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Chocolate – Zucchini Porridge

Chocolate – Zucchini Porridge

On cold winter mornings, I crave big bowls of steamy porridge (which, for me, means a variety of grain bowls, including the common oats). This particular recipe was created one morning when I had planned on making chocolate zucchini bread… and realized I was out […]

Blender Banana Pancakes

Blender Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes were a Saturday morning ritual when I was in college. Mark came to visit most Saturdays and we indulged in pancakes together before adventuring off to whatever activities we had planned for the day. These banana pancakes are quick and easy to make—perfect […]

Fluffy Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Fluffy Gluten-Free Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

Friends, today I present to you the best gluten-free waffles you may ever try. No jokes here – this breakfast is the real deal. It is fluffy, perfectly spiced, and easy to make (seriously—your kitchen will not be full of dishes when these are finished!). […]

Blueberry-Coconut Pancakes

Blueberry-Coconut Pancakes

Blueberry-Coconut Pancakes   Save Print Saturday-morning pancakes this week consisted of two of my favorite ingredients: blueberries and coconut. After making coconut yogurt last week, I’d been dreaming up a delicious pancake recipe to pair it with. This sweet, easy, and 100% gluten free recipe […]

Almond-Chai Smoothie Bowl

Almond-Chai Smoothie Bowl

This recipe was inspired by an incredibly delicious almond-chai smoothie that I had in California on my honeymoon back in September. It was thick, creamy and tasted like a chai-tea-latte smothered in almond-butter. Since then, I have dreamed about making my own version of this […]

Banana Brûlée Porridge

Banana Brûlée Porridge

Sunday morning is porridge morning. After a long workout, I crave something hearty and nutritious. In the winter, that comes in the form of porridge. Today, I was wanting something extra decadent, and got creative. This sweet, thick, and protein-packed breakfast was a great way […]

Creamy Coconut Yogurt

Creamy Coconut Yogurt

Creamy Coconut Yogurt   Save Print I love yogurt. Yogurt to me means parfaits, decadent smoothies, waffles (for on top), creamy soups or just simply… yogurt. Now get this – I made yogurt (coconut yogurt to be precise), in my kitchen at home, without any […]

Gluten Free Avocado Toast with Za’atar

Gluten Free Avocado Toast with Za’atar

Gluten Free Avocado Toast with Za’atar   Save Print Who else loves avocado toast? Five years ago I never would have guessed that slicing avocado and perfectly assembling it over toast would become a trendy thing. To be honest though, I can’t get enough of […]

Carrot Cake Porridge

Carrot Cake Porridge

Carrot Cake Porridge   Save Print Surviving winter mornings in Buffalo requires extra warm socks, piping hot coffee, and a cozy breakfast, such as porridge. Porridge is often my go-to on these sorts of mornings. Its easy to whip out a big pot, throw in […]

Fluffy Cashew Pancakes

Fluffy Cashew Pancakes

Fluffy Cashew Pancakes   Save Print Weekend breakfast means pancakes for Mark and I. It is wonderful to indulge in a slightly fancy breakfast on a slow morning. Even though this recipe is easy to whip up, I enjoy taking my time, sipping piping hot […]