Crustless Zucchini Quiche

A few years ago, a health conscious neighbour shared delicious crustless quiche recipe that I loved taste of but my stomach didn’t agree with amount of dairy in it. Never being able to forget an experience of a cold savoury quiche on a summer morning, which created heaven in my mouth, this year I was set to come up with my own super simple and healthy crustless zucchini quiche recipe using only a few ingredients: lots and lots of grated zucchini, many fresh local eggs and a small…
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Healthy Pita Pizza with Zucchini

If your summer is as crazy as mine, you need a 10 minute healthy pita pizza in your life! As much fun as we are having camping, spending endless days at the pool/beach/lake, boating on the river, sleeping over and celebrating birthdays, reality is many days I feel extremely too happy, overwhelmed and tired to cook anything in my hot-hot kitchen. Thanks to hundreds of forest fires burning right now in BC we have got a blanket of smoke blocking the sun, which means much cooler temperatures but…
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Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

This pasta with zucchini and tomatoes is nothing short of amazingness, a 20 minute healthy summer dinner with any short pasta cooked al dente, zucchini, grape or cherry tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs. It keeps your kitchen cool and uses an abundance of produce in season (I always seem to have more than I need on hand). Bursting baby tomatoes create a delicious sauce base combined with fresh garlic and basil. I couldn’t stop eating this pasta! I got the idea for pasta with zucchini and tomatoes from…
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Healthy Zucchini Bread

My local farmer’s zucchini season is in full swing, yay!!! Therefore, super simple recipe and truly healthy zucchini bread with applesauce, honey and whole wheat or spelt flour. No white flour, no sugar, no oil without sacrificing the flavour or moistness. This bread came out super delicious and very moist from all those freshly grated zucchini and applesauce. Honey and cinnamon add a really nice flavour touch to zucchini bread. Feel free to add chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries etc. I didn’t because I really wanted just…
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30 Healthy Zucchini Recipes

It’s that time of the year when it’s time to use up all those local zucchini, and I’m not talking about zucchini noodles only. Here I’ve collected 30 healthy zucchini recipes including easy zucchini side dish recipes, baked and sautéed zucchini recipes, zucchini casseroles, zucchini muffins and bread, zucchini fritters recipes and zucchini salad recipes. Zucchini is a superfood full of vitamins A (improves eye health) and C (boosts immune system and guards against asthma), fiber (lowers cholesterol) and potassium (lowers blood pressure). So, enjoy these healthy zucchini…
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice and Zucchini

This cheesy cauliflower rice is a perfect way to use up summer’s bounty and “eat your vegetables” (and “have your cheese”). I came across “California snow” at Costco the other day and my fridge is overflowing with first local organic zucchini. If a cup of cheese helps us eat 7 cups of vegetables, so be it, correct?! This sauteed cauliflower and zucchini recipe comes together in minutes, takes 15 minutes to make, requires ingredients you more likely already have on hand, and keeps kitchen relatively cool. It is similar to a…
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Tuna Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini and tuna are a match made in heaven, just like rhubarb and strawberry. First one undeniably dry and salty, and latter bursting with water and bland. Combine both, flavour with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a bit of mayo (those few tablespoons make all the difference, and I prefer organic or avocado oil kind), add just enough to “glue” whole grain flour, and you have got the most delicious tuna zucchini fritters kids will love. And we are going heavy on zucchini – 2.5 lbs. Courgette and tuna…
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Tex Mex Rice and Beans with Zucchini

Well, hello there. I’m back. I disappeared from here for like 4 days, which is unusual for me. I feel like Friday – Sunday, and even Monday this week, have been a blur. A good blur of happy family life but still a blur of hundred bank/car/mall/paperwork errands, kids’ hockey at 7AM and socializing with a bunch of screaming kids and the most fun adults. Which is all great because this is normalcy you crave once the real life problems strike! We all go through black and white phases in…
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Lazy Baked Zucchini Parmesan

The truth is it is August and I have been barely cooking the past month. Mostly because of kids at home, trying to cram in all summer bucket list activities in the short 2 months, abundance of ready to eat summer produce and an inability to switch from reading a book to do house chores. The truth is the more I relax, the more I want to relax. The more I sleep, the more I need to sleep. On the days that I have to catch up on laundry,…
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Lime Basil Grilled Zucchini

I love to grill zucchini with whatever I have on hand => balsamic grilled vegetables. Usually we do garlic, oil, salt and pepper. I am sure you completely understand why. But I have done it so many times and plus I have this wonderful job “ifoodreal” that forces me to barely ever eat the same food twice. Joking, I re-cook my own recipes. So, I was thinking curried grilled zucchini which could be wonderful or not. I have been spending many nights on our patio inhaling smells from next…
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