Homage to Sunnyside Farms – Banana Ice Cream

When I was a little girl, my family and I would take trips to a place called Sunnyside Farms. It was a farm that had acres of land and stinky cows. Though they did smell, I remember their smell fondly. You couldn’t smell it until you got on that stretch of road that led out-of-town…

February 15th Muffins

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and social media was abuzz with declarations of hatred for the holiday.  Facebook was littered with “I-hate-Valentine’s Day”s and “my-husband/boyfriend-didn’t-buy-me”s and “I-hate-being-single-today”s. It never fails to amaze me how people can allow one day to make them miserable because they aren’t in a relationship. It amazes me because I was once…

Funky Monkey Pancakes

In the last few days, I have been inundated with the thought and the idea of pancakes. After hearing someone talk about pancakes this morning, I decided to get up and make some for myself. I have been using this online calorie tracker thing lately and according to yesterday’s food diary, I did not eat…

Hurricane Morning Muffins

Hurricane Irene is set to touchdown in the Philadelphia region tomorrow at 5am. Though the storm has weakened, it’s still going to cause some damage. I am a weather nerd and though I acknowledge this storm is displacing folks and has a lot of people sitting in the dark, to me, it’s still very exciting…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have an unhealthy obsession with bananas. I love them so much. I know they aren’t at all sustainable because they will never grow in the northern hemisphere, but I just. can’t. not. eat. them. I try, but I fail. Banana Nut Bread is probably my all time favorite food. My aunt used to make…

Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal with Bananas

Yes, I am posting about oatmeal today. I know this is a staple in a lot of homes, but I can honestly say I had never had oatmeal until this year. My mother didn’t feed her children oatmeal. She didn’t like it. Something about the texture. She didn’t feed us anything she didn’t like. Similar…

FKF: Vegan Nut-Free Banana Bread

I am a sucker for a good banana bread. Sadly, most banana bread is not Nina-Friendly. Honestly, neither is this one. I made this bread for my mom because she wasn’t feeling well and I like to think it made her feel a bit better. I didn’t use any added sugar. It is vegan and…

Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

I made these on Sunday because I felt I deserved a treat. The night before, I had a pity party and it was not the least bit productive. Luckily, I got over myself and arose to make these beauties for myself.  I added a bit of chocolate to them because I was feeling decadent and…

Arrowhead Mills Puff Cereals

I am in love with Arrowhead Mills Puffed Kamut and Millet cereals. They are delightful. I found them one day when I was wandering through my local natural food store and I decided to take them home and give them a try. At $1.79 a bag, they were priced just right. I have been reading…

Banana Pecan Waffles

I was listening to Jack Johnson’s song the other day and I thought to myself, “Self, why not me?” I was, of course, referring to the someone-making-me-pancakes-after-waking-up-slowly-without-an-alarm-clock-bit.  It’s a sweet song and my food allergy having behind still wants and deserves banana pancakes / waffles. I got out of bed and I made these pancakes….

Less Power, More Sugar, but it’s All Good Porridge

I am in need of comfort this week because I am having some ickdified dental issues. Long story short, I can’t eat anything solid. Toothaches are kryptonite for a fat kid. I am suffering, but breakfast recipes like this make life without chewing a bit more bearable. That’s right, I said porridge. This recipe is…

Funky Monkey Cookies

These cookies are adapted from the Cowboy Cookie Recipe in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  It is the sequel, if you will, to the fabulously delicious Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World which proved to yours truly that vegan can be even tastier – yes, friends, TASTIER – than the animal product laden treats I was so accustomed…