Thursday, August 25, 2011

Whole Grain Yam-Banana Muffins

Today I made Yam Banana Muffins! They turned out really well! I was kinda nervous because frankly it was such a strange combination, but they tasted great! I have to admit, taking photos was the most fun part of it all :)

Makes 12 muffins

100 g all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
100 g whole wheat pastry flour (about 3/4 cup)
100 g brown sugar (about 1/2 cup)
10 g baking powder (about 2 teaspoons)
2 g salt (about 1/2 teaspoon)

2 g ground cinnamon (about 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 large sweet potato, mashed to equal 125 g (about 1/2 cup)
2 medium bananas, mashed to equal 100 g (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Whisk together first 6 ingredients (through ground cinnamon) in a large bowl, making a well in center of mixture.

Combine remaining ingredients until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

Using ice scream scoop, portion batter evenly into lined muffin pans.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and let cool on a wire rack.

Recipe adapted from:

Life Update

So I guess it's time for a life update eh? For those of you who check my blog regularly I am sorry. I have slightly abandoned it for the summer...and a little before summer aswell. So here is what you missed: During the summer I went to work in the kitchen at Camp Sagitawa. It was super awesome and I met alot of amazing people. I was sad to leave it but I am very excited to start this new season in my life...which I don't believe I mentioned on here either. I am going back to school this fall to start the very long trek to become a dietitian. I'm super excited...but also very nervous. I've never been to college before! My schooling consists of between two- three years of schooling in Terrace and then after that I have to take the remaining 3 years in Vancouver at UBC. I'm really excited to go to UBC! I miss Vancouver so much. So anyways that is my life update. For today I am just going to be lazy and catch up on missed episodes of my favorite tv shows and make sweet potato banana muffins.....strange I know....but I'm very curious about them.

101 Update Time!

So with having about a month left until my list is up I decided I better get cracking on some of these! Obviously I won't be able to complete all of them, but I am going to try my hardest to get as much accomplished as possible! :)

Start Date: January 1, 2009
End Date: September 29, 2011


In Process:

note: I am changing all the "monthly" ones
because they are such a nuisance to keep track of!

Things to learn:
Learn a new language
• Take a photography course
• Learn how to drive a standard
• Learn about wine
• Take a class on Photoshop
• Learn how to garden
• Learn sign language
• Learn how to hem pants

Gifts & Letters:
• Give 10 random gifts
• Write handwritten letters to 15 people telling them how important they are to me
• Send ten homemade cards to people you don't usually send cards to
• Write 5 snail mail letters and send them
• Send a "just because" care package to a friend

Things I'd like to do:
• Keep a journal for a month
• Go to a drive in movie theater
• Make a jar of random exciting adventures
• Create a list of 101 things that make me happy
• Create a "day in the life" post on my blog

Arts & Crafts:
• Make a scrapbook
• Photograph a wedding
• Write a song from start to end
• Start and complete 5 drawings/paintings
• Give all handmade gifts for Christmas or birthdays one year
• Make a collection of greeting cards
• Make jewelry

• Start a Thankful jar and keep it up
• Take time daily to spend with God
• Write short bible verses on 10 rocks with a sharpie and throw them back on the beach
• Memorize a scripture every two weeks for a month
• Learn about 5 different religions (0/5)

Things to own:
• Buy a car
• Buy a metal water bottle
• Get some canvas prints made
• Get a new wardrobe (after I achieve my goal weight)

Things I should do:
• Complete high school
• Backup my files and photos every month
• Wear sunscreen everyday for a whole summer
• Do three things that 'scare' me, or push me out of my comfort level
1. Start selling jewelery that I made
• Get my drivers license
• Find a good cell phone plan
• Reconnect with an old friend

• Get a passport
• Travel to another continent
• Drive down to the states
• Take a random road trip
• Ride a train
• Go on a trip with Tanisha
• Hang a “Where I’ve been map” and put pegs in the places we’ve been to

Health & Fitness:
• Lose weight
• Go walking/jogging every morning for a month
• Get up every morning before 7 am for a month
Consistently work out 3x a week for a month
• Go a month without any fast food
• Drink only water for a beverage for a month
• Try out a fitness class
• Whiten teeth (fail! I tried crest whitestrips and
they made my teeth hurt so bad!)
• Take a dance class

Watch & Read:
• Read the Bible cover to cover
• Read 10 classic novels (0/10)
• Read a new book every month for 6 months
• Read a Jane Austen book
• Read 5 books that have movies based on them
• Watch the 5 movies/tv shows that were based on the books above
• Read all the books I own and have never read (I decided to put them in the garage sale instead)

• Eat five things that I've never tried before
• Make homemade pasta
• Learn how to make two different cultural meals
• Make homemade jam
• Make homemade ice cream
• Make a cookbook/recipe cards of my favorite recipes
• Grow a garden with fresh herbs or a vegetable garden
• Cook a full meal for my family at least 10 times

• Have a dinner party
• Invite 20 people (not all at once) out for coffee
• Have a formal dessert night
• Surprise a friend with an unexpected visit
• Comment to every “friend” on my Facebook account

• Scan old family pictures and burn them to disc
Give away or throw away 20 things (at the upcoming garage sale!)
• Organize and delete unwanted photos
• Construct an address book
• Organize my music on itunes
• Make a random gift box

Volunteer & Good deeds:
• For every incomplete task after 1001 days, donate $5 to a Charity
• Volunteer somewhere every week for one month
• Do 10 random acts of kindness
• Volunteer in a foreign country
• Participate in Shoebox Christmas giving program
• Rather than a material gift, make a donation to charity in someones name.

Work & Finances:
• Save money for traveling
• Get a credit card
• Budget and record all money spent over 3 months
• Start up my own photography business
• Create a portfolio
• Save two (2) month’s salary and keep it saved for more than 6 months
• Remember to tithe
• Save $1 a day for 1001 days

• Write an entry for each of the 101 tasks completed. (-/101)

Friday, June 03, 2011

What Katie Ate

My most recent blog obsession

What Katie Ate

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's cooking time!

In the last couple weeks I've been super into cooking. Yesterday I made butternut squash ravioli, today I made homemade tortilla chips. I would like to make some panna cotta tomorrow. Well thats all I really had to say today. lol. I will try and take some pictures and include recipes of the things I make this week :) Ciao!