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March Muffin Madness: Vegan Zucchini Muffins

March Muffin Madness: Vegan Zucchini Muffins

From About.com here’s some wonderful Muffins for all of the vegan lovers out there. Healthy, and deli-sh!
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup dairy-free soy margarine, softened
For the Muffins:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
3/4 t. baking powder
2 t. ground cinnamon
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cups vegetable oil or canola oil
1/4 cup soy milk or other dairy-free milk substitute
2 t. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups grated zucchini…

For full recipe visit http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/muffinsbiscuits/r/Vegan-Zucchini-Muffins.htm

These muffins from start to finish only take 40 minutes!

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Its In the Wash- Time (and Money) Saving Tips for the Laundry!

Here are 16 quick ways to save time and money on laundry:

1. Re-wear your jeans, at least 2x.
2. Re-wear and re-purpose. Pj’s worn two nights in a row can be exercise clothes in the morning.
3. If you have only wore it for a few hours, hang it up!
4. Make your own laundry soap. Laundry soap recipes can be found for a dime-a-dozen on the internet for both regular machines and H.E. machines. Homemade laundry soap lasts longer and is much cheaper.
5. Use cold water, it is just as effective as warm/hot.
6. Use a clothes line (indoor or outdoor) to wasting energy by running the dryer. If you do need to run the dryer, run it during cold/winter days and keep your laundry closet/room open. You can warm part of the house and possibly not have to have the heat on.
7.  Have a laundry schedule and stick to it!
8. Put clothes away, RIGHT away, to avoid ironing, or hang it up right away at least!
9.  De-clutter and de-clothes your closet! Less clothes makes for less laundry! Limit kids to 10 outfits each.
11. Dry a wrinkled garment with a wet cloth for  or hang in the bathroom while showering with hot water to avoid ironing.
12. Begin laundry at night, and throw into the dryer in the morning.
13. Make sure your clothes always go into your laundry basket and NEVER on the floor!
14. Keep laundry in closets or laundry room and out of immediate sight.
15. Teach and train children how to sort clothes, transfer to washer and then to dryer, fold and them away. They will be better about taking care of their clothes when they realize how much work it can be to get them washed.
16. Immediately spray or soak a stained garment. After washing hang the garment to dry, rather than putting it through the dryer where stains can be baked on permentantly.
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Zucchini Fritter with Herb and Cheese Topping

Journal Recipe # 3: Zucchini Fritters with Herb and Cheese Topping

Fritters, Recipes, Salad, Zucchini, Journal Recipe

Another “Wish List” recipe with a few changes of my own. I’d love some feedback on how it tastes if you get a chance to make it before me! (Also from Southern Living Magazine, with slight alterations) Recently I saw this out of Southern Living Magazine . Sounds DELISH!


Makes: 4 Servings
Total: 25 mins


Ingredients: 

1/2 cup crumbled cornbread
1/4  cup all purpose flour
2 tsp lemon zest 
1 tsp salt
3/4 baking powder 
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 large egg- lightly beaten
3 medium zucchini – coarsely shredded
1/2 cup peanut oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp drained capers
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
8 oz of mozzarella cheese balls or 8 oz cheese
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs ( parsley, basil, mint, dill, cilantro etc)

Take zucchini and squeeze on several layers of paper towel to release water. Mix first seven Ingredients together and stir together with zucchini. Heat large pan with peanut oil over medium heat. Drop 4 or 5 cupfulls of mix into hot oil; and flatten . Cook for about 3-4 minutes (on each side) until golden brown.  Continue until all mix is cooked. Pull  fritters out of pan with slate spatula and let drain on a wire rack. Top zucchini with mix of olive oil, cheese, lemon juice capers and herbs.  Enjoy! 
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Zucchini Fritter with Herb and Cheese Topping

Journal Recipe # 3: Zucchini Fritters with Herb and Cheese Topping

Fritters, Recipes, Salad, Zucchini, Journal Recipe

Another “Wish List” recipe with a few changes of my own. I’d love some feedback on how it tastes if you get a chance to make it before me! (Also from Southern Living Magazine, with slight alterations) Recently I saw this out of Southern Living Magazine . Sounds DELISH!


Makes: 4 Servings
Total: 25 mins


Ingredients: 

1/2 cup crumbled cornbread
1/4  cup all purpose flour
2 tsp lemon zest 
1 tsp salt
3/4 baking powder 
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 large egg- lightly beaten
3 medium zucchini – coarsely shredded
1/2 cup peanut oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp drained capers
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
8 oz of mozzarella cheese balls or 8 oz cheese
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs ( parsley, basil, mint, dill, cilantro etc)

Take zucchini and squeeze on several layers of paper towel to release water. Mix first seven Ingredients together and stir together with zucchini. Heat large pan with peanut oil over medium heat. Drop 4 or 5 cupfulls of mix into hot oil; and flatten . Cook for about 3-4 minutes (on each side) until golden brown.  Continue until all mix is cooked. Pull  fritters out of pan with slate spatula and let drain on a wire rack. Top zucchini with mix of olive oil, cheese, lemon juice capers and herbs.  Enjoy! 
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Zucchini Fritters with Herb and Cheese Topping

Another “Wish List” recipe with a few changes of my own. I’d love some feedback on how it tastes if you get a chance to make it before me! (Also from Southern Living Magazine, with slight alterations) Recently I saw this out of Southern Living Magazine . Sounds DELISH!

Makes: 4 Servings
Total: 25 mins
Ingredients: 
1/2 cup crumbled cornbread
1/4  cup all purpose flour
2 tsp lemon zest 
1 tsp salt
3/4 baking powder 
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 large egg- lightly beaten
3 medium zucchini – coarsely shredded
1/2 cup peanut oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp drained capers
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
8 oz of mozzarella cheese balls or 8 oz cheese
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs ( parsley, basil, mint, dill, cilantro etc)
Take zucchini and squeeze on several layers of paper towel to release water. Mix first seven Ingredients together and stir together with zucchini. Heat large pan with peanut oil over medium heat. Drop 4 or 5 cupfulls of mix into hot oil; and flatten . Cook for about 3-4 minutes (on each side) until golden brown.  Continue until all mix is cooked. Pull  fritters out of pan with slate spatula and let drain on a wire rack. Top zucchini with mix of olive oil, cheese, lemon juice capers and herbs.  Enjoy!