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Waste Not, Want Not (or if in doubt throw it in) 
Jul. 18, 2012 11:36 am 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2012 11:43 pm
I had some zucchini that was kinda soft, some carrots that were starting to look pale and a very ripe pineapple.  I canoodled around on AR and came up with the Zucchini Pineapple Muffin recipe.  I made a variation of the recipe trying to use up all my on the edge stuff in the refrigerator, not necessarily in the exact amounts called for and I added shredded carrots and coconut.  Boy were they good.  They are sweet, soft and tender but somehow you feel some virtue eating them knowing they are full of veggies.  I blogged about this because I did not want to review/rate  the recipe after changing half the ingredients, we all know how annoying that is! 
p.s.  Secondhand benefit -- it inspired me to clean out the refrigerator and wash out all the crispers. 
Jul. 18, 2012 12:14 pm
I love when I can use something up rather than throw it out! Those muffins sound delicious!
Jul. 18, 2012 1:21 pm
That sounds wonderful!!! I'm glad you put the post here. BTW.. I made those wraps last night to the T of the recipe and they were wonderful. That meat mixture is sensational. I used fresh ginger- never even heard of pickled. I don't even know if you can get it here!
Jul. 18, 2012 1:29 pm
LOLOL! It is so nice to hear of successes in the kitchen when using leftovers or just cleaning out the fridge. My guys can't eat leftovers or stews or soups. My Mom always hid things in soups. Last night I hid cauliflower in their mashed potatoes. They never knew but your muffins sound much better!
Jul. 18, 2012 3:12 pm
I don't think they would have a clue that these were veggie muffins except occasionally a green fleck of the zucchini sits on top of the muffin,they are very sweet and taste like a dessert. If you try it let me know how it goes.
Jul. 18, 2012 5:47 pm
First off... I'm so stealing the term " Canoodled"... and second I rarely throw anything out! When I do.. it usually is zucchinni or squash! What is up with that? Now I got a go to! Thanks CG!
Jul. 18, 2012 6:55 pm
zucchini and butter. Pineapple Not my favorite fruit, If I was going to make anything with it It Would be a Pineapple Upside down cake. The Carrots In Stir Fry.
Jul. 19, 2012 7:47 am
terry, zucchini cakes (like potato cakes) are good too,fry em up an sprinkle with parmesan. Glad you like Canoodle, it really does describe the action doesn't it. Good to hear from you.
Jul. 19, 2012 10:47 am
Good for you Covergirl! I also hate throwing food away (we don't have any critters aside from 3 canaries) and I also try to get creative with those few orphan veggies and any left overs. Sounds delish - and Terry, you are very right about "canoodled" - great term! I am also a big proponent of what I like to call "the hidden veggies" in preparing meals for kids. Now my girls are older but in pre and primary school we had veggie issues. If it was green I told them it was mint, if it was orange I told them it was an orange. I thought it was so funny that fruit was not subject to the same discrimination as any unfortunate plant singled out as a "vegetable".
Jul. 19, 2012 1:13 pm
My grands are also highly suspicious of fruits. Good news is the veggies they like, they crave and fill up on. Sometimes I have to remind them to eat their meat or starch etc. They esp. like raw veggies with dip, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, pickles, olives. So I put them out with most every meal.
Jul. 19, 2012 1:29 pm
I just published a new blog today "Thank you to AR" sort of a continuation of this one and then some. Check it out.
Jul. 20, 2012 11:43 pm
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