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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (with Gluten Free Variation)

My Grandma would always make chocolate zucchini bread in the fall. We made a few adjustments as well as made a gluten free variation for my daughter to enjoy.

Ingredients

3 Eggs
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Oil
2 Cups Grated Zucchini
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Coco Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Gluten Free Ingredients

3 Eggs
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Oil
2 Cups Grated Zucchini
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Coco Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/4 Cups Namaste Flour Blend
1 1/4 Cups Tapioca Flour
1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 375. Cream together eggs, sugar, and oil. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Fold in coco, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour in to greased bread pans. Makes 2 large loaves or 5-6 small loaves.

Zucchini Goat Cheese Quiche

Zucchini Goat Cheese Quiche

This time of year there is zucchini everywhere. This is the perfect change up. We double it for my family. It is perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, or dinner. You can also change it up by adding mushrooms and onions.

NOTE: If you use yellow zucchini the skin is tougher and must bee peeled. And you will want to remove the seeds.

Ingredients

3 cups Zucchini
4 oz Goat Cheese Crumbs
6 oz Cream Cheese
3/4 cup Whipping Cream
1 cfup Shredded Cheese
8 Eggs

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut zucchini into bite-size pieces. Layer half of the zucchini in a 9×9 pan. Evenly cover with goat cheese and top with remaining zucchini.

Zucchini Layers

In a mixing bowl cream together cream cheese, whipping cream and shredded cheese until the cream cheese is well incorporated. Add one egg at a time mixing well.

Egg Mixture

Poor egg mixture over zucchini. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Make sure the quiche is not completely cooked. It should not wiggle when you move the pan and a toothpick come out clean.

Zucchini Quiche

Red Alfredo Chicken & Shrimp

Red Alfredo Chicken and Shrimp

We love playing with flavors at our house. This sauce is a family creation for our Father’s Day Dinner.

Ingredients

2 T Olive Oil
1 T Garlic
1 1/2 lbs of Raw Peeled & Tailed Shrimp
12 oz Diced Chicken Thighs
1 T Olive Oil
1 cup Chopped Onions
1 cup Sliced Mushrooms
Red Alfredo Sauce
2 cups Green Beans (cut into bite size pieces)
1 cup Zucchini

 

Direction

Dice chicken thighs. Cut vegetables. In a large saute pan on medium heat add olive oil, garlic and shrimp. Cook until shrimp is pink. Remove from pan and set aside.
Shrimp & GarlicAdd diced chicken to pan and cook completely. Remove and set aside with shrimp.

ChickenSaute onions and mushrooms in 1 T olive oil. Remove from pan and set aside.

Onions & Mushrooms

Make Red Alfredo Sauce in pan.

Red Alfredo Sauce

Add Shrimp, Chicken, Onions, Mushrooms, Green Beans, and Zucchini. Simmer for 10 -15 minutes for vegetables to cook.

Coming together - Red Alfredo Chicken & Shrimp

Serve in a bowl and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

Chicken Zucchini Casserole

I grew up with my mom making a Zucchini Casserole as the vegetable side dish. Like many of our family favorite dishes Joseph and I discussed how we could make it better. As we made various changes we would discuss what we liked as well as how we could continue to improve upon it until we came up with this recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup Diced Onions
1 cup Shredded Carrots
1 T Minced Garlic
2 T Butter
2 cups Cooked Cubed Chicken (I have used grilled, smoked, and pan fried)
2 – 10 oz Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup Sour Cream
2 cups Cubed Zucchini
2 cups Yellow Squash
1 bags Cheese Croutons
1-2 cups Shredded Cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degree. Melt butter in skillet over medium high heat. Once the color starts to brown add in onions, carrots, and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent.  Pour into a 9X13 Casserole dish. Stir in zucchini and yellow squash. Stir in chicken, soup and sour cream. Top with croutons. Bake for 25 minutes. Top with cheese and continue baking for 5 minutes.

Variations:

  • 4 cups Zucchini rather than 2 cup Zucchini and 2 cups Yellow Squash
  • Stir Croutons in to the mixture.
  • Add cheese prior to topping with croutons and bake for 30 minutes.

 

Chicken Zucchini Pan Fry

We found a recipe for Zucchini Boats that had chicken, nuts, mushrooms and onions bake in zucchini. It was a lot of work and the flavor was good, but as usual we wanted to improve on it. After a couple of tries we landed on the following recipe which has become a family favorite.

Ingredients:

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Cubed
2 T Olive Oil
2 cups Zucchini Cubed
2 cups Yellow or Crookneck Squash
1 cup Onions Diced
1 cup Mushrooms sliced
1 cup Cherry or Grape Tomatoes cut in half
1 cup  Nuts (Walnuts, Pecans)
1-2 cup Crumbled Goat Cheese

Directions

In a large cast iron skillet. Grill cubed chicken over medium heat. Remove from a pan. Saute onions until caramelized.  Remove from pan and add to chicken. Saute mushrooms. Return chicken and onions to the pan. Stir in zucchini and yellow squash and cook for 5 minutes. Add in nuts and tomatoes. Cook 2 – 3 minutes. Stir in 1 cup Goat Cheese just before serving.  Sprinkle with additional Goat Cheese when serving. We enjoy it with Pita Bread.