Monday, 04 January 2010 19:39

Zucchini Bread

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  • 3 cups shredded zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar (for moisture, you can put the sugar to 1 C sugar and 2/3 c brown sugar)
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large eggs (you can use the equiv. of egg substitute to reduce your fat if you want)
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp bkg soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp bkg. powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional - it adds fat)
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray bottoms of 2 loaf pans with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix by hand first 5 ingredients in one bowl.
  3. In another bowl, sift together, flour through bkg. powder (next 6 ingredients).
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients till combined.
  5. Pour batter into pans and bake 50-60 minutes, test and bake at 5-10 minute increments until a toothpick comes out clean. Don't overcook cause it will dry out.
  6. Cool out of the pan on wire racks.

NOTES: to freeze, wrap in plastic wrap and place in a one gallon freezer bag. To use a few pieces, take a serrated knife, cut off what you want, and let that thaw on a plate until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Last modified on Friday, 12 February 2010 00:16
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We have taken our mamás’ y abuelitas’ traditional Hispanic recipes and made them fit our healthier lifestyles.

Some basic Tips to remember are:

Abuelita cooking

1. Look for alternatives to lard and butter. Try olive or sesame seed oil and use about half of what the recipe calls for, you can always add a little water to the oil if you need to.

2. Try to boil, grill and bake rather than fry.

3. Replace your white rice with brown rice and your grains with whole grains make sure to use corn tortillas rather than flower.

4. Double your fruits and vegetables in every recipe.

5. Substitute your steak and ground beef for leaner proteins such as chicken or ground turkey.

6. You can still have dessert but make sure that fruit is a major ingredient.

7. Make sure that your plate has ¼ lean protein, ¼ whole grains, and ½ fruits/vegetables.

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