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No-Bake Almond Joy Granola Bars. Tropical Chewy Granola Bars. Returning home from such an epic holiday, sitting here at my desk in my apartment feeling a million miles away from anything tropical, there is a part of me that wants to say I’m getting “back to reality”.

Tropical Chewy Granola Bars

But that would be inaccurate, as I believe that the island of Kauai was absolutely the realest place I’ve ever been. What do I mean by this? Well, I have never in my life been faced with more awe-inspiring nature, powerful energies, provocative weather, and life-challenging situations. It was the biggest dose of reality I could have gotten, anywhere. I think the thing that struck me as soon as we left the airport was how low-key the island seemed. The first week of our trip, we were staying on the north side of the island, which during the winter and spring seasons receives a lot of rain. We eventually found ourselves on the western side of the island trying to find some dry land and sunshine. But this is beginning to sound a bit complain-y, while I was actually having a total blast. Totally Baked: Hemp Protein Granola Bars. Banana Bread Protein Bars. Whenever my heart feels heavy, lost, or confused I tend to turn to the kitchen to distract myself.

Banana Bread Protein Bars

Seeking comfort in food isn’t as bad as those ridiculous diet magazines make it out to be. Food can bring us all together and make us pause to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Sometimes, a big pot of chili and garlic bread, creamy avocado pasta, or warm walnut banana bread is just the thing we need in that moment. Other days, it’s a big kale salad or a juicy basket of strawberries and coconut cream. Monday night, I made pasta with homemade spaghetti sauce while we watched the news. Soft & Chewy Sugar-Free Baked Granola Bars. January 8, 2014Angela (Oh She Glows) The alternate title for these bars was: ultra dense, doughy, chewy, soft, seedy, hearty, protein-and-fibre-packed granola bars, sweetened naturally with dates!

Soft & Chewy Sugar-Free Baked Granola Bars

Theworldwidegourmet. Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread- Baker Bettie. Get this simple recipe for vegan gluten free banana bread using no weird ingredients, only things that you have in your pantry!

Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread- Baker Bettie

I love my husband’s sweats. They are just so much more comfy and roomy than my own. On Saturday night I put them on before bed and then I never changed out of them. All day Sunday I lounged in his oversized cozy sweats that I went to bed in the night before. We snuggled, watched tv, took a nap, watched football, laughed, and just vegged out.

Pumpkin Christmas Bread recipe on Food52. Steamed Brown Bread recipe on Food52.com. Author Notes: I have lots of cookbooks.

Steamed Brown Bread recipe on Food52.com

I have a whole tote full of church and community cookbooks and while I wouldn't cook a lot of the recipes they are still interesting, inspiring and unique to for their glimpse of the year of food in which the books where created. One of my all time favorites is a book from a now non-existant town in Missouri named Pennytown. It was an African American town that at some point was no more. The residents still stayed in touch and many years later created a cookbook in memory of what once was.

I was fortunate enough to take a picture of the ladies who created the book and the newspaper did a story as well. Makes 8 slices each about 3/4 inch thick This recipe is a Community Pick! Crunchy Granola Bars Cookbook Recipe. Yesterday we reviewed Emily Franklin's Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids, and 102 Recipes, a great book full of improvisational cooking and healthy, practical, delicious recipes.

Crunchy Granola Bars Cookbook Recipe

We promised to share one more recipe, and here it is — a tried and tested, easy, terrifically yummy recipe for homemade crunchy granola bars. I realize that we already shared one granola recipe from Emily with you; she made homemade granola during the tour of her kitchen. But at the risk of making you think she only cooks granola (she most emphatically does not; every other recipe in the book is non-granola, I promise), I just had to share this one. Homemade granola and protein bars are perhaps the single biggest recipe request we get from our readers. You want fast, easy recipes for breakfast on the go. If you keep these ingredients around already then these are very cheap to put together. Because, you see, there will definitely be a second batch. Crunchy Granola Bars Preheat oven to 325°. Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars. I secretly love awkward situations.

Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars

Maybe not right while they’re happening… But when you look back, the awkward moments are the ones that always make for the best stories. This past Saturday I was meeting a friend for dinner and arrived early at the restaurant. (I’m always early to everything.) By the time my cell phone buzzed, saying my friend was going to be late, it was already approaching that awkward amount of time sitting alone at a table for two when people start to notice, probably wondering if I’d been stood up. Or if I had fat hands. Sorry, Friends reference. DIY Granola Bar - University of Michigan. Studying for finals means we all just need quick, filling snacks.

DIY Granola Bar - University of Michigan

But most of the packaged snacks students usually grab are loaded with sugar and filled with unpronounceable ingredients. By replacing butter with applesauce, maple syrup and honey for white sugar and adding a hint of pumpkin for a seasonal taste, this recipe gives you 8 healthy granola bars that you can tuck in your bag as fuel for each day of finals week. University of Michigan. Simple sweet potato chips and creamy spinach artichoke dip.

University of Michigan

You're welcome. Winter’s coming to a close and it’s time to lighten up on extra layers and draw away from heavy foods. Here are two sides that are full of flavor sans the heavy guilt. Sinless Sweet Potato Chips Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 20 minutesTotal time: 25 minutes Servings: 2 Ingredients:2 sweet potatoes cooking spray (optional) salt Photo by Parisa Soraya Directions: 1. Veggie Chips. With spring break around the corner, many of us are trying to slim down quickly before hitting the beach.

Veggie Chips

However, prelims are starting to pile up and it’s tough to avoid snacking while locked in the library. After days of suffering from this dilemma, I discovered vegetable chips. They’re healthy, yet satisfying and easy to make. I highly suggest trying this recipe using the suggestions below or with your favorite vegetable. Baked Vegetable Chips Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 10-15 minutesTotal time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients: Vegetables Vegetable oil SeasoningHint: see below for suggested vegetables and seasoning pairings. 25 Baked Alternatives To Potato Chips And French Fries.

Crackly banana bread. There are a lot of good reasons to make banana bread: You have a pile of sad bananas on top of your fridge that have reached their life’s expectancy. You like things that are unquestionably delicious. It’s raining and you need something toasty and cake-like to go with your coffee. You’re into recipes you can make with one bowl, and feed a dozen.