The Odd Dish Award

Posted byLori Posted onJuly 23, 2010 Comments12

Can’t say this dish is normal. It’s actually anything but. Regardless, I thought it was delicious.

This was also suppose to be Spicy Banana Balls, but I didn’t want to use any gluteny products (panko or white flour) and didn’t really want to fry them. Even through all my substitutions, they came out great! And really, they deserves the Odd Dish Award*.

SPICY BANANA ZUCCHINI BREAD (adapted from this recipe)


  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbs honey (or slightly less if you don’t want your bread too sweet)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp crushed chili pepper
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup chickpea flour (or more if required, or a flour of choice)
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • Splash of extra virgin olive oil (for moistness)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes or so to thicken. Pour all ingredients into a greased oven-safe pan and cook for 20 minutes or until done in the middle.

Now, I loved the curry and chili peppers in this dish. I loved how it was sweet and savory at the same time. And I really loved how it looked nothing like (and probably didn’t really taste close) to the original- which looked super crunch and delicious, but I guess most things do when fried.

Picture from the original recipe maker. Obviously, not at all like mine. There's are pretty.

And I really loved the salad I made with this dish. It honestly, was the best dressing I have made in a while (being that I was in a dressing rut). Simple, yet delicious.



  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (or much more if you’re like me)
  • 3-5 tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • Lots of butter lettuce (or your favorite)
  • Optional: Chopped fresh herb mixture chives, basil, oregano, etc.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, adding any and all vegetable that you wish.


*Odd Dish Award does not really exist, but if it did, what one of your recipes would win it???? (I knooooooow you have one!) And who knows, if I think your dish is the weirdest, you just may win a real award…

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  1. […] what we wanted to eat and came up with dinners for Sunday and Monday evening.  The muffins were Lori’s Spicy Banana zucchini Bread recipe that I intended to take to dinner with my cousin.  My mom brought us corn and heirloom […]

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  3. I love the sound of your bread!!! I’m so tempted to try a vegan version of it. Was also looking at your Alaska photos- amazing. What a beautiful wedding and environment x
    .-= Sarah (GF vegan)´s last blog ..Sunday’s here- and it’s almost sunny =-.

  4. lately i have really been loving the whole sweet/savory meals! this sounds perfect considering i love bananas & zucchinis!
    .-= The Rabbit Runner´s last blog ..Seriously =-.

  5. This dish does not look odd…it looks great! Sometimes making a mistake in a recipe or forgetting something actually makes an even better meal ; )

    Dressing sounds great! Simple, love that.
    .-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Freezer cookies and raspberry mint kombucha =-.

  6. Okay, now that IS odd 🙂

    After that award winner, I can hardly think of one of my own that would really even compare.
    .-= Alisa´s last blog ..Holy Crap- Insanity Works! My Fit Test Results … =-.

  7. i totally think you need to start an odd dish award and pass it around the blogs! i am fascinated by that recipe! i have all ingreidents on hand so perhaps i shall give it a whirl.

    have a lovely weekend!
    .-= kate´s last blog ..A Dinner Party! =-.

  8. The bread looks awesome! Kind of like cornbread minus the corn, with a banana to sweeten it instead of sugar. Looks like a good meal!
    .-= Ashlei´s last blog ..Breakfast- Go FIG-ure =-.

  9. I LOVE the new blog layout!!! The color, the header, everything. Love it.

    I love the sound of the sweet and spicy combo of that banana bread. On the ever-growing list of things to make…

    I think either my pinkj cookies or my sweet and savory pumpkin sauce are my weirdest. Or really any of the salad combos that I make. The one with turkey, beets, sauerkraut and mustard was one that even I was skeptical about, but turned into a favorite.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..I need a ticket to Inspiration Station =-.

  10. my popcorn combos….nooch, chocolate, coconut oil, cinnamon, stevia…all in one!

    the bread looks really interesting and spongey and yummy!!!!

    .-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..Give Away for Ani Phyos Raw Food Essentials Cook Book! =-.

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