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090829 – Broiled Pineapple w/ Coconut
090829, 9:57 am
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Fresh Killed Sign

Joe made some of his delicious thai peanut chicken for dinner.  he picked up the chicken at a really cool butcher shop we found while biking the other day.  The Mayflower Poultry Company’s meat is antibiotic and hormone free, and they have organic and free range meat in addition.  After watching the movie Food Inc. a couple weeks ago, we have decided not to support large, national meat companies like Perdue  and Tyson that represent the majority of meat in grocery stores today.

Pineapple Dessert

For dessert he made pineapple that we bought earlier that day at Haymarket for ¢75.

  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 1/2 C coconut flakes
  • 1/3 C dark brown sugar
  1. Trim the pineapple by snapping off the top, cutting off the bottom, quartering it, cutting off the core, cutting each quarter away from the roughage, and then dividing each quarter into 1/2″ slices.
  2. Set oven to broil with a rack on the second from top shelf.
  3. Sprinkle pineapple with brown sugar (it may take a little patting to get it to stick) and then coconut flakes.
  4. Broil for 4 minutes, or until the pineapple begins to soften and the brown sugar is gooey.


090718 – banana chocolate chunk cookies
090718, 9:18 am
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Banana Chocolate Chunk cookies

I just ran 17 miles this morning, and these cookies make the perfect post-run treat!

  • 3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 C)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2 C rolled oats
  • 2/3 C ground fiber one
  • 1/3 C coconut
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t fine grain sea salt
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 6 – 7 ounces chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar chopped (or both)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, racks in the top third.
  2. In a large bowl combine the bananas, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Set aside. In another bowl whisk together the oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks/chips.The dough is a bit looser than a standard cookie dough, don’t worry about it.
  3. Drop dollops of the dough, each about 2 teaspoons in size, an inch apart, onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen bite-sized cookies.  I only eat my bananas while they are still on the green side.  This is my favorite thing to do with the overly ripe spotted ones!




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