When asked to bring some goodies for your little cousins that are nut-free, you begin to rack your brain.
Refined sugar-free- been there, done that.
No nuts? Am I SOL?Read More
*Leaves hot yoga*
Me: Hey on the way home
Cookies Monster: Ok.
Cookie Monster: Wait- these are the best cookies you've ever made. Top 5 in all the cookies I've ever eaten. Are you giving these away or can I eat them all?Read More
Have you had enough food yet?
As Thanksgiving and turkey coma ends, holiday baking begins! Each year I bake up a storm of cookies and cakes for our offices and coworkers. These harvest cookies are the first part of the cookies I'll be sharing for the holidays.Read More
First week of new job- accomplished.
While this new transition was a bit bumpy, the end of the week I was so thrilled with my job. Making a change like this is scary- one you become comfortable it's easy to be complacent and continue on in your norm. But pushing yourself is how you grow- facing your fears and anxiety allow you to be able to take on whatever the day might throw your way.Read More
"It is the unknown we fear.."
Monday, I start my new adventure. Full of possibilities, the unknown, and some uncertainties, starting a new job is certainly a new leap. After leaving a place of comfort and great people, I start my new job next week, which I hope will be my next stepping stone to develop my skills for my career (and continue my wellness crusade).Read More
It's the weekend and time to celebrate.
While I adore baking, ask anyone who has attended my parties and they'll tell you I'm a pretty decent bartender. Mixing drinks is a favorite past-time of mine.Read More
Let's talk about being present.
Recently I've been trying to calm my mind and decrease the anxiety within. I'm trying to learn to take a step back, be present in the moment, and recognize what is going on around me in that very moment. For in that very moment there is no inherent danger.Read More
Now that fall is officially here, it only seems appropriate to begin posting all the fall flavored and spiced recipes. From chai, pumpkin spice, to cozy soups and stews- this time of year is my favorite.Read More
While it was only a four day week, it sure felt longer.
Around the fall is when my mood begins to change. While I adore the fall (and yes, dare I say pumpkin spice), something about this time of year always adds a damper to the mood.Read More
Each week I like to think of some delicious snacks to make to bring to work that also help that 3 PM slump. While I tend to enjoy another cup of coffee in the afternoon to make it until the end of the workday, I though it would be fun to create another form of an energy boost.Read More
While I totally meant to post this last week, the time seemed to get away from me after an adventure to Brooklyn to satisfy a Gumbo and Po'Boy craving.
A 45 minute subway ride gave us a beef and shrimp po-boy and a nice and spicy gumbo. We ended the day with some delicious ice cream. I'd say it was worth the trek.Read More
After a rough week, I love to have a delicious drink to sip over the weekend. However, being mindful that most mixed drinks are filled with strange additives or are overly sweet (leading to those rough hangovers) I prefer to play bartender at home.Read More
It's been some time since I posted (okay, only two weeks) but I sure have been busy. I've just gotten back from a trip from Denver and absolutely fell in love with the city.
While waking up in the wee hours to catch a 6 AM flight isn't ideal, my 72 hours in the city was just the thing I needed to escape NYC for a bit. From the friendly people, fresh food, and outdoor adventures, it was a great mini-vacation.
To start the week off right (even thought it was a pretty health vacation with delicious paleo food...minus the multiple ice cream trips to have vegan oreo ice cream...), I've baked up these delicious and seasonal muffins to enjoy in the morning. A nice balance of chocolate and veggies, these muffins are the perfect morning bite- especially if you have a sweet tooth.
Servings: 12 muffins
Summer time is meant for chips and dip- the perfect non-meal, meal.
I wanted to share my version of guac thats full of citrus and spice. Its the perfect accompaniment to any chip, veggie crisp, or raw veggies.Read More
Well, I dropped the ball on posting this just in time for the 4th of July.
Post-Charleston and with the rush back to work, I didn't have much time to post as we were planning an all out patriotic bash.Read More
Hannah Bertiger's personal food blog, featuring recipes, commentary, and tasty images.
Hi I’m Hannah and welcome to Hannah’s Bananas! Here you’ll find a mix of recipes from decadent sweets to healthy eats. I hold a Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition and create wellness programs for the corporate world. Follow me on my cooking journey and let your taste buds go bananas!
Baked with care by the cookie monster himself. nom nom nom.