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!


  • 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)


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


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!







*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!!