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From: Roni (Roni_66)7/21/16 7:38 PM 
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As summer starts to wind down, zucchini plants are really gearing up! Try some of these creative ways to use zucchini and summer squash and take advantage of this frugal vegetable’s abundance.

As summer starts to wind down, zucchini plants are really gearing up! Try some of these creative ways to use zucchini and summer squash and take advantage of this frugal vegetable's abundance.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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By the time August rolls around, most zucchini and summer squash plants are in hyper-production mode. With such an abundance, zucchini and summer squash become pretty inexpensive to buy. Some gardeners have so much that they are thrilled to give it away!

There’s even an urban legend that if you leave your cars unlocked at night, you might wake up to random zucchinis inside. I’ve yet to experience this phenomenon, but I’m assured by authorities that it is, in fact, true.

It’s one task to find cheap or free summer squash. It’s another to figure out how to put it all to use!

Creativity often needs to reign when on a budget and trying to feed our families well. I try to creatively use leftover vegetables and think of new ways to bake with sourdough. A surplus of zucchini is just another way to put my creative powers to use in the kitchen.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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1. Grate it and freeze it in 1-2 cup portions in freezer bags, then use through the year in soups, stews, and baked goods.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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2. Slice it and dehydrate it to use in soups, casseroles, and other foods, or season the slices before dehydrating for a snack!

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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3. Use a spiralizer to make zoodles, or noodles made from zucchini, then serve like regular pasta.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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4. You can never go wrong with a basic zucchini bread! There are as many recipes as there are zucchinis in the summer, but I like to make mine with sourdough starter.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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5. Make regular zucchini bread more exciting with healthy add-ins and a special topping, like in this recipe.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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6. Simply shred the zucchini and add to spaghetti where it will hardly be noticed! You can also add it to many casseroles and stews.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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7. Make gazpacho, the chilled blended vegetable soup, and use up a whole zucchini.

 

 
From: R0ni_18/6/16 12:00 AM 
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8. Instead of making plain cheddar biscuits, try Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits.

 

 
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