Mozzarella Tomato Spears @thewildharvest

Ingredients:
4 large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup basil, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup mozzarella
1 cup parmesan

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Spread out the tomato slices on the baking sheet. Top each slice with cheese, basil, and drizzle with olive oil.
4. Bake for 10 min or until cheese is melted.
5. Turn off the oven and turn on the broiler, broil for 2-3 min.
6. Enjoy!

**Also try this on a grill, line the grill rack with foil.

Squash Casserole @thewildharvest

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup water
2 cups squash, sliced (zucchini, yellow, or both)
1 cup string beans, chopped
1 white onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
1 cup milk (any kind)
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups bread crumbs (I shredded Ezekiel bread)
1 cup cheddar cheese (I used a dairy free brand)

Directions:
1. Heat oil in a skillet.
2. Add chopped onions and garlic, cook until transparent.
3. Add sliced squash and beans, pour in water, cover, and steam for about 5 min or until squash is soft.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
5. In a medium bowl, mix bread crumb and cheese together.
6. Separate half of the bread mixture into a smaller bowl.
7. Add beaten eggs and milk to the larger bowl with bread mixture, mix well.
8. Pour the squash into a 9" by 13” baking dish, stir in egg mixture, then top with the remaining bread crumbs and cheese. Salt and pepper well.
9. Bake for 25 min.

Zucchini Fritters @thewildharvest

Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 lb of yellow squash, unpeeled
1/2 medium onion
1 large egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp butter (for frying)

Directions:

1. Shred the squash and squeeze out the extra moisture.
2. Finely chop the onion, set aside.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
4. In a bowl beat the egg with the salt, pepper, , and garlic powder. Add in the squash and onion.
5. Add half the butter to the warmed skillet and spoon in the fritter mixture. About a 1/4 cup measurement.
6. Fry on each side for about 4-5 min.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread @thewildharvest

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup cacao powder (cacao not cocoa)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease a loaf pan
3. Grate zucchini, squeeze with a paper towel and set in a colander to drain the excess.
4. Mix together flour, cacao, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
5. In a separate bowl beat the egg and sugar until smooth. Add in the melted butter and vanilla, beat until smooth and well mixed.
6. Add the shredded zucchini into the wet ingredients, then pour the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix well.
7. Fold in about half of the chocolate chips.
8. Pour mixture into loaf pan then top with remaining chocolate chips.
9. Bake for 1 hour or until done. Check by inserting a skewer in the center and making sure it comes out clean.

Cucumber Sandwich @thewildharvest

Ingredients: 4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp dill
Zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
6 slices of 100% whole wheat bread or ezekial bread
1/2 a cucumber, sliced thinly
Unsalted grass fed butter for spreading on bread

Instructions: Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread.
In a bowl mix cream cheese, lemon juice, zest, dill, salt, and pepper.
Spread mixture onto the other side of each slice of bread.
Add cucumber slices onion of cream cheese.
Put sandwich onto skillet butter side down, cook for about 2-3 min. Flip and cook for another 2-3 min. Until each side is lightly toasted.
Enjoy!