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Monday, July 27, 2009

Radish on the Grill and Zucchini Bread

Thanks Brenda for these.

Radish on the Grill
Wash cut in half radish, place in glass bowl microwave for 1 min. ( radish will become less red, idea is to tenderize, and it will lessen the sharp taste)
Large piece of tinfoil ( piece large enough to allow ingredients to be placed in the middle of the sheet and the four sides to fold into the middle closing the tinfoil, to be somewhat flat without too much thickness as this package will go on the grill, place ingredient on the shinny side tinfoil, helps absorbs heat )
Arrange thinly sliced onions in two rows in the middle of the tinfoil, ( cut a whole onion into slices leaving as rings, may require two whole onions)
Garnish with spice ( can add garlic cloves chopped/shallots, peppers thinly chopped or sliced- with what ever spices you enjoy, pepper, celery, etc or commercial blends to your own taste)
Place radish on top of onion layer, sprinkle with spice.
Place onion layer on top of radish, close the tinfoil making a sealed package.The tinfoil package should be relatively flat not too thick)
Place the tinfoil package on the grill, (10 min or less) do not need to turn over, if you are bbq/grilling meat, can move the radish to top shelve of grill for the rest of the time it takes to cook the meat.
Open tinfoil and serve. ( onions will be steamed, spice/onion flavor will infuse the radish)
Variations: Using crushed Chili peppers/chili powder will compliment/enhance radish taste. ( If you like hot)
Can wash the radish greens (tops) cut in half, lay on top of the first onion layer with the radish and prepare as directed above using a bit more spice on the greens before placing onion layer on top. The greens will steam cook within the tinfoil.
Zucchini Bread (low fat/salt)
1 cup oats
1/2 c plain no fat yogurt
2 c zucchini (shredded)
1 egg ( or egg substitute)
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
2 c flour
1/4 c vegetable oil/ or oil of your choice, not olive
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
baking soda
c walnuts/ raisins (optional)
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp sugar if desired
Mix yogurt, oil, egg, applesauce together with a Wisk, add walnuts/raisins
then baking soda, powder and salt with cinnamon and nutmeg, one tbsp sugar if desired, Wisk together
add oatmeal, stir, then zucchini stir, then two cups flour mix all together, batter will be heavy, if flour hard to mix in add small amount of water, tbsp perhaps.
Bake in a greased bread pan, for 30 -40 min at 350. Check center of bread if moist bake longer checking every 5 min or so until done.
I have also baked this in a square pan (9 x12)
Note that the baked cake with be moist.
Freezes well.
Can garnish with fresh fruit and serve.
Object of recipe is to be a low fat/salt, moderately sugar free, nutrious with flavour.

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