Banana Bread Quinoa

IMG_3239 IMG_3234This could not be easier, all ingredients go right in the Crockpot! It comes out tasting like a bowl of oatmeal and a loaf of banana bread had a baby! It is packed with protein and is so yummy! You have to try it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of light cream
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/8 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • Fresh Banana, honey, and cinnamon(to garnish)

Directions:

Mash bananas in crockpot. Add all other ingredients (except garnish ingredients) and whisk to mix. Cover and cook on low for 3.5 hours. Garnish with a few slices of fresh banana, a drizzle of 1 tsp of local honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!!

This recipe makes about seven 1/2 cup servings. Weight watchers Points Plus 2012: 6 points

*This recipe was inspired by nutritionfor.us.

Atlantic City Restaurant Week

I was able to get a group of ten of my favorite people into the same room last night to enjoy one of the best events, Atlantic City Restaurant Week! My husband and I hosted/organized the evening and I am proud to say that it was a big success!!

This was the second year in a row that we went to Steve and Cookies by the Bay in Margate City with a large group; some the same people from last year, and some new! I personally enjoyed Butter Poached Clams, Walnut Crusted Black Pearl Salmon, and Organic Pear and Apple Crisp for dessert. I refrained from any alcohol, of course, because of our little baby on the way, but everyone else had a nice assortment of beverages from red wine to limoncello! It was well worth the planning time and every hard-earned penny!

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*Sorry for the poor picture quality, didn’t want to lug around my big, nice camera…you get the idea…

Can’t wait until next year!!