Monday, July 9, 2012

Zucchini Quiche

I am always given a lot of cucumbers, squash, and zucchini during the summer, and I love to challenge myself to create new ways to cook them.  This recipe is so simple, yet the results are fantastic.  You will need:

1 large Zucchini
2 eggs
1 c grated cheese
onion powder
Italian style Panko bread crumbs (2 handfuls)

Grate the entire Zucchini and squeeze out the extra moisture with a paper towel.  Combine the zucchini, cheese, and eggs.  Add breadcrumbs a little at a time until it all really starts to stick together. Season with onion powder, salt, and pepper (as much or as little as you like).  Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray.  Put a fork full of the mixture into each muffin tin.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350.


Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

Why keep buying pre-packaged taco seasoning when it is so easy to make it yourself?  Store-bought taco seasoning is full of preservatives.  Make your own with fresh spices.  All you need is ground cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a small dash of crushed red pepper.  Grind all ingredients together and store in your spice cabinet. Pull it out whenever you feel like heading south-of-the-border!