Breakfast

Morning Glory SmoothieThis is a recipe that I’ve been drinking for a while, and for some reason it makes me happy.  It’s light, fresh, and just the right amount of sweetness for me.  I usually drink it for breakfast or for a mid-afternoon pick me up, sometimes changing out the mango for green apple–depending on what’s available. […]
Double Chocolate DonutsI mean, who wouldn’t love double chocolate donuts for breakfast? Or shoot, for dinner? I really could eat chocolate as a meal every single day.  And I just have to agree with that graphic floating around that argues chocolate = salad. Let me explain. Chocolate is made from the cacao plant.  Salads are made from plants.  Therefore […]
No-Cook Overnight OatsLet’s get real with each other.  The less we have to cook, the better, right? It’s no secret that as an EoE mom, or food blogger, or just a person trying eat REAL foods, I have too many dishes. With my switch to a full-time working mom (outside of the home), I know it’s about […]
Apple-Citrus Mint SaladI first had this delightful salad while in Nashville attending an amazing food event.  I knew I had to learn to recreate it, but I have to be honest, I really don’t like grapefruit by itself, so I was hesitant to even try this dish. What I found is that the sour taste of the […]
Neapolitan Nice CreamWith summer approaching, I find myself feeling nostalgic and longing for the days of old–like ice cream trucks, long hot days, lightning bugs, and fresh watermelon. But since going dairy free [and since embracing a clean eating lifestyle], ice cream hasn’t been on my list.  Even “good organic” ones can be filled with lots of […]
Basic OatmealYears ago, the thought of a big bowl of oatmeal grossed me out.  It made me think of Goldilocks and her bowl of porridge.  Maybe the bears scared me–and not the porridge, but nonetheless, I couldn’t bring myself to eat it. When I finally did, I used the chalky packets and a microwave. Eh. Not […]
Avocado Breakfast Bowl w/ Bacon GuacamoleAllergen Information: Contains eggs & dairy. (Gluten, soy, nut free) Sometimes a green smoothie just won’t do it for you.  (Well, I disagree). BUT I’m learning this through my meat lovin’ husband. I love green smoothies.  He loves bacon.  To each his own, right? Learning to make things “clean” for him is important, in my […]
Blueberry Banana Pancakes (Gluten Free)Allergen Information: Contains tree nuts (can substitute another milk) Yes, you can still eat pancakes even if you’re gluten free!  If you’re not, that’s ok.  You won’t taste the difference and you’ll get some other grains in your system 🙂 This has been my go-to recipe for about a year….I’ve had lots of trial runs, […]
Avocado ToastAllergen Information: Free of the top 8 allergens This recipe is kind of like the Easy Peasy Tortillas Chips.  It’s too easy to write down, but too good not to share! Avocado toast is perfect for busy people and will keep you satisfied for a while!  I love to eat a piece or two after […]
Quick & Easy Blueberry Muffin OatmealAllergen Information: Contains tree nuts (substitution given) GLUTEN FREE This Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal is so fast and easy to make–there’s no need to plan ahead or prepare the night before!  In about the time it’s all heated up on the stove, it’s ready to serve. For this morning dish, I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten […]
Chocolate-Cashew Snack BarsAllergen Information: Contains Tree Nuts.  Gluten free & Dairy free Special Equipment: Food Processor One of my favorite breakfasts or go-to snacks when I was a teacher was a Quaker Granola bar.  Only 90 calories. Held me over for about 20 minutes until I wanted another one. 90 calories quickly turned into 180, and sometimes […]
Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Free of top 8 allergens & Vegan)Allergen Information:  Free of top 8 allergens. Dairy, Egg, Nut, Tree Nut, Gluten, Soy free.  Contains coconut. Gluten-free baking is tricky, it’s tough, and it’s time consuming.  But sometimes, you just hit the jackpot. These muffins are incredible.  For my gluten-free friends (or heck, our dairy, egg, nut, or soy free friends, too), you really […]