Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bananza Bread

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First things first. If you are reading this blog, you have correctly chosen the right way to waste some time. Trust me, this Ted Talk  is a MUCH better waste of time that is related, educational and interesting.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. Next time I’m in chicago, I have plans to stand behind the restaurant and eat what they are about to throw away. I said it was awesome, not cheap.

But here is a recipe that’s a little more budget friendly. It’s not necessarily something you wouldn’t have thought of yourself, but you didn’t. So here I am, providing you this recipe with nutritional goodness. In fact, you’ll see that it might just save your life.

It’s called Bananza Bread because it’s banana bread and zucchini bread mixed into one! If you come from a diabetic conscious household like I do, you might be thinking “OY! But that has so much sugar!”. You aren’t wrong there is some sugar in this recipe, but to quote my main man (sorry, Avatar),  “Eat food. not too much. Mostly plants”. Read the rest of this entry

Beans and Greens!

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Beans and Greens!

Since high school, I have attended 3 higher level education institutions, and I have taken some really wonderful classes at all of them. But right now, my most favorite of all is Practical Botany. Before I begin to study for the quiz that I have tomorrow (which involves walking outside and identifying trees), I just wanted to show off a little of what I’ve been doing in class. If you remember, I posted a picture a little while back of my garden when it was just tiny seeds buried beneath the dirt, and maybe a few leaves.

And  now look at what it has become! 

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A Cookie By Any Other Name…

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…would taste just as sweet AND have less protein!!

There have to be more than a million cookie recipes in the world. Recently, it seems that more and more  advertisements and recipes are for “healthy” cookies. Let’s be real: if I want a cookie, I don’t want one that’s healthy! I want one that has all the ingredients that make cookies taste good; sugar and chocolate!

I’m not claiming that these cookies are healthy, just that they have a few more added benefits than your typical homemade cookies. As far as store bought cookies go, these are WAY better because they don’t have the preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients on the back. Remember Mr. Pollan’s rule: eat junkfood, as long as you make it yourself!

Unless you live with me and know that this is the ONLY way I make cookies now, you’re probably thinking “what on earth could she possibly be putting in those cookies, that she hasn’t already told us??”.

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