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Problematic Grain-Free Banana Muffins

Before I get to my screed on this poorly-written original recipe I found for grain-free banana muffins, I will discuss other problematic bits from last year.

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The Joy of Toys | Sourdough Coffee Cake

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Toys! My Polly Pocket restaurant set from 1992 or 1993 looks like a burger restaurant. But it’s vegan and gluten-free. Literally, because it is plastic. Literally, because there’s nothing to eat, just like at a vegan and gluten-free place. Hah. No, it’s vegan and gluten-free because I say so. Good veggie burgers are difficult to make, and I haven’t found a great recipe yet, so this post’s recipe has little to do with its topic.

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Embassy Treats

Rule number one of being vegan and gluten-free: always bring your own snacks.
 
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That’s probably also the number one rule for travelling dignitaries, too.

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Cookies for Breakfast and Other Stories

Morning stories.  I woke up one day this week to Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere.”  At 05:30, I realised the song was about God.  Listen to it and tell me what you think.  The next day I woke up to the Depeche Mode radio edit of “Enjoy the Silence,”which is probably one of my favourite songs of the last five years of my life.
 
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April Fool’s Black Bean Brownies

To go with this chilly weather, an end-of-April Fool’s joke, I made black bean brownies.  “Hiding” ingredients like zucchini, kale, sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, tofu, and other such stereotypically healthy food in dessert or snackish food is one, a pastime of mine, and two, fits the genre of April Fool’s food.

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