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Sunday supreme

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! Relaxing, I hope 🙂
I haven’t been able to get on today; it’s football day and Marc has been glued to both the TV and – hence, me posting at 3-something this afternoon.

I just got home from doing a bit of “me” shopping. NEW SHOES! For both me and the baby; his feet are growing so fast… still not walking yet but soon! I had to get a pair of heel type shoes that I can wear with jeans.

I hadn’t eaten lunch yet so I quickly made some Amy’s organic chili with avocado, olives, hot sauce, raw sunflower seeds, and a nice bowl of chips and salsa:



It definitely has a kick to it! Water, water, water…

I was so excited to see my new oven that Marc made me try it out with a batch of chocolate banana bread.
I love my banana bread recipe but he was craving chocolate so I melted some semi sweet chips in a double broiler and added a layer to the middle.


In the oven it went!


OMG – it was amazing! The chocolate made it rich and dessert like! You can view the recipe here.


I looked at Marc and said it needed a dollop of almond or peanut butter on the top… he just smiled and said ” Yup, that sounds like something you would do.”. 🙂
I didn’t try it because I was just eating some bites off of his piece but I will definitely try it before it’s gone!

I wasn’t feeling too well when I got up, and still don’t, so I opted for a good ole smoothie.


  • almond milk
  • frozen strawberries
  • frozen blueberries
  • a scoop of Amazing Grass, chocolate
  • a peach
  • an orange
  • some ice

I had to use the peach and orange as they were getting very old! It tasted pretty darn good, too. 🙂

Even after last night’s baking, I was still busy in the kitchen this morning. I had to make Jordan some dinner options – Annie’s Organic mac and cheese with carrots and peas, and I took apart my pomegranate that was sitting on the counter. I plan on making a pom recipe soon!


It took a while but I finally got all of the seeds out.


Now I just need to find a good recipe!

banana bread, recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread

You can omit the chocolate for a healthier option… but I am telling you: the chocolate is amazing! 😉 You can also add walnuts for a crunchy texture.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-5 bananas, ripe and soft
  • 1/3 cup yogurt, either plain or vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cinnamon and nutmeg*
  • half of a cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • cooking spray for baking dish

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, F. Start your double broiler for the chocolate. Add the chocolate and stir until it is melted and smooth. Spray your dish with baking spray.

You can go ahead and mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, place butter and sugar and mix well – about a minute or two. Add the eggs, one at a time, blending after each. Add the banana’s, yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Beat until blended.
* I don’t measure the cinnamon and nutmeg. I can tell you that I LOVE cinnamon and if I had to guess, it would come close to a tablespoon or more. Nutmeg is very strong so I add only about a teaspoon
Add your dry ingredients slowly, mixing as you go. The batter will be thick yet some what runny still. Spoon batter into a loaf pan or a 8″ x 8″ glass baking dish. Add half of the batter into the dish, then add the chocolate. Make sure it is hot and runny so you can evenly spread it on the top. Move fast because it will start to stiffen up. Once the layer of chocolate is down, add the remainder of the banana bread batter, spreading it over the chocolate.

Place on the baking rack and bake for one hour. Insert a toothpick to see if it is done. Let cool and enjoy!