Breakfast

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed MINI Muffins

Aww, don’t you just love cute little things?  Puppies, bunnies, mini muffins? Ok, maybe these aren’t AS cute as puppies or bunnies, but it’s hard to make food that cute! These mini muffins offer lots of flavor in a small package, so go ahead, enjoy more than one! Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed MINI Muffins 4 tbsp [...]

Comfort Food that’s good for you? Yep, healthy egg salad.

Alot of people like egg salad because it’s tasty and versatile, but generally speaking it is pretty bad for you. HOWEVER, it’s easy to healthify, inexpensive, and you can have it on a whole wheat english muffin for breakfast… on rye bread or gluten free toast for lunch… or on rice crackers for a snack.  Top it [...]

Kale Frittata

Eggs are a delightful brunch time favorite, but lets step it up a notch, shall we? I’m a huge fan of frittatas, they’re beautiful, light, delicious, and easy to prepare.  Also, the combinations of treats to go inside of them are almost endless. Kale Frittata 1 bunch kale (no stems) 1 sweet onion 6 cloves of garlic 1/5 lb [...]

“RE-FRIED” PINTO BEAN TORTAS

So now you have beautiful home made tortillas (assuming that you made the ones in my last entry) that you are snacking on while thinking, “man, these are good but what now?” Put that tortilla down! Stop snacking… you’ll be full before dinner!!! “Re-fried” Pinto Bean Tortas 12 homemade tortillas 2 c pinto beans (pre cooked) 1 jalapeno pepper [...]

Holy Granol-y

This is my favorite breakfast (for now).  I always seem to get burnt out on breakfast foods, so every once in a while I like to re-invent the ol’ breakfast wheel.  This is how I came up with my granola recipe! Granola Parfait Cinnamon Apples 1 sweet apple 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp vegan butter 1 tsp agave [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins (Low fat/Low sugar!)

I love pumpkin muffins, but often find the ones at the bakery too greasy and sweet.  So I came up with a version that is moist, lightly sweet and not too fatty. I made it vegan however you can always use dairy milk instead of soy milk and one egg instead of flaxseed/water substitute. I like to [...]

Tea for two.

Fact: Going out for a high tea where you might find any nutritional value in the food, aside from the twigs and berries in the tea sachet, is almost impossible. Fiction: These healthy tea pastries are hard to make. Whole Wheat Biscuits with Vegan Cream Cheese and Cucumbers 2 c whole-wheat pastry flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/3 [...]

Or try these…

Ready to try some other kinds of bagels? Give this one a shot. Cinnamon Raisin Bagels Follow the same bagel recipe and at the end of the mixing process add… 1 c currants 2 tbsp unrefined white sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon Obviously, you are now omitting the onion and poppyseed topping! Happy Bageling!

It’s Bagel Time!

Every time I buy a pre-packaged spelt bagel I get something that is bagel-like enough to satisfy my urge for something to schmear tofu cream cheese on, but they are always a bit dense, or bitter. Because of this dense dilemma that I have faced over and over again I assumed that spelt bagel making [...]

Croissant + Cookie = Crookie

Sometimes a cup of tea just isn’t good enough without a trusty steed.  After all, what would a high tea be without a little pastry or two?  As I was sipping a morning cup of tea a few days ago, I was thinking, “Man, I could really go for a pastry-like treat right about now”… [...]