Recipies

Summer Squash Fritters

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  • 1 large summer squash, grated
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 egg OR 3 tbs soaked flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Oil for frying
  1. Place grated squash in a cheesecloth and squeeze until no more water runs out. You should have about 3/4 of a cup of squash left.
  2. Pour oil (about 1-2 tbs) into a pan and bring to medium heat.
  3. While oil is heating, combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of squash mixture, and drop into the pan. Flatten it gently with a spatula if needed.
  5. Cook 3-4 minutes, than flip with a spatula, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat when the fritter is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Repeat until you have used up your squash mixture.
  8. Serve hot.
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Clothing Recycling

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We can’t hang onto our clothes forever. Whether we wear them out, need a different size, or have changed our style, we inevitably end up discarding some of our clothes.

But it doesn’t have to be inevitable that those clothes end up in a landfill. Here are some ideas for how to get rid of your old clothes in an environmentally responsible way:

  1. Sell them. If your used clothes are in good condition, you can sell them online (using something like Craigslist or OfferUp) or bring them to a local consignment shop.
  2. Donate them. Lightly used clothes can also help people in need. Bring them directly to a local homeless shelter, give them to a person you know, or take them to a local secondhand store that donates the proceeds to charity.
  3. Upcycle them. HERE is a list of easy and useful crafts you can make with your old t-shirts, and HERE are some you can make with your old jeans. Just google ‘craft tutorial + old [clothing item]’ for even more ideas.
  4. Recycle them. Use Earth 911’s location finder HERE to get to your nearest clothing dropoff, or go to the American Textile Recycling Service HERE to find a bin (or even host a bin on your property if you’re able!).
Recipies

Colorful Spring Rolls

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Rolls

  • 8 spring roll wrappers
  • 2 cups cooked rice vermicelli
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • 1 small watermelon radish, grated
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded

Dipping Sauce

  • 4 tbs peanut butter
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or agave nectar (optional)
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  1. Dip a spring roll wrapper in warm water until soft, and place gently on wax paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Place about 1/4 cup of rice noodles in the center of the wrapper, and arrange into a rectangle.
  3. Place 1/8 of each of your vegetables onto the noodles.
  4. Roll the spring roll wrapper over the filling to form a long tube. Fold the ends under.
  5. Repeat until you have used all your spring roll wrappers. Place rolls in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  6. Microwave peanut butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute, or until melted.
  7. Whisk in soy sauce, lime juice, water, maple syrup, and Sriracha. Continue whisking until smooth.

 

 

 

Recipies

Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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  • 1 medium zucchini, finely grated (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 5 tbs vegetable oil
  • 6 tbs flax seeds, soaked
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbs cassava flour OR cornstarch
  • 4 tbs powdered baking chocolate
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325F/165C
  2. Place flour, cornstarch, chocolate powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until blended.
  3. In a blender, add zucchini, lemon juice, oil, and flax.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour zucchini puree into the dry ingredients, and mix until all the dry spots are gone.
  6. Pour batter into a loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Serve with your favorite nice cream.