#peachlove: Peach and Berry Cream Cheese Tart with a Cinnamon Almond Crust

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I'm sitting here writing this post feeling bad.   REALLY bad. Because I can't share this delicious peach and berry cream cheese tart with a cinnamon almond crust with you for breakfast... Yes, breakfast. Loaded with healthy stuff like fresh, in-season peaches {duh}, rasp/boysen/blue/straw berries blended in to a lovely sauce, cinnamon spiced almond flour, a little dose of calcium from Greek Yogurt and Neufatel or cream cheese, plus a hint of maple syrup sweetness, this tart is DEFINITELY breakfast worthy. And, that's why I'm … [Read more...]

Green Eggs, No Ham {Veggies for Breakfast}

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That Sam I am...that Sam I am... Do you think he would like my green eggs, no ham? Green Eggs, as in scrambled eggs, topped with a savory kale pesto sauce and a few sweet cherry tomato halves thrown in for good measure! I think if Sam I am tried these green eggs, no ham, he would feel delicious all day long. Just like I feel every time I start my morning off with veggies for breakfast. How about you? Are you a veggie eater in the morning? If not, you should try this breakfast... Green Eggs {No Ham} Topped with Cherry … [Read more...]

Pour me a drink…a tall, frosty green one!

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There are some days you just need a drink. Like today... The day  I had planned to share the most delicious  rosemary parmesan polenta fries with you, but then things happened and I got so busy I forgot to pick my son up from his sleepover {thank goodness said friend's mom is SUPER cool and understanding}, and I never had a chance to eat a decent meal {bad dietitian!}, or let alone have a drink of water or take a shower because {gulp!} my water got shut off because I forgot to pay my water bill. Yes. Today is a good day for a drink, … [Read more...]

Singing the Blues…Blueberry Lassi and a Blue Berry Basket Giveaway.

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Blueberry Lassi~Best enjoyed poolside while listening to Billie Holiday singing the stormy blues. Update June 18, 2012: Congratulations to Sue {#46 chosen via random.org} for winning the Blue Berry Basket Giveaway!  The giveaway is now closed, but please scroll down to find and enjoy my Blueberry Lassi recipe, and happy berry eating everyone! At least a couple of times a week, a bowl of berries {blueberries...strawberries...raspberries...blackberries...and boysenberries}, graces our dinner table come spring and summer, when these healthy … [Read more...]

{Not Rocket Science} PBJ Smoothie

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I had a craving for PBJ today.  Not the sandwich type, smooshed between two slices of bread, but, rather, the ice cold smoothie type, poured in to a glass and sipped with a straw, or spooned in to one's mouth depending upon the desired level of thickness. So I decided to make one, but I debated sharing it with you, because, really, making a PBJ smoothie isn't rocket science... One thing led to another, and this got me thinking about my father, a nuclear physicist, who wears a t-shirt that says "I really am a rocket scientist" Yes.  He … [Read more...]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: Pecan Coconut Muffins

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I hope you're all having a fabulous week so far! I made these AMAZING Pecan Coconut Muffins {kept all the ingredients the same except used melted virgin coconut oil in place of the butter} by Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic yesterday, and I pinned the original recipe image on to my Pinterest Board, {Delicious} Recipe's I've Made.  Check it out for more delicious inspiration! And, for a healthy breakfast idea, try this... Check out this post from Foodtrainers on how to make a poached egg in the microwave. I tried it this week too and it … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Breakfast Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusal Topping

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This month's Recipe ReDux Theme "Fresh Starts" is near and dear to my heart. There's no better way to start the day than with a healthy breakfast makeover... You see... I've never met a breakfast I didn't like. And that includes eating said breakfast for lunch and dinner too. Sadly, Ian {the husband} isn't much of a breakfast eater for breakfast, and especially not for dinner. Sigh... But SiSi, Big Tex and I all are, so when it comes to menu choices for the fist meal of the day, I've got plenty of options up my sleeve … [Read more...]

Food Bloggers Virtual New Year’s Eve and My 12 Favorite Recipes from 2011!

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Happy New Year's Eve my friends! {Or, for those of you reading this in 2012, Happy New Years!!!} What better way to celebrate the new year, than with a party??? {A huge thank you to Lora from Cake Duchess, and Sanjeeta from LiteBite for hosting this virtual party...to Junia from Mis Pensamientos for coordinating the partiers...and to Heather from Farmgirl Gourmet for her lovely and festive logo design!} So what will we be serving at this party you may be asking??? Why a bit of champagne the bubbly, of course, and for those of you … [Read more...]

Chai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli

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Chai Spice Pumpkin Seed Almond Muesli Today's post is short but sweet, and just a wee bit on the spicy side... Spicy, as in warming Chai spices... cinnamon...ginger...cloves...and cardamom... Here's the recipe...{Fee free to double...triple...quadruple...the recipe, to make more for yourself, or to give as gifts to friends.} [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:30] Before I go, here's a little nutrition FYI on the health benefits of chai spices... Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice.  Just one teaspoon provides … [Read more...]

#Ricelove Bloghop: Forbidden Rice with Nectarines and Maple Cashew Coconut Cream

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Remember last month's #cakelove bloghop ? Well, this month I'm delighted to be co-hosting another LOVEly bloghop with some fabulous foodie friends, and this month were talking RICE! Did you know that about 120,000 rice varieties are known to exist, according to the International Rice Research Institute? Yes! There actually IS an International Rice Research Institute, which I found out about in one of my favorite cook books, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, by Maria Speck. Here are some other interesting rice facts from Ancient Grains … [Read more...]

Kids in the Kitchen: Back to School Breakfast and Lunch Favorites!

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Loads of healthy and delicious back-to-school breakfast and lunch ideas your kids will love! Many, many years ago when I was a little girl... Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, was a favorite book of mine. If you're unfamiliar with the story, Frances is a bear who wants to eat nothing other than bread and jam for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Meanwhile, her friend Albert brings fancy lunches to school everyday that would make any hungry little bear want to eat more than bread and jam. His mother even packs him a linen napkin … [Read more...]

Baked Eggs for Patti and My ChickPz Giveaway Winner

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On a Saturday morning, not so long ago, the kids were over at their grandparents house, and the husband was still asleep, so, I, naturally, lazed around in bed, coffee cup in hand, and caught up on my blog reading. A couple of recipes really caught my eye-BOTH for baked eggs!   First I  saw this one: Savory Style Perspective from The Edible Perspective. {A beautiful food blog I recently came across!} Then, I found this one: Caprese Baked Eggs from How Sweet It Is. {Recommended by not only, The Edible Perspective, but also by … [Read more...]

Glorious {Gluten-Free} Blueberry Streusel Muffins

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I wasn't going to share these muffins with you today. Nope! If you read my latest Fun Friday post, you know that I had fully intended to spend a little time relaxing this weekend, which to me, includes time AWAY from my computer... But once I made these muffins this morning, I knew it wouldn't be fair to NOT share them with you. They are THAT good! The recipe comes from Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts.  It is one of the first gluten-free cookbooks I ever bought, and still one of my favorites for gluten-free … [Read more...]

Decadent {but healthy} Dark Chocolate Muesli

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A few weeks ago, I was the lucky winner of a beautiful cookbook entitled "Ancient Grains for Modern Meals" by food writer and cooking instructor, Maria Speck.  The giveaway was hosted by Shulie Madnick over at Food Wanderings.  If you've never visited Shulie's lovely blog where she shares both her favorite Mediterranean and Indian inspired recipes, along with mouth watering photographs to boot, I urge you to do so! Back to the book... Immediately after the UPS delivery woman left the book on my doorstep, I opened it right away, … [Read more...]

A is For Amazingly Addictive Artichoke Squares

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Care to join me in an artichoke square??? I've been wanting to share these delectable morsels with you for some time now... I made my first batch last month for the nutrition talk I gave at SiSi and Big Tex's school, and I thought I might have had some leftovers to share with you. No such luck. They were devoured almost immediately. My poor husband didn't even get to try any of the last batch, because SiSi ate the few squares I did have leftover for a snack... I tell you, that girl is ALWAYS hungry :-) I got the idea for … [Read more...]