Category Archives: breakfast

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Ginger

Choices. Every day I’m able to make choices about my diet, my health or my activities. One day earlier this week I considered being lazy by picking up a few packages of blueberries at my local supermarket but, thankfully, I … Continue reading

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Summer Berry Crisp: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

This gluten-free berry crisp is just so good for you it could be either breakfast or dessert. Or both. Use blueberies, Saskatoon berries, strawberries or whatever berries are in season in your neck of the woods. Serve it with a … Continue reading

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Matcha Mint Smoothie

My matcha green tea had been languishing in my tea drawer until yesterday. I had forgotten about matcha and its amazing benefits until tossing it in a smoothie was recommended to me (thanks Kirsten!) I had a look around my … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Nutty Granola

A bowl of granola topped with milk or yogurt satisfies all food cravings you might have: sweet, crunchy, carbs . . .  you name it. And this one is gluten-free. This granola recipe is chock full of nuts and protein and … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Smoothie

What do you serve for Christmas breakfast? A search of Pinterest boards dedicated to Christmas breakfasts brings up fat and sugar-laden dishes:  cinnamon rolls baked in the shape of a Christmas tree, Monkey Bread dripping with eggnog drizzle, baked French … Continue reading

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Christmas Discoveries–a new shake, a new cookie, and a lightened-up old favourite

Look what David and Luise of Green Kitchen Stories have come up with now! While our Christmas morning breakfasts have always been a special meal, the menu has changed as our eating habits have evolved over the years.  Now that … Continue reading

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Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

Moments ago I was standing on top of my kitchen island, fastidiously wiping the tops of my pendant lights to remove every trace of fruit flies I could find. Hubby watched with interest, I think, pointing out tiny spots on … Continue reading

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Naked Fried Bananas

Just like the next person, I love to get a deal. While today’s saving was only a few dollars, I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found a huge bag of beautifully ripe (overripe, apparently) bananas for $2.99 … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Scookins. Are they Scones, Cookies or Muffins?

Who cares? These were waiting for me when I arrived home from work, made by The One Who Loves Creating in the Kitchen as Much As I Do. They are a cross between a scone, a cookie and a muffin, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Coconut Smoothie

Christmas holiday breakfast. Easy. Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe? Please share it in the comments below so we can all benefit. 1 cup cranberry juice 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from carton, NOT canned) 1/2 cup plain greek … Continue reading

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Nuts . . . and Squirreling Things Away

One of the first food blogs I started following way back when was Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen. It has an inexplicable charm, likely because of the balance of her passion for all things food-related and her light-hearted wit. Reading her … Continue reading

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Sweet ‘n Salty Breakfast: Toasted Quinoa on Yogurt

I am officially sick of my daily breakfast. I have the same thing every day: oatmeal with psyllium, walnuts, blueberries, and cinnamon. Cholesterol-lowering perhaps, but it is boring. When I spotted this recipe on food52, I knew I had to … Continue reading

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Laura’s Granola

The sky is the limit with this one. Use whatever combinations of grains, seeds, nuts, or dried fruit you like. This one is Laura’s specialty. Mix together 5 cups rolled oats 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 … Continue reading

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