Lime Shrimp Skillet with Zucchini

Lime Shrimp Skillet Dinner with Zucchini

If you have been following the blog for a while, you already know that Cilantro Lime Shrimp is one of our favorites! It’s easy to prepare and cooks up very quickly. I decided to upsize it with a larger cast-iron skillet or sheet pan and add zucchini!

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Copycat J Alexanders Carrot Cake Recipe

Frosted individually plated warm carrot cake

Copycat J. Alexander’s Carrot Cake Recipe (With optional zucchini and Greek yogurt – reduced sugar!)

If you are looking for a copycat version for J. Alexander’s Carrot Cake or you are looking to use up the last zucchini from the garden this Copycat J Alexanders Cake Recipe is it! It has less sugar than most recipe versions I’ve found online, and I add shredded zucchini and Greek yogurt!

Copycat J Alexander’s Carrot Cake with Zucchini

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About 2 years ago my sister-in-law introduced me to the carrot cake at J. Alexander’s. I NEVER order carrot cake. Why? Because there is no chocolate in it of course and it usually just tastes like cloves to me. But, I wanted to be polite, and my SIL never steers me wrong, so I tried a bite. WOW, it’s like no other cake I have ever tried. I knew I had to come up with a Copycat J Alexanders Cake.

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Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Vegetable and Egg Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice Recipe |It’s a great recipe to use up all that fresh produce!

Are you looking for another recipe to use up all the produce from the garden or the vegetable drawer? (While it lasts?) Well, this easy fried rice recipe is great for weeknight cooking AND using up produce before it spoils! I’m no nutritionist, but this recipe also has to be healthier than takeout!

Easy Fried Rice

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Secret Ingredient Grilled Zucchini

Grilled garden eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini layered for a no noodle lasagna

Hello Fellow Veggie Lovers! Looking for a New Idea for Using up all Those Zucchinis & Eggplants!? No recipe needed for this super secret ingredient grilled zucchini!

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Banana Zucchini Date Bread and a Big Smile

I’ve been baking banana zucchini bread, refreshing my email, waiting for a reply from a dear long-distance friend that I hadn’t heard from in a while. Now that I have a reply I have a smile on my face as big and warm as the cinnamon banana scent that’s filling the house!

I was inspired by Sunny Anderson’s Secret Banana Walnut Bread.

I followed her recipe except for a few additions and subtractions. I had some julienned zucchini for zoodles that needed to be used up. I chopped them up and added some, and I minced up some dates that were hanging out in the fridge.

I reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup, added 1/3 cup minced dates, 1/2 cup raw zucchini, added 1/2 tsp vanilla and added 1/4 tsp cinnamon.

I’ve been referring to it as “Sunny Anderson’s Weird-ass Banana Bread” due to the Worcestershire sauce. It’s actually very moist and light, not too sweet and full of banana goodness!

Zucchini Banana Date Bread

I’ll definitely make this again!

Zucchini Date Banana Bread

Have you tried making Sunny’s banana bread yet? I’m giving it five stars!