Jul 20, 2010

Cake Love

July 20, 2010

This past week, a fellow CSA member gave me a life changing tip. She told me, that when zucchini and chocolate cake 'have intimate  realations', really great things happen. I followed her recipe to the very last detail, and this was the result:

Um, oh my word.

Even my nephew, who literally wretches at the sight of green vegetables, ate three pieces. The poor kid never suspected a thing. If at all possible, peel the zucchini before you grate it. This completely eliminates all signs of green vegetablishness and will sufficiently fool boys and men alike.

This next recipe, on the other hand, wouldn't fool a 90-year-old blind man with dull taste buds:

Those are homemade veggie burgers, and I swear up and down that they taste really great. I used a few different recipes to adapt my own. Here's how it works:

Empty 1 can of drained chick peas, 1/2 cup of oats, 1/4 cup of sesame seeds, 3 or 4 chopped kale leaves, and a few chunks of fresh garlic to the food processor. Mix it up until it's smooth and add 1-2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil to the mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes on each side. Put one burger on your child's plate and watch him run away--usually not a bad thing.

And finally, a quick Asian stir-fry I made last night for friends:

Yellow squash, purple cabbage, chopped kale, onion and garlic sauteed in olive oil. Add soy sauce to taste. Dump some red quinoa to the mix, and you have yourself a meal! Especially if you top it off with some of that cake.


  1. The cake looks fantastic! So much so that I may just have to don my apron and get one in the oven! Stat!

    Told you it would fool even the most suspecting - glad to see you made it and even happier to see it was a success!


  2. Dad's hoping you'll make him that cake when you're here:)