Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Chips are delicious.
They are also super easy to make. They have been a go-to favorite of mine for the past couple of years. There are different ways to approach building your bar. I tend to opt for honey as a sweetener (in addition to making sure my bananas are pretty ripe, the semi-sweet chocolate chips help as well :-D), prefer chunky over smooth (all-natural) peanut butter, use non-dairy milk, am liberal with cinnamon (which helps if there is no vanilla in sight) and I also skip the eggs. Everything still turns out fabulously delicious.
Sally's Baking Addiction has an easy-to-follow recipe for the bars. Definitely try it out! Your stomach will thank you.
When you're missing garden egg stew, a delicious eggplant (aubergine) dish from West Africa, you go to drastic measures to attempt to recreate it with whatever you have on-hand.
Garden Egg stew is one of my favorite dishes. I eat it religiously in Ghana. One of the best preparations is at Bar Naas/NW9 -- a hip and contemporary African restaurant based in Kumasi in Nhyieso, that offers a variety of cuisine ranging from garden egg stew (of course), to shawarma, to pizza to fish n' chips (yum) and more.
Equipped with Italian eggplant, anchovies, sardines, fresh tomatoes, onions, olive oil and a variety of seasonings (i.e., salt, pepper, dried pepper flakes and nutmeg) and some inspiration from TimeOut.com, I set out to satisfy my deep craving for garden egg stew. What happened was nothing short of a miracle. While clearly not garden egg stew, this poor (wo)man's rendition was quite tasty.
Here's what I did:
For roughly 3 servings, 1 onion, 2-3 tomatoes, 1 small tin of sardines, 1 small tin of anchovies and 1 Italian eggplant are plenty.
It was so nice that I only got to eat it twice.
Besides enjoying 'good eats', my sister and I attempt to recreate dishes we have enjoyed elsewhere. Friends sometimes join us in the trial and error. Some attempts are more successful than others.