Zucchini & Corn Fritters

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For some reason, I always tend to have zucchinis laying around in my fridge I can never seem to eat them quick enough…they are just so versatile and you turn them into numerous dishes. When I came across this recipe I was so happy because now I know what to do whenever I have too many zucchinis! If you want to add a spicy kick to the fritters add chopped jalapenos to the mix, or if you want it to be extra cheesy, add more cheese because why not?! Not only are these fritters delicious, they are super easy to make. If you can make pancakes, you could definitely make these!

Ingredients:
4 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
3 cups grated zucchini (about one large zucchini)
1 cup fresh sweet corn off the corn, frozen, or canned (I used canned)
1 small yellow onion; chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole-wheat flour)
Chopped green onions (for a garnish)
Sour cream and/or salsa (optional)

Steps:
1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, salt, pepper and dried herbs. Whisk until combined.

2. Add the zucchini, corn, onions, and cheddar cheese and stir with a spatula to the egg mixture. Add the flour and stir until thoroughly combined.

3. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium-high heat, adding a very small amount of oil to the skillet/griddle. Using an ice cream scoop or 2 spoons, scoop about 1/4-cupfuls of batter onto the skillet and flatten, like you would if you were making pancakes…its the same process! With the back of the scoop into a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Cook on each side about 3-4 minutes, or until a deep golden brown. Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.Top with green onions and your favorite toppings! Salsa, sour cream, and jalapenos are excellent as toppings as well! 🙂

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Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Broccolini

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I try to get my greens in as much as I can during the day and the easiest is for dinner when I roast up my favorite veggies…whether its roasting brussel sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, or even broccolini garlic and parmesan cheese make anything taste delicious! Brocolini is a mix between broccoli and kale so you can imagine the health benefits you get out of this.

Yield: 4

Ingredients:
1 bunch of broccolini (about 1 lb)
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded or grated parmesan cheese

Steps:
1. This is super easy, you can do it with you eyes closed…Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil or use a silpat. Place washed broccolini on baking sheet and drizzle olive oil and with a pair of tongs or your hands, rub broccolini together to make sure they are coated evenly with oil. Then.. sprinkle garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder.  Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes..sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is perfectly melted and enjoy! Delicious and nutritious 😉
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