astellar zucchini california latkes + maple apple compote


astellar zucchini california latkes
feeds 2 – 4

in a medium bowl:

2 zucchinis finely grated ( I used a box grater)
1/4 yellow onion finely diced
2 stalks of green onion diced
1 egg
1/2 cup half and half or milk
1/4 cup flour
pinch of s + p
fresh herbs – dill . thyme .
cover and let rest for 20 min to let zuc’s absorb huevo mixture.

while you wait you can make your:

maple apple compote

in a small bowl:
peel and dice 2 granny smith apples
(i like this variety because they are tart!)
1/4 finely diced yellow onion
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp brown sugar

2 pats of unsalted butter in a hot pan

add apple mixture
cook till sugar dissolves
3 min

now back to your zucchini cakes…

I cook these on my all clad nonstick pan.
medium heat.

spoon zucchini mixture onto hot pan (like potato pancakes)
2 min
cook 2 more minutes

(finish in warm oven if need be)

serve with maple apple compote

if you like:
and a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche.
garnish with fresh dill in cream.

bon appetit.


astellar oatmeal bar = heart healthy way to start the day


astellar oatmeal bar

This is my husband’s breakfast  setup. Great way to stay full until your next meal!

Here we have:

gluten free steel cut oats +organic  bananas + blueberries + blackberries + sliced almonds + cranberries + chia seeds + shredded unsweetened coconut + califia farms unsweetened almond milk.

2014 = astellar master of health + balance

This year will be all about mastering health and balance. I want my husband to live forever and that starts with breakfast. Here we have gluten free oatmeal + fresh blackberries + shaved coconut + lupita’s local honey + toasted pecans + raisins + almond milk + fresh squeezed oj.