Chunky Monkey Brownies

Are you looking for a recipe to use your ripe bananas? I love when I go to the grocery store and I happen to be craving bananas. Of course, after a few days, I’m over bananas! The Chunky Monkey Brownies are a great way to use ripe bananas!

Chunky Monkey Brownies

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Malt Easter Egg Cookies

Easter is just weeks away! How do you celebrate? My son and I really don’t do anything special, but this year, we are making Malt Easter Egg Cookies!

Malt Easter Egg Cookies

Do you have any special Easter memories from your childhood? Do you have any special traditions you have with your own family?

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Plant-based Eating Made Easy

 

Plant-based eating made easy 

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In the last several years, I’ve moved towards a more plant-based diet. My goal is to eat in a healthier, more sustainable diet, for both myself and the planet. It also allows me to try new foods and to search for interesting new recipes to try. Although, sometimes trying to find all the ingredients can be daunting, but not anymore. With Purple Carrot, I get all the ingredients I need to make plant-based meals delivered directly to my home. It’s simple, delicious, and fun.

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Bailey’s Irish Creme Truffles

The only times I’ve had such a sweet and indulgent treat like truffles was at work or if they were given as a gift! What if you could make delicious truffles at home? The Bailey’s Irish Creme Truffles would make a lovely treat for any get-together or even wrapped up as a gift!

Bailey's Irish Creme Truffles

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Go Wild for Sustainably Caught Fish

 

Go Wild for Sustainably Caught Fish

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Growing up in Florida you become a bit of a seafood snob. When you’re able to catch it yourself, you know how good fresh fish tastes.  Of course, this isn’t an option for everyone, which is why most fish is bought in-store. In recent years, however, many types of seafood have been overfished or produced in farms. This can compromise both flavor, quality, and the underwater ecosystem. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to when you choose to purchase wild, sustainably caught fish.

One brand on such a mission is Wild Planet.  All of their products are sustainably caught. This means they don’t overfish the oceans, damage the habitat, or catch juvenile or non-targeted species. It’s a philosophy I fully support.

It aligns with the habits I was taught as a kid. Every time we went out on the boat, my parents always made sure we respected the water and the beings living below the surface.  We never caught more than we could eat. If the seafood was too small or not in season, we always returned it to the ocean. Though we had to leave a few anchors in the sea when they got stuck, we never considered the water our garbage can.

Sustainably Caught Fish – Skipjack Tuna

Sustainably caught fish - Skip Jack tuna

Wild Planet was kind enough to send me several of their products to try, including their Skipjack Tuna in a pouch. Though I’ve had their canned tuna before, this was the first time I tried the Skipjack pouch. I really enjoy both varieties. You can taste the difference in this sustainably caught fish. It’s like throwing out a line and catching it fresh yourself.

All of Wild Planet’s tuna is 100% pole and line caught in Central or North Pacific Ocean. Allowing the fish to remain in its natural habitat ensures you are getting the freshest fish every time. The skipjack tuna contains no salt and is packed raw without oil, water or fillers. It is then cooked once to help it maintain its rich abundance of DHA and EPA Omega 3’s. Consuming Omega 3’s is good for your mind, body, and soul.

There are lots of ways to enjoy tuna, but one of my favorites is the tuna melt. I like to add a bit of mayo, white pepper, and garlic salt to my tuna. This is followed by chopped celery and carrots. I then place the mixture on my favorite sprouted bread and top it off with cheddar cheese. In this case, I used vegan cheddar cheese.

Wild Sardines and Mackerel

Sustainably caught fish - wild sardines and mackerel

Wild Planet was also kind enough to send me their sustainably caught Wild Mackerel and Wild Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Just like the tuna, both of these skinless and boneless fillets are delicious. This variety features very simple ingredients, hand-fillet fresh fish, organic olive oil and sea salt.

These Atlantic Ocean sardines and mackerels are fished using purse seine methods. This sustainable method targets only the desired species. It also helps to eliminate catching fish you don’t want and doesn’t damage the ecosystem.

Wild Planet’s sardines and mackerels are rich in protein and EPA/DHA Omega 3s. I like to add them to salads for that extra punch of protein and salty, smokiness. I find them especially tasty in Caesar salad. They complement the creamy dressing perfectly. Mackerel also works well as a tuna substitute, while sardines are a great addition to your favorite bruschetta recipe.

So next time you’re craving some seafood, consider picking up the sustainably caught fish varieties from Wild Planet. You’ll not only taste the difference, but you’ll also be supporting a more eco-conscious brand.

What’s your favorite way to eat tuna? Have you tried canned sardines or mackerel?

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The Best Banana Bread Recipe I’ve Ever Tried

The Best Banana Bread Recipe I've Ever Tried--SImply Mudita Premium Stainless Steel 13 piece set measuring cups and spoons and equivalent chart

 

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Many years ago, when I got married, one of the gifts my grandmother gave me was a spiral bound recipe book (like the ones that churches are famous for creating). This one was from her own personal church and was filled with many different kinds of recipes contributed by her and other members.

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Girl Scouts Thin Mints Crumble Cookies

Were you a Girl Scout? Do you have daughters who are Girl Scouts? I believe I joined a local Girl Scout troop that my next door neighbor’s mom ran. Our troop was small, but we had so much fun. Before that, I was in the Girl Scout Brownies. I remember doing so many activities.

Girl Scouts Thin Mints Crumble Cookies

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Cinnamon Roll Filled Cookies

I remember growing up in the 80s and 90s, and hanging out at the mall was one of the fun things to do! We loved walking around the mall to either shop, hang out with friends, go see a movie, and even visit the food court! I even remember the cinnamon buns place at the mall. Do you?

Get ready for Cinnamon Roll Filled Cookies!

Cinnamon Roll Filled Cookies

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Easily Create Artisan Cocktails At Home

Easily Create Artisan Cocktails At Home

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We live around wonderful local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. They are filled with great food and locally made drinks. My husband and I aren’t frequent drinkers. However, we appreciate good quality when we do. Usually, we prefer an artisan cocktail or a craft brew…. [read more]

Mickey Mouse Stuffed Cookies

Mickey and Minnie Mouse are my favorite Disney couple. They are such a cute couple and have the type of love to admire. Are you a Mickey Mouse fan? We are so excited to share our Mickey Mouse Stuffed Cookies recipe!

Mickey Mouse Stuffed Cookies

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