Strawberry chocolate because why not.

I made my first tart today and it’s almost too pretty to cut up and serve.

  

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2 bite bits. Sans flour!

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope the sun is shining and warming your soul.

I’ve been drooling over these flourless recipes all over the net these days and decided to whip up a batch this morning.

Introducing my version of Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins!

What you need:
1 medium banana, ripe
1 large egg
3 tbsp honey
1/2 cup PB, make the bad boy heaping
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice
* I used semi sweet. You can also use mini chips since they are mini muffins. But if you’re craving chocolate, go big and use regular size. I did!

What you do:
Preheat oven to 400F. Prep a mini muffin pan by greasing it with coconut oil, or cooking spray. I used mini muffin liners because they are adorable. Set aside.

In a blender, combine all ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Blend on high until smooth. Once blended, stir in chocolate chips with a spoon.

Using a tablespoon, scoop batter into your prepared muffin pan. Filling each cavity 3/4 full. You should be able to get about 20-22 muffins.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the tops are set, springy to the touch. Or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Because they are small, make sure to watch them closely. Time will vary with oven. Allow muffins to cool about 10 minutes before diving in.

Enjoy!

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Getting my Italian on! Because I am.

I’m heading away to the mountains with friends this weekend and decided to make my homemade pasta sauce with meatballs for everyone. It’s always a crowd pleaser and enjoyable to make!

These recipes are without measurements which makes them even more special as even though they’re always different, the end result is always the same – delicious! Made from the heart and past down from Great Grandma, to Grandma, to Mom and then me.

Here are the sauce basics:
Crushed tomatoes
Garlic
Onion
EVOO
Salt
Chili flakes
Oregano
Truffle oil to finish
Pasta noodle of choice

And the meatball basics:
Fresh ground pork and beef
Egg
Garlic
Salt
Oregano
Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

The rest is up to you. I hope you’re inspired to create your own delicious meal from the heart.

From my kitchen to yours, enjoy!

Sautee onions, garlic in EVOO

Saute onions, garlic in EVOO

Add the tomatoes

Add the tomatoes

Simmer. The longer the better

Simmer. The longer the better

Combine the goods for the meat mixture

Combine the goods for the meat mixture

Portion out and place on baking sheet

Portion out and place on baking sheet

Bake for 20 mins at 400 degrees

Bake for 20 mins at 400 degrees

Baking makes for simple clean up

Baking makes for simple clean up

This Is What Happens When Women Reject Men Online

A little light reading at 0445 by one of my favorites. And be sure to check out Bye Felipe

James Michael Sama

So, here’s the deal. I quite often get rebuttals from people on my articles asking why I ‘criticize’ men so much more than women. One of the reasons is that I frequently hear many more complaints from women about men, than I do the other way around – so there is much to talk about.

A second reason is being a man myself, I actually have a vested interest in how other men act and are perceived – because we do represent each other in many ways. (For example, the phrase ‘all men are jerks’ or similar wouldn’t even exist if, well, most men weren’t actually jerks).

A third reason is, honestly, the often overlooked need for this criticism. Women are not innocent either, nobody is – but I don’t see many Instagram accounts being set up to showcase how insulting and immature women are when men reject them.

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How To: Stop Hanging Out And Start Dating

Great little video on hanging out vs dating

James Michael Sama

I have to give credit where it’s due. The Art Of Manliness put together this great ‘instructional video’ which reinforces some of the things I talk about on this blog – particularly that hanging out is not the same as dating.

In the video, Bill and Mr. Narrator Man discuss the differences between hanging out and dating, as well as the 3 P’s that make a date, a date.

Enjoy!

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