All Things Foodie

Watermelon Wishes and Caviar Dreams

I came across this photo of Watermelon Pizza and am completely inspired. I love the vibrant color of the fruit and that it is healthy.

This idea is perfect for a party and especially for a children’s party so they can have a fun treat. I have made fruit pizza with a cookie crust, but this new twist is a must try for me. I love how they cut the watermelon into thin circle slices, sliced bananas, and tossed on other fruits such as grapes, blueberries, and blackberries. You could jazz it up for adults by adding really nice balsamic vinegar drizzled on the top. Slice into triangular shapes to create the pizza pie and you are all set. I can’t wait to bring this to a pool party this summer and delight everyone with this mouth watering fresh treat.

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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Nibbles

A friend of mine posted a picture of these little vegan gems she was making for her daughter’s school. She eats really clean and has a fabulous yoga body so I decided to whip them up and see if I liked them.

As you all know, I love to bake and prefer to use full fat, from scratch recipes, but every so often I come across a great healthy alternative. This is exactly that kind of healthy treat that is tasty and totally guilt free. The recipe only has four ingredients and I super easy to make. You will need two ripe bananas, dash of cinnamon, 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, 1 1/4 cup oats (I used gluten free).

Mash the bananas in a bowl until they are completely blended. Add the oats, cinnamon, and chocolate chips until mixed well. Take a small ice cream scoop or two spoons and scoop out the batter onto a greased cookie sheet. I used coconut oil spray to grease it. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 mins and allow to completely cool. They are sweet and slightly crunchy on top. Perfect for a snack or even breakfast. The recipe makes 12 bite size morsels, so if you need more feel free to double the recipe.

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Two Ingredient “Pancakes”

One of my favorite healthy breakfasts to make only takes two ingredients. Two eggs and a ripe banana. These make up thin, crepe like pancakes that are light and delicious.

Peel one ripe banana and put into a bowl. Blend well with a hand mixer to create a fluffy banana base. Crack two eggs into the banana puree and whip until frothy. Take a 1/4 measuring cup and measure out this amount of batter and pour onto a greased, preheated pan. The pan must be heated just below medium heat because these pancakes cook quickly and tend to burn fast. I use coconut oil spray to grease the pan. Use a metal spatula a flip the pancakes once the top is covered in bubbles and the bottom is a beautiful golden brown color. They will only need about 30 seconds to finish cooking on this side.

Once they are all ready, put on a plate and you can top with fresh fruit, greek yogurt, agave or all three!

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Southern Banana Pudding

I love the South! All the gentlemen, lovely ladies and the Southern accents draw me in. The food cooked from scratch with premium ingredients and full fat butter are mouth watering. I especially love the dessert, Southern Banana Pudding. 

Since I don’t live in the south, I need to get my fix somewhere and I often pop by Magnolia Bakery to satisfy my craving. They have perfected Banana Pudding and offer free samples for everyone who walks through the door. The bakery is an outpost of their flagship store in New York and I couldn’t be more pleased that there is a location in Los Angeles. The pudding has layers of vanilla wafers, fresh bananas, and vanilla pudding. I suspect there is some whipped cream folded into it to keep it light in texture. 

This pudding is divine and is packaged in three sizes, mini, small, and large. The bakery also offers catering sizes for parties. I promise this sweet fluff will tanalize your tastebuds and have you craving it time and time again. So get on over to your closest location and snap up a carton or two, you will go bananas over it. 

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding is $3.50 for the mini, $5 for the small, and $6.50 for the large. Single bowl is $35 (serves 10) the double bowl is $60 (serves 20) 

visit http://www.magnoliabakery.com for a location nearest you. 

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