Z is for Zucchini! The last of the vegetable alphabet, Zucchini is a veggie that's in the same family as pumpkins! Zucchinis are technically fruits because they grow from a small yellow flower. Zucchini's a great sources of vitamin C and can be used in just about any dish, such as Zucchini Sushi!Zucchini Sushi is a new take on an old favorite that's easy to make and even easier to eat! It's the perfect dish for a snack, a party, or for a fun and creative afternoon savory treat! Don't worry about the raw fish in this kind of sushi, we used canned tuna.
Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? The world may never know, but we sure know that they taste delicious. Tomatoes are an excellent source of nutrients, including vitamins A and C, calcium, and potassium. There are over 7,500 varieties and they come in colors from all across the rainbow. Tomatoes are seen in many different cuisines from all around the world, especially in Italian food like sauces for pasta and pizza. There are so many ways to them, but have you ever thought of making stuffed tomatoes?
This week is brought to you by the letter X and the very unique Ximenia Fruit! It’s one of the very few foods that start with the letter X, so we decided to do some investigating to find out more about this e-X-tremely interesting fruit!
This fruit has many nicknames!
Ximenia americana is the botanical name of the fruit and it goes by many nicknames: American plum, blue sour plum, monkey plum, mountain plum, seaside plum, Spanish plum, wild plum, hog plum, and yellow plum.
It’s found in lots of different places
You can find ximenia fruits in tropical places, specifically Asia, South America, and Africa. You can also find it in Florida!
You can eat it in many different forms
Like lots of other fruits, this one can be made into a juice, jelly, or jam. Some parts of the world even use the flower petals in soups!
The taste is out of this world
Ximenia fruits have a unique flavor. Depending on the fruit, the flavor can range from a bitter almond-like flavor to very sweet. It has a sticky texture, but the flowers can have an intense lilac smell!
You can’t buy these in stores just yet, at least not in the United States. So you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled when out in the wild!
Shout out to Eat the Weeds for harvesting all these great facts!
Y is for Yogurt! Yogurt is a healthy food that can be used in a lot of different dishes such as Yogurt Ranch Dip.Yogurt Ranch Dip is an easy to make dish that can be served for an after school snack or at a party! The best part about this recipe is that all the ingredients are simple so even picky eaters will love Yogurt Ranch Dip!
Vanilla Mashed Potatoes may sound strange at first but don’t worry, it’s still as savory and delicious as regular mashed potatoes. Vanilla Bean Mashed Potatoes can be a tasty side dish or a main course and because both Potatoes and Vanilla Beans are so popular, they can be enjoyed all year!