September 1, 2011

Healing Foods event round-up: Zucchini and summer squash

Thank you to everyone who submitted their recipes to August's Healing Foods event which featured zucchini and summer squash. I chose zucchini for my August guest host spot. Zucchini is very abundant right now as we are right in the height of summer and zucchini production in my area. Did you know that zucchini has many health benefits? Zucchini, and all summer squash, are great sources of magnesium, vitamin C, zinc, and other antioxidants. Summer squash are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, blood sugar regulation, and other healthful properties.

Thanks to Siri, the creator of this event, we have a couple of give-a-ways. The lucky winners of the event were chosen at random. The first winner is tigerfish of An Escape to Food who made zucchini wrapped quinoa sushi. The second is Janet from the Taste Space who made a wheat berry salad with pomegranate roasted vegetables. You will be contacted shortly so you can receive your lovely new cookbook.

Now, here is the round-up of recipes in the order they were received.

From Vardhini of Zesty Palate: Zucchini Mor Kuzhambu (Zucchini in Yogurt Gravy) 
A dish full of warm spices that looks delicious.

From Kalinda of Wheat-Free Meat Free: Zucchini with White Beans and Sage
A nice combination of zucchini and beans with a fresh herb.

From tigerfish of An Escape to Food: Zucchini Wrapped Quinoa "Sushi"
A creative and pretty treat!

From Janet of The Taste Space: Wheat Berry Salad with Pomegranate Roasted Vegetables
A colorful salad full of vegetables.

Also from Janet: Grilled Eggplant and Mango Noodle Salad with Sweet Chili Dressing
A dish with noodles made from zucchini!

From Denny of Oh Taste and See: Crunchy Rosti Style Zucchini Potato Pancakes
These looks crispy and delicious!

From Sukanya of saffronsteaks: Zucchini Fritters
These looks like a tasty way to use up some of your zucchini!

From Usha of My Spicy Kitchen: Zucchini Rice
A rice dish that incorporates a lot of shredded zucchini.

Lastly, is my submission of Zucchini Pancakes
A sweet way to use up some of your zucchini.

Thanks again to everyone who submitted their recipes and to Siri for this great event. I hope you all found some new ways to incorporate zucchini and summer squash into your meals this summer so you can enjoy their taste and health benefits.


  1. I love how versatile zucchini can be. What a wonderful collection of zucchini recipes. :)

    Thanks again for hosting!

  2. Wow, these all look great! Nice to see such creative ways of using zucchini

  3. Hey Amy,

    One note, the link for my recipe actually points to the post above it. But otherwise a great looking roundup. Thanks for hosting. :)

  4. Thanks, everyone. Kalinda - sorry about that, it should be fixed now.


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