Dispatch From Our Kitchen to Yours: Zucchini Bread

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
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Category:
Food

As we explore stories of the past, we’re looking through recipes of kitchen favorites that were featured in old newsletters. This one was from December 9, 2010, and represents perhaps the singularly most egregious change Esalen has made according to guest feedback: Moving the bread bar location! (Just so you know, we do hear you, but we keep the bread bar close to the kitchen so we can always make sure it’s spotless and replenished with fresh and hearty loaves.) Check out this delicious veggie-infused carb!


Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves

Vegetarian Version

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Divide into two oiled loaf pans and bake for approximately one hour at 325°F. Skewer should come out clean when done.

Vegan Version

  • 2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl, then follow the directions in the vegetarian version above.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



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Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Image generated with Midjourney
Dispatch From Our Kitchen to Yours: Zucchini Bread
Category:
Food

As we explore stories of the past, we’re looking through recipes of kitchen favorites that were featured in old newsletters. This one was from December 9, 2010, and represents perhaps the singularly most egregious change Esalen has made according to guest feedback: Moving the bread bar location! (Just so you know, we do hear you, but we keep the bread bar close to the kitchen so we can always make sure it’s spotless and replenished with fresh and hearty loaves.) Check out this delicious veggie-infused carb!


Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves

Vegetarian Version

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Divide into two oiled loaf pans and bake for approximately one hour at 325°F. Skewer should come out clean when done.

Vegan Version

  • 2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl, then follow the directions in the vegetarian version above.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Dispatch From Our Kitchen to Yours: Zucchini Bread

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Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Image generated with Midjourney
Category:
Food

As we explore stories of the past, we’re looking through recipes of kitchen favorites that were featured in old newsletters. This one was from December 9, 2010, and represents perhaps the singularly most egregious change Esalen has made according to guest feedback: Moving the bread bar location! (Just so you know, we do hear you, but we keep the bread bar close to the kitchen so we can always make sure it’s spotless and replenished with fresh and hearty loaves.) Check out this delicious veggie-infused carb!


Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves

Vegetarian Version

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Divide into two oiled loaf pans and bake for approximately one hour at 325°F. Skewer should come out clean when done.

Vegan Version

  • 2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl, then follow the directions in the vegetarian version above.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

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Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Image generated with Midjourney
Dispatch From Our Kitchen to Yours: Zucchini Bread
Category:
Food

As we explore stories of the past, we’re looking through recipes of kitchen favorites that were featured in old newsletters. This one was from December 9, 2010, and represents perhaps the singularly most egregious change Esalen has made according to guest feedback: Moving the bread bar location! (Just so you know, we do hear you, but we keep the bread bar close to the kitchen so we can always make sure it’s spotless and replenished with fresh and hearty loaves.) Check out this delicious veggie-infused carb!


Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves

Vegetarian Version

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Divide into two oiled loaf pans and bake for approximately one hour at 325°F. Skewer should come out clean when done.

Vegan Version

  • 2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl, then follow the directions in the vegetarian version above.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Dispatch From Our Kitchen to Yours: Zucchini Bread

About

Esalen Team

< Back to all articles

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Image generated with Midjourney
Category:
Food

As we explore stories of the past, we’re looking through recipes of kitchen favorites that were featured in old newsletters. This one was from December 9, 2010, and represents perhaps the singularly most egregious change Esalen has made according to guest feedback: Moving the bread bar location! (Just so you know, we do hear you, but we keep the bread bar close to the kitchen so we can always make sure it’s spotless and replenished with fresh and hearty loaves.) Check out this delicious veggie-infused carb!


Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves

Vegetarian Version

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until incorporated. Divide into two oiled loaf pans and bake for approximately one hour at 325°F. Skewer should come out clean when done.

Vegan Version

  • 2 cups rice bran oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup walnuts

Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl, then follow the directions in the vegetarian version above.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team