Chocolate zucchini slice

One of my favourite ‘foodie’ websites is Fraiche Nutrition. Tori has some beautiful recipes, and all the ones i have tried so far have turned out brilliantly!

I made this loaf a few weeks ago and it was seriously delicious. The added zucchini doesn’t make it feel so unhealthy….at least it has a small vegetable content!

The first time i made this loaf, i was unable to find hemp seeds so i omitted them and it was still great. Second time i cooked i added the hemp seeds….so totally up to you! Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 packed cups grated zucchini (don’t peel it)
  • 2/3 cup dark mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven at 180c.
  2. Grease two loaf tins and line with parchment paper. Alternately you can flour them after greasing to prevent the cake from sticking.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flours, hemp seeds, walnuts, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. Add the oil, vanilla and zucchini. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated: fold in the chocolate chips. Stir just until combined, and divide between the loaf pans.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the tops are cracked a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle. Makes 2 loafs.

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A visit to the market

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Ive decided to do a mid week post to share some of my photos from a trip to the market yesterday!

One thing i love about Zurich is the fresh farmers markets. They happen every Tuesday and Friday from 6-11am. Local farmers come into the city with all their produce….some of its organic which i love!! You can buy cheese, free range eggs, bread, cut flowers and potted plants and of course plenty of fruit and vegetables.

I try to buy Swiss produce as often as i can, so its great that this way i can do all my shopping in one place and i can also pick up some plants at the same time!

All images are taken on my iPhone.