Recipe: Strawberry-Banana Muffins

strawberry banana muffins on a bread board

Strawberries were supercheap at Aldi a week ago, and I ended up with a glut. I chopped and froze a lot of them for later use, but today as I was looking through my refrigerator, I found some fresh ones that threatened to go south if I didn’t do something with them soon. I also had a few brown bananas. The combination reminded me of my favorite yogurt flavor when I was a little kid: strawberry-banana. If it works in yogurt, why not in muffins?

Quick Side Dish: Romano Beans with Strawberries

bowl of cooked Romano beans, flat bean, Italian pole beans, or fagioli a corallo with strawberries

Romano beans, also known as flat beans, Italian pole beans, or fagioli a corallo, are large, flat green beans. They can be green, purple or yellow, but their green variety is paler than the other green beans typically available in supermarkets. They also have a milder flavor. And, in a bit of a surprise, they pair wonderfully with strawberries.

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Granola Bars

stack of three granola bars on a plate next to a coffee mug

I made another batch of granola bars this weekend, this time figuring out how to incorporate some overripe bananas because I have way too many. I’m currently out of honey, so for the sweetener/binder I tried sorghum, and I love the way it turned out. Sorghum, also called “sorghum molasses” or “sorghum syrup” is made from the stalks of sorghum grass, … Read more

Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

protein-packed banana muffins

I should start a new blog and call it 500 Ways to Make Banana Bread. Or heck, maybe that’ll be the title of my first cookbook. Because here I give you yet another banana bread/muffin recipe. I still have protein powder languishing in my pantry, so I used that, then continued with the protein theme by adding bean flour, eggs … Read more