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Versatile Banana Muffins – My Other Favourite

My original favourite banana muffin is cornflake banana muffins, but VGF cornflakes are a treat at USD $7.99 a 26.4 ounce bag.  The below muffins I used to make all the time for my student job folks in a myriad of variations, including using apple butter, more or less banana, various types of nuts and dried fruit, in bars or in muffins.

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Zucchini Banana Coconut Paleo Bread

The second paleo recipe of late…what is this madness?! One of my neighbors gave me an entire bag of Nutiva coconut flour, and this was the first thing I made with it. The Wednesday farmers market is usually a little thin on goods, but one vendor offers an “all you can fit” bag for $10. I used zucchini in this recipe from the farmers market.

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Banana Nut Monkey Bread and Stained Glass Dollhouse Tour

The “recipe of the week” is another Meowlex request. I was watching the episode of Alton Brown’s Good Eats where AB makes cinnamon rolls, a citrus ginger ring, and monkey bread. TC asked for monkey bread, aka: monkey brains, bubble bread, or pull apart bread.

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Going-out Smoothie

Cake and smoothies, cake and smoothies…they’re all I seem to have posted about lately, and they are amongst what I eat, pretty much every day. 

Let’s get real about energy drinks. While all the B vitamins, taurine, caffeine, and sugar in Monster give you a temporary boost (and a serious crash), energy drinks don’t address the real issue(s) underlying fatigue. Don’t want to go to sleep? Or do you just not want to wake up because of X, Y, Z happening the next day? Feeling powerless to solve a problem and so you can’t sleep but lie awake worrying about it? Daily tasks not challenging enough so you have excess energy? Think about that the next time you find yourself reaching for that fourth cup of coffee or that Red Bull. Constricting your blood vessels with caffeine probably isn’t the long-term solution to why you’re feeling tired. I’m not you, so I don’t know what’s going on in your life. You know your life best; you have the power to adjust things so that you rest or work enough for a normal sleep cycle.

 

Whoops, drank most of the smoothie before I took a picture.

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Starter Start-up: Flatbread

Starter Start-up: Flatbread
 
It was like having a pet. Or a vampire in hibernation. I had to go home every day at lunch, mix water and teff flour, and feed the starter. Methinks I should name it Audrey, Junior.
 
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Spring *Brack* | Avobachoco

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

I put something green in this chocolate pudding: Avocado! 

 

First dish of the week was Avobachoco.

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