I’m so excited!! I went out yesterday AND today without a jacket!!!! Yay for warmer weather!!! Soon enough it’ll be time for flip flops and cute dresses 🙂
Andy was away this past weekend so I stayed at my parents. I get so lonely staying in an empty house and there’s always someone home at my parents. I had such a good time! We didn’t do anything exciting, it was just some good family time!! The only 2 things I missed about my place was the ability to use the computer whenever I wanted and my peanut butter!! I always buy Adam’s Natural Peanut Butter, it has a little salt in it and I love that!! It really brings out the peanut flavor!! My mom only buys their unsalted pb 😦 Its not the same!!! I still had it anyways but I was so glad this morning to have my pb back!!!
I haven’t posted a picture of oats in awhile. Here’s the classic combo I had today:
Banana oats with chia seeds! Topped of with almond milk, coconut, and MORE banana!!!
Nuf about that and on to more important things: Banana Bread!!
Mmmmm there is nothing more cozy than the smell of banana bread baking in the oven. It reminds me of when I was little. My mom frequently made banana bread and the smell was one of the best parts about it! It’s so crazy how certain smells bring back memories. Banana bread = childhood, Cupcakes = my friend Shawna…. Sounds also bring back memories. Today I heard someone’s cell phone ringing and their ring tone is the same one I use for my alarm in the morning. It made me want to barf!
Okay before I get off topic again, here’s the info on this amazing banana bread. The recipe is from Veganomicon and its called Lower Fat Banana Bread. While I was at my parents my bananas got all brown so I was excited to actually be able to bake with them!! Bananas don’t last long enough in this house to be brown enough to bake with them. What can I say, we heart bananas!!
I had enough bananas to make two loaves!!!!
Mmmmm so good and moist!!! I highly recommend this recipe!!! And the cookbook, I love it!!
I have one more loaf to add to this post. Loaves are so great that I like them for dinner and dessert! Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite dinners!! Cashew Loaf!! I got this recipe from my friend Shawna and I have no idea where its from but it’s awesome. Perfect to bring to family dinners as a vegetarian entree. It reminds me of stuffing and is so good with cranberry sauce and vegetarian gravy. You can even throw some craisins into the batter for some extra fun 😉
1 cup chopped cashews
1 egg or flax egg if your vegan
1½ tsp oil
2 tsp powdered veggie broth
2 tsp dried parsley
½ cup non dairy milk
1 tsp dried sage
½ tsp salt
⅔ cup chopped onion
½ cup cracker crumbs or bread crumbs
1 cup cooked rice
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Bake in oven at 350° F in a greased loaf pan for 50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in pan before removing. Serve and enjoy 🙂
And that’s all I got for ya! Two great loaves and a picture of oatmeal. Have a great night everyone!!
What’s your favorite smell from your childhood?