Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mostly Zucchini Sauce – Vegan Month of Food

Poesy and Plate
Vegan Month of Food  2014
(check out the hundreds of VeganMoFo blogs HERE)
My goal: cook and blog about vegan food 20 times
  during the month of September. 

My theme: words and food

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

George Washington 

The last time I was at Mt. Vernon, it was under a huge
renovation. Did you know that the exterior
is actually wood, which has been carved to
resemble brick? 

Harmony in all things. Wouldn’t that be a dream come true?  Washington spoke these words in his farewell address in 1796 and I believe his words still ring true today.  We actually could use a lot more harmony between the nations. I can’t stand to turn on the TV for fear I will see what the ravages of dis-harmony are doing to our earth and her people.

In the same address, President Washington warns against the party system, saying that it ‘agitates the community with ill-fouled jealousies and false alarms.’  Don’t even get me started. Why didn’t we heed his advice and just live in ‘good faith and justice’ toward all?

Whatever. The world’s a mess and it was a mess in Washington’s time too.

We *can* find harmony in lots of small places though and that is very satisfying. Let’s start in our own backyard gardens. I am talking about the harmony between a zucchini and a tomato.

Mostly Zucchini Sauce calls for a huge amount of zucchinis compared to a few tomatoes. Simply use a huge amount of minced garlic and a huge amount of hot red pepper flakes. Cook it all down to a mush and put it in the blender or food processor. Salt and pepper if you must. 

You might notice in the photo that the final color of the sauce was an unappetizing brown, but I’m telling you it tastes great! I will not hide this sauce in a lasagna or a casserole! I will pour it over pasta with great pride!

I usually freeze my sauces in portion size baggies, laying on a baking sheet. When they are solid, I slide the baggies into huge freezer bags. Never fails.

No mess. No waste.


  1. Good way to use up those zucchinis! Great tip on freezing too! We've only just got our freezer - 12 years without - how on earth did I cope?!!!

    1. There are times when my freezer is pretty empty, but during August and September, I really fill it up!

  2. mostly zucchini sauce actually sounds really delicious, I never would have thought of that. also, I LOVE your baggie-in-a-mug tip. I think this might change my life. I am always struggling to get stuff into my baggies. Thank you! I enjoyed your quote from Washington. Somehow I find it reassuring that that the world has always been a mess. It makes me think that our current mess is just the usual mess and life will go on.

    1. Thanks for the comment true, life will certainly go on! I'm glad you learned something from my post!

  3. Excellent quote. Looks so healthy! I too appreciate your baggie in a mug tip! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love it and made entirely of veggies, awesome!


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