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Strawberry Zucchini Bread

Strawberry Zucchini Bread

Yields: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 c brown sugar plus a little for the top
  • 1/2 c canola oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 medium zucchini (about 2 cups shredded)
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries (about 2 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 c walnuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease loaf pan well.
  2. Whisk the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.  If using walnuts, add them as well.
  3. Combine the sugar and oil in a separate bowl then add the shredded zucchini and strawberry chunks.  Mix together until the wet ingredients get a little juicy then add the apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add the wet mixture into the dry and mix until everything is incorporated.  Pour into the greased loaf pan.  Sprinkle the top of the batter with about a tablespoon of brown sugar.
  5. Cook 55-60 minutes until the top is dark brown and a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in the pan for a few minutes then remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

**Cooking time may vary depending on your oven.

Recipes Using Canned and Boxed Foods

Recipes Using Canned and Boxed Foods

Being quarantined means less trips the stores and using what you have on hand to prepare meals.  With using many items you have in your pantry and a limited number of fresh ingredients, you can make delicious meals ranging from chili, fried rice, soups, pastas and much more.  Creativity can be your best friend in times like this so try one of these pantry dinners or create your own!

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Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Yields: 4 Servings                                        Prep Time: 5 Minutes                                         Total Time:  25 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 4 Boneless Pork Loin Chops
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Medium Tart Apples, Thinly Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Pecans

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add the pork chops and cook 4-5 minutes on each until a meat thermometer reads 145°.  While pork chops are cooking, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Remove pork chops from skillet and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining butter, apples, pecans and seasoning mixture to the skillet.  Cook and stir often until apples are tender.  Serve apples and pecans with pork chops.

 

Texas Chili

Texas Chili

Yields:  6 Servings                                                  Prep Time:  10 Minutes                                  Total Time:  40 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 2 Lbs 90%-10% Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne (Optional)
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Granulated Onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 C Red Wine
  • 1 28-oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 C Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • Toppings:  Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream, Sliced Green Onions, Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet on medium high heat, heat the olive oil and add the onions.  Cook for 4-6 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the ground beef and seasonings, breaking into small crumbles as it cooks and stirring to combine.
  3. Cook the meat until well-browned, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock and red wine and combine.
  5. Cover and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  6. Serve with toppings of your choice.