TIP OF THE DAY: Recipes For National Zucchini Day

August 8th is National Zucchini Day, one of the most versatile foods. Zucchini can be: Eaten cooked or raw. Enjoyed at any meal of the day. Cooked with any technique. Can be turned into comfort food, like fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Prepared with very few calories: one cup has just 19 calories, which is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Pasta For Summer, Zucchini “Pasta,” Enhanced

August 8th is National Zucchini Day. Last year, we featured the Spiralizer, a gadget that started the zucchini noodle craze by making it easy to make long pasta-like strands from firm vegetables, along with a recipe for Zucchini Pasta With Crab. The concept took off in the media and in kitchens across the country. Who…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mix Zucchini Ribbons With Pasta

When we were 10 years old, Mom planted zucchini in the backyard. We watched in awe as they multiplied faster than the brooms in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice scene from Fantasia. It wasn’t a big plot—maybe 6’ x 8’—but it produced so much zucchini, we couldn’t eat half of it, and gave the rest away. A…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Zucchini Day, Spiral Zucchini & Zucchini Pasta

Whether served raw, roasted, baked, grilled, sautéed, pickled, or fried, zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables, and a seasonal summer favorite that’s abundantly available at farm stands and supermarkets. This summer squash is very low in calories—33 calories for a medium zucchini. There are many wonderful ways to serve zucchini: Garnishes Gratin Grilled…
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