Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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Oh my goodness! This bread is amazing! I love these gluten free zucchini muffins from one of the local coffee places in Boston. I wanted to recreate my own recipe, so I tested a few different variations and my goodness… this is delicious!

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What You Need:

2 Cups of Shredded Zucchini

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup of Applesauce

1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil

3/4 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cups of Gluten Free Flour (I love Bob Red Mills 1:1 Baking Flour)

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Raisins

1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

What To Do:

In a food processor or with a mixer, add eggs, applesauce, vegetable oil, both sugars, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

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Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Take about half of the shredded zucchini and mix in the food processor.

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Stir in the rest of the zucchini, raisins, and chocolate chips.

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Cook at 350 degrees for about 50-65 minutes in a buttered loaf pan.

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Let it cool on a wire rack and try to wait to eat it until it is cool. I’m not going to lie. I might have ate some while it was still warm.

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So good!

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Meatless Monday Pasta

Happy Meatless Monday!

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Why should you decrease your meat consumption one day a week? It helps reduce our carbon footprint and saves resources like fossil fuels and fresh water. Meat production manufactures more greenhouse gases than growing vegetables do. Also livestock uses way more water than vegetables. Studies show that we use 1,850 gallons of water to make one pound of beef while only using 39 gallons of water to produce one pound of vegetables. Going meatless one day a week also has health benefits. It can reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, help you live longer, and improve your overall health. Consuming vegetables that are protein rich help get the essential nutrients and vitamins such as iron, fiber, magnesium, and zinc which decrease your intake of saturated fats.

This recipe is simple to make and you can substitute or add in extra veggies. I usually look in my fridge and add in what I can find.

What You Need:

Cherry Tomatoes-One container

Garlic (2-3 cloves chopped)

1/2 Stick of Vegan Butter (Regular Butter if you prefer)

1/2 Cup of White Wine

Tofu-Diced and Seasoned with Salt and Pepper

Spinach-1 bag

Feta Cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

Italian Herb Grinder

Gluten Free Spaghetti

What To Do:

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In a saucepan, add the vegan butter, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and the Italian Herb Spices. Let it cook until the tomatoes start to blister a bit and get soft.

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Add in garlic and cook until the garlic is toasted. When the tomatoes are soft, take a fork and press into them. Be careful because it will splatter everywhere. I recommend wearing an apron!

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Add the spinach in the pan until it has cooked down and wilted. Pour in the wine and carefully place in the diced tofu. Cook until the sauce is simmering and the tofu is warm. Serve with spaghetti or pasta and top with feta cheese!

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