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A friend shared her vegan carrot cake recipe and it sounded so simple yet tasty enough that I really wanted to try my hand at it. Like, literally after reading her recipe. However, I used what I had on hand therefore making it not vegan. What I ended up with was something that was super moist and tasty! The hubster has been asking if I had made it again since that one time…I think that’s a clue? 😉
See this deliciousness?
When its all mixed together, it looks like this.
And once baked it looks like this.
And once cooled, looks like this 🙂
There’s something to be said about finding a bargain on banana’s. I know in the US, the store Trader Joe’s sells 5/$1 or a pound for a buck. Here the prices range anywhere from $0.49/lb right up to $0.89/lb and even higher for organic. Much to my delight, I spotted the clerk filling up the discount, dent & ding rack so I scooted on over to see what she was putting out.
This mammoth bag of banana’s. I weighed the bag when I got home and counted over 20 banana’s …. for $1.69. That’s right – the entire bag was only $1.69! BTW – The bag weighed 12lb’s. The best part, 90% of them were still firm, green and just starting to go yellow. I’m guessing a new shipment of banana’s came in and there were only so little left from the old that they decided to put it out for clearance? I have no problems with that if that means I can snag such a deal!
After a week, they started turning as we can only eat so many banana’s in a day. I mashed the remaining and froze some and used the rest to make up some wonderful muffins! These baby freeze great as well.
Walnut, coconut, choc chip banana muffins.
Plain old raisin & banana muffins.
Snack time! Nothing like a freshly baked muffin still warm from the oven paired with a nice cold glass of milk. Hey…don’t judge! Someone had to be sacrificial lamb and do a taste test. May as well enjoy myself! 😉 Don’tchas just love great bargains?
Just having returned home from vacation this week, there’s nothing in the house – foodwise – that is wasted. 🙂
Having emptied out the fridge before leaving helped. We do have some food items that made their way home with us on the airplane though – especially with the cost of airport food which is very limited and sometimes of poor quality. But I think the few hard boiled eggs, cheese strings and healthy muffins (thank you Trader Joe’s!) will be eaten over the next day or so and yes, we did have a cooler bag with us.
On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)