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The Art of Japanese Cuisine
Saturday, Sept. 5
10 – 12:30pm



Preventing and Reversing
Wednesday, Sept. 2
6:30 – 8:30pm


Asian Street Food

Thursday, September 3
6:30– 8:30pm

Demo Center

Anyone who grows zucchini knows what a prolific plant it is. Bountiful zucchini harvests have inspired one of our favorite holidays — ‘National Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day’ — observed on the eighth of August every year. Whether you grow it or not, you can honor its abundance and celebrate the holiday by enjoying some in your own kitchen and sharing it with a friend or neighbor.

Summer squash are nutritionally packed with health benefits that help us through the hot summer weather. They are great sources of potassium — a vital mineral — which we lose when we perspire. They also have good amounts of vitamins A and C, and they are rich in cancer-fighting carotenes.

So good Grilled!

Zucchini is delicious simply grilled. Halve smaller zucchini lengthwise; slice larger squash into ¼-½-inch thick planks. Brush with oil and dried Italian seasoning or your favorite vinaigrette and place over a medium-hot grill. Cook until tender and grill-marked, 4-5 minutes per side.

As these recipes attest, this versatile cucurbit works well in all kinds of dishes — savory or sweet!

Marinated Squash Ribbon Salad

Raw Zucchini Spring Rolls

Sautéed Summer Squash

Greek Zucchini, Mint, and Feta Salad


Chocolate Zucchini Bread



Green Salad with Apples & Sunflower Seeds

Barley Salad with Parsley and Walnuts

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Middle Eastern Chickpea Burgers

Extra Easy Hummus

Hummus Tofu Wrap

Sautéed Chickpeas with Broccoli over Brown Rice

Vegetarian Bean & Barley Soup

Lemon Baked Tofu

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Lemon and Garlic

The Co-op Community Kitchen Program partners with community organizations serving low-income populations to provide free experiential nutrition & cooking education classes focused on how to eat healthy and prepare delicious meals on a limited income. Learn more about this program and how to get involved or sponsor classes in the community here on the co-op site.

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