Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

So today was the last Sunday of the year teaching my class. I decided to to make the kids some cookies since I will be out of town for the next 2 weeks. The kids loved them and I have to be honest so did I. Here is what you need:

2tbs of milk, I used my favorite milk which is the Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
1/2 c. chunky peanut butter
1/2 c. earth balance
1 banana
1/3 c. cane sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1c. all purpose unbleached flour
1c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Cream the earth balance and the sugar together. Add in the banana, peanut butter, vanilla. slowly add in the rest of the ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips. Bake for 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven. enjoy!

Spinach Quesadilla

So I was browsing pinterest and everything had cheese in it. Bread options were slightly limited. I had spinach wraps and pitas on hand, so I got out the spinach wraps, earth balance and vegan mozzarella cheese. It was really easy and super tasty.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Finding Inspiration in unexpected places

This post is not about food, it is about something I love as much as food. Duct Tape. It comes in so many different colors and patterns. It is easy to work with and makes a great gifts :) So on my bike ride today I came across a mail flat in the road. I am not sure how it got there, but there it was. So I stopped and decided to bring it home, which was no small feat since I was about 2 miles from home.

When I got home I decided to pick some of the tangelos that were growing in the back yard. I was considering painting the flat to get the US Postal Service off of it, then I thought about covering it with duct tape. Then the real inspiration hit and I decided to make a smaller version of it out of duct tape.

I wasn't sure how to go about it, I decided to use Zebra for the bottom and blue for the sides. I think it came out super cute, and it will make a great Christmas present for my best friend who also has a love of duct tape. Good thing she is coming over tonight to exchange gifts, since I am not sure how long I could keep something this cute from her.