Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread. Is there any greater love?

The short answer is yes, of course there is. Buuuuut, banana bread has been getting me through these queasy days of early pregnancy. No-thing has sounded good except the carb-iest carbs. This chocolate chip banana bread (smothered in peanut butter, obviously) has been a real life saver at breakfast time when my usual yogurt and granola can’t even be looked at.

While I’m pleased to announce that I think I’ve kicked nausea and most of my aversions to the curb (welcome back, vegetables!) I will continue to have a soft spot in my heart for banana bread. And there’s plenty of eating to be done that we can have room for both. I love adding the aforementioned peanut butter to each slice because it guarantees it’ll keep me full… and it just feels like the right choice.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread… 

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Baby Bump - 9 weeks, 5 days

Big News (It’s What You Think)

I feel like I’ve been keeping a little bit of a secret, which isn’t really a secret at all. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you might have missed that we’re expecting our fourth baby in November of this year! I’m almost ten weeks now, and my belly is waaaaay out there. Baby number… 

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

Welcome back to the world of real life and healthy eating. Today we’re eating our colors! This roasted sweet potato and kale salad is full of delicious, super healthy veggies that I probably never knew existed until I was a grown up. I’m not even sure kale was a thing before it became a health… 

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Slice of Life 3/30/2015

Slice of Life

This last week was ROUGH. Maybe you noticed my internet absence (or maybe you didn’t). Whether you were wondering where I was or not, I was right here, at home, curled up in the fetal position trying not to die. I hate to mention the stomach flu on a food blog, but that’s all that… 

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Slice of Life 3/19/2015

Slice of Life

Heeeey-o! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a life update. Things have been pretty busy around here. Homeschool has been plugging along (we’re about half way through 1st grade). There was a span of time where I was starting to panic about what we would do about curriculum for the next school year, but… 

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Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies - Crisp, chewy, and full of chocolate and pecans!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you ever have so much you want to get done that you don’t get anything done? My list of wants (definitely not needs) is about ten miles long right now. Everything from sewing tiny more-appropriate Barbie clothes to writing another ebook (on an entirely different and slightly scary topic), to finally finishing painting every… 

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Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili - So warm and filling!

Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili

I hereby dubb thee Springtime. I’m done hiding under my blanket. I’m done getting my vitamin D while napping in a sunbeam coming through my window. I’m done shunning ice cream because I’m already too cold. It may only be the first week of March but I think everyone can agree that spring starts now…. 

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Spinach Pesto Pasta // The Live-In Kitchen

Spinach Pesto Pasta

Can February just go away already? I’m wearing so. many. clothes. I’m seriously freezing. And I should probably be working three jobs to pay for this monster heating bill that still leaves me chilled to the bone. It’s around this time of year that I really start questioning my life choices, or at least my… 

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