Banana pancakes with caramel sauce

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Usually, when you have over-ripe bananas, you make banana bread. I am part of the rare group of people who doesn’t like banana bread. I know! But I just… don’t. So when I found myself with three bananas that were way too ripe to just eat, I found myself in a bit of a dilemma. I’d been craving pancakes lately (my new favorite thing is forcing Jé to eat dessert for dinner, which usually involves pancakes) so I decided to give banana pancakes a try, for dinner no less! Continue reading

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Banana, ginger and peanut butter smoothie

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Who doesn’t love a smoothie? Even if you’re not really that into fruit, I think just about anyone can find the right combination of fruits and nuts, spices, roots and flavors. I was hoping to find blood oranges again at the supermarket but alas; there were none. I bought bananas and pears and kiwis instead, but the only fruit that was ready to eat that day were the bananas. I’d been craving a smoothie for a few days and knew I couldn’t wait for those pears to ripen up… So I thought… What goes well with bananas? Peanut butter! And what would be my secret ingredient? A small piece of that massive hunk of fresh ginger I’d just purchased! Continue reading