Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hide the Zucchini!

There are some Vegetables that my daughter will eat, and some that she just plain out refuses to eat. One of them being Zucchini; no matter how enticing I try to make it look, she pivots and runs the other direction... I can not for the life of me get her to eat it; that is until... last night! Okay, so I didn't exactly make it noticeable or have it in plain site in a dish that she would willingly eat it and love it, but the point is that she gobbled it up, and deep inside my loving motherly self, I was thinking "muhahaha got ya!" 

Here's how I hid the Zucchini; she requested to have Mac & Cheese for dinner and I obliged with a bit of a twist. I knew I couldn't just shred or chop up some Zucchini and add it in her Mac & Cheese... so I cheated *gasps* Yes, I pureed it and added it into my favorite Mac & Cheese recipe; then sprinkled it with some more cheese and baked it until the top was golden brown. It was oozing of gooey yummy cheesy goodness and not a site of Zucchini to be found; except in every bite but she didn't seem to notice or care. 

mission accomplished w/a bit of cheating =)

To celebrate my success, I decided to make this yummy peachy blueberry iced tea. Super simple and refreshing. Here's some simple ingredients and instructions .


1/2 -1lbs of fresh peaches pitted and sliced
1 cup of simple syrup 
5 tea bags of your choice 
Blueberries (optional)


Steep your tea bags for about 5 mins. then set aside to let it cool. Puree the peaches in a blender until smooth. Pour into a jar and add simple syrup and stir.
Once tea has cooled down, pour into the jar with your peach puree and stir. Add a few peach slices or chunks or just leave as is over ice and you're done!


If you like your tea sweeter or less sweet, you can always adjust the sugar/simple syrup. Feel free to add blueberries or anything else you like. Add a sprig of mint to make it more refreshing! Use honey, agave or other sweeteners in place of sugar. Sit back and enjoy a cup of this peachy blueberry iced tea!

What is one of your favorite Summer drinks?


  1. Looks so yummy dear!
    x the cookies

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

  2. Yum! You can't even tell there's zucchini in that mac & cheese. Good job! :) And my fav summer drink has been sweet tea or bubble tea. haha..

    xo - Sheila

    1. Thanks Sheila! I was kind of nervous, but it turned out great :)

      Yum bubble tea!


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