Chocolate Espresso Zucchini Cookies

I'm in Love.. with these cookies and my new nephew :)

Thursday afternoon Mom and I went to visit my Sister in Law and my handsome new nephew Brendan :) We hung out for a bit at the house, then went to Derby St. Shoppes for lunch and some shopping. Despite it being a little chilly, we had a good time.

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Mom, Erin and Brendan shopping
Brendan and I

We grabbed lunch at B.good before our shopping adventure. I've always wondered what they had there, and now I'm a huge fan! It was amazing :) I got the "The Local" Chicken Sandwich with sweet potato fries of course. Oh man- it was good. The fries were a little soggy, but the sandwich made up for it. Looking forward to trying one of their smoothies, and kale bowls next!

b.good
b.good

Thursday Night I stayed at the Cape with Mom and then headed back yesterday afternoon. When I got home I immediately had the urge to bake. I looked in the fridge and saw a zucchini, just sitting there, waiting to be eaten... OR mixed into a chocolatey concoction and baked into a batch of cookies ;) 

chocolate espresso cookie

Chocolate Espresso Zucchini Cookies:

Makes approx. 14 cookies. Bake @ 350 for 15-20min.
  • 2 C. Almond Meal
  • 3/4 t. baking soda
  • 3 t. Coconut Sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 T. Cocoa Powder
  • 1 small-ish zucchini (shredded and squeezed of excess liquid)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 T. light coconut milk
  • 3 T. coconut oil
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 T. chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix together egg, zucchini, milk, oil and vanilla.
  3. Add in Wet mixture to dry ingredients. (fold in chocolate chips here).
  4. Using two spoons, plop a good size amount onto a lined or greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake @ 350 for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy :)
chocolate zucchini cookie
chocolate espresso cookie

Happy Weekend gang! Hope you have something fun planned :) I'm off to work myself....

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The 45th Anniversary of Earth Day is today! It is celebrated every April 22, but some events take place on the weekends before or after the 22nd, and often last the whole week.

"It was created in the United States to increase public awareness of environmental problems and is now celebrated around the world. The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media.
As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values."

So what can I do and how will it impact our Earth?

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"So long as the human species inhabits the Earth, proper management of its resources will be the most fundamental issue we face. Our very survival will depend upon whether or not we are able to preserve, protect and defend our environment. We are not free to decide about whether or not our environment "matters." It does matter, apart from any political exigencies. We disregard the needs of our ecosystem at our mortal peril." -US. EPA

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