Just Bananas "Ice Cream"


I've been seeing this one ingredient ice cream on the internet for years and recently tried it out for my 52 Food Adventures challenge.  We've been making it ever since.

As the only ingredient is frozen bananas, it really couldn't be simpler.

Your baby will get a unique treat when eating, your older children will consider it dessert,
and it would be perfect to help soothe the gums of a teething baby.

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Just Bananas "Ice Cream"

Banana (the more ripe the banana is the sweeter it will taste)

Take your banana, peel and slice it and place the pieces on a plate or tray.
Freeze the bananas and then puree in a food processor.

At this point you can definitely serve as is.  The texture will be that of soft serve.

If you like it to be more like traditional ice cream then stick it back in the freezer for another couple hours.



-Add peanut butter, cocoa powder or nutella
-Roast your bananas first to intensify the sweetness and add a note of caramel

Simply place in an airtight container in the freezer


Bananas are packed with potassium and fiber but they are also good for the digestive system.
They've been known to be binding and I think this would be the perfect that for a sick baby or child with diarrhea.

Have you had the one ingredient ice cream before?

Apple Cider Carrots with Rosemary

Hi!  Remember me?


Well, it has been a month.  I know, it's awful.

The thing is, the holidays came and then I got busy, and then I got busier, and then life happened and now here we are.  In January.

It seems that now that the Peanut can eat just about anything... he's actually eating less new things than ever before.  Why is that?  I think that toddler foods are somehow less planned, less of a decision and so maybe I've gotten lazy on trying new things.
Maybe I'm intimidated when it comes to making more grown-up foods.

Maybe it's just me.

Either way, I've just reminded myself that I need to pay more attention to diversifying Peanuts foods.
Especially now that he is more conscious of what he is eating. 

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We had lots of gorgeous carrots in our CSA box this past week, along with a bunch of rosemary and I have a gallon of apple cider sitting in the fridge.

Throw it all together and you have a great side for the whole family!

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Apple Cider Carrots with Rosemary

1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into slices that are roughly the same size
1/4 cup apple cider
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (maybe about 2 teaspoons)
salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Place your carrots in a medium baking dish and toss with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper (if you are using them).
Pour apple cider into the dish and cover with foil.
Bake for 20 minutes and then remove and discard the foil, 
give them a stir and bake for another 25 minutes or until fork tender.


-Instead of rosemary, use thyme, oregano, savory or even nutmeg
-Add sliced of apples when you roast
-Add other root veggies like parsnips

Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Carrots have lots of carotenoids that work as antioxidants, convert to vitamin A, boost the immune system and protect and enhance your eyes and sight.
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