Quinoa, Oat, and Flaxseed Porridge

It seems like there is never enough time to prepare a healthy and nutritious breakfast in the morning. I know I am guilty of eating a granola bar on-the-go or just adding extra creamer to my coffee and calling that breakfast.

Those days are gone because this quinoa, oat, and flaxseed porridge can be made ahead of time and is packed full of protein, fiber, and omega 3’s. No excuses anymore!

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By |June 12th, 2012|Breakfast, Vegetarian|4 Comments

Rustic Current and Cherry Scones

My favorite part of the day is early in the morning when the sun is just starting to rise. The house is quiet, the streets are empty, and the phone is silent. The other day, I woke up early. For that small portion of time between darkness and sunlight, it was just me in my kitchen. I brewed a cup of coffee, watched the sun come up, and started to gather the ingredients for these scones.

I have been eyeing this recipe for a few weeks now. A while ago, I started to look for a good scone recipe and I kept coming back to this one. I tried a few other recipes, but I couldn’t get this one out of my head. Finally, I stopped by the grocery store and picked up the only ingredient I didn’t have on hand, buttermilk. I had some currents and dried cherries left over from other recipes, so I decided to use them both.

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By |February 6th, 2012|Breakfast, Scones|3 Comments

Savor your Scones

I have a definite weakness for breakfast pastries. I think I enjoy them because they slow me down during the rush of a hectic morning.

Scones, in particular, remind me of lazy Sunday mornings, when you have time to nibble on your pastry, sip your coffee, and enjoy your day.

They remind me that even on a busy weekday, it is important to slow down and take time to savor your breakfast Рespecially if it consists of these orange scones with walnuts.

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By |January 10th, 2012|Breakfast, Scones|1 Comment

Crunchy Granola

Once you try homemade granola, you will never want to buy it again! Trust me.

I was spending $5.00 for a 2 cup bag of granola at a health food store. Completely fed up¬†with this ridiculous price, I had to make my own…

The end result: sweet, salty, crunchy, healthy, simple, quick, and CHEAP granola!

Why didn’t I do this sooner?!

When making your own, you can control how much sugar is added. Also, you can change the ingredients (dried fruit, seeds, nuts, spices) depending on your taste or mood.

I love this granola with a little bit of non-fat vanilla yogurt. I usually add a drizzle of honey to the yogurt first! It is also good with a splash of cold milk. Or take it on the go for healthy snacking.

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By |January 5th, 2012|Breakfast, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian|5 Comments
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