May 23rd, 2015


oatmeal banana bread

May 16th, 2015
The only gluten free banana bread recipe you’ll ever need. One bowl, simple ingredients, so moist, hearty and delicious.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free Optional
Serves: 10
  • 3 medium ripe bananas (~1.5 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg (or sub 1 chia or flax egg – see notes)
  • 3 Tbsp grape seed or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey, depending on ripeness of bananas
  • 3.5 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup almond or dairy milk
  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Mash banana in a large bowl. Add all ingredients through almond milk and whisk vigorously to combine. Last add almond meal, gluten free flour blend and oats and stir.
  3. Bake for 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes. When ready, it should feel firm and be crackly and golden brown on top.
  4. Let cool completely before cutting or it will be too tender to hold form.
  5. Serve with butter and honey or as is. Store leftovers in a covered container for up to a few days. Slice and freeze for longer term storage.
*GOOD NEWS! Several people have tried this recipe vegan-ized by swapping the egg for 1 chia or flax egg and have reported that it works well! To do so, just combine 1 Tbsp chia seed or flaxseed meal with 2.5 Tbsp water, mix and let set for 5 minutes to activate. Then add to the recipe when I note to add the egg.
* Adapted from my GF Banana Butternut Squash Bread, originally adapted fromTakeAMegabite.

As seen from minimalistbaker.com. 

daddy daughter camping

May 9th, 2015


cinco de mayo

May 5th, 2015

Whole fruit margaritas. BYO Tacos. A tired baby who didn’t even wake up for a diaper change. And, well, I have no words for the animals.       

sunday night dinner

May 4th, 2015

spaghetti and s’mores 


happy national grab a boob day

May 3rd, 2015



May 3rd, 2015


crack potatoes

April 30th, 2015

2 (16oz) containers sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits
2 packages Ranch Dip mix
1 large bag frozen hash brown potatoes (or two containers of rehydrated dehydrated hash browns).

Combine first 4 ingredients, mix in hash browns.  Spread into a 9×13 pan.  Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of www.plainchicken.blogspot.com.

blueberry maple refrigerator oatmeal

April 30th, 2015
1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt (Greek is best)
1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
2 teaspoons maple syrup (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup fresh blueberries (can also use dried)

In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add blueberries and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. Eat chilled.

forgotten chicken

April 30th, 2015

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups uncooked Minute rice
1 package onion soup mix
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 can water

Mix together soup, water and Minute rice.  Pour into buttered casserole dish.  Lay chicken breasts on top of rice mixture and sprinkle onion soup mix on top.  Cover with tin foil.
Bake at 275 degrees at three hours or 350 for 1 1/2 hours.  The rice on the outside edges should be slightly browned and crispy and rice on the inside soft and moist.
Recipe from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com.

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