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CHOCOLATE CHIP ZUCCHINI CAKE
1/2 c. butter 2 1/2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. sugar 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 c. oil 1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 c. peeled and shredded zucchini (1 medium sized zucchini)
2 c. semi-sweet real chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the oil, eggs and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the creamed mixture. Stir in the grated zucchini. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 45 – 50 minutes
Serves: 15 – 18
Nutritional information: Servings 15; Serving size 1 piece (114g)
Calories 380; Calories from fat 170; Total fat 18g; Cholesterol 35 mg; Sodium 170mg; Carbohydrate 56g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 36g; Protein 4g.
GARDEN TOMATO SOUP
2 tsp olive oil 5 c. diced tomatoes (~2 lbs.)
3/4 c. chopped onion 1 1/2 c. water
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano or basil 2 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried thyme 2 tsp sugar
2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, oregano/basil, thyme and garlic. Cook four minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Place half of soup in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth or your desired consistency. Repeat procedure with the remaining soup. Serve warm or chilled. Sprinkle with fresh basil, if desired.
Yield: 5 servings, 1 cup each
Calories 81; Fat 2.6g; Protein 2.3g; Carbohydrate 14.6g; Fiber 2.9g; Iron 1.3g; Calcium 29mg