It’s mid-August and I’m embarrassed to say this post has been sitting in my queue since the beginning of June. Finishing up my dietetic internship and masters classes has stretched me thin. I haven’t been able to take the time to create and share up on this space as I would have liked. But the good news is Monday it will officially be over! After I present my thesis to a committee who gets to pick through my research with a fine-tooth comb and ask me any question their academic minds can muster up, I will be finished. To say I’m slightly nervous may be an understatement, but I’ve been focusing on the facts, what I know, and trying not to overthink the situation. I must say, I am looking forward to the weight off my shoulders and taking a huge sigh of relief around 10:30 Monday morning.
These little frozen treats have been helping me get through the hours of daily studying and paper writing at my kitchen table. As the summer sun radiates heat through the glass and I long to be outside soaking up the sunshine, these little gems make my time at the table significantly more manageable. It really is a simple treat that tastes quite decadent out of the freezer. The icy-cold banana sandwich-ing creamy peanut butter is topped with a drizzle of chocolate. It’s is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up or light summer dessert.
Before I give you the ingredients and most basic instruction you’ll ever follow, I’m sharing with you some links from around the web that caught my eye this week. After seeing some of my favorite bloggers (Jessie, Sophie, Laura and Sarah) post weekly links for quite sometime, I’ve been inspired to start my own recipe and weekly link share. I think it’s such a great way to share a simple recipe and spread the work of the creative minds who put out new content weekly. I’ll also be sharing things I’m into, find inspiring, or may have just stood out to me in some way, hoping that you’ll find it inspiring, laugh, or learn something new from reading it. I hope you enjoy!
As I mentioned above I have a few blogger I follow. I’ve subscribed to their email list and love getting weekly recipes, inspiration, and insight into their lives. If you aren’t already following the ladies, head over to each of their websites and sign up for their email updates. Trust me, you’ll love them! Jessie at Faring Well, Sophie at The Green Life, Laura at The First Mess, Lindsey at Dolly and Oatmeal, and Ashlae at Oh, Lady Cakes.
And of course these ladies posted killer recipes this week. If I could, I would have each of these meals made for me right now. Ashlae’s coconut yogurt (with the blueberry swirl, please), and Lindsey’s spicy hummus oven fries.
I get the chills every time this commercial comes on during the olympics.
For all you St. Louis foodies, or anyone in the area who loves delicious food, Sherrie from With Love + Food has been hosting seasonal pop-up dinner events that look simply magical. Sherrie’s next event is for Early Autumn is already sold out (there is a waitlist) but you can sign up to get notified about when her dinner in early November, The Great Harvest, is available for purchase.
Tuesday I received a copy of Jessica’s (from How Sweet It Is) cookbook, Seriously Delish, after having won it in a contest a couple months back. My boyfriend had googly-eyes over the bacon mac and cheese and requested that I make every recipe from cover to cover! While the cookbook is not vegetarian and is certainly more rich than I am used to cooking and eating, it is full of unique flavor combinations and inspiration. Plus, Jessica was so sweet to sign it adding such a wonderful personal touch. Again Jessica, thanks so much!
I aways need a good self-love reminder. Here is how to practice self-love with yoga.
If you know me well, you know I’m all over this post about medicinal plants. Do you use medicinal plant powders? If so, please share how, I’m always looking for new things to try!
I’m moving into a new house this week (eeek!) and this is new bed Ben and I are waiting on. I love it and cannot wait to start decorating.
Speaking of decorating, I created a design board for the living room and the other rooms are on their way. You can take a peak at my Pinterest board to get a better idea of the look I’m going for. Basically an urban jungle.
Inspiring is an understatement. It is truly amazing what the human body and mind can achieve. Can I please be her when I’m 86?
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- 2 small bananas
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate 70% cacao or higher
Peel the banana, slice and discard the ends. Slice each banana into 1/2 inch pieces. Each of my bananas allowed for 12 cuts or 13 banana pieces.
Place half of the sliced bananas on a pan covered with parchment paper.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on each slice and top with another sliced banana.
Warm the dark chocolate in the microwave (or on your stovetop) until melted, then drizzle on top of the bananas.
Place in the freezer for at least an hour, then enjoy!
The bites can be kept in the freezer for a week in an air-tight container.
I like letting mine thaw for about 5 minutes before eating, if I can find the patience.
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