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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Maple Oatmeal Banana Bread

Maple oatmeal banana hearty goodness!

This recipe has three things I love: maple syrup, oatmeal and bananas. And the best part? It uses a blender. It couldn't get any easier!

Of all the quick-breads I've come up with, this one is by far my favorite. Since it has oatmeal and banana, I've decided it belongs in the "vegetables and fruit" group of my food pyramid. Seems legit!

If you want to see a video of me making two loaves of this recipe, I put one up on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WdzfnpGCzk

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Miso Chicken-noodle Soup


A steaming bowl of Japanese deliciousness!
During a recent pilgrimage to Costco, I found Miso broth. In case you're not sure what it is, it's the broth from that really thin soup you get at a Japanese restaurant as a first course. It's also become extremely popular as a main ingredient in Asian salad dressings. I've always loved the flavor of miso soup, but I'm a meat-and-taters kinda guy and I feel like soups that're all juice are just a delay tactic to getting real food in my belly.

In typical Costco fashion, the bulk impulse-purchase was hogging up room that was desperately needed for more important acquisitions... like the 40 pound sack of flour and the 55 gallon drum of olive oil. I decided to make chicken noodle soup with it. It was fast, easy and I could reclaim the pantry space. I wanted the well-seasoned miso flavor but with actual solid food to back it up.

This recipe involves no cutting, peeling or chopping (though you do have to use two forks to shred a single chicken breast).

What I did not foresee is how freaking amazing the soup was going to taste. Rich, savory, and all around Ermagerd!

Monday, February 2, 2015