Banana Muffins

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I had to use up some bananas today. I decided that I would make some low calorie muffins. Its a simple recipe. Anyone can make these and they taste pretty good.

Mix together the first 4 ingreidents.

1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Then mix the rest, and blend it all together.

1/2 cup no calorie splenda
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup low calorie vanilla yogurt (can try other flavors)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup bananas

Pour into muffin pan or loaf pan, I used silicone muffin pans. This makes 12 muffins. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes or until brown on top.

The calories for one muffin is 110 cals . 1 gram of fat. 22 grams of carbs. 1 gram of fiber. 6 grams of sugar.

You can add nuts or top with frosting. Or maybe add a few dark chocolate chips. There are so many things you can do with this simple recipe. Now we will see if Gregg like them 🙂

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What am I Doing? Arrachera

Well I am cleaning. Doing the laundry and then do my workout and after that I will have a shower. Gregg went out yesterday to the local butcher up the road and ordered some skirt steaks that I have to pick up tomorrow. I am planning on making a Mexican meal for Valentine’s Day. Your probably wondering what I plan to make. Well let me tell you.

When we were in Mexico, we noticed a steak that was served almost at every restaurant. Its called “Arrachera” which means flank or skirt steak. Its actually a simple meal. I think its all about the spices and how long it marinates. Anyways, we really enjoyed it. So now I am going to make it for us. We drove into Vancouver on Saturday and stopped by a Mexican grocery store and found the spice we need.

The recipe is very easy, all you do is marinate the meat in the spices for 1 day. Then grill and serve.

Season both sides of meat with GOYA seasoning and lime juice. Cover entire meat with lime and season lightly.
Once the meat is limed up and seasoned you roll it up, like a sushi roll, nice and tight and place all of the meat all rolled up in rolls in a deep dish and pour beer on top making sure it gets all over. If you marinate your meat with beer and you don’t roll it up, you wash off all of your seasonings.
Cover the meat with plastic wrap and leave it in the fridge over night, but 2-3 hours works just as well.
Then just grill each side for like 5-6 min less if you like it medium. The meat will be tender, juicy and full of flavor. Enjoy

I’m really curious if this will taste the same. I hope so! I have been wanting it for a while now. Here is a picture of what we had in Mexico at H&C restaurant/butcher. You get the steak, a baked potato, half an avocado and lime and a hot green pepper. Gregg and Glen both gave me their avocados.


And with steak you must have a tasty beer to wash it all down.

The only problem with this, is that I can’t get Leon Beer here. It doesn’t get exported out of the Yucatan. So Gregg will have to have something else. A cold glass of diet coke with a twist of lime on ice sounds good.

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ShortBread Cookies

I had bought everything I need to make Shortbread cookies but then Gregg and I saw this box of mix at Costco. We thought, why not?! So we did. And they are easy and yummy. A bit crumbly.

Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread Cookies

So far Gregg has enjoyed them…a lot. Me too…hehehe If you want to see the rest of the cookies just follow the link to our Flickr site. Or you can go to my new Photo page.

Reindeer Poop

I did some baking this year for the first time in about 15 years. Yes I said 15 years. You might wonder why its been so long. Well, After Leaving my old life behind. I never really felt the craving to bake anymore. For some reason this year the baking bug hit me.

So I went on a internet search for some new recipes to try. I was hoping to use Gregg’s Mom’s recipes but I still havent found them. I did find 8 recipes just not the ones I wanted. So I found some online and tried them out. I have been reading a certain blog for a while now and really enjoy all the recipes they have. A lot of the food reminds me of the food I grew up on. If you know anything about German Mennonite cooking you will love this blog.

Here I found the recipes for snow drops. I made these but changed a few things plus renamed mine to Reindeer Poop.. lol. Instead of Crispex (I couldnt find any) I bought a box of Rice Krispies and a box of Corn Squares. Mixed and crushed them together. Then melted the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Poured that over the cereal and stirred. I didn’t have a paper bag so I used a large zip lock bag. I added the mixture to the bag of icing (which, by the way was made out of splenda and cornstarch) And shock the bag till it was all coated. Then scooped it our with a large strainer to get some of the sugar off.

Once it was all coated I put it in a pan and then into the freezer. An hour later it was hard and easy to package into containers. Measuring
Pan of Poop

This stuff is so yummy! So I made a second batch For Gregg’s dad. He is Diabetic so it was made with 8 unsweetened baker’s chocolate squares and a cup on Splenda. I actually forgot the peanut butter and poured the chocolate on the cereal mix and then covered it the same way with the Splenda and cornstarch icing sugar. It tastes good too!

Piles of Poop

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