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I Heart Carbs

I met my good friend Jared last weekend for a meeting of awesome car crazies – a group of (mostly) dudes who are commited to greening out their cars by converting to vegetable oil or biodiesel.  Most of it went over my head, but I was only there for two reasons: because I don’t see Jared very often, and because the meeting was held at Devine Pastabilities, home of the Torpasta.

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Y’all are not having some kind of a hallucination.  That, my friends, is bread stuffed with pasta.  It’s obscene, really.  They sell these at the farmer’s market every week in various incarnations (alfredo being the most heinous), but I have yet to cave.  It seems only appropriate when preparing for a marathon, which I’m not doing any time soon.  I ordered a side of holes (dirty!) and went on my merry way.

But it sure did get me into the carbalicious mood.  It’s raining in San Diego, which means that it’s nesting time.  I hunkered down this weekend with two of my favorite recipes: my mom’s Herb and Onion Bread, and my favorite Banana Bread.  The full smells filled my cottage as I spent some time crafting the world’s ugliest rag rug – pictures probably not to follow.  I’ll post about mom’s delicious savory delight later, but for now, it’s breakfast time:

Coconut Banana Bread (adapted from Cooking Light)

2 cups white whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
2 eggs
3 mashed overripe bananas
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
3 Tbsp rum
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Makes one big loaf or four mini-loaves.  My friend Tam has borrowed the camera for her trip to Thailand, so no pics today.  I’ll try to update at some point when I defrost one of these minis.  Nothing like the promise of homemade bread waiting in the freezer for a carb emergency.

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