Posts tagged ‘pickles’

July 6, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies

So i figured out what I wanted to make with those bananas from this morning… I actually had 6 that needed to be used so I froze 4 of them for future banana soft serves/smoothies and used the other 2 for Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies! More on that in a second…

I went on an hour-long bike ride around Hoboken and acted all touristy…

Look ma! No hands!!Ā I took this while riding. So talented.

2 things I noticed on my bike ride. 1.) The leaves are falling off the trees and turning colors. Um, summer just got here…Don’t even think about coming early Fall.

2.) Free movies on Tuesday nights under the stars! How romantic šŸ™‚

I bet you Adam can’t wait to see Tangled šŸ˜‰

I came back and made myself a quick lunch so I could get started on my blondies!

Spicy “chicken” on sandwich thin with pickles, lettuce and buffalo sauce.

Also a side of activia yogurt with a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate syrup, strawberries and a handful of cereal.

In case you haven’t noticed I can’t get enough chocolate, fruit, cereal, pickles and buffalo sauce. Weird cravings.

Anyways… Onto those blondies. If you like banana desserts I suggest you make these because they have a strong banana flavor! They’re also healthified

Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies (Makes 16)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour (I used all-purpose white but I think I would do 1/2 whole wheat next time)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter ( I used earth balance – make sure it’s softened)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Beat butter and brown sugar

  • Add the bananas, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips.

  • Beat until batter looks runny

  • Add flour and mix with hand spoon until batter forms
  • Test out batter šŸ˜‰
(excuse my greasy hair and my open cabinet -i have a bad habit of leaving them all open!)
  • Spray 8×8 pan with olive oil cooking spray and add batter

  • Bake for 35 minutes until edges are brown and the middle is set
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and slice into 16 squares.

These hit the spot and were a nice change from making the normal banana bread with my overly ripe bananas!

I have training tonight for a promotional modeling gig with Absolut so I’ve prepped Adam’s dinner but will grab something quick to take with me on the go. Perhaps another blondie? šŸ˜‰ What? They’re healthy!

QUESTIONS: Do you have any habits of leaving drawers/cabinets open in the kitchen?Ā 

June 8, 2011

WIAW

Happy Wednesday!! I miss blogging OH so much. I never realized how much time I spent reading/writing until I could no longer use my computer… Now i’ve been sucked into trashy reality tv. But, I’m not complaining. It makes me feel so normal and down to earth. Not that I ever thought I was weird…

Anyways. It’s that time of the week again!! What I ate Wednesday šŸ™‚ If you haven’t joined in the fun…Do so now and link up to Jenn’s post!

Here’s the breakdown:

Wow, I really got my fruit in for the day didn’t i?? During the Summer I usually eat A LOT of fresh fruit. I don’t hate it. I also had a sugar freeĀ jello for dessert… Because my day is NOT complete without a lilĀ sumptinĀ sumptin.

Workout consisted of an hour of bootcampĀ that kicked off at 5:45 am followed by 10 minutes on the arc trainer! I’ve been LOVING my morning workouts. Every timeĀ I hear my alarm go off at 5am I am almost (dare I say) excited to get my workout on. It feels good to accomplish a workout by 7am.Ā  Today we worked on a lot of strength training – my arms and abs are SO weak. I need to pay more attention to them!

Outfit:

  • Dress: Navy One shoulder – Forever 21 ($10)
  • Belt: Francescas Closet (came with a dress)
  • Flip Flops: Rainbows. So comfortable($48)
  • Bracelet: Francescas Closet ($18)
  • Earrings: White House Black Market ($28)
  • Hair pin: J Crew ($15)

Close up of the bracelet and earrings:

Unfortunately my little peanut Maddie fell on Saturday and busted up her face pretttty badly.Ā 

So we’ve been keeping ourselves inside to prevent her scab from scarring… Can you guess what we did??

Bowling! They actually did pretty well… Averaging a score of 80 for Maya (5 years old) and 60 for Maddie (2 years old). We also played arcadeĀ games, won some superĀ lame cheapĀ prizes, and enjoyed the bowling alley to ourselves with a dance party or two.

My mom has been kind enough to let me use her computer until I move so I should be posting a lot more! Enjoy your night šŸ™‚

QUESTIONS: Do you feel lost without your computer? I clearly depend on technology a wee bit too much.