Breakfast

Traditional Breakfast Porridge

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | 2 comments

Traditional Breakfast Porridge

1/2 cup rolled or steel cut oats (can use gluten free oats) 1/2 cup water (for soaking) 1 TBSP plain yogurt (or lemon juice if dairy intolerant) 1/2 cup water (for cooking) 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/2 TBSP ground flax seeds (real) butter (or coconut oil) sweetener of choice Before bed, mix oats, 1/2 cup water & yogurt together in small saucepan. Cover & leave in a warm place overnight (see notes below). In the morning, bring an additional 1/2 cup of water to a boil in a separate pot or tea kettle, then add it to the oat mixture, along with the salt. Stir once to combine, then cover &...

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Apple-Cinnamon-Walnut Pancakes

Posted by on Aug 8, 2010 in Breakfast, Pancakes & Fritters, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | Comments Off on Apple-Cinnamon-Walnut Pancakes

Apple-Cinnamon-Walnut Pancakes

2 large eggs, beaten 1 apple, grated, OR one ripe (speckled) banana, mashed 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 TBSP (more or less) walnuts or pecans, chopped (or handful of blueberries) butter, ghee, or coconut oil for frying Mix everything together and fry pancakes a few minutes on each side, in a lightly oiled pan. Serves 2. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  YES – GRAIN FREE PANCAKES ! ~ These things get gobbled up pretty quickly. Either version (apple or banana) is amazing. Ridiculously easy. No topping needed. Though keep in mind, they are...

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Yogurt w/ Berries

Posted by on Jul 18, 2010 in Breakfast, Fast & Easy, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals | Comments Off on Yogurt w/ Berries

Yogurt w/ Berries

3/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt 1 TBSP honey (or 1/2 of a speckled banana, or 3 drops liquid stevia) berries of choice Mix together yogurt and honey (or mashed banana). Stir in berries. ________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Yogurt is marketed as a health food, but almost all varieties you’ll find at the store are much less than that – containing several undesirable additives. The way around this is to buy plain yogurt, without any additives, and add your own natural sweetener (and fruit if you’d like). ~  To avoid...

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Apple Slices or Banana w/ Nut Butter

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in Breakfast, Fast & Easy, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals | Comments Off on Apple Slices or Banana w/ Nut Butter

Apple Slices or Banana w/ Nut Butter

One of my all-time favorite snacks! Any type of nut butter will do.  Nut butter is also delicious on bananas, carrots and celery. If you’d like to try making a home-made nut butter, click the links below for detailed instructions: ALMOND-BUTTER PECAN-BUTTER CASHEW-BUTTER MACADAMIA-NUT-BUTTER “NUTELLA”-CHOC-HAZELNUT-BUTTER MAPLE-CINNAMON-PUMPKIN-SEED-BUTTER  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, Raw Can use a raw nut butter if you’d like....

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Cottage Cheese, Apple & Cinnamon

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Breakfast, Fast & Easy, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Snacks and Light Meals | Comments Off on Cottage Cheese, Apple & Cinnamon

Cottage Cheese, Apple & Cinnamon

cottage cheese chopped apple (or pear) cinnamon This is a delicious, protein packed snack or light lunch.  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, Raw ________________________________________________________________________ Here are other cottage cheese combinations we like: COTTAGE CHEESE AND………. ~ fresh sliced peaches w/ sprinkle of cinnamon ~ cantaloupe (cut in half, scoop out seeds, and fill w/ cottage cheese) ~ plain yogurt (equal portions of each...

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Oatmeal w/ Berries

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Breakfast, Hot Cereals, Recipes | Comments Off on Oatmeal w/ Berries

Oatmeal w/ Berries

1 cup rolled oats (or steel cut) 1 cup water for soaking 1 cup water for cooking 1/2 tsp pure salt berries of choice sweetener of choice Soak oats overnight in 1 cup of water, covered in a warm place (right in the pot you’ll be cooking them in). In the morning, in a separate pot or tea kettle, boil an additional cup of water, and stir into soaked oats along with the salt. Cook on med-low heat, covered, for 3 – 5 mins. Mix in sweetener of choice, berries and any other optional add in. Serves 2. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~...

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Frittata w/ Spaghetti & Herbs

Posted by on Apr 26, 2010 in Breakfast, Egg based, Eggs, Entrees, Recipes | Comments Off on Frittata w/ Spaghetti & Herbs

Frittata w/ Spaghetti & Herbs

8 ounces uncooked, whole grain spaghetti (or 3 cups leftover spaghetti) 1/2 tsp pure salt 3 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 7 large eggs 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional) 2 TBSP minced fresh basil leaves 2 TBSP minced fresh parsley leaves freshly ground black pepper If using uncooked spaghetti, cook pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain & transfer to a large bowl. Add 2 TBSP of the butter to the spaghetti & toss gently to melt & coat the strands to keep them from sticking together. Set aside to cool to room temp. If using leftover spaghetti, remove from...

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Sweet Potato Fritters

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in Breakfast, Pancakes & Fritters, Photo Slide Show, Potatoes, Recipes, Vegetables | Comments Off on Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet Potato Fritters

1 egg 2 cups shredded sweet potatoes (about 1 medium sweet potato) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp pure salt coconut oil for frying extra cinnamon for sprinkling In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add sweet potato, cinnamon, salt & stir until combined. Add oil to a large skillet & heat over medium-high heat. Add no more than 2 TBSPs of sweet potato mixture for each pancake and press down to flatten with back of spoon. Cook a few mins on each side until golden. Serve with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon if desired....

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Sweet Potato Homefries

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in Breakfast, Potatoes, Recipes, Sides, Vegetables | 2 comments

Sweet Potato Homefries

coconut oil, butter or ghee sweet potatoes, peeled cinnamon (optional) Shred sweet potato and saute in oil for about 10 mins or until cooked to your liking. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ I just love when simplicity is this good 🙂 ~ We enjoy this for breakfast along side eggs (instead of toast). It’s great plain (especially cooked in coconut oil), but when I’m in a cinnamon-y mood, I sprinkle some over the top & dig in. Of course, it can be a side dish for lunch or dinner as well.  Feel free to fry up some onions and/or...

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Blueberry Oat Pancakes

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Pancakes & Fritters, Recipes | Comments Off on Blueberry Oat Pancakes

Blueberry Oat Pancakes

2 cups oat flour or ground oats (see notes) 2 TBSPs aluminum-free baking powder 1/4 tsp pure salt 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups milk of choice 2 TBSPs melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil about 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients & whisk to combine well. Mix in the milk, then the melted butter (or oil), then the blueberries. If the mixture is a little loose at first, you can let it sit for a few mins to thicken. If the batter gets too thick at any point, you can add a splash more milk. Cook pancakes on either a lightly oiled, or...

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One Minute Applesauce

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys, Sides, Toppings | Comments Off on One Minute Applesauce

One Minute Applesauce

4 apples, peeled & roughly chopped pinch of cinnamon (optional) Chop apples (removing seeds & core). Place in food processor w/ cinnamon & blend until smooth. If using a Vitamix, no need to peel the apples. (see demonstration video below) Serves 4. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Ridiculously quick, easy & amazingly tasty. My kids go NUTS for this. I make it several times a week as part of our breakfast. ~ Use crisp, firm apples, not the softer, mealier types. Our favorite apples to use are BRAEBURN, PINK LADY, GALA,...

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Banana Bliss Pancakes

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Pancakes & Fritters, Recipes | Comments Off on Banana Bliss Pancakes

Banana Bliss Pancakes

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1 TBSP aluminum-free baking powder 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp pure salt 1 cup + 1 TBSP milk of choice 1 TBSP melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 medium-large ripe banana, sliced into rounds chopped walnuts (optional) In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to combine well. In a small bowl, combine the milk and melted butter (or oil), & stir through. Add the wet mixture to the dry & stir just until well combined, adding the banana slices as it comes together. Cook pancakes on either a lightly oiled, or dry skillet –...

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