garlic together in a bowl. Drizzle lime juice over tomato mixture; toss to coat.
  • Step 2 Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Arrange tortillas, 2 at a time, in hot oil; cook until crisp, about 1 minute per side. Remove tortillas using tongs and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Step 3 Spoon 2 tablespoons black beans and 2 tablespoons cooked rice onto each crisp tortilla; top with tomato mixture. Garnish tacos using remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and green pepper sauce.

Crustless Squash Pie from yummly

5 cups squash (sliced, yellow or zucchini, or a combination)
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 tablespoon onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh oregano (chopped)
7 leaves basil (chopped)
2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
2 eggs (beaten)

  • Melt butter in 12″ skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Saute’ onion in butter about 1 minute.
  • Add squash and garlic and saute’ until squash in slightly limp, about 8 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl stir together cheese, eggs, herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Add squash/onion mixture to cheese mixture.
  • Pour into 9″ pie plate, which has been buttered or sprayed.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until center is set and edges are lightly browned.

Strawberry Drop Biscuits NYTimes

  • 1 ½ cups/190 grams all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup/50 grams granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons/85 grams cold salted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 medium strawberries, cut into small 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch pieces (about 2/3 cup/100 grams), or whole blueberries, raspberries or other diced stone fruit
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more if needed
  • ¼ cup/30 grams unsifted confectioners’ sugar
  1. Arrange an oven rack in the center of the oven. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, granulated sugar and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl. Toss the pieces of butter into the flour mixture to coat. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour until the mixture is mealy and small pieces of pea-size butter remain.
  3. Add the diced strawberries and toss with a fork to combine. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add 4 tablespoons of the heavy cream and 1/4 cup water. Continue tossing with the fork until the dough is just evenly damp and shaggy, being careful not to overwork the dough too much. Add 1 to 3 teaspoons more water, as needed, if the dough is still too dry to work with.
  4. Drop 6 mounds of dough (each a generous 1/3 cup) onto the baking sheet, leaving at least 1 1/2 inches of space between each mound and gently padding any stray bits of dough back into place as you work. Lightly brush the tops with 1 tablespoon heavy cream and bake until deep golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the confectioners’ sugar to a small bowl, and whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon heavy cream, adding more if needed to make a thick icing that is just thin enough to drizzle. Spoon over the warm biscuits; serve warm or at room temperature.

Quinoa with Broccoli, Cauliflower and Toasted Coconut Marcus Samuelsson

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  •  Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup small broccoli florets
  • ½ cup small cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper or hot red pepper flakes
  •  Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Toast coconut in a small, dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden. Set aside.
  2. Rinse quinoa well in a fine-mesh sieve, then drain. Combine quinoa, 1 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until quinoa has absorbed the liquid, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. While the quinoa cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add broccoli and cauliflower and cook, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Then toss in carrots and cook about a minute longer.
  4. Add celery, scallions, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Place tomatoes in the skillet and mix well. Add parsley, mint, smoked paprika and Aleppo pepper and stir once or twice, until everything is heated through and combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon quinoa into a wide bowl. Add vegetables and coconut flakes and mix well. Serve hot.

veggie lunch meat from vegan dad.com

  • 12 oz. extra firm tofu, drained
  • 2 cups vegan chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour

  1. Set up a large steamer pot on your stove and bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, lower to a simmer.
  2. In a high -speed blender, add all of the ingredients from the tofu to the turmeric and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the vital wheat gluten along with the chickpea flour and mix until uniform. Pour the blended mixture into the bowl and using a spatula or a wooden spoon, mix everything until a dough forms.
  4. Flour a clean work surface (we used chickpea flour) and knead the dough for 3-4 minutes, or until it becomes soft and smooth. The dough may appear sticky, but it is supposed to be this way! If it is too dry, the result will not be ideal.
  5. Lay a 12-inch piece of aluminum foil on the counter and then place a 10-inch piece of parchment paper on top. Place the dough at the bottom of the parchment paper and press it into a tall and thick log with your hands. First, wrap the parchment paper around the seitan, leaving the ends open. Next, place the wrapped log towards the bottom of the foil and then wrap the foil around the seitan log. Twist the ends up like a candy wrapper to seal the seitan in. Try not to make this too tight and allow for a bit of room at the ends as the seitan will expand.
  6. Place the seitan log into the steamer basket and and steam it for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 ºF. Once the seitan has steamed, remove it from the steamer basket and transfer it onto a baking sheet. Place it into the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the seitan log from oven and allow it to cool completely before slicing. It is beneficial to unwrap it at this point (carefully, it will be hot) so that it will cool faster.
  9. Once the seitan has cooled to temperature, you can place it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When you are ready to eat the seitan deli meat,  use a sharp knife to thinly slice the log.

vegan bologna from sweetsimplevegan.com

  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 cups vital wheat gluten
  1. Add several inches of water to a large pot with a steamer basket and bring to a boil or use Instant pot.
  2. In a food processor add the tofu, ketchup, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, mustard powder, and nutmeg. Mix until smooth as possible, stopping to scrape the sides as needed. Add the vital wheat gluten and pulse several times to incorporate, scraping the sides as needed. It will form a crumbly dough mine wasn’t crumbly.
  3. Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead together to form a dough. Shape into a large log that will fit in your steamer basket. Roll the log up in foil twisting the ends closed so it looks like a large candy. Place in the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 1 hour. The vegan baloney will have expanded in the foil making a tight log.
  4. Remove from the steamer basket and bake in 350 oven for 30 min. Move to the fridge and chill completely before serving. When ready to serve just slice an enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week

I added 3-4 oven dried tomatoes along with some ketchup, very good.

vegan turkey deli slices maple/spice

• 100g (1/2 cup) canned white canellini beans, drained and rinsed.
• 1 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 cup veggie broth
• 2 Tbsp soy sauce
• 1/2 tsp vegan worcester sauce
• 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
• 1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp smoked sea salt
• 1/2 tsp dried sage
• 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp parsley
1/2 to 1 tsp poultry seasoning
• 1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten

  1. In a food processor add the beans along with broth, olive oil, soy sauce and worcester sauce.. Mix until smooth as possible, stopping to scrape the sides as needed. Add the vital wheat gluten along with other dry ingredients and pulse several times to incorporate, scraping the sides as needed. It will form a crumbly dough mine wasn’t crumbly.
  2. Turn the mixture out onto a clean work surface and knead together to form a dough. Shape into a log that will fit in your steamer basket. Roll the log up in foil twisting the ends closed so it looks like a large candy. Place in the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 1 hour. or steam in instant pot
  3. Remove from the steamer basket and bake in 350 oven for 30 min. Move to the fridge and chill completely before serving. When ready to serve just slice an enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week

10/10 notes: added 3 tbsp chickpea flour
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce