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Best breakfast ever

Overnight Oats. Best breakfast ever -- Rambling Colors Blog

For years I prioritized sleeping a few more minutes over having a proper breakfast. I ended up always running out the door and grabbing a -plastic and bland- cereal bar and a cup of coffee at the office. Awful, I know! But thanks to Pinterest -my oracle, as you may have noticed- I discovered Overnight Oats. Since then, I long for breakfast. It’s easy, healthy, delicious AND it keeps you full until noon. Oh, and you can sleep a little longer in the morning too since all you have to do is take them out of the fridge and grab a spoon.

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Banana and Chocolate bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

I have a problem, and it’s called Chocolate and Banana Bread. No, really. Since I started making this recipe from Dos Cucharadas I can’t stop. It’s so good and easy to make, and it ALWAYS turns out great! But what really drives me to make it is the compliments I get every time (almost every other weekend, actually), Because we all love to be praised when we do something well, right?

Chocolate Banana Bread

With the author’s permission (the lovely Mana from Dos Cucharadas), here’s the English version of this recipe. It has my chocolate-y addition, which I came up with by chance, when I decided to add some leftover chocolate to the mix and see how it’d go. Obviously the results didn’t dissapoint. Banana and chocolate seem to be a match made in heaven.

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate and Banana Bread:

  • 3 small ripe bananas (not so small and not so ripe bananas work just as well)
  • 250 grams (8 oz) self-rising flour
  • 120 grams (3.8 oz) butter
  • 150 grams (4.8 oz) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60 grams (2 oz) dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Puree the bananas and set aside. In a bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the pureed bananas and the sifted flour to the mixture. Add vanilla extract and chocolate and mix until everything is combined. Bake for aproximately 40 minutes at medium heat.

* Make sure the loaf has a crispy golden crust before removing it from the oven. Insert a knife in the middle and if it comes out with little crumbs, it’s done! This bread is pretty moist, so the knife won’t be completely clean once you remove it.

Chocolate Banana Bread

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make this recipe, I assure you’ll be making it every weekend! You can thank me later 😉

Quinoa

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I’m a fan. Since the first bite. Quinoa has been eaten for 5000 years, but only recently it has become more popular. And it’s not a surprise, because these seeds are gluten-free, have high protein, iron and calcium content -among other things- and have very low fat. I’ve been using it mostly as a side dish, instead of rice for example, but it’s so versatile that you can also added to vegetables in salads, or stewed with some kind of meat.
Cooking it is very simple, as shown by Sarah from My New Roots in the lovely video below. 
Soy fan. Desde el primer bocado. La quinoa se come desde hace 5000 años, pero en el último tiempo se ha empezado a hacer más conocida. Y no es una sorpresa, porque este alimento es libre de gluten, tiene altos contenidos de proteína, hierro, calcio -entre otras cosas- y es bajo en grasas. Yo lo he adoptado sobre todo como guarnición, para reemplazar por ejemplo el arroz, aunque es super versátil y también se puede agregar a ensaladas mezclada con vegetales, o en algún tipo de estofado con carne. 
Cocinarla es muy fácil, tal como demuestra Sarah de My New Roots en el video que sigue. De todos modos, estas son las instrucciones:
  • Medir una taza de quinoa
  • Enjuagar
  • Colar
  • Agregar 2 tazas de agua y una pizca de sal 
  • Llevar a hervor
  • Bajar el fuego al mínimo
  • Dejar cocinar durante 15-20 minutos, y listo!

Have you ever tried it? How do you prepare it? I’d love to know!
Alguna vez la probaron? Cómo la preparan? Me encantaría saber!