Zucchini Slice

The inspiration for this recipe came from a cooking show i saw on tv, i don't watch tv very much at all and this show only reiterated that for me. they made zucchini slice, it was disgusting. they only used egg-whites (WHY?!), used cottage cheese instead of tasty or parmesan, and used the fattiest bacon i've ever seen. it looked hideous. just a pale, scrambled, jelly-like square that had been pulled out of the oven far too early. i really hope the camera crew weren't made to eat it. well, that and my nonno gave me a million zucchinis from his garden. and then my neighbour gave me a few kilos of silverbeet.

this zucchini slice is meat-free, FULL of vegetables, a source of protein (eggs), and a fabulous source of fibre (veg and wholemeal flour). it's absolutely freeze-able and i've found that if i pull it out of the freezer in the morning and pack it for work, it's perfectly thawed by lunch making it a great idea for kids and adults lunch-boxes.

don't stress to much about grating and crumbling and whisking - i just throw everything in a bowl, even the half-arsed grated zucchinis - i hate grating - mix it, pour it into a brownie tin (20x30cm roughly), bang it in the oven and hey presto, you've got a week's worth of lunches that don't resemble a pale, scrambled, jelly-like square!

Zucchini Slice

450g zucchini, grated
1 cob of corn, kernals removed
3 spring onions, sliced
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups of wholemeal self-raising flour
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
200g feta, crumbled
3 silverbeet leaves, finely sliced

Place everything into a mixing bowl and combine well
Pour into a brownie pan lined with baking paper and place into the oven
Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
Cool completely then cut and enjoy!