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Homemade Banana Bread

Homemade Banana Bread

Freshly Baked Banana Bread!

Here is another of my favorite receipts that my Grandma would recognize as food (see my comments about food for fueling), and that I use for food on the run. I will share a few secrets for this banana bread receipt, but not all. The receipt that I proved below is only a guide for you to make your own delicious banana bread. Feel free to add any extra ingredients that you like to your batter. My friend Neeraj likes to add Chia seed in his banana bread,

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Hawaiian Shirt Ray’s Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola is a great alternative to buying store bought granola. When purchasing store bought granola you need to be careful about what you are buying. Many store bought granolas are prepared with coconut oil or other oils that are high in saturated fat. Using my recipe you can avoid the bad fats and use heart healthier oils.

When I make my homemade granola I double the recipe below and store it in airtight containers.

Ingredients

5 cups rolled oats

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup molasses

½ cup honey

¼ cup safflower oil

¼ cup water

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Homemade “real” Ginger Ale

Homemade “real” Ginger Ale

A nice cool glass of real ginger ale

Ingredients

1 cup peeled, finely cubed ginger root

3 cups water

1 cup sugar

2 cups club soda

1 teaspoon lime juice

Preparation Peel ginger root and finely cube. In a covered sauce pan, bring the water to a boil. Add the ginger pieces and sugar and cover, reducing the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Drain the ginger pieces from the sugar water. If you are going to make crystallized ginger save the

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Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized Ginger

Ingredients

1 cup peeled, finely cubed ginger root

3 cups water

1 cup sugar

Additional sugar by weight of cooked ginger root

Preparation Peel ginger root and finely cube. In a covered sauce pan, bring the water to a boil. Add the ginger pieces and sugar and cover, reducing the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Drain the ginger pieces from the sugar water. If you are going to make ginger ale save the ginger sugar water. Weigh the ginger pieces

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Man with real Crystallized Ginger

Ingredients

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp soda

1 tsp ginger (you can add more ginger if you want)

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

½ cup shortening (I use real butter)

¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed

¾ cup molasses

1 egg beaten

½ to ¾ cup crystallized ginger (optional)

½ tsp grated lemon rind

1 tsp hot water

1 tsp vinegar

Preparation Sift the flour with the soda, spices and salt. Cream the shortening and add the sugar, creaming until mixture is fluffy. Add the molasses

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