One of the blogs I read frequently had a recipe a while back for “cookies”, with only two base ingredients: bananas and oats. This sounded pretty great to me since I like to eat healthy whenever possible and enjoy both bananas and oats. I had them earmarked to make for quite a while, and never got around to it until today.
I bought some bananas with the intent of letting them go slightly bad since it called for “very ripe” bananas (like banana bread often does). I mashed my two bananas with my cup of oats, added some old chocolate chips to get rid of the bag, and put them in at 350 for 15 minutes.
I took them out, eager to try and see if I could really replace cookies with something so simple and good for me. I took a bite, promptly burned myself, and concluded… this tastes like warm mushed bananas with oats and some chocolate.
That’s not to say they aren’t yummy, that’s not to say I won’t eat the rest or make them again. But I’m not sure I’d label them cookies.
Original recipe here:
Recipe non-specific – so cute.
Finally current… had a lot of archived meals to upload.
Tonight’s dinner was adapted from Gina at Skinnytaste:
I used chicken (pre-cooked in olive oil) instead of shrimp and put it over quinoa instead of rice because I didn’t have rice. It was very good. I think it will be even better tomorrow after it sits for a while in the fridge.
We used sea scallops cut up instead of bay scallops because Trader Joe’s didn’t have bay. Turned out great.
This recipe belongs to Gina at Skinnytaste:
The key to homemade pizza is a pizza stone. We bought our dough this time.
I roasted a chicken and some brussel sprouts. I forgot to take the lemon half out of the chicken carcass when I used it to make broth, and had undrinkable lemon broth. Yuck. Going to try to not do that again….
Sometimes you just have to have a classic… we use my Italian grandma’s recipe for the meatballs.
I took a bag of Trader Joe’s Japanese Style Fried Rice and added some pan fried London Broil and an egg. Good quick meal although I don’t think London Broil is really meant to be pan fried and eaten like this. Was a little liver-y.
These are fresh and delicious. Don’t overcook the fish. Make slaw by tossing cut up cabbage with lime, olive oil, salt, pepper, and scallions or cilantro. The longer it sits, the better it tastes. Add whatever fresh ingredients you like.
Toasted french bread with sauce and melted mozzarella. Simple and delicious.