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Bites from other Blogs

  • Banana bread is one of those recipes that it is hard to resist tweaking. Adding coconut and adding a peanut butter swirl to the bread are just a couple of popular ideas, but what about adding avocado to a batch? Savory Notes did just that with this Avocado Banana Bread. Mashed ripe avocado doesn’t add a strong avocado flavor to the bread, just a mild one. The main contribution of the avocado is that it adds a lot of extra moisture and richness, making the banana bread even more tender than usual. This might be a fun loaf to serve at brunch, then see if anyone can guess what the secret ingredient is!
  • If you have fresh peaches on hand and yogurt in the kitchen you are all set to make Baltic Maid‘s incredibly easy Peach Frozen Yogurt. This yogurt is definitely bursting with fruit flavor, so it is a great way to enjoy peaches when they are at the peak of their season. Strained yogurt is pureed with peaches and sweetened lightly with honey, which compliments the already honeyed flavor of the peaches, and the whole thing is put into an ice cream maker to churn. The result is creamy, flavorful and something you’ll want to make again and again.
  • Peaches can also be put to good use in the No-Bake Peach Bars from Our Chocolate Shavings. These bars start out with a granola bar-like crust, made with macadamia nuts, oats, honey and prunes, which help to bind everything together. The bars are topped with gently cooked fresh peaches and allowed to set in the fridge. The result is a healthy, summery tart that doesn’t require you to heat up your kitchen by turning on the oven! As healthy as it sounds, this one would be great served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – making it like a peach crumble sundae!
  • You wouldn’t know from looking at it, but All Day I Dream About Food‘s Lemon Cream Cake is low carb and gluten free. The cake is an adaptation of a popular dessert from a popular Italian chain restaurant, but made over with a healthier twist so that those with dietary restrictions can indulge in an over-the-top dessert once in a while, too. The dramatic looking cake has a fluffy lemon cream cheese filling between the cake layers and is topped with an almond crumble, adding more flavor in a nice touch that you don’t see on too many layer cakes. This particular recipe probably won’t take too well to converting it to a less healthy version, but there are other copycat recipes out there if you want the even more indulgent version of the cake.

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  • Baltic Maid
    August 10, 2011

    Thanks for the link. It made my day!

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