Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 7 ~ The Bionic Banana!!!

So here it is Day 7! My unbagged banana was mysteriously gone, but that is fine because it was in it's last life as you saw in my last post.

The BioFresh banana on Day 7.

The outside is now yellow, no brown spots at all.

Completely ripe and ready to enjoy on the inside. One spot even a bit overripe, but that is PERFECT in my opinion AND the best news...it tastes like a banana!!!

Results: I would totally recommend these bags to everyone!!!

Here is where you can get them:

Keep Fresh, LLC
(760) 645-3687

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 5 ~ BioFresh

Significant differences from yesterday. No need for closeups on the left, but there are STILL no brown spots on the banana in the BioFresh bag.

I'm really praying that no one in my family eats my testing materials...these are the last two bananas in my house ;)

Happy Friday!!!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

BioFresh Banana Challenge ~ Day 4

Well, there is a difference!!!

Let's take a closer look at Banana #1 that is NOT in the BioFresh Bag:

This banana does have some brown spots. It is starting to ripen.

Now let's look at Banana #2 that is inside of the BioFresh Bag:

It may be hard to tell, but so far there is no brown spotting. It has turned yellow so it too is ripening, but at a slower pace.

I think the real challenge here is actually going to be the taste. It is clear that the bags work. However, I've been told it may alter the taste??? We shall see! I will let it go a bit longer just to see the dramatic difference, but then I will try a blind taste test with both bananas! Stay tuned...

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 1 ~ BioFresh Bags

The banana challenge! Day 1

On the left...the banana NOT stored in a BioFresh Bag.

On the right...the banana stored in a BioFresh Bag.

Let's watch and see the difference!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Carrot Pumpkin Muffins

Remember back in the day when the 2 pt. Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffin recipe was the best thing on earth?

If I remember correctly it called for a spice cake mix, 1 cup of water and a 15 oz. can of 100% pure pumpkin. Well, that is kind of what I did here.

The texture of those muffins were more of a bread pudding rather than a muffin. So, my plan with these was to create a more muffin like texture and here is the ingredients that I used:

Spice Cake Mix
15 oz. Pumpkin
2 cups carrot, grated
4 egg whites

I stirred all the ingredients together until just combined. Then baked for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

The verdict:

Same ol' WW muffin :-/

The texture is still more like a bread pudding and that isn't necessarily a bad thing...just not what I was hoping for. They still tasted great and are just a tad more firm than the original. My son can easily take them in his lunch.

Calories per muffin: 130

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Infused Sea Salts

Today I was at Whole Foods (love that place!) and I came across a whole section of infused sea salts. Many different and interesting flavors such as cabernet, ginger, garlic, coconut-lime, and curry. At one point I even had the curry in my cart with the thought of using it on salmon. I decided to put it back though because $16.99/lb for salt is a little much.

When I got home I thought to myself... I can totally make that and off to the kitchen I went.

In about 1 minute I had infused sea salt for MUCH less. Here is how I did it.

First, make a paste with 2 tsp of curry powder (or your favorite ground dry spice) and 1 T of water.

Next mix together really well with 1/2 cup of salt.

Finally, spread out in a thin even layer to dry. I'm still waiting for mine to dry, but I imagine once the water has evaporated thoroughly you will need to store in a container with a tight fitting lid in a cool dry place.

I'm really looking forward to trying this with other flavors. It would also be great as a gift in a pretty glass jar decorated with a nice ribbon!!!


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Friday, September 2, 2011

Yucky Gnocchi

I got this at World Market about a month ago. I thought it would go well tonight with our meal of Italian Beef...kind of in place of mashed potatoes.

I. Thought. Wrong.

Total yuck!!! Pass this up if you come across it and go for a baked potato instead.

I had high hopes, but was very disappointed ;(

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