That’s Bananas! Viki’s Granola Banana Granola Pops #ad

I received a free bag of Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola to review. Recipe and product information courtesy of Viki’s Granola. I received no further compensation. Opinions on the product are my own.”

I’m a granola fan from way back before it was “cool”. Bananas are also one of my favorite fruits. So when a representative from Viki’s Granola showed me their latest mix, well, I went bananas! I definitely wanted to try it!

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This granola has a subtle sweetness I found goes as well with plain yogurt as chocolate ice cream. I could liven up cereal too with a sprinkle. That chocolate ice cream with chocolate chunks was my favorite for a combo. Here’s a cool recipe from Viki’s Granola for banana lovers everywhere.

Viki’s Granola Banana Granola Pops

Viki's Granola Banana Granola Pops

Ingredients:

  • 4 Bananas
  • 3 tablespoons Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips or shards
  • 8 Popsicle sticks

Directions:

Peel, cut bananas in half crosswise and insert Popsicle sticks.  Place on a parchment-lined tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 3 hours. Place Viki’s Banana Walnut Granola into a shallow dish. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over low heat, constantly stirring. Pour the chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each banana into the chocolate and roll in the granola straightaway. Place on a parchment-lined tray. Serve immediately or wrap individually in parchment paper or plastic wrap in the freezer.

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Viki’s Granola is made with 100% all natural ingredients, gluten-free and baked with love. Unlike other granolas with hard clusters, Viki’s has a fresh, soft, chewy texture and no artificial aftertaste. Available in five delicious flavors, Viki’s Granola is great to enjoy on its own or with yogurt for a nutritious snack, and are even available in snack packs, perfect for on-the-go!

Find out more about all the great granola flavors fromViki’s Granola
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Banana Walnut is one of the newest additions to Viki’s line of delicious signature soft-baked granola.

Viki has captured the essence of warm, freshly baked banana bread and packed it into her newest flavor of granola! Viki added banana chip bunches and walnuts to her signature mix of gluten-free oats, organic honey and coconut to create a delicious granola that you are sure to go nuts over.

($5.49/12 oz. bag $11.99 / (10) 1.5oz bags) www.VikisGranola.com.

Food for Thought…What creative ideas do you have for using granola? I’d love to hear them in a comment below!

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Orange Ginger Carrot Soup #SundaySupper

orange Ginger Carrot Soup
Carrots are the star of this soup. Ginger adds a bit of zing. Fresh squeezed orange juice makes it tangy sweet.
How do you feel about meatless meals? We try to eat at least one meal where veggies are the center of attention. Sometimes I skip the eggs, butter and milk too.
Today Sunday Supper sets its focus on celebrating World Vegetarian Day!
Salads make an easy veggie meal. You can add fruit to brighten up the plate. Spinach and Strawberry Salad is one of my favorites!
Soup is another easy way to get your veggie meal. I love potato soups, rustic tomato and split pea. Yum!
Butternut squash is coming into season just in time for soup too.
I like the flavors of carrots, ginger and orange together. Try this combo as soup and let me know if you agree!

Orange Ginger Carrot Soup

Orange Ginger Carrot Soup

Orange Ginger Carrot Soup #SundaySupper

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby carrots
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

Instructions

  • Add carrots, onion, broth and ginger to a 3-quart saucepan. Cook until carrots are soft but not mushy.
  • Stir in orange juice, zest, salt and pepper.
  • Puree in small batches. Serve warm or chilled.
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Susan Pridmore  from The Wimpy Vegetarian for hosting this event!

 
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Food for thought…What is your go to veggie for soup or sides? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

Enjoy all these great vegetable dishes from our Sunday Supper Group!

Appetizers

Desserts

Entrees

Sides

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #216

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!

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On to the Party!

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Butter Beans in Fresh Tomato Sauce #TheRecipeReDux

Butter Beans in Fresh Tomato Sauce

 
Butter Beans Fresh Tomato Sauce

Butter Beans in Fresh Tomato Sauce simmers up a creamy, protein packed main or side dish for Meatless Mondays or anytime meals.

Welcome to the September Recipe ReDux Challenge!

First Cooking Recollections

Stir up some of your earliest culinary recollections. Did you stand at your grandmother’s elbow to learn to cook? Or did you learn by stumbling through a cookbook by yourself? Share a healthy recipe and the accompanying story about one of your first cooking memories.

I remember my Mom made plain meals that were hearty but not always flavorful. She tended to cook things the same way every time. Pork chops came out a bit dry and beef roasts left not a speck of pink in sight. Thank goodness for gravy.
The one thing that was always moist was her bean dishes. Gooey baked beans, Ham and Navy Bean Soup and black-eyed peas were some of my favorites.
One of the first bean dishes I made for her was with butter beans. I found a recipe that called for cooking tomatoes with the beans. Easy, fast and a full flavored dish Mom loved.

Butter Beans in Fresh Tomato Sauce
I hope you like it too!

Butter Beans in Fresh Tomato Sauce

Butter Beans in Fresh Tomato Sauce

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce can butter beans, drained
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, slice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Cook bay leaf, tomatoes and onion in butter until soft.
  • Add flour, stock salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened.
  • Remove bay leaf and stir in beans. Add additional stock if necessary to achieve desired consistency.
  • Garnish with parsley if desired.
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More about the Recipe ReDux.

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As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (ofReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.

Food for Thought…How many times have you tried remaking a childhood favorite with your own twist? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

Enjoy all these delicious childhood kitchen memory recipe ideas from #TheRecipeReDux !


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