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  • Stir It Up! Chocolate zucchini cake

    For those of you fortunate to be near a farmers’ market, or even better with an overflowing garden of your own, use up the abundance of zucchini with this decadent chocolate zucchini cake.

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August 29, 2014

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  • Stir It Up! Zucchini hummus

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