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Homemade Granola

22 Sep

Homemade Granola

Hey y’all! So, it’s been a while since my last post. A loooooong while. Let’s not dwell on that, though.

Homemade Granola

How has everyone been? I’m sure you’ve still been cooking/baking/eating without my posts, but maybe it’s been a leetle bit harder without ideas from me.

Homemade Granola

Here’s a recipe for homemade granola that I’ve made countless times in the past few months. It’s easy, fast, and healthy. Plus, it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying granola, so it’s budget-friendly, too. You can swap out the nuts for whatever you have on hand or add dried fruit or change up the spices. I’ve tweaked this recipe based on my taste preferences and what I normally have on hand.

Homemade Granola

I love to eat this with vanilla Greek yogurt and sliced, fresh strawberries or even just with milk, and it satisfies my cereal cravings.

Homemade Granola

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Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

24 Jun

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

In case you’re wondering, I moved a few weeks ago, hence the lag in new posts.

I love and hate moving to a new place. I love it because everything feels new and fresh and exciting. I hate it because it’s scary and hard and after you move into your new place, you look at all your old stuff and feel the same. But, I love it more than I hate it, so we’re good.

I’ve been cooking and baking a ton since moving, but I have yet to figure out the best place to take pictures of my food because of my new kitchen layout. My new kitchen is great because it has a gas stove, granite countertops, and last but not least, a skylight. Yes, you heard that right. A SKYLIGHT. My kitchen has an incredible amount of natural light, which I’m loving, but I was so used to my old kitchen setup, that I’ve been dragging my feet on finding the perfect position to take my blog pictures. (This is also to say, cut me some slack on my pictures for a while.)

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

Here’s a smoothie recipe to give you a quick boost.

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

Combine all ingredients in the blender.

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

Process until smooth, and slurp with a straw (required). (more…)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

13 Feb

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

When’s the last time you got in trouble? I don’t think about getting in trouble much because, hey, I’m an adult, and adults don’t get in trouble, right? Wrong.

Last week while visiting San Francisco, I rode the famous cable cars. I sat on the outside seat so I could get a good look at the city as we drove by and so I could occasionally stand up and hang off the side of the car just like in the movies. While I was sitting down, I casually slung my arm over the back of the wooden seat. The cable car conductor/driver/operator was not having that. He yelled at me to move my arm and waggled his finger at me like I was a naughty kid. I’m pretty sure I was blushing out of embarrassment. But did I learn my lesson? A few minutes later, without thinking, my arm was right back around the back of the seat in a comfortable position. This time, I didn’t get a verbal warning. The conductor swatted my arm off the seat. He actually hit me! I was less embarrassed and more baffled. I just got smacked by a stranger. It was bizarre and weird and a little funny. Mostly bizarre, though.

I prefer not to get in trouble.

If you don’t want to get in trouble this Valentine’s day, try making a delicious homemade breakfast for your loved ones. How about the easiest one there is? I don’t know too many people who turn their noses up to smoothies.

Ever since my husband watched a few documentaries on obesity and unhealthy living, he’s finally come to the conclusion that vegetables are good for you. (Shocking!) Smoothies are a great place to hide healthy veggies. Your kids (and/or spouse) will think it’s a dessert-like snack, but it’s also sneakily good for them. I promise you can’t taste the green veggies at all in this recipe. It tastes like a pure treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Load all ingredients in your blender.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

The greens will take up a lot of room…do not fear!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Blend until completely smooth.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Serve immediately and drink with a straw (duh!).  (more…)