Breakfast

Vanilla Blueberry Lassi

March 11, 2013 Beverages

  I am a lassi fiend these days. I drink them in the mornings and many evenings for dessert. I love the tartness of the yogurt and the mild sweetness of the blueberries. And they aren’t a total calorie bomb like so many smoothies out there. I got on this lassi kick a few weeks [...]

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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

February 4, 2013 Breakfast

Baking is always a good way to heat your kitchen (or apartment) on freezing cold January days. I made a batch of these inauguration morning which kept me warm all day. This no-yeast recipe is easy to make, much quicker than traditional rolls and has a hearty cake-like texture. Ingredients: Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats [...]

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Homemade Apple Butter

December 14, 2012 Breakfast

Over Thanksgiving weekend in NC I watched my mother-in-law make her world famous apple butter from a decades old, stained and battered paper recipe. It was amazing to watch and quite a process. The nice thing about apple butter is, though it may take all day to make, you can take your time with it [...]

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Pear Spice Skillet Cake

September 17, 2012 Breakfast

Since we’re heading into fall, I thought I’d post another pear recipe. This one turned out beautifully. In fact, it may be one of my best skillet concoctions yet. When the weather gets cooler, apples will made a nice substitute for the pears. Ingredients: 2 to 3 pears, cored, peeled and sliced 1 cup packed [...]

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Whole Wheat, Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares

August 30, 2012 Breakfast

I probably shouldn’t call these breakfast squares. It somehow seems wrong to eat chocolate chips for breakfast. But they were vegan chips, so maybe that helps? Probably not. I guess I’ll have to take solace in the fact that the ingredients contain mostly whole wheat, peanut butter and banana. Mmm. Ingredients: Adapted from Peanut Butter, [...]

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Butter Almond Skillet Cake

August 27, 2012 Breakfast

This recipe is borrowed from one of my favorite food bloggers, Bella Eats. It was introduced as part of her new creative project, Beyond the Flavor, which features the stories behind the meals we eat. It’s an amazing project that I encourage you to check out. As for this cake, it is perfection. Deliciously simple. [...]

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Baked Pineapple Cups

July 30, 2012 Breakfast

As a rule, I don’t like to turn the oven on in summertime, but when it comes to baked pineapple, I’ll make an exception. These playful baked pineapple cups are a fun way to dress up breakfast. They’re even sweet enough for dessert. Top with yogurt or whipped cream accordingly. Ingredients: (makes 4 cups) 2 [...]

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Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

June 20, 2012 Breakfast

I cannot believe I have the nerve to post this recipe on a day that is forecast to have record breaking high temperatures. Baking is the very last thing I want to do in hot weather. Ug. The heat of summer has barely begun and, already, I’m over it.  I think I’ll stay inside all [...]

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Lemon Curd and Blueberry Ribbon Cake

May 7, 2012 Breakfast

I made this cake for breakfast. Shame on me. It’s definitely better suited to dessert. It is sweet, fall- apart moist, and dangerous! Make it and then give most away to the neighbors. It’s too good to last long and you don’t want to be caught with sticky fingers and blueberry stains on your teeth- [...]

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Strawberry and Pecan Quinoa with Honey Lemon Dressing

May 3, 2012 Breakfast

This dish may not be much to look at but it is delicious and versatile. It makes a great breakfast or snack. I actually ate several forkfuls before dinner last night. I couldn’t resist. You’ve got sweet, tart strawberries mingling with the buttery pecans and the quinoa is right there binding it all together. Amazing. [...]

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