Category Archives: breakfast

Summer Berry Crisp: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

<a This crisp is just so good for you it could be either breakfast or dessert. Or both. Serve it with a dollop of plain yogurt in the morning or with whipped coconut milk after dinner, or just enjoy it … 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 Granola

A bowl of granola topped with milk or yogurt satisfies all food cravings I might have: sweet, crunchy, carbs . . .  you name it. This granola recipe is chock full of nuts and protein and all things good. It is … 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. ┬áNow 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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