Monday, April 27, 2015

Recipe: Gluten-free Banana Bread

This recipe is as easy as pie, or banana bread. This is my first gluten-free recipe. Give it a try.

4 ripe bananas, peeled
2 cups all-purpose gluten-free baking flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dark brown sugar (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 eggs

1. Mix flour, salt, brown sugar, baking soda, and walnuts in a large bowl.
2. In a medium bowl, smash bananas with a fork, then add oil and eggs. Mix until smooth.
3. Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
5. Use olive oil to grease a loaf pan.
6. Pour batter into pan and bake for 50 minutes.

Slice into the loaf and drizzle a bit of honey on top before serving. Or, you can cover a slice with sweet fruit.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Top 5 Must Have Apps

Download these apps today for life changing experiences!

1. Duolingo - FREE. Learn several languages, like Italian and Spanish, in easy to follow games. Repeat after the teacher, type in the language you are learning, and much more.

2. Clue - FREE. For women only, track your menstrual cycle and all that comes with it: period, pain, mood, and more. Follow a very easy to use calendar to stay on track.

3. Five Minute Journal - $5.99. This is a journal that holds true to its name. Log your day, goals and accomplishments, in just five minutes a day. You can even load photos and read inspirational quotes. Perfect for brushing your mind daily.

4. Overdrive - FREE. Download this app to connect to your local library card. Library card required. Download FREE audio books. Most can be listened to in 14 to 21 days. Then, return the titles when you're done. Couldn't be easier.

5. KRINGL - FREE. The Kringle app is perfect for parents. During Christmas, point your phone/tablet to your tree or living room and the app places a life-size Santa delivering gifts right in the shot. He moves and makes noise. It blew the socks off my child!