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Customer Diversity and Inclusion SurveyPiedmont Grocery is preparing to involve our staff and managers in a series of staff developments focused on diversity and inclusion in our store. We would appreciate your feedback on the attached survey. Your responses will help our consultants, the Sacred Arts & Read more…

Free Outdoor Films at BAMPFA in Berkeley

Image of the giant LED screen where they are showing Free Outdoor Films at BAMPFA in BerkeleyComplementing Indelible Moments in the Barbro Osher Theater, BAMPFA is partnering with the Downtown Berkeley Association to present free outdoor films at BAMPFA on the streets of Berkeley. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the huge outdoor LED screen on Addison and Oxford Streets Read more…

Califa Barista Blend Oat Milk

Image of an iced latte made with Califa Barista Blend Oat MilkAdd a little love to your latte.
Califa Barista Blend Oat Milk froths, foams, and steams perfectly, just like regular milk, for all your coffee creations. Or simply stir into hot or iced coffee. It blends beautifully without dairy, soy, or gluten. Just smooth and creamy plant-based goodness. Read more…

Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown

image of Nihonmachi Street Fair in JapantownIf you are looking for a great street fair infused with culture, next weekend the 2022 Nihonmachi Street Fair is happening in San Francisco’s Japantown. There will be performances, artisans, and lots of entertainment. You are encouraged to visit a local Japantown restaurant to enjoy a meal. Read more…

Zucchini with Chickpeas and Peanuts

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If you have a zucchini plant in your backyard, chances are you are running out of ideas for how to use your bounty. In my house, we are partial to this Zucchini Bread recipe from The New York Times. It’s ridiculously good. The problem is we can’t go around eating nothing but cake—much to the disappointment of our inner ten-year-old.

There are plenty of non-baked good ways of using your zucchini. You could spiral it and use it like pasta, or you could pickle it for a new twist on a summer favorite. Mediterranean cuisine is an excellent place to look for zucchini recipes. Yotam Ottolenghi has some really tasty ideas in his collection of books and/or online.

I found the recipe for Zucchini with Chickpeas and Peanuts on The New York Times website. I can’t quite call it Mediterranean cuisine—though the flavors and ingredients would suggest that it is.

I have modified it to my own tastes in that I like a little bit more cumin and I felt it needed a little garlic. Also, the original called for Sumac. I prefer to use Za’atar which has Sumac in it as well as other warming spices.

Zucchini with Chickpeas and Peanuts Recipe
Yields 4 servings
Adapted from The New York Times Cooking 
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