Monday, September 13, 2010

Anniversary Dessert


This weekend we celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed an amazing day in the city (San Francisco). The weather couldn't have been more perfect. We worked out at SF CrossFit with Kelly Starrett , walked the Golden Gate Bridge, Paleo picnicked at the beach, strolled the streets of SF (even visited a Lululemon store), enjoyed some sushi and traveled back home to the Santa Cruz mountains. A fun-filled day for sure! But how special is it to walk in your own front door, after an amazing day, to the fan fair of your 14 year old daughter serving you a special Anniversary dessert? .... not just any dessert... A special PALEO dessert, that she worked especially hard to coordinate appropriate ingredients, and prepare herself! That was the "cherry on top" of our special day. I'm a Paleo Proud Parent and so touched!


Recipe (Molly improvised and altered this recipe from a website she found on the internet: http://nuttykitchen.com/?s=bananas+in+coconut ...She made due with ingredients we had on hand, and cut the recipe in half) .... It was delicious!!!

Molly's version (serves two):
2 bananas
1/8 C coconut nectar
3/4 C coconut milk
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp. organic vanilla extract

Peel bananas and cut them vertically and in half (basically resulting in 4 pieces for each banana). Pour coconut milk into a small sauce pan and heat on high util it begins to boil. Once the coconut milk is at a boiling point, add vanilla, sea salt and bananas, reducing heat to medium. Cook bananas until tender... but be careful not to over cook them (you do not want them to be mushy). Once they are tender, turn off the heat. Now add the coconut nectar to the pan. Carefully stir until all the lumps have disappeared. Let it cool for 15-20 minutes and serve warm. bananas should remain in distinct pieces. Top with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. Enjoy... we certainly did!

Thank you, Molly!

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