10 July 2009


great op-ed on what is happening in Honduras:


09 July 2009

proverbs 3:5-6

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he's the one who will keep you on track.
Don't assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline;
don't sulk under his loving correction.
It's the child he loves that God corrects;
a father's delight is behind all this.

06 July 2009

i'm going bananas

over bananas.

I like bananas and I eat them often, but never before have I been abnormally obsessed with them. They are an amazing food. They do incredible things, like make ice cream all by their lonesome. I'm serious. I know, you don't believe me, but try to trust me. I'll share with you just 2 quick recipes that you must try, and you will become a believer in power of bananas. These recipes have no sugar, no cream, no milk, no butter, no flour--and they are the sweetest and best tasting thing ever!

Recipe 1: THE Banana Cookie/Granola Bar/Best 'on the go' Breakfast Ever.

3 Ingredients:
3 Bananas (really ripe and mashed up)
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon of Vanilla extra

Mix all together. Feel free to add cinnomon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or whatever tickles your fancy to taste. In my opinion, the more spice the better! Drop into tablespoon size balls on a cookie sheet. Cook at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until cookie is lightly brown. *put in a air tight container and keep refridgerated--I like to spread some PB and sprinkle some extra cinnamon on mine~)

Recipe 2: Banana Ice Cream

1 Ingredient:
Frozen Bananas.

Yep. That's all. Frozen Bananas. Over the past months, I have found a dear love for frozen bananas. I like to eat one on my way to the gym or just as an afternoon snack--but this past week, I found out that frozen bananas are miraculous. They make ice cream.

Ok, here's how you do it:

Freeze Bananas (peel them and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer) Once completely frozen, remove from bag and cut up into smaller pieces. Place frozen banana pieces in a food processor. Blend for about 3 to 5 minutes. You might loose faith at first, but keep blending, just keep blending. You might stop a few times and scrap down the sides of the food processor and stir everything up. TaDa! Banana Ice Cream! This creation seriously rivals any new hip cool frozen yogurt! Move over PinkBerry.
*I also like to add a dash of cinnomon to top mine off* (oh, and you should be ready to eat this as soon as you make it, it melts fast. I haven't tried freezing the ice cream yet, so I'm not sure if it freezes well--I'll try that next time!)

Let me know if you try these or if you too have any simple banana recipes :)