Even though my blog revolves mostly around fashion, I still feel quite a heavy sort of emptiness when I don't occasional sprinkle a little bit of love into the blog belly. For some reason, the satisfaction of doing a recipe post seems to be so much greater than that of a fashion post. Even though I spend countless hours preparing for a photoshoot, doing the photoshot, and the editing the photographs - I just don't get the same sense of pride that I do with my food posts. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I am creating something from scratch. If I were to design my own clothes and then execute the design, I'd probably feel the same way I do about conjuring recipes.
There are basically two reasons why I create recipes: One Out of necessity, and two, out of boredom. Necessity dictates that I have an event coming up, or that I do not have a certain ingredient on hand, or that I'm hungry. Boredom, well I'm sure you guys know that feeling where you just have nothing to do, and rather than just sit there on your couch and mindlessly stare at that little device on your palm or turn on that television set, you just do something. Recently, though I've been finding that I've been more inspired out of necessity than out of boredom.
This healthy banana bread recipe was born out of the fact that I've been leading a much healthier lifestyle. Years ago, as I forged through a number or banana bread recipes, I actually managed to create a perfectly moist, sweet, and delicious loaf. Unfortunately, the recipe is laden with all sorts of unhealthy ingredients that contain little to no nutritional value. So now that I have cleaned up my lifestyle, I thought it was time to clean up my banana bread.
After a couple of trials, I managed to create a delicious and nutritious banana bread that was ever so slightly indulgent. Rather than using all purpose flour, I used a combination of whole wheat and coconut flours. I omitted the egg yolk, and whipped up the egg whites with some cream of tartar for some extra volume and fluffiness. I even added flaxseed meal for extra nutrition.
The end result? Hubbs approved.
|This is actually one of my favorite shots of the day. Funny how satisfying this photo makes me feel even though the bread is all gone.|