Posts Tagged ‘Bananas’

Cuckoo For CoCoNut (Oil that is)

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

The last two months have brought about great changes in my kitchen. We have recently discovered that many of my 7-year-old’s chronic pain issues are due to numerous, severe allergies- both food and environmental. I was already committed to having a “non-processed” pantry and she was already gluten-free so I thought I had the home-cooking lifestyle down pat. But the discovery of allergies to all grains, many fruits and vegetables, and to other basics including olive oil and raw local honey, really set my mind whirling. So much of what I thought was healthy was in fact hurting her. Though I was truly grateful to finally get some answers for my girl I felt depressed, overwhelmed, and totally ill equipped for the task at hand. But, being a somewhat plucky, hard-to-keep-down kind of gal, I quickly got over my pity party and did the best thing I could do. I started to research and started to get into the kitchen and experiment.
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BANANAS for Bananas!

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

One of the most consistent items in our baskets from week to week is BANANAS! So, what do you know about bananas? Here’s a fun little FAQ I have assembled about bananas for you!

  • Bananas are one of the oldest cultivated plants, and are grown in over 100 countries. Bountiful Baskets bananas come from small farmers in Central Mexico.
  • Bananas grown wild have large, hard seeds, but through centuries of cultivation, the seeds in our bananas are very, very tiny.
  • Bananas are the fruit of the largest herb!
  • An individual banana is called a finger.
  • Bananas are slightly radioactive (it’s the potassium)!
  • Bananas can be used as an egg substitute in yeast-free baking (1/2 banana=1 egg) (except for when eggs act as leavening)

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Recipe Roundup – June 30

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

The Recipe Round Up is a delicious collection of recipes from blogs and websites that you can make using your Bountiful Basket goodies. This week I focused on finding you recipes that you don’t need to turn on your oven to make since it is already a hot summer! I hope you enjoy! ~Karmen
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Facebook Recipe Roundup – June 16

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Recipe Round Up

The Recipe Round Up is a delicious collection of recipes from blogs and websites that you can make using your Bountiful Basket goodies.  We hope you enjoy! ~Karmen
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