Spicy Banana Ninja Delight Cake!! [wheat and gluten free]

spice banana ninja delight cake

spice banana ninja delight cakeAloha Happy Ninja People….  and now…. BAKE!

1 cup quinoa flour
1 cup oat bran
1 cup rye flour
3 cups spelt flour
3 teaspoons grounded cinnamon
1 teaspoon tea Masala (the real one with real spices NO flavorings)
1 1/2 cups soy milk, use any milk you want, we used soy as it is what we had, I believe coconut would have been super fly=]
3 bananas
2/3 cup coconut oil
2/3 cup sliced almonds
Juice of two limes, Limon if you can find them

Mix all the dry ingredients together with liquid coconut oil.

Blend Bananas and “milk”.

Slowly add milk/banana mixture to dry ingredient/oil mix.

Add almonds

Pour into pan and bake at 350-375 for around an hour, you’ll have to start poking it with a knife or chopstick and once nothing to sticks to chopstick/knife, it’s ready!

Ha! Nom nom… Munching in the cozziness of my parents house, is there anything better? I get the munchiness from my dad so baking for him something super healthy is really cool! All the spices and flavor is totally Chris so let’s see what he says!  Chris says, you have the picture for this thing unless I ate that as well…..=]

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20. Know how to fix your Bike! Beginners Guide to Bicycle Touring by Pedaling for Peace

flat_bicycle_tire pedaling for peace

flat_bicycle_tire pedaling for peaceEspecially flat tires, You are now literally riding on the road of life.  It is a guarantee that you will get flat tires.  Fix them and move on.  It is easier to learn from the comfort of your own home than the side of the road, a lot safer too!

Do a basic cleansing of your chain [dry rag] and then lube it daily while on the road, check air pressure in your tires [this is easily done with the hand squeeze test once you get the hang of it], visually inspect spokes and pluck them to make sure there are no loosey gooseys that could cause a more major problem later.  Tighten bolts, nuts, especially the ones holding your rack to the bike, would be a bummer for those to come off mid ride!  Check for cracks in carbon/aluminum if applicable, make sure your tires are clean of pokey things and there are no cracks in them.  Ensure your seat clamp is tight, handlebars and stem are good to go, aero bars are solid, brakes are good and you have enough padding.  No major chips or chinks in rim and when you spin the wheel, it spins freely.  Look for any thing sticking into your tire, may as well remove it before you hammer it in with a million rotations.

Once a week or every other week, measure your chain with a simple ruler in order to stay ahead of chain wear.  Better to replace a chain only than wait and have to replace the gears as well!  You do this very easily by – 24 links should be equal to 12 inches, if you are over, your chain is stretching, by over you are counting 1/8 inch increments.  If it is under, you are either doing it wrong, or, well, I really cant say, perhaps you have crossed the bridge to Tarabithia, say hi to the talking Lion for me and let the Ewoks know I think they are cute.

Dried Chili Ninja Fuel salsa and spice!

spicy dried chillies waiting to be roasted - habanero, serrano, arbol, pasilla, and 4 more that I forgot=]

This is a very simply salsa recipe.  The salsa may be a bit different from what you are used to, but thats why we are trying to get you to travel in other parts of this site=]  We want you to know the beauty and diversity of the planet first hand, thats what helps to make good citizens of the planet Earth.

Also, super hot foods do, and if you don’t like super hot foods, no problem, use dried chilies that aren’t super hot, use chilies that have zero heat, makes no difference to us, just please make the salsa.

spicy dried chillies waiting to be roasted - habanero, serrano, arbol, pasilla, and 4 more that I forgot=]

Making the Salsa is easy as can be.  As you can see here I used a mini oven type roaster doohickey, like a slow cooker but for dry type things, and turkeys on that day when we celebrate killing all the native americans and stealing their land=]

I used 7 chillies, habanero, arbol, pasilla, serrano and three others I cant for the life of me remember, oh, chipotle… two more…  Use hot chillies for a hot mix, non hot for a non hot mix, sounds simple, and yet, I feel compelled to spell it out, after all, there are warnings on coffee cups=]

Put them and garlic if you like, into the roaster, oven etc.  Remember, you are going for ultra dry, we are turning all of these beauties into ash.

Cook for around three hours, turning them, crushing them, mixing them around occasionaly..

pedaling for peace spicy dried chillies being roasted - habanero, serrano, arbol, pasilla, and 4 more that I forgot=]

 

This is them at the midpoint…..

 

 

 

When they are done, you will be left with a nice pot of black ash.  Take this and store it, it is now your instant seasoning and instant salsa.  To use as a seasoning, easy, rub on stuff or dump into stuff, or sprinkle on afterwards…

As a salsa, add a little of the ash to a bowl and a little by little add the oil of your choice to the ash until it has the consistency yu desire.  Any oil may be used, we recommend the following – Olive, Grape Seed, Coconut, Sesame and whatever else strikes your fancy.

 

Enjoy!