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Zucchini Banana Coconut Paleo Bread

The second paleo recipe of late…what is this madness?! One of my neighbors gave me an entire bag of Nutiva coconut flour, and this was the first thing I made with it. The Wednesday farmers market is usually a little thin on goods, but one vendor offers an “all you can fit” bag for $10. I used zucchini in this recipe from the farmers market.

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Zucchini Cake | Synchronicity Eight Days a Week

Last week’s synchronicity went from Sunday to Sunday.


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Nos contra Mundi | Coconut Peanutbutter

Greetings from Colorado!

The Great Sand Dunes, Photo by Gogela

I’ve been busy accomplishing things since April of which I am proud, in no particular order:

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Avocados & Aggression | Strawberry Avocado Waffles

Sometimes aggressively remaking a recipe yields better results. I have made these waffles three times now and the last time, while not perfect, was the best of all three. These are more anti-James food since I used both avocados and strawberries, both of which are foods to which my brother objects. Good thing I made these just for me! I mucked up my waffle iron with the wet batter in the process, but I consider it well broken-in now. The cocoa makes the avocado taste more apparent, I think, unless it’s obscured with lots of sweetener. The strawberry version below has no cocoa.

CHocolate WAffles | Gothic Granola 

Chocolate avocado waffles (eventually drowned in maple syrup and almond butter), circa February.

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BYO | Raw Vegan Lasagne

Sometimes, you just have to bring your own in order to make sure you’re fed.  As Hillel the Elder said, “If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” (Pirkei Avot 1:14)

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Muffins as a Creative Outlet

As Julia Cameron wrote in The Artist’s Way, paraphrasing another artist, when you’re out of the studio for three days, by that third day, you’ll do anything to get back to your art and nobody better stand in your way. I came home from my first week of work on Friday (a yearlong fellowship [ed. note: NOT!!]) and made muffinz. Zucchini muffins.

zucchini blueberry muffins vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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Z.3: Summer Squash Seed Butter

For lack of a better term, I’m calling this next dish a seed butter.  Since I used mammoth zucchini and summer squash for the cake and pie, I scraped out the seeds because they would have added too much volume.  The internets didn’t have much in the way of a recipe for roasted summer squash seeds.  I sautéed the innards of a giant squash and a giant zucchini in the same pan as I used to saute the zukes for the Z-pie.  Then I Vitamixed them (“to Vitamix” has become a verb in my world, much like “to Google” something is a verb).

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