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Simple Braised Zucchini Recipe

Simple Braised Zucchini Recipe

Helen and Scott Nearing literally wrote the book on the joys of living simply, and this gem of a squash dish has all the flavors and virtues of their sustainable lifestyle. It is a delectable tribute to them and their way of cooking fresh, seasonal food both simply and deliciously.

You’ll love the no-measurements-needed ease of this fun and tasty recipe!

1. Cut scrubbed zucchini or summer squash into 2-inch chunks.

2. Saute a few onions in oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet.

3. Add squash, a couple of cut-up tomatoes, and a handful of chopped fresh parsley.

4. Simmer uncovered for half an hour.

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Inspired by Simple Food for the Good Life, by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1980).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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4:58AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Thank you

10:32AM PDT on Jun 23, 2012


5:15PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Thanks for this recipe. Love it.

1:04PM PDT on May 2, 2011

Noted with interest.

8:58PM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

Sounds good! I will have to try this recipe!

4:00PM PDT on Apr 9, 2010

Lovely, thanks; we grow our own zucchini in the summer, so it´s always great to get new ideas and recipes!

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