These quick and easy to make muffins are a favorite with my family and friends. I make them with or with-out add ins, depending what’s on hand in the pantry! Made either way, they are moist and delicious!
2-ripe bananas mashed
1-cup white sugar
1 1/2-cups flour
1-tsp baking soda dissolved in a little hot water
* optional 1 cup-chocolate chips, walnuts, chopped candied ginger or any other desired add in.
-Mix first four ingredients together, set aside.
-Mix all dry ingredients-(except baking soda)
-Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients , add baking soda and water to the mixture.
-Mix together, taking care not to over mix.
-If desired, add 1 cup of add ins.
-Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Makes one dozen.
One very cold January day in 2015, I was craving a hearty warming soup. Having limited amounts of vegetables on hand and no desire to go out for groceries brrrr…. way too cold! I concocted this dish with what I had in my pantry. It ended up a friend stopped by for a visit and I shared some with him, he loved it! That of course made my day, I love when a recipe turns out good and there is someone to try it out.
2-tbsp oil of choice for frying
6-cloves garlic, chopped
4-large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped into chunks
4-large potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
1-tsp curry powder
1-tsp ground coriander
1-tsp hot chilli powder
2-cups green lentils
6-cups veg stock (made up with 2 stock cubes and six cups filtered water)
1-tsp salt or (according to ones taste,)
1/4-tsp black pepper or (according to ones taste)
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Fry the chopped onions and garlic gently on a medium heat for about 5 minutes until slightly softened.
Add chopped carrots and continue to gently fry for another 10 minutes.
Sprinkle over the cumin, coriander, oregano and chilli powder into the vegetables, stir and cook gently for another minute.
Pour in the vegetable stock. Add chopped potatoes and lentils. Bring up to the boil and then simmer for 60 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
At his point you can part-purée or completely puréer. Using a stick blender in the pan or transfer to a food processor and blend to a smooth consistency. You can also add more boiled hot water at this point if too thick.