Breakfast

Maple-Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Cold Cereals, Recipes | 1 comment

Maple-Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

A real-food, good-for-ya, and extremely tasty breakfast cereal….. FOR THE CEREAL BASE: 3 cups buckwheat groats 3 TBSP coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup maple syrup (or approx 24 drops of liquid stevia) 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 tsps cinnamon 1/4 tsp pure salt Rinse buckwheat in fine mesh strainer and transfer to a large bowl. Add approximately 9 cups of water, and let sit at room temp, covered, anywhere from 1 to 6 hours. Rinse and drain well (in same fine mesh strainer) and set aside. Melt coconut oil gently over low heat and pour it into a large bowl (can use the same bowl you used to soak the...

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Tempeh Sausage Crumbles

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Breakfast, Pasta, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes, Sides, Tempeh, Tempeh, Tofu, Seitan | 2 comments

Tempeh Sausage Crumbles

2 packages soy tempeh (total of 16 oz) 2 TBSP fennel seeds 2 tsps dried basil 2 tsps dried oregano 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp dried sage (or 3/4 tsp ground sage) 4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 TBSPs extra virgin olive oil 3 TBSPs lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon) In a large saute pan, crumble the tempeh (using your hands) and add enough water to almost cover it (about 3/4 cup). Over medium heat, cover pan & steam the tempeh until the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Drain any remaining water (if necessary), or cook it off with the pan uncovered. Add the rest...

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Breakfast Rice Pudding

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | Comments Off on Breakfast Rice Pudding

Breakfast Rice Pudding

2 cups cooked, short grain, brown rice 1 & 1/2 cups milk of choice 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional) 3 TBSP (give or take) raisins (optional) 1 – 2 TBSPs pure maple syrup (to taste) or stevia 1/2 tsp cinnamon, or nutmeg, or cardamom (or a combination) In a small saucepan, combine rice, milk, salt, vanilla (& raisins, if using), & bring to boil. Reduce heat & simmer uncovered for 20 mins (or perhaps less – just until it looks like rice pudding), stirring frequently. Remove from heat & stir in maple syrup and cinnamon (or whichever spice(s) you...

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Spiced Scrambled Eggs

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Breakfast, Eggs, Recipes | 2 comments

Spiced Scrambled Eggs

2 eggs rounded/heaping 1/2 tsp spice mix (see below) butter, ghee, or coconut oil (to cook the eggs in) Heat butter or oil in a pan over medium heat. Beat eggs and spices together with fork or whisk and scramble. Serves 1. SPICE MIX: 1 & 1/2 TBSP paprika 1 TBSP sea salt 1 TBSP dried parsley 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp celery salt Combine all ingredients and store in sealed container. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  When...

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Amaranth & Apple Porridge

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | Comments Off on Amaranth & Apple Porridge

Amaranth & Apple Porridge

1 cup amaranth 1 & 1/2 cups water (for soaking) 1 & 1/2 cups milk of choice 1 large apple, peeled & chopped 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp sea salt banana slices chopped walnuts (optional) drizzle of pure maple syrup (optional) or stir in a several drops of liquid stevia Soak amaranth in water overnight, covered (in pot you’ll be cooking it in). In the morning, add milk, apple, cinnamon, salt and bring to a boil. Cover pan & reduce heat to medium low. Simmer (stirring occasionally) 20 – 25 mins, until porridge thickens & liquid is absorbed. Top with sliced banana,...

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Yogurt & Granola

Posted by on Feb 6, 2011 in Breakfast, Fast & Easy, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals | Comments Off on Yogurt & Granola

Yogurt & Granola

3/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt 1 TBSP honey (or one mashed speckled banana, or 3 drops liquid stevia) 1/2 cup granola Mix together yogurt and honey (or mashed banana). Add granola. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ This is another tasty yogurt combination my kids like. Sometimes it’s breakfast, sometimes lunch, & sometimes a snack. ~  Careful choosing packaged granola.  Some are gluten free, others aren’t.  They all contain sugar – some a little, some a lot. Some companies use natural sugar, others,...

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Yogurt Banana & Cinnamon

Posted by on Feb 6, 2011 in Breakfast, Fast & Easy, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals | Comments Off on Yogurt Banana & Cinnamon

Yogurt Banana & Cinnamon

3/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt 1 TBSP honey (or to taste) 1 banana, sliced sprinkle of cinnamon Mix together yogurt and honey. Top with sliced banana and cinnamon. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Some posts, like this one, are more ideas than recipes – sharing simple combinations of foods that we enjoy.  My kids really like this as an after school snack or for lunch on a weekend when there’s nothing else cookin’. ~ Keep in mind….Yogurt is marketed as a health food, but almost all varieties you’ll...

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Hemp Milk Smoothie

Posted by on Jan 16, 2011 in Breakfast, Recipes, Smoothies & Shakes | Comments Off on Hemp Milk Smoothie

Hemp Milk Smoothie

1/4 cup hemp seeds 1 cup cold water 1/8 tsp (or more) cinnamon 2 – 3 tsps honey, pure maple syrup (or 5 drops liquid stevia) 1 banana 1 heaping cup of berries (or other fruit) Blend in blender. Makes approximately 16 oz (1 serving) ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ I love this, because you don’t have to have any pre-made milk on hand. It makes the milk & the smoothie at the same time!  Nice  =) ~ Can reduce the hemp seeds to 2 TBSP if you prefer a milder flavor (anywhere between 2 TBSP and 1/4 cup will work, depending on...

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Buckwheat Porridge

Posted by on Jan 9, 2011 in Breakfast, Cold Cereals, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | Comments Off on Buckwheat Porridge

Buckwheat Porridge

1/3 cup buckwheat groats 1 banana 1/2 tsp cinnamon (more or less) chopped walnuts (optional) chopped apples unsweetened coconut shreds milk of choice (I like coconut milk for this) Soak buckwheat in water at room temp overnight. In the morning, drain and rinse the buckwheat. Add the buckwheat to a food processor with the banana and cinnamon. Pulse until desired consistency. Serve with walnuts, apples, coconut shreds and milk. Serves 1. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ A quick, delicious, no-cook version of the...

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Hot Buckwheat Banana Cereal

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 1 comment

Hot Buckwheat Banana Cereal

1 banana, mashed 1 cup buckwheat groats, whole 2 cups milk of choice (plus extra for serving) 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or more) 1/8 tsp sea salt Optional add-ins (we use all of these!): 2 TBSP flaxseed, ground chopped walnuts chopped apple shredded coconut (unsweetened) Mash the banana in the pot you’ll be using to cook. Add the buckwheat, milk, cinnamon, salt and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the buckwheat is tender (can stir it once or twice to prevent sticking to the bottom). Top with ground flaxseeds,...

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Apple and Cheese

Posted by on Nov 21, 2010 in Breakfast, Fast & Easy, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals | Comments Off on Apple and Cheese

Apple and Cheese

I know – not much of a recipe, but my son just mentioned the other day that none of his friends at school had ever heard of eating apple and cheese together. It’s one of our favorite snacks! We like it with a sharp, raw cheddar. So….just an idea if you’ve never tried it =) Along the same lines…..the kids really like this sandwich: TOASTED-CHEESE-&-APPLE-SANDWICH  For those avoiding certain foods, this recipe falls into the following categories: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Can use raw cheese if on a raw food...

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Refrigerator Oatmeal

Posted by on Oct 24, 2010 in Breakfast, Cold Cereals, Most Popular Posts, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 2 comments

Refrigerator Oatmeal

Yet another version of oatmeal we like for variation, moreso in the warmer months…. 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup milk of choice 1/2 TBSP chia seeds (optional) 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1/2 TBSP ground flax seeds berries extra milk for serving Before bed, mix together oats, milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Cover and place in refrigerator over night (I use a glass pyrex bowl w/ lid). In the morning, sprinkle ground flax, berries, and milk over the top. Serves 1. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Adapted from...

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