Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
|Tinned sardines served over 2 slices of toasted bread (home-made in this case) |
make a quick, healthy and delicious lunch!
One day, I was working from home, and I needed something quick for lunch, and there was nothing in the house. So I thought I would open that trusty tin of sardines, figuring that worse case scenario, I would throw it out. Well, it was TERRIFIC! To be honest, I still have a hard time believing that I enjoy them so much. They have become one of my favourite go-to lunches. Seeing as I am still very new at enjoying sardines, does anyone out there have interesting ways of enjoying them? Do you have any foods you spent a lifetime detesting, only to learn later in life that you really enjoy them?
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
cheater banana ice cream, and this time banana chocolate chip muffins. I try different recipes, hoping to find "the one" - which is yummy, nutritious and easy to make. For me, easy to make means that it uses ingredients I tend to have on hand and is an oil rather than butter based recipe. Thawing out the butter to room temp is generally more fore-planning than I am willing to put into my banana muffin cravings. So far, this recipe is the winner, it uses oil instead of butter, and the best part is I don't have to use any electric machines - so the cleanup is simple for those weeknights when the over-ripe bananas are just begging to be put to use. Do you have a great banana muffin recipe to share? Like I said, I always like trying new ones!
- 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or you could forgo the whole wheat and just use a total of 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups smashed bananas (about 4 to 6 bananas)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cups chocolate chips or walnuts