It’s Farmer’s Market and produce stand season. And, it’s kind of nice to have two younger siblings working full-time at a huge and renowned produce stand. So, we get a ton of fresh produce, jams, honey, etc from them! It’s awesome! Less for us to buy. So, we decided to make some zucchini sticks this time.
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** Serves 2 as a snack or appetizer
2 medium sized zucchinis
1/4 bread crumbs
1/4 Parmesan and Asiago
3 tbsp milk
1) Use a peeler and cut the skins off. Cut them in half long-ways. Cut long-ways into strips.
2) Put some oil in a pan on medium.
3) Mix the egg and milk together in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the crumbs, Parmesan, seasoning, and garlic.
4) Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg and milk mix, then coat it with the breading.
5) Place in the pan and fry, rotating them until all sides are brown and crispy.
6) Serve with some sauce–I used marinara with garlic salt and basil.
**Also, if you want it healthier, just bake in the oven at 350* for about 25 minutes rather than frying it.
Do you like zucchini? Have you ever had these? How would you turn zucchini into a snack or appetizer?
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I love salad in the summer. And Justin wanted beef. So, I decided to make Easy Lettuce Wrap!
Now, most recipes call for Hoisen sauce, which is delicious, but we didn’t have any and it’s expensive and didn’t want to go to the grocery store. So, you don’t have to have Hoisen sauce for this recipe!
1 head of romaine lettuce (I think it has a better crunch than iceberg)
1/2 lb of ground beef
1/4 c crushed cashews
2 tbsp Terryaki sauce
2 tbsp soy saue
1 tbsp of sesame seeds
dash of red pepper flake
dash of ginger
dash of garlic powder
salt and pepper
1) Cook some rice in a rice cooker (we used brown rice as we’re trying to be health-conscious for the baby)
2) Cut off the bottom and top of the Romaine lettuce. Separate the leaves and rinse them off.
3) If your cashews aren’t already crushed, carefully chop them with a large knife.
4) Brown the beef in a pot.
5) Turn down the heat and add the soy sauce, Terryaki sauce, cashews, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, ginger, and sesame seeds. Mix together and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
6) Serve warm and enjoy!
You can add rice on your lettuce wrap or just eat it on the side. I would put the beef in a serving bowl and let everyone decide how much they each want on their own wraps.