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-¾ cup raw honey (or less, to taste)
-1 cup lemon juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
-6 cups water or carbonated water
-ice cubes (optional)
Mix the honey with lemon juice until the honey dissolves, using a whisk or shaking in a jar or other tightly-sealed container (we just use a half-gallon glass jar). Add the water and refrigerate until cold or serve immediately over ice, if you prefer.
100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a Bundt pan or mini loaves pan.
**Tip – Just use the inside of the wrapper from the butter stick to grease the pan. It works great!
Combine with a hand mixer in a large bowl:
-3/4 cup honey
-1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
-2 or 3 VERY ripe bananas, smashed (enough to yield about 1 1/4 cups once smashed).
-1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Then mix in:
-1/4 tsp sea salt
-1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
-1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking soda (like Bob’s Red Mill brand)
Then mix in:
-2 cups 100% whole-wheat flour
Mix well. (This batter will be lumpy, due to the small chunks of banana and, possibly, some chunks of butter….that’s fine.)
If using a Bundt pan, bake 40-45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle of the loaf.
If using mini loaves pans, cut time back to 37 minutes. Ovens vary, so keep checking with toothpick.
-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1 TBSP olive oil
-1 green pepper, sliced
-1 red pepper, sliced
-1 onion, sliced
-1/2 cup each: shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
-1 tsp dried oregano
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp garlic granules
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large casserole dish. Thin/flatten breasts: place on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and beat gently with a meat mallet. Mix all spices together and spread over chicken breasts. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.
While chicken is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet. Add veggies and sauté until tender. When chicken is done, spoon vegetables over chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts. Enjoy!
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