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Chocolate, Banana, and Coconut Muffins

Chocolate, Banana, and Coconut Muffins

by Pam on March 4, 2015

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I had a couple of very ripe bananas to use up so I decided to make some muffins. My husband and kids all love chocolate so I made these muffins chocolate based. Instead of using a lot of sugar, I added some sweetened coconut and mini chocolate chips to help with the sweetness. The batter seemed a bit thick so I added one extra egg to the batter and that made it much better. I like to fill my muffin tin up to the top to make bigger domed… Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Aged Gouda

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I’ve made it abundantly clear that I loathe winter and love summer for a multitude of reasons, one being my preference for summer produce over winter.  However, this year I’m trying not to be such a whiner, and I’m embracing the produce of the season.  This year that has meant that I’m all about brussels sprouts.  We enjoy them roasted at least once a week, as a side to our main dish.  I roast them and top with a runny egg for breakfast.  I throw them on the best chopped salad in the world.… Continue reading

Tomato and Kale Soup with Pistachios, Cornflake Balladinas and a week of meals

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It is a while since I have shared a week of meals and talked about how leftovers fill our dinner plates.  Today I have a delicious tomato and kale soup for you that was a perfect way to use food that would have otherwise have gone to waste. I also want to make some notes on inspiration for making nut balls, also known by Sylvia as cornflake balladinas, because it used leftovers so brilliantly.

So let’s start with a week of meals.  Amazingly leftovers were used in all but one day:

Saturday: Leftover sausage rolls and vegie sticks from picnic… Continue reading

What’s For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

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What’s For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

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Kathryn’s Story

Another great running story for you today! It’s Kathryn! And she’s amazing (and I don’t even know her in real life). I love her down to earth “busy mom, not an athlete” personality (who incidentally is quite the athlete!). Thank you, Kathryn! You can see all the other running stories here and if you would like to share your running experience/story, here are the details for that.

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Dear Mel,
Here is my running story!

I am just a regular homeschooling mom of 4 who had a goal and went for it.

I started running after my 4th child was born… Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow Goes All Working Class With a Little Suburban Cuisine

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I thought this was just an ordinary day. But then I opened this week’s Goop newsletter and there it was: “Easy Crock-Pot Meals.” That’s right, two things I never thought I’d see together: Gwyneth Paltrow and the word “Crock-Pot.”

Not even “slow cooker,” which is the word fancy food writers use when they’re trying to elevate “Crock-Pot” from its lowly, down-home origins. No, she used the American suburban word, without irony.

Has the whole world gone upside-down? Or is Gwyneth so determined to prove her relatability that she’s finally nailed the one thing we all have in common: A fondness… Continue reading