An Ecuatoriano stood in my kitchen and asked what Stevia is. “Oh, it’s plant from Ecuador. It’s actually green, like this.” I showed him my ground-up plant. “It’s a sweetener. You buy the plant for a dollar and then grind it up in your blender, to use in your cookies, etc…” He said, “Ah! instead of sugar!” “Exactamente.”
Chocolate almond butter (see recipe this blog)
1 c. zucchini, shredded then squeezed
2 large eggs
2 T. pure maple or coconut syrup
1 T. vanilla or pinch vanilla powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp.apple cider vinegar
½ tsp. baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F
Combine hazelnut butter, eggs, syrup, vanilla, ginger and sea salt until smooth.
Add baking soda and ACV, mix.
Add shredded zucchini.
Scoop into greased loaf pan, bake for 35-50 minutes (for one large loaf pan) or 24-28 minutes (for 2 small loaf pans). It’s done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool for several minutes, then enjoy.
Word of the Day – Ecuatoriano – Ecuadorian
Tip of the Day – Buy this plant for a dollsr, or maybe it’s two now, from the guy who stands on the corner, across from the Sunday market. He owns a nursery and brings a selection of his plants in every week. He will bring you what you want, if he has it!
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