Category Archives: Breakfast

Banana Coconut Bread Slice

Banana Coconut Bread

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After 5 years of marriage I learned that my husband likes bananas and will eat one a morning…… good to know after 5 years. Ha! Good grief. But, as it happens, when you buy a bunch of bananas inevitably a few go soft. And when a few go bad you make banana bread (or freeze them for future smoothies). This is the banana bread I came across a few years ago and I truly enjoy it. This bread flavored with nutmeg and rum is top notch. It’s the ladylike version of banana bread. There’s no chocolate chunks, no nuts. No eggs either! The fat comes from a stick of butter and I applied Dan Shepard’s creaming method of incorporating a bit of the flour into the butter before adding the rest of the dry and wet ingredients. It domed beautifully and formed a lovely crackle crust on top from the sprinkle of demerara/turbinado/raw sugar. Continue reading

Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Christmas!  I just spent the morning baking off some cinnamon rolls for a friend who’s in town.  I can’t convey the joy I feel seeing an old friend, which of course is making me cry.  In a lifestyle where people come and go and family and friends are far away, I get to see a friend who I’ve known for over ten years.  Which isn’t even that long, but it is in my world.  Please don’t get me wrong, I’ve made some new friends who are a permanent part of my life now.  I love them dearly and I’m so grateful that I met them.  But, it’s so nice to see old friends too.  It’s making my Christmas. Continue reading

Beet and Pomegranate Smoothie - At Dana's Table

Beet Pomegranate Smoothie

Beet and Pomegranate Smoothie - At Dana's Table

Do you want to know something embarrassing?  I really love beets.  Like, Dwight Schrute, love beets.  I love them raw, steamed, pickled, canned, roasted…..I love them.  I don’t even know many people who like them.  I love their sweetness and since they’re high in fiber they don’t spike your blood sugar.  They have lots of folate and potassium.  They’re just wonderful.  And apparently, their nutritional value increases when canned!  Who’d a thunk it?   Continue reading

My Green Smoothie

 

Green smoothies are nothing new.  And quite honestly, the smoothie concept can be taken in sugar laden unhealthy directions….even if they are green colored.  I stick to  the basics mostly, but in this smoothie I added a vegetal nutritional twist.

The basic recipe, which I of course tinkered with, comes from Oh She Glows.  To be honest I didn’t keep much the same…. I don’t think she’d mind.  She likes to tinker too.  But, it’s because of her smoothie that I started drinking this one and playing around.  So thank you to Angela Liddon! Continue reading