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Coconut Waffles March 19, 2012

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I’m not about to tell you these waffles will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island. Or warm you up on a cold morning.

No.

Tropical Island = warm, vacation, toes in some sand, sun on your face.

Yes, I live in Texas. I know it’s warmer here than other parts of the country. But it is not warm yet. Warm = 90*.

Now that we’ve established that. These waffles are what I imagine you might eat should you find yourself on a warm tropical island.

Coconut Waffles

1 and 1/4 cup AP flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 T granulated sugar
1 T baking powder
Heavy pinch kosher salt

1 can coconut milk
3 eggs
3 T melted butter
3 T melted coconut oil

3/4 to 1 cup coconut flakes

mix dry
mix wet
combine wet into dry
fold in coconut flakes

Top with toasted coconut & tropical fruits.

Yumm!!

 

elvis bread March 29, 2011

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I’m not a huge bread eater.

{ironically there are 3 different loaves of bread in my kitchen right now}

Homemade sourdough bread that my grandma makes yes.

Olive Garden bread sticks. Absolutely.

And sure I eat a slice or two of toast every morning, Orowheat healthfull nuttygrain or 10 grain is my preference.

But Mrs Baird’s bread not so much.

I like my daily morning toast with jelly or peanut butter. Never both. PB and jelly do not go together. Peanut butter goes with honey. Or bananas. Not strawberry jelly.

The best bread to have for breakfast?

Pumpkin bread. Banana bread. Zucchini bread.

or even better

Banana bread. With. Peanut butter.

Adapted from this recipe.

The line up:

  • 6 very ripe bananas (I have a friend that calls these dead bananas)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp ¬†brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 4oz applesauce cup (no sugar added)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (I use Chobani – either plain or vanilla will work)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Play-by-play

  • Preheat oven to 350*, spray muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray.

  • To a large bowl add bananas and sugars, mix with a hand mixer until bananas are almost completely broken down
  • Add eggs, applesauce, oil, yogurt, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  • Sprinkle in baking soda, let dissolve in wet mixture for a few minutes before moving on.
  • Add flours and salt. Combine, then mix on high speed for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add batter to pans, bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes for regular size muffins.

These are good warm, room temp or even cold.

But, my favorite way to eat them is warm, sliced in half with PB to make a banana muffin PB sandwich. Yummm.

**To make peanut butter banana bread, add 1/2 to 1 full cup PB to batter with wet ingredients, allow 5-8 minutes additional baking time.

 

new year, same me January 1, 2011

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New year, new you. Eh.. not so much

I don’t really understand people waiting until New Years to make a goal to change the way they live and eat.

“Starting January 1st……

“I’m going to to work out 4 days a week or more”

“I’m going to eat healthfully at every meal”

“I’m going to go to bed early, get 8 hours of shuteye everynight”

“I’m going to spend less money, and save more”

“I’m going to quit smoking”

Why wait for January first? If you want to change something about your life, do it now! Even if now does just happen to be 1/1/11.

All that being said, doesn’t mean that I don’t set goals for myself for the next year, they just aren’t the change your life kinda goals.

Here we go, goals for 2011

  1. Learn to take better photos
  2. Set a PR in a race, I’ve never run a timed race so this one will happen no matter what :)
  3. Blog more
  4. Never let my apartment look like it does right now
  5. Cook more of the recipes I read on blogs
  6. the nice thing about this kind of goal setting is you get to add to it all year

I do have a couple of challenges that I’m starting today .iknow iknow i just said why do people try to change themselves starting on New Years, but really these aren’t a huge change for me, just pushing to be just a little better

First up, Eat In Month 2011. I already eat mostly homemade food, but for the month of January the goal is to not eat out at all. Hopefully I’ll get my kitchen cleaned up and the fridge cleaned out (seriously worse this time) and this will be easy peasy

Next, the 20o squat challenge and the 100 push-up challenge, all with working up the number of dumb bell snatches and ab circuits I can do. My gym buddy moved away back in September, and this is something that we can still do “together” with one of us in Boston and me here in Texas. Plus I’m still working on getting her to train so we can run a race together!

For breakfast this morning.. healthful sunflower toast with blackberry jam, and PB with 1/2 a banana – I ate the other half while the bread was toasting, and a small piece of dried pineapple.

Now off to the gym – I’m scared how crowded it’s gonna be all the the resolutioners – first 5k of the year is next Saturday (and it’s timed!)

 

 
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