sorry. i was raving about this combination
(aloud, to the chagrin and
puzzlement of my grandma)
(who doesn’t understand english)
and, well, i have this weird thing
where when i repeat one phrase over
and over and over and over again
…it becomes something else.
peanut butter and banana =>
peenoot boottah und barnarnar.
why am i raving about this combination,
i made my own peanut “butter” today.
i say “butter” in
because it’s not remotely buttery.
it’s actually sort of crumbly.
into my blendtec went:
- leftover salt-roasted peanuts (Planter’s brand)
- splash of water
- two tablespoons of sugar
and i pulsed it, scraped down the sides
pulse, scrape, pulse, scrape
eventually it hardened into something shiny
and wouldn’t blend anymore.
i was happy because it is SO tasty
but… well it doesn’t spread
like peanut butter.
i was afraid to add oil.
in hindsight, maybe i should’ve.
i mean, it’s not a low-calorie spread.
it’s made from peenoots, for pete’s sake.
i’ll just call it peanut crumble
(or peenoot krambleh!)
but in other news…
ever heard of one-ingredient ice cream?
i don’t exactly know where it originated
but i threw a banana in the freezer last night
because i was planning to make banana soft-serve
while i had the blender out today to make
lesson learned: put banana in FRIDGE
or risk getting freezer burn on your hands
while you try to peel off the skin.
i had to microwave the banana for maybe…
10 seconds? in intervals.
but i got the peel off
cut broke the banana into three chunks
and tossed it into the blendtec.
blend, blend, blend.
scrape, scrape, scrape.
i noticed that the soft serve was in three chunks.
the soft serve turned out kind of in
three slightly fibrous, stringy chunks.
you know those stringy fibers in bananas?
yeah, think those. except cold. and mushed.
and awesomely soft. yeah.
oh well. it was tasty, especially with
~1 teaspoon of peanut crumble thrown in.
could have done with more peanut crumble.
i spooned some into my mouth a few minutes later.
mmm. can’t say i would be spreading it on bread
but stirred into oatmeal
sign me up, baybeh.
(what is it with me and weird spelling/pronunciation today?)
oh yes, and for the next two weeks
this is going to be somewhat of a food diary.
just recording the awesome food experiments
i’ll be getting up to…
just, food. good food.
in other news,
i made overnight oats last night
with equal parts oats, water and milk
and cubed an apple and threw a few pieces in
and left it in the fridge to soak.
the next morning i microwaved the entire thing
then halfway through added the rest of the apples.
lots of cinnamon. it was newly-bought, so i had to.
lesson learned: make cubes smaller next time.
oh, and sunday morning, i made pancakes.
did i say that already?
if i didn’t, then…
i combined equal parts flour and milk.
and a bit of baking powder,
and unsweetened cocoa.
and made pancakes.
lesson learned: unsweetened cocoa is meant to be
put into baked goods with SUGAR
for a reason.
oh yeah, and my pancakes turned out sort of…
gummy. they tasted fine, but when i went to cut them
they wouldn’t cut very easily? i mean like
sort of… gummy on the inside. yeah.
sorry that’s all i can describe it as.
i’ll be putting less baking powder in next time.
maybe that had something to do with it.
sunday night: i made savory oatmeal.
my grandma had eaten earlier
and had a plate of sauteed veggies for me.
i chopped it up
and added it to my oatmeal
along with salt, pepper,
and this oatmeal flavouring thing
(we have the following flavours:
- maple sugar
- low sugar
- mushroom/wild veggies.)
(i can’t say i didn’t “wtf?!” at the last one at first.
but it’s tasty, ish. sort of like…
okay, msg. i like the taste of msg.
i know it’s incredibly bad for me, but
i guess a correction would be that
i like the taste of umami?)
mmm. savory oatmeal was good.
i’ll be making pancakes tomorrow.
i’ll be adding black sesame seeds.
i’ll let you know how that turns out.
Have you ever made banana soft serve? How do you deal with the chunky problem… or do you not? (I know that maybe it should have blended for longer, but the chunks were too big and the blender started not so much to blend as to sort of whip it around.) (My soft serve melted together a little, though. And maybe the fibrous nature of it wasn’t that bad.)