Zucchini Cookies (Dairy Free)

I haven’t posted in awhile. I ran out of edited pictures to post and I went to edit new pictures, but the software I used all the sudden wasn’t free. I just can’t handle that! I researched new photo editors and tried a few out. Some of them are super complicated and I really just don’t have time right now to figure out new photo editors. I finally found one that is similar to my old one. It isn’t as good, but it’ll work.

Last weekend I went and cleaned out my garden. I got rid of all the annual plants and plucked what was left. I had a couple zucchini’s surprisingly enough. Since we can’t grill them I decided to try to make something new with them. These cookies are delicious. And since they have zucchini in them they’re healthy right?!

I hope so, because I literally have been eating 2 for breakfast every morning. If you happen to still have zucchini left, make these! If not, save it for next year. I will definitely be planting zucchini again and making these cookies.

Zucchini Cookies (Dairy Free)

Yields – 20 cookies

Prep time – 15 minutes

Cook time – 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ⅓ c. oil
  • 1 cup zucchini, finely grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅓ c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ c. quick oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together egg, oil and vanilla. Add brown sugar and mix again.
  3. Add quick oats, flour, baking powder and soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to a mixing bowl. Mix together.
  4. Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Mix together until combined.
  5. Add chocolate chips. Mix.
  6. Add zucchini and gently mix together.
  7. Drop 1½ inch cookie balls on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 13-14 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Little Dairy on the Prairie.

 

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Cajun Sausage Pasta

Anthony turned thirty last Friday. We took off of work and went on a crazy kayaking journey. We live near a river, so we took our kayak from our town down the river 7 miles to a nearby town. Then the plan was to take the train home. We ended up having to carry the boat over a lock for about 20 minutes, which was crazy. Then, the train we were supposed to catch came 5 minutes early so we missed it and had to take an Uber home. It was nice to be on the river for a long time, but kind of annoying to miss the train.

Then we went out for all you can eat sushi. BLAH! I just don’t like sushi or fish, so it’s basically my worst nightmare. But what the hubs wants for his birthday, he is going to get!

Anthony went to college in Cajun country, so I thought I would make him something fun to remind him of the good old days. Plus, this is one of those pasta dishes that you can throw everything in a pot and it turns out amazing.

Cajun Sausage Pasta

Yields – 2 Servings

Prep time – 15 minutes

Cook time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box of penne
  • 1/2 small can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook your pasta according to the package directions.
  2. In a frying pan cook your sausage links until fully cooked. Remove them and slice them into bite sized pieces.
  3. Heat the olive oil in the same pan you cooked the sausages, saute the red pepper, mushrooms, onions and garlic until they are softened.
  4. Add the pasta, sausage and remaining ingredients to your veggies and stir until well combined.
  5. Serve with a sprinkle or parmesan cheese if you desire.
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Cinnamon Streusel Muffins (Dairy Free)

I have this weird thing with bananas. When I was sick all the time and having all those issues with my stomach I ate bananas every morning for breakfast. Around the time that I stopped feeling sick I also stopped eating bananas. So now I associate bananas with feeling sick and I can’t eat them anymore. Continue reading →

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