Ricotta Toast w/ Edamame, Sesame Oil & Brown Mustard Seeds

Ricotta toast gets an Asian flair with edamame beans, sesame oil & brown mustard seeds. I could do a whole post on edemame beans. They are so nutritious (lots of protein, not so many calories), yummy, versatile, and fun to eat. You might have seen them at your Japanese restaurant, as they’re usually an appetizerRead more

Caramelized Banana Smoothie

Just read the title- need I say more? Well if you’re not convinced yet, let me break it down for you. Imagine some ripe bananas cooking in a bubbly brown sugar and butter mixture, developing its natural sugars and lovely deep caramel flavor. Then imagine those bananas being blended up into a creamy, indulgent smoothie. Are you droolingRead more

Oatmeal with Cardamom Roasted Apples

  Apples tossed in cardamom and maple syrup are roasted until tender and sweet, and served with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. This scrumptious, comforting, and nutritious dish makes waking up on a cold day a little easier. Confession time. Before this post, I totally thought cardamom was spelled with a “U” instead of anRead more

Pineapple Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

A refreshing blend of frozen pineapples and grapefruit juice topped with an assortment of fruits, nuts and seeds. I absolutely love everything that Thanksgiving brings- eating a true abundance of great food, spending time with people you love, and taking time to realize (and verbalize) how much we have to be grateful for (something we allRead more

Matcha Chia Pudding

Chia pudding gets a flavor, health and caffeine boost with the addition of matcha powder. Then it’s topped with greek yogurt, persimmon slices, pomegranate seeds, and chocolate covered cacao nibs to make it extra special! Chia seeds are so interesting. Recently, there was a big hype about chia seeds because of their health benefits. People wereRead more

Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (with caramelized bananas & tahini)

Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with caramelized bananas, tahini, honey, chocolate chips, and granola. This exceptionally comforting dish is healthy and filling enough for the perfect breakfast, but is indulgent enough for dessert! I think I’m late to the tahini party. If you’ve never tried it (or heard of it) before, that’s ok. It’s basically groundRead more

Savory Stuffed French Toast

This is basically a fancied up grilled cheese that gets the french toast treatment. The grilled cheese is extra special because it’s loaded with fig jam, gruyere cheese, pears, and bacon. Then it gets a nice soak in a seasoned egg mixture, and is cooked up in bacon fat for the most satisfying and scrumptiousRead more

Toast with peanut butter and nutella, topped with a variety of delicious things!

Dessert Toast

These fun little pieces of toast are all decked out in Nutella, peanut butter, and an assortment of delectable toppings. With avocado toast and different types of toast being such popular breakfast items, I figure this is the best time to take advantage of it, and eat all the sugar for breakfast! It’s quite simple what youRead more

Kiwi & Berry Quinoa Parfait

Lightly sweetened quinoa layered between a perfectly tart kiwi smoothie and a refreshingly sweet berry smoothie.  The inspiration of this dish came from buying a Costco box of golden kiwis on a whim. They were on sale – what was I supposed to do, just walk passed them? Kiwis are great for so many reasons,Read more

Fruit and yogurt rolled up into the perfect breakfast treat

Fruit Breakfast Burrito

“Breakfast burrito” has a whole new meaning today! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the traditional breakfast burritos that are loaded with scrambled eggs, cheese, beans, chorizo and salsa (or some variation of that) – I think I could eat it every morning and never get sick of it. But I guess we have toRead more