Caramelized Bananas

I can’t believe I’ve made it this far in life without making caramelized bananas before. Don’t let yourself fall into a similar trap. Make them once, and you will soon find yourself stuffing and topping them on everything. Porridge. Crepes. Steak….

All it takes is three ingredients–> Coconut oil. Brown sugar. Bananas.

Just melt a bit of coconut oil in a pan. Stir in a spoon or two of brown sugar and let it get all melty. Then add in a sliced banana, and heat it until it looks kinda caramel-ly, but not too mushy. Add bananas to the food of your choice. Lick the pan. Immediately drink ice water to ward off tongue burns. (It’s impossible to wait.)

In this instance, I made a little porridge with almond milk, mixed in some chia seeds and coconut flakes, and poured the bananas on top. Then I went back to bed and ate. Then I got up, and snowshoed all the way up Hollyburn Peak at Cypress. It’s not supposed to be that long of a trek, but when you’re trying to avoid the ‘paid’ trails and you get a bit off track and go for a few loops, sometimes you add an extra 2 hours onto your trip. But that’s all worth it once you see the views at the top (if you get a clear day…), and more importantly, when you get to slide all the way down…

In conclusion: good fuel for a long day on the mountain, or wherever your day may lead.

2015 Reading Challenge Results

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Last year, in an attempt to expand my reading repertoire, I set out to complete a certain ‘reading challenge’ I found online. There were 50 categories in all, each pointing to a different type of book that I wouldn’t necessarily normally gravitate to. Each book could fall under multiple categories, so you will see the same books […]

Beans, Greens and Sweet Potatoes

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For the past week (or actually more like few months) my diet has consisted largely of 3 basic ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans and kale. Each of these items cost roughly a dollar each at the grocery store (sadly even cheaper then fruit loops), tastes delicious (if you prepare them correctly), and will score you lots of […]

November Links

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It’s been a while……which obviously means I haven’t eaten anything photo-worthy in over 2 months. I’ve survived on mostly gruel, dehydrated space food and bits of house plants*- and have thus lacked the energy and inspiration to produce anything remotely creative. As such….some non-food related material. For something a little different, here is a round-up of […]