Saturday, March 9, 2013

Up In The Air series

So I just finished the Up In The Air series by R.K. Lilley.  They were freaking amazing.  I read all three books in the past two days. They were a little along the line of Fifty Shades of Greyish but way better than FSOG.  To me, there was a lot more story behind it and not a lot of fluff like FSOG. It starts with a flight attendant catching the eye of a handsome billionaire.  The series take you through the ups and downs of their relationship and with them working out the "demons" of their childhood.  Two thumb up, five freaking stars all of the way for this series.  (FYI, I don't do spoilers in my reviews.  I hate when reviews do that so I refuse to do it. I will give you the bases of the storyline though.) So if you into reading erotica I would suggest this series.  Here is the Amazon link to the  books in the series.  Enjoy and happy reading.

Book 1: In Flight
Book 2:  Mile High
Book 3: Grounded
Spin off book: Lana

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vegan Banana Bread!

I have always loved baking.  I work as a chemist so baking just seems easy, natural, and relaxing to me.  I am trying to eat healthier and bake healthier so that is what I decided to try my hand at baking something vegan.  So looking around my kitchen, I saw that had some bananas that I had to use before I had to get rid of them.  Sooo...banana bread!!  I goggled some recipes and decided to try my hand at making it.  I used the recipe that I found here and it turned out awesome.  It was so yummy and even my picky husband liked it.  So here the recipe I used.

Vegan Banana Bread
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup room temperature margarine
  • 3 well ripped bananas
  • 2 cup flour (I used 1 cup wheat flour and 1 cup AP flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk with 1teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 8×4 bread pan with non stick cooking spray, or lightly coat with margarine.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Cream together the margarine and sugars. Add bananas, soy milk and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Pour batter into pan. Bake for an hour to an hour 10 minutes.

Instead of mashing the bananas, I just peeled them and used my hand mixer to mix into the creamed margarine and sugar.  I think next time, I am going to add some nuts like pecans or even raisins.

If you try this recipe, let me know how you like it.  Enjoy!