Zucchini Cakes

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Healthy Eats, Ingredient Knowledge, Sides & Appetizers | 0 comments

Zucchini Cakes

 I don’t know if there is another vegetable or fruit for that matter that can be used in as many savory dishes as it can in dessert dishes, then the Zucchini.  The carrot may be a close competitor but then its sweet flavor always shines through and even the zucchini’s second cousin, the squash can’t compete.

The Zucchini is definitely something we probably all grew up eating.  Whether it be fried, steamed, spiraled in a salad, baked in a lasagna, stewed, sautéed, grilled, roasted or baked into a bread, we’ve all had zucchini and we love it!

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Chipotle Peppers Just Smoke Dried Jalepenos?

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 in Healthy Eats, Ingredient Knowledge, Vegetarian Main Dishes | 2 comments

Chipotle Peppers Just Smoke Dried Jalepenos?

It took me years to realize that chipotles were an actual pepper that was extremely popular in Mexican cuisine and not a delicious fast food make your own burrito place. And then another few years to realize they were just smoke dried Jalepenos and not a super exotic pepper only grown in the deep mountains off the Mexican coast line. Who knew?  I love their smokey flavor and soft subtle heat that hits you slowly in the back of the mouth. So seductive.

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