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:
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.
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….
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.
I believe this was a random online recipe/my additions. Typically just turkey or beef, rice, cheese on top, random spices, and canned tomato.
I don’t remember where the recipe came from. Dolmas from whole foods.
First attempt was delicious. Ate with roasted baby carrots and broccoli. Drank a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay.
Found randomly online. I think it had orange too. Was delicious. Made for Lindsay’s Thanksgiving Potluck.