It’s happening. My daughter is saying new words every day, and as much as I’m trying not to succumb to the baby talk, well, sometimes it’s a little contagious. So I may have found myself calling her diaper a “by-poh” once or twice. Elmo is eh-ma, the cat is “me-AHHHowww” (said plaintively, just how the cat says it). And bananas? Na-na-nas. Naturally.
So today, I have brought you a vegan na-na-na chocolate smoothie. I know, I know – it’s only cute when she says it. Okay: vegan banana chocolate smoothie.
It took me awhile to succumb, but I finally have. I have tried – and, as it turns out, love – green smoothies.
Every harmonious household needs a few good dessert recipes, right?! And the very best thing about dessert? It’s vegetarian. Perfect for the mixed veggie/carnie kitchen. Nary a meat-eater complains about the lack of meat when a scrumptious dessert is placed before him or her.
Like this one, for instance. It’s a banana sheet cake packed with tiny little Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup minis. And then topped with an amazing peanut butter cream cheese frosting. And it’s delicious.
Some of my favorite creations come about because I have too much of something in the house – or not enough. In the case of these Chocolate Banana Marble Muffins, it was because of both.
We recently started receiving a box of fruits and veggies every week from a local farm. Lately, they’ve been tucking a bunch of organic bananas into each. Now, we’ve got an abundance of the suckers.
And this Saturday morning, we found ourselves with a shortage of eggs. We had exactly one.
Oh, and I was craving chocolate.