Welcome to 21 Days of Detoxing! Whether you are one of our amazingly motivated participants or just interested in eating clean, whole, real food – boy do I have some recipes for you! From now ’til May 21st I’ll be featuring a delicious detox-friendly recipe each day. (And if you want to get in on the detox magic I have a Do It Yourself version available – right here.)
One time when my husband and I were on a vegan kick we hosted a family dinner. This is the kind of family who expected a turkey on the table. Um…
So I made a loaf like this – something to be the centerpiece of the meal! I can’t say they totally understood what quinoa was, and I think they still wondered when the turkey was coming out, but everyone ate it. I consider that a victory!
Here’s to many more
Zucchini “Bread” Loaf
3 Tbl ground flax
1/2 cup water
3 Tbl extra virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion
1 apple, cored
1 med zucchini, about 1.5 lb
1 can white beans, drained, rinsed and mashed with a fork
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
Fresh ground pepper, coarse sea salt, to taste
1 cup cooked quinoa
7 dashes ume plum vinegar
1/4 cup course ground mustard
2 Tbl honey
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix flax seed and water in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Chop onion, zucchini, apple and carrot into big chunks and throw into a food processor with the shred attachment on.
3. Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a large skillet, add shredded veggies and saute until softened, about 7 minutes; drain liquid produced by veggies as needed until they appear somewhat dry. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix in beans, raisins, walnuts, thyme, quinoa and flax mixture. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Add to a meatloaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.
4. Mix mustard and honey for glaze in the bowl the flax seed mixture was in. Top loaf with glaze and bake, uncovered for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
This recipe is from current detoxer, Dawn, at http://floridacoastalcooking.blogspot.com.
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