Quick and Easy Morning Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Morning Spinach Smoothie // PasstheSushi.com

It’s that time of year…. I’m starting to itch for spring. Mother Nature’s cruel sense of humor gently pushed cabin fever over the edge with a few nice days before dipping back down in the 20s. But those few days were glorious. And now it’s all over. I want out. I want later sunsets and dirt trails. I want friends exhausted and dirty enjoying a beer and laughter after a long ride. I ran my first race of the season on Saturday. It was a glorious 40 degree start. No base layers needed. But the ground hadn’t had a chance […]

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding – in Jars!

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding from PasstheSushi.com

Motto of the week “Instagram that shit!” Which would have probably been more awesome if I had a cell phone signal for like 5 minutes while tucked away in the mountains of Virginia and her half-sister to the west. A 4 day weekend with no map or plan in which I learn that even though the memories are about the trip and not the destination, sometimes a little preparedness goes a long way. We kicked off the day one by heading up to Hagerstown to pre-ride an upcoming race course and visit some friends. The course was BORING – straight up a hill and […]

Banana-Nut Pound Cake with Maple Crown Royal Glaze

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There was a post planned for this site where I was going to talk about this ‘pay it forward’ ideal that I would love to live by. I have had a lot of awesome pay it forward moments in the last year (mountain bikers are an especially good group for this) where a kind person has helped me, not because they had to, but because it was the right thing to do. Then January 1st happened and return lines and crappy sales associates and just generally pissy people happened and whatever benevolent and pay it forward attitude I had went out the […]

Banana Bread with Nutella Swirls

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This awesome ruffle topped strapless dress that I wore to my friends wedding this weekend. (Though, I looked nothing like the model in the picture. Sorry boobs happen.) And this totally rocking purse that went along with it. (Look ma! I’m all growed up and have a bag with stuff in it) Orange wedges. Seriously, this is the only orange piece of clothing I own. Fancy pants mascara. Don’t get my wrong, I’m all for CoverGirl mascara, but this stuff rocks the casbah for when you need great eyes all night long.   PrintBanana Bread with Nutella Swirls Ingredients2 cups flour, […]

Peanut Butter Banana Honey Cookies and a Silpat Giveaway

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It’s a cookie and giveaway kind of day. Simple as that. The kind folks over at BigKitchen asked me if I would like to review a product and host a giveaway. Yes! And then they said I could pick. I was like a kid in a candy store, but an older kid, that has had almost every flavor of Jelly Belly’s who wasn’t going to stuff just any thing in their mouth for the sake of having it. I meandered over the wide variety of items at BigKitchen and finally sent a few options to Malerie and asked her to surprise me. I […]

Banana Cream Cheese Breakfast Cakes

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Back in my high school days, my house was a pretty cool house to hang out at. We had live bands pretty much 4 out of 7 nights of the week, people we’re always over, and times were more good then bad. Music was always a large part of my life. I can remember my mom blasting Pearl Jam in her Ford Crown Victoria and singing at the top of her lungs. And at my dad’s house, the volume was always on as load as it could be until the neighbors complained. So, it only seemed proper that I give my dad two […]

Chocolate Banana Doughnuts

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Schools out, the holiday season is over, summer is breaking over the horizon with temperatures peeking into the 80’s and I thought for sure that would mean that I would have some long and lazy days. Wrong. But it’s all in a good way. There are some things keeping me very busy over here in the Pass the Sushi kitchen/office and I can’t wait to share them with you. However, they are preventing me from being an active member of the food blogging community. My comment time has dwindled to barely nothing, and even as I type this for tomorrow the clock […]

Banana Bread in a Mug

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  For a few years I have seen recipes floating about for ‘mug cakes’ – where you mix the ingredients in a cup and plop it in the microwave. The idea is pretty neat, we just don’t do a whole lot of microwaved anything. I didn’t have one at my parents house, so I rarely think to use it now that one sits there taking up valuable counter space. Handsome’s mom gave me a recipe for a chocolate mug cake a while ago and I meant to try it, but the paper got shuffled in with life and there went that. It […]

Banana Chocolate Granola

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Have you seen this little video yet? I’m Making Cook’s Illustrated Beef Stew! I saw it on facebook the other day and it left me in stitches. I am a huge fan of the Cook’s Illustrated publications, owning more of their supplemental magazines, recipe collections and every off shoot of the brand that I can find. I enjoy reading the tips, tricks, and methods leading in to why they prepare things the way they do, but say I will never cook my way through all of them would be an understatement (as you can see joked about in the video linked above). The quality […]

Banana Bread Pancakes

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Have you had that moment yet when you realize your an adult? That moment when you break into a cold sweat and the shock and awe of true adulthood knock you on your behind. There’s no turning back once you have that moment – so if you haven’t had it yet – live it up. I had my moment. Sure, I’ve paid insurance, car payments, rent,  heat, gone to mandatory girl doctor’s appointments,and lived on only pasta when times were tough but nothing brought on the full weight of what it meant to be an adult until the other day. […]

Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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Chow just posted an interesting article about male ‘foodies’ in the kitchen and how they aren’t really helping out at all when it comes down to dinner. It explains that men can sometimes get overly involved in their projects spending more time analyzing the data then cooking a real meal and bring an ‘Iron Chef’ attitude to the kitchen, wanting to compete rather then feed the kids. I have seen men take more time thinking than doing, but I for one am not affected by this male ‘foodie’ phenomenon. Actually, I have quite the opposite problem. The more I become interested in food, the fewer recipes Handsome […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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I may not have a sweet tooth, but I can never turn down a fresh muffin. Something about their consistency and texture make them perfect. And even though I am trying to learn to love fruit its its stripped and naked form – I’m solidly convinced the banana made to be in muffins and breads. It has to be my favorite muffin flavor of all time, with blueberry coming in a close second. I made these muffins back when I received a sample of coconut oil to try out as one of my test recipes. Next time, I’m going to […]

Banana Cupcakes with Creme Fraiche Frosting are here to stay

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Some days, we just need a cupcake. Ok, most days we need a cupcake. And why not? They are a great portion of sugary delight, have just enough frosting and come in so many awesome flavor combination. To those people that think cupcakes have been dethroned by pies, macaroons and whoopie pies –  I say ha! Even Matt Lewis of the epic cook book Baked and amazing Baked bakeries says cupcakes are here to stay in this article on Eat Me Daily or again on Eater with this article. Personally, cupcakes are here to stay for me because They are […]

Chocolate Banana Bread

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I couldn’t take it anymore! There are a billion food posts right now on Foodgawker, Tastespotting and Foodbuzz all featuring bananas. We all know this house is a fruit free zone but OMG, I really really needed some banana bread in my life. So the other day I went to the market and actually purchased bananas! I know! I wasn’t given someones old bananas, I actually paid $0.66 for bananas! (I even accosted some poor woman while I was at it asking how long it takes for a banana to go from green to brown. She looked at me like […]

Fall Back with Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

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2 years ago, Handsome and I were just getting to know one another, still in the stage where you stay up till 4 am talking. The night the clocks feel back was no different, and he left around 5AM so we could both get some sleep as I had to work that day. There I was, young and in love, working the day away at the shop. The day passed and I anxiously closed the store and was ready for another night long chatter session with the man. As I was driving home, my phone rang. It was my boss. […]

If bad eggs float and good eggs sink…

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Which do I burn for being a witch? Ok, that idea did make me giggle while I was thinking about whether or not to use eggs that were one day over the expiration date on the box. I am an expiration date freak. The moment the milk hits that day – ew and gone. Pretty much the moment everything hits that day, gone. Let me tell you, there’s a lot of ew and gones in a kitchen that you didn’t stock but now cook in. Like gravy packets (….gravy packets…) that had expired 4 years before you started using the […]