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Applesauce Zucchini Bread

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Over the summer I was on a real zucchini kick, and kept on trying out different zucchini bread recipes. I was specifically trying to tweak and perfect a recipe in which you substitute applesauce for some of the vegetable oil to essentially make a low fat zucchini bread. This is tricky to balance, because it also adds sugar. However, an added benefit is that it makes a wonderfully moist bread. After months of experimenting, I think I finally figured it out. I took a loaf to a baby birthday party last month, and it got rave reviews. Give it a try and let me know what you think!


***Yields 2 short loaves or 1 full loaf***

Low Fat Applesauce Zucchini Bread 
***Wet ingredients***
1 c Sugar
1 c Applesauce
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Lemon juice
1/2 c Vegetable Oil

***Spices***
(I recommend doing this to your own taste. I like a heavily spiced bread, so this is what I do.)
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cardamon
2 tsp Lemon zest
1 tsp Grated ginger
1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Baking po…

Best Music of 2018

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2018, whew. What a long, strange year it has been. I think for the county as a whole, many individual people, and definitely me. This was the hardest year of my life. It felt like everything went wrong, and no part of my life went untouched. I'll admit that ultimately impacted my listening, both in taste and time. Rather than catching up on dozens new releases every week, I found songs, albums and artists that spoke to me, and played them on repeat for hours. Having a soundtrack for you life, particularly when the journey gets tough is so essential.

Perhaps this change in listening explains why I chose to mix things up with my Best Music of the year list. Rather than the top 100 songs of year as I've done the past few years, I thought I try something new. Here's a playlist crafted with three songs from my top 10 albums of the year, plus my top 10 singles. It isn't in a ranked order. Rather, its crafted into a playlist that flows through different genres that I hope lis…

Best New Music of 2018 ...so far...

This year has been a little crazy. I've continued to be busy settling into my new job and my new home in Philly. It's been hard to keep up with my weekly listening of new music, but I do my best to keep up with it. It's important to keep your listening fresh, and stay open to new sounds. There's always something new to discover. Even only six months into the new year, it was hard to pick my top 100 songs of the year so far. I did a lot of listening and reviewing on a long road trip to Maine to get it done. Hope you enjoy and discover something new to love!

Top 100 Songs of 2018 ...so far...

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Amber Olivier - When It's Over
Anderson East - This Too Shall Last
Ashley Monroe - Hands On You
The Avener - Masters of War (rework of Bob Dylan)
Basa Basa - Homowo
BAUM - This Body
A Beacon School - Algernon
Benji Lewis - Deep Blue
Bishop Briggs - White Flag
Born Ruffians - Miss You
Brandi Carlile - The Mother
Breathe Carolina - DYSYLM (feat. Sunstars)
Brent Cobb - Kin…

Best New Music of 2017

This year was a whirlwind. I was unexpectedly offered a job on the other side of the country in January, and by February I had moved from Los Angeles back to Philly. It was a big step up in my career. It was also a move back towards my roots, which was a complicated mess of emotions. That said, I worked hard to keep up on my weekly new music playlists, even though I wasn't on the radio anymore. According to Spotify, I listened o 45,647 minutes, 3,854 different songs and 2,210 different artists. I hope those of you, who follow me on Spotify, enjoyed! It was certainly a year for great music. Of the thousands of different songs I listened to, I somehow managed to narrow it down to the 100 top tunes. Without further ado, here's my top musical highlights of 2017!

Top 100 Songs of 2017

PLAYLIST
alt-J - 3WW
Alvvays - In Undertow
Angel Olsen - Special
Argonaut & Wasp - Paradise
A R I Z O N A - Running
Atlas Wynd - Mona Lisa
The Barr Brothers - It Came to Me
Baths - Yeoman
Beck - Up…

Best New Music of 2016

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2016! What a year. Many have completely written the past 12 months off, and 2016 seems destined to go down in history as the most hated year of the 21st century. However, trials and tribulations tend to inspire great art, and I for one would much rather sing into the void at the top of my lungs and dance in the dark.

Though I also worried about the state of humanity this past year, I also spent a lot of time discovering amazing new tunes and sharing them with my friends on my weekly radio show, Sound Sounds. Thank you all dear listeners for streaming me on KXSC, my Facebook live sessions, and Mixcloud. Your joy at vibing off my vibes keeps me going!

It took well over a month for me to whittle down the thousands of tracks I listened to this past year, and the hundreds upon hundreds that made it into my radio show, to a definitive list. I loved so many songs, and removing any from selection sometime felt like letting go of a piece of myself. So, it with much careful thought and pride…

KXSC Sound Sounds 12.21.2016

2016 may have been a rough year in a lot of ways, but sometimes a little strife is good for art, because it was a great year for new music. It was very hard to try and whittle down the hundreds upon hundreds of songs that I played on my show this past year down to the top 100, and I was only able to let go of the last few by putting them on this runner's up playlist. Here's a hand full of songs that almost made my top 100, but are still totes bae. Looking for some morning inspiration? Tune in to Sound Sounds with Sachi Subterranean and discover new music from a range of genres from house to folk, post-punk to ambient, and everything in between. Each week I listen to all the new releases, handpick the choicest tracks, and lovingly craft them into playlists for music fans with curious minds and open ears. Come find your new favorite artist to obsess over with me!

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KXSC Sound Sounds 12.14.2016

I really think you'd have to do some serious digging to find another playlist this blends this much electronica with country. I smooth things out with some subtle ambient overtones, and you can treat your ears as well as your taste buds this holiday season with some sugary sweet indie pop tunes. Hope this episode brings you all kinds of visions of sugar plums dancing through your head, dear listener! Looking for some morning inspiration? Tune in to Sound Sounds with Sachi Subterranean and discover new music from a range of genres from house to folk, post-punk to ambient, and everything in between. Each week I listen to all the new releases, handpick the choicest tracks, and lovingly craft them into playlists for music fans with curious minds and open ears. Come find your new favorite artist to obsess over with me!

Brought to you by KXSC.org, the student-run radio station of the University of Southern California.
I broadcast live from 7:30 to 8:30am PT (GMT -7) every Wednesday. …