Double batch recipe (make approx 8 medium sized cookies)

4 (preferably ripe) bananas
2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Dash of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (imitation works fine!)
2 teaspoons molasses (optional)
2x 1/3 of a cup (or 2/3 of a cup) Cranraisins or chocolate chips

 

Mash bananas and add oatmeal. Add dry seasonings then vanilla and molasses. Next fold in chocolate chips gently. Shape into cookies and leave in fridge to set for 15-25 minutes. This helps them hold better while baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Celsius. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to cool. Eat. Eat. Eat. Can store in fridge in air-tight container for up to a week. Good luck on them lasting that long.

Way healthier than flour, sugar, and butter cookies. Nice way to keep to clean eating!

Let me know how you like them.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 30th, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in Foodie | Photography - (0 Comments)

This weekend in America, we give thanks for everything we have while secretly planning to leave our families and run outside to trample people for three dollar bras.

Oh, but not I. I want football. I want food. I want peopleless stores. I want Idris Elba the love of a fuzzy four legged man.

Thanksgiving for me starts on Wednesday night with cooking. All. Night. Cooking. I don’t sleep. The meat has to be thawed for the marinade. The stuffing has to be made because that’s what I snack on. The potatoes where a challenge this year. Didn’t want mashed. Scalloped felt like added work. Crispy baked potatoes it was. Then with all the salt and carbs, I had to sneak in some roasted veggies.

With all this work how many people am I expecting for the big day? Two. Me and Duffy. Imagine if I actually knew other humans.

 

★ This whole holiday hinged on the World’s Greatest Stuffing.

 
 

★ I don’t eat chicken often, but when I do, it’s covered in balsamic barbecue sauce.

 
 

★ Bucket O’ Carrots.

 
 

★ A can?! Who do you think I am!

 
 

★ Crispy baked potatoes.

 
 

★ Crispy baked potatoes topped with stuffing.

 
 

★ Crispy baked potatoes covered in stuffing and garlic mayonnaise. (I have a problem, I am aware!)

 
 

★ More crispy baked potatoes. *Calls potato anonymous.*

 
 

★ Duffy checking on the homemade garlic mayo.

 
 

★ Duffy calculating the best way to climb the tree.

 
 

★ And finally, my drunk boyfriend. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Every so often I crave a roast chicken. I try not to eat meat but I have a problem with roast chicken and burgers and salmon and sunny side eggs. Let’s face it, I will never never be vegan. Salmon alone is my equivalent of a steak.

Now back to this beautiful piece of meat. So juicy. So tender- and the apartment is not in flames. It’s about half a week’s worth of food for me and fuzzy Duffy. He’s a thigh man [insert joke here]. My parents always let us eat chicken and fish growing up. I was the one in college who started waning off meat because the cafeteria could not cook any food that required actual cooking and the dorms were a cereal kind of set up.

Lately, the smell of roasted chicken as I walk past a bodega has become overwhelming. So I concede. Get in my belly, chicken- and in my salad, and in Duffy’s gravy. No one tell Donald Duck. This may be his cousin.

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NBA Snack Time

May 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in Foodie - (0 Comments)

This is how I snack. Screw the Doritos. I want my veggies! Cucumbers and a soy sour cream dip (I love dairy but it makes my face feel like it’s on fire- don’t ask). Vegan-licious! Tasty too.

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Michael Pollan: The Power of Cooking

February 8th, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in Foodie - (0 Comments)

Michael Pollan, “The cook has power that the eater of processed food does not. As a cook you can buy local or grass fed beef or organic. Whatever matches your values. Cooking is a great way to protest the commercialization of our lives.

“Rates of home cooking has fallen by half but viewership in cooking shows has soared. A part of us watching cooking shows is that we miss cooking.”

“To blame feminism for the decline of cooking is unfair. The food industry has been trying to get into our kitchen for more than 100 years. The more you process foods, the more profitable it is.”

“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants and I would add, cook it yourself.”

Excuse me, I have to go roast some eggplant.

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I love the holidays! Not just because it’s a day off from work and sheer jubilation, but because it’s time to bring on the food! I keep a strict diet during regular days, but come any major holiday, nothing is off limits! Here are some of the goodies that made it into my mouth on July 4th.

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Healthy English Breakfast

July 28th, 2013 | Posted by Sarah in Foodie | Photography - (0 Comments)

Nothing is more yummy than an English fry up! Baked beans, eggs, sausages, black pudding, roasted tomatoes, ham, fried potatoes, white bread- get in my belly! But, see, I’m vegetarian and I don’t eat fried or processed foods, so I made a healthy alternative.

The good-for-you stuff:

Homemade red bean chili with roasted tomatoes, 2 fluffy eggs, and a dollop or organic sour cream. (Next time I promise to include more veggies!)
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The traditional stuff:
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