Archives for the month of: December, 2012

I’M FINALLY DONE WITH CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Woohoo! I’m cheap. Sorry but not sorry..
I’m having my Christmas tomorrow, I can’t wait! Christmas is my favorite holiday. Funny story my birthdays on Halloween. Haha yeah Christmas rocks. I’m getting all kinds of neat stuff to tumblrize my room. c:
Celebrated my Christmas Eve with banana pancakes for breakfast! Mmmm.
But now, I’m freaking out. I’m about to serve these to my grandparents for the first time. Like, they never had my cooking before. More flour? More banana? More cinnamon? Less cinnamon? Ahh!

1 banana, mashed
1 egg
1-2 tbs coconut flour
1 tbs peanut butter
1-2 tbs cinnamon
1 tbs skim milk

First, heat your stove to something low with some coconut oil.
Whisk your egg with a little fat free milk-maybe a tbs or two.
Then mash your banana.
Add the peanut butter.
Add the cinnamon
Add the egg.
Mix.
Make like a pancake. It might take a little longer but it tastes better on a low heat. =)

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I’m sick. WAH. Sick people need soup. It’s just a must. So, for the first time in pretty much ever, I made some soup. Some damn good soup. I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but I make mean soup. My mom wanted to follow a recipe, but I finally persuaded her to let me take charge. She was glad she did.

Ingredients

6 cups vegetable broth
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
A ton of vegetables (I uses almost 1 cup diced tomatoes, and I didn’t measure the rest but a bunch of diced carrots, cauliflower, peppers, onion, and minced garlic)
1 pound chicken

In a large Dutch oven, bring 6 cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Add chicken and simmer, covered, for 15 min. Remove chicken from broth and set aside to cool. Shred the chicken. Strain the broth through a colander lined with two layers of cheesecloth-(I used coffee filters!) Then, in the Dutch oven, heat 1 tbs olive oil. Throw in all your veggies! Once tender, stir in the strained broth, chopped tomatoes, oregano, and rosemary. Bring to boil. Add 3 tbs line juice and some thin lime slices. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Then, add the shredded chicken and heat. We toasted some tortilla chips to put in our soup! YUM.

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Can I just take a moment to say, this generations music is. awful. Completely awful. I want to move to the 70’s. or the 60’s. or at least the 80’s. geez.
On a happier note, these brownies are amazing. Every year me and my mom bake brownies and listen to hit the road jack while eating the batter. Why only once a year? I don’t know-it seemed more traditiony. But after these brownies, I’m going to have a serious talk with her about making it once a month. Or week.
This is the first year making healthy brownies! My mom was really surprised they turned out good. She was pretty iffy about the whole black bean thing.

Ingredients
1 cup cooked black beans or canned no-salt-added or low-sodium black beans, drained
10 Medjool dates
2-3 tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 mashed ripe banana
1 egg

Preheat oven to 250

Blend the vanilla, almond butter, dates, and beans together. (I had to mash the dates first)

In a separate bowl mix the egg, cocoa powder, and mashed banana

Mix both together. Try to make sure there’s no big chunks of date or banana.

Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan and bake for about 40-60 minutes. My ovens weird though so I suggest checking yours every so often.

Feel free to experiment with this recipe and tell me how it goes! Two eggs? Honey? More black bean, no banana? I don’t know. You tell me!

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