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The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread You’ll Ever Eat

Banana bread seems to be very popular in these times. I don’t know if its because everyone is trying to make sure they don’t waste any food or because banana bread is just THAT popular. But when I first arrived at my parent’s house, that was the first thing my dad requested that I make. I had to wait a week or so for the bananas to ripen and then I forgot about them. Thankfully, my mom had stored them for me, so they were ripe and ready for baking when I decided to make chocolate chip banana bread this week. Although I’ve made banana bread before, I haven’t perfected it like a few other things I love to bake; until now. The chocolate chip banana bread I made this week is AMAZING. It was so good and so moist…

Spinach Chicken Pasta

A couple of weeks ago, I did an Instagram poll to help me decide what to make for dinner. The choices were Chicken Spinach Pasta and Baked Spaghetti and at the time I was grocery shopping, chicken spinach pasta was winning. The dish was so good, I wanted to share the recipe with you guys below. Spinach Chicken Pasta 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped2 tbsp olive oil drained from sun-dried tomatoes8 oz spaghetti1/4 tsp red pepper flakes4 roma tomatoes, chopped (can also use 12 cherry tomatoes)3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts2/4 tsp salt1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped8 oz fresh spinach3 cloves garlic, chopped3 tbsp olive oil1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, drained from sun-dried tomatoes to a large skillet, on medium-low heat. Add the chopped chicken and garlic to the skillet. Cook for 2…

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Since it’s the new year, I am trying to be better about my eating habits, which means I am back to intermittent fasting and trying to meal prep low carb foods for lunch/dinner. Revive Superfoods sent me a box of smoothie cups that I’ve been trying out the past few days.  I love the fact that all of the ingredients for the smoothie, except the liquid, are in the cup. It makes making a smoothie easy because the fruit and other foods are already measured out. All you have to do is throw them in the blender with a liquid of your choice, blend and then pour it back in the cup. If you’re looking to try the smoothie cups, use my discount “YAYA60” to save 60% off your order. Since I have my healthy breakfast covered for the next…

Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. Partly because salads in a bag is an easy meal for me to throw together since I’m not super mobile. And since the amount of activity I can do has dropped drastically, I’ve got to watch my calorie intake. While my mom is here helping me out, she, of course, wants to make everything from scratch. And I don’t mind at all. We came up with this Asian Cabbage Salad with a warm spicy peanut dressing after being inspired by one of the bag salads I’ve been eating and my mom’s love to combine fruit with salad. Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing Spicy Peanut Dressing 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter3 tbsp rice vinegar1 tbsp sesame oil2 tsp sriracha sauce3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos1 1/2 tbsp honey, preferably local2…

Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Funny fact about me, I would never volunteer to make anyone breakfast, especially the basics like eggs and pancakes. Simple breakfast foods just aren’t my expertise. But if you’re looking for a quiche, Red velvet waffles or a hearty breakfast casserole, then I’m your girl. I love a good french toast casserole, but savory breakfast casseroles are also something I enjoy making and eating. This savory breakfast casserole is flavorful and great to make ahead for breakfast with friends or family. Savory Potato, Sausage & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole 1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage 1 small red onion, diced1 large russet or Idaho potato, diced2 large eggs3 tbsp whole milk2 cup fresh broccoli, diced3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided2 tbsp fresh chives, finely choppedNon-stick cooking spraySea salt and black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8…