For the past month, I have been aiming to cut processed sugar from my diet to see what health effects I could see if any. Well, let me tell you, although it wasn’t as difficult as I feared, it was difficult enough for me to give into allowing myself sweets on the weekends. The most difficult part was attending parties (the birthday cake in particular) and the fact that I felt my hands were tied in terms of baking.
Of course by week four, I was going through baking withdraws as much as I was cookie cravings. After all, if people could find a wayto bake with products like Splenda, there must be a way to substitute natural sugars such as honey, maple, and agave syrup. Continue reading
Hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day Weekend. I’ve been waiting to share this recipe with you all for too long! Over the summer, we visited some friends and JeAnna made this most fabulous Banana Blueberry Bread for us. It was the kind that was crusty on the outside but light, moist, and bursting with flavor on the inside. Of course I couldn’t forget it despite the numerous Banana Bread recipes I have at home, so I convinced her to let me have her recipe and share it with you all! Continue reading
I just discovered Canada’s Food TV Blog, where Catherine Jheon hosts her “Cooking Club Challenge”. What a great idea! I have a mind to borrow the idea if my friends are up for the challenge. The one thing I’d like to change is to open the forum to any recipe, not necessarily food network recipes. May’s Challenge was Banana Brownies by Michael Smith. In my opinion, there are very few flavor combinations better than banana and chocolate.