Month: February 2016

Gluten free dairy free banana bread

  When life gives you ripe bananas you make banana bread 🐵🍌🍞 I’m NOT a baker. I was so nervous modifying this recipe. For all my gluten free/dairy free foodies this is for you. I went off my traditional banana bread and just used things to substitute oil, gluten, and dairy. I wish you all could smell my apartment because it smells amazing. You will need: 

• 3 ripe bananas 🍌

• 1 1/4 cup of gluten free rolled oats @bobsredmill makes great ones 

•2-3 tsps of honey 🍯

•3 tsp of baking powder 

•1/4 cup of coconut oil 

• tbsp of vanilla extract 

• tbsp of cinnamon 

• 1 egg or one flax egg 

•1/4 cup of organic brown sugar 

• 1 and 1/4 cup of almond meal also @bobsredmill 

• 1/4 cup of organic cane sugar 

• 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts (can omit if you don’t want) you can also add chocolate chips or whatever nuts or raisins you want! 

•3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk @califiafarms (they’re the best) can use regular milk or even coconut milk 

• dash of sea salt 

• if you have it use 2 tsp of @sweetspreads maple pancake coconut butter for some extra delicious sweetness! 

•bake at 350 for 1 hour 

•I topped mine with a drizzle of almond butter and some crushed almonds and walnuts and a dash of cinnamon. Perfectly sweet, nutty, and warm! Awesome breakfast or snack! Enjoy friends! 

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Philly cheesesteak sliders 

  
Hey friends sorry I haven’t been posting lately, I’ve been cooking but not so much for myself. I’m having some stomach issues. But anyway for the Super Bowl I cooked for all my wonderful friends. 

We had such a great time even though we crammed almost 20 people in our one bedroom apartment. We had a ton of game day snacks. 

I wanted to make something yummy and pub like so I decided to make philly cheesesteak sliders since philly is basically our backyard here in south Jersey. 

Ingredients 

  • 5 lbs of beef sirloin 
  • 1 32 oz container of beef broth 
  • 1 bottle of Italian dressing 
  • French onion soup/dip mix 
  • 3 yellow onions 
  • Steak seasoning 
  • 1/3 cup of worschestire 
  • 1/3 cup of steak sauce 
  • 3 bell peppers 
  • About 12 torpedo rolls 
  • Your choice of cheese    

Put all of your ingredients in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours slice your steak, toast your rolls,  drizzle that yummy marinade over your steak and peppers and onions and add cheese and melt it in the oven. Really that simple. Enjoy!

 

Blueberry lemon pound cake 

  
So blueberries were on sale this week so that’s my excuse for eating them everyday. I decided to make a blueberry lemon pound cake, I lightened it up by using margarine instead of butter, organic cane sugar, fresh lemon juice, whole grain baking flour, and lots of blueberries. There’s something about blueberries and lemon together that is the perfect combination the sweet and tart are such a great compliment to each other. Why did I make a blueberry lemon cake in February? It’s raining, cold, and dreary outside and I am beyond over this weather. Blueberry and lemon remind me of crisp warm sunny days and that’s what I’m dreaming about. So as I bite into this I can think about the sun shining and the warm wind and fresh flavors. For the recipe  

1 stick of Margarine- 1/2 cup 

3/4 cup of organic cane sugar 

3 eggs 

Teaspoon of vanilla extract 

Juice of one lemon 

Teaspoon of lemon zest 

1 and 1/2 cup of whole grain organic flour 

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder 

1 cup of blueberries 
Whip your margarine and sugar together, then slowly whip the eggs, don’t over mix or your cake will become thick rather than light and fluffy. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, I didn’t have a bread pan so I used a bunt cake dish spray with non stick spray and bake for 50-60 minutes and 70-75 minutes if using a bread pan. Enjoy ! 🍋